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Dr. Vitaly Margulis on the BackTable Urology Podcast

Dr. Vitaly Margulis


Dr. Vitaly Margulis is a Professor of Urologic Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

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Ep 10 Management of Locally Advanced Kidney Cancer with Dr. Vitaly Margulis and Dr. Aditya Bagrodia
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About Dr. Vitaly Margulis

Vitaly Margulis, M.D., Professor of Urology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin and UT Southwestern Medical School. He trained in the highly competitive urology residency program at UT Southwestern and completed a fellowship in urologic oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he was previously a Clinical Specialist in Urologic Oncology. He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2009.

An expert surgeon, Dr. Margulis uses minimally invasive techniques to treat patients with soft-tissue tumors and kidney, prostate, bladder, testicular, penile, and adrenal cancers. His research projects include clinical and lab research focused on the biology of kidney cancer, the genetic changes that occur and cause it to spread, and how to stop it.

Dr. Margulis travels frequently to lecture on urologic care and procedures. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society of Urologic Oncology, Endourologic Society, American Urological Association, American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Texas Urologic Association, Dallas County Medical Society, and Harris County Medical Society.

He has authored several book chapters and published research in a variety of medical journals, including the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Urologic Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research, Oncogene, Cancer, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, Urology, Journal of Urology, and British Journal of Urology. He also serves as a reviewer for those publications.

Dr. Margulis has been included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list as well as Texas Monthly's Super Doctors list.

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Podcasts Featuring Dr. Vitaly Margulis

Episode #10


Dr. Aditya Bagrodia interviews Dr. Vitaly Margulis, professor of urology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, about locally advanced kidney cancer. They discuss various topics including classification of locally advanced kidney cancers, various imaging modalities for staging cancer, special considerations for tumor-thrombus formation, targeted therapy vs. checkpoint inhibitors, and robotic vs. open nephrectomies.

Articles Featuring Dr. Vitaly Margulis

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.

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.

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