Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network Virtual Summit: New Developments Panel
Dr. Max Kates is an Associate Professor of Urology and Oncology in the Brady Urological Institute. He also directs the Division of Urologic Oncology for the Brady Urological Institute.
Dr. Kates completed his undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University in Connecticut before pursuing his medical degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He then went on to train at Johns Hopkins for his urologic residency and Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) fellowship.
Dr. Kates has expertise in all areas of urologic oncology, with a particular emphasis on bladder and prostate cancer. With training in open, endoscopic, and robotic surgical approaches, Dr. Kates’ surgical philosophy is to assess the unique needs of each patient, and develop the right treatment plan for their malignancy. He is very hands on in his approach in the clinic and the operating room, and believes open communication with the patient, the patient’s family, and referring providers is key to ensuring a speedy recovery.
As the clinical director of the bladder cancer multidisciplinary clinic, Dr. Kates works with the team at the Johns Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute to deliver a personalized approach to bladder cancer utilizing cutting edge precision medicine approaches.
Dr. Kates’ research interests involve novel treatments for cancers of the urinary tract. Dr. Kates has authored more than 135 journal articles in the fields of bladder, prostate, and kidney cancer. He currently has a provisional patent for a novel intravesical chemotherapy developed with nano-engineer collaborators. Additionally, Dr. Kates has made important discoveries into the mechanism of action of intravesical BCG, the most common treatment for bladder cancer. He is the principal investigator on multiple trials, and is currently leading EA8212 BRIDGE, which is a randomized trial open in over 150 centers in the United States comparing BCG to GemDoce chemotherapy for early stage bladder cancer.
To inquire about an appointment or make a referral, Dr. Kates can be contacted by phone (410) 614-0009.