College: University at Albany, State University of New York
Medical School: State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn
Internship: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Residency: State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn
Board Certification: American Board of Urology
Dr. Jonathan W. Agins specializes in urology, and his expertise in overactive bladder and incontinence has been nationally recognized. He is a much sought-after trainer for Medtronic’s Interstim device, the only such trainer in Arizona.
He is also a cofounder of Erectile Dysfunction Specialists of Arizona, a Center of Excellence for men’s health and penile implant surgery.
He joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in 2010 when his team at Valley Urology Associates, entered into partnership with them. Dr. Agins completed his training in Urology at SUNY Brooklyn and at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, receiving an education by the world’s foremost scholars in all aspects of urology.
Currently, he serves as the Member at Large of the Medical Executive Committee of Arrowhead Hospital and a consultant for the Arizona Medical Board. Dr. Agins is Board Certified by The American Board of Urology.
Internship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sub-specialty Certification in Gynecologic Oncology
Dr. Ivor Benjamin specializes in minimally invasive surgery using the da Vinci surgical robot, and has performed more than 1,300 complex robotic gynecologic surgeries for both cancer and non-cancerous conditions.
Dr. Benjamin joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in 2012. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees, respectively, in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Benjamin attended medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He completed both his internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He then completed a three-year fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Following this, he returned to Philadelphia where he served as Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Currently, Dr. Benjamin is an Associate Clinical Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
Specializing in minimally invasive surgery using the da Vinci surgical robot, and has performed more than 1,000 complex robotic gynecologic surgeries for both cancer and non-cancerous conditions. He serves as a robotic surgery proctor for training and skills certification of other surgeons throughout the country for Intuitive Surgical on the da Vinci Surgical System. Dr. Benjamin is also a proctor and trainer for Plasma Surgical on their PlasmaJet system.
Dr. Benjamin is board certified by American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology and has a Subspecialty Certification in Gynecologic Oncology. He has been named in the Guide to America’s Top Oncologists, a multi-year Top Doc in US News and World Report and awarded for his work by the National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society, Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, among others.
Dr. Benjamin is a multi-year “Top Doc” honoree by Phoenix Magazine.
He joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in 2010 when Valley Urology Associates, which he founded, entered into partnership with them. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Biochemistry from Cornell University and attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Blick trained as a resident in both General Surgery and Urology at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. In addition, his residency required him to complete six months of oncology training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
In Arizona, Dr. Blick currently serves as the Chief of Staff at Paradise Valley Hospital. He has also previously served as the Medical Director and Chairman of the Board at the Surgical Elite Surgery Center, the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Paradise Valley Hospital, West Valley Hospital, and Maryvale Hospital.
He has attended multiple courses on advanced techniques for penile prosthesis insertion for erectile dysfunction, pelvic floor reconstruction for pelvic prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, laser surgery and UROLIFT for BPH, cyroablation and robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomies for prostate cancer, and hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomies for kidney cancer.
In the community, Dr. Blick has proven himself to be an excellent educator. He was an Adjunctive Faculty Member at Midwestern University Osteopathic College of Medicine for 12 years and has been given an award for his teaching skills. He has delivered multiple lectures to patients and physicians on the topics of erectile dysfunction, overactive bladders, stress urinary incontinence, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and prostate cancer.
Dr. Blick is certified by the American Board of Urology. He is a multi-year “Top Doc” honoree by Phoenix Magazine.
Dr. Lynn W. Blunt, Jr. specializes in General Urology and Focuses on BPH, Prostate Cancer and Kidney Stone disease. He also has a background in the diagnosis and treatment of Urologic Trauma.
He joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in 2010 when his team at Valley Urology Associates, entered into partnership with them. Dr. Blunt earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Michigan, where he served as an assistant in the microbiology lab, and earned his medical degree from the Tulane University Medical School. He completed his residency in urology at the McGraw Medical Center of Northwestern University.
Prior to joining Valley Urologic Associates and Arizona Center for Cancer Care, Dr. Blunt served as the chairman for the Division of Urology at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago. During his term, Dr. Blunt was responsible for educating residents and medical students at the University of Chicago Urology Residency Program and the Chicago Medical School, respectively. Dr. Blunt also served as the institution’s physician liaison to The Commission on Cancer for The American College of Surgeons, making Dr. Blunt a leading authority in urologic oncology.
