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About J. Kellogg Parsons, MD

J. Kellogg Parsons, MD, is a board-certified urologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating prostate cancer. He directs clinical trials for the Department of Urology at UC San Diego Health's Moores Cancer Center.

Dr. Parsons also leads a multidisciplinary prostate cancer clinic. Focused on delivering advanced cancer care through a coordinated team approach, this clinic enables men diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer - either early stage or metastatic - to see him, a medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist on the same day.

Dr. Parsons is an expert in nerve-sparing robotic surgery, cryosurgery, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the prostate, and is internationally recognized for his work in prostate disease. He has repeatedly been named a top doctor in San Diego Magazine's "Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" annual survey performed in collaboration with the San Diego County Medical Society. He has also been recognized as one of America's Best Doctors®.

He has published over 130 scientific research articles, edited four medical textbooks, received multiple research grants, and serves as an editor on three scientific journals. He has won numerous awards for his scientific research, lectures extensively across the U.S. and in Europe and Asia, and serves on several national committees.

Dr. Parsons completed his residency and fellowship training at John Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. He earned his medical degree from University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine in Philadelphia and holds a Master of Health Science in clinical investigation from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is board certified in urology.

Dr. Parsons is also the award-winning author of the novels Doing Harm and Under the Knife. He is currently at work on his third book.

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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

  • University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Residency

  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Master's Degree

  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2005-08-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Urology

Conditions and Treatments

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Cryosurgery
  • Robotic Prostatectomy
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