Youseff Tanagho, MD, MPH

Youssef Tanagho, MD, MPH

Urologist

La Mesa - Urology

 
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Youssef Tanagho, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery/Urology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine. Dr. Tanagho completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Prior to this, Dr. Tanagho completed his residency program in Urology at Case Western Reserve, University Hospital Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Tanagho received dual bachelor’s degrees in Biological Sciences and Cultural Anthropology as well as a master's degree in Anthropology at Stanford University. He graduated from Stanford with academic distinction and was selected to the Phi Beta Kappa chapter of Stanford University. Dr. Tanagho completed his medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School and received an academic scholarship to pursue a Master of Public Health at Harvard University.

At an early age, Dr. Tanagho felt he would pursue a career in medicine. He knew early that he wanted to become a person whose life work would fulfill a mission, desiring to be involved in people’s lives and health.

While in medical school and considering which subspecialty to pursue, Dr. Tanagho decided Urology provided the various aspects of medicine that he enjoyed, namely surgery, clinical medicine and the opportunity to interact with patients on a long-term basis. “Most importantly, I wanted to specialize in a field in which I could see my patients’ quality of life improve. Urology affords me the opportunity to impact my patients’ lives in a very tangible way,” states Dr. Tanagho.

Commenting on how he approaches patient care, Dr. Tanagho states, “I view my patients not as cases or appointments, but as individuals with real concerns and anxiety. My role is to alleviate their anxiety by addressing their unique concerns and recommending a course of action to improve their quality of life. Healing occurs not just in the operating room but in the course of a trusting relationship established between a patient and physician.”

In addition to his medical training, Dr. Tanagho has two master’s degrees in Cultural Anthropology and in Public Health. “This background gives me a unique insight with my patients, allowing me to provide more sensitive and comprehensive patient care as I view patients not just from a medical perspective but also in a social context,” states Dr. Tanagho.

Dr. Tanagho is the author of more than 75 urological publications and has given dozens of presentations at national and international conferences. Dr. Tanagho joined Genesis Healthcare Partners to establish a practice in a community with great need for urological care, while enjoying his strong family ties to the region.

Education

2011 - 2013 Fellow in Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine/Barnes Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO
2010 - 2011 Chief Resident in Urology
Case Western Reserve/University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Cleveland, OH
2007 - 2010 Resident in Urology
Case Western Reserve/University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Cleveland, OH
2005 - 2007 Intern and Resident in General Surgery
Case Western Reserve/University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Cleveland, OH
2005 M.D.
Dartmouth Medical School
Hanover, NH
2005 M.P.H.
Harvard School of Public Health
Boston, MA
2000 M.A. in Anthropological Sciences
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA
2000 B.A. in Social Anthropology
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA
2002 B.S. in Biological Sciences
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

Appointments

2018 - present Urologist, Genesis Healthcare Partners (GHP)
Urology Specialty Associates
8851 Center Drive, Suite #501, La Mesa CA 91942-3058
Tel: (619) 697 2456; Fax: (858) 429 7930
Sharp Grossmont Hospital
La Mesa, CA
2014 - present Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery/Urology
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery
San Diego, CA
2016 - 2017 Urologist, Walsh Urology Associates
Eisenhower Medical Center
Rancho Mirage, CA
2013 - 2016 Urologist, Eisenhower Medical Associates
Eisenhower Medical Center
Rancho Mirage, CA
2011 - 2013 Clinical Instructor of Urologic Surgery
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Division of Urologic Surgery, Department of Surgery
St. Louis, MO

Honors/Awards

Stanford University Howard Hughes Fellowship for Research in Basic Sciences/Molecular Biology

Stanford Major Grant for Research in Social Sciences/Anthropology

B.A. degree with “Departmental Honors” in Social Anthropology, Stanford University

B.S. degree with “Departmental Honors” in Biological Sciences, Stanford University

University Academic Distinction, Stanford University

Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University

Dartmouth International Health Group (DIHG) Fellowship

Academic Scholarship (partial tuition), Harvard School of Public Health

2nd place award at the “Resident Quiz Bowl” (knowledge competition) at the 2009 American Urological Association North Central Section (AUA-NCS) Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona (1st place in the preliminary round)

Recognition for achieving the “Top Score in the Department on the Urology In-service Examination,” Case Western Reserve Urology Residency Program

“Shining Star Recognition,” Eisenhower Medical Center

“Top Urologist and Leading Physicians of the World Recognition,” International Association of Health Care Professionals (IAHCP)

