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Dipen Parekh

Dipen J. Parekh MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Urology; Director of Robotic Surgery; Victor A. Politano Endowed Chair in Urology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida

Dr Dipen J Parekh serves as Professor and Chairman in the Department of Urology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Director of Robotic surgery for the University of Miami Health System. He is the holder of the Victor A Politano Endowed Chair in Urology. He was recently announced as the recipient of the Gold Cystoscope Award – the most prestigious award from the American Urology Association. He was the inaugural holder of the Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Distinguished University Chair in Urology in UT San Antonio. He serves as the Principal Investigator in a NCI sponsored RO1 grant for a multiinstitutional prospective randomized clinical trial comparing open and robotic cystectomy for bladder cancer. He recently completed a transformative prospective clinical trial of renal ischemia in patients undergoing partial nephrectomy. He has one of the largest experiences in the world in performing complex Robotic Urologic Oncologic surgeries for prostate, bladder and kidney cancers. He is recipient of the SWOG Young Investigator Award. He received his medical degree from Poona University followed by residencies in General Surgery and Urology from Mumbai University, India. He was awarded the Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship to pursue further training in the United States. He completed his Urology Residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center followed by a fellowship in Urologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He completed an Executive Masters program in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University. He has published several scientific papers, abstracts and book chapters and serves as an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Urology. He is an invited faculty and lecturer nationally and globally where he has launched several robotic urologic surgical programs.