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Sam Chang MD, MBA

Sam S. Chang MD, MBA

Professor, Department of Urology; Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Urologic Surgery; Chief Surgical Officer, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center; Chief, Division of Urologic Oncology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

After completing his education and training at Princeton University, Vanderbilt University, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Dr. Chang returned to Nashville and is currently Professor of Urologic Surgery. Focusing on urologic oncology and education, he has led efforts in integration of evidence-based medicine in clinical pathways, enhanced guidelines formulation, and improved cancer staging as chair of the AJCC GU Staging Panel and as a CoC member.  He was the vice-chair of the AUA Guidelines on Noninvasive Bladder Cancer and the facilitator for the AUA Renal Cancer Follow-up Guidelines.  Dr. Chang has authored more than 200 original publications. For his academic efforts, he received the SUO’s first-ever Distinguished Service Award, the CaPCURE Young Investigator Award, and has been twice named a Journal of Urology’s Best Reviewer.  Dr. Chang was recently honored with the American Urological Association Gold Cystoscope Award.