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

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Appointment: (585) 275-2838

Office: (585) 756-5469

Fax: (585) 756-5457

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Cancer, Hospital Medicine, Surgery, Urology


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.



  • Urology - American Board of Urology


MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

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.

Khalil MI, Joseph JV. "Extraperitoneal Single-Port Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy." Journal of endourology. 2021 Sep; 35(S2):S100-S105.

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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