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Krish Gaitonde 


Chief of Urology, UC Health. Healthcare Entrepreneur/Consultant




Urology, Robotic Surgery, Cancer, Genitourinary Oncology, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Prostatectomy, Robotic Technology in Urological Oncology, Urologic Cancer, Urological Surgery



  • Surgery


UC Health Affiliations


Medical School

  • Goa Medical College - Goa, India


  • Kasturba Medical College - Manipal, India (General Surgery)

  • PD Hinduja National Hospital & Medical Research Centre - Mumbai, India (Urology)



  • Mater Misericordiae Hospital - Brisbane, Australia (Urology)

  • Klinikum Heilbronn - Heilbronn, Germany (Endourology & Laparoscopic Urology)

  • Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane - Queensland, Australia (Laparoscopic Urology)

  • University of Cincinnati/University Hospital (Endourology, Laparoscopy and Robotic Surgery)



  • Medical Degree, Goa Medical College 1994

  • General Surgery Residency, Kasturba Medical College 1997

  • Urology Residency, PD Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre 2001

  • Endourology and Laparoscopic Urology Fellowship, Klinikum Heilbronn 2001

  • Urology Fellowship, Mater Misericordiae Hospital 2003

  • Laparoscopic Urology Fellowship, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane 2004

  • Fellowship in Endourology, Laparoscopy and Robotic Surgery, University of Cincinnati 2006


Research and Practice Interests

  • Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery


UC Health Location

  • UCH HEM ONC BC (Barrett Center)

  • UCH UROLOGY MAB (Clifton Piedmont Physician Office)


UC Health Clinical Focus

  • Urology


UC Health Specialities

  • Urology



Peer Reviewed Publications

Sidana, Abhinav; Donovan, James F; Gaitonde, Krishnanath (2014.)Surgeons' preferences and practice patterns regarding intraoperative frozen section during partial nephrectomy. Urologic oncology, ,32 (6 ),864-8

Mouraviev, Vladimir; Verma, Sadhna; Kalyanaraman, Balaji; Zhai, Qihui J; Gaitonde, Krishnanath; Pugnale, Michael; Donovan, James F (2013. )The feasibility of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging for targeted biopsy using novel navigation systems to detect early stage prostate cancer: the preliminary experience. Journal of endourology / Endourological Society, ,27 (7 ),820-5

Craig, Curtis; Klein, Martina I; Griswold, John; Gaitonde, Krishnanath; McGill, Thomas; Halldorsson, Ari (2012.) Using cognitive task analysis to identify critical decisions in the laparoscopic environment. Human factors, ,54 (6 ),1025-39


Klein, Martina I; Warm, Joel S; Riley, Michael A; Matthews, Gerald; Doarn, Charles; Donovan, James F; Gaitonde, Krishnanath (2012.) Mental workload and stress perceived by novice operators in the laparoscopic and robotic minimally invasive surgical interfaces.Journal of endourology / Endourological Society, ,26 (8 ),1089-94

Moreno, Kattia F; Khabbaz, Eyad; Gaitonde, Krishnanath; Meinzen-Derr, Jareen; Wilson, Keith M; Patil, Yash J (2012.) Sexuality after treatment of head and neck cancer: findings based on modification of sexual adjustment questionnaire.The Laryngoscope, ,122 (7 ),1526-31

Oleksowicz, Leslie; Liu, Yin; Bracken, R Bruce; Gaitonde, Krishnanath; Burke, Barbara; Succop, Paul; Levin, Linda; Dong, Zhongyun; Lu, Shan (2012. ) Secretory phospholipase A2-IIa is a target gene of the HER/HER2-elicited pathway and a potential plasma biomarker for poor prognosis of prostate cancer.The Prostate, ,72 (10 ),1140-9

Deorah, Sundeep; Rao, Marepalli B; Raman, Rachna; Gaitonde, Krishnanath; Donovan, James F (2012. ) Survival of patients with small cell carcinoma of the prostate during 1973-2003: a population-based study.BJU international, ,109 (6 ),824-30

