Dr. Vadim S. Koshkin is a genitourinary oncologist who specializes in caring for adults with bladder, prostate, kidney and testicular cancers. His personal enthusiasm for travel informs his approach to care, as he likes to hear about where his patients come from in order to better understand who they are.
In his research, Koshkin designs and carries out clinical trials of treatments for bladder and prostate cancers. He has a particular focus on the role of immunotherapy, or treatments that stimulate a patient's own immune system to help fight cancer. He also studies targeted treatments that are aimed against specific mutations in the DNA of tumor cells, which make these tumors more vulnerable to particular drugs. This allows for the delivery of personalized treatment based on individual characteristics of patients and their tumors.
After earning his medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Koshkin completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Michigan. He then completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the Cleveland Clinic. He belongs to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Association for Cancer Research and Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.
A history and trivia buff, Koshkin loves to read. He also follows soccer and Chicago sports teams in his free time.
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 2012
University of Michigan, Internal Medicine, 2015
Cleveland Clinic, Hematology/Oncology, 2018
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine