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

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2838

Office: (585) 756-5469

Fax: (585) 756-5457

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Patient Care Settings

Cancer, Surgery, Urology


Dr. Joseph received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Boston University in 1988 and Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1992. Dr. Joseph completed his Residency in Urologic Surgery at the University of Rochester/ Strong Memorial Hospital in 1998. He completed his fellowship training in reconstructive urologic surgery at the University College London in England in 2000, and completed a Master Class in laparoscopic prostatectomy in Paris in 2001. Dr. Joseph also earned his Masters in Business Administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2004.

Dr. Joseph's specializes in robotic surgery for urologic diseases, particularly prostate cancer. His areas of clinical and research interests have been on improving outcomes of men treated surgically for prostate cancer. He is known nationally and internationally for his work in this area. He is a pioneer in the field of robotic surgery, and recently served as President of the Society of Urologic Robotic Surgery. He has authored numerous medical journal articles on topics related to robotic and minimally invasive surgery. He serves as editor for "Doctor's advice" a patient oriented magazine focused on preventative health. He is a board-certified urologic surgeon. He is Professor of Urology and Oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, where he also serves as director of the Center for Robotic Surgery.



  • Urology - American Board of Urology


MD | Univ. of Rochester School of Medicine and 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 at University of Rochester Medical Center

09/01/1992 - 06/30/1993
Internship in 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

Khalil MI, Joseph JV. "Extraperitoneal Single-Port Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy." Journal of endourology. 2021 Sep 0; 35(S2):S100-S105.

Melnyk R, Saba P, Holler T, Cameron K, Mithal P, Rappold P, Wu G, Cubillos J, Rashid H, Joseph JV, Ghazi AE. "Design and Implementation of an Emergency Undocking Curriculum for Robotic Surgery." Simulation in healthcare : journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.. 2021 Aug 11; Epub 2021 Aug 11.

Gurung P, Melnyk R, Holler T, Oppenhimer D, Witthaus M, Rashid HH, Frye T, Wu G, Joseph JV, Ghazi A. "Application of IRIS™ 3D anatomical models as preoperative surgical planning tools in the management of localized renal masses." Journal of endourology. 2021 Jan 15; Epub 2021 Jan 15.

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 Laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic Surgery
Author List: Joseph JV, Patel H
Published By: Springer 2011




Jean V. Joseph, M.D., M.B.A., UR Medicine Urology


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