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Michael Whalen MD

Michael Whalen MD

Associate Professor of Urology, George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences; Director of Urologic Oncology, George Washington University Hospital; Director, GW Genitourinary Oncology Multi-Disciplinary Clinic; Site-Director, National Cancer Institute Society of Urologic Oncology Fellowship Program, Washington D.C.

Michael J. Whalen, MD is Associate Professor of Urology at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Science and Director of Urologic Oncology at George Washington University Hospital.  He completed his residency in Urology at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Whalen has received fellowship training in Robotic and Minimally Invasive Urologic Oncology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and a completed a second fellowship in Urologic Oncology at Yale-New Haven Hospital.  In addition to the SUO, is a member of the American Urological Association (AUA) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). 

Dr. Whalen’s specialty focus involves treatment of urological cancers, with expertise in major open, minimally invasive, and robotic surgery. He serves as the Site-Director for the National Cancer Institute Society of Urologic Oncology Fellowship Program and is the Director of the GW Genitourinary Oncology Multi-Disciplinary Clinic. Dr. Whalen is actively involved in several IRB-approved clinical outcomes research projects focusing on cancer of the prostate, bladder, and kidneys. He also championed the creation of the GU Cancers Biorepository at GW Hospital. He has published numerous original research articles in peer-reviewed journals harnessing both IRB-approved institutional databases on prostate multiparametric MRI and bluelight cystoscopy for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, as well as national datasets such as the NCDB and NSQIP.  His current research interests include prostate mpMRI and phyto-nutritional strategies for prostate cancer prevention and mitigation of disease progression for patients on active surveillance. Dr. Whalen also serves as Principal Investigator for several ongoing national, multi-institutional cooperative group clinical trials through SWOG, ECOG-ACRIN, and NRG.  

Dr. Whalen is also passionately involved in medical student education at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, serving as faculty mentor for the Clinical Apprenticeship Program, Urology resident Research mentor, Urology Interest Group faculty mentor, and research PI as part of the Gill Summer Research Fellowship program (2018-present) and the Jean L. Fourcroy Research Award program (2019-present).  He was voted Teacher of the Year by the Urology residents in June 2019 and recently was awarded the Commission on Cancer, Cancer Liaison Program Outstanding Performance Award (9/2021) for his role as the Cancer Liaison Physician for GW Hospital.  


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