Presentations

  1. Presented “How Do Gender Role Interpretations and Subscriptions Impact Adolescents’ Experience of their Physical Transitions?” at the annual Stanford Anthropology Honors Symposium- Palo Alto, California- 1998 (podium presentation)
  2. Presented project with leprosy patients in Egypt as a DIHG fellow at Dartmouth College- Hanover, New Hampshire- 2000 (podium presentation)
  3. Presented work with leprosy patients in Egypt at the New England International Health Consortium sponsored by the Massachusetts Medical Society- Waltham, Massachusetts- 2000 (podium presentation)
  4. Presented “Cloning of Human Analogue of Murine p38-2G4 that Binds to the RNA Hairpin of the 5’ Noncoding Region of Poliovirus” at the Biological Sciences Honors Research Symposium- Palo Alto, California- 2002 (poster presentation)
  5. Coauthored presentation entitled “Predictors of Sexual Coercion in Rural Haiti and their Implications for the Spread of STDs and AIDS” at the International AIDS Conference- Barcelona, Spain- 2002 (poster presentation)
  6. Coauthored presentation entitled “The Importance of Resistance Among Patients Receiving a Standardized Regimen for Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis” at the International Conference on Lung Disease and Tuberculosis- Montreal, Canada- 2002 (poster presentation)
  7. Coauthored presentation entitled “Factors Associated with Forced Sex among Women Accessing Health Services in Rural Haiti: Implication for the Prevention of HIV Infections and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases” at the International AIDS Conference- Bangkok, Thailand- 2004 (podium presentation)
  8. Coauthored presentation entitled “Pre-peritoneal vs. Trans-peritoneal Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy” at the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting- San Antonio, Texas- 2005 (moderated poster presentation)
  9. Presented “Radical Perineal Prostatectomy: A Critical Evaluation of Oncological Outcomes” at the American Urological Association North Central Section (AUA-NCS) Annual Meeting- Scottsdale, Arizona- 2009 (podium presentation) and at the Ohio Urological Society Annual Meeting- Columbus, Ohio- 2009 (podium presentation)
  10. Presented “A Novel Approach to Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumors Using an Electrosurgical Colonic Polyp Snare” at the Engineering and Urology Society Annual Meeting- San Francisco, California- 2010 (moderated poster presentation), at the American Urological Association North Central Section (AUA- NCS) Annual Meeting- Chicago, Illinois- 2010 (poster presentation), and at the Ohio Urological Society Annual Meeting- Columbus, Ohio- 2010 (podium presentation)
  11. Coauthored presentation entitled “Testicular Plasmacytoma: A Review of Cases from 1993-2009” at the Ohio Urological Society Annual Meeting- Columbus, Ohio- 2010 (podium presentation)
  12. Presented “Robotic Radical Prostatectomy, Retrograde Approach: A Novel Technique That Mimics the Open Approach” at the at the American Urological Association North Central Section (AUA-NCS) Annual Meeting- Chicago, Illinois- 2010 (video presentation) and at the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) Annual Meeting- Bethesda, Maryland- 2010 (poster presentation)
  13. Presented “Endopyelotomy for Pediatric Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction: A Review of Our 25-Year Experience” at the World Congress of Endourology Annual Meeting- Kyoto, Japan- 2011 (moderated poster presentation)
  14. Presented “Long-Term Impact of Laparoscopic Cyst Decortication in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease on Renal Function, Hypertension, and Pain Control” at the World Congress of Endourology Annual Meeting- Kyoto, Japan- 2011 (moderated poster presentation)
  15. Coauthored presentation entitled “Ten Years of Shockwave Lithotripsy: the Washington University Experience 1999-2009” at the World Congress of Endourology Annual Meeting- Kyoto, Japan- 2011 (moderated poster presentation)
  16. Coauthored presentation entitled “Comparison of Efficacy Between First- and Fourth-Generation Lithotripters in the Modern Era: a Washington University Update” at the World Congress of Endourology Annual Meeting- Kyoto, Japan- 2011 (moderated poster presentation)
  17. Coauthored presentation entitled “Multi-Center Intermediate-Term Oncologic Outcomes of Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy for pT1 Renal Cell Carcinoma” at the European Association of Urology Annual Meeting- Paris, France- 2012 (moderated poster presentation)
  18. Coauthored presentation entitled “Robotic-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy in Patients without Hilar Clamping– a Multi-Institutional Study” at the Engineering and Urology Society Annual Meeting- Atlanta, Georgia- 2012 (moderated poster presentation) and the American Urological Association North Central Section (AUA-NCS) Annual Meeting- Chicago, IL- 2012 (podium presentation)
  19. Coauthored presentation entitled “Live Robotic Surgery: Are Outcomes Compromised?” at the Engineering and Urology Society Annual Meeting- Atlanta, Georgia- 2012 (moderated poster presentation)
  20. Coauthored presentation entitled “Multi-Institutional Analysis of Robotic Partial Nephrectomy for Solitary Kidney” at the Engineering and Urology Society Annual Meeting- Atlanta, Georgia- 2012 (moderated poster presentation)
  21. Presented “Renal Functional and Perioperative Outcomes of Off-Clamp Robotic Partial Nephrectomy: Matched Cohort Study” at the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting- Atlanta, Georgia- 2012 (podium presentation)
  22. Presented “Laparoscopic Cryoablation of Renal Masses- Single-Center Long-Term Experience” at the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting- Atlanta, Georgia- 2012 (podium presentation)
  23. Coauthored presentation entitled “2D vs. 3D Visualization: Impact Upon Laparoscopic Proficiency Using the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery Skill Set” at the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting- Atlanta, Georgia- 2012 (podium presentation)
