Benjamin I. Chung

Urologic oncologist

Urologist, Genitourinary specialist, Urologic specialist

Urologic Cancer Program

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Laparoscopy and Endourology Program

  • 1000 Welch Road
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-725-5546
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Neurogenetic Oncology Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6469
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Center for Lymphatic and Venous Disorders

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-6459
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Professional Education

Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital (2001) MA

Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2006) OH

Internship: Massachusetts General Hospital (2000) MA

Board Certification: Urology, American Board of Urology (2008)

Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery (2006)

Residency: Lahey Clinic Hospital (2005) MA

Medical Education: Jefferson Medical College (1999) PA

Residency, Lahey Clinic, Urology (2005)

Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital, Surgery (2001)

Internship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Surgery (2000)

M.D., Jefferson Medical College, Medicine (1999)

B.A., Amherst College, Classics (1995)

Honors & Awards

Recognition, Who's Who in America (2007-present)

Third Place, Max K. Willscher Prize, New England Section, American Urological Association (2002)

First Place, Basic Science Research, Philadelphia Urologic Society (2002)

Administrative Appointments

Director, Robotic Surgery, 2009

Nationwide prevalence of lymph node metastases in Gleason score 3?+?3?=?6 prostate cancer.
Liu, J.-J., Lichtensztajn, D. Y., Gomez, S. L., Sieh, W., Chung, B. I., & Brooks, J. D. (2014). Nationwide prevalence of lymph node metastases in Gleason score 3?+?3?=?6 prostate cancer. Pathology, 46(4), 306-310.

Trends and perioperative outcomes for laparoscopic and robotic nephrectomy using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database
Liu, J.-J., Leppert, J. T., Maxwell, B. G., Panousis, P., & Chung, B. I. (2014). Trends and perioperative outcomes for laparoscopic and robotic nephrectomy using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database. UROLOGIC ONCOLOGY-SEMINARS AND ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS, 32(4), 473-479.

Prostate cancer risk profiles of asian-american men: disentangling the effects of immigration status and race/ethnicity.
Lichtensztajn, D. Y., Gomez, S. L., Sieh, W., Chung, B. I., Cheng, I., & Brooks, J. D. (2014). Prostate cancer risk profiles of asian-american men: disentangling the effects of immigration status and race/ethnicity. journal of urology, 191(4), 952-956.

Relating prognosis in chromophobe renal cell carcinoma to the chromophobe tumor grading system.
Weinzierl, E. P., Thong, A. E., McKenney, J. K., Jeon, S. H., & Chung, B. I. (2014). Relating prognosis in chromophobe renal cell carcinoma to the chromophobe tumor grading system. Korean journal of urology, 55(4), 239-244.

Utilization of renal mass biopsy in patients with renal cell carcinoma.
Leppert, J. T., Hanley, J., Wagner, T. H., Chung, B. I., Srinivas, S., & Saigal, C. S. (2014). Utilization of renal mass biopsy in patients with renal cell carcinoma. Urology, 83(4), 774-780.

National Trends of Perioperative Outcomes and Costs for Open, Laparoscopic and Robotic Pediatric Pyeloplasty
Varda, B. K., Johnson, E. K., Clark, C., Chung, B. I., Nelson, C. P., & Chang, S. L. (2014). National Trends of Perioperative Outcomes and Costs for Open, Laparoscopic and Robotic Pediatric Pyeloplasty. JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, 191(4), 1090-1095.

Reply.
Leppert, J. T., Hanley, J., Wagner, T. H., Chung, B. I., Brooks, J. D., & Saigal, C. S. (2014). Reply. Urology, 83(4), 779-780.

Editorial comment.
Liu, J.-J., & Chung, B. I. (2014). Editorial comment. Urology, 83(2), 356-?.

Risk factors for postoperative hemorrhage after partial nephrectomy.
Jung, S., Min, G. E., Chung, B. I., & Jeon, S. H. (2014). Risk factors for postoperative hemorrhage after partial nephrectomy. Korean journal of urology, 55(1), 17-22.

The Impact of Robotic Surgery on the Surgical Management of Prostate Cancer in the United States.
Chang, S. L., Kibel, A. S., Brooks, J. D., & Chung, B. I. (2014). The Impact of Robotic Surgery on the Surgical Management of Prostate Cancer in the United States. BJU international.

The Impact of Surgeon Volume on the Morbidity and Costs of Radical Cystectomy in the United States: A Contemporary Population-Based Analysis.
Leow, J. J., Reese, S., Trinh, Q. D., Bellmunt, J., Chung, B. I., & Chang, S. L. (2014). The Impact of Surgeon Volume on the Morbidity and Costs of Radical Cystectomy in the United States: A Contemporary Population-Based Analysis. BJU international.

Propensity-Matched Comparison of Morbidity and Costs of Open and Robot-Assisted Radical Cystectomies: A Contemporary Population-Based Analysis in the United States.
Leow, J. J., Reese, S. W., Jiang, W., Lipsitz, S. R., Bellmunt, J., & Chang, S. L. (2014). Propensity-Matched Comparison of Morbidity and Costs of Open and Robot-Assisted Radical Cystectomies: A Contemporary Population-Based Analysis in the United States. European urology.

Estimating the risk of chronic kidney disease after nephrectomy
Ngo, T. C., Hurley, M. P., Thong, A. E., Jeon, S. H., Leppert, J. T., & Chung, B. I. (2013). Estimating the risk of chronic kidney disease after nephrectomy. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, 20(6), 7035-7041.

Reply.
Liu, J.-J., & Chung, B. I. (2013). Reply. Urology, 82(3), 583-?.

Perioperative Outcomes for Laparoscopic and Robotic Compared With Open Prostatectomy Using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) Database
Liu, J.-J., Maxwell, B. G., Panousis, P., & Chung, B. I. (2013). Perioperative Outcomes for Laparoscopic and Robotic Compared With Open Prostatectomy Using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) Database. UROLOGY, 82(3), 579-583.

Photoacoustic imaging of the bladder: a pilot study.
Kamaya, A., Vaithilingam, S., Chung, B. I., Oralkan, O., & Khuri-Yakub, B. T. (2013). Photoacoustic imaging of the bladder: a pilot study. Journal of ultrasound in medicine , 32(7), 1245-1250.

The unidirectional barbed suture for renorrhaphy during laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: stanford experience.
Jeon, S. H., Jung, S., Son, H.-S., Kimm, S. Y., & Chung, B. I. (2013). The unidirectional barbed suture for renorrhaphy during laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: stanford experience. Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A, 23(6), 521-525.

TEMPORAL TRENDS IN UTILIZATION OF CYTOREDUCTIVE NEPHRECTOMY AND PATIENT SURVIVAL IN THE TARGETED THERAPY ERA
Conti, S. L., Hagedorn, J., Chung, B. I., Srinivas, S., & Leppert, J. (2013). TEMPORAL TRENDS IN UTILIZATION OF CYTOREDUCTIVE NEPHRECTOMY AND PATIENT SURVIVAL IN THE TARGETED THERAPY ERA. JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, 189(4), E753-E753.

The Accordion Antiretropulsive Device Improves Stone-Free Rates During Ureteroscopic Laser Lithotripsy
Wu, J. A., Ngo, T. C., Hagedorn, J. C., Macleod, L. C., Chung, B. I., & Shinghal, R. (2013). The Accordion Antiretropulsive Device Improves Stone-Free Rates During Ureteroscopic Laser Lithotripsy. JOURNAL OF ENDOUROLOGY, 27(4), 438-441.

Surgical outcomes and complications associated with presurgical tyrosine kinase inhibition for advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC)
Harshman, L. C., Yu, R. J., Allen, G. I., Srinivas, S., Gill, H. S., & Chung, B. I. (2013). Surgical outcomes and complications associated with presurgical tyrosine kinase inhibition for advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). UROLOGIC ONCOLOGY-SEMINARS AND ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS, 31(3), 379-385.

Three differentiation states risk-stratify bladder cancer into distinct subtypes
Volkmer, J.-P., Sahoo, D., Chin, R. K., Ho, P. L., Tang, C., & Chan, K. S. (2012). Three differentiation states risk-stratify bladder cancer into distinct subtypes. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 109(6), 2078-2083.

Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy for Completely Intraparenchymal Tumors
Chung, B. I., Lee, U. J., Kamoi, K., Canes, D. A., Aron, M., & Gill, I. S. (2011). Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy for Completely Intraparenchymal Tumors. JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, 186(6), 2182-2187.

Editorial comment.
Chung, B. I. (2011). Editorial comment. journal of urology, 186(5), 1848-?.

Management of intraoperative splenic injury during laparoscopic urological surgery
Chung, B. I., Desai, M. M., & Gill, I. S. (2011). Management of intraoperative splenic injury during laparoscopic urological surgery. BJU INTERNATIONAL, 108(4), 572-576.

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Nephron Sparing Options for the Management of Small Renal Masses
Chang, S. L., Cipriano, L. E., Harshman, L. C., Garber, A. M., & Chung, B. I. (2011). Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Nephron Sparing Options for the Management of Small Renal Masses. JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, 185(5), 1591-1597.

