Leonard Gomella, MD,FACS
Dr. Leonard Gomella is the Bernard W. Godwin, Jr. Professor of Prostate Cancer and Chairman of the Department of Urology at Jefferson Medical College. He is also Associate Director for Clinical Affairs for the Kimmel Cancer at Jefferson and Urology Chair for RTOG. Dr. Gomella is involved in both translational basic science and clinical research in the development of new diagnostic techniques and treatments for prostate, bladder and kidney cancer through Jefferson’s NCI Designated Kimmel Cancer Center where he serves a co-leader of the Biology of Prostate Cancer Program. He has given over 500 presentations at local, national and international meetings and written over 400 papers, chapters and monographs in the field of Urology. In addition to serving on numerous editorial boards he is also Editor-in-Chief of the “Canadian Journal of Urology”. Dr. Gomella has authored and edited 56 editions of 17 different books for medical students, residents, and practicing physicians, many of which have been translated into foreign languages. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the “5 Minute Urology Consult”, laparoscopy editor for “Glenn’s Urologic Surgery” and co-author of the "Oxford American Handbook of Urology". "Recovering from Prostate Cancer”, the first book for the public dedicated to prostate cancer, was authored by Dr. Gomella in 1993. In the field of medicine, Dr. Gomella is well known for the "Clinician's Pocket Reference", now in its 11th edition, and the annual "Clinician's Pocket Drug Reference" both widely used general medical references. “Best Doctors in America”, “Top Doctors for Cancer”, Philadelphia Magazine’s “Top Doctors” have recognized him for many years for urologic oncology and prostate cancer. In 2007, Men’s Health Magazine listed Dr. Gomella as one of the 20 top urologists in the US. He has served as President of the Mid-Atlantic Section of the AUA and has been elected to the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons and the prestidgous Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons.The University of Kentucky College of Medicine has awarded him a "Distinguished Alumnus Award”. In 2015 he became President of the Society of Urologic Oncology and recipient of a Distinguioshed Contribution Award from the AUA . In 2015 Thomas Jefferson University also awarded him the 2015 Achievement in Medicine Award. At the 2018 AUA meeting in San Francisco the Society of Urologic Oncology presented him with a “Distinguished Service Award”.