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SUO Fellows


2015-2017 Urologic Oncology Fellow

Zachary A. Hamilton, MD
Clinical Instructor
Research Focus: Urologic Oncology

Dr. Zachary A. Hamilton is our Urologic Oncology Fellow for 2015-2017, under the mentorship of the Urologic Oncology core faculty. He earned a BA in Psychology (magna cum laude) and his medical degree from the University of Missouri, where he also completed a general surgery internship. He completed a urologic surgery residency at the University of Kansas, and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Dr. Hamilton’s clinical practice will be based at the Urology Clinic at the Medical Center in Hillcrest.

Hak J. Lee, MD

2013-2015 Urologic Oncology Fellow

Hak J. Lee, MD
Director of Robotics/Minimally Invasive Surgery and Urologic Oncology
Gordon Hospital
Research Focus: Urology, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Hak J. Lee is now the Director of Robotics/Minimally Invasive Surgery and Urologic Oncology at Gordon Hospital in Calhoun, GA. He joined UC San Diego in July 2013 as our 2013-15 Society of Urologic Oncology Fellow. Dr. Lee graduated with a BS in Biology from UC San Diego, received his medical degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine, and did his general surgery internship and urology residency at UC Irvine. His two-year fellowship will provide an opportunity to focus on clinical activities and collaborate with the oncology faculty in various research projects.

Michael A. Liss, MD

2012-2014 Urologic Oncology Fellow

Michael A. Liss, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Research Focus: Urology, Biomarkers

Dr. Michael A. Liss is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. He joined UCSD Urology in July 2012 as our 2012-14 Society of Urologic Oncology Fellow. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Biology from Benedictine University, received his medical degree with honors in research from the Medical College of Wisconsin, and completed his residency at UC Irvine and Long Beach VA Medical Center. His two-year fellowship provides an opportunity to focus on both clinical activities and basic research. In collaboration with UCSD faculty, he will investigate the effect of B-cells in various stages of the disease process for castrate-resistant prostate cancer. He served one year as a clinical instructor at UC Irvine, and will also continue his investigations of infection prevention in urologic procedures.

Sean P. Stroup, MD

2009-2011 Urologic Oncology Fellow

Sean P. Stroup, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, USUHS
Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor, UC San Diego
Research Focus: Fluorescent Imaging, Urologic Oncology

Dr. Sean P. Stroup was our inaugural Society of Urologic Oncology fellow from 2009-2011. He graduated Cum Laude with a BS in Biological Chemistry from Tulane University in New Orleans and earned his medical degree at Loyola University of Chicago; he then joined the U.S. Navy. Dr. Stroup was a surgical intern at Naval Medical Center San Diego before serving as the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit surgeon during combat operations in Iraq in 2003. Commander Stroup completed residency training in urology at the Naval Medical Center San Diego before beginning the SUO fellowship at UCSD. His research focuses on laparoscopy and robotic surgery outcomes and fluorescent imaging of sentinel lymph nodes. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), and serves as a staff urologist and Director of Urologic Oncology at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. He continues to have a close collaboration with UCSD and actively participates in clinical and basic science research.


For more information on the research of Dr. Liss and and Dr. Lee, see Moores Cancer Center Training Programs.