Comparison of prostate cancer tumor volume and percent cancer in prediction of biochemical recurrence and cancer specific survival
Chung, B. I., Tarin, T. V., Ferrari, M., & Brooks, J. D. (2011). Comparison of prostate cancer tumor volume and percent cancer in prediction of biochemical recurrence and cancer specific survival. UROLOGIC ONCOLOGY-SEMINARS AND ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS, 29(3), 314-318.

Comparison of Holding Strength of Suture Anchors on Human Renal Capsule
Kimm, S., Tarin, T., Chung, B., Shinghal, R., & Reese, J. (2010). Comparison of Holding Strength of Suture Anchors on Human Renal Capsule. JOURNAL OF ENDOUROLOGY, 24(2), 293-297.

Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy in a Pelvic Ectopic Kidney: Keys to Success
Chung, B. I., & Liao, J. C. (2010). Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy in a Pelvic Ectopic Kidney: Keys to Success. JSLS-JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC SURGEONS, 14(1), 126-129.

Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy after shrinkage of a caval tumor thrombus with sunitinib
Harshman, L. C., Srinivas, S., Kamaya, A., & Chung, B. I. (2009). Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy after shrinkage of a caval tumor thrombus with sunitinib. NATURE REVIEWS UROLOGY, 6(6), 338-343.

Laparoscopic splenorenal venous bypass for nutcracker syndrome
Chung, B. I., & Gill, I. S. (2009). Laparoscopic splenorenal venous bypass for nutcracker syndrome. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR SURGERY, 49(5), 1319-1323.

Perioperative Efficacy of Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy for Tumors Larger than 4 cm
Simmons, M. N., Chung, B. I., & Gill, I. S. (2009). Perioperative Efficacy of Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy for Tumors Larger than 4 cm. EUROPEAN UROLOGY, 55(1), 199-208.

Laparoscopic Dismembered Pyeloplasty of a Retrocaval Ureter: Case Report and Review of the Literature
Chung, B. I., & Gill, I. S. (2008). Laparoscopic Dismembered Pyeloplasty of a Retrocaval Ureter: Case Report and Review of the Literature. EUROPEAN UROLOGY, 54(6), 1433-1436.

Fellowship in endourology, the job search, and setting up a successful practice: An insider's view
Chung, B. I., Matin, S. F., Ost, M. C., & Winfield, H. N. (2008). Fellowship in endourology, the job search, and setting up a successful practice: An insider's view. JOURNAL OF ENDOUROLOGY, 22(3), 551-557.

Ureteroscopic versus percutaneous treatment for medium-size (1-2-cm) renal calculi
Chung, B. I., Aron, M., Hegarty, N. J., & Desai, M. M. (2008). Ureteroscopic versus percutaneous treatment for medium-size (1-2-cm) renal calculi. JOURNAL OF ENDOUROLOGY, 22(2), 343-346.

Second prize: 2006 endourological society essay competition - Preliminary experience with the Niris (TM) optical coherence tomography system during laparoscopic and robotic prostatectomy
Aron, M., Kaouk, J. H., Hegarty, N. J., Colombo, J. R., Haber, G.-P., & Gill, I. S. (2007). Second prize: 2006 endourological society essay competition - Preliminary experience with the Niris (TM) optical coherence tomography system during laparoscopic and robotic prostatectomy. JOURNAL OF ENDOUROLOGY, 21(8), 814-818.

The use of bowel for ureteral replacement for complex ureteral reconstruction: Long-term results
Chung, B. I., Hamawy, K. J., Zinman, L. N., & Libertino, J. A. (2006). The use of bowel for ureteral replacement for complex ureteral reconstruction: Long-term results. JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, 175(1), 179-183.

Laparoscopic Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection for Stage I Nonseminomatous Germ Cell Tumors ? Do We Meet the Standards of Open Surgery?
Chung BI, & Tuerk IA. (2005). Laparoscopic Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection for Stage I Nonseminomatous Germ Cell Tumors ? Do We Meet the Standards of Open Surgery?. American Journal of Urology Review, 3(9).

Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy : Alternative Surgical Approach for Renal Masses < 4 cm
Chung BI, & Tuerk IA. (2004). Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy : Alternative Surgical Approach for Renal Masses < 4 cm. American Journal of Urology Review, 2(10).

Expression of the proto-oncogene Axl in renal cell carcinoma
Chung, B. I., Malkowicz, S. B., Nguyen, T. B., Libertino, J. A., & McGarvey, T. W. (2003). Expression of the proto-oncogene Axl in renal cell carcinoma. DNA AND CELL BIOLOGY, 22(8), 533-540.

The outcome of stopping prophylactic antibiotics in older children with vesicoureteral reflux
Cooper, C. S., Chung, B. I., Kirsch, A. J., Canning, D. A., & Snyder, H. M. (2000). The outcome of stopping prophylactic antibiotics in older children with vesicoureteral reflux. JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, 163(1), 269-272.