Samuel Kaffenberger, MD

Assistant Professor, Urology

Biography

Samuel D. Kaffenberger, M.D. is a practicing urologic oncologist at the University of Michigan Health System. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine under a full academic scholarship, Dr. Kaffenberger completed his 5-year training program in General Surgery and Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, and completed an additional 2-year Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO)-certified fellowship in Urologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY where he was chief fellow.

His clinical and research interests are focused upon the care of patients with all urologic malignancies, including cancers of the kidney, testis, prostate, bladder, adrenal gland, and penis. He utilizes open, endoscopic, and robotic surgical approaches towards the treatment and cure of these conditions, and provides active surveillance when possible. Dr. Kaffenberger is passionately devoted towards improving the prevention, detection, and survival of patients with urologic cancers through his clinical and research efforts and collaborates with numerous faculty at the University of Michigan. His research interests include translational oncology, cancer genomics, prostate cancer screening, and the development of clinical trials.

He lives in Ann Arbor, MI with his wife -- a nurse practitioner who also cares for patients with urologic diseases. When not engaged in patient care and research, Sam is an avid runner and musician (piano and guitar).

Clinical Interests

Surgical and medical management of all urologic malignancies, including cancers of the kidney, testis, prostate, adrenal gland, bladder, and penis; Robotic Surgery.