Badrinath Konety, MD, MBA

CEO, University of Minnesota Physicians

Badrinath Konety

Contact Info

Administrative Assistant Name
Valerie Frederick

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Administrative Fax Number

Additional Locations


  • Institute for Prostate and Urologic Cancers

CEO, University of Minnesota Physicians

Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs, Medical School

Associate Director, Clinical Affairs & Clinical Research, Masonic Cancer Center (MCC)

Urologic Surgeon

M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (Urology)

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (Urologic Oncology); University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA (Urologic Oncology)


Dr. Badrinath Konety serves as CEO of University of Minnesota Physicians as well as Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is also a professor in the Department of Urology and Director of the Institute for Prostate and Urologic Cancers. 

A board-certified urologist, Konety graduated from M.S. Ramaiah Medical College of Bangalore University in India before relocating to the United States for a research fellowship in the Department of Urology at the Veterans Administration Medical Center/University of California San Francisco. He then completed his general surgery and urology residency at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, after which he was an American Foundation for Urologic Disease research scholar as well as a recipient of the Ferdinand Valentine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. Konety completed a fellowship in urologic oncology at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, where he served as Chief Clinical Fellow. He also completed his MBA at the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. He was previously Assistant Professor of Urology and Chief of Urology at the University of Iowa as well as Associate Professor and Vice-Chair of the Department of Urology at the University of California San Francisco prior to assuming his position at the University of Minnesota.

Konety is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Urologic Association. He also is secretary/treasurer of the Societe Internationale d’Urologie (US Section). He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles, as well as a number of book chapters and review articles. He is on the editorial board of several journals and is a member of multiple guideline panels. He has been awarded a number of grants from the DOD, NCI, ACS and CDC. He is recognized as an expert on prostate and bladder cancer. He has given presentations on a wide range of urologic oncology topics nationally and internationally. He has been listed on the Best Doctors in America since 2009.

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Doctors in America® (2011-2012, 2013)
  • Mpls St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2014-2015)
  • Minnesota Monthly "Best Doctors" (2014)



Dall’Era M, Konety BR. Active surveillance for prostate cancer. Nat. Clin. Prac. Urol. 5:277-283, 2008

Whitson J, Konety BR. PSA screening in the elderly. Nat. Clin. Prac. Urol. 5:230-231, 2008

Konety B, Lotan Y. Urothelial bladder cancer: biomarkers for detection and screening. BJU Int.;102:1234-1241, 2008

Herr H, Konety B, Stein J, Sternberg CN, Wood DP Jr. Optimizing outcomes at every stage of bladder cancer: do we practice it? Urol Oncol.;27:72-74, 2009

Cooperbg MR, Konety BR. Management of localized prostate cancer in men over 65 years. Curr. Opin. Urol. 19:309-314, 2009

Breyer B, Konety BR. Urethral lesions. In: Urology Board Review 3rd edition., Leslie SW (ed). McGraw Hill, New York, 2009. pp389-396.



  • Prostate cancer, Bladder cancer, Urologic cancers, Genitourinary cancer

Board Certifications