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Ahmed Ghazi, M.D., M.Sc.

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Appointment: (585) 424-6490

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Cancer, Surgery, Urology


I am a believer of new modalities, such as robotic technology and other minimally invasive techniques, that provide the most recent and efficient treatment options for my patients. Rapid recovery is one of my main concerns – and I feel that personalized patient care is fundamental in the management and convalescence of my patients.

Since I have always believed that a well-informed patient is the best patient, I educate my patients on the benefits, risks and potential consequences of their procedure. I also collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of experts to provide the best possible care.

Training under the supervision of various pioneers in the field of minimally invasive urology has widened my scope of practice, especially in dealing with difficult cases. I peruse clinical research and stay up to date with innovative techniques that are proven to improve patient outcomes.

Conditions I Treat

- Prostate cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Ureteral cancer
- Kidney cancer

Professional Background

Dr Ghazi received his MD degree from Cairo University in Egypt in 2000, where he also completed his surgery training and Urology residency 2001-2005. After serving as Faculty for 2 years at the University Hospitals, he started a series of worldwide fellowships in state of the art minimal invasive Urological surgery. He completed a laparoscopic fellowship in Paris, France in 2008 under the supervision of Professor Claude Abbou MD (one of the modern founders and prominent laparoscopic surgeons, who revolutionized the laparoscopic technique for extraperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy for treatment of prostate cancer). He then completed a second laparoscopic fellowship in Austria in 2009 under the supervision of Professor Gunter Janetschek MD who specialized in the laparoscopic approach for selective removal of kidney tumors, leaving the remaining kidney intact and functioning. He also introduced the laparoscopic approach for retroperitoneal lymph node dissection in the treatment of testicular cancer evading a large midline incision. During his stay in Europe he received the European Board of Urology. He completed his training at the University of Rochester, New York with a 2 year fellowship in the robotic treatment of various urologic cancers. He joined the staff at the Urology department, University of Rochester in 2012. Dr. Ghazi specializes in the diagnosis and minimal invasive treatment of cancers of the prostate, bladder, kidney, testicle, and other genitourinary organs as well as minimal invasive treatment of various stones of the urinary tract.



MB Bchir | Ain Shams University

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

05/25/2010 - 06/30/2012
Fellowship in Surgery at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

07/01/2008 - 05/14/2009
Fellowship in at Krankenhaus Der Elisabethinen, Linz

02/01/2008 - 04/30/2008
Fellowship in at Hopital Hendri Mondor

01/29/2006 - 7/1/2008
Fellowship in at Ain Shams University

04/17/2002 - 04/16/2005
Residency in Urology at Ain Shams University

03/1/2001 - 02/28/2002
Internship in at Ain Shams University

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George W. Corner Deans Teaching fellowship
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Location: Rochester, New York

Resident Educator of the Year
Sponsor: University of Rochester, Department of Urology
Location: Rochester, New York


Journal Articles

Gurung PMS, Campbell T, Wang B, Joseph JV, Ghazi AE. "Accelerated Skills Acquisition Protocol (ASAP) in optimizing robotic surgical simulation training: a prospective randomized study." World journal of urology.. 2019 Jun 29; Epub 2019 Jun 29.

Weiss MY, Melnyk R, Mix D, Ghazi A, Vates GE, Stone JJ. "Design and Validation of a Cervical Laminectomy Simulator using 3D Printing and Hydrogel Phantoms." Operative neurosurgery.. 2019 Jun 3; Epub 2019 Jun 03.

Collins JW, Levy J, Stefanidis D, Gallagher A, Coleman M, Cecil T, Ericsson A, Mottrie A, Wiklund P, Ahmed K, Pratschke J, Casali G, Ghazi A, Gomez M, Hung A, Arnold A, Dunning J, Martino M, Vaz C, Friedman E, Baste JM, Bergamaschi R, Feins R, Earle D, Pusic M, Montgomery O, Pugh C, Satava RM. "Utilising the Delphi Process to Develop a Proficiency-based Progression Train-the-trainer Course for Robotic Surgery Training." European urology.. 2019 May 0; 75(5):775-785. Epub 2019 Jan 19.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: The Extraperitoneal Approach
Book Title: Robotic Urologic Surgery (2nd Edition)
Author List: Jean Joseph & Ahmed Ghazi
Edited By: Vipul R Patel
Published By: Springer 2012 in New York

Chapter Title: Anatomical aspects of extra and retroperitoneal space
Book Title: Retroperitoneal Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery
Author List: Ahmed Ghazi & Jean Joseph
Published By: Springer 2011

Chapter Title: Upper Tract Retroperitoneal Access Techniques
Book Title: Retroperitoneal Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery
Author List: Ahmed Ghazi & Jean Joseph
Published By: Springer 2011




Ahmed E. Ghazi, M.D., M.Sc. - UR Medicine Urology