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Dr. Aditya Bagrodia on the BackTable Urology Podcast

Dr. Aditya Bagrodia

Genioturinary Oncologist

Dr. Aditya Bagrodia is an associate professor of urology and genitourinary oncology team leader at UC San Diego Health in California and adjunct professor of urology at UT Southwestern.

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About Dr. Aditya Bagrodia

Aditya Bagrodia, M.D., is an associate professor of urology and genitourinary oncology team leader at UC San Diego Health in California and adjunct professor of urology at UT Southwestern.

Dr. Bagrodia holds a bachelor of science degree from Rhodes College. While earning a medical degree with highest honors at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, he was awarded a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

After completing his residency in urology at UT Southwestern, he received advanced training in urologic oncology through a fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he was awarded a Urology Care Foundation Research Scholars Grant by the American Urological Association.

Dr. Bagrodia’s clinical practice focuses on treating all urologic malignancies, including adrenal, upper tract, renal, bladder, prostate, penile, and testicular cancers. He has expertise in complex multidisciplinary management and minimally invasive approaches to urologic surgery.

Dr. Bagrodia has conducted extensive research in urologic oncology, primarily in biomarker profiles and molecular signatures of urologic tumors as predictors of clinical outcomes. He is funded through competitive grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), intramural research grants, and the National Institutes of Health.

Both his clinical practice and research centers on patients with germ cell tumors (most commonly testicular cancer). His laboratory focuses on sequencing efforts to understand tumor evolution and heterogeneity in germ cell tumors and identifying novel biomarkers to recognize occult metastatic disease. The Bagrodia lab also conducts experiments in cell lines, zebrafish germ cell tumor models, and mice to understand the biologic implications of genetic alterations that are seen exclusively among patients with cisplatin-resistance disease. He is actively working on molecular biomarkers to identify minimal residual disease burden. On the clinical side, Dr. Bagrodia is actively involved in understanding and overcoming unique socioepidemiologic considerations that adversely impact oncologic outcomes in patients with germ cell tumors. He is also the principal investigator for several germ cell tumor-directed clinical trials at UT Southwestern (including NCT03426865 and NCT02537548).

Dr. Bagrodia is the principal author or co-author of more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed publications such as Journal of Clinical Oncology, Nature Genetics, European Urology, Journal of Urology, Urologic Oncology, and Urology. He is also a reviewer for many of these publications, as well as for the British Journal of Urology, Journal of Clinical Pathology, and Annals of Surgical Oncology.

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Podcasts Featuring Dr. Aditya Bagrodia

Episode #67

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In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Bagrodia and Dr. Jay Simhan, director of reconstructive urology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, discuss how to demonstrate value at a private or academic physician job.

Episode #64

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In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia speaks with two fellow urologic oncologists, Dr. Timothy Clinton (Brigham and Women’s Hospital) and Dr. Eugene Pietzak (Memorial Sloan Kettering), about the management of BCG-refractory non muscle-invasive bladder cancer.

Episode #62

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In this episode, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia speaks with Dr. Manoj Monga, chair of the urology department at UC San Diego, about his unique journey to becoming a urologist as well as extra-academic passions that have led him to understand the importance of advocacy.

Episode #60

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In this episode, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia interviews pelvic floor therapist Vanita Gaglani from Vanita’s Rehab about the role of pelvic floor physical therapy for early continence recovery after prostatectomy.

Episode #59

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In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia discusses benefits and advice for effective mentorship with Dr. Andrew Winer, Chief of Urology at Kings County Hospital Center and assistant professor at SUNY Downstate.

Episode #58

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In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia discusses retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) for early stage testicular cancer with Dr. Clint Cary and Dr. Timothy Masterson from Indiana University School of Medicine.

Episode #57

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In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia speaks with urologist Dr. Anne Schuckman from the University of Southern California about advantages and advice for blue light cystoscopy, a procedure performed to identify bladder tumors during transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT).

Episode #56

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In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia speaks with urologist Dr. Karim Bensalah from the Universitaire de Rennes and medical oncologist Dr. Rana McKay from UC San Diego about adjuvant therapy for advanced kidney cancer.

