BA, 1988, Stanford University, Economics
BS, 1988, Stanford University, Biology
MD, 1992, Duke University, Durham, NC
Residency, 1992-1994, General Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Residency, 1994-1998, Urologic Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Masters of Health Administration, 2017, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Honors & Awards

  • 2018, 2016, 2015
    UNC Health Care and Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence
  • 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011-2012, 2007-2008, 2006-2007, 2005-2006, 2004-2005, 2003-04
    "Best Doctors in America"
  • 2012, 2010-2011
    Castle and Connolly's "America's Top Doctors"
  • 2011-2012
    Faculty Teaching Award ("Attending of the Year"), Division of Urologic Surgery
  • 2010-2011
    America's Top Doctors for Cancer
  • 2010
    "Best Doctors in North Carolina"

Selected Publications

  1. de Kouchkovsky I, Zhang L, Philip EJ, Wright F, Kim DM, Natesan D, Kwon D, Ho H, Ho S, Chan E, Porten SP, Wong AC, Desai A, Huang FW, Chou J, Oh DY, Pruthi RS, Fong L, Small EJ, Friedlander TW, Koshkin V TERT promoter mutations and other prognostic factors in patients with advanced urothelial carcinoma treated with an immune checkpoint inhibitor.  View on PubMed
  2. McMahon S, Basak R, Zhou X, Smith AB, Song L, Pruthi RS, Wallen EM, Nielsen ME, Tan HJ Patient-reported Health Status, Comorbidity Burden, and Prostate Cancer Treatment.  View on PubMed
  3. 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 post-operative length of stay and opioid use in patients undergoing radical cystectomy.  View on PubMed
  4. Lee A, Namiri N, Rios N, Enriquez A, Hampson LA, Pruthi RS, Breyer BN Dedicated Residency Research Time and Its Relationship to Urologic Career Academic Success.  View on PubMed
  5. Lonergan PE, Washington Iii SL, Branagan L, Gleason N, Pruthi RS, Carroll PR, Odisho AY Rapid Utilization of Telehealth in a Comprehensive Cancer Center as a Response to COVID-19: Cross-Sectional Analysis.  View on PubMed
  6. Rosen GH, Murray KS, Greene KL, Pruthi RS, Richstone L, Mirza M Effect of COVID-19 on Urology Residency Training: A Nationwide Survey of Program Directors by the Society of Academic Urologists.  View on PubMed
  7. Gan ZS, Wood CM, Pruthi RS AUTHOR REPLY.  View on PubMed
  8. Gan ZS, Wood CM, Hayon S, Deal A, Smith AB, Tan HJ, Pruthi RS Correlation of Relative Value Units With Surgical Complexity and Physician Workload in Urology.  View on PubMed
  9. Filippou P, Mahajan S, Deal A, Wallen EM, Tan HJ, Pruthi RS, Smith AB The Presence of Gender Bias in Letters of Recommendations Written for Urology Residency Applicants.  View on PubMed
  10. Parekh DJ, Reis IM, Castle EP, Gonzalgo ML, Woods ME, Svatek RS, Weizer AZ, Konety BR, Tollefson M, Krupski TL, Smith ND, Shabsigh A, Barocas DA, Quek ML, Dash A, Kibel AS, Shemanski L, Pruthi RS, Montgomery JS, Weight CJ, Sharp DS, Chang SS, Cookson MS, Gupta GN, Gorbonos A, Uchio EM, Skinner E, Venkatramani V, Soodana-Prakash N, Kendrick K, Smith JA, Thompson IM Robot-assisted radical cystectomy versus open radical cystectomy in patients with bladder cancer (RAZOR): an open-label, randomised, phase 3, non-inferiority trial.  View on PubMed
  11. Lotan Y, Black PC, Caba L, Chang SS, Cookson MS, Daneshmand S, Kamat AM, McKiernan JM, Pruthi RS, Ritch CR, Steinberg GD, Svatek RS, Zwarthoff EC Optimal Trial Design for Studying Urinary Markers in Bladder Cancer: A Collaborative Review.  View on PubMed
  12. Langston JP, Duszak R, Orcutt VL, Schultz H, Hornberger B, Jenkins LC, Hemingway J, Hughes DR, Pruthi RS, Nielsen ME The Expanding Role of Advanced Practice Providers in Urologic Procedural Care.  View on PubMed
  13. Pruthi RS, Filippou P Editorial Comment.  View on PubMed
  14. McCormick BJ, Pruthi RS The Present and Future Challenges Facing Urology Departments at Academic Health Centers.  View on PubMed
  15. McKibben MJ, Kirby EW, Langston J, Raynor MC, Nielsen ME, Smith AB, Wallen EM, Woods ME, Pruthi RS Projecting the Urology Workforce Over the Next 20 Years.  View on PubMed
  16. Smith AB, Crowell K, Woods ME, Wallen EM, Pruthi RS, Nielsen ME, Lee CT Functional Outcomes Following Radical Cystectomy in Women with Bladder Cancer: A Systematic Review.  View on PubMed
  17. Azhar RA, Bochner B, Catto J, Goh AC, Kelly J, Patel HD, Pruthi RS, Thalmann GN, Desai M Enhanced Recovery after Urological Surgery: A Contemporary Systematic Review of Outcomes, Key Elements, and Research Needs.  View on PubMed
  18. Matulewicz RS, Brennan J, Pruthi RS, Kundu SD, Gonzalez CM, Meeks JJ Radical Cystectomy Perioperative Care Redesign.  View on PubMed
  19. Rose TL, Deal AM, Basch E, Godley PA, Rathmell WK, Kim WY, Whang YE, Dunn MW, Wang A, Chen RC, Nielsen ME, Pruthi RS, Wallen EM, Woods ME, Smith AB, Milowsky MI Neoadjuvant chemotherapy administration and time to cystectomy for muscle-invasive bladder cancer: An evaluation of transitions between academic and community settings.  View on PubMed
  20. Johnson DC, Riggs SB, Nielsen ME, Matthews JE, Woods ME, Wallen EM, Pruthi RS, Smith AB Nutritional predictors of complications following radical cystectomy.  View on PubMed

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