Walter Stadler

Hematology and Oncology (Cancer) | More

Fred C. Buffett Professor of Medicine and Surgery Dean for Clinical Research
Deputy Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.


Walter Stadler, MD, is an expert in prostate, kidney, bladder, and testicular cancers. He concentrates on the use of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, anti-angiogenic therapy, and molecularly targeted therapy for patients with locally advanced or metastatic disease.


His research focuses on the development of new treatments for these urological cancers. Dr. Stadler's research includes development of molecular and imaging markers for predicting response to various anti-cancer therapies.


Dr. Stadler has authored and co-authored more than 200 articles in medical journals such as Cancer Research and the Journal of Clinical Oncology, in addition to more than 100 book chapters, reviews, letters, and editorials. He is an active member of several committees and boards, including the medical advisory boards of the Kidney Cancer Association and the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, and the editorial board of UpToDate in Oncology, an information source for oncologists.

Medical Education

  • Yale University School of Medicine


  • Michael Reese Hospital


  • Michael Reese Hospital


  • University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Federation for Medical Research
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Urological Association
  • Society of Urologic Oncology
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1994

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German