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Seth A. Strope, MD, MPH

  • Associate Professor of Surgery

Medical School

M.D., Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, 2000

Graduate School

M.P.H. in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2007

Post Doctoral Education

General Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, 2000-2002

Urology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, 2002–2005

Chief Resident in Urology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, 2005-2006

Clinical Lecturer, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2006-2009

  • Health Services Research Fellow with John T. Wei, M.D. and Brent K. Hollenbeck, M.D.

  • Clinical Urologic Oncology Fellow with James E. Montie, M.D. and David P. Wood, M.D.

  • Clinical Laparoscopy Fellow with J. Stuart Wolf, Jr., M.D.

Teaching Appointments

Faculty, Master of Population Health Sciences (MPHS) Program

Board Certifications


Honors and Awards

2004, Ferdinand Valentine Resident Essay Competition, First Place (Laboratory Category)
2005, Ferdinand Valentine Resident Essay Competition, Second Place (Laboratory Category)
2006, Ferdinand Valentine Resident Essay Competition, First Place (Miscellaneous Category)
2006, Honorable Mention for the Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award to an Outstanding Resident Role Model from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Class of Two Thousand and Seven
2009, Best Reviewer 2008 for Journal of Urology in Bladder/Kidney Cancer
2011, Outstanding Reviewer 2010 for Journal of Urology

Clinical Interests

Genitourinary Oncology
Urologic Surgery
Urologic Oncology
Kidney Cancer
Genital and urinary cancer in men and women, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, testes cancer.

Research Interests

Health Services Research, Physician Incentives, Prostate Cancer Epidemiology, Bladder Cancer Epidemiology.

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Patients Seen At

Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite C , 11th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63110
Fax: 314-454-5244

Medical Building One
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
1040 N. Mason Road, Suite 122
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Fax: 314-454-5244

Selected Publications

Strope SA, Elliott SP, Saigal CS, Smith A, Wilt TJ, Wei JT; Urologic Diseases in America Project. Urologist compliance with AUA Best Practice Guidelines for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in Medicare population. Urology. 2011 May 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Strope SA, Elliott SP, Smith A, Wei JT, Wilt TJ, Saigal CS; Urologic Diseases in America Project. Urologist practice styles in the initial evaluation of elderly men with benign prostatic hyperplasia. Urology. 2011 Mar;77(3):535-40.

Strope SA, Andriole GL. Prostate cancer screening: current status and future perspectives. Nat Rev Urol. 2010 Sep;7(9):487-93.

Strope SA, Coelho M, Wood DP, Hollenbeck BK. Robot-assisted salvage prostatectomy: evaluation of initial patient-reported outcomes. J Endourol. 2010 Mar;24(3):425-7.

Strope SA, Andriole GL. Improving prostate-specific antigen screening. J Clin Oncol. 2010 May 20;28(15):2491-2.

Strope SA, Wolf JS Jr, Hollenbeck BK. Changes in gender distribution of urinary stone disease. Urology. 2010 Mar;75(3):543-6.

Strope SA, Ye Z, Hollingsworth JM, Hollenbeck BK. Patterns of care for early stage bladder cancer. Cancer. 2010 Jun 1;116(11):2604-11.

Hollingsworth JM, Ye Z, Strope SA, Krein SL, Hollenbeck AT, Hollenbeck BK. Physician-ownership of ambulatory surgery centers linked to higher volume of surgeries. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010 Apr;29(4):683-9.

Strope SA, Sarma A, Ye Z, Wei JT, Hollenbeck BK. Disparities in the use of ambulatory surgical centers. BMC Health Serv Res. 2009 Jul 21;9(1):121.

Strope SA, Wolf JS, Faerber GJ, Roberts WW, Hollenbeck BK. Changing practice locations for upper urinary tract stone disease. Journal of Urology. 2009 Sept;182(3):1005-1011.

Hollingsworth JM, Ye Z, Strope SA, Krein SL, Hollenbeck AT, Hollenbeck BK. Urologist ownership of ambulatory surgery centers and urinary stone surgery use. Health Services Research. 2009 Aug;44(4):1370-1384.

Strope SA, Ye Z, Dunn R, Wei JT, Hollenbeck BK. Weekend admission and treatment of patients with renal colic: A case of avoidable variation? Urology. 2009 Apr;73(4):720-724.

Strope SA, Daignault S, Hollingsworth JM, Ye Z, Hollenbeck BK. Physician ownership of ambulatory surgery centers and practice patterns for urological surgery: evidence from the state of florida. Med Care. 2009 Apr;47(4):403-410.

Strope SA, Daignault S, Wei JT, Hollenbeck BK. Effect of proposed Medicare reimbursement changes for ambulatory surgery centers on the remuneration to physician-owners. Journal of Urology. 2008 Sep;180(3):1070-1074.

Strope SA, Montie JE. The causal role of cigarette smoking in bladder cancer initiation and progression, and the role of urologists in smoking cessation. Journal of Urology. 2008 Jul;180(1):31-37.

Pub Med page for Seth A. Strope, M.D., MPH


Strope SA, Hafez K. Urologic Emergencies. In: DeVita, Hellman, Rosenberg (eds.). CANCER: Principles and Practice of Oncology. 8th Edition. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2008.

Strope SA, Andriole GL. “Prostate Cancer Screening and Epidemiology” in Essentials and Updates in Urologic Oncology. (publication pending)