• Associate Professor, Urology, CWRU School of Medicine

  • Gender: Male
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Robert Abouassaly, MD, MSc, FRSC, is a urology surgeon at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and an assistant professor in the Department of Urology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Abouassaly is board certified in urology. His special interests include urologic oncology, prostate cancer, and kidney-sparing options in the treatment of renal tumors. He joined University Hospitals in 2010.

Dr. Abouassaly’s research interests are in health services research that aims to improve the quality of clinical care in urologic cancers.

He has published over 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals about prostate, kidney, bladder and other urologic cancers.

He is a member of the American Urological Association, the Canadian Urological Association, the American Society of Clinic Oncology and the Society of Urologic Oncology.

Dr. Abouassaly graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from McGill University in Montreal. He earned his medical degree from the McGill University School of Medicine, and a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology from the University of Toronto’s Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation in Toronto.

He served his residency in urology and surgery at the Cleveland Clinic and was a fellow in Urologic Oncology at the University of Toronto.

Board Certifications

American Board of Urology - Urology

Education & Training


1998, McGill University

Medical / Professional School(s)

2002, McGill University Faculty of Medicine


2003, General Surgery - Cleveland Clinic


2008, Urology - Cleveland Clinic


2010, Urologic Oncology - University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine


Urethral Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Oncology, Laparoscopic Surgery, Prostate Cancer, Genitourinary Oncology, Penile Cancer, Robotic-Assisted Surgery, Bladder Cancer, Testicular Cancers

Awards & Recognition

  • CUA/CUOG/Bayer Kidney Cancer Fellowship Award
  • National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) Fellowship Award
  • Ohio Urologic Association Best Podium Presentation, 2014 and 2015

Research Interests

Prostate cancer, Urologic oncology

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