Muammer Altok

MD
Urology

Cancers Treated:

Specializing In:

Urologic Oncology Endourology Andrology Incontinence and Reconstructive Urology Pediatric Urology

About Muammer Altok

Biography:

Dr. Altok was appointed to Roswell Park Care Network in 2022. He serves in the Department of Urology.

Dr. Altok attended Ege University Faculty of Medicine in Izmir, Turkey where he earned his medical degree in 2003. He subsequently completed his residency in Urology in 2009 at Tepecik Research and Training Hospital in Turkey. In 2013, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Urology at Suleyman Demirel University in Isparta, Turkey. He joined MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas in 2015 as a visiting assistant professor of urology and conducted research on urological cancers. In 2021, he joined the Endourological Society Fellowship Program at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and completed his training on Advanced Clinical Training in Laparoscopic/Robotic Surgery.

Dr. Altok specializes in the care of patients with general urological disorders and genitourinary cancers. He provides expertise in both robot-assisted and open operative approaches.

Dr. Altok has authored and co-authored many peer-reviewed publications and abstracts on urology and genitourinary oncology topics. He serves as a reviewer for multiple journals, including Journal of Urology, BJU International, BJUI Compass, Urologic Oncology, International Urology and Nephrology Journal, and Scandinavian Journal of Urology.

Dr. Altok is a member of the American Urologic Association (AUA), Endourology Society, Urooncology Association, and Society of Urological Surgery.

Positions

Roswell Park Care Network

  • Urologist
  • Roswell Park Urology

Background

Education and Training:

  • 2003 - MD - Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey

Residency:

  • 2004-2009 - Urology Residency/Specialization, Tepecik Training and Reseach Hospital, Izmir, Turkey

Fellowship:

  • 2021-2022 - Endourology Society - Advanced Clinical Training in Laparoscopic/Robotic Surgery, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY

Professional Memberships:

  • American Urological Association (AUA)
  • Endourological Society
  • Urooncology Association
  • Society of Urological Surgery

Professional Experience:

  • 2015-2018 - Visiting Assistant Professor of Urology, Department of Urology, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • 2013-2016 - Assistant Professor of Urology, Department of Urology, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey
  • 2011-2013 - Urologist, Cagsu Hospital, Bolu, Turkey
  • 2009-2011 - Urologist, Mus State Hospital, Mus, Turkey

Publications

Altok M, Demirel C, Kang HC, Choi H, David J, Inguillo IA, Davis JW, Ward JF. Impact of MRI/US Fusion-guided Prostate Biopsy on Biopsy-naïve Patients: A Single Urologist’s Experience. BJUI Compass. 3 (1), 19-25 (2022).

Altok M, Chapin BF, Matin SF, Achim MF, Gregg JR, Davis JW. Therapeutic Consequences of Omitting a Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection at Radical Prostatectomy when Grade and/or Stage Increase. Urology. 155, 144-151 (2021).

Altok M, Kim B, Patel B, Shih YT, Ward JF, McRae SE, Chapin BF, Pisters LL, Pettaway CA, Kim J, Demirel HC, Davis JW. Cost and Efficacy Comparison of Five Prostate Biopsy Modalities: A Platform for Integrating Cost into Novel-Platform Comparative Research. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. Jul 9 (2018).

Altok M, Babaian K, Achim M, Achim G, Troncoso P, Matin S, Chapin B, Davis J. Surgeon-Led Prostate Cancer Lymph Node Staging: Pathologic Outcomes Stratified by Robot-Assisted Dissection Templates and Patient Selection. BJUI Int. Vol.122:66-75 (2018).

Altok M, Mary F. Achim, Surena F. Matin, Curtis A. Pettaway, Brian F. Chapin, John W. Davis. A Decade of Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy Training: Time-Based Metrics and Qualitative Grading for Fellows and Residents. Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations. Jan; 36(1): 13.e19-13.e25, 2018.