UH Cleveland Medical Center (0 mi.)
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Cleveland, OH 44106
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29001 Cedar Rd
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Biography: Adam Calaway, MD, MPH
- Co-Director, Robotic Surgery, UH Cleveland Medical Center
Certifications & Memberships
- Urology - American Board of Urology
Fellowship | Urologic Oncology
Urologic Oncology - Indiana University Hospital (2017 - 2019)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (2017 - 2019)
Residency | Urology
Urology - Indiana University Hospital (2013 - 2017)
Internship | General Surgery
General Surgery - Indiana University Hospital (2012 - 2013)
University Of Toledo College Of Medicine (2012)
University Of Dayton (2008)
Adam Calaway, MD, MPH is board-certified urologist at UH Cleveland Medical Center and an assistant professor of urology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He joined the medical staff of University Hospitals in 2019.
Dr. Calaway’s unique clinical interests include the management of patients with testicular germ cell tumors and urothelial carcinoma of the bladder. In addition, he has trained extensively in the management of advanced testicular cancer including primary and post-chemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissections. From a research prospective, he is interested in discovering and investigating methods to help reduce treatment-related morbidity in patients diagnosed with urologic malignancies. One of his current projects involves the use of fitness trackers and nutrition counseling to aide in “pre-habilitation” programs to reduce morbidity after bladder removal in patients with advanced bladder cancer.
In his role as assistant professor, Dr. Calaway is involved in bi-weekly educational conferences with the residents which includes case-based discussions, journal article discussions and core urologic oncology topics. He is involved with clinical education in the outpatient clinics and operating rooms with residents as well as prospective medical students. He also mentors residents and medical students interested in urology and specifically urologic oncology. In addition, Dr. Calaway is involved with the cancer care elective where he is paired with second year medical students who are interested in learning about all aspects of oncologic care.
Dr. Calaway graduated summa cum laude from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and then completed his medical school education at The University of Toledo College of Medicine where he graduated top of his class. Dr. Calaway completed his general surgery internship and residency at the Indiana University School of Medicine, after which he went on to complete a urologic oncology fellowship. During his fellowship training, he attended The Richard Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis where he earned a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology.
Dr. Calaway has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in high-impact journals such as the Journal of Clinical Oncology, European Urology and Journal of Urology. He has authored 5 book chapters and presented numerous abstracts and participated in multiple debates at regional, national and international meetings. Dr. Calaway actively participates as a peer-reviewer for Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of Urology and Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations. In 2019, he was awarded the Star Reviewer award by Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations.
Born and raised in Green, Ohio a small suburb between Akron and Canton where his parents still reside, Dr. Calaway returned to Northeast Ohio in 2019 to be closer to his family. He resides here with his wife, whom he met during medical school when they were randomly assigned as anatomy lab partners, and their Labradoodle. He is an avid Cleveland and Ohio State sports fan and can often be seen walking his dog around the various parks in Cleveland or riding his road bike.
- Tachibana I, Calaway AC, Bandali E, Krishnan N, Cheng L, Adra N, Kaimakliotis HK. Urothelial carcinoma in-situ response to cisplatin-based neoadjuvant chemotherapy, or lack thereof: Impact on patient selection for organ preservation in muscle invasive disease?
- Speir RW, Barboza MP, Calaway AC, Masterson TA, Cary C, Koch MO, Birhle R, Cheng L, Adra N, Kaimakliotis HK. Squamous variant histology in urothelial bladder cancer: does presence and percentage matter? In: Clinical Genitourinary Oncology, 2020.
- Speir RW, Barboza MP, Boris RS, Calaway AC, Cary C, Foster RS, Masterson TA. Understanding the role of salvage lymphadenectomy in node only recurrences after nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma. In: Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, 2020.
- Boris RS, Calaway AC. Evaluating the impact of minimally invasive vs open trials in urologic malignancy. Are we missing the mark? In: Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, 2020.
