Behfar Ehdaie, MD, MPH

Pictured: Behfar Ehdaie

I am a surgeon with expertise in minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of urologic malignancies, including prostate cancer and kidney tumors. I have advanced skills in MRI image-guided procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. I have a special interest in actively monitoring prostate cancer patients using state-of-the art imaging technology and in directing organ-sparing approaches for curative therapeutic interventions. I am dedicated to optimizing cure and preserving post-treatment function so patients can enjoy a long and optimal quality of life.   

My research interests complement my clinical practice through development of promising new methods to diagnose, evaluate, and treat urologic malignancies. I am the lead investigator for a clinical trial evaluating MRI-guided focal therapy for prostate cancer.  I am actively involved in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s comprehensive active surveillance program for low-risk prostate cancer.  My research in this program incorporates biomarkers and advanced imaging to detect cancer progression.  My other research interests utilize the SEER-Medicare database to study treatment patterns, complications, and survival in urologic malignancies to better inform patients and improve clinical decision-making. 

My philosophy is focused on service to patients and families and to integrated treatment plans tailored to each patient’s values. 

I am fluent in English and Farsi.

Appointments for New Patients
Clinical Expertise

Urologic Oncology (Prostate Cancer and Kidney Cancer): minimally invasive and robotic-assisted techniques; MRI image-guided diagnostic and therapeutic procedures

Languages Spoken

MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine; MPH, Harvard School of Public Health


University of Virginia Health System


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications


See My Colleagues in:
Publications by Behfar Ehdaie
Visit PubMed for full listing of Behfar Ehdaie journal articles
Pubmed is an online index of biomedical articles maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.