  24. Coauthored presentation entitled “Predictors of the Contemporary Use of Minimally Invasive Radical Prostatectomy” at the American Urological Association Annual (AUA) Meeting- Atlanta, Georgia- 2012 (poster presentation)
  25. Coauthored presentation entitled “State-level Analysis of the Contemporary Utilization of Radical Prostatectomy in the United States” at the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting- Atlanta, Georgia- 2012 (poster presentation)
  26. Presented “Predictors of Renal Functional Decline after Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy: Multi-center Study of 886 Patients” at the World Congress of Endourology Annual Meeting- Istanbul, Turkey- 2012 (moderated poster presentation) and at the American Urological Association South Central Section (AUA-SCS) Annual Meeting- Colorado Springs, CO- 2012 (podium presentation)
  27. Presented “Off-Clamp Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy: Initial Washington University Experience” at the World Congress of Endourology Annual Meeting- Istanbul, Turkey- 2012 (moderated poster presentation) and at the American Urological Association South Central Section (AUA-SCS) Annual Meeting- Colorado Springs, CO- 2012 (podium presentation)
  28. Presented “Perioperative Complications of Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy: Analysis of 886 Cases at Five U.S. Centers” at the World Congress of Endourology Annual Meeting- Istanbul, Turkey- 2012 (moderated poster presentation)
  29. Presented “Multi-Center Validation of the R.E.N.A.L. Nephrometry Scoring System as a Predictor of Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy Complications” at the World Congress of Endourology Annual Meeting- Istanbul, Turkey- 2012 (moderated poster presentation)
  30. Presented “Predictors of Short, Intermediate, and Long-Term Survival after Cytoreductive Nephrectomy for Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma” at the World Congress of Endourology Annual Meeting- Istanbul, Turkey- 2012 (moderated poster presentation)
  31. Presented “Percutaneous Cryoablation of Renal Masses: Experience Treating 129 Tumors” at the World Congress of Endourology Annual Meeting- Istanbul, Turkey- 2012 (moderated poster presentation)
  32. Presented “Off-Clamp Robotic Partial Nephrectomy for Complex Renal Tumors” at the World Congress of Endourology Annual Meeting- Istanbul, Turkey- 2012 (moderated poster presentation)
  33. Coauthored presentation entitled “Robot Assisted Partial Nephrectomy in Patients with Baseline Renal Insufficiency” at the World Congress of Endourology Annual Meeting- Istanbul, Turkey- 2012 (moderated poster presentation) and at the American Urological Association North Central Section (AUA-NCS) Annual Meeting- Chicago, IL- 2012 (podium presentation)
  34. Coauthored presentation entitled “Robotic Partial Nephrectomy for Solitary Kidney: A Multi-Institutional Analysis” at the World Congress of Endourology Annual Meeting- Istanbul, Turkey- 2012 (moderated poster presentation)
  35. Presented “Addressing an Important Quality of Care Concern: Is There a Financial Disincentive to Perform a Partial Nephrectomy?” at the American Urological Association South Central Section (AUA-SCS) Annual Meeting- Colorado Springs, CO- 2012 (moderated poster presentation)
  36. Coauthored presentation entitled “Renal Mass Upstaging from Clinical T1 to Pathologic T3a at Partial Nephrectomy: A Multi-Institutional Analysis” at the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting- San Diego, CA- 2013 (moderated poster presentation)
  37. Coauthored presentation entitled “Positive Surgical Margins in Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomies: A Multi-Institutional Analysis of Oncological Outcomes” at the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting- San Diego, CA- 2013 (moderated poster presentation)
  38. Coauthored presentation entitled “Outcomes of Laparoscopic and Percutaneous Cryoablation for Renal Masses” at the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting- San Diego, CA- 2013 (moderated poster presentation)
  39. Coauthored presentation entitled “Urinary Aquaporin-1 and Perilipin-2: Potential Biomarkers for Early Detection of Renal Cell Carcinoma” at the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting- San Diego, CA- 2013 (moderated poster presentation)
  40. Coauthored presentation entitled “Long-Term Oncologic Outcomes of Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy for pT1 Renal Cell Carcinoma: Prospective Multi-Center Study” at the 33rd Congress of the Société Internationale d’Urologie (SIU)-Vancouver, Canada- 2013 (podium presentation)
  41. Authored presentation entitled “Renal Cryoablation versus Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy: Single-Center, Long-Term Experience” at the World Congress of Endourology Annual Meeting- New Orleans, LA- 2013 (moderated poster presentation; Tanagho Y first author but presented by co-author)
  42. Coauthored presentation entitled “Port Site Metastasis after Surgery for Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Harbinger of Future Metastasis” at the World Congress of Endourology Annual Meeting- New Orleans, LA- 2013 (moderated poster presentation)
  43. Coauthored presentation entitled “Endoscopic Management of Genitourinary Foreign Bodies: Washington University Case Series” at the World Congress of Endourology Annual Meeting- New Orleans, LA- 2013 (moderated poster presentation)
  44. Coauthored presentation entitled “Factors Predictive of Symptomatic Presentation in Renal Cell Carcinoma” at the World Congress of Endourology Annual Meeting- New Orleans, LA- 2013 (moderated poster presentation)
  45. Coauthored presentation entitled “Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy in Patients with Baseline Chronic Kidney Disease: A Multi-Institutional Propensity Score-Matched Analysis” at the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting- Orlando, FL- 2014 (moderated poster presentation)

