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Alan Wayne Partin, M.D., Ph.D.

David Hall McConnell Professor and Director of Urology
Professor of Urology

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410-955-6100

Main Location

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

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Titles

  • David Hall McConnell Professor and Director of Urology
  • Urologist -in-Chief, Department of Urology, Oncology
  • Professor of Urology
  • Professor of Oncology
  • Professor of Pathology

Centers & Institutes

Departments

  • Oncology
  • Pathology
  • Urology - Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Urology - Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
  • Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital

Locations

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-955-6100

601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-614-4876
Fax: 410-955-0833

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-6100

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-614-4876
Fax: 410-955-0833

Expertise

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Prostate Cancer, Urology, Urology / Urologic Surgery, Urology, Adult

Research Interests

Bio-Markers for Prostate Disease; Urologic surgery; Prostate cancer; Benign prostatic hyperplasia; Urology

Biography

Dr. Alan Partin is a professor of urology, oncology and pathology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include prognosis prediction for men with prostate cancer and treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Partin serves as the David Hall McConnell Director of Urology and Urologist-in-Chief for the Department of Urology and Oncology.

Dr. Partin's research focuses on development and testing of new and existing methods for predicting the aggressiveness of prostate cancers. His laboratories have investigated many new serum tests, some of which are soon to become available for the diagnosis of prostate cancer as well as basics science investigation of new proteins, which may help in detection, and staging of prostate cancer.

Dr. Partin is credited with creating a set of tables widely known as the Partin Tables. These tables are based on accumulated data from hundreds of patients who had been treated for prostate cancer and are used to predict pathologic stage (the cancer stage as determined by a pathologist after surgery) from clinical (pre-surgery) variables. The accurate prediction of pathologic stage can help physicians and patients choose the most appropriate treatments.

He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry at the University of Mississippi. He earned his M.D. and Ph.D. in pharmacology and molecular systems from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Partin also completed his residency in urology and surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Partin has served on many advisory boards including the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center Advisory Council and the NCI Early Diagnostic Research Network Executive Committee. He has been recognized with the Ambrose Monell Research Award, David Koch Prostate Cancer Research Award and the 2002 AUA/ACMI Gold Cystoscope Award, among others. He is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Urological Association.

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  • Education +

    Degrees

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / MD (1989)

    Residencies

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Surgery (1991)
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Urology (1995)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Urology / Urology (1998, 2007)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Partin’s laboratories are focused on development and testing of new and existing methods for predicting the aggressiveness of prostate cancers so that rational treatment decisions can be made by both patients and physicians. The laboratories have investigated many new serum tests, some of which are soon to become available for the diagnosis of prostate cancer as well as basics science investigation of new proteins, which may help in detection, and staging of prostate cancer.

    Clinical Trial Keywords: Prostate Cancer

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Sundi D, Wang V, Pierorazio PM, Han M, Partin AW, Tran PT, Ross AE, Bivalacqua TJ. "Identification of men with the highest risk of early disease recurrence after radical prostatectomy." Prostate. 2014 Jan 22. doi: 10.1002/pros.22780.
    2. Ball MW, Mullins JK, Epstein JI, Partin AW, Walsh PC. "Re: detailed analysis of patients with metastasis to the prostatic anterior fat pad lymph nodes: a multi-institutional study: I. Y. Kim, p. K. Modi, e. Sadimin, y.-S. Ha, j. H. Kim, d. Skarecky, d. Y. Cha, C. O. Wambi, y.-C. Ou, B. Yuh, s. Park, e. Llukani, d. M. Albala, T. Wilson, T. Ahlering, k. Badani, h. Ahn, d. I. Lee, m. May, w.-J. Kim and d. H. Lee j urol 2013;190:527-534." J Urol. 2014 Feb;191(2):559-61. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2013.07.103.
    3. Sundi D, Wang VM, Pierorazio PM, Han M, Bivalacqua TJ, Ball MW, Antonarakis ES, Partin AW, Schaeffer EM, Ross AE. "Very-high-risk localized prostate cancer: definition and outcomes." Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2014 Mar;17(1):57-63. doi: 10.1038/pcan.2013.46.
    4. Inoue LY, Trock BJ, Partin AW, Carter HB, Etzioni R. "Modeling grade progression in an active surveillance study." Stat Med. 2014 Mar 15;33(6):930-9. doi: 10.1002/sim.6003.
    5. Loeb S, Assimos D, Chancellor MB, Nickel JC, Brawer MK, Kern AJ, Partin AW. "Best of the 2013 AUA Annual Meeting: Highlights From the 2013 American Urological Association Meeting, May 4-8, 2013, San Diego, CA." Rev Urol. 2013;15(2):72-81. Review.
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    • Ambrose Monell Research Award
    • David Koch Prostate Cancer Research Award
    • Graduated number one in class University of Mississippi
    • University of Mississippi summa cum laude
    • Society Basic Urologic Research - Merck Young Investigator Award, 1977
    • High School Football Academic All-American First Team, 1979
    • High School Football second team All-American, 1979
    • National Key Club Lieutenant Governor of the Year, 1979
    • Valedictorian, Grenada High School , 1979
    • U. of Miss. Taylor Medal for Academic Excellence, 1982
    • College Football Academic All-S.E.C. and All-American, 1983
    • State of Mississippi representative to National Rhodes Scholar Selection, 1983
    • U. of Miss. Taylor Medal for Academic Excellence, 1983
    • Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) award, 1984
    • First Prize, Mid-Atlantic AUA Clinical Research Essay, 1992
    • First Prize, Johns Hopkins Young Investigators Award, Clinical, Johns Hopkins, 1993
    • Second Prize, Mid-Atlantic AUA Clinical Research Essay, 1993
    • Clinical Research Third Prize, American Urological Association, 1994
    • First Prize, Mid-Atlantic AUA Clinical Research Award, Mid-Atlantic AUA, 1994
    • Clinical Research Third Prize, American Urological Association, 1995
    • Zeneca Resident Writers Award 2nd Prize, 1995
    • Pfizer Scholars in Urology Award, 1996
    • American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, 2002
    • AUA/ACMI Gold Cystoscope Award, 2002
    • Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons, 2005

    Memberships

    • Alpha Epsilon Delta
    • Alpha Lambda Delta
    • American Cancer Society
    • American Medical Association
    • American Medical Students Association
    • American Urological Association
    • Lambda Delta
    • Mortar Board
    • Omicron Delta Kappa
    • Phi Eta Sigma
    • Phi Kappa Phi
    • Society for Basic Urologic Research

    Professional Activities

    • Advisory Board, Johns Hopkins Graduate Medical Education
    • Budget Committee, Johns Hopkins Clinical Practice Association
    • Departmental Evaluation & Management CPT Protocol Coordinator
    • Executive Committee, Early Diagnostic Research Network
    • Infonet Editorial Board, American Cancer Society
    • Program Committee, Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Urological Associates
    • Prostate Cancer Advisory Board, American Cancer Society
    • Vice President, Phi Kappa Phi
    • Nominating Committee, Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Urological Associates, 1999
    • Panel Chairman, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 2000 - 2002
      Early Detection of Prostate Cancer
    • Research Council, American Urological Association, 2001 - 2003
    • Alumni group, Alpha Omega Alpha, 2002
    • Advisory Council, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, 2004
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