An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Kevin G. Chan, M.D.

Urologic Surgeon; Head, Reconstructive Urology
Clinical Expertise
Research Focus
  • Urologic Oncology
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Referring Physicians/Colleagues: 626-218-2558
Email: [email protected]
Other Languages Spoken
  • Spanish

Clinical Teams

Urologic surgeon Kevin Chan, M.D., joined City of Hope's Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology in 2004, where he focuses on treating erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, urinary tract reconstruction, and urologic retroperitoneal disease. Additionally, Dr. Chan treats all aspects of general urology, including benign prostatic hyperplasia and kidney stones.

At City of Hope, Dr. Chan has established one of the largest programs in continent urinary diversion using robot-assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomy for the treatment of bladder cancer. He recently helped lead the International Pasadena Consensus Panel that established best practice recommendations in robot-assisted radical cystectomy and urinary diversion.

In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Chan also conducts research in surgical techniques and postoperative pathways that will help minimize complications and improve outcomes in the treatment of bladder cancer. He has vast experience in the surgical treatment of male urinary incontinence, which is usually the result of prostate and bladder surgery, and has created a database at City of Hope with the goal of improving surgical techniques used to treat male urinary incontinence.

Dr. Chan's research interests also include the development of novel diagnostic techniques to improve the detection and progression of prostate cancer.

Dr. Chan earned his Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, in Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Dr. Chan earned his Medical Degree at the University of Southern California School of Medicine in 1998. He completed his urology training at the University of Southern California under the mentorship of Dr. Donald Skinner.

Dr. Chan has received a number of honors and awards, including the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award and the Pfizer Scholar in Urology Award.