Publications

Published manuscripts

  1. Tanagho Y, Stovsky M, MacLennan G. Testicular Plasmacytoma. J Urol 2010; 184(3): 1161-2.
  2. Tanagho Y, Madi R. Robotic Radical Prostatectomy, Retrograde Approach: A Technique That Mimics the Open Approach. Journal of Endourology Part B, Videourology; May 2011, 25. doi: 10.1089/vid.2010.0146.
  3. Tanagho Y, Roytman T, Bhayani S, Kim E, Benway B, Gardner M, Figenshau R. Laparoscopic Cryoablation of Renal Masses- Single-Center Long-Term Experience. Urology 2012; 80(2): 307-15.
  4. Tanagho Y, Roytman T, Bhayani S, Kim E, Benway B, Gardner M, Figenshau R. Authors’ Response to Editorial Comment re: Laparoscopic Cryoablation of Renal Masses- Single-Center Long-Term Experience. Urology 2012; 80(2): 315.
  5. Tanagho Y, Bhayani S, Kim E, Sandhu G, Vaughn N, Figenshau R. Off-Clamp Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy: Initial Washington University Experience. J Endourol 2012; 26(10): 1284-9.
  6. Tanagho Y, Figenshau R, Sandhu G, Bhayani S. Is There a Financial Disincentive to Perform a Partial Nephrectomy? J Urol 2012; 187(6): 1995-9.
  7. Tanagho Y, Andriole G. The Case for Prostate Cancer Risk Reduction by 5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitors. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book 2012; 32: 92-5.
  8. Tanagho Y, Bhayani S, Sandhu G, Vaughn N, Nepple K, Figenshau R. Renal Functional and Perioperative Outcomes of Off-Clamp vs. Clamped Robot-Assisted Partial nephrectomy: Matched Cohort Study. Urology 2012; 80(4): 838-44.
  9. Tanagho Y, Figenshau R. Authors’ Response to Editorial Comment re: Renal Functional and Perioperative Outcomes of Off-Clamp vs. Clamped Robot-Assisted Partial nephrectomy: Matched Cohort Study. Urology 2012; 80(4): 843-4.
  10. Tanagho Y, Figenshau R, Bhayani S. Technique, Outcomes, and Evolving Role of Extirpative Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery for Renal Cell Carcinoma. Surg Oncol Clin N Am 2013; 22(1): 91-109.
  11. Tanagho Y, Figenshau R, Bhayani S. Robotic Partial Nephrectomy. AUA Update Series 2013; March issue.
  12. Tanagho Y, Bhayani S, Figenshau R. Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy in Contemporary Practice. Frontiers in Oncology; 2012; 2: 213. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2012.00213. Epub 2013, Jan 11.
  13. Tanagho Y, Kaouk J, Allaf M, Rogers C, Stifelman M, Kaczmarek B, Hillyer S, Mullins J, Bhayani S. Perioperative Complications of Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy: Analysis of 886 Cases at Five U.S. Centers. Urology 2013; 81(3): 573-80.
  14. Tanagho Y, Mobley J, Benway B, Desai A. Gas-Producing Renal Infection Presenting as Pneumaturia: A Case Report. Case Report Med; April 2013. Article ID 730549. doi: 10.1155/2013/730549.
  15. Tanagho Y, Bhayani S, Kim E, Figenshau R. Renal Cryoablation versus Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy: Washington University Long-Term Experience. J Endourol 2013; 27(12): 1477-86.
  16. Kaczmarek B, Tanagho Y, Hillyer S, Mullins J, Diaz-Insua M, Trinh Q, Kaouk J, Bhayani S, Allaf M, Stifelman M, Rogers C. Off-Clamp Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Preserves Renal Function: A Multi-Institutional Propensity Score Analysis. Eur Urol 2013: 64(6): 988-93.
  17. Haseebuddin M, Tanagho Y, Millar M, Roytman T, Chen C, Clayman R, Desai A, Benway B, Bhayani S, Figenshau R. Long-Term Impact of Laparoscopic Cyst Decortication in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease on Renal Function, Hypertension, and Pain Control. J Urol 2012; 188(4): 1239-44.
  18. Kim E, Tanagho Y, Traxel E, Austin P, Figenshau R, Coplen D. Endopyelotomy for Pediatric Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction: A Review of Our 25-Year Experience. J Urol 2012; 188(4 Suppl): 1628-33.
  19. Kim E, Tanagho Y, Sandhu G, Bhayani S, Figenshau R. Off-Clamp Robotic Partial Nephrectomy for Complex Renal Tumors. J Endourol 2012; 26(9): 1177-82.
  20. Sandhu G, Tanagho Y, Bhayani S. Re: Maxine Sun, Quoc-Dien Trinh, Marco Bianchi, et al. A Non-Cancer-Related Survival Benefit is Associated with Partial Nephrectomy. Eur Urol 2012; 61: 725-31. Eur Urol 2012; 62(3): e58.
  21. Kim E, Tanagho Y, Saad N, Benway B, Bhayani S, Figenshau R. Percutaneous Cryoablation of Renal Masses: Washington University Experience Treating 129 Tumors. BJU Int 2013; 111(6): 872-9.
