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Walter M. Stadler, MD

Fred C. Buffett Professor of Medicine and Surgery

Chief, Section of Hematology/Oncology

Director, Genitourinary Oncology Program

Deputy Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center

Walter Stadler, MD, is an expert in prostate, kidney, bladder, and testicular cancers. He concentrates on the use of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, anti-angiogenic therapy, and molecularly targeted therapy for patients with locally advanced or metastatic disease.

His research focuses on the development of new treatments for these urological cancers. Dr. Stadler's research includes development of molecular and imaging markers for predicting response to various anti-cancer therapies.

Dr. Stadler has authored and co-authored more than 200 articles in medical journals such as Cancer Research and the Journal of Clinical Oncology, in addition to more than 100 book chapters, reviews, letters, and editorials. He is an active member of several committees and boards, including the medical advisory boards of the Kidney Cancer Association and the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, and the editorial board of UpToDate in Oncology, an information source for oncologists.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology

Medical School

Yale University School of Medicine

Internship and Residency

Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago


The University of Chicago Medicine


American Association for Cancer Research
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American College of Physicians
American Federation for Medical Research
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Urologic Association
The Society of Urologic Oncology

Languages Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 702-6149

Office Fax

(773) 702-3163

Office Postal Address

Walter Stadler, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2115
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Stadler's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.

Read More About Dr. Stadler

Dr. Stadler was named section chief of hematology/oncology in August 2013.