Paul Russo, MD, FACS

About Me

I am a urologic oncological surgeon known for my academic work in kidney tumor surgery. My expertise includes partial nephrectomy, removing only the tumor using small “miniflank” incisions while preserving maximal kidney function, and cytoreductive radical nephrectomy for patients with advanced kidney cancers. I also lead a kidney tumor surgical research team at Memorial Sloan Kettering that has created nomograms predicting survival and renal functional outcomes.

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  • Clinical Expertise: Urologic Oncology; Kidney Cancer; Bladder Cancer
  • Awards and Honors: Castle Connolly: New York Magazine Top Doctors (2002, 2009, 2011-2012, 2015-2017)
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, Columbia University
  • Residencies: General Surgery - Washington University Medical Center; Urologic Surgery - Washington University Medical Center
  • Fellowships: Urologic Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certifications: Urology

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Publications

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Clinical Trials

Research is integral to our mission at Memorial Sloan Kettering, and clinical trials help us discover better forms of patient care and treatment. For you, this could mean access to a new therapy or therapy combination. Click to see a list of the trials I’m currently leading.

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