Dr. Blunt is Board Certified by The American Board of Urology.
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Medical School: University of Nebraska College of Medicine
Internship: University of Arizona
Residency: University of Arizona
Fellowship: Arizona Cancer Center Hematology/Oncology
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology, Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine
Dr. Andrew J. Buresh specializes in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine. He is interested in all aspects of clinical oncology and hematology, with a particular interest in gastrointestinal, breast, lung, and prostate cancer, as well as myelodysplasia, coagulation disorders, lymphoma, and myeloma.
Dr. Buresh joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in 2013 when Desert Springs Cancer Care Center, which he founded, partnered with the practice. He earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Chemistry and Latin, respectively, from the University of Arizona, where he was named outstanding graduating senior in the College of Humanities. Dr. Buresh attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and completed his fellowship at the Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson, where he would eventually serve as chief fellow and participate in research in the field of myelodysplasia.
Dr. Buresh is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology and Arizona State Physicians Association.
Dr. Buresh is a multi-year “Top Doc” honoree by Phoenix Magazine, and was chosen for the cover of the annual ranking magazine in 2013. He was also honored by the Phoenix Business Journal as among its “40 Top Business Leaders under Age 40.”
Dr. Buresh and his wife are blessed to be the proud parents of three beautiful children. When not caring for patients, Dr. Buresh enjoys spending his time with family, exercising, reading, playing basketball, golf, guitar, and coaching youth sports. He speaks basic medical Spanish.
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Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Residency: Drexel University/Hahnemann University Hospital
Fellowship: Drexel University/Hahnemann University Hospital
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Dr. David Cho specializes in Hematology and Medical Oncology. He believes in a comprehensive approach to cancer care, not just to treat patients but also improve survivorship and quality of life. He also has experience in treating a wide spectrum of benign and malignant hematologic conditions.
Dr. Cho received a Bachelor’s of Arts and Sciences from the Johns Hopkins University. After college, he worked as a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health. He attended Ross University School of Medicine, graduating with Highest Honors. Dr. Cho completed both his Internal Medicine residency and Hematology/Oncology fellowship at Drexel University/Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.
Throughout his academic career, Dr. Cho has had an interest in research. His work has been published and presented at local and national events. Most recently, his study comparing chemotherapy regimens for stem cell transplantation in multiple myeloma patients, was presented at the 57th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exhibition.
Dr. Cho is board certified in Internal Medicine and Oncology. He is board eligible in Hematology. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Society of Hematology. In his free time, Dr. Cho enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.
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Medical School: Wright State University School of Medicine
Residency: Loyola University Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Arizona Medical Center
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine
Dr. James Choi specializes in hematology, medical oncology and internal medicine.
Dr. Choi joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in October 2008. He received his Bachelor degree in Biochemistry at Case Western Reserve University. He completed medical school at Wright State University School of Medicine, his medical residency at Loyola University Medical Center and fellowship at the University of Arizona Medical Center where he was the chief fellow.
Dr. Choi has participated in a number of research studies involving role of U5 in mRNA splicing complex, second allogeneic transplant for relapsed high-grad hematologic malignancies, radiation therapy for gastroesophageal junction and gastric carcinoma as well as transcriptosome profiling of B-CLL to identify novel markers for prognosis and therapeutic targets.
In addition to his research, Dr. Choi has been published in the Journal of Bone Marrow Transplant and has presented his research findings at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting.
Medical School: Flinders University of South Australia
Residency: Pennsylvania State University
Breast Surgical Fellowship: The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Dr. Kimberli Cox specializes in treating benign and malignant breast disease. She has a special interest in breast conservation and minimally invasive techniques. With this emphasis, she helps each patient choose the best surgical and oncologic results while preserving as much normal breast tissue as possible.
Dr. C ox joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in 2015 when Comprehensive Breast Center of Arizona entered into a partnership with them. After completing undergraduate and graduate degrees at California State University, Dr. Cox graduated from Flinders University of South Australia. She completed her general surgery training at Pennsylvania State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and a Breast Surgical Oncology fellowship at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey/UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Hospital.