Episode #54

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In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia discusses methods and benefits of smoking cessation in urologic oncology patients with Dr. Christian Fankhauser from Luzerner Kantonsspital and Dr. Richard Matulewicz from Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Episode #53

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In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia discusses radiation therapy for favorable intermediate-risk prostate cancer with radiation oncologist Dr. Amar Kishan, Chief of the Genitourinary Oncology Service for the Department of Radiation Oncology at UCLA.

Episode #51

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In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Bagrodia discusses erectile dysfunction (ED) in the setting of post-prostate cancer treatment with Dr. Mike Hsieh and Dr. Darshan Patel, two urologists from the comprehensive men’s health clinic at UC San Diego Health.

Episode #49

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In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Bagrodia interviews Dr. Alexander Kutikov, chief of urology and urologic oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, about diagnosis, lab and imaging workup, and surgical management of adrenal masses.

Episode #46

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In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia interviews Dr. Sam Chang, chief of urologic oncology at Vanderbilt University, about surgical tips and tricks for intermediate and high risk bladder cancer.

Episode #44

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In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia discusses tips and tricks for radical and partial prostatectomies with Dr. Rafael Coelho, Chief of Urology Oncology at the University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine.

Episode #43

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Dr. Aditya Bagrodia talks with Dr. Lee Zhao, director of the Male Reconstructive Surgery program at NYU Urology, about indications, surgical techniques, and post-operative management for patients requiring upper tract ureteral reconstruction.

Episode #42

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Dr. David Canes and host Dr. Aditya Bagrodia talk about attitudes, practices, and anecdotes to help resident and attending surgeons avoid complications.

Episode #41

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Dr. Neil Desai, a radiation oncologist with UT Southwestern, shares his perspectives on radiation therapy indications, algorithms, side effects, and prognoses for unfavorable intermediate risk prostate cancer patients.

Episode #40

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Dr. Davies shares his valuable insights about post-operative opioid studies, disproves some myths about NSAIDs, and explains his pre-operative and post-operative pain management regimen.

Episode #39

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Aditya Bagrodia (UCSD Urology), Dr. Casey Seideman MD (OHSU Urology), and Dr. Jeff Cadeddu (UTSW Urology) share their experiences and advice for dealing with complications as surgeons.

Episode #37

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We talk with Dr. Scott Eggener about the importance of practical PSA screenings and shared decision making with patients. Dr. Eggener advocates for the prevention of overdiagnosis and overtreatment in prostate cancer.

Episode #36

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We talk with urologist Dr. Jay Shah, leader of urologic oncology at the Stanford Cancer Center, about seizing leadership opportunities in the world of academic medicine.

Episode #35

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We talk with Dr. Shahrokh Shariat, chairman of Urology at the Medical University of Vienna, about diagnosis and management of upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) as well as differing AUA and EAU approaches to these malignancies.

Episode #33

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In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia and Dr. Jennifer Anger from UCSD Urology talk about care for transgender patients and gender-affirming surgery. They discuss the importance of using correct terminology, how to work up patients seeking gender-affirming care, and the multidisciplinary nature of transgender healthcare.

Episode #32

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In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia and Dr. Chad Ellimoottil, a Michigan Medicine urologist and Director of the U-M Telehealth Research Incubator, discuss advice and future projections for telehealth.

Articles Featuring Dr. Aditya Bagrodia

Doctor holding cystoscope

Transurethral resections of bladder tumor (TURBT) is a common procedure that is used to treat bladder cancer. Urologic Oncologist Dr. Sam Chang shares his approach to successful bladder cancer resection with TURBT, covering his technique before, during, and after the TURBT procedure.

Testicular pain treatment consultation between physician and patient

Upper tract urothelial carcinoma is a rare entity with a lack of prospective data to guide clinical decisions. Dr. Shariat, who led the charge on building multicenter data sets for the condition, joins Dr. Bagrodia to discuss surgical management.

Doctor demonstrating prostate anatomy for potential radiotherapy complications

Urologists commonly utilize radiotherapy in the treatment of prostate cancer, but like most treatment modalities, it is not without its complications. Learn more about specific complications and the role of patient-specific and prostate-specific factors in determining candidacy for treatment. 

Male patient undergoing external radiation therapy

Internal radiation therapy and external radiation therapy are often used by Urologists in the treatment of prostate cancer. Understanding the differences between the two forms of radiation is pertinent for deciding the patient's treatment plan.

