Walter Stadler

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Walter M. Stadler, MD

Fred C. Buffett Professor of Medicine Dean for Clinical Research
Senior Advisor to Comprehensive Cancer Center Director

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.

Board Certifications

  • Medical Oncology

Memberships & Medical Societies

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

Practicing Since

  • 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Medical Education

  • Yale University


  • Michael Reese Hospital


  • Michael Reese Hospital


  • University of Chicago Medicine

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