Dr. Cox enjoys hiking in the Arizona foothills and Bikram yoga. She travels and, in particular, enjoys the beautiful culture and history of the Asian countries.
Dr. Cox sees patients at the Peoria and North Phoenix locations.
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Graduate School: A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital
Residency: Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital
Fellowship: West Virginia University School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine: Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine
Dr. Brendan Curley specializes in Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine. His clinical interests include breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer, and has strong experience and interest in hematologic malignancies. He also enjoys caring for and treating all aspects of benign hematology. He has strong research background in improving patient’s quality of care and patient understanding of their diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Curley joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in 2014. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Seton Hall University in New Jersey. He completed medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. Dr. Curley completed both his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital, in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at West Virginia University School of Medicine, where he served as chief fellow his final year.
Dr. Curley has been published in several medical journals, including The Journal of Oncology Practice, Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma, & Leukemia, and The American Journal of Medical Sciences. He authored the breast cancer chapter in fourth edition of The Bethesda Handbook of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Curley is a multi-year winner of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award awarded to fellows with highly regarded research. During fellowship, he was twice named fellow of the year and was recognized by the Department of Medicine for his academic excellence and research achievements.
Dr. Curley is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, and American Osteopathic Association. He enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters, and English Bulldog.
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Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine
Dr. Justin Goldfarb specializes in medical oncology, internal medicine and hematology.
Growing up in suburban Detroit, Dr. Goldfarb followed his true passion to become a hematologist and medical oncologist. A published author on topics including lymphoma and breast cancer, he is double board-certified in medical oncology and internal medicine, and fellowship-trained in hematologic disorders and solid tumors.
Dr. Goldfarb earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and holds a medical degree from Midwestern University in Chicago. He completed an internal medicine residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, followed by a medical oncology fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. With academic appointments at Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago and Midwestern University, Dr. Goldfarb thoroughly enjoys teaching and mentoring medical students.
Medical School:State University of New York at Buffalo
Residency:University of Hawaii at Honolulu
Fellowship: Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo New York
Born and raised in Western New York, Dr. Grzankowski attended the State University of New York at Buffalo where she earned both her undergraduate degree and her medical degree. Dr. Grzankowski completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Hawaii, in Honolulu. Following her residency at the University of Hawaii, Dr. Grzankowski began her fellowship training at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, a National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Centers. Dr. Grzankowski has joined the AZCCC team in order to follow her passion of caring for those in need here in the great state of Arizona. Her areas of clinical interest include uterine, ovarian, cervical, vulvar, and vaginal cancer, and overall, optimizing one’s quality of life while undergoing cancer treatment.
Dr. Lipika McCauley, M.D. is a board certified urologist who specializes in the cutting edge technology of neuromodulation in the treatment of urinary incontinence and overactive bladders. Currently, she is the leading urologist in the state of Arizona providing this service. She is also very focused in pelvic floor reconstructive surgery, female urology, and minimally invasive robotic surgery.
Originally from Denver, Colorado, she completed her undergraduate degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. McCauley went on to graduate with a Doctorate of Medicine with honors from Eastern Virginia Medical School as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She then completed her residency at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Dr. McCauley has had extensive training in all areas of urology and welcomes patients with all urologic conditions. She joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in 2010 when her team at Valley Urology Associates, entered into partnership with the cancer center.
Dr. McCauley is Board Certified by The American Board of Urology and is a member of the American Urological Association as well as the Western Section of the American Urological Association.
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Residency: Maricopa Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Southern California – Surgical Oncology
A specialist in treating breast diseases, Dr. Moorthy practices oncoplastic breast surgery, which combines sound oncology principles with plastic surgery techniques. The goal is to obtain wider surgical margins for complete removal of the breast tumor and minimize the risk of recurrence, while still providing the best possible cosmetic results. She performs nipple sparing mastectomy, and participates in a national registry.
She was voted by her peers as a “Top Doc” in 2013. One of her passions is to promote international awareness of breast cancer, specifically in countries such as India.
Dr. Moorthy is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. She completed her general surgery residency at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix and a Breast Surgical Oncology fellowship at the University of Southern California.
She has coauthored publications and a book chapter and is certified by the American Board of Surgery. In her spare time she enjoys travelling and playing tennis with her husband and two young sons.
