Department of Urology: School of Medicine: University of California, Irvine
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Cory M. Hugen, MD

Cory M. Hugen, MD


Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology


Adrenal tumors, Bladder cancer, Kidney cancer, Open and robotic surgery, Prostate cancer, Retroperitoneal tumors, Testis cancer, and Urologic oncology

Professional Biography

Dr. Hugen is a board-certified urologic oncologist specializing in the management of urologic and retroperitoneal cancers. Hugen earned his medical degree at Loyola University Chicago graduating cum laude. He continued there for his internship and residency training, where he received the Traveling Fellowship Award for the best research project by a young urologist at the North Central Section American Urology Association annual meeting.

Following completion of residency, Hugen served four years as a urologist in the United States Air Force stationed in San Antonio, Texas, where he was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal among others. After completing his military service, he completed a two- year Society of Urologic Oncology fellowship at the University of Southern California and received the Fellowship Teaching Award while working towards a master’s degree in clinical, biomedical, and translational investigations. He was then recruited to join the faculty at UC Irvine Health.

Hugen is an active researcher and has presented his work at several national meetings and in numerous publications and book chapters. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Urology and is a member of the Society of Urologic Oncology, the American Urological Association, the Southwest Oncology Group, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.


Undergraduate: Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
Medical School: Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine
Residency: Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL & Edward Hines, Jr Veterans Affairs Hospital, Hines, IL
Fellowship: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA