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John W. Colberg, MD

Professor of Urology; Director of Urologic Oncology

Contact Information

John W. Colberg, MD

Patient Care Location

  • Yale Physicians Building
    800 Howard Avenue, Ste 3rd Floor
    New Haven, CT, 06519

Mailing Address

  • Urology

    PO Box 208058

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8058

    United States

John W. Colberg
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Biography

Dr. John W. Colberg is a graduate of Washington University School of Medicine and Yale University School of Medicine Urology Residency Program. He was a Clinical Instructor at Washington University School of Medicine from 1990 to 1998. He is currently a Professor of Urology and Director of Uro-Oncology in the department of Urology at Yale University School of Medicine. His active clinical practice focuses on urologic oncology with an emphasis on bladder and prostate cancer. Dr. Colberg’s primary research interests are in the area of invasive bladder cancer and bladder reconstruction.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Washington University School of Medicine (1985)
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hopsital
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Intern
    Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Board Certification
    AB of Urology, Urology (1992, recertified: 2012)

Activities

  • I Congress de Innovaciones en tratameintos integradis en Oncologia
    Panama City, Panama 2014
  • Avances Preventcion Diagnostica Cancer de Prostrate
    Caracus, Venezuela 2013
  • 17th Annual Meeting of the Federation of Asean Urological Associations (FAUA)
    Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 2009
  • Boucher BH, Uzzo RG, Sokoloff M, Pisters LL, Matin SF, Sanda MG, Colberg JW, Wood CG, Konety BR and Penson DF: "Current status of clinical trials in urothelia cancers: a summary from the ACOSOG GU working group." Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association
    San Antonio, United States 2005
  • Current status of clinical trials in urothelial cancers: a summary from the ACOSOG GU working group.
    San Antonio, United States 2005
    Presentation at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association
  • Colberg JW: "Take home messages: penile testes, and urethral cancer." Annual Meeting of the Urological Association.
    Chicago, United States 2003
  • Take home messages: penile testes, and urethral cancer.
    Chicago, United States 2003
    Presentation at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Urological Association
  • Hausladen, DA, Wheeler MA, Colber, JW, Altieri DC, and Weiss RM: "Urinary surviving testing to monitor bladder cancer burden in patients recieving intravesical chemotherapy." Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association.
    Orlando, United States 2002
  • Urinary surviving testing to monitor bladder cancer burden in patients receiving intravesical chemotherapy.
    Orlando, United States 2002
    Presentation at the 2002 Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association,
  • Hauslade DA, Smith SD, Wheeler MA, Colberg JW, Altieri DC, and Weiss RU: "Urinary surviving testing to monitor cancer burden in patients receiving intravesical chemotherapy." New England Section American Urological Association.
    Newport, United States 2001
  • Urinary surviving testing to monitor bladder cancer burden in patients receiving intravesical chemotherapy.
    Newport, United States 2001
    Presentation to the New England Section of the American Urological Association
  • Colberg JW, Ornstien DK, Virgo KS, Johnson ET, Chan D, and Johnson FE: "Current follow-up strategies after radical prostatectomy." Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Education.
    Portland, United States 1998
  • Ornstien DK, Colberg JW, Virgo KS, Johnson ET, Chan D and Johnson FE: "Evaluation and management of men failing radical prostatectomy." Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Education.
    Portland, United States 1998
  • Evaluation and management of men failing radical prostatectomy.
    Portland, United States 1998
    Presentation at the 1998 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Education
  • Current follow-up strategies after radical prostatectomy.
    Portland, United States 1998
    Presentation at the 1998 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Education
  • Catalona WJ, Colberg JW, Smith DS, Ornstein DK, and Shayka JJ: "Measurement of percent-free PSA improves specifically for lower PSA cutoffs in prostate cancer screening." Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association.
    Orlando, United States 1996
  • Colberg JW, Andriole GL Jr., and Catalona WJ: "Long-term follow-up of men undergoing modified inguinal lymphadenectomy for carcinoma of the penis." Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association.
    Orlando, United States 1996
  • Colberg JW, Goodnough LT, and Monk TG: "Safety and cost effectiveness of acute normovolemic hemodilution during radical prostatectomy." South Central American Urological Association.
    Vail, United States 1996
  • Measurement of percent-free PSA improves specifically for lower PSA cutoffs in prostate cancer screening.
    Orlando, United States 1996
    Presentation at the 1996 Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association
  • Safety and cost effectiveness of acute normovolemic hemodilution during radical prostatectomy.
    Vail, United States 1996
    Presentation to the South Central American Urological Association
  • Long-term follow-up of men undergoing modified inguinal lymphadenectomy for carcinoma of the penis.
    Orlando, United States 1996
    Presentation at the 1996 Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association
  • Colberg JW, Richard WD, and Trobaugh JW: "Stereotactic prostatic image alignment: A new technique." South Central American Urological Association.
    Vancouver, Canada 1994
  • Stereotactic prostatic image alignment: A new technique.
    Vancouver, Canada 1994
    Presentation to the South Central American Urological Association
  • Dierks SM and Colberg JW: "An analysis of men with cancer of the prostate less than 50 years old." Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association.
    San Antonio, United States 1993
  • Colberg JW, Bullock AD, Smith DS, and Catalona WJ:" Prostate cancer screening results in African and white men." Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association.
    San Antonio, United States 1993
  • An analysis of men with cancer of the prostate less than 50 years old.
    San Antonio, United States 1993
    Presentation at the 1993 Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association
  • Prostate cancer screening results in African and white men.
    San Antonio, United States 1993
    Presentation at the 1993 Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association
  • Colberg JW and Catalona WJ: "Incidence of prostate cancer in men with PSA levels of 2.9-4.0 ng/ml." Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association.
    Toronto, Canada 1991
  • Incidence of prostate cancer in men with PSA levels of 2.9-4.0 ng/ml.
    Toronto, Canada 1991
    Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2015Connecticut Magazine2015
Top Doctors of Connecticut2013
New York Magazine Best Doctors2013
Top Doctors of Connecticut2012
New York Magazine Best Doctors2012
Top Doctors of Connecticut2011
New York Magazine Best Doctors2011
Top Doctors of Connecticut2010
New York Magazine Best Doctors2010
Top Doctors of Connecticut2009

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Second Hospital, Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaVolunteer2010
Binh Dan Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamVolunteer2009
B.P. Koirala Health and Science Academy, Dahran, NepalVolunteer2009
Binh Dan Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamVolunteer2007
Binh Dan Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamVolunteer2005
Societe Internationale d'UrologieMember2004 - 2015
Yale Surgical SocietyBoard Member2004 - 2008
The New England Section of AUA, Scientific Program Committee2004
The Society of Urologic OncologyMember1999 - 2015
American College of Surgeons, Oncology Group, G-U Working Group Section1999 - 2003
Yale New Haven Hospital Staff IPA Board Member1999 - 2000
The Society of University UrologistsMember1998 - 2015
American Urological Association, New England SectionMember1998 - 2015
Yale New Haven Hospital Credentials CommitteeMember1998 - 2000
American Association of Clinical UrologistsMember1998
American Urological Association, South Central SectionMember1992 - 1998
American Urological AssociationMember1992 - 1998
Journal of UrologyReviewer
Urological OncologyReviewer
European UrologyReviewer
UrologyReviewer

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