Biography

Kevin Dale Courtney, M.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in prostate cancer, kidney cancer, and other genitourinary cancers and serves as co-leader of the Genitourinary Oncology Disease-Oriented Team at UT Southwestern’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Courtney earned his medical degree and a doctorate in molecular cancer biology at Duke University. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and then received advanced training in medical oncology through a fellowship at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Dana-Farber Harvard Cancer Center in Boston. He also holds a master’s degree in clinical sciences from UT Southwestern.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2012.

Dr. Courtney’s clinical and translational research efforts are focused in genitourinary oncology, especially in prostate and kidney cancer.

He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (2005-2008), Oncology
  • Residency - University of California, San Francisco (2002-2005), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Duke University School of Medicine (1993-2002)
  • Graduate School - Duke University School of Medicine (1995-2001)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
Honors & Awards
  • John W. Boddie, Ph.D. & Joan Reisch, Ph.D. Fund in Prostate Cancer Research in Honor of Dr. Kevin Courtney 2019
  • Wheels for Wellness Classic Hero Award of Gratitude from the Wheels for Wellness Foundation and Moncrief Cancer Institute 2017
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center and Friends of the Comprehensive Cancer Center Award in Cancer Research 2016
  • UT Southwestern Golden Pager Award 2015
  • Young Investigator Award 2008, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Career Development Award 2008, Genentech, Inc. Dana-Farber/Partners Cancer Center
Books & Publications
Research
  • Clinical-Translational Research in Genitourinary Oncology
  • Industry- and Cooperative Group-Sponsored Trials in Genitourinary Malignancies
  • Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials in Kidney Cancer
  • Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials in Prostate Cancer
  • Novel Biomarkers and Therapeutics in Prostate and Kidney Cancer
  • Metabolism in Kidney Cancer

Clinical Focus

  • Genitourinary Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer

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