News and Media : 2013 :

Andre Dawson, Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer, talks about his recent surgery while his doctor Dipen J. Parekh, M.D., center, and Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., listen.

Urology Chair Dipen Parekh, M.D., Treats Baseball Hall-of-Famer with Robotic Surgery

Long known for his courage on the baseball field, Andre Dawson recently faced an even bigger personal challenge. “When I found out I had prostate cancer, I was scared to death,” said Dawson, 58, who was elected to the Hall of Fame after a stellar 21-year career. “But I tackled my cancer head on, and did what was necessary to get better. Now, I hope that sharing my story can save others’ lives.”

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Dipen J. Parekh, M.D.

New Study Likely to Change Kidney Cancer Surgery Practices

A study led by Dipen J. Parekh, M.D., professor and Chair of Urology, may dramatically change kidney cancer surgical practices. “The study refutes a key assumption that has limited the adoption of nephron-sparing surgery (NSS),” said Parekh, who is also the Dr. Victor Politano Endowed Chair in Clinical Urology, and Director of Robotic Surgery.

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