Dr. J. Kellogg Parsons is Associate Professor of Surgery at the Moores UCSD Comprehensive Cancer Center. He specializes in prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), bladder cancer, and kidney cancer. He is an expert in robotic-assisted surgery, prostate laser surgery, and cryosurgery.
In 2009, Dr. Parsons was selected for Best Doctors® —an independent, peer-elected, international database representing the top 5 percent of physicians in the United States.
Dr. Parsons has extensive expertise in treating prostate cancer using the da Vinci robotic system. He trained to perform nerve-sparing prostate cancer surgery with Dr. Patrick C. Walsh, one of the nation’s leading urologic surgeons, at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. At UCSD’s Thornton Hospital, Dr. Parsons performs robot-assisted prostate, bladder, and kidney surgery to improve patient outcomes and speed recovery.
Dr. Parsons is an internationally recognized expert in prostate disease and urologic oncology. He has presented over 140 scientific papers, edited three medical textbooks (including a 1,000-page textbook of prostate cancer) and received research grants from the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, and Department of Defense.
He has won numerous awards for his scientific research, lectured extensively across the U.S. and Europe, and sits on several national committees for the American Urological Association.
He is currently also the lead investigator in the MEAL clinical trial focusing on the effect of diet and lifestyle on prostate cancer.