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Stephen E. Strup, MD, FACS

Chairman, Department of Urologic Surgery
| 4.87 out of 5
125 ratings | 24 comments
Stephen E. Strup, MD, FACS
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  • Genitourinary and Prostate Cancer Team
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplant
  • Urology
  • About

    Stephen E. Strup is the James F. Glenn Professor and Chairman of Urology at the University of Kentucky. He is a native of Northwest Ohio and attended DePauw University, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1984. He received his medical degree from the University of Indiana in 1988. He 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. He returned to Thomas Jefferson University where he was one of the early adopters of the Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy techniques.

    In 2003, Dr. Strup moved to the University of Kentucky in Lexington, where he was appointed the Director of Minimally invasive urologic surgery and, in 2006, residency program director. He was then named the James F. Glenn Chief of Urology in 2007. His 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 and Special Training

    American Board of Urology

    Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

  • Publications

    1. Reversion of epithelial-mesenchymal transition by a novel agent DZ-50 via IGF binding protein-3 in prostate cancer cells. Cao, Z.;Koochekpour, S.;Strup, S.E.;Kyprianou, N. Oncotarget 8, 45 (2017): 78507-78519.
    2. Reversion of epithelial-mesenchymal transition by a novel agent DZ-50 via IGF binding protein-3 in prostate cancer cells. Cao, Z.;Koochekpour, S.;Strup, S.E.;Kyprianou, N. Oncotarget (2017)
    3. Association of epithelial-mesenchymal transition and nuclear cofilin with advanced urothelial cancer. Hensley, P.J.;Zetter, D.;Horbinski, C.M.;Strup, S.E.;Kyprianou, N. Human pathology 57, (2016): 68-77.
    4. Trends in the management of male urethral stricture disease in the veteran population. Lacy, J.M.;Cavallini, M.;Bylund, J.R.;Strup, S.E.;Preston, D.M. Urology 84, 6 (2014): 1506-9.
    5. Association of clinical and radiographic features with perinephric "sticky" fat. Bylund, J.R.;Qiong, H.;Crispen, P.L.;Venkatesh, R.;Strup, S.E. Journal of endourology 27, 3 (2013): 370-3.
  • Ratings & Reviews

    | 4.87 out of 5
    125 ratings |24 comments

    The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

    October, 2019
    Dr. Strup and his team have been treating me since last summer. Through three surgeries, they have always been professional and expressed concern with my welfare, treating me with the utmost respect. Their bedside manner is excellent and uplifting.

    October, 2019
    I arrived early at office and went into exam room early. I was checked ou of the office before my appointment time. A FIRST!

    October, 2019
    Very good.

    October, 2019
    Good under the circumstances. I require additional care.

    September, 2019
    Dr Strup is a consummate professional with a down-to-earth communication skill. His surgery skill is excellent even with difficult situation. UK is fortunate to have a skilled professional like him.

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