- Speir RW, Calaway AC, Einhorn LE, Foster RS, Cary C. Postchemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection in patients presenting with very high HGC levels. In: Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, 2020.
- Douglawi A, Calaway AC, Tachibana I, Barboza M, Speir R, Masterson TA, Adra N, Foster RS, Einhorn LH, Cary C. Reply by Authors Re: Long-term oncologic outcomes after primary retroperitoneal lymph node dissection: minimizing the need for adjuvant chemotherapy. In: Journal of Urology, 2020.
- Douglawi A, Calaway AC, Tachibana I, Barboza M, Speir R, Masterson TA, Adra N, Foster RS, Einhorn LH, Cary C. Long-term oncologic outcomes after primary retroperitoneal lymph node dissection: minimizing the need for adjuvant chemotherapy. In: Journal of Urology, 2020.
- Mishra, K, Fernstrum A, Mahran A, Sidagam V, Adamic B, Shekar A, Calaway AC. , Nguyen C, Ponsky L and Bukavina L. Epidural Anesthesia is associated with increased complications in Cystectomy Patients: A NSQIP Analysis. In: Urology, 2020.
- Calaway AC, Foster RS, Tong Y, Masterson TA, Bihrle R, Cary C. Improving Postoperative Quality of Care in Germ Cell Tumor Patients: Does scheduled Alvimopan, Acetaminophen and Gabapentin Improve Short-Term Clinical Outcomes after Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection? In: Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, 2019.
- Abedali Z, Calaway AC, Large T, Koch MO, Lingeman JE, Boris RS. Robot assisted radical prostatectomy in patients with a history of Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate: The Indiana University Experience. In: The Journal of EndoUrology, 2019.
- Abedali Z, Calaway AC, Large T, Lingeman JE, Mellon MJ, Boris RS. The Role of PSA Monitoring after Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP). In: Journal of Urology, 2019.
- Calaway AC, Einhorn LH, Masterson TA, Foster RS, Cary C. Reply to Gregory J Nason, Michael A.S. Jewitt and Robert J Hamilton’s Letter to the Editor re: Adam C. Calaway, Lawrence H. Einhorn, Timothy A. Masterson, Richard S. Foster, Clint Cary. Adverse surgical outcomes associated with robotic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection among patients with testicular cancer. In: European Urology, 2019.
- Flack CK, Calaway AC, Miller BL, Picken MM, Gondim DD, Idrees MT, Abel EJ, Gupta GN, Boris RS. Comparing oncologic outcomes in patients undergoing surgery for oncocytic neoplasms, conventional oncocytoma and chromophobe renal cell carcinoma. In: Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, 2019.
- Calaway AC, Einhorn LH, Masterson TA, Foster RS, Cary C. Adverse surgical outcomes associated with robotic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection among patients with testicular cancer. In: European Urology, 2019.
- Calaway AC, Tachibana I, Masterson TA, Foster RS, Einhorn LH, Cary C. Oncologic outcomes following surgical management of clinical stage II sex cord stromal tumors. In: Urology, 2019.
- Calaway AC, Jacob JM, Tong Y, Shumaker L, Kitley W, Boris RS, Cary C, Kaimakliotis H, Masterson TA, Bihrle R, Koch MO. A prospective program to reduce the clinical incidence of clostridium difficle colitis after cystectomy. In: The Journal of Urology, 2018.
- Calaway AC, Foster RS, Adra N, Masterson TA, Albany C, Hanna NH, Einhorn LE, Cary C. Risk of bleomycin related pulmonary toxicities and operative morbidity after post-chemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection in patients with good risk germ cell tumors. In: Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2018.
- Calaway AC, Monn MF, Cary C, Bahler C, Boris R. A novel pre-operative model to predict 90-day surgical mortality in patients being considered for extirpative surgery for renal cell carcinoma. In: Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, 2018.
- Calaway AC, Gondim D, Flack CK, Jacob JM, Idrees MT, Boris RS. Anatomic comparison of traditional and enucleation partial nephrectomy specimens. In: Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, 2017.
