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Associate Professor of Medicine

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Russell Szmulewitz, MD

Russell Szmulewitz, MD, is an expert in the treatment and management of prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancers. His clinical focus is on the treatment of patients with advanced prostate cancer, with particular expertise in the use of leading-edge hormonal, targeted, and immunotherapies. Dr. Szmulewitz works in close collaboration with urologists, radiation oncologists and geriatricians who also specialize in the care of prostate cancer patients.

His research bridges the clinic and laboratory and focuses on the process of prostate cancer metastasis. In particular, his research attempts to better define the steps involved in metastatic progression and evolution to castration resistance in prostate cancer, with the goal of developing targeted therapies for these processes. In addition, Dr. Szmulewitz’s laboratory is developing strategies to isolate and interrogate circulating tumor cells (CTC) to better understand the biology of prostate cancer, and eventually personalize care based on this individualized biology.

Dr. Szmulewitz is particularly involved in therapeutic development for prostate cancer. He is an investigator on many clinical research trials focusing on immunotherapy, anti-angiogenic and other novel targeted therapies for prostate cancer.

Specialties

  • Hematology and Oncology (Cancer)

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Internship

  • New York Medical Center

Residency

  • New York Medical Center

Fellowship

  • University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Metastasis Research Society
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2009

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Languages Spoken

  • English
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