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About Karim Kader, MD, PhD

Karim Kader, MD, PhD, is a board-certified urologist who specializes in detecting, treating and preventing prostate cancer. Dr. Kader is nationally recognized for his expertise in performing robot-assisted radical cystectomy and urinary diversion for patients with bladder cancer. He holds several patents for genetic discoveries that show significant promise for early detection and prevention of prostate cancer. He is the principal investigator in numerous clinical research projects and has been published extensively.

As a professor in the Department of Urology, Dr. Kader instructs medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. His research interests include genetic markers of risk and outcome in urologic cancer.

Dr. Kader completed a fellowship in urologic oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and a residency in urology at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. He earned his medical degree and doctoral degree from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia. Dr. Kader is board certified in urology.

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For more information, see Urology and Urologic Cancers.

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UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Fellowship

  • The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Residency

  • University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Gender

  • Male

Languages

  • French
  • Greek

Date Joined Staff

  • 2011-05-09

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Urology

Conditions and Treatments

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Prostate Cancer
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted