Anobel Odisho, MD, MPH

Assoc Prof in Residence
Committee Members

Dr. Anobel Odisho is a urologic surgeon who specializes in cancers of the genital and urinary organs, including prostate, bladder and testicular cancer. In addition to traditional surgery, he uses robotic, laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques. He believes in partnering with his patients on decision making as they explore treatment options, and he uses interactive educational tools to enhance their care.

An award-winning speaker and researcher, Odisho studies how to incorporate novel technologies into established treatments to improve care for patients with kidney cancer. He also studies trends and patterns of delivering kidney cancer care. He has written extensively on his research findings.

Odisho earned his medical degree at UCSF, followed by a master of public health degree at the University of California, Berkeley. He then completed a residency in urologic surgery at UCSF and a fellowship in urologic oncology at the University of Washington. He is a member of the American Urological Association and Society of Urologic Oncology.

In his free time, Odisho is an avid photographer.


Association of household net worth with healthcare costs after radical cystectomy using real-world data.

Cancer medicine

Washington SL, Lonergan PE, Odisho AY, Meng MV, Porten SP

Patient Engagement With and Perspectives on a Mobile Health Home Spirometry Intervention: Mixed Methods Study.

JMIR mHealth and uHealth

Liu AW, Brown Iii W, Madu NE, Maiorano AR, Bigazzi O, Medina E, Sorric C, Hays SR, Odisho AY

An Electronic Health Record-Based Automated Self-Rescheduling Tool to Improve Patient Access: Retrospective Cohort Study.

Journal of medical Internet research

Ganeshan S, Liu AW, Kroeger A, Anand P, Seefeldt R, Regner A, Vaughn D, Odisho AY, Mourad M

A Digital Health Intervention to Improve the Clinical Care of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients.

Applied clinical informatics

Chugh R, Liu AW, Idomsky Y, Bigazzi O, Maiorano A, Medina E, Pierce L, Odisho A, Mahadevan U

Impact of an automated peri-procedural digital health intervention on rates of emergency department visits and readmissions.

American journal of surgery

Liu AW, Pierce L, Ganeshan S, Brown W, Judson T, Divakaran D, Bini S, Odisho AY, Mourad M

The Impact of Patient Travel Distance on Outpatient Visit Satisfaction: Comparison of Telehealth and Traditional In-Person Visits.

Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association

Shaw NM, Abbasi B, Odisho AY, Hills N, Holler J, Sliwka D, Breyer BN

Digital Health at Enterprise Scale: Evaluation Framework for Selecting Patient-Facing Software in a Digital-First Health System.

JMIR formative research

Shapiro M, Renly S, Maiorano A, Young J, Medina E, Neinstein A, Odisho AY

Harnessing Generative AI to Improve Efficiency Among Urologists: Welcome ChatGPT.

The Journal of urology

Gabrielson AT, Odisho AY, Canes D

Design and implementation of a digital health home spirometry intervention for remote monitoring of lung transplant function.

The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation

Odisho AY, Liu AW, Maiorano AR, Bigazzi MOA, Medina E, Leard LE, Shah R, Venado A, Perez A, Golden J, Kleinhenz ME, Kolaitis NA, Maheshwari J, Trinh BN, Kukreja J, Greenland J, Calabrese D, Neinstein AB, Singer JP, Hays SR

Impact of patient portal-based self-scheduling of diagnostic imaging studies on health disparities.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA

Ganeshan S, Pierce L, Mourad M, Judson TJ, Kohli MD, Odisho AY, Brown W

Utilization patterns and efficiency gains from use of a fully EHR-integrated COVID-19 self-triage and self-scheduling tool: a retrospective analysis.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA

Judson TJ, Pierce L, Tutman A, Mourad M, Neinstein AB, Shuler G, Gonzales R, Odisho AY

Patient Experience and Feedback After Using an Electronic Health Record-Integrated COVID-19 Symptom Checker: Survey Study.

JMIR human factors

Liu AW, Odisho AY, Brown Iii W, Gonzales R, Neinstein AB, Judson TJ

Identifying Barriers to Successful Completion of Video Telemedicine Visits in Urology.


Shee K, Liu AW, Yarbrough C, Branagan L, Pierce L, Odisho AY

Patient engagement in a mobile health intervention to improve preparedness for prostate biopsy.

Urologic oncology

Balakrishnan AS, Nguyen HG, Shinohara K, Carroll PR, Odisho AY

Supervised line attention for tumor attribute classification from pathology reports: Higher performance with less data.

Journal of biomedical informatics

Altieri N, Park B, Olson M, DeNero J, Odisho AY, Yu B

Interactive Data Visualization Tool for Patient-Centered Decision Making in Kidney Cancer.