  22. Millar M, Tanagho Y, Haseebuddin M, Clayman R, Bhayani S, Figenshau R. Review article: Surgical Cyst Decortication in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease. J Endourol 2013; 27(5): 528-34.
  23. Kyllo R, Tanagho Y, Kaouk J, Stifelman M, Rogers C, Hillyer S, Sukumar S, Nepple K, Bhayani S. Prospective Multi-Center Study of Oncologic Outcomes of Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy for pT1 Renal Cell Carcinoma. BMC Urology 2012; 12(1): 11.
  24. Song J, Tanagho Y, Kim E, Abbosh P, Vemana G, Figenshau S. Camera-Port Site Metastasis of a Renal Cell Carcinoma after Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy. J Endourol 2013; 27(6): 732-9.
  25. Song J, Tanagho Y, Haseebuddin M, Benway B, Desai A, Bhayani S, Figenshau R. Endoscopic Management of Genitourinary Foreign Bodies. Rev Urol 2013; 15(2): 84-91.
  26. Kim E, Tanagho Y, Saad N, Bhayani S, Figenshau R. Comparison of Laparoscopic and Percutaneous Cryoablation for Treatment of Renal Masses. Urology 2014; 83(5): 1081-7.
  27. Sandhu G, Kim E, Tanagho Y, Bhayani S, Figenshau R. Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy: Off-Clamp Technique. J Endourol 2013; 27(1): 4-7.
  28. Sandhu G, Nepple K, Tanagho Y, Andriole G. Laparoscopic Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer: Continued Role in Urology. Surg Oncol Clin N Am 2013; 22(1): 125-41.
  29. Sandhu G, Nepple K, Tanagho Y, Andriole G. Prostate Cancer Chemoprevention. Semin Oncol 2013; 40(3): 276-85.
  30. Kim E, Abbosh P, Tanagho Y, Song J, Figenshau R. Port-Site Metastasis after Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy. Journal of Endourology Part B, Videourology; January 2013. doi: 10.1089/vid.2012.0032.
  31. Kim E, Vaughn N, Lake B, Tanagho Y, Bhayani S, Figenshau R. Off-Clamp Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy for Multiple Ipsilateral Tumors. Journal of Endourology Part B, Videourology; July 2012, 26. doi: 10.1089/vid.2012.0013.
  32. Gorin M, Ball M, Pierorazio P, Tanagho Y, Bhayani S, Kaouk J, Rogers C, Stifelman M, Khalifeh A, Kumar R, Sivarajan G, Allaf M. Outcomes and Predictors of Clinical T1 to Pathologic T3a Tumor Upstaging Following Partial Nephrectomy: A Multi-Institutional Analysis. J Urol 2013; 190(5): 1907-11.
  33. Song J, Kim E, Mobley J, Vemana G, Tanagho Y, Vater J, Bhayani S, Russo P, Fugita O, Yang S, Iwamura M, Figenshau R. Port-Site Metastasis after Surgery for Renal Cell Carcinoma: Harbinger of Future Metastasis. J Urol 2014; 192(2): 364-8.
  34. Khalifeh A, Kaouk J, Bhayani S, Rogers C, Stifelman M, Tanagho Y, Kumar R, Gorin M, Sivarajan G, Samarasekera D, Allaf M. Positive Surgical Margins in Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy: A Multi-Institutional Analysis of Oncological Outcomes (Leave No Tumor Behind). J Urol 2013; 190(5): 1674-9.
  35. Hillyer S, Bhayani S, Allaf M, Rogers C, Stifelman M, Tanagho Y, Mullins J, Chiu Y, Kaczmarek B, Kaouk J. Robotic Partial Nephrectomy for Solitary Kidney: A Multi-Institutional Analysis. Urology 2013; 81(1): 93-7.
  36. Mullins J, Kaouk J, Bhayani S, Rogers C, Stifelman M, Pierorazio P, Tanagho Y, Hillyer S, Kaczmarek B, Chiu Y, Allaf M. Tumor Complexity Predicts Malignant Disease in Small Renal Masses. J Urol 2012; 188(6): 2072-6.
  37. Kumar R, Sammon J, Kaczmarek B, Khalifeh A, Gorin M, Sivarajan G, Tanagho Y, Bhayani S, Stifelman M, Allaf M, Kaouk J, Rogers C. Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy in Patients with Baseline Chronic Kidney Disease: A Multi-Institutional Propensity Score-Matched Analysis. Eur Urol 2014; 65(6): 1205-10.
  38. Mullins J, Borofsky M, Allaf M, Bhayani S, Kaouk J, Rogers C, Hillyer S, Kaczmarek B, Tanagho Y, Stifelman M. Live Robotic Surgery: Are Outcomes Compromised? Urology 2012; 80(3): 602-7.
  39. Smith Fawzi M, Lambert W, Singler J, Tanagho Y, Leandre F, Nevil P, Bertrand D, Claude M, Bertrand J, Louissaint M, Mukherjee J, Goldie S, Salazar J, Farmer P. Factors Associated with Forced Sex Among Women Accessing Health Services in Rural Haiti: Implication for the Prevention of HIV Infection and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Social Science and Medicine 2005; 60(4): 679-89.

