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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

Oncological Outcomes After Radical Prostatectomy for High-Risk Prostate Cancer Based on New Gleason Grouping System: A Validation Study From University of Southern California With 3,755 Cases. Prostate. 2017 Feb 01. View in: PubMed

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

Impact of micropapillary urothelial carcinoma variant histology on survival after radical cystectomy. Urol Oncol. 2014 Feb; 32(2):110-6. View in: PubMed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prognostic significance of neuroendocrine expression in lymph node-positive prostate cancer. Urology. 2006 Jun; 67(6):1247-52. View in: PubMed

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

Phase II trial of tesmilifene plus mitoxantrone and prednisone for hormone refractory prostate cancer: high subjective and objective response in patients with symptomatic metastases. J Urol. 2005 Nov; 174(5):1808-13; discussion 1813. View in: PubMed

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

Combined radical prostatectomy and bladder augmentation for concomitant prostate cancer and detrusor instability. Urology. 2005 May; 65(5):964-7. View in: PubMed

Radical cystectomy in the elderly: Comparison of survival between younger and older patients. Cancer. 2005 Feb 1; 103(3):546-52. View in: PubMed

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

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

Continent right colon reservoir using a cutaneous appendicostomy. Urology. 2004 Mar; 63(3):577-80; discussion 580-1. View in: PubMed

Microscopic and gross extravesical extension in pathological staging of bladder cancer. J Urol. 2004 Feb; 171(2 Pt 1):640-5. View in: PubMed

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

Natural history of surgically treated bladder carcinoma with extravesical tumor extension. Cancer. 2003 Sep 1; 98(5):955-61. View in: PubMed

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

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

Comparison of surgery alone with surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy for pT3N0 prostate cancer. BJU Int. 2002 Apr; 89(6):604-11. View in: PubMed

Nonrandomized comparison of surgery with and without adjuvant pelvic irradiation for patients with pT3N0 adenocarcinoma of the prostate. Am J Clin Oncol. 2001 Dec; 24(6):537-46. View in: PubMed

Her-2/neu expression in prostate cancer: high level of expression associated with exposure to hormone therapy and androgen independent disease. J Urol. 2001 Oct; 166(4):1514-9. View in: PubMed

Radical cystectomy in the treatment of invasive bladder cancer: long-term results in 1,054 patients. J Clin Oncol. 2001 Feb 1; 19(3):666-75. View in: PubMed

Update on impact of moderate dose of adjuvant radiation on urinary continence and sexual potency in prostate cancer patients treated with nerve-sparing prostatectomy. Urology. 2000 Sep 1; 56(3):453-8. View in: PubMed

Tube gastrostomy after radical cystectomy and urinary diversion: surgical technique and experience in 709 patients. Urology. 2000 Jul; 56(1):150-2. View in: PubMed

Clinical and pathologic significance of T1c adenocarcinoma of the prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 1999 Nov; 2(S3):S7. View in: PubMed

Comparison of outcomes of radical prostatectomy with and without adjuvant pelvic irradiation in patients with pathologic stage C (T3N0) adenocarcinoma of the prostate. Am J Clin Oncol. 1999 Aug; 22(4):323-31. View in: PubMed

Quality of life after radical cystectomy for bladder cancer in patients with an ileal conduit, cutaneous or urethral kock pouch. J Urol. 1999 Jul; 162(1):77-81. View in: PubMed

Adjuvant radiotherapy in patients with pathologic Stage C (pT3N0) adenocarcinoma of the prostate. Urology. 1999 Jun; 53(6):1184-93. View in: PubMed

Orthotopic urinary diversion with preservation of erectile and ejaculatory function in men requiring radical cystectomy for nonurothelial malignancy: a new technique. J Urol. 1999 Jun; 161(6):1761-4. View in: PubMed

Hydronephrosis as a prognostic indicator in bladder cancer patients. J Urol. 1998 Dec; 160(6 Pt 1):2011-4. View in: PubMed

