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Department of Urology

Trushar Patel, MD

Trushar Patel, MD

Robotic Surgical Oncology Fellow, Department of Urology

Resident, Department of Urology

Intern, General Surgery

Residency Program Director, Urology

Director of Robotic Urologic Surgery, Usf

Contact Info Department of Urology
2 Tampa General Circle, STC6
Tampa FL 33606

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Academic Phone:(813) 974-2201

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  • MD, Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, 2006
  • BS, Chemistry, New York University, 2002

Academic Philosophy

"His clinical focus includes robotic procedures for both benign and malignant conditions of the ureter, kidney, bladder and prostate."

Research Interests

  • His major research interests include clinical outcomes after surgery for urological malignancies, technology utilization, and surgical curriculum development


  • Executive Board Member (Florida Urologic Society, 2018 - Present)
  • President (Tampa Bay Urologic Society, 2018 - Present)
  • Member (Southeast section of AUA, 2015 - Present)
  • Member (Indian American Urological Association, 2014 - Present)
  • Member (Endourology Society, 2013 - Present)
  • Member (American Urological Association, 2006 - Present)
  • Member (AOA, 2006 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Antar A, Boyle A, Lockhart JL, Patel T. Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Partial Cystectomy as Treatment for Pseudosarcomatous Fibromyxoid Tumor of the Bladder. Urology case reports. 12: 56-58, 2017.
  • Antar A, Boyle A, Patel T. Angiomyolipoma of the Adrenal Gland: A Case Presentation and a Review of Adrenal Lipomatous Tumors. Urology case reports. 12: 59-61, 2017.
  • Baumgarten AS, Shah BB, Patel TB, Wiegand LR. Robotic Ileal Interposition for Radiation-induced Ureteral Stricture Disease. Urology. , 2017.
  • Pagano MJ, Whalen MJ, Paulucci DJ, Reddy BN, Matulay JT, Rothberg M, Scarberry K, Patel T, Shapiro EY, RoyChoudhury A, McKiernan J, Benson MC, Badani KK. Predictors of biochemical recurrence in pT3b prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy without adjuvant radiotherapy. The Prostate. 76(2) : 226-34, 2016.
  • Badani KK, Rothberg MB, Bergman A, Silva MV, Shapiro EY, Nieder A, Patel T, Bhandari A. Robot-assisted nephroureterectomy and bladder cuff excision without patient or robot repositioning: description of modified port placement and technique. Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A. 24(9) : 647-50, 2014.
  • Berg WT, Shapiro EY, Rothberg MB, Bergman A, Scarberry K, Wambi C, Patel T, Badani KK. Baseline Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels in Men Undergoing Radical Prostatectomy: Is There An Association With Adverse Pathologic Features? Clinical genitourinary cancer. , 2014.
  • Weinberg AC, Woldu SL, Bergman A, Roychoudhury A, Patel T, Berg W, Wambi C, Badani KK. Dorsal penile nerve block for robot-assisted radical prostatectomy catheter related pain: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. SpringerPlus. 3: 181, 2014.
  • Woldu SL, Patel T, Shapiro EY, Bergman AM, Badani KK. Outcomes with delayed dorsal vein complex ligation during robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy. The Canadian journal of urology. 20(6) : 7079-83, 2013.
  • Patel T1, Wambi CC, Berg W, Inusa MD, Menon M, Badani K. Prostate cancer disease characteristics for foreign-born South Asian men living in the United States. Indian J Cancer. 50(3) : 159-163, 2013.
  • Wambi CO, Patel T, Shapiro EY, Tal O, Hruby GW, Berg WT, Benson MC, Badani KK. Findings of routine apical margin biopsy during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy. Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A. 23(6) : 511-5, 2013.
  • Badani KK, Shapiro EY, Berg WT, Kaufman S, Bergman A, Wambi C, Roychoudhury A, Patel T. A Pilot Study of Laparoscopic Doppler Ultrasound Probe to Map Arterial Vascular Flow within the Neurovascular Bundle during Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy. Prostate cancer. 2013: 810715, 2013.
  • Badalato GM, Gaya JM, Hruby G, Patel T, Kates M, Sadeghi N, Benson MC, McKiernan JM. Immediate radical cystectomy vs conservative management for high grade cT1 bladder cancer: is there a survival difference? BJU international. 110(10) : 1471-7, 2012.
  • Badalato G, Patel T, Hruby G, McKiernan J. Does the presence of muscularis propria on transurethral resection of bladder tumour specimens affect the rate of upstaging in cT1 bladder cancer? BJU international. 108(8) : 1292-6, 2011.
  • Patel T, Kirby W, Hruby G, Benson MC, McKiernan JM, Badani K. Heparin prophylaxis and the risk of venous thromboembolism after robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy. BJU international. 108(5) : 729-32, 2011.
  • Patel T, Kellner CP, Katsumi H, Gupta M. Efficacy of endopyelotomy in patients with secondary ureteropelvic junction obstruction. Journal of endourology / Endourological Society. 25(4) : 587-91, 2011.
  • Patel T, Pitman M, McKiernan JM. Bladder cancer: a review of clinical management and prognostic factors. Minerva urologica e nefrologica = The Italian journal of urology and nephrology. 62(4) : 377-86, 2010.
  • Patel T, Hruby G, Badani K, Abate-Shen C, McKiernan JM. Clinical outcomes after radical prostatectomy in diabetic patients treated with metformin. Urology. 76(5) : 1240-4, 2010.
  • Woldu SL, Barlow LJ, Patel T, Hruby GW, Benson MC, McKiernan JM. Single institutional experience with nephron-sparing surgery for pathologic stage T3bNxM0 renal cell carcinoma confined to the renal vein. Urology. 76(3) : 639-42, 2010.
  • Gupta M, Patel T, Xavier K, Maruffo F, Lehman D, Walsh R, Landman J. Prospective randomized evaluation of periureteral botulinum toxin type A injection for ureteral stent pain reduction. The Journal of urology. 183(2) : 598-602, 2010.
  • Seager CM, Puzio-Kuter AM, Patel T, Jain S, Cordon-Cardo C, Mc Kiernan J, Abate-Shen C. Intravesical delivery of rapamycin suppresses tumorigenesis in a mouse model of progressive bladder cancer. Cancer prevention research (Philadelphia, Pa.). 2(12) : 1008-14, 2009.
  • Patel T, Kozakowski K, Hruby G, Gupta M. Skin to stone distance is an independent predictor of stone-free status following shockwave lithotripsy. Journal of endourology / Endourological Society. 23(9) : 1383-5, 2009.
  • Lowe FC, Patel T. Complementary and alternative medicine in urology: what we need to know in 2008. BJU international. 102(4) : 422-4, 2008.
  • Badalato GM, Shapiro E, Rothberg MB, Bergman A, RoyChoudhury A, Korets R, Patel T, Badani KK. The da vinci robot system eliminates multispecialty surgical trainees'' hand dominance in open and robotic surgical settings. JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. 18(3)
  • Patel T. Editorial comment: Laparoscopic single port cystolithotomy using pneumovesicum International braz j urol : official journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology. 42(5)

Positions Held

  • Robotic Surgical Oncology Fellow (Department of Urology, Columbia University Medical Center 2012 - 2013)
  • Resident (Department of Urology, Columbia University Medical Center 2007 - 2012)
  • Intern (General Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center 2006 - 2007)


  • Video Reviewer of the year (Brazilian Journal of Urology - 2018)
  • Member (Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society - 2006)
  • The Ferdinand C. Valentine Student Research Grant in Urology (New York Academy of Medicine - 2005)