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Chad R. Ritch, M.D., MBA

General Information

Chad R. Ritch, M.D., MBA

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Specialties

  • Urology

Roles

  • Urologic Oncology

Education

2014 Urologic Oncology Fellowship
Vanderbilt University
2012 Residency
Columbia University
2006 M.B.A.
University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
2006 M.D.
University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
2001 B.S.
Duke University

Publications

Biography

Dr. Ritch is a fellowship-trained urologist with expertise in Urologic Oncology. He specializes in the treatment of prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancer. He has extensive training in both traditional open and robotic/minimally invasive surgical techniques. Dr. Ritch was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica and came to the US for undergraduate studies at Duke University. He then went to the University of Chicago, where he was awarded the Steven A. Weiner Scholarship, to simultaneously pursue a joint degree in medicine (MD) and business (MBA) from the Pritzker School of Medicine and Booth School of Business. He completed his Urology residency training at Columbia University Medical Center/NY Presbyterian Hospital followed by a two-year fellowship in Urologic Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Dr. Ritch is interested in prostate cancer biology and outcomes as it relates to race and ethnicity, particularly in African-American and Caribbean men. In addition, he has conducted research comparing robotic and open surgical approaches for prostate cancer, as well as, investigated novel biomarkers for kidney cancer. He is currently studying the effects of nutritional supplementation on outcomes following surgery for bladder cancer. He has presented at multiple national and international meetings and has authored numerous book chapters and publications in peer-reviewed medical journals. He is also a reviewer for the Journal of Urology, Urologic Oncology and Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases.
Using an evidence-based approach, Dr. Ritch is committed to offering his patients the most advanced medical and surgical treatments available. He is also conversant in Spanish and enjoys connecting with patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds. His patient care philosophy is to recognize both the emotional and physical well-being of his patients and to always provide personalized and compassionate care.

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