Salvage radical cystoprostatectomy and orthotopic urinary diversion following radiation failure. J Urol. 1998 Jul; 160(1):29-33. View in: PubMed

Radical cystectomy for elderly patients with bladder carcinoma: an updated experience with 404 patients. Cancer. 1998 Jul 1; 83(1):141-7. View in: PubMed

Prospective pathologic analysis of female cystectomy specimens: risk factors for orthotopic diversion in women. Urology. 1998 Jun; 51(6):951-5. View in: PubMed

The T pouch: an orthotopic ileal neobladder incorporating a serosal lined ileal antireflux technique. J Urol. 1998 Jun; 159(6):1836-42. View in: PubMed

25-year experience in the management of invasive bladder cancer by radical cystectomy. Eur Urol. 1998; 33 Suppl 4:25-6. View in: PubMed

Radical prostatectomy and postoperative irradiation in patients with pathological stage C (T3) carcinoma of the prostate. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 1998 Jan 1; 40(1):139-47. View in: PubMed

Adverse prognostic features of collagen injection therapy for urinary incontinence following radical retropubic prostatectomy. J Urol. 1997 Nov; 158(5):1745-9. View in: PubMed

Quality of life and sexuality following radical prostatectomy in patients with prostate cancer who use or do not use erectile aids. Urology. 1997 Nov; 50(5):740-6. View in: PubMed

Adrenal cortical carcinoma associated with venous tumour thrombus extension. Br J Urol. 1997 Sep; 80(3):397-400. View in: PubMed

p53 protein and gene alterations in pathological stage C prostate carcinoma. J Urol. 1997 Aug; 158(2):510-4. View in: PubMed

Orthotopic lower urinary tract reconstruction in women using the Kock ileal neobladder: updated experience in 34 patients. J Urol. 1997 Aug; 158(2):400-5. View in: PubMed

Adenocarcinoma of the prostate: innovations in management. Am J Clin Oncol. 1997 Apr; 20(2):111-9. View in: PubMed

Treatment of metastatic carcinoma of the prostate. Am J Clin Oncol. 1997 Feb; 20(1):40-5. View in: PubMed

Orthotopic reconstruction in a woman following cystectomy and cutaneous urinary diversion. The 1st reported case. Eur Urol. 1997; 32(4):499-502. View in: PubMed

Urethral recurrence in patients with orthotopic ileal neobladders. J Urol. 1996 Nov; 156(5):1615-9. View in: PubMed

The Kock ileal neobladder: updated experience in 295 male patients. J Urol. 1996 Sep; 156(3):920-5. View in: PubMed

Lower urinary tract reconstruction in the female using the Kock ileal reservoir with bilateral ureteroileal urethrostomy: update of continence results and fluorourodynamic findings. Urology. 1996 Sep; 48(3):383-8. View in: PubMed

Transitional cell carcinoma involving the prostate with a proposed staging classification for stromal invasion. J Urol. 1996 Sep; 156(3):1071-6. View in: PubMed

Complications of the afferent antireflux valve mechanism in the Kock ileal reservoir. J Urol. 1996 May; 155(5):1579-84. View in: PubMed

Impact of moderate dose of postoperative radiation on urinary continence and potency in patients with prostate cancer treated with nerve sparing prostatectomy. J Urol. 1996 Feb; 155(2):616-9. View in: PubMed

Technique of radical cystectomy and simultaneous repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Urology. 1996 Jan; 47(1):120-2. View in: PubMed

Surgery with adjuvant irradiation in patients with pathologic stage C adenocarcinoma of the prostate. Cancer. 1995 Nov 1; 76(9):1621-8. View in: PubMed

Indications for lower urinary tract reconstruction in women after cystectomy for bladder cancer: a pathological review of female cystectomy specimens. J Urol. 1995 Oct; 154(4):1329-33. View in: PubMed

