William T. Lowrance, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery
William Lowrance, MD, MPH, is an assistant professor in the Division of Urology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and a Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) investigator. He specializes in the surgical treatment of urologic malignancies. His practice at the Huntsman Cancer Institute primarily focuses on treating prostate, bladder, kidney, testicular, and penile cancers. He has extensive training and experience with open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgical techniques. His research efforts focus on understanding and improving clinical outcomes for patients with urologic cancers. For example, he has extensively studied outcomes between robotic and open radical prostatectomy, and currently he is investigating a possible link between chronic kidney disease and renal cancer. He also designs clinical trials studying focal therapy for prostate cancer utilizing various ablative techniques.
Lowrance has published numerous peer-reviewed urologic articles, book chapters, and editorials. He is member of the American Urological Association's Advanced Prostate Cancer Clinical Guidelines committee and serves on the editorial board for the medical journal, European Urology. He has received a National Institutes of Health Challenge grant for studying the differences between open and robotic radical prostatectomy.
Lowrance completed his medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. Following medical school, he completed a General Surgery internship and Urology residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. He then completed a fellowship in urologic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY. During this time, he also earned a masters degree in public health from Harvard University.