Raj Satkunasivam, MD, MS, FRCSC

  • Houston Methodist urologic oncologist
  • Assistant Professor of Urology, Houston Methodist Institute for Academic Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Urology, Weill Cornell Medical College

Raj Satkunasivam, MD, MS, FRCSC

Areas of Expertise

  • Adrenal masses/adrenal cancer
  • Advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery in urologic oncology
  • Bladder cancer (robotic cystectomy with intra-corporeal diversion/neobladder)
  • Cancer clinical trials
  • Kidney cancer (robotic partial and radical nephrectomy)
  • Penile cancer
  • Prostate cancer (robotic radical prostatectomy)
  • Prostate cancer (robotic radical prostatectomy)
  • Retroperitoneal mass
  • Testicular cancer
  • Urologic oncology

Credentials

MEDICAL SCHOOL
University of Toronto | 2008
INTERNSHIP
University of Toronto | 2009
RESIDENCY
University of Toronto | 2013
FELLOWSHIP
Advanced Robotics, Laparoscopic Surgery and Urologic Oncology | Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California | 2015
MASTER OF SCIENCE
Epidemiology and Biostatistics | University of Southern California | 2015

Publications

A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis of Novel Androgen Receptor Inhibitors in Non-metastatic Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer
Hird, AE, Magee, DE, Bhindi, B, Ye, XY, Chandrasekar, T, Goldberg, H, Klotz, L, Fleshner, N, Satkunasivam, R, Klaassen, Z & Wallis, CJD 2020, , Clinical Genitourinary Cancer, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 343-350. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clgc.2020.02.005

Uretero-Iliac artery fistula: A rare cause of haematuria
Hernandez, N, Desroches, B, Peden, E & Satkunasivam, R 2020, , BMJ Case Reports, vol. 13, no. 9, e232189. https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2019-232189

Canadian Update on Surgical Procedures (CUSP) Urology Group consensus for intraoperative hemostasis during minimally invasive partial nephrectomy
on behalf of the Canadian Update on Surgical Procedures (CUSP) Urology Group 2020, , Canadian Urological Association Journal, vol. 14, no. 8, pp. E387-E393. https://doi.org/10.5489/CUAJ.6823

Association between PD-L1 status and immune checkpoint inhibitor response in advanced malignancies: a systematic review and meta-analysis of overall survival data
Wallis, CJD, Lawson, K, Butaney, M, Satkunasivam, R, Parikh, J, Freedland, SJ, Patel, SP, Hamid, O, Pal, SK & Klaassen, Z 2020, , Japanese journal of clinical oncology, vol. 50, no. 7, pp. 800-809. https://doi.org/10.1093/jjco/hyaa021

Relation between surgeon age and postoperative outcomes: A population-based cohort study
Satkunasivam, R, Klaassen, Z, Ravi, B, Fok, KH, Menser, T, Kash, B, Miles, BJ, Bass, BL, Detsky, AS & Wallis, CJD 2020, CMAJ, vol. 192, no. 15, pp. E385-E392. https://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.190820


Analysis of Heterogeneity in Survival Benefit of Immunotherapy in Oncology According to Patient Demographics and Performance Status: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Overall Survival Data
Butaney, M, Satkunasivam, R, Goldberg, H, Freedland, SJ, Patel, SP, Hamid, O, Pal, SK, Klaassen, Z & Wallis, CJD 2020, American Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 193-202. https://doi.org/10.1097/COC.0000000000000650


Reducing Unnecessary Prostate Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging by Using Clinical Parameters to Predict Negative and Indeterminate Findings
Deniffel, D, Zhang, Y, Salinas, E, Satkunasivam, R, Khalvati, F & Haider, MA 2020, The Journal of urology, vol. 203, no. 2, pp. 292-298. https://doi.org/10.1097/JU.0000000000000518


Association between Smoking and Survival Benefit of Immunotherapy in Advanced Malignancies: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Wallis, CJD, Satkunasivam, R, Butaney, M, Khan, UA, Goldberg, HA, Freedland, SJ, Patel, SP, Hamid, O, Pal, SK & Klaassen, Z 2019, American Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials, vol. 42, no. 9, pp. 711-716. https://doi.org/10.1097/COC.0000000000000577

Robot-assisted Radical Cystectomy Versus Open Radical Cystectomy: A Meta-analysis of Oncologic, Perioperative, and Complication-related outcomes
Satkunasivam, R, Tallman, CT, Taylor, JM, Miles, BJ, Klaassen, Z & Wallis, CJD 2019, , European Urology Oncology, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 443-447. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euo.2018.10.008

Immune Checkpoint Blockade plus Axitinib for Renal-Cell Carcinoma
Klaassen, Z, Satkunasivam, R & Wallis, CJD 2019, New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 380, no. 26. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMc1905518

The association between physician trust and prostate-specific antigen screening: Implications for shared decision-making
Klaassen, Z, Wallis, CJD, Goldberg, H, Chandrasekar, T, Fleshner, NE, Finelli, A, Kulkarni, GS, Detsky, AS & Satkunasivam, R 2018, , Canadian Urological Association Journal, vol. 12, no. 12, pp. 395-400. https://doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.5351

The role of provider characteristics in the selection of surgery or radiation for localized prostate cancer and association with quality of care indicators
Satkunasivam, R, Lo, M, Stern, M, Gill, IS, Fleming, S, Wu, XC, Anderson, RT, Thompson, TD & Hamilton, AS 2018, , American Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials, vol. 41, no. 11, pp. 1076-1082. https://doi.org/10.1097/COC.0000000000000442

Advanced Androgen Blockage in Nonmetastatic Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer: An Indirect Comparison of Apalutamide and Enzalutamide
Wallis, CJD, Chandrasekar, T, Goldberg, H, Klotz, L, Fleshner, N, Satkunasivam, R & Klaassen, Z 2018, , European Urology Oncology, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 238-241. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euo.2018.04.004

Personal prostate-specific antigen screening and treatment choices for localized prostate cancer among expert physicians
Wallis, C, Cheung, D, Klotz, L, Chalasani, V, Leao, R, Garisto, J, Morton, G, Nam, R, Tannock, I & Satkunasivam, R 2018, , Canadian Urological Association Journal, vol. 12, no. 2. https://doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.4736

Selecting patients for prostate cancer treatment: the role of comorbidity
Wallis, CJD, Satkunasivam, R & Bhindi, B 2018, , BJU International, vol. 121, no. 2, pp. 164-165. https://doi.org/10.1111/bju.13923

Association of Patient Sex with Efficacy of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors and Overall Survival in Advanced Cancers: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Wallis, CJD, Butaney, M, Satkunasivam, R, Freedland, SJ, Patel, SP, Hamid, O, Pal, SK & Klaassen, Z 2019, , JAMA oncology, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 529-536. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.5904

Outcomes of Non-curative Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer: An Analysis of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP)
Jeong, Y, Mahar, AL, Coburn, NG, Wallis, CJ, Satkunasivam, R, Beyfuss, K, Karanicolas, PJ, Law, CHL & Hallet, J 2018, , Annals of Surgical Oncology, vol. 25, no. 13, pp. 3943-3949. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-018-6824-8

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tamil