A, 1991, Biochemical Sciences, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA
MD, 1995, Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
General surgery & urology, UCSF, 1995-2001
Laparoscopic fellowship, UCSF, 2001-2002
Oncology fellowship, UCSF, 2002-2003

Honors & Awards

  • 1987
    Westinghouse Science Talent Search, 7th Place
  • 1991
    Magna cum laude, Harvard College
  • 1995
    Alpha Omega Alpha, Johns Hopkins
  • 1999
    Third Prize, Northern California Urology Residents Seminar
  • 1999
    Pfizer Scholar in Urology
  • 2001
    Joseph F. McCarthy Essay Contest, 3rd Place, Western Section AUA
  • 2002
    Prostate Cancer Research Fellow
  • 2004
    William R. Smart Distinguished Teaching Award (selected by residents)
  • 2005
    Excellence in Direct Teaching, Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF
  • 2006
    Ambrose/Reed Socioeconomic Prize Essay (AUA)
  • 2006
    AUA leadership Program (1 of 16 selected nationally biennially)
  • 2006
    Miley B. Wesson Essay Contest, 2nd Place, AUA

Selected Publications

  1. Wallace A, Porten SP, Lo AA, Oreper D, Lounsbury N, Havnar C, Pechuan-Jorge X, Zill OA, Meng MV. Origins and Timing of Emerging Lesions in Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma. Mol Cancer Res. 2022 06 03; 20(6):909-922.  View on PubMed
  2. Mujal AM, Combes AJ, Rao AA, Binnewies M, Samad B, Tsui J, Boissonnas A, Pollack JL, Argüello RJ, Meng MV, Porten SP, Ruhland MK, Barry KC, Chan V, Krummel MF. Holistic Characterization of Tumor Monocyte-to-Macrophage Differentiation Integrates Distinct Immune Phenotypes in Kidney Cancer. Cancer Immunol Res. 2022 04 01; 10(4):403-419.  View on PubMed
  3. Chou J, Trepka K, Sjöström M, Egusa EA, Chu CE, Zhu J, Chan E, Gibb EA, Badura ML, Contreras-Sanz A, Stohr BA, Meng MV, Pruthi RS, Lotan Y, Black PC, Porten SP, Koshkin VS, Friedlander TW, Feng FY. TROP2 Expression Across Molecular Subtypes of Urothelial Carcinoma and Enfortumab Vedotin-resistant Cells. Eur Urol Oncol. 2022 Feb 22.  View on PubMed
  4. Chappidi MR, Yang H, Meng MV, Bivalacqua TJ, Daneshmand S, Holzbeierlein JM, Kaimakliotis HZ, Konety B, Liao JC, Pohar K, Steinberg GD, Taylor JM, Tyson MD, Willard B, Lotan Y, Porten SP, Kates M. Utility of Blue Light Cystoscopy for Post-bacillus Calmette-Guérin Bladder Cancer Recurrence Detection: Implications for Clinical Trial Recruitment and Study Comparisons. J Urol. 2022 Mar; 207(3):534-540.  View on PubMed
  5. Gore JL, Porten SP, Montgomery JS, Hamilton RJ, Meng MV, Sexton WJ, Psutka SP. Applicant perceptions of virtual interviews for society of urologic oncology fellowships during the COVID-19 pandemic. Urol Oncol. 2021 Jul 08.  View on PubMed
  6. Meng M, Wang XS, Li KY, Deng ZX, Zhang ZZ, Sun YL, Zhang SF, He L, Guo JW. Effects of surface roughness on the time-dependent wear performance of lithium disilicate glass ceramic for dental applications. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2021 09; 121:104638.  View on PubMed
  7. Chappidi MR, Welty C, Choi W, Meng MV, Porten SP. Evaluation of the Cancer of Bladder Risk Assessment (COBRA) Score in the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Bladder Cancer Cohort. Urology. 2021 10; 156:104-109.  View on PubMed
  8. Chu CE, Sjöström M, Egusa EA, Gibb EA, Badura ML, Zhu J, Koshkin VS, Stohr BA, Meng MV, Pruthi RS, Friedlander TW, Lotan Y, Black PC, Porten SP, Feng FY, Chou J. Heterogeneity in NECTIN4 Expression Across Molecular Subtypes of Urothelial Cancer Mediates Sensitivity to Enfortumab Vedotin. Clin Cancer Res. 2021 09 15; 27(18):5123-5130.  View on PubMed
