Stephen E. Strup, MD, FACS

Chairman, Department of Urologic Surgery

Clinical interests

  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery, Including Robotic Assisted Procedures
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Renal Cancer
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Urological Surgery

Stephen E. Strup, MD, FACS

Chairman, Department of Urologic Surgery


My name is Stephen Strup; I am the James F. Glenn Professor and Chief of Urology at the University of Kentucky. I am a native of Northwest Ohio and attended DePauw University, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1984. I received my medical degree from the University of Indiana in 1988. I completed a residency in Urology in 1994 at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and then completed an Urologic oncology fellowship in 1996 at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. I returned to Thomas Jefferson University where I was one of the early adopters of the Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy techniques.

In 2003, I moved to the University of Kentucky in Lexington, where I was appointed the Director of Minimally invasive urologic surgery and, in 2006, residency program director. I was then named the James F. Glenn Chief of Urology in 2007. My clinical interests include Urologic Oncology, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, and living donor nephrectomy.

Faculty rank

Professor of Urology


Indiana University, School of Medicine, Indianapolis

Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia

National Institutes of Health-National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Md.

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Urology
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Genitourinary Cancer

Multidisciplinary Clinic

Markey Cancer Center
Whitney-Hendrickson Building
First Floor
800 Rose St.
Lexington KY 40536-0098

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Lexington KY 40536-0284

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Recent Publications

(Five most recent publications from PubMed via an automated list based on the provider’s ID and the University of Kentucky.)
  1. Hensley PJ, Zetter D, Horbinski CM, Strup SE, Kyprianou N.
    Association of Epithelial-Mesenchymal-Transition and Nuclear Cofilin with Advanced Urothelial Cancer.
    Hum Pathol. 2016 Jul 8.
  2. Lacy JM, Cavallini M, Bylund JR, Strup SE, Preston DM.
    Trends in the management of male urethral stricture disease in the veteran population.
    Urology. 2014 Dec;84(6):1506-9.
  3. Bylund JR, Qiong H, Crispen PL, Venkatesh R, Strup SE.
    Association of clinical and radiographic features with perinephric "sticky" fat.
    J Endourol. 2013 Mar;27(3):370-3.
  4. Grant C, Lacy JM, Strup SE.
    A 22-year-old female with invasive epithelioid angiomyolipoma and tumor thrombus into the inferior vena cava: case report and literature review.
    Case Rep Urol. 2013;2013:730369.
  5. Bylund JR, Gayheart D, Fleming T, Venkatesh R, Preston DM, Strup SE, Crispen PL.
    Association of tumor size, location, R.E.N.A.L., PADUA and centrality index score with perioperative outcomes and postoperative renal function.
    J Urol. 2012 Nov;188(5):1684-9.

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