Dr. Moorthy sees patients at the Peoria and North Phoenix locations. Please call for an appointment at (602) 374.3440.
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Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
Residency: Hahnmemann Hospital
Fellowship: University of California
After years of surgically treating breast cancer, Dr. Nakamura is eager to focus her expertise on counseling patients on its prevention. She is the Director of the Cancer Prevention Clinic at the Comprehensive Breast Center of Arizona which educates and follows patients with a higher risk of developing breast cancer. Her goal is to empower patients with increased awareness and a strategy for early detection or risk reduction. Being a fellowship trained breast surgeon, she is uniquely qualified to discuss preventative surgeries. Dr. Nakamura completed her Breast Surgery Oncology fellowship at the University of California with the nationally renowned breast surgeon, Dr. Melvin Silverstein, and has contributed a chapter in his book. She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed General Surgery residency at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia. In her spare time, she is an avid softball mom and enjoys spending time with her family.
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Medical School: University of Benin School of Medicine, Nigeria
Internship & Residency: Roger William Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Hematology, Medical Oncology
Dr. Ogunleye’s career begin in Africa, initially at Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital and Federal Medical Center in Nigeria where he completed an internship serving as House Officer. Following a move to Botswana, Dr. Ogunleye served as Medical Officer at LifeCare Medical Center before moving to Port Elizabeth, South Africa where he was the Senior Medical Officer at Nelson Mandela Metropole Hospital.
In 2008 Dr. Ogunleye became an attending physician at Community Health and Trinity Hospital in Moline, Illinois, a hospitalist at Cogent Healthcare, Medical Center of Central Georgia and completed a Fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at William Beaumont Hospital, Oakland University William Beaumonth School of Medicine in Royal Oak Michigan, where he served as Chief Fellow 2016-2017. Dr. Ogunleye has presented abstracts at ASCO, ASH and SOHO annual meetings and has published in both national and international journals as the first author on targeted therapy and immunotherapy in lung cancer, CLL, CML and gastric cancer.
Dr. Ogunleye joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in September of 2017 where his passion is providing high quality and professional care to his patients through continuing education.
Dr. Ogunleye was the winner of the Scholar Award in the Department Hematology/Oncology for the Best Published Fellow in 2016 and 2017.
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Residency: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport
Fellowship: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport. Feist-Weiller Cancer Center
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology.
Dr. Abhishek Patel joined AZCCC in 2017. His clinical training includes treatment of benign and malignant hematological conditions as well as solid tumors. He has a special interest in lung and gastrointestinal malignancies. He is a member of American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Society of Hematology. His approach to care is primarily built around his patient’s goals while still incorporating data and outcomes of clinical trials to guide treatment plans. He is a strong advocate for patients and overall preserving their quality of life.
Dr. Patel enjoys playing golf and following professional sports during his free time. He is an avid Chicago sports fan and loves anything and everything related to his beloved Bears, Cubs, Bulls, and Blackhawks.
Dr. Anushka Patel is a board-certified radiation oncologist and is an expert in using Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), as well as Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), to treat a multitude of cancers including those of the breast, lung, head and neck, and gastrointestinal tract. Dr. Patel is experienced in the delivery of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for intracranial, spinal, and lung treatments. She is also a radiation oncology attending for the Honor Health Dermatology Residency Program.
Dr. Patel joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in 2014. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Saint Louis University. She completed medical school at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and her residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, where she would eventually serve as chief resident. She has published and presented at national meetings on SRS for brain metastases from breast cancer, SBRT for central lung lesions, and radiographic abnormalities detected at the time of CT simulation. Dr. Patel has been practicing in the Scottsdale and Deer Valley regions since 2009 and believes in taking a personalized and individualistic approach towards all her patients. She is known for going the above and beyond to ensure patients and their families have a full understanding of the diagnosis and overall treatment plan.
Dr. Patel is a member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, American Society for Clinical Oncology, American College of Radiation Oncology, and Radiological Society of North America. Dr. Patel has been honored as a “Top Doc” by Phoenix Magazine in 2013, 2015, and as a FEATURED PROFILE in 2016.
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Internship: University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinic General Surgery
Residency: University of Chicago Center for Radiation and Cellular Oncology
Board Certification: American Board of Radiology
Dr. Coral A. Quiet specializes in radiation oncology, specifically focused on breast cancer.
