Physician’s Profile

Christopher B. Anderson, MD

Department of Urology

Christopher B. Anderson, MD, Assistant Professor of Urology at CUMC, joined the Department of Urology in September 2015. He specializes in cancers of the bladder, prostate, kidney, testis and penis and performs both open and robotic surgeries. Dr. Anderson completed his medical degree from Northwestern University, completed his urology residency at Vanderbilt University, and then spent two years at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as a fellow in urologic oncology. Following his residency, Dr. Anderson completed a urologic oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and obtained a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University.

Dr. Anderson's research interests include factors that influence the quality of surgery, access to care for patients with bladder cancer, outcomes after robotic prostatectomy, and active surveillance strategies for men with prostate cancer. Dr. Anderson has published several peer-reviewed articles and was recognized as "Best Reviewer" in 2014 by The Journal of Urology and in 2016 by Cancer.

Dr. Anderson has clinical expertise in robotic prostatectomy for the treatment of prostate cancer, radical cystectomy with orthotopic neobladder for patients with bladder cancer, and partial nephrectomy for the treatment of kidney tumors. He also specializes in the multidisciplinary management of men with testicular cancer, including the use of primary and post-chemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection. 

Areas of Expertise:
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Kidney & Adrenal Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Urology
  • Robotic Partial Nephrectomy
  • Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Cystectomy
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Robotic Prostatectomy
  • Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Neobladder
  • Partial Nephrectomy

Onyeji IC, Sui W, Pagano MJ, Weinberg AC, James MB, THeofanides MC, Stember DS, Anderson CB, Stahl PJ. Impact of surgeon case volume on reoperation rates after inflatable penile prosthesis surgery. J Urol, 2017; 197(1): 223-229.

Sui W, RoyChoudry A, Wenske S, Decastro GJ, McKiernan JM, Anderson CB. Outcomes and prognostic factors of primary urethral cancer. Urology, 2016. Accepted for publication

Lipitz-Snyderman A, Sima CS, Atoria CL, Elkin EB, Anderson CB, Blinder V, Tsai CJ, Panageas KS, Bach PB. Physician-driven variation in nonrecommended services among older adults diagnosed with cancer. JAMA Intern Med, 2016.

Anderson CB, Weber R, Patel D, Lowrance W, Mellis A, Cookson M, Lang M, Barocas D, Chang S, Newberger E, Montgomery JS, Weizer AZ, Lee CT, Kava BR, Jackson M, Meraney A, Sjoberg D, Bochner B, Dalbagni G, Donat M, Herr H. A 10-item checklist improves reporting of critical procedural elements during transurethral resection of bladder tumor. J Urol, 2016; 196(4): 1014-20

Anderson CB, Atoria CL, Touijer K, Ehdaie B, Elkin EB. Surgeon adoption of minimally invasive radical prostatectomy. Urol Pract 2016; 3(6): 505-510