City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1500 East Duarte Road

Duarte, CA 91010

  • Shen JK., Jamnagerwalla J., Yuh BE., Bassett MR., Chenam A., Warner JN., Zhumkhawala A., Yamzon JL., Whelan C., Ruel NH., Lau CS, Chan KG. Real-Time indocyanine green angiography with the SPY fluorescence imaging platform decreases benign ureteroenteric strictures in urinary diversions performed during radical cystectomy. Ther Adv Urol. 2019 Apr 4; 11:1756287219839631. doi: 10.1177/175628721983963. eCollection 2019 jan-Dec. PMID: 31057669
  • Necchi A., Pond GR., Smaldone MC., Pal SK., Chan K., Wong YN., Viterbo R., Sonpavde G., Harshman LC., Crabb S., Alva A., Chowdhury S., De Giorgi U., Srinivas S., Agarwal N., Bamias A., Baniel J., Golshayan AR., Ladoire S., Sternberg CN., Cerbone L., Yu EY., Bellmunt J., Vaishampayan U., Niegisch G., Hussain S., Bowles DW., Morales-Barrera R., Milowsky MI., Theodore C., Berthold DR., Sridhar SS., Powles T., Rosenberg JE., Galsky MD; Retrospective International Study of Invasive/Advanced Cancer of the Urothelium (RISC). Robot-assisted Versus Open Radical Cystectomy in Patients Receiving Perioperative Chemotherapy for Muscle-invasive Bladder Cancer: The Oncologist’s Perspective from a Multicentre Study. Eur Urol Focus. 2018 Dec;4(6):937-945. doi:10.1016/j.euf.2017.03.011. Epub 2017 Mar 31. PMID: 28753879.
  • Yuh B., Chan K., Wilson T. Robotic Cystectomy-Moving form Innovation to Measurable Impact. Eur Urol. 2018 Oct; 74(4):472-473. Jun 10. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2018.05.028. Epub 2018 Jun 10. PMID: 29898834
  • Chenam A., Yuh B., Zhumkhawala A., Ruel N., Chu W., Lau C., Chan K., Wilson T., Yamzon J. Prospective randomised non-inferiority trial of pelvic drain placement vs no pelvic drain placement after robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy. BJU Int. 2018 Mar;121(3):357-364. doi: 10.1111/bju.14010. Epub 2017 Sep 22. PMID: 28872774
  • Konstantinidis IT., Chu W., Tozzi F., Lau C., Wakabayashi M., Chan K., Lee B. Robotic  Total  Pelvic Exenteration: Video-Illustrated Technique. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 Oct;24(11):3422-3423. Doi: 10.1245/s10434-017-6036-7. Epub 2017 Aug 14. PMID: 28808931
  • Pal SK., Pham A., Vuong W., Liu X., Lin Y., Ruel N., Yuh BE., Chan K., Wilson T., Lerner SP., McConkey D., Jove R., Liang W. Prognostic Significance of Neutrophilic Infiltration in Benign Lymph Nodes in Patients with Muscle-invasive Bladder Cancer. Eur Urol Focus. 2017 Feb;3(1):130-135. doi: 10.1016/j.euf.2016.03.003. Epub 2016 Mar 25. PMID: 28720358
  • Gin GE., Ruel NH., Parihar JS., Warner JN., Yuh BE., Yamzon J., Wilson TG., Lau CS., Chan KG. Ureteroenteric anastomotic revision as initial management of stricture after urinary diversion. Int J Urol. 2017 May 24(5):390-395. doi: 10.1111/iju.13323. Epub 2017 Mar 12. PMID: 28295645.
  • Greg Gin., Jaspreet Parihar., Bertram Yuh., Jonathan Yamzon., Clayton Lau., Kevin G. Chan. PD-12-03 Primary Ureteroenteric Anastomotic Revision after urinary Diversion. J. Urol April 2016; 195(4):e293-e294. DOI:10.1016/j.juro.2016.02.898.
  • Steven V. Kardos., Kevin G. Chan., Bertram Yuh., Jonathan Yamzon., Nora H. Ruel., Finly Zachariah., Clayton S. Lau., Laura Crocitto. PD02-02 Enhanced recovery after surgery and care coordination pathway at city of hope: Decreased length of stay, readmissions, and complications. J. Urol April 2016; 195(4s):e51. DOI:10.1016/j.juro.2016.02.2076.
  • Jaspreet Parihar., Greg Gin., Clayton Lau., Kevin G. Chan., Jonathan Yamzon. V1-08 Primary Robotic Ureteroenteric Anastomotic Revision in studer Neoblader: Operative Technique and case series. J. Urol March 2016; 195(4s):e63-e64. DOI:10.1016/j.juro.2016.02.2122.
