Robert G. Uzzo, MD, MBA, FACS

President and CEO, G. Willing "Wing" Pepper Chair in Cancer Research, EVP Cancer Services - Temple University Health System

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Calculated based on number of publications stored in Pure and citations from Scopus
Calculated based on number of publications stored in Pure and citations from Scopus
1988 …2024

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Personal profile

Personal profile

As President & CEO, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Robert Uzzo is responsible for leading the overall clinical operations of Fox Chase. Dr. Uzzo’s primary research has been in renal cell carcinoma, with a special focus on clinical decision making, surgical management, and adjuvant therapies. He has been a principal investigator, investigator, or co-principal investigator on dozens of leading national and international trials in urinary cancers that have had a major impact on the field of urology. In addition, he is the developer of the NEPHROMETRY scoring system, which is used to delineate the complexity of renal tumors and impact of care.

Dr. Uzzo is a diplomat of the American Board of Urology, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and an elected member of both the prestigious American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons and the Clinical Society of GU Surgeons. He has served as visiting professor at over 50 institutions around the world, trained dozens of residents and fellows, holds six patents, and has been principal investigator or co-principal investigator on dozens of grants. His publication of over 900 peer reviewed articles, chapters and abstracts have been cited nearly 20,000 times in the literature.

Dr. Uzzo graduated summa cum laude and as valedictorian from Union College’s accelerated six-year Biomedical Program. He attended Cornell University Medical College, where he was a New York State Finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship competition. He completed general surgical training followed by urologic surgical training at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He was an American Foundation for Urological Diseases Scholar in Urological Oncology and completed both oncological and renal transplantation fellowships at Cleveland Clinic before joining Fox Chase in 2000. In addition to these roles, Dr. Uzzo is the G. Willing “Wing” Pepper Chair in Cancer Research and also serves as the organization’s President of the Medical Group. He also serves as the founding Executive Director of the nation’s second largest urologic quality collaborative, the Pennsylvania Urologic Regional Collaborative.

Education/Academic qualification

Masters of Business Administration, Fox School of Business, Temple University

… → 2019

Executive Training Program, Harvard School of Public Health

… → 2010

Executive Training Program, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business

… → 2009

Fellowship in Renal Transplantation and Renovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Institute of Urology

19992000

Fellowship in Urologic Oncology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Institute of Urology

19971999

Resident and Chief Resident in Urology, The New York Hospital - Cornell University Medical Center/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

19931997

Intern and Resident, General Surgery, Cornell University Medical Center/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

19911993

Doctor of Medicine (M. D.), Weill Cornell Medical College

… → 1991

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (Biochemistry / Human Studies) Valedictorian, Union College

… → 1989

External positions

Senior Associate Dean, Clinical Cancer Research, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University

Jan 1 2021 → …

Founder and Executive Director, Pennsylvania Urologic Regional Collaborative

2014 → …

Founding Member and President, SUO Clinical Trials Consortium

2009 → …

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