Vadim S. Koshkin

MD

Genitourinary oncologist
Avid traveler and reader, Chicago sports fan and trivia buff

About me

Dr. Vadim S. Koshkin is a genitourinary oncologist who specializes in caring for adults with bladder, prostate, kidney and testicular cancers. His personal enthusiasm for travel informs his approach to care, as he likes to hear about where his patients come from in order to better understand who they are.

In his research, Koshkin designs and carries out clinical trials of treatments for bladder and prostate cancers. He has a particular focus on the role of immunotherapy, or treatments that stimulate a patient's own immune system to help fight cancer. He also studies targeted treatments that are aimed against specific mutations in the DNA of tumor cells, which make these tumors more vulnerable to particular drugs. This allows for the delivery of personalized treatment based on individual characteristics of patients and their tumors.

After earning his medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Koshkin completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Michigan. He then completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the Cleveland Clinic. He belongs to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Association for Cancer Research and Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.

A history and trivia buff, Koshkin loves to read. He also follows soccer and Chicago sports teams in his free time.

  • Education

    University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 2012

  • Residencies

    University of Michigan, Internal Medicine, 2015

  • Fellowships

    Cleveland Clinic, Hematology/Oncology, 2018

Each cancer patient is unique and deserves unique care. This means extra attention to personal needs but also individualized attention to treatment.

Genitourinary Medical Oncology Clinic

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

My reviews

4.9

Overall Experience
166 Reviews
This was the first time I saw Dr Koshkin. He went above and beyond my expectations. I felt very relaxed and feel he will be a great asset for me and UCSF
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
165 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
166 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
156 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
162 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
162 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
162 Reviews

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