Verma, Sadhna; Rajesh, Arumugam; Prasad, Srinivasa R; Gaitonde, Krishnanath; Lall, Chandana G; Mouraviev, Vladimir; Aeron, Gunjan; Bracken, Robert B; Sandrasegaran, Kumaresan (2012. )Urinary bladder cancer: role of MR imaging.Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc, ,32 (2 ),371-87

Reddy, Pramod P; Reddy, Trisha P; Roig-Francoli, Jennifer; Cone, Lois; Sivan, Bezalel; DeFoor, W Robert; Gaitonde, Krishnanath; Noh, Paul H (2011. )The impact of the alexander technique on improving posture and surgical ergonomics during minimally invasive surgery: pilot study.The Journal of urology, ,186 (4 Suppl ),1658-62

Dong, Zhongyun; Liu, Yin; Scott, Kieran F; Levin, Linda; Gaitonde, Krishnanath; Bracken, R Bruce; Burke, Barbara; Zhai, Qihui Jim; Wang, Jiang; Oleksowicz, Leslie; Lu, Shan (2010. ) Secretory phospholipase A2-IIa is involved in prostate cancer progression and may potentially serve as a biomarker for prostate cancer.Carcinogenesis, ,31 (11 ),1948-55

Salkini, Mohamad W; Doarn, Charles R; Kiehl, Nicholai; Broderick, Timothy J; Donovan, James F; Gaitonde, Krishnanath (2010.) The role of haptic feedback in laparoscopic training using the LapMentor II.Journal of endourology / Endourological Society, ,24 (1 ),99-102

More Information

Kalyanaraman, Balaji; Gaitonde, Krishnanath; Donovan, James F (2009. )Molecular profiling of small renal masses: Current status and future directions.Indian journal of urology : IJU : journal of the Urological Society of India, ,25 (4 ),485-8

Gaitonde, Krishnanath (2009. )The changing scenario of nephron sparing approaches to treat renal tumors: Making a case to save the nephrons!.Indian journal of urology : IJU : journal of the Urological Society of India, ,25 (4 ),483-4

Gaitonde, Krishnanath; Roesel, Gwen; Donovan, James (2008. )Novel technique of retrograde ureteral stenting during laparoscopic pyeloplasty.Journal of endourology / Endourological Society, ,22 (6 ),1199-202

Klein, Martina I; Warm, Joel S; Riley, Michael A; Matthews, Gerald; Gaitonde, Krishnanath; Donovan, James F (2008. )Perceptual distortions produce multidimensional stress profiles in novice users of an endoscopic surgery simulator. Human factors, ,50 (2 ),291-300

Santoshi, Nagaonkar; Gaitonde, Krishnanath; Patil, Nilesh; Sagade, Sharad (2003. )Migrated Jewett nail: an unusual cause of hematuria. Urology, ,61 (5 ),1029-30

Santoshi, Nagaonkar; Gaitonde, Krishnanath; Patil, Nilesh; Goyal, Arvind; Srinivas, V (2002. )Incidental appendectomy during radical cystectomy--is it necessary? .Urology, ,59 (5 ),678-80

Bergelson I.; Gaitonde K.; Haj-Hamed M.; Hoge C.; Lama D.J.; Maynor S.; Sidana A.; Verma S. (01-01-2020.)Racial disparity in the utilization of multiparametric MRI–ultrasound fusion biopsy for the detectio.Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, ,

Gaitonde K.; Kasson M.; Ortman M.; Sidana A.; Verma S. (07-01-2018. )Imaging Prostate Cancer Using Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Past, Present, and Future.Seminars in Roentgenology, ,53 (3 ),200-205

Calio B.; Gaitonde K.; Kasson M.; Ortman M.; Sidana A.; Sugano D.; Verma S. (07-01-2018. )Multiparametric MRI: An Opportunity for Focal Therapy of Prostate Cancer.Seminars in Roentgenology, ,53 (3 ),227-233

