Philipp Dahm, MD

Professor, Department of Urology

Philipp Dahm

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Resha Tejpaul

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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.

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Vice Chair of Veterans Affairs



  • Skoetz N, Goldkuhle M, Weigl A, Dwan K, Labonté V, Dahm P, Meerpohl JJ, Djulbegovic B, van Dalen EC. Methodological review showed correct absolute effect size estimates for time-to-event outcomes in less than one-third of cancer-related systematic reviews. J Clin Epidemiol. 2019 Apr.
  • Khaleel S, Sathianathen N, Balaji P, Dahm P. Quality of Urological Systemaic Reviews Registered in PROSPERO. BJU Int. 2019 Mar.
  • Hwang EC, Risk MC, Dahm P. Re: Maxine Sun, Lorenzo Marconi, Tim Eisen, et al. Adjuvant Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-targeted Therapy in Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Systematic Review and Pooled Analysis. Eur Urol 2018;74:611-20: Systematic Review Findings on the Role of Adjuvant Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-targeted Therapy in Renal Cell Carcinoma. Eur Urol. 2019 Mar.
  • Dahm P, Sultan S. Re: Financial Conflicts of Interest Among Authors of Urology Clinical Practice Guidelines. Eur Urol. 2019 Feb.
  • Sathianathen NJ, Philippou YA, Kuntz GM, Konety BR, Gupta S, Lamb AD, Dahm P. Taxane-based chemohormonal therapy for metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer: a Cochrane Review. BJU Int. 2019 Feb.
  • Hwang EC, Jung JH, Borofsky M, Kim MH, Dahm P. Aquablation of the prostate for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Feb.
  • Ordonez M, Hwang EC, Borofsky M, Bakker CJ, Gandhi S, Dahm P. Ureteral stent versus no ureteral stent for ureteroscopy in the management of renal and ureteral calculi. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Feb.
  • Yeung LL, McDonald AA, Como JJ, Robinson B, Knight J, Person MA, Lee JK, Dahm P. Management of blunt force bladder injuries: A practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Feb.
  • Tradewell MB, Albersheim J, Dahm P. Use of the IDEAL framework in the urological literature: where are we in 2018? BJU Int. 2019 Jan.
  • Jung JH, Dahm P. Reaching for the stars - rating the quality of systematic reviews with the Assessment of Multiple Systematic Reviews (AMSTAR) 2. BJU Int. 2018 Nov.