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Jean V. Joseph, M.D., M.B.A.

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Dr Jean Joseph currently serves as W.W. Scott Professor and Chairman of the department of Urology, Professor of Oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Dr Joseph completed his college education at Boston University. He later attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in 1998. He received fellowship training at the University College London in reconstructive urologic surgery. He completed a master class in laparoscopic prostatectomy at the Institute Mutualiste Montsouris (Paris, France). Dr Joseph completed a Master’s in Business Administration in 2004 at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Dr. Joseph's specializes in robotic surgery for urologic diseases, particularly prostate cancer. His research interests have focused on surgical innovation, applications of novel robotic technology, simulation, and patient outcomes. He is a pioneer in the field of robotic surgery, and has served as President of the Society of Urologic Robotic Surgery. He has participated as surgeon for several international live robotic surgery demonstrations, including the first live robotic prostatectomy transmission to the American Urological Association (AUA) in 2010. He has authored numerous medical journal articles on topics related to robotic and minimally invasive surgery.

Dr Joseph has served in a number of leadership positions. He served on the Board of the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is currently an executive board member of the Society of Academic Urologists. He also serves on the Board of the Endourology Society, the Northeastern Section of the American Urological Association as Secretary, and the American Board of Urology as a certifying examiner. He is a graduate of the AUA leadership program, and has served on the AUA content review committee.

Dr Joseph has edited multiple books, authored numerous book chapters, and scientific publications. He has served as course director for a number of courses at the American Urological Association, and World Congress of Endourology annual meetings.




    MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    07/01/2000 - 06/30/2001
    Fellowship in Reconstructive Urology & Genitourinary Cancer Survivorship at The Middlesex Hospital (England)

    09/01/1994 - 06/30/1998
    Residency in Urology at University of Rochester Medical Center

    09/01/1993 - 06/30/1994
    Residency in Surgery (General Surgery) at University of Rochester Medical Center

    09/01/1992 - 06/30/1993
    Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) at University of Rochester Medical Center

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    2007 - 2015
    Boston Scientific Fellowship Grant
    Sponsor: Boston Scientific

    1998 - 1998
    Upstate New York Resident's Day Competition, 1st prize

    1990 - 1991
    Dean's Scholarship Recognition Award
    Location: University of Rochester School of Medicine

    1990 - 1990
    CIBA Community Service Award
    Location: University of Rochester School of Medicine

    1990 - 1990
    National Medical Fellowship/Glaxo AIDS Fellowships
    Location: University of Rochester School of Medicine

    1987 - 1988
    Career Expo Planning Committee Award
    Location: Boston University

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    Journal Articles

    Miyamoto H, Teramoto Y, Numbere N, Wang Y, Joseph JV. "Prostate cancer risk stratification by simple scoring of the current pT3 lesions: A proposal for a new pathologic T-staging system." Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc.. 2024 Jan 22; :100429. Epub 2024 Jan 22.

    Ghazi A, Schuler N, Saba P, Holler T, Steinmetz A, Yuen K, Doersch K, Ellis E, Tabayoyong W, Bloom J, Rashid HH, Kavoussi N, Joseph JV. "Do skills naturally transfer between Multi-Port (MP) and Single-Port (SP) Robotic Platforms? A comparative study in a Simulated Environment." Journal of endourology. 2022 Aug 25; Epub 2022 Aug 25.

    Khalil MI, Chase A, Joseph JV, Ghazi A. "Standard Multi-Port versus Single-Port Robot?Assisted Simple Prostatectomy: A Single Center Initial Experience." Journal of endourology. 2022 May 10; Epub 2022 May 10.

    Books & Chapters

    Book Title: Pelvic Cancer Surgery-Modern Breakthroughs and Future Advances
    Author List: Patel HR, Mould T, Joseph JV, Delaney CP
    Published By: Springer 2015

    Book Title: Simulation in Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery
    Author List: Patel J, Joseph JV
    Published By: Springer 2012

    Book Title: Extraperitoneal Robot Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: Simulating the gold standard
    Author List: Joseph JV. Ghazi A
    Edited By: Mani Menon and Ashok Hemal
    Published By: Springer 2011




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