Choyke P.; Eberhardt S.; Eggener S.; Gaitonde K.; Haider M.; Margolis D.; Marks L.; Pinto P.; Rosenkrantz A.; Sonn G.; Taneja S.; Verma S. (02-01-2017. )Commentary regarding a recent collaborative consensus statement addressing prostate MRI and MRI-targ.Abdominal Radiology, ,42 (2 ),346-349

Choyke P.; Eberhardt S.C.; Eggener S.E.; Gaitonde K.; Haider M.A.; Margolis D.J.; Marks L.S.; Pinto P.; Rosenkrantz A.B.; Sonn G.A.; Taneja S.S.; Verma S. (12-01-2016. )Prostate Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Targeted Biopsy in Patients with .Journal of Urology, ,196 (6 ),1613-1618

Gaitonde K.; Patil N. (06-01-2016. )Clinical perspective of prostate cancer.Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, ,25 (3 ),103-108

Bhavsar A.; Donovan J.; Gaitonde K.; Patil N.; Sarkar S.; Venkataraman R.; Verma S.; Yang X.; Young J. (05-01-2016. )Evaluation of the impact of computed high b-value diffusion-weighted imaging on prostate cancer dete.Abdominal Radiology, ,41 (5 ),934-945

Craig C.; Gaitonde K.; Klein M.; Mouraviev V.; Plerhoples T.; Salamone L.; Wren S. (01-01-2014. )Mental stress experienced by first-year residents and expert surgeons with robotic and laparoscopic .Journal of Robotic Surgery, ,8 (2 ),149-155

Bills G.; Delworth M.; Gaitonde K.; Lamba M.; Lemen L.; Morales H.; Rajesh A.; Samartunga R.; Verma S.; Ying J. (02-01-2011. )Assessment of aggressiveness of prostate cancer: Correlation of apparent diffusion coefficient with .American Journal of Roentgenology, ,196 (2 ),374-381

Gaitonde K. (10-01-2009. )Guest Editorial: The changing scenario of nephron sparing approaches to treat renal tumors: Making a.Indian Journal of Urology, ,25 (4 ),483-484

Donovan J.; Gaitonde K.; Kalyanaraman B. (10-01-2009. )Molecular profiling of small renal masses: Current status and future directions.Indian Journal of Urology, ,25 (4 ),485-488

Doarn C.; Donovan J.; Gaitonde K.; Klein M.; Matthews G.; Riley M.; Warm J. (12-01-2008. ) Performance, stress, workload, and coping profiles in 1st year medical studen .Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, ,2 ,885-889

Gaitonde K.; Goyal A.; Kamat M.; Sagade S.; Shah B. (01-01-2003. )Transplantation of horseshoe kidney from living-related donors: Report of two cases.Transplantation Proceedings, ,35 (1 ),32-34

Gaitonde K.; Patil N.; Santoshi N.; Singh D.; Srinivas V. (09-01-2002. )Renal cell carcinoma presenting as hypertension .Indian Journal of Urology, ,19 (1 ),80-81

Gaitonde K.; Goyal A.; Nagaonkar S.; Patil N.; Singh D.; Srinivas V. (03-25-2002. )Retrospective review and long-term follow-up of radical cystectomy in a developing country .BJU International, Supplement, ,89 (1 ),57-61

Gaitonde K.; Patil N.; Santoshi N.; Singh D.; Srinivas V. (03-01-2002. )Abnormal bone scan: Importance of clinical correlation .Indian Journal of Urology, ,18 (2 ),179-181

Gaitonde K.; Goyal A.; Mehta K.; Rathod J.; Sagade S.; Shah B. (12-01-2001. )Dual Kidney Transplantation - A Solution for Less than Ideal Brain Dead Donors .Journal of Association of Physicians of India, ,49 (DEC ),1197-1199

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Dr. Evans received his medical degree from Saint George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, before going on to complete his residency in Internal Medicine followed by fellowships in Gastroenterology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. He also held a teaching position at the University of Florida, Department of Medicine’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 

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