(TX) - Dr. Vitaly Margulis, MD

Vitaly Margulis, M.D., Associate Professor of Urology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin and UT Southwestern Medical School. He trained in the highly competitive urology residency program at UT Southwestern and completed a fellowship in urologic oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he was previously a Clinical Specialist in Urologic Oncology. He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2009.

An expert surgeon, Dr. Margulis uses minimally invasive techniques to treat patients with soft-tissue tumors and kidney, prostate, bladder, testicular, penile, and adrenal cancers. His research projects include clinical and lab research focused on the biology of kidney cancer, the genetic changes that occur and cause it to spread, and how to stop it.

Dr. Margulis travels frequently to lecture on urologic care and procedures. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society of Urologic Oncology, Endourologic Society, American Urological Association, American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Texas Urologic Association, Dallas County Medical Society, and Harris County Medical Society. 

He has authored several book chapters and published research in a variety of medical journals, including the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Urologic Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research, Oncogene, Cancer, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, Urology, Journal of Urology, andBritish Journal of Urology. He also serves as a reviewer for those publications.

Dr. Margulis spent his childhood in Russia and Italy. He enjoys literature, music, traveling, and spending time with his wife and daughter. He’s also an avid scuba diver and likes exploring the depths of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Professional Associations & Affiliations

  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Urological Association
  • Endourologic Society
  • Society of Urologic Oncology

Honors and Awards

  • Merit Award
    American Society of Clinical Oncology (2008)
  • National Institute of Health Clinical Research Scientist LRP Award
    NIH (2007)
  • American Urological Association Foundation Research Scholar Award
    AFUD/AUA (2006)
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (2006)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
    UT Southwestern Medical School (2001)