Leadership

Claus Roehrborn, M.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Urology
E. E. Fogelson and Greer Garson Fogelson Distinguished Chair in Urology
S.T. Harris Family Chair in Medical Science, in Honor of John D. McConnell, M.D.

Claus Roehrborn, M.D., a world-renowned urologist and expert on cancerous prostate diseases, has been a faculty member of UT Southwestern’s Department of Urology since 1992 and Chair of the Department since 2002. Under Dr. Roehrborn’s leadership, the Department of Urology has consistently been named among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report.

Dr. Roehrborn’s practice focuses on the treatment of prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). A national leader in robotic surgery, he has performed more than 500 da Vinci robotic prostatectomies for prostate cancer and large numbers of laser prostatectomies for BPH.

Dr. Roehrborn’s research interests are in the areas of benign and malignant prostate diseases, including medical and minimally invasive therapies for BPH and markers for prostate cancer. His basic, translational, and clinical research has yielded more than 220 peer-reviewed publications, over 30 book chapters, and numerous other contributions to the literature. In addition to lecturing around the world, he has chaired or participated in many postgraduate courses and has been a visiting professor at leading urological institutions in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Dr. Roehrborn is on the editorial board of many peer-reviewed journals. He is associate editor of Urology and co-editor of the comprehensive and authoritative Textbook of BPH. He serves as a reviewer for nearly all peer-reviewed journals in the field of urology. Currently, Dr. Roehrborn continues to be involved in virtually all aspects of BPH research as well as translational and clinical research in prostatitis and prostate cancer.

In 2010, Dr. Roehrborn was the recipient of the annual Patricia and William L. Watson, Jr., M.D., Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine, which recognizes a UT Southwestern clinician whose work exemplifies a commitment to outstanding patient care and advancement of innovative medical therapy. The recipient of the award is chosen by a panel of colleagues and peers.