Dr. Leonard Gomella is the Bernard W. Godwin, Jr. Professor of Prostate Cancer and Chairman of the Department of Urology at Jefferson Medical College, and the Associate Director for Clinical Affairs at the Kimmel Cancer Center. Additionally, Dr. Gomella is the Urology Chair for RTOG, serving as lead Urology investigator on multiple national trials. He has served as President of the Mid-Atlantic section of the AUA and is currently the Society of Urologic Oncology President Elect.
Dr. Gomella is involved in both basic science and clinical research in the development of new diagnostic techniques and treatments for prostate, bladder and kidney cancer through Jefferson’s Kimmel Cancer Center. Dr. Gomella's team was first to use RT-PCR to detect micrometastasis in patients with prostate cancer, a discovery that led to a new field of investigation in this disease.
He has given almost 500 presentations at local, national and international meetings and written over 300 papers, chapters and monographs in the field of Urology. Dr. Gomella has authored and edited 54 editions of 17 different books for medical students, residents, and practicing physicians. He is the editor-in-chief of the “5 Minute Urology Consult”, laparoscopy editor for “Glenn’s Urologic Surgery” and co-author of the "Oxford American Handbook of Urology". "Recovering from Prostate Cancer”, the first book for the public dedicated to this topic, was authored by Dr. Gomella. In the field of medicine, Dr. Gomella is known for the "Clinician's Pocket Reference", now in its 11th edition, a widely used reference for medical students and health care providers. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the “Canadian Journal of Urology”.