A transgender individual receiving a pelvic exam to evaluate for bottom surgery.

Many transgender individuals undergo gender affirming pelvic surgery, or bottom surgery. Since many travel for these surgeries, the original surgeon may not be available if complications arise. This article discusses common bottom surgery complications and their management.

A transgender woman talks to her doctor about gender affirming surgery

Transgender and gender diverse patients often seek urological care when they are interested in gender affirming surgery. This article discusses terminology and gender affirming surgery options available to transgender patients.

Blue light cystoscopy screening for bladder cancer recurrence

Blue light cystoscopy is useful in managing bladder cancer, both for complete tumor resection in the OR and as routine surveillance office cystoscopy to monitor bladder cancer recurrence.

Man being treated with radiation for prostate cancer.

When deciding on prostate cancer surgery vs radiation, it is important to know all of the pros and cons. They can both be effective treatments for prostate cancer, but you should be informed of the risks based on your age. This article covers both prostate cancer treatments.

A doctor consulting a patient about prostate cancer.

This article discusses the criteria to start prostate cancer active surveillance, various modalities to monitor disease progression, and indications to initiate other treatment.

A backtable set up for a ureteroscopy

A ureteroscopy should be performed if a stone fails trial of passage. This article breaks down the peri-operative and post-op care, as well as technique for this procedure.

Patient with a secured nephrostomy tube from treatment of obstructive pyelonephritis

Obstructive pyelonephritis can present as an emergency, and must be correctly identified and treated. This article discusses the diagnosis and treatment of this condition, along with medical management of a trial of passage.

Renal cell carcinoma with tumor thrombus in the interior vena cava

Tumor thrombus formation is common in locally advanced kidney cancer, and can lead to bland thrombus, pulmonary emboli, and even Budd-Chiari syndrome. The risk of pulmonary emboli creates unique challenges during kidney cancer surgery.

Kidney cancer surgery, specifically, a nephrectomy

Kidney cancer surgery can be aggressive or conservative, depending on various factors. This article discusses when to perform a partial vs. radical nephrectomy, the indications for lymph node dissection, and the viability of a robotic approach.

PCNL nephrostomy tube placement for kidney stones

PCNL is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that is used to remove large or complex kidney stones. Urologist Dr. Margaret Pearle explains when nephrostomy tube placement is appropriate and how they can stabilize post-operative bleeding.

PCNL Surgery Procedure Steps & Techniques for kidney stones

PCNL surgery is a minimally invasive alternative to open kidney stone surgery to remove kidney stones. Urologist Dr. Margaret Pearle shares her PCNL procedure steps and techniques and discusses the complications of PCNL surgery.

HoLEP procedure surgery

The HoLEP procedure, or holmium laser enucleation of the prostate, is a new BPH treatment that is widely used because of its minimal invasiveness and quicker recovery times. However, urologists should evaluate the HoLEP procedure pros and cons before they decide on the surgery.

urolift procedure device

The UroLift procedure is a minimally invasive, non-ablative BPH treatment that places permanent implants to pull the prostate lobes away from the urethra.

bipolar turp procedure device

The bipolar TURP procedure involves the use of a bipolar current to resect excess prostate tissue, alleviating symptoms in patients with benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). Learn about Bipolar TURP procedure steps, advantages of the procedure, and complications.

Urologist using the IPPS to evaluate patient with BPH

The International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) is a universal assessment endorsed by the AUA. The IPSS questionnaire consists of 7 questions and evaluates BPH patients from a score of 0 to 35.

5-alpha reductase inhibitors for BPH

5-alpha reductase inhibitors are a class of medications commonly used to treat BPH. They are most effective in BPH patients with large prostates. Learn more about using 5-alpha reductase inhibitors for BPH.

Blood test for testicular cancer markers.

Testicular cancer markers are the first step in working up a testicular mass, but are not elevated in all testis cancers. MicroRNA biomarkers are elevated in roughly 90% of testis cancers.

Young man consulting with his Urologist about testicular cancer and fertility after orchiectomy

The testes are responsible for sperm production, so many patients have concerns about testicular cancer and fertility preservation after radical orchiectomy.

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Topics

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