  • SK. Pal., Anh Pham., Winston Vuong., Xueli Liu., Yulan Lin., Nora Ruel., Bertram  E. Yuh., Kevin Chan., Timothy Wilson., Seth P. Lerner., David McConkey., Richar Jove., and Wei Liang. Prognostic Significance of Neutrophilic Infiltration in Benign Lymph Nodes in patients with Muscle-invasive Bladder Cancer. EU Focus, March 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.euf.2016.03.003.
  • Warner JN., Tracey Jm., Zhumkhawala AA., Chan KG., Lau CS. Penile inversion through  a penoscrotal incision for the treatment of penile urethral strictures. Investig Clin Urol. 2016 Mar; 57(2):135-40. DOI: 10.4111/icu.2016.57.2.135. Epub 2016 Feb 29. PMID: 26981596
  • Wittig K., Ruel N., Barlog J., Crocitto L., Chan K., Lau C., Wilson T., Yuh B. Critical Analysis of Hospital Readmission and Cost Burden After Robot-Assisted Radical Cystectomy. J Endourol. 2016 Jan; 30(1):83-91. DOI: 10.1089/end.2015.0438. Epub 2015 Sep 25. PMID:26405852
  • Yuh B., Chan KG., Lau C., Wilson T.  Variable recurrence patterns after cystectomy in bladder Cancer: Can the robot be blamed?  Eur Urol. 2015 Sep; 68(3):406-7. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2015.04.009. PMID: 25900783.
  • Chan KG., Collins JW., Wiklund NP.  Robot-Assisted Radical Cystectomy: Extracorporeal vs Intracorporeal Urinary Diversion.  J Urol. 2015 May; 193(5):1467-9. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2015.02.042 PMID: 25686541. * Impact factor 3.75.
  • Wittig K., Ruel N., Hawks B., Chan KG., Lau C., Wilson T., Yuh B. MP64-16 Critical  Analysis  of Hospital  Readmission and Cost Burden after Robot-Assisted radical Cystectomy. J Urol. 2015 April; 193(4):e804. DOI: 10.1016/j.juro.2015.02.2327. Impact factor *3.75.
  • Bourque J., Chan KG., Wilson T., Lau C., Yuh B., Yamzon J. MP64-08 Establishing a care coordination Pathway for bladder cancer Cystectomy patients. J. Urol. 2015 April; 193(4):e800-e801. DOI:10.1016/j.juro.2015.02.2319
  • Zhumkhawala A., Kozzin S., Chan KG., Lau C., Ruel N., Yamzon J., Yuh B., Kawachi M., Wilson T. MP67-18 A Decade of  Robotic Cystectomy: surgical characteristics and oncologic outcomes. J. Urol April 2015; 193(4):e856-e857. DOI: 10.1016/j.juro.2015.02.2501.
  • Chan KG., Guru K., Wiklund P., Catto J., Yuh B., Novara G., Murphy DG., Al-Tartir T., Collins JW., Zhumkhawala A., Wilson TG.  Robot-assisted Radical Cystectomy and Urinary Diversion: Technical Recommendations from the Pasadena Consensus Panel.  Eur Urol. 2015 Mar;67(3):423-31. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2014.12.027. PMID: 25595099.* Impact factor 12.48.
  • Wilson TG., Guru K., Rosen RC., Wiklund P., Annerstedt M., Bochner BH., Chan KG., Montorsi F., Mottrie A., Murphy D., Novara G., Peabody JO., Redorta JP., Skinner EC.,  Thalmann G., Stenzl A., Yuh B., Catto J. Best Practices in Robot-assisted Radical Cystectomy and Urinary Reconstruction: Recommendations of the Pasadena Consensus Panel. Eur Urol. 2015 Mar; 67(3):363-75. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2014.12.009. PMID: 25582930.
  • Yuh B., Wilson TG., Bochner B., Chan K., Palou J., Stenzl A., Montorsi F.,  Thalmann G., Guru K., Catto JWF., Wiklund P., Novara G. Systematic Review and Cumulative Analysis of Oncologic and Functional  Outcomes After Robot-assisted Radical Cystectomy. Eur Urol. 2015 Mar; 67(3):402-22. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2014.12.008. PMID: 25560797.
  • Novara G., Catto JW., Wilson T., Annerstedt M., Chan K., Murphy DG., Motttrie A., Peabody JO., Skinner EC., Wiklund PN., Guru KA., Yuh B.  Systematic review and cumulative analysis of perioperative outcomes and complications after robot-assisted radical cystectomy. Eur Urol. 2015 Mar; 67(3):376-401. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2014.12.007. PMID: 25560798.
  • Tobis S., Heinlen JE., Ruel N., Lau C., Kawachi., Wilson T., Chan K. Effect of Alvimopan on Return of Bowel Function After Robot-Assisted Radical Cystectomy. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A.  2014 Oct; 24(10):693-7. doi: 10.1089/lap.2014.0170. PMID: 25180566. *Impact factor 1.19.