Book chapters/contributions:

  1. Benway B, Tanagho Y, Mobley J, Bhayani S. “Chapter 7- Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy: Complex Tumors and Evolving Techniques.” Robotic Renal Surgery: Benign and Cancer Surgery for the Kidney and Ureters. Abaza R (ed.), Springer Science & Business Media, New York 2013; 77-87.
  2. Tanagho Y. Re: Simone G, Papalia R, Guaglianone S, et al. ‘Zero Ischemia,’ Sutureless Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy for Renal Tumors with a Low Nephrometry Score. BJU Int 2012; 110: 124-30. Yearbook of Urology 2013. Andriole G and Coplen D (ed.), Elsevier Inc. 2013; 128-9.
  3. Tanagho Y. Re: Satasivam P, Rajarubendra N, Chia P, et al. Trends in the Use of Nephron-Sparing Surgery at an Australian Tertiary Referral Center: An Analysis of Surgical Decision-Making Using the R.E.N.A.L. Nephrometry Scoring System. BJU Int 2012; 109: 1341-4. Yearbook of Urology 2013. Andriole G and Coplen D (ed.), Elsevier Inc. 2013; 130-1.
  4. Tanagho Y. Re: Roos F, Brenner W, Thomas C, et al. Functional Analysis of Elective Nephron-Sparing Surgery vs. Radical Nephrectomy for Renal Tumors Larger than 4 cm. Urology 2012; 79: 607-14. Yearbook of Urology 2013. Andriole G and Coplen D (ed.), Elsevier Inc. 2013; 126-8.
  5. Tanagho Y. Re: Tobert C, Kahnoski R, and Thompson D, et al. R.E.N.A.L. Nephrometry Score Predicts Surgery Type Independent of Individual Surgeon’s Use of Nephron-Sparing Surgery. Urology 2012; 80: 157-61. Yearbook of Urology 2013. Andriole G and Coplen D (ed.), Elsevier Inc. 2013; 125-6.

Published abstracts:

