The University of Minnesota welcomed Badrinath R. Konety, M.D., M.B.A., August 31 as director of its Center for Prostate Cancer and head of the Department of Urology. Konety will hold the Endowed Chair in Uro-Oncology.
Konety comes from the University of California, San Francisco’s Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, where he was also codirector of Genitourinary Cancer Epidemiology and Population Science and vice chair of the UCSF Department of Urology.
An active researcher, Konety is an expert not only in urologic cancer surgery but also in epidemiology and biostatistics. His research interests include nerve replacement to restore erectile function after prostate cancer surgery, management of prostate cancer in older men, evaluation of markers for bladder and prostate cancer, gene therapy for treating prostate cancer, and factors influencing therapeutic outcomes for urologic cancers. He has served as principal or coinvestigator on grants funded by such organizations as the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Defense, American Geriatrics Society, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Konety has authored more than 100 journal articles as well as numerous review articles and book chapters.