Dr. Sokoloff named chief of urology at University of Arizona

September 11, 2008

Mitchell H. Sokoloff, MD, has been appointed chief of the section of urology and professor of surgery at the University of Arizona department of surgery. In this capacity, his objective will be to expand clinical, educational, and research programs in laparoscopy, voiding dysfunction, and urologic cancers, and to build a pediatric urology program in collaboration with university and community physicians.

Mitchell H. Sokoloff, MD, has been appointed chief of the section of urology and professor of surgery at the University of Arizona department of surgery. In this capacity, his objective will be to expand clinical, educational, and research programs in laparoscopy, voiding dysfunction, and urologic cancers, and to build a pediatric urology program in collaboration with university and community physicians.

Dr. Sokoloff also has been instrumental in developing nerve-sparing and robotic operations for men with prostate cancer and in expanding the role of nephron-sparing surgery and laparoscopy in the management of kidney cancer. He also combines novel and innovative drug therapies with conventional surgery to improve the outcomes for patients with aggressive and high-risk, locally advanced, or metastatic tumors. He has received more than $1 million in peer-reviewed grant support from the U.S. Department of Defense for his research.

Dr. Sokoloff was formerly at Oregon Health and Sciences University, where he served as chief of urologic oncology and director of the OHSU Robotic Surgery Program.