Radical cystectomy for high risk patients with superficial bladder cancer in the era of orthotopic urinary reconstruction. Cancer. 1995 Sep 1; 76(5):833-9. View in: PubMed

Concurrent abdominal aortic aneurysm and urologic neoplasm: an argument for simultaneous intervention. Ann Vasc Surg. 1995 Sep; 9(5):428-33. View in: PubMed

Incidence of occult lymph node metastases in pathological stage C (pT3N0) prostate cancer. J Urol. 1995 Aug; 154(2 Pt 1):474-8. View in: PubMed

Continent and orthotopic urinary diversion following radical cystectomy. Should these reconstructive procedures now be considered standard of care? Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 1995 Apr; 4(2):277-86. View in: PubMed

Adjuvant radiation, chemotherapy, and androgen deprivation therapy for pathologic stage D1 adenocarcinoma of the prostate. Urology. 1994 Nov; 44(5):719-25. View in: PubMed

Lower urinary tract reconstruction following cystectomy in women using the Kock ileal reservoir with bilateral ureteroileal urethrostomy: initial clinical experience. J Urol. 1994 Nov; 152(5 Pt 1):1404-8. View in: PubMed

Results of radical prostatectomy and adjuvant therapy in the management of locally advanced, clinical stage TC, prostate cancer. Am J Clin Oncol. 1994 Aug; 17(4):277-85. View in: PubMed

Stenosis of the afferent antireflux valve in the Kock pouch continent urinary diversion: diagnosis and management. J Urol. 1994 Feb; 151(2):338-40. View in: PubMed

Phase II study of low dose cyclophosphamide and intravenous interleukin-2 in metastatic renal cancer. Invest New Drugs. 1994; 12(1):35-9. View in: PubMed

[Reconstruction of the lower urinary tract after cystectomy. Experiences and results in 126 patients with the Kock ileum reservoir in conjunction with bilateral ureteroileourethrostomy]. Urologe A. 1994 Jan; 33(1):15-9. View in: PubMed

Radical retropubic prostatectomy and postoperative adjuvant radiation for pathological stage C (PcN0) prostate cancer from 1976 to 1989: intermediate findings. J Urol. 1993 May; 149(5):1029-34. View in: PubMed

The rationale for en bloc pelvic lymph node dissection for bladder cancer patients with nodal metastases: long-term results. J Urol. 1993 Apr; 149(4):758-64; discussion 764-5. View in: PubMed

Radical cystectomy: the potential for cure and reconstruction. Recent Results Cancer Res. 1993; 126:165-73. View in: PubMed

Renal cell carcinoma with vena caval extension: operative management. Recent Results Cancer Res. 1993; 126:105-11. View in: PubMed

Impact of autologous blood transfusions on patients undergoing radical prostatectomy using hypotensive anesthesia. J Urol. 1993 Jan; 149(1):73-6. View in: PubMed

Experience with fossa recurrence of renal cell carcinoma. J Urol. 1992 Jun; 147(6):1491-4. View in: PubMed

Salvage surgery plus androgen deprivation for radioresistant prostatic adenocarcinoma. J Urol. 1992 Mar; 147(3 Pt 2):900-2. View in: PubMed

Regional hyperthermia in patients with recurrent genitourinary cancer. Am J Clin Oncol. 1991 Dec; 14(6):472-7. View in: PubMed

Kock pouch bladder replacement. Urol Clin North Am. 1991 Nov; 18(4):641-8. View in: PubMed

Lower urinary tract reconstruction following cystectomy: experience and results in 126 patients using the Kock ileal reservoir with bilateral ureteroileal urethrostomy. J Urol. 1991 Sep; 146(3):756-60. View in: PubMed

Radiotherapy following radical prostatectomy in patients with adenocarcinoma of the prostate. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 1991 Sep; 21(4):949-54. View in: PubMed

Primary adenocarcinoma of bladder. Urology. 1991 Sep; 38(3):223-6. View in: PubMed

