Philipp Dahm, MD

Residency Program Director, Department of Urology

Philipp Dahm

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Traci Trotter

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Clinic Sites:

  • Minneapolis VA Medical Center

Residency Program Director
, Department of Urology

Vice Chair of Education, Department of Urology

University of Essen, School of Medicine, Germany (10/1986-9/1988) University of Graz, School of Medicine, Austria (10/1988-9/1989) University of Heidelberg, School of Medicine, Germany (10/1989-4/1994)

University of Tübingen, Department of Surgery, Tübingen, Germany, 1/1995 – 5/1996

Duke University Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Durham, NC 6/1996-6/1998 – Intern and Junior Assistant Resident

Duke University Medical Center, Division of Urology 6/1998-6/2001 – Senior Assistant Resident

6/2001-6/2002 – Chief Resident


Dr. Philipp Dahm, MD, MHSc, FACS is Professor of Urology and Vice Chair of Veterans Affairs at the University of Minnesota. He also serves as Director of Research and Education for Surgical Services at the Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center.

A board certified urologist, Dr. Dahm graduated from the University of Heidelberg in Germany before starting residency in general surgery and urology at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He subsequently completed an American Foundation for Urological Diseases (AFUD) fellowship at the same institution and earned a Masters degree in Health Sciences in Clinical Research from the Duke Clinical Research Institute. He was an Assistant Professor of Urology at Duke University Medical Center until 2006 when he moved to the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he held the rank of Associate Professor (2006-11) and Professor of Urology (2011-14). During the time, he also held the departmental positions of Director of Clinical Research (2006-14), Associate Residency Program Director (2006-2010) and Residency Program Director (2011-14).

Dr. Dahm is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an active member of the American Urologic Association. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters. He is best known for his efforts to promote the principles of evidence-based medicine in urology through research and education. Dr. Dahm serves as the Coordinating Editor of the Cochrane Prostatic Diseases and Urological Cancers Group. He is also the urology lead of the IDEAL Collaboration that strives to improve how surgeons conduct clinical research as well as founding member of the US GRADE Network that promotes transparent methods for guideline development and clinical decision-making.

Professional Associations

Vice Chair of Veterans Affairs



  • Thompson E, Lai A, Morrey L, Borofsky M, Dahm P. A Longitudinal Assessment of the Reporting Quality of Randomized Controlled Trials for Surgical Interventions to Treat Nephrolithiasis over 16 Years (2002 to 2017). J Endourol. 2020 Jan 26.
  • Siedler M, Murad MH, Falck-Ytter Y, Dahm P, Mustafa RA, Sultan S, Morgan RL.Guidelines about physical activity and exercise to reduce cardiometabolic risk factors: protocol for a systematic review and critical appraisal. BMJ Open. 2020 Jan 23
  • Ding M, Soderberg L, Jung JH, Dahm P. Low Methodological Quality of Systematic Reviews Published in the Urological Literature (2016-2018). Urology. 2020 Jan 15.
  • Bruins HM, Veskimae E, Hernandez V, Imamura M, Neuberger MM, Dahm P, Stewart F, Lam TB, N'Dow J, van der Heijden AG, Compérat E, Cowan NC, De Santis M, Gakis G, Lebret T, Ribal MJ, Sherif A, Witjes JA. The impact of the extent oflymphadenectomy on oncologic outcomes in patients undergoing radical cystectomyfor bladder cancer: a systematic review. EurUrol. 2014 Dec
  • Schmidt S, Kunath F, Coles B, Draeger DL, Krabbe LM, Dersch R, Kilian S,
    Jensen K, Dahm P, Meerpohl JJ. Intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guérin versus mitomycin C for Ta and T1 bladder cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020 Jan 8
  • Diem SJ, Greer NL, MacDonald R, McKenzie LG, Dahm P, Ercan-Fang N, Estrada A, Hemmy LS, Rosebush CE, Fink HA, Wilt TJ. Efficacy and Safety of Testosterone Treatment in Men: An Evidence Report for a Clinical Practice Guideline by the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 2020 Jan 7. 
  • Anderson DR, Morgano GP, Bennett C, Dentali F, Francis CW, Garcia DA, Kahn SR, Rahman M, Rajasekhar A, Rogers FB, Smythe MA, Tikkinen KAO, Yates AJ, Baldeh T, Balduzzi S, Bro?ek JL, Ikobaltzeta IE, Johal H, Neumann I, Wiercioch W, Yepes-Nuñez JJ, Schünemann HJ, Dahm P. American Society of Hematology 2019 guidelines for management of venous thromboembolism: prevention of venous thromboembolism in surgical hospitalized patients. Blood Adv. 2019 Dec 10
  • Narayan VM, Dahm P. The future of clinical trials in urological oncology. Nat
    Rev Urol. 2019 Dec;16(12):722-733. doi: 10.1038/s41585-019-0243-x. Epub 2019 Oct 11.
  • Khaleel S, Cleveland B, Kalapara A, Sathianathen N, Balaji P, Dahm P. The fate of urological systematic reviews registered in PROSPERO. World J Urol. 2019 Nov 29
  • Sultan S, Morgan RL, Murad MH, Falck-Ytter Y, Dahm P, Schünemann HJ, Mustafa RA. A Theoretical Framework and Competency-Based Approach to Training in Guideline Development. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Nov 14.