JCO clinical cancer informatics

Shee K, Pal SK, Wells JC, Ruiz-Morales JM, Russell K, Dudani S, Choueiri TK, Heng DY, Gore JL, Odisho AY

Disparities in Electronic Health Record Patient Portal Enrollment Among Oncology Patients.

JAMA oncology

Sinha S, Garriga M, Naik N, McSteen BW, Odisho AY, Lin A, Hong JC

Residual Benign Prostate Glandular Tissue after Radical Prostatectomy is Not Associated with the Development of Detectable Postoperative Serum Prostate Specific Antigen.

The Journal of urology

Greenberg SA, Washington SL, Lonergan PE, Cowan JE, Baskin AS, Nguyen HG, Odisho AY, Simko JP, Carroll PR

Evaluating the impact of surgical supply cost variation during partial nephrectomy on patient outcomes.

Translational andrology and urology

Balakrishnan AS, Hampson LA, Bell AM, Baghdanian AH, Baghdanian AA, Meng MV, Odisho AY

Neoadjuvant chemotherapy in bladder cancer: Clinical benefit observed in prospective trials computed with restricted mean survival times.

Urologic oncology

McCaw ZR, Odisho AY, Chaparala H, Yin M, Cloyd J, Svatek RS, Carson WE, Lee CT, Sundi D

Integration of electronic pathology reporting with clinical trial matching for advanced prostate cancer.

Urologic oncology

Borno HT, Duffy C, Zhang S, Canchola AJ, Loya Z, Golden T, Oh DL, Odisho AY, Gomez S

Interprofessional Consultations (eConsults) in Urology.

Urology practice

Patel M, Gadzinski AJ, Bell AM, Watts K, Steppe E, Odisho AY, Yang CC, Ellimoottil C

Evaluating determinants of receipt of molecular imaging in biochemical recurrent prostate cancer.

Cancer medicine

Borno HT, Kuo Lin T, Odisho AY, Desai A, Koshkin V, Werner K, Legaspi N, Bucknor M, Bell A, Zhang S, Hope TA

Design and development of referrals automation, a SMART on FHIR solution to improve patient access to specialty care.

JAMIA open

Odisho AY, Lui H, Yerramsetty R, Bautista F, Gleason N, Martin E, Young JJ, Blum M, Neinstein AB

Natural language processing systems for pathology parsing in limited data environments with uncertainty estimation.

JAMIA open

Odisho AY, Park B, Altieri N, DeNero J, Cooperberg MR, Carroll PR, Yu B

"Can you hear me now?": postoperative patient-initiated communication with providers.

The American journal of managed care

Balakrishnan AS, Palmer NR, Odisho AY

Statewide Price Variation for Generic Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Medications.


Shah AA, Kumar P, Ogunmola AG, Ayyash O, Yabes JG, Sabik LM, Odisho AY, Bandari J, Macleod LC, Davies BJ, Jacobs BL

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Genitourinary Cancer Care: Re-envisioning the Future.

European Urology

Wallis CJD, Catto JWF, Finelli A, Glaser AW, Gore JL, Loeb S, Morgan TM, Morgans AK, Mottet N, Neal R, O'Brien T, Odisho AY, Powles T, Skolarus TA, Smith AB, Szabados B, Klaassen Z, Spratt DE

Rapid Utilization of Telehealth in a Comprehensive Cancer Center as a Response to COVID-19: Cross-Sectional Analysis.

Journal of medical Internet research

Lonergan PE, Washington Iii SL, Branagan L, Gleason N, Pruthi RS, Carroll PR, Odisho AY

Implementation of a digital chatbot to screen health system employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA

Judson TJ, Odisho AY, Young JJ, Bigazzi O, Steuer D, Gonzales R, Neinstein AB

Rapid design and implementation of an integrated patient self-triage and self-scheduling tool for COVID-19.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA

Judson TJ, Odisho AY, Neinstein AB, Chao J, Williams A, Miller C, Moriarty T, Gleason N, Intinarelli G, Gonzales R

Telemedicine and eConsults for Hospitalized Patients During COVID-19.


Gadzinski AJ, Andino JJ, Odisho AY, Watts KL, Gore JL, Ellimoottil C

Implementing Telemedicine in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Journal of urology

Gadzinski AJ, Gore JL, Ellimoottil C, Odisho AY, Watts KL

Reply by Authors.

The Journal of urology

Chappidi MR, Stimson CJ, Kates M, Odisho AY, Bivalacqua TJ

Automating the Capture of Structured Pathology Data for Prostate Cancer Clinical Care and Research.

