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Christopher P. Filson, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Urology
Emory University School of Medicine

Biography

Dr. Filson's full profile and curriculum vitae 

Dr. Christopher Filson is an Assistant Professor of Urology at Emory University School of Medicine and the Atlanta VA Medical Center. 
 
Dr. Filson received his undergraduate education from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Molecular Cell and Biology with an emphasis in Immunology. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and graduated cum laude (2006). He was inducted in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor society and received the Department of Urology Annual Scholarship for the top medical student interested in Urology. He completed his urology residency and a year of research at the University of Michigan, which was followed by a Masters Degree in Health and Health Care Research from the Rackham School of Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan. His research focused on improving the cost, quality, and access to health care across broad populations. This was followed by two-year fellowship training in Urologic Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) (2013-2015). 

Dr. Filson’s primary clinical interest is urologic oncology (cancers involving the prostate, bladder, kidney, testes, and penis). This includes management of complex urological malignancies such as robotic prostatectomy for prostate cancer, robotic partial nephrectomy for kidney cancer, and focal therapy techniques with state-of-the-art technology. Dr. Filson has particular interest in active surveillance of prostate cancer with novel biomarkers and targeted biopsies using MRI-ultrasound fusion advanced technology. 
 
In addition, Dr. Filson has a particular interest in science and research, and in the pursuit individualized treatments for prostate and kidney cancer. His research is receives funding support from the National Institutes of Health, Urology Care Foundation and American Cancer Society. His work currently focuses on understanding how to optimize the use of active surveillance for men with prostate cancer. 
 
Dr. Filson is closely involved in teaching and mentoring medical students and urology residents. He has authored several book chapters and peer-reviewed publications in Urology, and has presented at both regional and national meetings.

Undergraduate Education
University of California, Berkeley – BA (1997-2001)

Medical School

University of Michigan Medical School (2001-2006)

Surgery Internship

University of Michigan Medical School (2006-2007)

Urology Residency

University of Michigan Medical School (2007-2012)

Urology Fellowship
University of Michigan Medical School - Health Services Research (2012-2013)
Univerity of California Los Angeles (UCLA) - Urologic Oncology (2013-2015)

Other Degrees and Certifications
Masters of Science in Health and Health Care Research
University of Michigan (2011)

Board Certification
American Board of Urology (Eligible 2017)

Academic & Clinical Appointments
University of Michigan (2012-2013)
Ann Arbor VA Hospital (2012-2013)
Univerity of California Los Angeles (UCLA) (2013-2015)
Greater Los Angeles VA Hospital (2014-2015)
Harbor-UCLA County Hospital (2013-2015)
Emory University School of Medicine (2015-current)
Atlanta VA Medical Center (2015-current)

Publications