Seth Paul LernerDirector, Professor | Houston, Texas
Seth P. Lerner, MD, is Professor of Urology and holds the Beth and Dave Swalm Chair in Urologic Oncology, in the Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine. He is Director of Urologic Oncology and the Multidisciplinary Bladder Cancer Program and Faculty Group Practice Medical Director for the Urology Clinic. He earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, completed a surgical internship at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, and returned to Baylor for his residency training.
He completed a two-year fellowship at the University of Southern California in urologic oncology and reconstructive surgery under Peter Jones and Don Skinner before returning to join the full-time Baylor faculty in 1992. His clinical practice and educations and research activities are devoted to urologic oncology and particularly lower and upper tract urothelial cancer.
Dr. Lerner is author of more than 170 peer-reviewed articles, and co-editor of the just released third edition of the textbook Bladder Cancer. He is co-founding editor of the new journal Bladder Cancer. He established and directs the multi-disciplinary Bladder Cancer Research Program at Baylor, and his research interests include use of selective estrogen receptor modulators for treatment of bladder cancer, gene therapy, targeted molecular therapeutics, and outcomes of radical cystectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy.
He has 23 years experience as a clinical investigator for both NCI and industry funded clinical trials. He is the PI of the ongoing SWOG NCI Phase III trial comparing extended vs. standard pelvic lymphadenectomy at time of radical cystectomy for muscle invasive bladder cancer.