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Anthony Atala, MD

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Anthony Atala, MD

Anthony Atala, MD

Chair, Urology Director, Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Professor, Urology

Comprehensive Cancer Center Office of Women in Medicine and Science WF Ctr Diabetes Obesity Metabl

Physiology & Pharmacology

Physician Rating

4.5 out of 5

48 Ratings

Contact Information

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  • Fax: 336-716-9042


  • American Urological Association

  • American College of Surgeons

  • Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons

  • Institute of Medicine

  • American Association of Genito-Surgeons

  • NPI: 1235111832

Clinical Interests

  • Urology, Adolescent Urology, Microsurgery, Pediatric Urology, Reconstructive Urology

Education & Training

  • BA

    1984 - University of Miami

  • MD

    1985 - University of Louisville School of Medicine

  • Internship

    1986 - University of Louisville Affiliated Hospitals

  • Residency

    1990 - University of Louisville Affiliated Hospitals

  • Fellowship

    1991 - Harvard Medical School

  • Fellowship

    1992 - Harvard Medical School

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Urology Pediatric Urology

  • American Board of Urology Urology


Research Contact Information

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Research Interests

  • Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine, Prostatic Neoplasms, Tissue Scaffolds, Stem Cells

Recent Publications

  • Re: Estrogen Receptor ß Promotes Renal Cell Carcinoma Progression via Regulating LncRNA HOTAIR-miR-138/200c/204/217 Associated CeRNA Network.
    Atala A. J. Urol. 2019 09; 202(3):461.
  • Re: Hydroxysteroid (17ß) Dehydrogenase 1 Expressed by Sertoli Cells Contributes to Steroid Synthesis and is Required for Male Fertility.
    Atala A. J. Urol. 2019 09; 202(3):461-462.
  • Re: Inhibition of De Novo Lipogenesis Targets Androgen Receptor Signaling in Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer.
    Atala A. J. Urol. 2019 09; 202(3):460-461.
  • Re: ARv7 Represses Tumor-Suppressor Genes in Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer.
    Atala A. J. Urol. 2019 11; 202(5):869-870.
  • Re: p27 Transcriptionally Coregulates cJun to Drive Programs of Tumor Progression.
    Atala A. J. Urol. 2019 11; 202(5):868.
  • Re: Recurrent Activating Mutations of PPAR? Associated with Luminal Bladder Tumors.
    Atala A. J. Urol. 2019 11; 202(5):869.
  • Encapsulation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in 3D Ovarian Cell Constructs Promotes Stable and Long-Term Hormone Secretion with Improved Physiological Outcomes in a Syngeneic Rat Model.
    Sittadjody S, Enck KM, Wells A, Yoo JJ, Atala A, Saul JM, Opara EC. Ann Biomed Eng. 2020 Mar; 48(3):1058-1070.
  • Amnion membrane hydrogel and amnion membrane powder accelerate wound healing in a full thickness porcine skin wound model.
    Murphy SV, Skardal A, Nelson RA, Sunnon K, Reid T, Clouse C, Kock ND, Jackson J, Soker S, Atala A. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2020 01; 9(1):80-92.
  • Delivering Cas9/sgRNA ribonucleoprotein (RNP) by lentiviral capsid-based bionanoparticles for efficient 'hit-and-run' genome editing.
    Lyu P, Javidi-Parsijani P, Atala A, Lu B. Nucleic Acids Res. 2019 09; 47(17):e99.
  • Re: Mouse and Human Urothelial Cancer Organoids: A Tool for Bladder Cancer Research.
    Atala A. J. Urol. 2019 10; 202(4):664.

All Publications

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Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

  • 5/30/2018

    He is the kindest doctor I have ever had the honor of meet with when I have interacted.

  • 5/11/2018


  • 4/16/2018

    Dr. Atala was AWESOME! He treated us with such great care & respect. He was able to figure out my health problem that another Urologist wasn't able to decipher. He explained everything clearly & made sure we knew what to do before we left. I have recommended him to everyone we've seen.

  • 1/31/2018

    *Dr. Atala is such a blessing to his patients. I feel very fortunate that my infant was in such great hands. he was very reassuring that my little baby's surgery would go great, and it did.

  • 1/20/2018

    Dr. Atala was excellent with Izzy. He spoke with her and interacted in a way that made her (a child) feel comfortable in what could have been a very uncomfortable situation.

  • 11/20/2017

    he scheduled a test for my daughter in 3 months but didn't give us much information on what the test would entail. he also told us he would do surgery in April as long as the test in January looked good but he gave us no information on what we could expect with the surgery.


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