Dr. Messing received his MD degree from New York University in 1972, did his surgery training at NYU-Bellevue Hospital in New York 1972-1974, and his Urology Residency at Stanford University 1974-1978. After 2 years on the faculty at Tulane University, he completed a fellowship in Urologic Oncology at UCLA in 1982. He was on the faculty of the Division of Urology at the University of Wisconsin from 1982-1995, being Director of their Urologic Oncology Program for the last 10 years. He assumed his current
position at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in September 1995. Dr. Messing is a renowned expert in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the prostate, bladder, kidney, testicle, penis and other genitourinary organs, carries on extensive research in the basic biology of bladder and prostate cancers, and has been the principal investigator on numerous clinical studies for the detection, prevention and
treatment of genitourinary cancers.
Patient Care Bio
As Chairman of the Department of Urology, Dr. Messing believes that he should lead by example. He is a busy clinician and a renowned surgeon for urologic cancers and related diseases. Equally important is that to Dr. Messing research and education are integral parts of the practice of medicine and are necessary to provide patients with the best possible care. While teaching and research themselves take much of his effort and time, they allow him to bring to his care of patients the most modern and innovative – yet data-driven approaches. His broad range of research interests (he has been an NIH funded investigator for over 25 years) range from basic science investigations into the molecular underpinnings of cancers of the bladder, kidney and prostate, to translational research which has adopted laboratory findings and has brought them to the care of patients, to carrying out large scale studies on screening for these cancers.
Furthermore, he has designed and conducted large clinical trials on the prevention and treatment of these malignancies. His work is often quoted in medical publications, and he is frequently asked to be a visiting professor at other research and educational institutions.
|Presidential Citation Award | American Urological Association | San Diego, California
|2013 Best of Posters Award - AUA - 2013 Annual Meeting | American Urological Association | San Diego, California
|2012 Best of Posters Award – AUA – 2012 Annual Meeting | American Urological Association | Atlanta, Georgia
|2010 Best of Posters Award - AUA - 2010 Annual Meeting | American Urological Association | San Francisco, California
||2010 - Present
|Fellow | American College of Surgeons
||1986 - Present
|Sigma Xi | The Scientific Research Society
||1985 - Present
|Junior Faculty Clinical Fellow | American Cancer Society
||1984 - 1986
|Alpha Omega Alpha | New York University - School of Medicine
||1972 - Present
|Phil Beta Kappa | University of Chicago
||1968 - Present