Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Costas Lallas, MD, FACS, is Professor and Vice Chair of Urology at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. His clinical practice is in urologic oncology, focusing on minimally invasive (robotic surgery, laparoscopy) techniques. He is a member of multidisciplinary management teams in urologic oncology and renal transplantation at TJUH. He serves as the Director of Robotic Surgery and the Director of Surgical Simulation for TJU and TJUH.
Dr. Lallas has dedicated much of his career at Jefferson toward education. He currently holds leadership positions in both UME and GME realms, serving as the Director of medical student education, the associate program director for the urology residency, and the Co-Director for the Endourology Society-recognized fellowship in minimally invasive urologic oncology. He was responsible for creating the urology courses of study for the new case-based undergraduate medical school curriculum at SKMC, JeffMD, which initiated in July, 2017.
Clinically, he has focused his early career on the minimally-invasive surgical management of urologic malignancies. He performed the first robotic surgery at Jefferson and has served as the Director of Robotic Surgery for the institution since 2005. He has also served as the Co-Director of the Small Renal Mass Clinic in the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center since its incipience in 2009. Finally, he has served as the urology liaison to the renal transplantation team at Jefferson since 2005, performing laparoscopic donor nephrectomies, managing the outpatient transplant candidates and recipients, and participating in the weekly renal transplant interdisciplinary selection meetings.
Dr. Lallas completed his undergraduate studies at Duke University, his medical degree at Sidney Kimmel (Jefferson) Medical College, internship and residency in urology at Duke, and a fellowship in minimally invasive urologic oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. His research interests include curriculum development for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate surgical education.