EDUCATION: University of Texas at Austin, B. A. in Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas: M. D., Urology Residency at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Lotan is a member of the faculty at UT Southwestern Medical Center and his practice focuses on endourology and pelvic laparoscopy. During his training he has focused his research in the area of laparoscopy and decision analysis in a variety of urologic disorders. He works in the area of minimally invasive surgery and decision analysis in urology.


Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (1997)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1998), General Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1999), General Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2003), Urology

Research Interest

  • Biomarker research
  • Decision analysis and outcomes research
  • Robotic and laparoscopic surgery
  • Urologic oncology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

BCAN Think Tank session 2: Molecular detection of bladder cancer: the path to progress
Robinson VL, Porter M, Messing E, Fradet Y, Kamat AM, Lotan Y Urol Oncol May 2010 28(3): 334-7 334-7
Association of Angiogenesis Related Markers With Bladder Cancer Outcomes and Other Molecular Markers
Shariat SF, Youssef RF, Gupta A, Chade DC, Karakiewicz PI, Isbarn H, Jeldres C. Sagalowsky AI, Ashfaq R, Lotan Y J Urol May 2010 183(5) 1744-50
The influence of body mass index on the cost of radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer
Bolenz C, Gupta A, Hotze T, Ho R, Cadeddu JA, Roehrborn CG, Lotan Y BJU Int March 2010 23
Role of biomarkers to predict outcomes and response to therapy
Lotan Y Urol Oncol January 2010 28(1) 97-101
Survivin as a prognostic marker for urothelial carcinoma of the bladder: a multicenter external validation study
Shariat SF, Karakiewicz PI, Godoy G, Karam JA, Ashfaq R, Fradet Y, Isbarn H, Montorsi F, Jeldres C, Bastian PJ, Nielsen ME, Muller SC, Sagalowsky AI, Lotan Y Clin Cancer Res November 2009 15(22) 7012-19

Honors & Awards

  • Merit Award
    American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Cancer Foundation at the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (2009)
  • Best Poster
    Society of Urologic Oncology Annual Meeting on Extraordinary Opportunities for Discovery National Cancer Institute (2008)
  • Who’s Who in America
  • Gerald P. Murphy Scholar Award
    Recognition of Research in Prostate Cancer (2003)
  • The Pfizer Scholars in Urology Award
    Urology Pathology Course (2002)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Urologic Association
  • National Urologic Ultrasound Faculty
  • R.O.C.K. Society
  • Society of Urologic Oncology/Society of Endourology