Ben J. Davies

University of Pittsburgh

Benjamin Davies, MD, is an Associate Professor of Urology at the University of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine. He is the Chief of the Urology Section at the Shadyside/Hillman Cancer Center, and also the Director of the Urologic Oncology Program. Dr. Davies graduated from Columbia College with a degree in European History followed by obtaining a medical degree at Mount Sinai Medical School in New York City. Following surgical and urologic residencies at the University of Pittsburgh he did a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in Urologic Oncology at the University of California, San Francisco.

Since that time, Dr. Davies has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles centering on prostate cancer outcomes and basic science research in genomics. His clinical practice is focused on robotic prostatectomies, bladder cancer surgery including male/female neobladder reconstruction, kidney cancer surgery including robotic partial nephrectomies, and testicular cancer surgery. Additionally, Dr. Davies recently started a MRI Fusion program which is a new method of diagnosing potential prostate cancer patients.

Dr. Davies was recenty appointed to a faculty position in the Center for Pharmaceutical Policy in the Health Policy Institute. His interests have focused on drug shortages and pharmaceutical availability for patients. He has a long-standing interest in behavioral economics within the pharmaceutical industry. His work has been in the New England Journal of Medicine and elsewhere.

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