Biography for Dr. Jeffrey Cadeddu

Jeffrey Cadeddu, M.D., is one of Texas’ leading urologists in the surgical treatment of prostate and kidney disorders. As Director of the UT Southwestern Clinical Center for Minimally Invasive Treatment of Urologic Cancer, he has performed more than 500 robotic/laparoscopic procedures on the prostate and introduced a number of firsts in the minimally invasive surgical treatment of kidney cancer and kidney disease.

His training and extensive experience with kidney cancers in particular allow him to offer patients the full gamut of options in managing the disease without losing the kidney. Those options include ablation, an outpatient procedure in which the tumor is destroyed with a heated probe, rather than removed surgically. Dr. Cadeddu was the first in Texas to perform the procedure. He also has the most experience in North Texas with laparoscopic and robotic partial nephrectomy to remove kidney cancers.

Along with an active clinical practice focused on minimally invasive procedures, Dr. Cadeddu maintains a robust research program aimed at developing new technologies and techniques that will make kidney surgery even less invasive while also maximizing kidney function better than what has traditionally been done.

Dr. Cadeddu joined the faculty of UT Southwestern Medical Center, where he is a Professor of Urology and Radiology, in 1999 after receiving his initial medical training and completing residencies in urology and surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. 

As an expert in the treatment of kidney and prostate diseases, Dr. Cadeddu regularly lectures and educates other medical professionals on the latest developments in managing urologic conditions. In 2007, he received the Gold Cystoscope Award from the American Urological Association for his contributions to advances in kidney cancer treatment and the training of numerous academic urologists.

Professional Associations & Affiliations

  • American Urological Association
  • Endourological Society
  • Society for Urologic Oncology

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Doctors, Urology
  • Gold Cystoscope Award
    For Significant Contributions to the Field of Urology within 10 Years of Residency (2007)
  • Ralph C. Smith, MD, Distinguished Chair in Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery
  • Alpha Omega National Medical Honor Society
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1998)
  • Best Doctors in Dallas
    2007 - 2012 (0)