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Phillip Mucksavage, MD

Abramson Cancer Center

Degree and Institution

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2004

Faculty Title

Assistant Professor, Clinical Urology in Surgery

Administrative Title

Director, Urologic Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery; Director, Endourology and Stone Disease


Department of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Mucksavage’s clinical expertise is in minimally invasive and robotic urologic cancer and reconstructive procedures. He employs these techniques to treat complex kidney cancers (partial or radical nephrectomy, nephro-ureterectomy), uretero-pelvic junction obstruction, and ureteral repair or reimplant. He routinely performs robotic radical or simple prostatectomies and adrenalectomies, and radical or partial cystectomies.
He also specializes in the surgical management of complex kidney stone disease, using the combined endoscopic and percutaneous approach to treat staghorn calculi or large kidney stones. This is often done in one single procedure without the need to leave external drains.

Research Expertise

Improving clinical outcomes in urologic cancer through the use of less invasive surgical techniques and investigating novel kidney stone procedures

Cancer Program
Urologic Cancer Program
» Urology

General Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2005; Urology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2005-09

Endourology and Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery, University of California Irvine, Orange, CA, 2009-11

Honors and Award

1998 Institute for Human Gene Therapy Research Fellowship
1998 Golden Key National Honor Society
1998 Ettore Alosio Jr. Alumni Scholarship
1998 Dean’s Scholar
1999 Phi Beta Kappa
2000 Neysa Cristol Adams Prize in Biology (Best Senior Thesis)
2001 National Institutes of Health Summer Research Fellowship
2003 Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society
2003 Alpha Omega Alpha
2008 Joel and Linda Appel Prostate Cancer Research Award
2009 Excellence in Clinical Medicine Award
2010 AUA Western Section, 2nd Prize Historical Essay Contest: “A History and Evolution of Laparoscopic
Nephrectomy: Perspectives From the Past and Future Directions in the Surgical Management
of Renal Tumors”
2010 World Congress of Endourology, Best Overall Conference Abstract: “Laparoscopic Warm-up
Exercises Improve Performance of Senior-Level Trainees During
Laparoscopic Renal Surgery”
2011 AUA Annual Meeting, Best Poster in Session: “Low Dose CT Scan Yields Equivalent Stone
Measurements when Compared to Standard CT Scan with Large Reductions
in Radiation Exposure”


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Contact Information

Phillip Mucksavage, MD

Penn Medicine Washington Square 
19th Floor 
800 Walnut Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19107 
800-789-PENN (7366)

Office Phone: 800-789-PENN (7366)