Leonard Gomella

Thomas Jefferson University

Leonard G. Gomella, M.D., F.A.C.S. (Program Co-Chair)

Dr. Leonard Gomella is the Bernard W. Godwin, Jr. Professor of Prostate Cancer and Chairman of the Department of Urology at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College. After general surgery and Urology training at the University of Kentucky he completed a fellowship in the Surgery Branch of the National Cancer Institute. He joined the Jefferson faculty in 1988 and was appointed Chair in 2002. He serves as Senior Director for Clinical Affairs for the Sidney Kimmel Cancer at Jefferson, Clinical Director of the SKCC Network and Urology Chair for NRG. He is currently Immediate Past President of the Society of Urologic Oncology. Dr. Gomella is involved in translational basic science and clinical research in the development of new diagnostic techniques and treatments for prostate and bladder cancer through the SKCC as Co-Leader of the Biology of Prostate Cancer Program. He led the team that published the first molecular studies of circulating micro metastasis in prostate cancer detected by RT-PCR. He has given over 500 presentations nationally and internationally and written over 400 papers, chapters and monographs. He is a consultant to over 2 dozen journals in the field of urology and oncology and in 2010 became Editor-in-Chief of the “Canadian Journal of Urology”. Dr. Gomella has also authored and edited 63 editions of 17 different books for medical students, residents, and practicing physicians and co authored the first book dedicated to prostate cancer for the general public "Recovering From Prostate Cancer" in 1993. In 2015 he received a “Distinguished Contribution Award” from the AUA and Jefferson honored him with the “Jefferson Achievement Award in Medicine”.

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