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Gary Lieskovsky, MD
Professor of Urology
Donald G. Skinner Chair in Urology
Urology
NOR 7416 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 865 3700

Overview

Dr. Lieskovsky was born in Blairmore Alberta Canada and raised in Edmonton Alberta. He received his Bachelor of Medical Science in 1971 and his Medical Degree in 1973 from the University of Alberta. He completed his internship and residency training in urology from the University of Alberta in 1978, which included a one-year research fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Nicholas Bruchovsky in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of Alberta. In 1979, he then completed a one-year clinical urologic oncology fellowship at UCLA under the tutelage of Dr. Donald G. Skinner. After briefly returning to Edmonton, Dr. Lieskovsky returned to Los Angeles in 1980 to join the faculty at the USC Keck School of Medicine. He is currently professor in the department of urology and was the first recipient of the Donald G. Skinner Chair in Urology in 1997. Dr. Lieskovsky’s interests have been in the field of urologic oncology. He studies the management of non-metastatic cancer of the prostate, focusing on clinical and quality of life outcomes associated with surgical treatment and with specific emphasis on nerve sparing surgery to preserve potency. He has published more than 130 articles in peer and non-peer reviewed journals, participated in the production of nine movies, written 42 book chapters, and in 1988 co-authored one of the first comprehensive textbooks in the field of urologic oncology titled Diagnosis and Management of Genitourinary Cancer. At the Canadian Urological Association meeting in Edmonton Alberta Canada in 2008, he was honored as the inaugural JO Metcalfe Lecturer, a tribute to his Canadian mentor.

Publications

Shahabi A, Satkunasivam R, Gill IS, Lieskovsky G, Daneshmand S, Pinski JK, Stern MC. Predictors of time to biochemical recurrence in a radical prostatectomy cohort within the PSA-era. Can Urol Assoc J. 2016 Jan-Feb; 10(1-2):E17-22. View in: PubMed

Fairey AS, Daneshmand S, Wang L, Schuckman A, Lieskovsky G, Djaladat H, Cai J, Miranda G, Skinner EC. Impact of micropapillary urothelial carcinoma variant histology on survival after radical cystectomy. Urol Oncol. 2014 Feb; 32(2):110-6. View in: PubMed

Fairey AS, Daneshmand S, Skinner EC, Schuckman A, Cai J, Lieskovsky G. Long-term cancer control after radical prostatectomy and bilateral pelvic lymph node dissection for pT3bN0M0 prostate cancer in the prostate-specific antigen era. Urol Oncol. 2014 Feb; 32(2):85-91. View in: PubMed

Fairey AS, Daneshmand S, Quinn D, Dorff T, Dorin R, Lieskovsky G, Schuckman A, Cai J, Miranda G, Skinner EC. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy with gemcitabine/cisplatin vs. methotrexate/vinblastine/doxorubicin/cisplatin for muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma of the bladder: A retrospective analysis from the University of Southern California. Urol Oncol. 2013 Nov; 31(8):1737-43. View in: PubMed

Dorin RP, Lieskovsky G, Fairey AS, Cai J, Daneshmand S. Outcomes after radical prostatectomy for patients with clinical stages T1-T2 prostate cancer with pathologically positive lymph nodes in the prostate-specific antigen era. Urol Oncol. 2013 Nov; 31(8):1441-7. View in: PubMed

Bahn D, de Castro Abreu AL, Gill IS, Hung AJ, Silverman P, Gross ME, Lieskovsky G, Ukimura O. Focal cryotherapy for clinically unilateral, low-intermediate risk prostate cancer in 73 men with a median follow-up of 3. 7 years. Eur Urol. 2012 Jul; 62(1):55-63. View in: PubMed

Dorin RP, Daneshmand S, Lassoff MA, Cai J, Skinner DG, Lieskovsky G. Long-term Outcomes of Open Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer in the Prostate-specific Antigen Era. Urology. 2012 Mar; 79(3):626-31. View in: PubMed

Birkhahn M, Penson DF, Cai J, Groshen S, Stein JP, Lieskovsky G, Skinner DG, Cote RJ. Long-term outcome in patients with a Gleason score = 6 prostate cancer treated by radical prostatectomy. BJU Int. 2011 Sep; 108(5):660-4. View in: PubMed

Tagawa ST, Dorff TB, Rochanda L, Ye W, Boyle S, Raghavan D, Lieskovsky G, Skinner DG, Quinn DI, Liebman HA. Subclinical haemostatic activation and current surgeon volume predict bleeding with open radical retropubic prostatectomy. BJU Int. 2008 Nov; 102(9):1086-91. View in: PubMed

Daneshmand S, Quek ML, Lin E, Lee C, Cote RJ, Hawes D, Cai J, Groshen S, Lieskovsky G, Skinner DG, Lee AS, Pinski J. Glucose-regulated protein GRP78 is up-regulated in prostate cancer and correlates with recurrence and survival. Hum Pathol. 2007 Oct; 38(10):1547-52. View in: PubMed