- Snarkis C, Calaway AC, Wang L, Gondim D, Hughes I, Idrees MT, Kliethermes S, Maniar V, Picken MM, Boris RS, Gupta GN. Standardized Reporting of Microscopic Renal Tumor Margins: Introduction of the Renal Tumor Capsule Invasion Scoring System. In: Journal of Urology, 2016.
- Calaway AC, Borofsky MS, Dauw CA, Lingeman JE. Getting Out of a PCCL: Percutaneous Cholecystolithotomy as a Salvage Treatment Option for Gallstone Removal in Patients Deemed Unfit for Standard Surgical Approaches. In: The Journal of Endourology Case Reports, 2016.
- Monn MF, Jaqua KR, Calaway AC, Mellon MJ, Koch MO, Boris RS. Impact of Obesity on Wound Complications Following Radical Prostatectomy Is Mitigated by Robotic Technique. In: Journal of EndoUrology, 2016.
- Calaway AC, Gupta GN, Bhandari A, Eun D, Boris RS. Robot-assisted renal tumor enucleoresection in patients with a solitary kidney. In: The Canadian Journal of Urology, 2014.
- Calaway AC, Gondim D, Idrees M, Boris RS. Spontaneous resolution of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the kidney. In: The Canadian Journal of Urology, 2014.
- Calaway AC, Whittam B Szymanski KM, Misseri R, Kaefer M, Rink RC, Karymazn B, Cain MP. Multicystic Dysplastic Kidney: Is voiding cystourethrogram necessary? In: The Canadian Journal of Urology, 2014.
- Monn, MF, Calaway AC, Mellon MJ, Bahler CD, Sundaram CP, Boris RS. Changing USA national trends for adrenalectomy: the influence of surgeon and technique. In: British Journal of Urology International , 2014.
- Whittam BM, Calaway AC, Szymanski KM, Carroll AE, Misseri R, Kaefer M, Rink RC, Boaz K, Cain MP. Ultrasound diagnosis of multicystic dysplastic kidney: Is a confirmatory nuclear medicine scan necessary? In: Journal of Pediatric Urology, 2014.
- Sagalovich D, Calaway AC, Srivastava A, Sooriakumaran P, Tewari AK. Assessment of required nodal yield in a high-risk cohort undergoing extended pelvic lymphadenectomy in robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy and its impact on functional outcomes. In: British Journal of Urology International, 2013.
- Sooriakumaran P, Calaway AC, Sagalovich D, Roy S, Srivastava A, Joneja J, Shevchuk M, Tewari AK. The impact of multiple biopsies on outcomes of nerve-sparing robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy. In: International Journal of Impotence Research, 2012.
Patient Experience Reviews
Dr Calaway was very helpful
My doctor was changed from Dr *** to Dr Calaway without my consent or approval. Dr Calaway seems like a nice enough guy but he did not speak to me about the specifics of my case or of the upcoming procedure. This virtual meeting was scheduled so I wouldn't have a complete stranger performing my cancer biopsy.
DOC. CALLAWAY ALWAYS MAKES YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE.
Dr. Calaway and his nurse *** are wonderful! Always professional and very helpful! Highly recommend!!!
All of my providers have been wonderful.
No bad experiences
The experience was great and I never say that about anything but thank you so much. My doctors were the best and so we're my nurses and make sure you tell them that.
Dr. Calaway's office is a very good place to be.
We had a miscommunication issue that was rectified and I was able to have a precipitous appointment for a checkup. I really like Dr. Adam Callaway and his team because they are very attentive and understanding regarding my health care needs. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family.
Dr Calaway discussed what he was doing and why.
He was thoughtful and answered my questions. He explained the test results thoroughly. I would definitely recommend this doctor to others.
I love University Hospital its a pleasure going there. I recently accessed My chart It a great tool very happy with my health care provider
Excellent caring staff.. Wonderful doctor
Dr Calaway is a caring professional who takes the necessary time to provide quality care
Dr Callaway is an excellent physician and his staff is outstanding
Dr. Callaway, the nurse and administrators were professional and knowledgeable. Dr. Calaway was excellent and I will continue to schedule my appointments with him. My confidence in Dr Calaway is very high. My second appointment felt "minimally" hurried. Nothing that changes my confidence in Dr Calaway!
Wish someone from the team would have explained the urinary problems that I'd experience along with some help to get back on track.
During my surgery the entire team did an excellent job. Thank you Dr.Calaway.
Dr Calaway could well run the Urology Dept to benevolent collective effect, except that then an excellent clinician of great value to patients would be reduced to a politician and profiteering agent who could do little if any good, amongst so many worthless Iif not outright damaging) executive, management, and billing miscreants who rake the health care providers non-profit tax-evading profiteering racket for what they can get. I exempt Dr Calaway from this well deserved attention to UH as an institution.
Dr. Calaway is an excellent provider!
Everything was great!
Provider anticipated all of my questions and respected my decisions.
Dr Calaway is most professional in all of our visits.
Dr calaway is truly a cridit to the hospital
Excellent at explaining and taking his time explaining
Adam is the most knowledgeable urological surgeon I know. He and that entire group of doctors are the most professional,most compassionate ,most personable group of doctors any urologis patient could ask for. The whole team is awesomely amazing. The office staff too. I feel well cared for and safe with their diagnosis and after care. I cantvsaybenough good about them
My care provider very informative and professional about my care. I'm very pleased with all of your care and Thankful.
Dr Calaway and his entire group and staff were exceptional! I was treated with kindness care and respect from a very knowledgeable professional group. Nurse Tori deserves special praise for her kindness and empathy.. this entire group deserves high praise
Overall I felt Dr Calloway was an excellent physician and he performed a cystoscopy which went very smoothly. *** Overall I was impressed by Dr Callaway and have confidence in his care and following me in the future
Very good explains what my codition is.
Very pleased with the medical care, advice, and direction I've been given as Dr. Calaway's patient for going on four years. Have and will continue recommended him as a fine specialist and someone that will take the time to understand the problem before heading down the path of solution or treatment.
The Dr Calloway and his staff are very professional and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a urologist oncologist.
Dr Caloway one of best doctors I've ever had.
Everything went very well in spite of my being late.
Dr Calaway is an excellent physician. He listened to my concerns. Answered my questions. I have no complaints about the care I received from him. I would definitely recommend him.
Dr Calaway is a caring physician who I feel very comfortable with. I do not hesitate to ask questions and he takes the necessary time to respond to my questions. I never feel rushed.
Overall, this was a good experience and all personnel were friendly, professional and helpful.
Dr. Calloway and his staff are the best medical providers I have ever been associated with. Dr. Calloway is extremely thorough and has logical answers for any questions I may have. At my age, I excellent senses for individuals that genuinely care. Dr. Calloway and his staff make me feel very cared for. My deepest appreciation for caring about me goes out to Dr. Calloway and his staff ! They are the cream of the crop !!
I really have appreciated Dr. Calaway and *** the day I have met them. I feel my care is in good hands for my well being now and in the future should problems arise. I trust their decisions . You are lucky to have them as part of the UH Team.
The care provider has gotten better with his communication with me. That's why I'm giving him a better score on this time around. I think it's just a matter of getting to know each other.
Dr. Calaway spends as much time as needed to answer questions or concerns during the visit which is really appreciated.
Dr. Calaway & his staff are great!!
Everyone at the *** building that I spoke with before seeing the doctor was very nice!!
Excellent care by all involved during my visit.
Very good service. He referred me to the right Doctor.
Dr Calaway is courteous, professional and a great listener. He exudes confidence regarding his patient's treatment which gives me peace of mind.
One of the best doctors I have encountered in my lifetime.
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