Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Eugene Pietzak

Eugene Pietzak, MD

Surgeon

Clinical Expertise

Bladder Cancer; Upper Tract Urothelial Cell Carcinoma; Kidney Cancer; Prostate Cancer; Penile Cancer; Urethral Cancer; Retroperitoneal Sarcoma; Open Surgery; Robotic Surgery; Endoscopic Procedures

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About Me

Education

MD, Stony Brook University Medical School

Residencies

Urology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Fellowships

Urologic Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

I am a surgeon who specializes in caring for people with urologic cancers. I have expertise in both open and minimally invasive procedures to treat bladder cancer, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, and adrenal tumors. These diseases can require multiple treatments, so I work closely with my colleagues in medicine, radiation oncology, and pathology. Together, we ensure that we are united in our shared goal of helping our patients get well.

Through multi-institutional efforts, which are often led by MSK, we are developing a better understanding of urologic tumor genomics. This valuable information can help us tailor treatments to each patient’s unique disease.

My research focuses on using tumor-sequencing platforms, like MSK-IMPACT™, to better understand the underlying genetic information of individual tumors. I use these important details to help predict how tumors will respond to certain treatments. Ultimately, we want to pair people with the best therapies to treat their disease.

I am also committed to developing clinical trials that look at ways to ensure that people who have surgery to treat their bladder cancer can maintain their quality of life, such as bladder preservation.

I understand that a cancer diagnosis requires people to make many important, oftentimes difficult decisions. I work with each of my patients and their families to make sure they feel informed and empowered in their decision-making.

I understand that a cancer diagnosis requires people to make many important, oftentimes difficult decisions. I work with each of my patients and their families to make sure they feel informed and empowered in their decision-making.

Dr. Pietzak

Colleagues

Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering work as teams, with specialists from all different areas. This allows us to consider all your needs together, and to give you the best possible care.

Clinical Trials

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Find a Clinical Trial for You

Memorial Sloan Kettering's doctors and scientists are constantly developing new treatments for cancer. MSK is typically running hundreds of clinical trials at a given time.

You may be able to participate in a clinical trial even if you are new to MSK. Search our online directory to find trial information and see more about who can participate.

Research and Publications

Next-generation Sequencing of Nonmuscle Invasive Bladder Cancer Reveals Potential Biomarkers and Rational Therapeutic TargetsPietzak EJ, Bagrodia A, Cha EK, Drill EN, Iyer G, Isharwal S, Ostrovnaya I, Baez P, Li Q, Berger MF, Zehir A, Schultz N, Rosenberg JE, Bajorin DF, Dalbagni G, Al-Ahmadie H, Solit DB, Bochner BH. Eur Urol. 2017 Jun 2.

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Pietzak’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.