Stein JP, Penson DF, Cai J, Miranda G, Skinner EC, Dunn MA, Groshen S, Lieskovsky G, Skinner DG. Radical cystectomy with extended lymphadenectomy: evaluating separate package versus en bloc submission for node positive bladder cancer. J Urol. 2007 Mar; 177(3):876-81; discussion 881-2. View in: PubMed

Sanderson KM, Penson DF, Cai J, Groshen S, Stein JP, Lieskovsky G, Skinner DG. Salvage radical prostatectomy: quality of life outcomes and long-term oncological control of radiorecurrent prostate cancer. J Urol. 2006 Nov; 176(5):2025-31; discussion 2031-2. View in: PubMed

Pagliarulo V, Hawes D, Brands FH, Groshen S, Cai J, Stein JP, Lieskovsky G, Skinner DG, Cote RJ. Detection of occult lymph node metastases in locally advanced node-negative prostate cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2006 Jun 20; 24(18):2735-42. View in: PubMed

Quek ML, Daneshmand S, Rodrigo S, Cai J, Dorff TB, Groshen S, Skinner DG, Lieskovsky G, Pinski J. Prognostic significance of neuroendocrine expression in lymph node-positive prostate cancer. Urology. 2006 Jun; 67(6):1247-52. View in: PubMed

Quek ML, Stein JP, Daneshmand S, Miranda G, Thangathurai D, Roffey P, Skinner EC, Lieskovsky G, Skinner DG. A critical analysis of perioperative mortality from radical cystectomy. J Urol. 2006 Mar; 175(3 Pt 1):886-9; discussion 889-90. View in: PubMed

Clark PE, Stein JP, Groshen SG, Cai J, Miranda G, Lieskovsky G, Skinner DG. Radical cystectomy in the elderly: comparison of clincal outcomes between younger and older patients. Cancer. 2005 Jul 1; 104(1):36-43. View in: PubMed

Quek ML, Barry P, Stein JP, Lieskovsky G, Ginsberg DA. Combined radical prostatectomy and bladder augmentation for concomitant prostate cancer and detrusor instability. Urology. 2005 May; 65(5):964-7. View in: PubMed

Clark PE, Stein JP, Groshen SG, Cai J, Miranda G, Lieskovsky G, Skinner DG. Radical cystectomy in the elderly: Comparison of survival between younger and older patients. Cancer. 2005 Feb 1; 103(3):546-52. View in: PubMed

Daneshmand S, Quek ML, Stein JP, Lieskovsky G, Cai J, Pinski J, Skinner EC, Skinner DG. Prognosis of patients with lymph node positive prostate cancer following radical prostatectomy: long-term results. J Urol. 2004 Dec; 172(6 Pt 1):2252-5. View in: PubMed

Clark PE, Stein JP, Groshen SG, Miranda G, Cai J, Lieskovsky G, Skinner DG. The management of urethral transitional cell carcinoma after radical cystectomy for invasive bladder cancer. J Urol. 2004 Oct; 172(4 Pt 1):1342-7. View in: PubMed

Stein JP, Daneshmand S, Dunn M, Garcia M, Lieskovsky G, Skinner DG. Continent right colon reservoir using a cutaneous appendicostomy. Urology. 2004 Mar; 63(3):577-80; discussion 580-1. View in: PubMed

Quek ML, Stein JP, Clark PE, Daneshmand S, Miranda G, Cai J, Groshen S, Cote RJ, Lieskovsky G, Quinn DI, Skinner DG. Microscopic and gross extravesical extension in pathological staging of bladder cancer. J Urol. 2004 Feb; 171(2 Pt 1):640-5. View in: PubMed

Eisenberger MA, Laufer M, Vogelzang NJ, Sartor O, Thornton D, Neubauer BL, Sinibaldi V, Lieskovsky G, Carducci MA, Zahurak M, Raghavan D. Phase I and clinical pharmacology of a type I and II, 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor (LY320236) in prostate cancer: elevation of estradiol as possible mechanism of action. Urology. 2004 Jan; 63(1):114-9. View in: PubMed

Quek ML, Stein JP, Clark PE, Daneshmand S, Miranda G, Cai J, Groshen S, Lieskovsky G, Quinn DI, Raghavan D, Skinner DG. Natural history of surgically treated bladder carcinoma with extravesical tumor extension. Cancer. 2003 Sep 1; 98(5):955-61. View in: PubMed

Graefen M, Karakiewicz PI, Cagiannos I, Quinn DI, Henshall SM, Grygiel JJ, Sutherland RL, Stricker PD, Klein E, Kupelian P, Skinner DG, Lieskovsky G, Bochner B, Huland H, Hammerer PG, Haese A, Erbersdobler A, Eastham JA, de Kernion J, Cangiano T, Schröder FH, Wildhagen MF, van der Kwast TH, Scardino PT, Kattan MW. International validation of a preoperative nomogram for prostate cancer recurrence after radical prostatectomy. J Clin Oncol. 2002 Aug 1; 20(15):3206-12. View in: PubMed

Petrovich Z, Lieskovsky G, Langholz B, Jozsef G, Streeter OE, Skinner DG. Postoperative radiotherapy in 423 patients with pT3N0 prostate cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2002 Jul 1; 53(3):600-9. View in: PubMed

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