  9. Chan VW, Tan WS, Leow JJ, Tan WP, Ong WLK, Chiu PK, Gurung P, Pirola GM, Orecchia L, Liew MPC, Lee HY, Wang Y, Chen IA, Castellani D, Wroclawski ML, Mayor N, Sathianathen NJ, Braga I, Liu Z, Moon D, Tikkinen K, Kamat A, Meng M, Ficarra V, Giannarini G, Teoh JY. Delayed surgery for localised and metastatic renal cell carcinoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis for the COVID-19 pandemic. World J Urol. 2021 Dec; 39(12):4295-4303.  View on PubMed
  10. Tang S, Meng MV, Slater JB, Gordon JW, Vigneron DB, Stohr BA, Larson PEZ, Wang ZJ. Metabolic imaging with hyperpolarized 13 C pyruvate magnetic resonance imaging in patients with renal tumors-Initial experience. Cancer. 2021 08 01; 127(15):2693-2704.  View on PubMed
  11. Balakrishnan AS, Hampson LA, Bell AM, Baghdanian AH, Baghdanian AA, Meng MV, Odisho AY. Evaluating the impact of surgical supply cost variation during partial nephrectomy on patient outcomes. Transl Androl Urol. 2021 Feb; 10(2):765-774.  View on PubMed
  12. Chu CE, Law L, Zuniga K, Lin TK, Tsourounis C, Rodriguez-Monguio R, Lazar A, Washington SL, Cooperberg MR, Greene KL, Carroll PR, Pruthi RS, Meng MV, Chen LL, Porten SP. Liposomal Bupivacaine Decreases Postoperative Length of Stay and Opioid Use in Patients Undergoing Radical Cystectomy. Urology. 2021 Mar; 149:168-173.  View on PubMed
  13. Washington SL, Gregorich SE, Meng MV, Suskind AM, Porten SP. Race modifies survival benefit of guideline-based treatment: Implications for reducing disparities in muscle invasive bladder cancer. Cancer Med. 2020 11; 9(22):8310-8317.  View on PubMed
  14. de la Calle CM, Washington SL, Lonergan PE, Meng MV, Porten SP. Bladder cancer in patients younger than 40 years: outcomes from the National Cancer Database. World J Urol. 2021 Jun; 39(6):1911-1916.  View on PubMed
  15. Zuniga KB, Washington SL, Porten SP, Meng MV. Correction to: A comparison of stage-specific all-cause mortality between testicular sex cordstromal tumors and germ cell tumors: results from the National Cancer Database. BMC Urol. 2020 07 17; 20(1):103.  View on PubMed
  16. Oh DY, Kwek SS, Raju SS, Li T, McCarthy E, Chow E, Aran D, Ilano A, Pai CS, Rancan C, Allaire K, Burra A, Sun Y, Spitzer MH, Mangul S, Porten S, Meng MV, Friedlander TW, Ye CJ, Fong L. Intratumoral CD4+ T Cells Mediate Anti-tumor Cytotoxicity in Human Bladder Cancer. Cell. 2020 06 25; 181(7):1612-1625.e13.  View on PubMed
  17. Zuniga KB, Washington SL, Porten SP, Meng MV. A comparison of stage-specific all-cause mortality between testicular sex cord stromal tumors and germ cell tumors: results from the National Cancer Database. BMC Urol. 2020 Apr 17; 20(1):40.  View on PubMed
  18. Zuniga KB, Graff RE, Feiger DB, Meng MV, Porten SP, Kenfield SA. Lifestyle and Non-muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer Recurrence, Progression, and Mortality: Available Research and Future Directions. Bladder Cancer. 2020; 6(1):9-23.  View on PubMed
  19. Chu CE, Porten SP, Grossfeld GD, Meng MV. Role of Indoleamine-2,3-Dioxygenase Inhibitors in Salvage Therapy for Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer. Urol Clin North Am. 2020 Feb; 47(1):111-118.  View on PubMed
  20. Synold TW, Plets M, Tangen CM, Heath EI, Palapattu GS, Mack PC, Stein MN, Meng MV, Lara P, Vogelzang NJ, Thompson IM, Ryan CW. Everolimus Exposure as a Predictor of Toxicity in Renal Cell Cancer Patients in the Adjuvant Setting: Results of a Pharmacokinetic Analysis for SWOG S0931 (EVEREST), a Phase III Study (NCT01120249). Kidney Cancer. 2019 Aug 07; 3(2):111-118.  View on PubMed

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