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Urologic Oncology Fellowship in Department of Urology
University of Michigan

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Alon Weizer, M.D.

I have had the good fortune to live in Ann Arbor, MI for the last 7 years.  After completing my residency at Duke University, I came here in 2005 to do a 2 year fellowship in Urologic Oncology and minimally invasive surgery.  After joining the faculty in 2007, I completed a 2 year Masters in Clinical Research, Statistical Design and Analysis through the Rackham Graduate School at University of Michigan.  Currently I am Associate Professor of Urology with a focus in Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery.   Clinically, the majority of my practice is focused on taking care of bladder and kidney cancer patients
 My main research focus is on clinical trials and translational research.  I currently have several clinical trials related to diagnosis, surveillance and novel therapies for both non-muscle invasive and invasive bladder cancer.  I am also actively involved in our bladder cancer research program and collaboration with colleagues throughout the medical center investigating novel methods to risk stratify patients with bladder cancer.  Currently, I am director of CURE, the Clinical Urologic Research Endeavor which compromises out clinical databases as well as our clinical trials organization.  I also co-direct the Bladder Cancer database with Dr. Cheryl Lee.  Finally, I am actively involved in our small renal mass (SRM) collaborative group where we are investigating better ways to manage patients with SRM’s based on risk stratification. 
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my two daughters, son, and wife.  I also enjoy fishing and cooking.  Ann Arbor is a great town to enjoy whatever interests you have.  Speaking as someone who grew up in the south, Ann Arbor is really a great place to live.  One of the great aspects of this program is the commitment to clinical and academic excellence in an environment that encourages people to work together.  I can’t think of a better place to be and hope you feel the same.