Anobel Odisho, MPH, MD

Urologic cancer surgeon

Dr. Anobel Odisho is a urologic surgeon who specializes in cancers of the genital and urinary organs, including prostate, bladder and testicular cancer. In addition to traditional surgery, he uses robotic, laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques. He believes in partnering with his patients on decision making as they explore treatment options, and he uses interactive educational tools to enhance their care.

An award-winning speaker and researcher, Odisho studies how to incorporate novel technologies into established treatments to improve care for patients with kidney cancer. He also studies trends and patterns of delivering kidney cancer care. He has written extensively on his research findings.

Odisho earned his medical degree at UCSF, followed by a master of public health degree at the University of California, Berkeley. He then completed a residency in urologic surgery at UCSF and a fellowship in urologic oncology at the University of Washington. He is a member of the American Urological Association and Society of Urologic Oncology.

In his free time, Odisho is an avid photographer.

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

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Additional Languages

Assyrian

Education

UCSF 2009
UC Berkeley, MPH 2014

Residencies

UCSF, Urologic Surgery 2015

Fellowships

University of Washington, Urologic Oncology 2017

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Hampson LA, Radadia KD, Odisho AY, McAninch JW, Breyer BN. Conservative Management of High-grade Renal Trauma Does Not Lead to Prolonged Hospital Stay. Urology. 2018 Apr 02.
  2. Macleod LC, Odisho AY, Tykodi SS, Holt SK, Harper JD, Gore JL. Comparative Effectiveness of Initial Surgery vs Initial Systemic Therapy for Metastatic Kidney Cancer in the Targeted Therapy Era: Analysis of a Population-based Cohort. Urology. 2018 Mar; 113:146-152.
  3. Odisho AY, Gore JL. Improving Quality in Renal Cell Carcinoma Care: Bridging the Gap Between Measurement and Meaning. Eur Urol. 2017 Sep; 72(3):387-388.
  4. Filippou P, Odisho A, Ramaswamy K, Usawachintachit M, Hu W, Li J, Chi T. Using an abdominal phantom to teach urology residentes ultrasound-guided percutaneous needle placement. Int Braz J Urol. 2016 Jul-Aug; 42(4):717-26.
  5. Odisho AY, Rabban JT, Meng MV. Development of CNS-type Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor in Metastatic Testicular Mixed Germ Cell Tumor. Urol Case Rep. 2016 May; 6:7-8.
  6. Cary C, Odisho AY, Cooperberg MR. Variation in prostate cancer treatment associated with population density of the county of residence. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2016 06; 19(2):174-9.
  7. Yao N, Foltz SM, Odisho AY, Wheeler DC. Geographic analysis of urologist density and prostate cancer mortality in the United States. PLoS One. 2015; 10(6):e0131578.
  8. Cary KC, Punnen S, Odisho AY, Litwin MS, Saigal CS, Cooperberg MR. Nationally representative trends and geographic variation in treatment of localized prostate cancer: the Urologic Diseases in America project. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2015 Jun; 18(2):149-54.
  9. Odisho AY. Editorial comment. J Urol. 2015 May; 193(5):1613.
  10. Odisho AY, Nangia AK, Katz PP, Smith JF. Temporal and geospatial trends in male factor infertility with assisted reproductive technology in the United States from 1999-2010. Fertil Steril. 2014 Aug; 102(2):469-75.
  11. Porten SP, Smith A, Odisho AY, Litwin MS, Saigal CS, Carroll PR, Cooperberg MR. Updated trends in imaging use in men diagnosed with prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2014 Sep; 17(3):246-51.
  12. Odisho AY, Hampson LA, Lue TF. Innovative surgical techniques for managing Peyronie's disease: a video presentation. Transl Androl Urol. 2013 Dec; 2(4):312-5.
  13. Wu AK, Odisho AY, Washington SL, Katz PP, Smith JF. Out-of-pocket fertility patient expense: data from a multicenter prospective infertility cohort. J Urol. 2014 Feb; 191(2):427-32.
  14. Odisho AY, Washington SL, Meng MV, Cowan JE, Simko JP, Carroll PR. Benign prostate glandular tissue at radical prostatectomy surgical margins. Urology. 2013 Jul; 82(1):154-9.
  15. Blaschko SD, Weiss DA, Odisho AY, Greene KL, Cooperberg MR. Proximal bulbar periurethral abscess. Int Braz J Urol. 2013 Jan-Feb; 39(1):137-8.
  16. Odisho AY, Berry AB, Ahmad AE, Cooperberg MR, Carroll PR, Konety BR. Reply to Jai Prakash, Apul Goel and Manish Garg's Letter to the Editor re: Anobel Y. Odisho, Anna B. Berry, Ardalan E. Ahmad, Matthew R. Cooperberg, Peter R. Carroll, Badrinath R. Konety. Reflex ImmunoCyt Testing for the Diagnosis of Bladder Cancer in Patients with Atypical Urine Cytology. Eur Urol. In press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eururo.2012.04.019. Eur Urol. 2012 Nov; 62(5):e88.
  17. Odisho AY, Berry AB, Ahmad AE, Cooperberg MR, Carroll PR, Konety BR. Reflex ImmunoCyt testing for the diagnosis of bladder cancer in patients with atypical urine cytology. Eur Urol. 2013 May; 63(5):936-40.
  18. Aaronson DS, Odisho AY, Hills N, Cress R, Carroll PR, Dudley RA, Cooperberg MR. Proton beam therapy and treatment for localized prostate cancer: if you build it, they will come. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Feb 13; 172(3):280-3.
  19. Cooperberg MR, Odisho AY, Carroll PR. Outcomes for radical prostatectomy: is it the singer, the song, or both? J Clin Oncol. 2012 Feb 10; 30(5):476-8.
  20. Porten SP, Richardson DA, Odisho AY, McAninch JW, Carroll PR, Cooperberg MR. Disproportionate presentation of high risk prostate cancer in a safety net health system. J Urol. 2010 Nov; 184(5):1931-6.

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