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Ramy Youssef Yaacoub, M.D.

Ramy Yaacoub, M.D.

Title

Assistant Clinical Professor

Specialties

Urologic Oncology, Stone Disease, Endourology, Laparoscopy and Robotic Surgery

Professional Biography

Dr. Ramy Yaacoub is an expert in the medical and surgical management of kidney stone disease, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, ureteric cancer, upper tract urothelial cancer and prostate cancer. He is also skilled in the minimally invasive treatment of benign and malignant urologic conditions, robotic and laparoscopic urologic surgery.

Yaacoub completed his urologic residency training at the prestigious Urology and Nephrology Center; Mansoura University; Egypt. He pursued a fellowship in urologic oncology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Subsequently, he completed a fellowship in endourology, metabolic stone disease, laparoscopic and robotic surgery at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

Yaacoub is actively engaged in leading-edge translational and clinical research with a special interest in bladder cancer, upper tract urothelial cancer, kidney cancer as well as kidney stones. His translational research has helped lead to the discovery of prognostic biomarkers for bladder and kidney cancer, and given hope to patients afflicted with bladder, kidney cancer and kidney stones. His clinical research has led to development of prognostic tools to help urologists worldwide in treatment decision-making and guide design of future clinical trials.

Yaacoub has contributed more than 70 published papers and numerous book chapters in various urologic scientific journals. Additionally, he is an expert reviewer for 13 national and international scientific journals, and has been a distinguished guest speaker in at national and international meetings. Yaacoub is an invited expert at Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network think-tank meetings with top bladder cancer leaders. In addition to his research and clinical efforts, Yaacoub mentors medical students, residents and fellows in urology. He has been a teaching faculty member in AUA-sponsored urology courses.

Yaacoub has received numerous accolades including the Award of Excellence for Outstanding Cancer- related Poster from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, the Merit Award from the 2013 Genitourinary Cancer Symposium and he earned First Place in Clinical Research from the Society of Government Service Urologists Meeting in 2014. He is a member of the American Urological Association, the Society of Urologic Oncology and the Society of Endourology.

Training

Medical School: Mansoura School of Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt
1993-2000 (Gold Medalist- First Degree Honor)

Residency: Mansoura University, Egypt, 2001-2006, he was appointed urology faculty holding the title of an Assistant Lecturer at Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University from 2006-2008

Fellowship Training: Research Fellowship in Urology and Pathology, University of Southern California – Los Angeles, 2008-2009

Society of Urologic Oncology Fellowship, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2009-2012

Stone Disease/Endourology/Laparoscopic/Robotic Surgery Fellowship in Urology Division, Surgery Department, Duke University Medical Center, 2012-2014

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