Dr. Michael Whalen, MD

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Dr. Michael Whalen, MD
Michael J. Whalen, MD is Assistant Professor of Urology at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Science. He graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Neurobiology from Harvard College and received his medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City. He completed his residency in Urology at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Whalen has received fellowship training in Robotic and Minimally Invasive Urologic Oncology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and a completed a second fellowship in Urologic Oncology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Whalen is actively involved in clinical outcomes research focusing on cancer of the prostate, bladder, and kidneys. He has published numerous original research articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Urologic Oncology, Urology Practice, Prostate, Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques, and BJU International. His research interests include robotic surgery techniques, optimization of pathologic reporting of urological cancers, and multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mp-MRI) and its role in prostate cancer management—active surveillance, post-treatment biochemical recurrence, focal ablation, and comparison to/integration with commercially-available serum-based and tissue-based genomic assays. Dr. Whalen has presented at numerous conferences in the US and internationally, including the American Urological Association (AUA) National Conference, the AUA New York Section Ferdinand C. Valentine Medal & Resident Essay Meeting, the 2016 World Cancer Congress in Shanghai, China, and the 2014 AUA National Chief's Debate, which he won as a representative of the New York Section. He is a member of the American Urological Association and serves on the Editorial Board of the ARC Journal of Urology (AJU), as a reviewer for Current Urology, and as a reviewer/statistical consultant for the Journal of Urology.

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Michael J. Whalen, MD is Assistant Professor of Urology at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Science. He graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Neurobiology from Harvard College and received his medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City. He completed his residency in Urology at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Whalen has received fellowship training in Robotic and Minimally Invasive Urologic Oncology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and a completed a second fellowship in Urologic Oncology at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Dr. Whalen is actively involved in clinical outcomes research focusing on cancer of the prostate, bladder, and kidneys. He has published numerous original research articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Urologic Oncology, Urology Practice, Prostate, Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques, and BJU International. His research interests include robotic surgery techniques, optimization of pathologic reporting of urological cancers, and multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mp-MRI) and its role in prostate cancer management—active surveillance, post-treatment biochemical recurrence, focal ablation, and comparison to/integration with commercially-available serum-based and tissue-based genomic assays.

Dr. Whalen has presented at numerous conferences in the US and internationally, including the American Urological Association (AUA) National Conference, the AUA New York Section Ferdinand C. Valentine Medal & Resident Essay Meeting, the 2016 World Cancer Congress in Shanghai, China, and the 2014 AUA National Chief's Debate, which he won as a representative of the New York Section. He is a member of the American Urological Association and serves on the Editorial Board of the ARC Journal of Urology (AJU), as a reviewer for Current Urology, and as a reviewer/statistical consultant for the Journal of Urology.

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Dr. Whalen's specialty focus involves treatment of urological cancers, with expertise in both major open and minimally invasive surgery. His clinical interests include prostate cancer (including prostate MRI, MRI-ultrasound fusion biopsy and cryotherapy), bladder cancer (including blue-light cystoscopy and continent/incontinent urinary diversion), kidney cancer, testis cancer, adrenal cancer, ureteral cancer, robotic surgery with the DaVinci system (including prostatectomy, cystectomy, partial nephrectomy, and adrenalectomy) and laparoscopic surgery.   He also has extensive experience with the management of non-cancer urologic diagnoses, including benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), erectile dysfunction, and kidney stone disease.

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  •  Malpractice claims in District of Columbia not available
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  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Tumor
  • Male Genital System Cancer
  • Metastatic Prostate Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Renal Pelvis and Ureter - Transitional Cell Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Ureter Tumor
  • Ureteral Cancer
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Education

  • Internship Hospital
    New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
  • Residency Hospital
    New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical School
  • Undergraduate School
    Harvard University
  • Other Education
    Yale New Haven Hosp-Yale U Sch Med

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Urologic Oncology
  • Urology

Procedures Performed

  • Adrenalectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Bladder Biopsy
  • Bladder Cancer Surgery
  • Bladder Reconstruction
  • Bladder Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Cystoscopy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Green Light Photovaporization of the Prostate (PVP)
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Minimally Invasive Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection or Biopsy With Robotic Assistance
  • Partial Nephrectomy
  • Partial Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Radical Cystectomy
  • Radical Cystectomy and Prostate Removal
  • Radical Inguinal Orchiectomy
  • Radical Nephrectomy
  • Radical Prostate Removal
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of the Prostate)
  • Total Cystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Transrectal Ultrasound-Guided Prostate Biopsy (TRUS)
  • Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor (TURBT)
  • Ureteral Reimplantation
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Ureteroneocystostomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Ureteroscopy With Laser Lithotripsy of Kidney Stones
  • Urinary Bladder Reconstruction With Robotic Assistance
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • da Vinci® Nephrectomy
  • da Vinci® Prostate Removal
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery