Shilajit D Kundu

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Research Interests

I have successfully conducted and published on prospective evaluations of patients with urologic cancers including prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancer and have found that the impact of cancer treatment goes beyond physical limitations associated with treatment. My recent research aims to understand the complexities associated with patient expectations. This includes balancing factors associated with patient satisfaction including patient personality, physician-patient relationship, information-processing style, and a comforting experience with the health care environment. Dr. Kundu’s research focuses include treatment of bladder cancer, kidney cancer, urinary tract cancer, prostate cancer, robotic prostatectomy, robotic nephrectomy, and cancer genetics.

My research focuses on strategies to diagnose and characterize bladder cancer, novel strategies to characterized prostate cancer aggressiveness, and prospectively studying quality of life outcomes in patients with urologic cancers.

My clinical interests include bladder cancer, continent urinary diversions for bladder cancer, multimodal therapy for advanced cancers including surgical therapy for bladder cancer, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, testis cancer, robotic surgery for bladder cancer, and testis cancer treatment.

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Training Experience

2007Residency, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital)
2009Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Education/Academic qualification

MD, University of Illinois - Chicago

… → 2001

Research interests

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Cancer Genetics
  • Kidney Cancer / Urinary Tract Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Robotic Nephrectomy
  • Robotic Prostatectomy

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Grants 2010 2021

Research Output 1998 2020

Educational Material on Prostate Cancer Screening is Overly Complex and Fails to Meet Recommended Layperson Readability Guidelines

Rooney, M. K., Morgans, A. K., Chen, R. C., Golden, D. W., Meeks, J. J., Auffenberg, G., Kundu, S. D., Schaeffer, E. M., Hussain, M. H., Kalapurakal, J. A. & Sachdev, S., Jan 2020, In : Urology. 135, p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Prostatic Neoplasms
Information Systems
Prostatic Neoplasms
Comparative Effectiveness Research
Patient Reported Outcome Measures
5 Citations (Scopus)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease and the Risk of Prostate Cancer

Burns, J. A., Weiner, A. B., Catalona, W. J., Li, E. V., Schaeffer, E. M., Hanauer, S. B., Strong, S., Burns, J., Hussain, M. H. A. & Kundu, S. D., May 2019, In : European urology. 75, 5, p. 846-852 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Prostatic Neoplasms
Prostate-Specific Antigen
Safety Management
1 Citation (Scopus)

Integrating PROMIS® computerized adaptive tests into a web-based intervention for prostate cancer

Fox, R. S., Moreno, P. I., Yanez, B., Estabrook, R., Thomas, J., Bouchard, L. C., McGinty, H. L., Mohr, D. C., Begale, M. J., Flury, S. C., Perry, K. T., Kundu, S. D. & Penedo, F. J., May 1 2019, In : Health Psychology. 38, 5, p. 403-409 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prostatic Neoplasms
Health Promotion