Brian M. Shuch MD

Assistant Professor of Urology and of Diagnostic Radiology; Assistant Professor of Radiology

Biographical Info

  • Practice Location: York Street Campus
  • Residency: University of California - Los Angeles
  • Fellowship: Urologic Oncology, National Cancer Institute
  • Clinical Interests: Urologic oncology, open and robotic surgery, systemic therapy for kidney cancer, percutaneous kidney tumor biopsy/cryoablation, limiting over-treatment of non-aggressive urologic cancers with active surveillance strategies, integration of genetic testing to cancer care

Dr. Shuch is a graduate of the University of Michigan and received his MD from New York University before completing his urology residency and surgery internship at the University of California - Los Angeles where he was an integral part of the UCLA Kidney Cancer Program. After residency, he completed a three-year urologic oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute focused on clinical trials, drug development, and the comprehensive management of patients with kidney cancer. He is a member of two oncology clinical trials groups, one through the Society of Urologic Oncology and the other through SWOG.

Dr. Shuch's clinical interest is in the multidisciplinary management of sporadic and hereditary forms of kidney cancer. He has developed a clinical program at Yale to evaluate patients with possible genetic causes of kidney cancer (including young patients with kidney cancer, those with bilateral/multifocal tumor, or a strong family history of kidney cancer). In addition, he will be working with Drs. Harriet Kluger and Mario Sznol on the development of a multidisciplinary kidney cancer program and the expansion of the Yale kidney cancer clinical trial portfolio. These trials range from all stages of disease including those with localized, small tumors to patients with advanced metastatic disease. Additionally he has a small research laboratory focused on kidney cancer and runs the urologic oncology cancer research bank, where all tissue gets stored for future research within the Yale Cancer Center.

Education & Training

University of Michigan/Ann Arbor (2000)
New York University School of Medicine (2004)
University of California - Los Angeles, General Surgery (2004 - 2005)
University of California - Los Angeles, Urology (2005 - 2010)
National Cancer Institute, Urologic Oncology (2010 - 2013)
UCLA School of Medicine, NIH/K30 Fellowship in Translational Investigation (2007 - 2008)
Board Certification
Urology, Board Certified  (2015)

Honors & Recognition

  • ASCO Foundation Merit Award
    ASCO (2013)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society- NYU
    AOA (2004)
  • Presidential Service Award
    New York University (2001)
  • NIH General Loan Repayment Program Awardee (2010-2013)
  • ASCO Foundation Merit Award
    ASCO (2012)
  • Guy Della Riva Award
    UCLA Urology (2008)
  • Longmire Surgical Society Award
    Longmire Surgical Society (2009)
  • Second Place Essay Contest Winner
    Phillips-Magnavox Laboratories (1996)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society
  • ASCO Foundation Merit Award
    ASCO (2009)
  • Longmire Surgical Society Award
    Longmire Surgical Society (2008)
  • Joseph Collins Foundation/Augustus Landis Packer Award for most outstanding graduating 4th year NYU Medical Student
  • ASCO Foundation Merit Award
    ASCO (2008)
  • Valentine Mott Award for Excellence in Urology
  • Class Honors (1998-2000)
    University of Michigan (1998)
  • O'Leary Scholarship for Excellence in Natural Sciences (1998-2000)

Professional Service

  • Members of Editorial board and Kidney Cancer Working group, National Cancer Institute PDQ Cancer Genetics Board (2/1/2014 - 2/1/2016)
  • Clinical Trial Consortium of Society of Urologic Oncology- Renal Cancer Subgroup, Society of Urologic Oncology (05/01/2013)
  • Manuscript Coordinator-The Cancer Genome Atlas- Chromophobe Kidney Cancer, NCI (04/01/2013 - 11/01/2013)

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