Physician Profile

Saum Ghodoussipour, MD


(197 reviews)

Saum Ghodoussipour, MD

Saum Ghodoussipour, MD


(197 reviews)

  • Urologic Oncologist
  • Director, Bladder and Urothelial Cancer Program, Rutgers Cancer Institute
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Contact Information

To schedule a new patient appointment call 844-CANCERNJ (844-226-2376)
To schedule a follow-up appointment call 732-235-7615
For all other inquiries call 732-235-2465.

About Me

I am a urologic surgeon focusing on the treatment of men and women with cancers of the genitourinary system. This includes cancers of the bladder, kidney, testis, prostate, penis, urethra and adrenal glands. 

I obtained my undergraduate degree in biology at Boston University and my medical degree at the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. I then completed an internship in general surgery and urology residency at the University of Southern California (USC) and Los Angeles County Medical Center. This was followed by a 2-year fellowship in surgical urologic oncology at the USC Institute of Urology and Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles, CA. I am now proud to care for patients while working to advance the field of medicine through research at New Jersey’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

My clinical areas of expertise include complex open and robotic surgeries of the pelvis and retroperitoneum. This includes removal of the bladder (radical cystectomy) with reconstruction of the urinary tract to maximize functional recovery, nerve-sparing procedures to maintain sexual function and fertility, advanced vascular techniques for invasive tumors and open extraperitoneal procedures to hasten recovery. 

My background growing up in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, coupled with my diverse training has exposed me to patients and families from all walks of life. I appreciate that cancer care is not “one size fits all” and I am committed to facilitate treatment decisions for patients before and after surgery. My research supports this commitment through enrollment of patients in clinical trials to develop novel therapeutics, studies of surgical technique to optimize cancer control and functional outcomes, and implementation of preoperative and postoperative care pathways to enhance recovery after surgery. 

I am active in my field through membership in professional societies such as the American Urological Association and the Society of Urologic Oncology. I also serve on editorial boards and as an ad-hoc reviewer for numerous urologic and surgical journals. I have published my research in peer-reviewed journals, authored book chapters and other educational materials and regularly present at national and international meetings. As an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, I am passionate about training the next generation. 

Clinical Expertise

Non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, transurethral resection, intravesical therapy, muscle-invasive bladder cancer, radical cystectomy, salvage cystectomy, nerve-sparing cystectomy, female reproductive organ sparing cystectomy, urinary diversion, orthotopic neobladder, continent cutaneous diversion, ileal conduit, urothelial carcinoma, upper tract urothelial carcinoma, nephroureterectomy, ureteroscopy, kidney cancer, renal cell carcinoma, radical nephrectomy, partial nephrectomy, cytoreductive nephrectomy, tumor thrombectomy, testicular cancer, germ cell tumor, radical orchiectomy, partial orchiectomy, primary, post-chemotherapy and nerve-sparing retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, vascular resection, retroperitoneal sarcoma, prostate cancer, radical prostatectomy, salvage prostatectomy, pelvic lymph node dissection, partial and total penectomy, urethrectomy, inguinal lymph node dissection, adrenal tumors, adrenocortical carcinoma, pheochromocytoma, adrenalectomy, clinical trials, minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopy, robotic surgery, extraperitoneal surgery

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 Overall

Based on 197 reviews


Give easy to understand instruction


Spend enough time with you


Show respect for what you say


Provider listen carefully to you


Provider expl in way you understand

April 25, 2024


April 18, 2024

Proposed treatment was well explained

April 11, 2024

Dr G was amazing

March 20, 2024


March 12, 2024

The provider always keeps me fully informed of my treatments & condition.

March 10, 2024

Dr. G is wonderful!

February 28, 2024

Very good

December 18, 2023

Dr. G does an excellent job explaining my condition and any action that he needs to perform. He is professional in his demeanor, and I always feel comfortable around him.

December 18, 2023

Dr. G was great on all counts.

December 14, 2023

My doc is great.

December 11, 2023

I feel blessed that Dr. G. & Kathy (his nurse assistant) are my "team members". They provide me with excellent patient care.

October 24, 2023

*Dr. G. was excellent & very caring.

October 2, 2023

Thoughtful and explained things in a respectful manner

October 2, 2023


September 29, 2023

My provider, Dr. G is the best. I have recommended him to a couple of very close friends from mine, and they were all very satisfied, taking care of their serious problems as well as myself, and highly recommend him.

August 25, 2023

Dr.G is a great doctor and cares about his patients.

August 3, 2023

Has a lot of patience w/my dad, explaining everything & listening to him.

June 30, 2023

Respectful and efficient

June 24, 2023

Superior Doctor

June 23, 2023

Dr. G. has always exhibited a pleasant manner when treating me. He provides thorough explanations when describing any procedure being done and discussing my condition.


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