  1. Schwaab T, Corbett S, Schwender C, Leocadio D, Tanagho Y, Wallen E, Heaney J. Pre-Peritoneal versus Trans-Peritoneal Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy. J Urol 2005; 173(4): 293.
  2. Coplen D, Tanagho Y, Traxel E, Kim E, Austin P, Figenshau R. Primary and Secondary Endopyelotomy in Children with Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction. J Endourol 2011; 25: A156.
  3. Haseebuddin M, Tanagho Y, Millar M, Roytman T, Benway B, Bhayani S, Clayman R, Figenshau R. Long-Term Impact of Laparoscopic Cyst Decortication in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease on Renal Function, Hypertension, and Pain Control. J Endourol 2011; 25: A33.
  4. Tanagho Y, Bhayani S, Kim E, Sandhu G, Vaughn N, Figenshau R. Off-Clamp Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy: Initial Washington University Experience. J Endourol 2012; 26(Suppl. 1): A156.
  5. Tanagho Y, Kaouk J, Allaf M, Rogers C, Stifelman M, Kaczmarek B, Hillyer S, Mullins J, Chie Y, Bhayani S. Peri-Operative Complications of Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy: Analysis of Nearly 900 Cases at Five U.S. Centers. J Endourol 2012; 26(Suppl. 1): A157-8.
  6. Tanagho Y, Allaf M, Kaouk J, Rogers C, Stifelman M, Hillyer S, Mullins J, Chiu Y, Kaczmarek B, Bhayani S. Predictors of Renal Functional Decline after Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy: Multicenter Study of 886 Patients. J Endourol 2012; 26(Suppl. 1): A158.
  7. Tanagho Y, Kaouk J, Allaf M, Rogers C, Stifelman M, Mullins J, Hillyer S, Kazmarek, Chiu Y, Bhayani S. Mutli-Center Validation of the R.E.N.A.L. Nephrometry Scoring System as a Predictor of Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy Complications. J Endourol 2012; 26(Suppl. 1): A165-6.
  8. Tanagho Y, Bhayani S, Song J, Knight B, Sandhu G, Benway B, Nepple K, Figenshau R. Predictors of Short, Intermediate, and Long-Term Survival after Cytoreductive Nephrectomy for Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma. J Endourol 2012; 26(Suppl. 1): A179-80.
  9. Kim E, Tanagho Y, Sandhu G, Bhayani S, Figenshau R. Off-Clamp Robotic Partial Nephrectomy for Complex Renal Tumors. J Endourol 2012; 26(Suppl. 1): A167.
  10. Kim E, Tanagho Y, Bhayani S, Saad N, Benway B, Figenshau R. Percutaneous Cryoablation of Renal Masses: Experience Treating 129 Tumors. J Endourol 2012; 26(Suppl. 1): A122.
  11. Kaczmarek B, Bhayani S, Stifelman M, Kaouk J, Allaf M, Tanagho Y, Hillyer S, Mullins J, Rogers C. Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy in Patients with Baseline Renal Insufficiency. J Endourol 2012; 26(Suppl. 1): A159.
  12. Hillyer S, Bhayani S, Allaf M, Rogers C, Stifelman M, Tanagho Y, Mullins J, Chiu Y, Kaczmarek B, Kaouk J. Robotic Partial Nephrectomy for Solitary Kidney: A Multi-institutional Analysis. J Endourol 2012; 26(Suppl. 1): A156.
  13. Kaczmarek B, Kaouk J, Hillyer S, Tanagho Y, Mullins J, Diaz-Insua M, Bhayani S, Allaf M, Stifelman M, Rogers C. Perioperative and Functional Outcomes of Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy Without Hilar Clamping: A Multi-Institutional Propensity Score Analysis. BJU Int 2012; 110: 60-1.
  14. Kyllo R, Tanagho Y, Kaouk J, Stifelman M, Rogers C, Hillyer S, Sukumar S, Nepple K, Bhayani S. Multi-Center Intermediate-Term Oncologic Outcomes of Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy for pT1 Renal Cell Carcinoma. Eur Urol Suppl 2012; 11(1): e28-28a.
  15. Tanagho Y, Bhayani S, Sandhu G, Nepple K, Figenshau R. Renal Functional and Perioperative Outcomes of Off-Clamp Robotic Partial Nephrectomy: Matched Cohort Study. J Urol 2012; 187(4): e497-8.
  16. Tanagho Y, Roytman T, Bhayani S, Kim E, Benway B, Gardner M, Figenshau R. Laparoscopic Cryoablation of Renal Masses- Single-Center Long-Term Experience. J Urol 2012; 187(4): e343-4.
  17. Benway B, Paradis A, Madison K, Tanagho Y, Sandhu G, Andriole G. 2D vs. 3D Visualization: Impact Upon Laparoscopic Proficiency Using the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery Skill Set. J Urol 2012; 187(4): e352.
  18. Sandhu G, Strope S, Kibel A, Owens P, Tanagho Y, Kallogjeri D, Bhayani S, Nepple K. Predictors of the Contemporary Use of Minimally Invasive Radical Prostatectomy. J Urol 2012; 187(4): e729.
  19. Sandhu G, Wiegand L, Strope S, Kibel A, Owens P, Tanagho Y, Kallogjeri D, Bhayani S, Nepple K. State-Level Analysis of the Contemporary Utilization of Radical Prostatectomy in the United States. J Urol 2012; 187(4): e728-9.
  20. Kim E, Tanagho Y, Bhayani S, Saad N, Figenshau R. Outcomes of Laparoscopic and Percutaneous Cryoablation for Renal Masses. J Urol 2013; 189(4): e492.
  21. Gorin M, Ball M, Tanagho Y, Bhayani S, Kaouk J, Rogers C, Stifelman M, Khalifeh A, Kumar R, Sivarajan G, Allaf M. Renal Masses Upstaged from Clinical T1 to Pathologic T3a at Partial Nephrectomy: A Multi-Institutional Analysis. J Urol 2013; 189(4): e741.
  22. Khalifeh A, Bhayani S, Rogers C, Allaf M, Stifelman M, Tanagho Y, Kumar R, Gorin M, Sivarajan G, Kaouk J. Positive Surgical Margins in Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy: A Multi-Institutional Analysis of Oncological Outcomes. J Urol 2013; 189(4): e595.
  23. Mobley J, Morrissey J, Bhayani S, Vemana G, Song J, Vetter J, Tanagho Y, Paradis A, Kalin M, Kharasch E, Figenshau R. Urinary Aquaporin-1 and Perilipin-2: Potential Biomarkers for Early Detection of Renal Cell Carcinoma. J Urol 2013; 189(4): e299.
  24. Kaczmarek B, Kumar R, Tanagho Y, Hillyer S, Mullins J, Diaz M, Trinh Q, Bhayani S, Stifelman M, Kaouk J, Rogers C. Perioperative and Functional Outcomes of Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy Without Hilar Clamping: A Multi-Institutional Propensity Score Analysis. Eur Urol Suppl 2013; 12(1): e876.
  25. Kyllo R, Tanagho Y, Kaouk J, Allaf M, Rogers C, Stifelman M, Bhayani S. Long-Term Oncologic Outcomes of Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy for pT1 Renal Cell Carcinoma: Prospective Multi-Center Study. Urology 2013; 82(3 Suppl. 1): S7.
  26. Tanagho Y, Kim E, Bhayani S, Figenshau R. Renal Cryoablation versus Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy: Single-Center, Long-Term Experience. J Endourol 2013; 27(Suppl. 1): A399.
  27. Song J, Kim E, Mobley J, Vemana G, Tanagho Y, Vetter J, Bhayani S, Figenshau R. Port Site Metastasis after Surgery for Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Harbinger of Future Metastasis. J Endourol 2013; 27(Suppl. 1): A393.
  28. Song J, Tanagho Y, Haseebuddin M, Benway B, Desai A, Bhayani S, Figenshau R. Endoscopic Management of Genitourinary Foreign Bodies: Washington University Case Series. J Endourol 2013; 27(Suppl. 1): A200.
  29. Song J, Tanagho Y, Bhayani S, Figenshau R. Factors Predictive of Symptomatic Presentation in Renal Cell Carcinoma. J Endourol 2013; 27(Suppl. 1): A383.
  30. Kumar R, Sammon J, Kaouk J, Bhayani S, Stifelman M, Allaf M, Kaczmarek B, Khalifeh A, Gorin M, Sivarajan G, Tanagho Y, Rogers C. Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy in Patients with Baseline Chronic Kidney Disease: A Multi-Institutional Propensity Score-Matched Analysis. J Urol 2014; 191(4): e574.

