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Director of Robotic & Minimally Invasive Surgery
Associate Professor of Urology
Co-Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Program
Diplomat, American Board of Urology

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Ketan K. Badani, M.D., is the Director of Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University and Associate Professor of Urology at Columbia University. Dr. Badani leads one of the largest and most comprehensive robotic oncology programs in the country. He is one of only a few select surgeons in the world who has performed nearly 2,000 robotic surgeries. He has been doubly awarded by Consumers Research Council in "America's Top Urologists" for the past 4 years, and most recently in past two years, "America's Top Surgeons" for robotic surgery. Dr. Badani is a national and international leader in robotic surgery and has lectured, instructed and performed live robotic demonstrations spanning 5 continents and several countries including the United States, Canada, India, China, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Brazil, and Malaysia.

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Dr. Badani is a noted author and lecturer on robotic surgery and has published landmark articles on robotic prostatectomy and enhanced nerve-sparing techniques to preserve sexual function in men after robotic prostatectomy. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Robotic Surgery. This work has been cited on ABC News, The New York Daily News, NY Press, and his research has been showcased at CBS Studios. His research in surgical technology continues to improve the quality of life for men after robotic surgery while maintaining the highest cancer cure rates.

Dr. Badani is a Summa cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and did his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his residency in urology and fellowship in laparoscopic and robotic surgical oncology at the world renowned Vattikuti Urology Institute in Detroit, Michigan. He is a Diplomat and board certified by the American Board of Urology. Dr. Badani was recruited to Columbia University to lead the Division of Robotic Surgery in 2007. He is active member of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center where he serves on the Institutional Review Board.

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Professional Associations:
American College of Surgeons; American Urological Association; Endourological Society; Minimally Invasive Robotic Association; Society International Urology

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Dr. Badani has published the ONLY book written for patients on robotic prostate cancer surgery. Get the Book

Badani KK, Kaul S, Menon M. Evolution of robotic radical prostatectomy: assessment after 2766 procedures. Cancer. 2007;110(9):1951-1958

Rajesh Laungani, Sanjeev Kaul, Fred Muhletaler, Ketan K. Badani, James O. Peabody, Mani Menon. Impact of previous inguinal hernia repair on transperitoneal robotic prostatectomy. Can J Urol. 2007;14(4):3635-9.

Alok Shrivastava, Ketan K. Badani, Michael Fumo, Sanjeev Kaul, James O. Peabody, Mani Menon. Vattikuti Institute Prostatectomy: contemporary technique and analysis of results. Eur Urol. 2007;51(3):648-57.

Ketan K. Badani, Ashok K. Hemal, Michael Fumo, Sanjeev Kaul, Alok Shrivastava, Arumuga Kumar Rajendram, Noor Ashani Yusoff, Murali Sundram, Susan Woo, James O. Peabody, Sahabudin Raja Mohamed, and Mani Menon. Robotic Extended Pyelolithotomy for Treatment of Renal Calculi: A Feasibility Study. World Journal of Urology. 2006;24(2):198-201.

Ketan K. Badani, Ashok K. Hemal, James O. Peabody, Mani Menon. Robotic radical prostatectomy: The Vattikuti Urology Institute training experience. World Journal of Urology. 2006;24(2):148-51.

Adnan T. Savera, Sanjeev Kaul, Ketan K. Badani, Azedeh T. Stark, Nikhil L. Shah, Mani Menon. Robotic radical prostatectomy with the "veil of Aphrodite" technique: histologic evidence of enhanced nerve sparing. Eur Urol. 2006;49(6):1065-73.

Sanjeev Kaul, Adnan Savera, Ketan K. Badani, Michael Fumo, Akshay Bhandari, Mani Menon. Functional outcomes and oncological efficacy of Vattikuti Institute Prostatectomy with Veil of Aphrodite nerve-sparing: an analysis of 154 consecutive patients. BJU Int 2006; 97(3):467-72.

Follusho Ogunfitidimi, Mani Menon, Richard Sarle, Michael Fumo, Ketan K. Badani, Kaul Sanjeev. Robot assisted prostatectomy: A review of Vattikuti Institute Prostatectomy (VIP). 1500 cases. The Scientific World, Dec. 2005.

Ketan K. Badani, Akshay Bhandari, Ashutosh Tewari, Mani Menon. A comparison of two dimensional versus three dimensional suturing: Is there a difference in a robotic surgery setting? J Endourol. 2005;19(10):1212-1215.

Tewari A, Horninger W, Badani KK, Hasan M, Coon S, Crawford ED, Gamito EJ, Wei J, Taub D, Montie J, Porter C, Divine GW, Bartsch G, Menon M. Racial differences in serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) doubling time, histopathological variables and long-term PSA recurrence between African-American and white American men undergoing radical prostatectomy for clinically localized prostate cancer. BJU Int. 2005;96:29-33.


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Doctor of Medicine
1997 - 2001
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH