Edward M. Messing, M.D.

Edward M. Messing, M.D.

Contact Information

Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-8762

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Professional Bio

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

I chose this field because half of all cancers in men – and almost 20% in women – arise in urologic organs and are treated by urologists. Specializing in urologic oncology is a way of helping many people.



Since I believe that an informed patient makes the wisest decisions regarding treatment, I spend much time educating my patients about their disease and options for treatment. My approach to patient care is individualized, both in terms of treatments offered and recommended, and in terms of the patient's and his or her family's goals. Treating bladder, kidney, prostate and testicular cancer are among my areas of expertise. I also hold several research grants and patents related to the field of urologic cancer.

Conditions I Treat:

- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Adrenal cancer
- Penile cancer
- Scrotal cancer
- Ureteral cancer
- Urethral cancer

Awards & Honors (National)

Presidential Citation Award | American Urological Association | San Diego, California 2013
2013 Best of Posters Award - AUA - 2013 Annual Meeting | American Urological Association | San Diego, California 2013
2012 Best of Posters Award – AUA – 2012 Annual Meeting | American Urological Association | Atlanta, Georgia 2012
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

Awards & Honors (Local)

Davey Award | James P. WIlmot Cancer Center | University of Rochester Medical Center 2009
CaP Cure Award | Best Clinical Research on Prostate Cancer 1999 - 1999
First Prize for Clinical Research and the Bill Smart Award for Best Clinical Paper (Interstitial Cystitis) | Northern California Urology Residents Seminar - Stanford, CA 1977 - 1977
Second Prize for Case Reports (Renal Arteriovenous Fistulas) | Northern California Urology Residents Seminar - Davis, CA 1975 - 1975
The Samuel Soifer Memorial Award for Outstanding Work in Urology - 1972 | New York University - School of Medicine 1972 - 1972

Patents

Indocyanine Green Near Infrared Fluorescence Intraoperative Imaging of Renal Cortical Tumors Facilitates Radical And Partial Nephrectomy Procedures

United States Serial NO.: 11/836,737
Filed Date: August 9, 2007
Title: Intraoperative Imaging of Renal Cortical Tumors and Cysts
Invented by: Dragan Golijanin, Ronald Wood, Edward Messing
Indocyanine Green Near Infrared Fluorescence Intraoperative Imaging of Renal Cortical Tumors Facilitates Radical And Partial Nephrectomy Procedures

United States Serial NO.:
Filed Date: January 1, 1899
Title: Intraoperative Imaging of Renal Cortical Tumors and Cysts
Invented by: Dragan Golijanin, Ronald Wood, Edward Messing
Indocyanine Green Near Infrared Fluorescence Intraoperative Imaging of Renal Cortical Tumors Facilitates Radical And Partial Nephrectomy Procedures

United States Serial NO.: 14/732,721
Filed Date: June 8, 2015
Title: Intraoperative Imaging of Renal Cortical Tumors and Cysts
Invented by: Dragan Golijanin, Ronald Wood, Edward Messing
Intraopertive Sentinel Lymph Node (SLN) Detection Using Near Infrared Fluorescense (NIRF) after Intravesical Indocyanine Green (ICG) Administration in Patients with Bladder Cancer

United States Serial NO.: 11/775,037
Filed Date: July 9, 2007
Title: Pre- and Intra-Operative Imaging of Bladder Cancer
Invented by: Dragan Golijanin, Edward Messing, Aimee Johnson Henry, Jay Reeder, Ronald Wood

Current Appointments

Chair - Department of Urology (SMD) - Primary Administrative
Winfield W. Scott Chair in Urology - Department of Urology (SMD)
Professor - Department of Urology (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Cancer Center
Professor - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SMD)

Specialties

Urology - American Board of Urology

Education

MD | Medicine | New York Univ Sch Medicine1972
AB | Biology | University of Chicago1968

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Urology at Stanford University School of Medicine09/01/1974 - 06/30/1978
Residency in Surgery at Bellevue Hospital Center09/01/1973 - 06/30/1974
Internship in Surgery at Bellevue Hospital Center09/01/1972 - 06/30/1973