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S. Bruce Malkowicz, MD

S. Bruce Malkowicz, MD Physician

Co-Director, Urologic Oncology Program Professor of Urology in Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Malkowicz is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. S. Bruce Malkowicz

Recognized by America's Top Cancer Doctors, 2007 - current

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003 - current

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues from  1996 - current

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Clinical Expertise:

  • Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer
  • Adrenal Neoplasm
  • Adrenal Nodules
  • Amputation of the Penis
  • Benign Carcinoid Tumor of Kidney
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Bladder
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Prostate
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Renal Pelvis
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Scrotum
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Testis
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Ureter
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Urethra
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Carcinoma In Situ of Prostate
  • Cryoablation of Renal Cancer
  • Cryotherapy for Prostate Cancer
  • Cystectomy
  • Da Vinci Prostatectomy
  • Endoscopic Management of Urinary Diversions
  • Endoscopic Surgery for Bladder Cancer
  • Endoscopic Surgery for Upper Urinary Tract Transitional Cell Carcinoma
  • Endoscopic Surgery for Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction
  • Ileal Conduit
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Bladder Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Kidney Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Prostate Cancer
  • Localized Prostate Cancer
  • Malignancies of the Genitourinary System
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor of the Kidney
  • Malignant Neoplasm of the Ureter
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Ureteric Orifice
  • Malignant Tumor of Male Genital Organ
  • Malignant Tumor of Renal Pelvis
  • Metastatic Prostate Cancer
  • MRI-Ultrasound Fusion Imaging of the Prostate
  • MR-US Fusion Guided Prostate Biopsy
  • Neobladder Construction
  • Neoplasm of Epididymis
  • Nephrectomy (Kidney Removal Surgery)
  • Nephroureterectomy
  • Orchiectomy
  • Partial Cystectomy
  • Partial Nephrectomy
  • Partial Orchiectomy
  • Penile Cancer
  • Percutaneous Biopsy of Kidney
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Imaging
  • Prostate Needle Biopsy
  • Prostatectomy
  • Prostatic Fiducial Marker Placement
  • Radical Prostatectomy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation of Renal Cancer
  • Renal Mass
  • Rhabdoid Tumor of the Kidney
  • Robotic Prostate Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery for Bladder Cancer
  • Robotic Surgery for Kidney Cancer
  • Robotic Surgery for Prostate Cancer
  • Scrotal Tumor
  • Scrotectomy
  • Secondary Malignant Neoplasm of Genital Organs
  • Secondary Malignant Neoplasm of Kidney
  • Secondary Malignant Neoplasm of Urinary Organs
  • Seminoma
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Choriocarcinoma
  • Testicular Tumors
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
  • Transurethral Prostatectomy
  • Transurethral Resection of the Bladder
  • Unilateral Orchidectomy
  • Urachal Cancer
  • Ureterectomy
  • Urethral Cancer
  • Urinary Diversion
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Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Urology Perelman

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine West Pavilion, 3rd Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: USC Medical Center


American Association for the Advancement of Science-AAAS, American Association of Clinical Urologists, American Board of Urology, American Urological Association-AUA, American Board of Urology, American Urological Association-AUA, American Cancer Society (ACS), Philadelphia Branch, American Cancer Society (ACS), Philadelphia Branch, American Cancer Society (ACS), Southeastern Pennsylvania, American College of Surgeons-ACS, American Medical Association-AMA, American Society of Clinical Oncology-ASCO, American Urologic Association-AUA, American Urologic Association-AUA, Association for Academic Surgery-AAS, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group-ECOG, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group-ECOG, John Morgan Society, National Kidney Foundation-NKF, Pennsylvania Medical Society-PMS, Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, Philadelphia County Medical Society-PCMS, Philadelphia Urologic Society, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group-RTOG, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group-RTOG, Sigma XI Research Society, Society of Basic Urologic Research-SBUR, Society of Minimally Invasive Therapy-SMIT, Society of Pelvic Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology-SSO, Society of University Urologists, Society of Urologic Oncology-SUO, Urodynamics Society, Urologic Research Society, Urological Association of Pennsylvania,

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Malkowicz is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Levin BM, Vaughn DJ, and Malkowicz SB: Metastatic prostate cancer: Optimal management strategies Am. J. Cancer 2 (2): 87-94,2003.

Sanchez-Ortiz RF, Huang WX, Mick R, Van Arsdalen KN, Wein AJ, Malkowicz SB: An interval longer than 12 weeks between the diagnosis of muscle invasion and cystectomy is associated with worse outcome in bladder carcinoma Journal of Urology 169 (1): 110-115,2003.

Malkowicz SB, Liu SP, Broderick GA, Wein AJ, Kennedy AR, Levin RM: Effect of the Bowman-Birk inhibitor (a soy protein) on in vitro bladder neck/urethral and penile corporal smooth muscle activity Neurourology & Urodynamics 22 (1): 54-57,2003.

Cheng GC, Chen MH, Whittington R, Malkowicz SB, Schnall MD, Tomaszewski JE, D'Amico AV: Clinical utility of endorectal MRI in deetermining PSA outcome for patients with biopsy Gleason score 7, PSA < prostate localized clinically and > International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 55 (1): 64-70,2003.

McGarvey TW, Nguyen T, Puthiyaveettil R, tomaszewski JE, Malkowicz SB: TERE1, a novel gene affeccting growth regulation in prostate carcinoma Prostate 54 (2): 144-155,2003.

Gueye SM, Zeigler-Johnson CM, Friebel T, Spangler E, Jalloh M, MacBride S, Malkowicz SB, Rebbeck TR: Clinical characteristics of prostate cancer in African Americans, American whites, and Senegalese men Urology 61 (5): 987-992,2003.

Seethala RR, Tirkes AT, Weinstein S, Tomaszewski JE, Malkowicz SB, Genega EM: Diffuse fibrous pseudotumor of the testicular tunics associate with an inflamed hydrocele Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 127 (6): 724-742,2003.

Chung BI, Malkowicz SB, Nguyen TB, Libertino JA, McGarvey TW: Expression of the proto-oncogene Ax1 in renal cell carcinoma DNA & Cell Biology 22 (8): 533-540,2003.

Huang WC, Taylor S, Trang TB, Puthiyaveettil R, Tomaszewski JE, Libertino J, Malkowicz SM, and McGarvery T: KIAA1096, a gene on chromosome 1q, is amplified and overexpressed in bladder cancer DNA and Cell Biology 21 (10): 707-715,2002.

McHale T, Malkowicz SB, Tomaszewski JE and Genega EM: Potential Pitfalls in the frozen section evaluation of parenchymal margins in nephron-sparing surgery Am. J. Surg. Path. 118 (6): 903-910,2002.

Academic Contact Info

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Penn Urology
3rd Floor, West Pavilion
3400 Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Phone: (215) 662-7370
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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