Daniel M. Geynisman, MD

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Daniel Geynisman, MD


Attending Physician
Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology

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Genitourinary Cancer Patient Care Team


Prostate Cancer Patient Care Team

Clinical Expertise:

Genitourinary Malignancy: Prostate cancer, Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Penile Cancer, Adrenal Cancer. English and Russian spoken.


Board certified, Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology

Medical Education

MD, The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, 2002-2006


Intern and Resident, Department of Medicine, The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2006-2009;
Chief Resident, Department of Medicine, The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2009-2010


Fellow, Department of Medicine, Section of Hematology/Oncology, The University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2010-2013;
Fellow, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, 2011-2012;
Chief Fellow, Department of Medicine, Section of Hematology/Oncology, The University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2012-2013


Professional Societies

American Society of Clinical Oncology, Associate Member
American Society of Hematology, Associate Member

Research Interests

Drug development for genitourinary malignancies; Health outcomes/services research; Medical ethics


Dr. Geynisman on PubMed and My NCBI


  1. Geynisman DM, Ross EA, Plimack ER. Osteoclast Inhibitors in Advanced Prostate Cancer: Does the Benefit Extend Beyond Skeletal-Related Events? Eur Urol. 2015 Oct;68(4):578-80. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2015.06.009. Epub 2015 Jun 23. PubMed PMID: 26116295.
  2. Seeger-Nukpezah T, Geynisman DM, Nikonova AS, Benzing T, Golemis EA. The hallmarks of cancer: relevance to the pathogenesis of polycystic kidney disease. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2015 Sep;11(9):515-34. doi: 10.1038/nrneph.2015.46. Epub 2015 Apr 14. Review. PubMed PMID: 25870008.
  3. Geynisman DM. Anti-programmed Cell Death Protein 1 (PD-1) Antibody Nivolumab Leads to a Dramatic and Rapid Response in Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma with Sarcomatoid and Rhabdoid Features. Eur Urol. 2015 Jul 17. pii: S0302-2838(15)00612-0. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2015.07.008. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26194044.
  4. Shih YC, Smieliauskas F, Geynisman DM, Kelly RJ, Smith TJ. Trends in the Cost and Use of Targeted Cancer Therapies for the Privately Insured Nonelderly: 2001 to 2011. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Jul 1;33(19):2190-6. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2014.58.2320. Epub 2015 May 18. PubMed PMID: 25987701; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4477789.
  5. Geynisman DM, Szmulewitz RZ, Plimack ER. Corticosteroids and prostate cancer: friend or foe? Eur Urol. 2015 May;67(5):874-5. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2014.08.008. Epub 2014 Aug 20. PubMed PMID: 25151018.
  6. Geynisman DM, Hu JC, Liu L, Tina Shih YC. Treatment patterns and costs for metastatic renal cell carcinoma patients with private insurance in the United States. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2015 Apr;13(2):e93-100. doi: 10.1016/j.clgc.2014.08.013. Epub 2014 Sep 28. PubMed PMID: 25450038.
  7. Barth P, Dulaimi Al-Saleem E, Edwards KW, Millis SZ, Wong YN, Geynisman DM. Metastatic Extramammary Paget's Disease of Scrotum Responds Completely to Single Agent Trastuzumab in a Hemodialysis Patient: Case Report, Molecular Profiling and Brief Review of the Literature. Case Rep Oncol Med. 2015;2015:895151. doi: 10.1155/2015/895151. Epub 2015 Jan 27. PubMed PMID: 25692060; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4322830.
  8. Godwin JL, Zibelman M, Plimack ER, Geynisman DM. Immune checkpoint blockade as a novel immunotherapeutic strategy for renal cell carcinoma: a review of clinical trials. Discov Med. 2014 Dec;18(101):341-50. PubMed PMID: 25549705.
  9. Smieliauskas F, Chien CR, Shen C, Geynisman DM, Shih YC. Cost-effectiveness analyses of targeted oral anti-cancer drugs: a systematic review. Pharmacoeconomics. 2014 Jul;32(7):651-80. doi: 10.1007/s40273-014-0160-z. Review. PubMed PMID: 24821281.
  10. Shen C, Chien CR, Geynisman DM, Smieliauskas F, Shih YC. A review of economic impact of targeted oral anticancer medications. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2014 Feb;14(1):45-69. doi: 10.1586/14737167.2014.868310. Epub 2013 Dec 30. Review. PubMed PMID: 24378038.
  11. Geynisman DM, Chien CR, Smieliauskas F, Shen C, Shih YC. Economic evaluation of therapeutic cancer vaccines and immunotherapy: a systematic review. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2014;10(11):3415-24. doi: 10.4161/hv.29407. PubMed PMID: 25483656.
  12. Geynisman DM. Doctor, where art thou? J Clin Oncol. 2013 Apr 20;31(12):1606-8. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2012.48.2059. Epub 2013 Mar 11. PubMed PMID: 23478058.
  13. Geynisman DM, Wickersham KE. Adherence to targeted oral anticancer medications. Discov Med. 2013 Apr;15(83):231-41. Review. PubMed PMID: 23636140.
  14. Geynisman DM, Zha Y, Kunnavakkam R, Aklilu M, Catenacci DV, Polite BN, Rosenbaum C, Namakydoust A, Karrison T, Gajewski TF, Kindler HL. A randomized pilot phase I study of modified carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) peptide (CAP1-6D)/montanide/GM-CSF-vaccine in patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. J Immunother Cancer. 2013 Jun 27;1:8. doi: 10.1186/2051-1426-1-8. eCollection 2013. PubMed PMID: 24829746; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4019890.
  15. Geynisman DM, Szmulewitz RZ, Stadler WM. A trial postmortem: challenges in conducting a randomized, double-blind, phase 2 study in men with castration-resistant prostate cancer. Eur Urol. 2012 Nov;62(5):864-6. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2012.08.030. Epub 2012 Aug 25. PubMed PMID: 22939385.