Dudley S. Danoff, MD, FACS 2018-02-14T20:22:20+00:00

Dudley Danoff, MD, FACS

Dr. Dudley Danoff
Dr. Dudley Danoff
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Dr. Dudley Danoff was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Princeton University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude, where he was also a member of the Scientific Honorary Society – Sigma XI. He received his medical training. He received his medical training at Yale University School of Medicine, graduating with the highest honors and becoming a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honorary Society. He completed his internship at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, then returned to the Yale-New Haven Medical Center for additional training in general surgery. He completed his urologic training and fellowship at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. Following this, Dr. Danoff served in the United States Air Force with the rank of Major.

Following his military service, Dr. Danoff arrived in Los Angeles, joined the clinical faculty at the UCLA School of Medicine, and served in that capacity for more than 25 years. At the same time, Dr. Danoff established the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Tower Urology Medical Group at the newly built Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Today Tower Urology is the most prestigious group of urologic surgeons and consists of 11 partners, covering the full range of urologic disciplines.

Dr. Danoff’s extensive surgical experience and expertise, particularly in the treatment of prostate, kidney and bladder cancers, has achieved world-wide recognition. He is widely published, the author of two best-selling books, has lectured around the world, and is a respected community philanthropist.


  • Princeton University, Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude; Society of Sigma XI

Medical School

  • Yale University School of Medicine. Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society


  • Surgery, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, New York


  • Surgery, Resident in Surgery, Yale-New Haven Medical Center, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Urology: Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, New York

Academic Ranks

  • Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Urology, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Department of Urology, New York, New York
  • UCLA School of Medicine, Department of Urology, Los Angeles, California


  • Urologic oncology
  • Erectile dysfunction

Professional Societies

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS) Diplomate – American Board of Urology
  • Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons
  • Societe Internationale D’Urologie
  • International College of Surgeons
  • Society of Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgery


  • Multiple publications
  • Journals, book chapters, books, visual presentations

Honors and Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Princeton University
  • Summa Cum Laude, Princeton University
  • Society of Sigma XI, Scientific Honorary Society
  • Judas L. Magnes Medalist, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honorary Society
  • Anti-Defamation League, Outstanding Achievement and Community Service Award
  • Sheba Medical Center, Israel –Albert Schweitzer Award
  • Israel Cancer Research Foundation (I.C.R.F.) Excellence in Medicine Award, 1998
  • Appointed Urology Surgeon-in-Chief to His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyades, King of Thailand

Endowed Chairs

  • The Dudley Seth Danoff, M.D., Chair in Urologic Research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem