Brent K. Hollenbeck, M.D., M.S. is a practicing urologic oncologist and has been on faculty at the University of Michigan since 2003. A graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Hollenbeck completed his residency in urology and fellowship training in oncology at the University of Michigan. He has a busy oncology practice that is specialized in caring for patients with prostate cancer.
During his fellowship training, Dr. Hollenbeck completed a Masters of Science program in research design and biostatistics at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. His research interests are policy-oriented and are focused squarely on understanding the upstream influences and downstream consequences of variation in physician practice style. In particular, his work is seeking to understand the implications of financial incentives for the healthcare delivery system. His work is funded by 3 large extramural grants from the NIA, NCI and the American Cancer Society.
Dr. Hollenbeck is currently a Professor of Urology and the Associate Chair for Research at the University of Michigan. He is firmly committed to training the future leaders in urologic health services research. Further, he strongly believes that populating the surgical specialties with health services researchers will yield long-term benefits to both our specialty and our patients.
When he is not engaged in clinical and research pursuits, Brent is a very active swimmer, runner and fly fisherman (especially for steelhead). Perhaps most importantly, however, he enjoys spending the bulk of his free time with his wife and two daughters. The Hollenbeck’s are avid fans of Michigan athletics and look forward to cheering on the Wolverines on football Saturdays.
Areas of Interest
During his fellowship training, Dr. Hollenbeck completed a Masters of Science program in research and design and biostatistics at the Unversity of Michigan's School of Public Health. His research interests are policy-oriented and are focused squarely on understanding the upstream influences and downstream consequences of variation in physician practice style. His current initiatives include measuring effects of physician financial incentives and identifying best practices for early stage bladder cancer. The former consists of a 4-year R01, from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, to better understand relationships between ambulatory surgery centers and outpatient surgery use. The latter is part of a 5-year award, funded by the American Cancer Society, using alternative statistical methods (e.g., instrumental variables analysis) to make inference from observation data.
Medical School or Training
- Indiana University School of Medicine, 1997
- University of Michigan Health System, Urology, MI, 2003
- American Urological Association
- American College of Surgeons
- American Society of Clinical Oncology
- Endourological Society
- Society of Urologic Oncology