JCO clinical cancer informatics

Odisho AY, Bridge M, Webb M, Ameli N, Eapen RS, Stauf F, Cowan JE, Washington SL, Herlemann A, Carroll PR, Cooperberg MR

A Mobile Health Intervention for Prostate Biopsy Patients Reduces Appointment Cancellations: Cohort Study.

Journal of medical Internet research

Balakrishnan AS, Nguyen HG, Shinohara K, Au Yeung R, Carroll PR, Odisho AY

Extreme Price Variation for Generic Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Medications.


Theisen KM, Park SY, Jeong K, Macleod LC, Bandari J, Ayyash O, Odisho AY, Jacobs BL, Davies BJ

Editorial Comment.

The Journal of urology

Odisho AY

Designing for impact: identifying stakeholder-driven interventions to support recovery after major cancer surgery.

Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer

McMullen C, Nielsen M, Firemark A, Price PM, Nakatani D, Tuthill J, McMyn R, Odisho A, Meyers M, Shibata D, Gilbert S

Conservative Management of High-grade Renal Trauma Does Not Lead to Prolonged Hospital Stay.


Hampson LA, Radadia KD, Odisho AY, McAninch JW, Breyer BN

Variation and Predictors of Surgical Case Costs among Urologists.

Urology practice

Hampson LA, Odisho AY, Meng MV, Carroll PR

Using an abdominal phantom to teach urology residentes ultrasound-guided percutaneous needle placement.

International braz j urol : official journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology

Filippou P, Odisho A, Ramaswamy K, Usawachintachit M, Hu W, Li J, Chi T

Ability of Surgical Residents to Impact Patient Tobacco Use in the Perioperative Setting.

Urology practice

Brajtbord JS, Odisho AY, Meng MV, Hampson LA

Variation in prostate cancer treatment associated with population density of the county of residence.

Prostate cancer and prostatic diseases

Cary C, Odisho AY, Cooperberg MR

Nationally representative trends and geographic variation in treatment of localized prostate cancer: the Urologic Diseases in America project.

Prostate cancer and prostatic diseases

Cary KC, Punnen S, Odisho AY, Litwin MS, Saigal CS, Cooperberg MR, NIDDK Urologic Diseases in America Project

Editorial comment.

The Journal of urology

Odisho AY

Updated trends in imaging use in men diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer and prostatic diseases

Porten SP, Smith A, Odisho AY, Litwin MS, Saigal CS, Carroll PR, Cooperberg MR, Urologic Disease of America Project

Innovative surgical techniques for managing Peyronie's disease: a video presentation.

Translational andrology and urology

Odisho AY, Hampson LA, Lue TF

Out-of-pocket fertility patient expense: data from a multicenter prospective infertility cohort.

The Journal of urology

Wu AK, Odisho AY, Washington SL, Katz PP, Smith JF

Benign prostate glandular tissue at radical prostatectomy surgical margins.


Odisho AY, Washington SL, Meng MV, Cowan JE, Simko JP, Carroll PR

Proximal bulbar periurethral abscess.

International braz j urol : official journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology

Blaschko SD, Weiss DA, Odisho AY, Greene KL, Cooperberg MR

Reflex ImmunoCyt testing for the diagnosis of bladder cancer in patients with atypical urine cytology.

European Urology

Odisho AY, Berry AB, Ahmad AE, Cooperberg MR, Carroll PR, Konety BR

Proton beam therapy and treatment for localized prostate cancer: if you build it, they will come.

Archives of internal medicine

Aaronson DS, Odisho AY, Hills N, Cress R, Carroll PR, Dudley RA, Cooperberg MR

Outcomes for radical prostatectomy: is it the singer, the song, or both?

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Cooperberg MR, Odisho AY, Carroll PR

Disproportionate presentation of high risk prostate cancer in a safety net health system.

The Journal of urology

Porten SP, Richardson DA, Odisho AY, McAninch JW, Carroll PR, Cooperberg MR

Inguinal herniation of a transplant ureter.

Kidney international

Odisho AY, Freise CE, Tomlanovich SJ, Vagefi PA

Urologist density and county-level urologic cancer mortality.

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Odisho AY, Cooperberg MR, Fradet V, Ahmad AE, Carroll PR

Geographic distribution of urologists throughout the United States using a county level approach.

The Journal of urology

Odisho AY, Fradet V, Cooperberg MR, Ahmad AE, Carroll PR

Clinical characteristics and survival of patients with surgically resected, incidentally detected lung cancer.

Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

Raz DJ, Glidden DV, Odisho AY, Jablons DM

Misclassification of bronchioloalveolar carcinoma with cytologic diagnosis of lung cancer.

Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

Raz DJ, Zell JA, Karnezis AN, Odisho A, Ignatius Ou SH, Anton-Culver H, Jablons DM