Urinary tract stones: a complication of the Kock pouch continent urinary diversion. J Urol. 1991 May; 145(5):956-9. View in: PubMed

The role of adjuvant chemotherapy following cystectomy for invasive bladder cancer: a prospective comparative trial. J Urol. 1991 Mar; 145(3):459-64; discussion 464-7. View in: PubMed

Study of antireflux nipple valves of Kock ileal urinary reservoir. Experimental investigation in dogs. Urology. 1991 Jan; 37(1):80-7. View in: PubMed

Adjuvant chemotherapy following cystectomy benefits patients with deeply invasive bladder cancer. Semin Urol. 1990 Nov; 8(4):279-84. View in: PubMed

Malkowicz SB, Nichols P, Lieskovsky G, Boyd SD, Huffman J, Skinner DG. The role of radical cystectomy in the management of high grade superficial bladder cancer (PA, P1, PIS and P2) J Urol. 1990 Sep; 144(3):641-5. View in: PubMed

The role of radical cystectomy in the management of high grade superficial bladder cancer (PA, P1, PIS and P2) J Urol. 1990 Sep; 144(3):641-5. View in: PubMed

Results of local and/or systemic adjuvant therapy in the management of pathological stage C or D1 prostate cancer following radical prostatectomy. J Urol. 1989 Nov; 142(5):1266-70; discussion 1270-1. View in: PubMed

Vena caval involvement by renal cell carcinoma. Surgical resection provides meaningful long-term survival. Ann Surg. 1989 Sep; 210(3):387-92; discussion 392-4. View in: PubMed

[The Kock continent urinary diversion]. Urologe A. 1989 Jul; 28(4):183-92. View in: PubMed

Continent urinary diversion. J Urol. 1989 Jun; 141(6):1323-7. View in: PubMed

Prospective study of metabolic abnormalities in patient with continent Kock pouch urinary diversion. Urology. 1989 Feb; 33(2):85-8. View in: PubMed

The potency-sparing radical cystectomy: does it compromise the completeness of the cancer resection? J Urol. The potency-sparing radical cystectomy: does it compromise the completeness of the cancer resection? J Urol. 1988 Dec; 140(6):1400-3. View in: PubMed

The hemi-Kock augmentation ileocystoplasty: a low pressure anti-refluxing system. J Urol. 1988 Dec; 140(6):1380-4. View in: PubMed

Continent urinary diversion. A 5 1/2 year experience. Ann Surg. 1988 Sep; 208(3):337-44. View in: PubMed

A comparative study of perioperative complications with Kock pouch urinary diversion in highly irradiated versus nonirradiated patients. J Urol. 1988 Jun; 139(6):1202-4. View in: PubMed

Unsuspected prostatic adenocarcinoma in patients who have undergone radical cystoprostatectomy for transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. J Urol. 1988 Jun; 139(6):1214-6. View in: PubMed

Complications of the Kock pouch. Urol Clin North Am. 1988 May; 15(2):195-205. View in: PubMed

16 years experience in the management of patients with deeply invasive bladder cancer. Eur Urol. 1988; 14 Suppl 1:30-1. View in: PubMed

Reassessment of the role of adjunctive surgical therapy in the treatment of advanced germ cell tumors. J Urol. 1987 Dec; 138(6):1397-401. View in: PubMed

Quality of life survey of urinary diversion patients: comparison of ileal conduits versus continent Kock ileal reservoirs. J Urol. 1987 Dec; 138(6):1386-9. View in: PubMed

Supravesical urinary diversion via the continent ileal reservoir: experience in 250 cases. World J Surg. 1987 Dec; 11(6):783-9. View in: PubMed

An update on the Kock pouch for continent urinary diversion. Urol Clin North Am. 1987 Nov; 14(4):789-95. View in: PubMed

Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging of vena caval tumor thrombi: experience with 5 cases. J Urol. 1987 Nov; 138(5):1220-2. View in: PubMed

Urinary diversion. Curr Probl Surg. 1987 Jul; 24(7):399-471. View in: PubMed

Management of late complications of the Kock pouch form of urinary diversion. J Urol. 1987 Jun; 137(6):1146-50. View in: PubMed

Continuing experience with the continent ileal reservoir (Kock pouch) as an alternative to cutaneous urinary diversion: an update after 250 cases. J Urol. 1987 Jun; 137(6):1140-5. View in: PubMed

The continent ileal reservoir (Kock pouch) Semin Urol. 1987 Feb; 5(1):15-27. View in: PubMed

Boyd SD, Skinner DG, Lieskovsky G. The continent ileal reservoir (Kock pouch) Semin Urol. 1987 Feb; 5(1):15-27. View in: PubMed

The continent ileal reservoir as an alternative to cutaneous urinary diversion. Nihon Hinyokika Gakkai Zasshi. 1986 Dec; 77(12):1928-31. View in: PubMed

[The Kock continent ileal urinary reservoir: surgical technic and clinical results]. Hinyokika Kiyo. 1986 Jul; 32(7):955-67. View in: PubMed

Extension of renal cell carcinoma into the vena cava: clinical review and surgical approach. J Urol. 1986 Mar; 135(3):460-4. View in: PubMed

Emphysematous pyelonephritis: a 5-year experience with 13 patients. J Urol. 1985 Dec; 134(6):1086-8. View in: PubMed

Carcinoma of the prostate: an opinion on management of early stage disease with a commentary on the meaning of capsular penetration. J Urol. 1985 Dec; 134(6):1183-4. View in: PubMed

Clinical experience with the Kock continent ileal reservoir for urinary diversion. J Urol. 1984 Dec; 132(6):1101-7. View in: PubMed

Surgical management of early-stage nonseminomatous germ cell tumors of the testis. Semin Urol. 1984 Nov; 2(4):208-16. View in: PubMed

Technique of creation of a continent internal ileal reservoir (Kock pouch) for urinary diversion. Urol Clin North Am. 1984 Nov; 11(4):741-9. View in: PubMed

Role of lymphadenectomy in the treatment of bladder cancer. Urol Clin North Am. 1984 Nov; 11(4):709-16. View in: PubMed

Current status of adjuvant chemotherapy after radical cystectomy for deeply invasive bladder cancer. Urology. 1984 Jul; 24(1):46-52. View in: PubMed

Radical cystectomy in the elderly patient. J Urol. 1984 Jun; 131(6):1065-8. View in: PubMed

Contemporary cystectomy with pelvic node dissection compared to preoperative radiation therapy plus cystectomy in management of invasive bladder cancer. J Urol. 1984 Jun; 131(6):1069-72. View in: PubMed

Indications for urethrectomy in men undergoing single stage radical cystectomy for bladder cancer. J Urol. 1984 Apr; 131(4):657-9. View in: PubMed

Warfarin necrosis of the skin and subcutaneous tissue of the male external genitalia. J Urol. 1983 Aug; 130(2):352-4. View in: PubMed

The Turnbull loop stoma. J Urol. 1983 Apr; 129(4):715-8. View in: PubMed

Technique of radical retropubic prostatectomy with limited pelvic node dissection. Urol Clin North Am. 1983 Feb; 10(1):187-98. View in: PubMed

Complications of thoracoabdominal retroperitoneal lymph node dissection. J Urol. 1982 Jun; 127(6):1107-10. View in: PubMed

Pelvic lymphadenectomy in the management of carcinoma of the prostate. J Urol. 1980 Nov; 124(5):635-8. View in: PubMed

Significance of serum lactic dehydrogenase in stages B and C non-seminomatous testis tumors. J Urol. 1980 Apr; 123(4):516-7. View in: PubMed

Increased ratio of 5 alpha-reductase: 3 alpha (beta)-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase activities in the hyperplastic human prostate. J Endocrinol. 1979 Mar; 80(3):289-301. View in: PubMed

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