  • Yuh B., Torrey RR., Rue NH., Wittig K., Tobis S., Linehan J., Lau CS., Chan KG., Yamzon J., Wilson TG. Intermediate-term Oncologic Outcomes of Robot-Assisted Radical Cystectomy for Urothelial Carcinoma. J Endourol. 2014 Aug; 28(8):939-45. doi: 10.1089/end.2014.0073. PMID: 24635448 
  • Haberman K., Wittig K., Yuh B., Ruel N., Lau C., Wilson TG., Chan KG. The Effect of Nerve-Sparing Robot-Assisted Radical Cystoprostatectomy on Erectile Function in a Preoperatively Potent Population. J Endourol. 2014 Nov;28(11):1352-6. doi: 10.1089/end.2014.0315. PMID: 24959940. 
  • Nazmy M, Yuh B, Kawachi M, Lau CS, Linehan J, Ruel NH, Torrey RR, Yamzon J, Wilson TG, Chan KG.  Early and Late Complications of Robotic Assisted Radical Cystectomy: A Standardized Analysis by Urinary Diversion Type.  J Urology 2014 March (191) 681-687.
  • Torrey RR, Rajeshuni N, Ruel NH, Muldrew S, Chan KG.. Radiation History Affects Continence Outcomes After AdVance Transobturator Sling Placement in Patients With Post-prostatectomy Incontinence.  Urology 2013 Sep;82(3):713-7.
  • Whelan C, Crocitto L, Kawachi M, Chan K, Smith D, Wilson T, Smith S.  The influence of PSA-RNA yield on the analysis of expressed prostatic secretions (EPS) for prostate cancer diagnosis.  Can J Urol 2013 Feb;20(1):6597-602.
  • Yuh BE, Nazmy M, Ruel NH, Jankowski JT, Menchaca AR, Torrey RR, Linehan JA, Lau CS, Chan KG, Wilson TG.  Standardized analysis of frequency and severity of complications after robot-assisted radical cystectomy.  Eur Urol 2012 Nov;62(5):806-13.
  • Torrey RR, Chan KG, Yip W, Josephson DY, Lau CS, Ruel NH, Wilson TG.  Functional outcomes and complications in patients with bladder cancer undergoing robotic-assisted radical cystectomy with extracorporeal Indiana pouch continent cutaneous urinary diversion.  Urology.  2012 May; 79(5):1073-8.
  • Lau CS, Talug J, Williams SB, Josephson DY, Ruel NH, Chan KG, Wilson TG.  Robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomy in the octogenarian.  Int J Med Robot. 2012 Jun;8(2):247-52.
  • Treating Incontinence after Prostate Cancer Surgery. Coping® with Cancer magazine, Jan/Feb 2012, Page 28.
  • Josephson DY, Chen JA, Chan KG, Lau CS, Nelson RA, Wilson TG.  Robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical cystoprostatectomy and extracorporeal continent urinary diversion: highlight of surgical techniques and outcomes.  Int J Med Robot. 2010 Sep;6(3):315-23.
  • Whelan C, Eandi J, Wilson T, Chan KG, Lau C, Josephson D.  Technique of Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Distal Ureterectomy with Psoas Hitch Reimplantation. Journal of Urology, April 2010 (Vol. 183, Issue 4, Supplement, Page e372
  • Reyblat P, Chan KG, Josephson DY, Stein JP, Freeman JA, Grossfeld GD, Esrig D, Ginsberg DA.  Comparison of extraperitoneal and intraperitoneal augmentation enterocystoplasty for neurogenic bladder in spinal cord injury patients.  World J Urol. 2009 Feb;27(1):63-8.
  • Clark JP, Munson KW, Lamparska-Kupsik K, Chan KG, Yoshida JS, Kawachi MH, Crocitto LE, Wilson TG, Feng Z, Smith SS.  Performance of a single assay for both type III and type VI TMPRSS2:ERG fusions in noninvasive prediction of prostate biopsy outcome.  Clin Chem. 2008 Dec; 54(12):2007-17.
  • Chan, Kevin G.  Treating Incontinence after Prostate Cancer Surgery.  Coping® with Cancer magazine, Jan/Feb 2008, Page 90.
  • Barry P, Chan KG, Hsu J, Quek ML.  Adenomatoid tumor of the tunica albuginea.  Int J Urol. 2005 May; 12(5):516-8
  • Chan, Kevin.  A Fair Monetary Incentive Plan for Organ Donation: An Endorsement of Thomas Peters' Recent JAMA Proposal.  UCLA Undergraduate Science Journal Vol. 9:14-16, 1993.
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