Alumnus joins urologic cancer team

By Erin Prather Stafford

Dr. Vitaly Margulis has joined the UT Southwestern faculty as an assistant professor of urology to further expand the medical center’s treatment of urologic cancers and other disorders.

“Dr. Margulis will add considerable strength to our oncology section and allow us to better meet the needs of the community and referring physicians,” said Dr. Claus Roehrborn, chairman of urology.

The urologic cancer specialists at UT Southwestern’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center are recognized as national leaders in the treatment of all types of urologic cancers, including bladder, kidney, penile, prostate and testicular cancers. They also are experts in minimally invasive procedures, which have proven to be effective alternatives to extensive surgery and radiation treatments.

Additionally, the department maintains an active clinical and basic science research program in urologic oncology. By increasing basic understanding of malignant processes, the department strives to improve overall patient care in the areas of prevention and treatment of both localized and advanced disease.

“It is an honor to be part of such a renowned team of urologists, and I look forward to the advancements my colleagues and I will make in patient care,” Dr. Margulis said.

Dr. Margulis earned his medical degree at UT Southwestern in 2001, and completed his residency here in 2006. He finished a fellowship in urologic oncology at UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and specializes in minimally invasive and multidisciplinary approaches to management of advanced urologic tumors.

“This community has always been close to my heart and I am honored to bring something back to this place that’s given so much to me,” Dr. Margulis said.

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Dr. Roehrborn holds the E.E. Fogelson and Greer Garson Fogelson Distinguished Chair in Urology.