Ashish M. KamatMD, MBBS, FACS
Dr Ashish M. Kamat is a Professor (Tenure) of Urology and Director of Urologic Oncology Fellowship at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and a graduate of the AUA Leadership Program. Dr Kamat’s expertise is in multidisciplinary management of urologic cancers with an emphasis bladder and prostate cancer, organ sparing therapies, minimally invasive techniques, and orthotopic bladder substitution (neobladder).
While he is a busy surgeon, he maintains an active research portfolio to improve the care of patients. Dr Kamat’s efforts are directed towards identifying predictors of response to therapy - especially immunotherapy - as a first step towards personalized cancer therapeutics. A major focus of his laboratory research is to develop novel treatments for bladder cancer and identify resistance mechanisms and ways to overcome them. He serves as project PI on the MD Anderson Cancer Center GU (Bladder) SPORE.