Surena F. Matin, MD, FACS
Monteleone Family Foundation Distinguished Professor with Tenure, Department of Urology; Medical Director, Minimally Invasive New Technology in Oncologic Surgery (MINTOS) multidisciplinary program; University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.
Dr. Matin attended Old Dominion University on a 4-year scholarship and graduated Summa Cum Laude in Biology with a minor in English. After completing his medical education at Cornell University Medical College in New York City, he served a one year internship and 5 year residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He then completed a one year research fellowship in tumor immunology funded by a scholarship from the American Foundation for Urologic Disease (AFUD) in the laboratory of James Finke, PhD. He spent another year as a clinical fellow in Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery under the mentorship of Drs. Andrew Novick, Stevan Streem, and Inderbir Gill. Dr. Matin is board-certified in Urology, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Urologic Oncology from 2012-2015, for which he was co-chair of the SUO Winter Program for those 3 years. Dr. Matin has an active clinical practice specializing in the minimally invasive treatment of genitourinary cancers, including the entire spectrum of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), upper urinary tract urothelial cancer (UTUC), and prostate cancer. Specific areas of interest include improving clinical risk stratification, neoadjuvant, endourologic, and surgical approaches to UTUC, RPLND for UTUC, adjuvant therapies for RCC, minimally invasive and non-invasive therapies for kidney tumors, robotic surgery, and microlaparoscopic approaches for adrenal tumors. His primary research interest focuses on improving clinical outcomes and understanding the biology of UTUC, while his clinical research spectrum touches on the optimal integration of minimally invasive interventions within the entire spectrum of oncologic care. Dr. Matin was appointed Medical Director of the Minimally Invasive New Technology in Oncologic Surgery Collaborative Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2007, a position interacting with all surgical departments delivering clinical administrative services, interdisciplinary educational venues and Perioperative Telemedicine™ research endeavors.