Anthony Atala, MD

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Anthony Atala, MD

Anthony Atala, MD

Chair, Urology Director, Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Professor, Urology

Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Physiology & Pharmacology

Physician Rating

4.5 out of 5

48 Ratings

Contact Information

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  • Fax: 336-716-9042


  • Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons

  • American College of Surgeons

  • American Urological Association

  • 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

  • Fax: 336-716-9042

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

  • 3D Bioprinted Human Skeletal Muscle Constructs for Muscle Function Restoration..
    Kim JH, Seol YJ, Ko IK, Kang HW, Lee YK, Yoo JJ, Atala A, Lee SJ. Sci Rep. 2018 Aug; 8(1):12307.
  • miR-122 inhibition in a human liver organoid model leads to liver inflammation, necrosis, steatofibrosis and dysregulated insulin signaling..
    Sendi H, Mead I, Wan M, Mehrab-Mohseni M, Koch K, Atala A, Bonkovsky HL, Bishop CE. PLoS ONE. 2018; 13(7):e0200847.
  • Human Urine-Derived Stem Cell Differentiation to Endothelial Cells with Barrier Function and Nitric Oxide Production..
    Liu G, Wu R, Yang B, Deng C, Lu X, Walker SJ, Ma PX, Mou S, Atala A, Zhang Y. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2018 Sep; 7(9):686-698.
  • An Industry-Driven Roadmap for Manufacturing in Regenerative Medicine..
    Hunsberger JG, Shupe T, Atala A. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2018 Aug; 7(8):564-568.
  • Cryostorage of immature and mature human testis tissue to preserve spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs): a systematic review of current experiences toward clinical applications..
    Zarandi NP, Galdon G, Kogan S, Atala A, Sadri-Ardekani H. Stem Cells Cloning. 2018; 11:23-38.
  • Correction: A human bone marrow mesodermal-derived cell population with hemogenic potential..
    Mokhtari S, Colletti E, Yin W, Sanada C, Lamar Z, Simmons PJ, Walker S, Bishop C, Atala A, Zanjani ED, Porada CD, Almeida-Porada G. Leukemia. 2018 Jul; 32(7):1670.
  • Optimization of gelatin-alginate composite bioink printability using rheological parameters: a systematic approach..
    Gao T, Gillispie GJ, Copus JS, Pr AK, Seol YJ, Atala A, Yoo JJ, Lee SJ. Biofabrication. 2018 06; 10(3):034106.
  • Comparative analysis of two porcine kidney decellularization methods for maintenance of functional vascular architectures..
    Zambon JP, Ko IK, Abolbashari M, Huling J, Clouse C, Kim TH, Smith C, Atala A, Yoo JJ. Acta Biomater. 2018 Jul; 75:226-234.
  • Human testicular organoid system as a novel tool to study Zika virus pathogenesis..
    Strange DP, Zarandi NP, Trivedi G, Atala A, Bishop CE, Sadri-Ardekani H, Verma S. Emerg Microbes Infect. 2018 05; 7(1):82.
  • Environmental Toxin Screening Using Human-Derived 3D Bioengineered Liver and Cardiac Organoids..
    Forsythe SD, Devarasetty M, Shupe T, Bishop C, Atala A, Soker S, Skardal A. Front Public Health. 2018; 6:103.

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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