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Stephen E. Strup, MD, FACS

Chairman, Department of Urologic Surgery
| 4.90 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

    | 4.90 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.

    August, 2019
    Excellent, professional, caring, and provides all information necessary concerning my health issues.

    July, 2019
    Dr Strup and Dr Goodwin were both friendly, understanding and very helpful in trying to best meet my needs. The receptionist at checkout was very helpful explaining the best place to park on our return visit

    June, 2019
    recovery nurse Jessica was the best, feel she went beyond her job to take care of him she was wonderful, can't say enough about how wonderful she was

    June, 2019
    been a patient of Dr Strup at Ky Clinic for almost 10 years, the doctors, Clinic and hospital saved my life

    May, 2019
    Dr. Strup is an excellent physician and communicator.

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