Gregory B Auffenberg

  • 618 Citations
20072020
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Research Interests

I have a background in urologic oncology, health services research, and surgical quality improvement research. During my recently completed research fellowship in the Department of Urology at the University of Michigan, I worked to obtain a masters’ degree in health and healthcare research. This provided me with the requisite training and skills to perform independent health services research and will allow me to serve as a research mentor to trainees. Further, I have extensively published on topics related to quality improvement of cancer care. Beyond publication, I have worked to implement strategies to improve the quality and consistency of care across the entire state of Michigan; experience that has afforded me valuable perspective on real-world implementation of research findings and also the complexities of working in teams to achieve meaningful improvement.

The primary focus of my early research has been to characterize and better understand variations in the quality of cancer care, specifically as it pertains to active surveillance for prostate cancer. I spent considerable time investigating the efficacy and safety of this management strategy within the state of Michigan. Subsequently, I have worked to understand variation in both the selection of men for active surveillance and the follow-up men receive while on active surveillance.

I specialize in the treatment and management of all urologic cancers, hematuria and elevated PSA.

Training Experience

2015Residency, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center
2017Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan
2018Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Education/Academic qualification

MS, University of Michigan

… → 2016

MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 2009

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Prostatic Neoplasms Medicine & Life Sciences
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Quality Improvement Medicine & Life Sciences
Prostate-Specific Antigen Medicine & Life Sciences
Prostatic Hyperplasia Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2007 2020

3 Citations (Scopus)

askMUSIC: Leveraging a Clinical Registry to Develop a New Machine Learning Model to Inform Patients of Prostate Cancer Treatments Chosen by Similar Men

Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative, Jun 2019, In : European urology. 75, 6, p. 901-907 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Registries
Prostatic Neoplasms
Therapeutics
Urology
Area Under Curve
4 Citations (Scopus)

Grade Groups Provide Improved Predictions of Pathological and Early Oncologic Outcomes Compared with Gleason Score Risk Groups

Kirmiz, S., Qi, J., Babitz, S. K., Linsell, S., Denton, B., Singh, K., Auffenberg, G. B., Montie, J. E. & Lane, B. R., Feb 1 2019, In : Journal of Urology. 201, 2, p. 278-283 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neoplasm Grading
Recurrence
Prostatectomy
Biopsy
Urinary Bladder
3 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of a needle disinfectant technique to reduce infection-related hospitalisation after transrectal prostate biopsy

the Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative, Feb 1 2018, In : BJU International. 121, 2, p. 232-238 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Disinfectants
Needles
Prostate
Hospitalization
Biopsy
3 Citations (Scopus)

Integration and Diagnostic Accuracy of 3T Nonendorectal coil Prostate Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Context of Active Surveillance

Curci, N. E., Lane, B. R., Shankar, P. R., Noyes, S. L., Moriarty, A. K., Kubat, A., Brede, C., Montgomery, J. S., Auffenberg, G. B., Miller, D. C., Montie, J. E., George, A. K. & Davenport, M. S., Jun 2018, In : Urology. 116, p. 137-143 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prostate
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Information Systems
Prostatic Neoplasms
Biopsy