Dr. Blute named director of UMass Cancer Center of Excellence

February 25, 2010

Michael Blute, MD, has joined UMass Memorial Health Care and UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA, as director of the Cancer Center of Excellence, professor of surgery, and interim director of the division of urology in the department of surgery.

Michael Blute, MD, has joined UMass Memorial Health Care and UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA, as director of the Cancer Center of Excellence, professor of surgery, and interim director of the division of urology in the department of surgery.

At UMass, Dr. Blute will be responsible for establishing clinical services across the system and advancing clinical and translational research strategies.

Dr. Blute was the Dr. Anson L. Clark Professor of Urology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN since 2000. He served as chair of the department of urology from 1999 to 2006 and had been a member of the faculty since completing his residency in urologic surgery at Mayo Clinic in 1987.

Dr. Blute specializes in radical prostate surgery and urinary tract reconstruction after bladder cancer surgery. He developed novel surgical techniques for large kidney tumors, and promoted kidney-sparing surgery for small kidney tumors.