Dr. Quiet joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in 2012, merging Arizona Breast Cancer Specialists, which she co-founded in 2008 as the first-ever radiation oncology facility in the world focused solely on breast cancer treatment with radiation, with the practice. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. She completed medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and both her internship and fellowship at the University of Chicago before serving as resident, then chief resident, at the Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology at the Michael Reese/University of Chicago Center for Radiation Therapy.
Dr. Coral Quiet is credited for bringing breast brachytherapy to Arizona in 2000. She helped to pioneer the Mammosite catheter for the FDA studies and has been involved with that device’s long-term use and research. After much experience with the device, she realized that it was limited, in fact could only treat 60% of the patients we were seeing with early stage breast cancer. She has since helped pioneer the SAVI catheter which is able to treat many more women with early stage breast cancer while avoiding high dose to skin and ribs. Newer devices are being worked on that will continue to develop breast cancer treatment options.
Dr. Quiet is certified by the American Board of Radiology and the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology and serves as a member of the medical advisory and as spokesperson for the American Cancer Society as well as a member of the Cancer Committee at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea. She co-founded and served as volunteer medical director for the Arizona Institute for Breast Health for two decades. She is currently a member of the American Board of Radiology, American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, American College of Radiation Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Arizona Medical Association and American Brachytherapy Society. She has been honored among the “Most Intriguing Women in Arizona’s History” by the Arizona Historical Society as well as a finalist for the Arizona Athena Award. Dr. Quiet has also been honored among the “Most Influential Women in Arizona Business by AZ Business Magazine and among the “Most Dynamic Women in Arizona,” by the Phoenix Business Journal. She is a multi-year “Top Doc” honoree by Phoenix Magazine.
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Dr. Torre H. Rhoades specializes in urology, with a focus on urooncologic surgery, a skill set that is embraced by only a select group of urologists in Arizona.
Dr. Rhoades joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in 2010. He attended the University of New Mexico before earning early admittance to medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where he was also vice president of the American Medical Student Association. Dr. Rhoades also completed his residency at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where he would eventually serve as chief resident. While in residency, Dr. Rhoades was recognized for his outstanding laparoscopic and robotic skills, and he was given the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award. He completed his fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic at Florida in Urologic Oncology.
Dr. Rhoades is an expert with robotics and laparoscopy, and uniquely offers Continent Diversions (NeoBladders) for patients requiring radical cystectomy for muscle invasive bladder cancer. In addition to complex cancer surgery, Dr. Rhoades is well respected for his skills as a General Urologist.
Dr. Rhoades is certified to perform endocare-cryotherapy for prostate and kidney cancers as well as certified to apply treatment technologies using the da Vinci Surgical System, Advanced Male Sling System and Greenlight PV Laser System, respectively.
Dr. Rhoades has been published in American Surgeon, the Journal of Urology and British Journal of Hematology, among others. He is a member of the Society of Urologic Oncology, Endourological Society and American Urulogical Association.
Dr. Rahul Thaly specializes in urology, and his clinical interests involve urologic cancer and laparoscopy, specializing in the care of patients with prostate and kidney cancer.
He joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in 2010 when his team at Valley Urology Associates, entered into partnership with the practice. Dr. Thaly completed a six-year residency training program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and then continued on to study robotics/laparoscopy and minimally invasive surgery at The Ohio State University under the guidance of Dr. Vipul Patel, who is the foremost leader in robotic and minimally invasive surgery.
Dr. Thaly has been involved in more than 400 robotic and laparoscopic surgeries, and his experience in robotic surgery makes him one of the foremost urologists in the Valley. In addition to robotic surgery for prostate cancer, he also specializes in the treatment of kidney cancer with minimally invasive, kidney-sparing alternatives such as laparoscopic partial nephrectomy and radiofrequency ablation. With his advanced skills, he has worked as an Instructor for courses on Advanced Robotic laparoscopic techniques throughout the country.
Dr. Thaly is a member of the American Urological Association and the Robotic Surgery Working Group. He has published numerous papers in the Journal of Urology, British Journal of Urology, the Journal of Robotic Surgery, Contemporary Urology and Issues in Urology. Dr. Thaly is Board Certified by The American Board of Urology.