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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Abel is board certified by the American Board of Urology and specializes in the surgical treatment of urologic malignancies. He has advanced training to surgically manage all types of genitourinary cancers, including prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, testis cancer and penile cancer.


Dr. Abel performs open and laparoscopic surgery, including surgery using the daVinci robot. His philosophy is to provide maximal quality of life to patients by using minimally invasive approaches to cancer therapy whenever appropriate. He has a special interest in the treatment of localized and locally advanced kidney cancer.



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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)
Meriter Hospital, Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Urology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Urology

Urologic Oncology, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Residency University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, UT
Internship University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, UT
Medical School University of Texas, Houston Medical School, Houston, TX, 2003

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.


Dr. Abel conducts clinical, translational and basic research in urologic oncology. He currently is involved in several projects focusing on the development and metastasis of kidney cancer.

PubMed Articles
Prince J Bultman E Hinshaw L Drewry A Blute M Best S Lee FT Jr Ziemlewicz T Lubner M Shi F Nakada SY Abel EJ . Patient and Tumor Characteristics can Predict Non-Diagnostic Renal Mass Biopsy Findings. J Urol. 2014 Dec 10;
[PubMed ID: 25498574]
Abel EJ Linder BJ Bauman TM Bauer RM Thompson RH Thapa P Devon ON Tarrell RF Frank I Jarrard DF Downs TM Boorjian SA . Perioperative blood transfusion and radical cystectomy: does timing of transfusion affect bladder cancer mortality? Eur Urol. 2014 Dec;66(6):1139-47
[PubMed ID: 25194909]
Abel EJ Carrasco A Karam J Tamboli P Delacroix S Vaporciyan AA Wood CG . Positive vascular wall margins have minimal impact on cancer outcomes in patients with non-metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with tumour thrombus. BJU Int. 2014 Nov;114(5):667-73
[PubMed ID: 24128265]
Haddad AQ Wood CG Abel EJ Krabbe LM Darwish OM Thompson RH Heckman JE Merril MM Gayed BA Sagalowsky AI Boorjian SA Margulis V Leibovich BC . Oncologic outcomes following surgical resection of renal cell carcinoma with inferior vena caval thrombus extending above the hepatic veins: a contemporary multicenter cohort. J Urol. 2014 Oct;192(4):1050-6
[PubMed ID: 24704115]
Abel EJ Thompson RH Margulis V Heckman JE Merril MM Darwish OM Krabbe LM Boorjian SA Leibovich BC Wood CG . Perioperative outcomes following surgical resection of renal cell carcinoma with inferior vena cava thrombus extending above the hepatic veins: a contemporary multicenter experience. Eur Urol. 2014 Sep;66(3):584-92
[PubMed ID: 24262104]
Moreland AJ Ziemlewicz TJ Best SL Hinshaw JL Lubner MG Alexander ML Brace CL Kitchin DR Hedican SP Nakada SY Lee FT Jr Abel EJ . High-powered microwave ablation of t1a renal cell carcinoma: safety and initial clinical evaluation. J Endourol. 2014 Sep;28(9):1046-52
[PubMed ID: 24846329]
Abel EJ Bauman TM Weiker M Shi F Downs TM Jarrard DF Huang W . Analysis and validation of tissue biomarkers for renal cell carcinoma using automated high-throughput evaluation of protein expression. Hum Pathol. 2014 May;45(5):1092-9
[PubMed ID: 24746216]
Abel EJ Wong K Sado M Leverson GE Patel SR Downs TM Jarrard DF . Surgical operative time increases the risk of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in robotic prostatectomy. JSLS. 2014 Apr-Jun;18(2):282-7
[PubMed ID: 24960494]
Truong M Slezak JA Lin CP Iremashvili V Sado M Razmaria AA Leverson G Soloway MS Eggener SE Abel EJ Downs TM Jarrard DF . Development and multi-institutional validation of an upgrading risk tool for Gleason 6 prostate cancer. Cancer. 2013 Nov 15;119(22):3992-4002
[PubMed ID: 24006289]
Abel EJ Fisher MB Matin SF Kamat AM Dinney CP Grossman HB . Delayed ureterectomy after incomplete nephroureterectomy for upper tract urothelial carcinoma: pathologic findings and outcomes. Int Braz J Urol. 2013 Nov-Dec;39(6):817-22
[PubMed ID: 24456786]
Abel EJ Wood CG Eickstaedt N Fang JE Kenney P Bagrodia A Youssef RF Sagalowsky AI Margulis V . Preoperative pulmonary embolism does not predict poor postoperative outcomes in patients with renal cell carcinoma and venous thrombus. J Urol. 2013 Aug;190(2):452-7
[PubMed ID: 23434945]
Margulis V Shariat SF Rapoport Y Rink M Sjoberg DD Tannir NM Abel EJ Culp SH Tamboli P Wood CG . Development of accurate models for individualized prediction of survival after cytoreductive nephrectomy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Eur Urol. 2013 May;63(5):947-52
[PubMed ID: 23273681]
Patel SR Abel EJ Hedican SP Nakada SY . Ablation of small renal masses: practice patterns at academic institutions in the United States. J Endourol. 2013 Feb;27(2):158-61
[PubMed ID: 22974005]
Abel EJ Carrasco A Culp SH Matin SF Tamboli P Tannir NM Wood CG . Limitations of preoperative biopsy in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma: comparison to surgical pathology in 405 cases. BJU Int. 2012 Dec;110(11):1742-6
[PubMed ID: 22503066]
Masterson TA Carver BS Abel EJ Pettus JA Bosl GJ Sheinfeld J . Impact of age on clinicopathological outcomes and recurrence-free survival after the surgical management of nonseminomatous germ cell tumour. BJU Int. 2012 Oct;110(7):950-5
[PubMed ID: 22394608]
Abel EJ Culp SH Tannir NM Tamboli P Matin SF Wood CG . Early primary tumor size reduction is an independent predictor of improved overall survival in metastatic renal cell carcinoma patients treated with sunitinib. Eur Urol. 2011 Dec;60(6):1273-9
[PubMed ID: 21784574]
Abel EJ Karam JA Carrasco A Matin SF . Laparoscopic adrenalectomy for metachronous metastases after ipsilateral nephrectomy for renal-cell carcinoma. J Endourol. 2011 Aug;25(8):1323-7
[PubMed ID: 21774667]
Cost NG Delacroix SE Jr Sleeper JP Smith PJ Youssef RF Chapin BF Karam JA Culp S Abel EJ Brugarolas J Raj GV Sagalowsky AI Wood CG Margulis V . The impact of targeted molecular therapies on the level of renal cell carcinoma vena caval tumor thrombus. Eur Urol. 2011 Jun;59(6):912-8
[PubMed ID: 21367518]
Karam JA Zhang XY Tamboli P Margulis V Wang H Abel EJ Culp SH Wood CG . Development and characterization of clinically relevant tumor models from patients with renal cell carcinoma. Eur Urol. 2011 Apr;59(4):619-28
[PubMed ID: 21167632]
Abel EJ Culp SH Tannir NM Matin SF Tamboli P Jonasch E Wood CG . Primary tumor response to targeted agents in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Eur Urol. 2011 Jan;59(1):10-5
[PubMed ID: 20952123]