Dr. Sia Daneshmand (USA)

Professor of Urology

Dr. Sia Daneshmand is currently Professor of Urology with Clinical Scholar designation and serves as director of clinical research as well as the urologic oncology (SUO) fellowship director at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. His main interests include bladder cancer, advanced kidney cancer and testicular cancer. He is a leading authority in the management of complex germ cell tumors and nerve-sparing retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) following chemotherapy for advanced testicular cancer and is one of the highest volume surgeons for this disease in the country. His main research interests focus on the use of pathways to improve peri-operative outcomes following radical cystectomy and post-chemo RPLND, use of serum and molecular markers and new technologies in diagnosis and management of bladder and testicular cancers, as well as functional outcomes following orthotopic urinary diversion. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Urology, Bladder Cancer Journal, Current Opinions in Urology, the scientific advisory board of Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) as well as the AUA/SUO Guideline Committee on testicular cancer as well as non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. He was recently elected chair of the SUO Clinical Trials Consortium (SUO-CTC) bladder organ committee and serves as the Secretary of the Western Section of the AUA. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and has been designated one of the “America’s Top Cancer Doctors” for the past 11 consecutive years. He is an active member of the Society of Urologic Oncology, has presented over 400 abstracts at scientific meetings and has authored over 300 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and book chapters.