Title: Assistant Professor
Company: George Washington University School of Medicine
Location: Washington DC, United States
Michael Whalen, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in urology.
Dr. Whalen decided on the field of medicine as a means to help others. He has focused much of his work on treating and studying infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS and cancer and feels fortunate to have learned so much about combatting these diseases. Since 2016, he has leveraged his skills and experience as an assistant professor of urology/urologic oncology in the Department of Urology at George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. He became the director of the Genitourinary Oncology Multi-Disciplinary Clinic at the institution and the site director of the National Cancer Institute Urologic Oncology Fellowship at George Washington University in 2017. Prior to these roles, Dr. Whalen served as a clinical fellow of urologic oncology at Yale-New Haven Hospital and as a clinical fellow at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Whalen has provided his skills and expertise as the GW Cancer Outreach Committee Physician Liaison with the Department of Urology at George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences.
In preparation for a career in this venture, Dr. Whalen first earned a Bachelor of Arts in neurobiology at Harvard University, magna cum laude, in 2004. He continued at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons to receive and MD in 2008 and completed a surgical internship and urology residency at Columbia Presbyterian in New York. Dr. Whalen also explored his interest in language having previously taken coursework in the French language at civilization at the Sorbonne University of Paris. He is board-certified through the American Board of Urology and maintains professional affiliation with such organizations as the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association, the Society of Urologic Oncology, the American Association of Clinical Urologists, Inc., the Endourological Society and the American Urologic Association.
Dr. Whalen attributes his success to the role models he encountered through his studies. Specifically, he credits the vice chairman at Columbia, Dr. James McKiernan, who expanded his interest in the field. Dr. Whalen feels his success is also driven by never being complacent about past achievements. He continues to learn so that he can continue to give the best care to his patients. His hard work has been recognized on numerous occasions, with such accolades as receiving the Outstanding Clinical Instruction “Teacher of the Year” Award, from George Washington University’s Department of Urology in 2019; ranking as the Top Urologic Oncologist in Washington, DC in the 2018 to 2019 year; being included as an Honored Member of Continental Who’s Who in 2018; the GW MFA Role Model of the Week in 2018; a d as being the National Chief Resident Debate Winner, AUA in 2014 and having a selected presentation for the Valentine Essay Contest in 2012-2013.
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