Arthur I. Sagalowsky, Professor of Urology and Surgery, Department of Urology. Education: Undergraduate: B.A. in Zoology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana; Medical School: M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana; Residency: Urology, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana; Fellowship: American Urological Association Research Scholar in Clinical Pharmacology, UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Sagalowsky is a Professor of Urology, with joint appointments in the Departments of Urology and Surgery. He is Chief of the Section of Urologic Oncology and holder of the Paul C. Peters Chair in Urology in memory of Rumsey and Louis Strickland. He has a large clinical practice in all aspects of urological malignancies and urinary tract reconstruction. He has unique surgical experience with: radical cystectomy and continent urinary diversion with orthotopic neobladders and cutaneous reservoirs; open nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy, and recent interest in robotic radical prostatectomy; complex partial nephrectomy and large kidney tumor debulking with involvement of tumor thrombus in the vena cava; and debulking retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testis cancer. His research interests involve translational studies on kidney, bladder, and prostate cancer diagnosis, behavior and treatment. He has extensive experience in clinical trials, and has published and spoken widely on these topics.


Medical School
Indiana University School of Medicine (1973)
Indiana University Hospitals (1974), Medical/surgical
Indiana University Hospitals (1978), Urology
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1980), Pharmacology

Research Interest

  • Clinical trials in urological oncology
  • Translational studies on molecular predictors of kidney, bladder, and prostate cancer diagnosis, behavior, and treatment


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Lymphovascular Invasion is Independently Associated with Overall Survival, Cause-Specific Survival and Local and Distant Recurrence in Patients Treated with Radical Cystectomy with Negative Lymph Nodes
Lotan Y, Gupta A, Shariat S, Palaputtu G,Vazina A, Karakiewicz P, Bastian P, Rogers C, Amiel G, Perotte P, Schoenberg M, Lerner S, Sagalowsky A Journal of Clinical Oncology September 2005 Vol. 23, Number 27
The percent of biopsy cores positive for cancer is a predictor of advanced pathological stage and poor clinical outcomes in patients treated with radical prostatectomy
Lotan Y, Shariat SF, Khoddami SM, Saboorian H, Koeneman KS, Cadeddu JA, Sagalowsky AI, McConnell JD, Roehrborn CG J Urol June 2004 171(6Pt 1) 2209-14
Changing management of organ-confined renal masses
Lotan Y, Duchene DA, Cadeddu JA, Sagalowsky AI, Koeneman KS J Endourol April 2004 18(3) 263-8
Risk stratification for bladder tumor recurrence, stage and grade by urinary nuclear matrix protein 22 and cytology
Shariat SF, Casella R, Wians FH Jr, AShfaq R, Balko J, Sulser T, Gasser TC, Sagalowsky AI Eur Urol March 2004 45(3) 304-13; author reply 313
Molecular detection of noninvasive and invasive bladder tumor tissues and exfoliated cells by aberrant promoter methylation of laminin-5 encoding genes
Sathyanarayana UG, Maruyama R, Padar A, Suzuki M, Bondaruk J, Sagalowsky AI, Minna JD, Frenkel EP, Grossman HB, Czerniak B, Gazdar AF Cancer Res. February 2004 64(4) 1425-30

Honors & Awards

  • CIRCON/ACMI GOLD CYSTOSCOPE AWARD of the American Urological Association
    The most outstanding achievement within 10 years of residency (1987)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
    Indiana University (1969)
  • American Urological Association Research Scholar Program
    Wyland F. Leadbetter Scholarship Recipient/1978-1980 (0)
  • Dr. Paul Peters Chair in Urology in Memory of Rumsey and Louis Strickland
    1994- Present (0)
  • NIH Research Fellow Training Grant
    No.5-T32-GM07247-03/1978-1980 (0)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • American Urological Association
  • Society of Urologic Oncology