Robert C. Flanigan, MD Robert C. Flanigan, MD
The Albert J. Speh, Jr., and Claire R. Speh Chairman in Urology

Education / Training
  • Undergraduate:
    College of Wooster
    Wooster, OH
    BA in chemistry: 1964-1968
  • Medical School:
    Case Western Reserve University
    Cleveland, OH
    MD: 1968-1972
  • Residency:
    Resident, Surgery and Urology
    Case Western Reserve University
    Cleveland, OH
  • Fellowship:
    Clinical Fellow in Urologic Oncology
    American Cancer Society;
    University of Kentucky;

Philosophy of Patient Care
My philosophy in the care of all patients is to provide the highest quality, compassionate effort that I can achieve. I deal almost entirely in the care of patients with urologic cancers (prostate, bladder, kidney, testicular, and others), renal transplantation, and major reconstructive surgery. In all of this, I aspire to integrate the most current research knowledge into their treatment plan. I believe that research is the only way we ultimately will be able to achieve better results for our patients.

Robert C. Flanigan, MD was born in Lima, Ohio on May 2, 1946. He attended the College of Wooster and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Medical School before completing his residencies in urology and general surgery at CWRU Affiliated Hospitals. He is board certified in both urology and surgery. After residency, Dr. Flanigan served in the U.S. Air Force for two years and was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal. He then began his academic career at the University of Kentucky where he was promoted to Associate Professor, and served as Chief of Urology at the Lexington VA Hospital.

In 1986, Dr. Flanigan accepted the position of Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Urology at Loyola University Medical Center (Stritch School of Medicine). In 1994, he became the first Albert J. Speh, Jr. and Claire R. Speh Professor of Urology at Loyola.

Dr. Flanigan has been very involved in basic and clinical research throughout his career. He has contributed over 350 publications to the medical literature. In addition, he is currently the International Education Consultant for the American Urological Association, he has served as Secretary of the American Urological Association and as President of the American Board of Urology, President of the Society of Urologic Oncology, President of the North Central Section of the American Urological Association, President of the Society of University Urologists, and was founder and first President of the Society of Urologic Chairpersons and Program Directors. He also serves as a Governor of the American College of Surgeons and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Director’s of the American Board of Medical Specialties. He is a member of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons and the Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons.

Dr. Flanigan’s primarily research interests have been in the areas of renal, prostate, and bladder cancer. He has served as the Principal Investigator for Loyola of the NIH funded Urologic Cancer Outreach Program from 1988 2012 and is a PI on all NIH funded ROI grants for prostate cancer.

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