About Dimitar Zlatev, MD

Dimitar Zlatev, MD, MS, is a urologic oncologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Urology and Harvard Medical School. He is a urologic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of genitourinary cancers using open, robotic, laparoscopic, and endoscopic surgical techniques. His research focuses on the application of computational methods to the analysis, interpretation, and utilization of oncology data for genitourinary malignancies.

Dr. Zlatev is a faculty member of the Department of Urology and a Urologic Oncologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Tufts University, with an emphasis on computational biology. He earned his MD from Northwestern University and trained in General Surgery and Urology at Stanford University. He completed fellowship in Urologic Oncology at the Combined Harvard Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he was awarded the best clinical research award at the annual Harvard Medical School Surgery Research conference.

Dr. Zlatev's clinical practice focuses on the surgical treatment of genitourinary cancers, with a particular emphasis on bladder cancer, prostate cancer, and kidney cancer. He utilizes all available surgical techniques, including open, robotic, laparoscopic, and endoscopic surgery. His research interests focus on the utilization of computer science and computational biology methods to gain insight into improving and optimizing the perioperative care of patients undergoing surgical treatment for genitourinary cancers.

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Mass General Cancer Center: Center for Genitourinary Cancers
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-4000

Mass General Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley
2014 Washington St.
Newton, MA 02462
Phone: 617-219-1230

Mass General Urology
165 Cambridge St.
7th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 857-238-3838

Medical Education

  • MD, Northwestern University
  • Residency, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Urology, American Board of Urology

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    • Zlatev DV, Skinner EC. Orthotopic Urinary Diversion for Women. The Urologic Clinics of North America. 2018;45(1):49-54
    • Lurie KL, Angst R, Zlatev DV, Liao JC, Ellerbee Bowden AK. 3D reconstruction of cystoscopy videos for comprehensive bladder records. Biomedical Optics Express. 2017;8(4):2106-23
    • Zlatev DV, Liao JC. Editorial Comment. The Journal of Urology. 2016;195(2):483-4
    • Smith GT, Lurie KL, Zlatev DV, Liao JC, Ellerbee Bowden AK. Multimodal 3D cancer-mimicking optical phantom. Biomedical Optics Express. 2016;7(2):648-62
    • Lopez A*, Zlatev DV*, Mach KE, Bui D, Liu JJ, Rouse RV, et al. Intraoperative Optical Biopsy during Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy Using Confocal Endomicroscopy. The Journal of Urology. 2016;195(4 Pt 1):1110-7
    • Chen SP, Kirsch S, Zlatev DV, Chang T, Comstock B, Lendvay TS, et al. Optical Biopsy of Bladder Cancer Using Crowd-Sourced Assessment. JAMA Surgery. 2016;151(1):90-3
    • Zlatev DV, Altobelli E, Liao JC. Advances in imaging technologies in the evaluation of high-grade bladder cancer. The Urologic Clinics of North America. 2015;42(2):147-57, vi
    • Bui D, Mach KE, Zlatev DV, Rouse RV, Leppert JT, Liao JC. A Pilot Study of In Vivo Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy of Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma. Journal of Endourology / Endourological Society. 2015;29(12):1418-23

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