Experience

1996 Research in Urology Lab at the University of California, San Francisco
Research on induction of proliferation of urinary bladder cellular components in non- cellular bladder matrix; personal focus on comparative analysis of contractile properties of bladder graft and normal urinary bladder
1996 Volunteer at Stanford Hospital Oncology Department
1997 - 1998 Research in Molecular Biology Lab at Stanford University (Howard Hughes Fellowship)
Research on the interaction of the 5’ noncoding region of Poliovirus with a human membrane-associated protein in connection to enteroviral disease pathways; personal focus on cloning of the gene for the human analogue of murine p38-2G4, a membrane protein to which Poliovirus binds at the RNA hairpin of its 5’ noncoding region
1998 Volunteer at Stanford Emergency Medicine Department
1998 Teacher on smoking and substance abuse prevention at Palo Alto public middle schools
1998 Lecturer/tutor at Palo Alto Drug Addiction Center
1998 Health and social care for leprosy patients in Egypt
Providing home-delivered nursing to individual leprosy patients in endemic areas of rural Egypt deficient in health care facilities (medical training and supervision provided by CARITAS French Group in Egypt); 2000 (as a Dartmouth International Health Group Fellow): Documenting the suffering endured by leprosy patients as a result of the social isolation associated with the stigma surrounding the disease; campaigning for altered public attitudes towards and conceptions of leprosy as a means to motivating social inclusion of the leprosy patient
2000 Prosector for first-year anatomy class at Dartmouth Medical School
Dissecting human cadavers for demonstration to first-year medical students
2001 - 2002 Research in Epidemiology at Harvard Medical School, in affiliation with Partners in Health (independent study for M.P.H. degree)
Research on risk factors for STDs in Haiti; personal focus on determining risk factors for STDs in Haiti by performing computer-based statistical analysis of data obtained from surveys of the Haitian population and presenting a conceptual framework for interpreting the risk factors obtained from this analysis
2002 - 2003 Research Analyst/Statistical Programmer at Harvard Medical School, in affiliation with Partners in Health
Research on a range of topics concerning multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in Peru and Russia (Siberia), with particular attention to intervention models for TB control; personal focus on performing statistical analysis of various datasets pertaining to patient populations in Peru and Russia and presenting a conceptual interpretation of this analysis with reference to contemporary literature
2004 Research in Urology at Dartmouth Medical School
Research comparing morbidity and complications of two different approaches to laparoscopic prostatectomies- namely the preperitoneal and transabdominal approaches
2008 - 2010 Research in Urology at University Hospitals, Case Medical Center
  1. Research examining oncological outcomes after radical perineal prostatectomy, including the positive margin rate and biochemical recurrence rate
  2. Literature review examining case reports of port site metastasis after laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, with focus on the risk factors contributing to the phenomenon of port site recurrence after laparoscopic surgery
  3. Literature review examining case reports of testicular plasmayctomas, with focus on prognosis and management
  4. Research on developing a novel approach to transurethral resection of bladder tumors using an electrosurgical colonic polyp snare
  5. Research exploring a retrograde approach to robotic radical prostatectomy

Skills

Computer: BASIC (programming); SPSS (statistical programming and analysis); STATA (statistical programming and analysis); SAS (statistical programming and analysis); EXCEL (spread sheet): ACCESS (spread sheet and simple statistical analysis)

Language: Fluent in English and Arabic; proficient in French

Activities

1992 - 1995 Chief Editor of “A Guidebook to Alexandria”
A publication project funding orphans’ health and social services in Alexandria, Egypt
1996 - 1999 Member of Coptic Choir
Singing chants of the Coptic Eastern Orthodox Church at the San Jose Coptic Church
1997 - 1999 Member of Stanford’s Mediterranean Club
2000 Dartmouth International Health Group Officer
Arranging for guest speakers to speak to the Dartmouth community about their international health experience and organizing other activities to promote interest in international health at Dartmouth.
2000 Member of Dartmouth Dermatones
A service-oriented a cappella group of Dartmouth medical students performing to various patient populations in the Upper Valley as well as to the Hanover community
2000 Participant in “Dartmouth Drawing
An art group at Dartmouth
2002 Member of the Partners in Health Lobby
A Harvard organization whose primary mission was to achieve the lifting of the U.S. led aid embargo on the country of Haiti. Personal focus was to meet with U.S. congressmen in Washington D.C. to convince them to co-sponsor Resolution 382 (a resolution to lift the aid embargo on Haiti) on the basis of the humanitarian crisis experienced by Haitians as a result of the aid embargo
2009 Case Western Reserve Urology Program “Quiz Bowl” nominee
Selected by the Urology Program Director at Case Western Reserve to represent the Urology Department at the 2009 American Urological Association North Central Section (AUA-NCS) “Resident Quiz Bowl” (knowledge competition) held in Scottsdale, Arizona
2013 - 2017 Deacon at Palm Desert Coptic Orthodox Church
2013 - 2017 Sunday School teacher at Palm Desert Coptic Orthodox Church

Hobbies

Music: Singing
Sports: Tennis, Ping-Pong, soccer, volleyball, and swimming
Travel: Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America
Others: Playing chess (awarded second place at the Alexandria Junior Intramural Chess Championship, 1992)

Phone Calls

To make an appointment with Dr. Tanagho or to ask a question about the practice call: (619) 697-2456. Please call during office hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.