John W. Colberg, MD

Associate Professor of Urology

Departments & Organizations

Cancer Center, Yale: Prostate and Urologic Cancers Program | Radiobiology & Radiotherapy

Office of Student Research

Urology: General Urology | Robotic Surgery and Laparoscopy | Urologic Oncology

Yale Medical Group

Biography

John Colberg, M.D., Associate Professor of Urology, earned his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery and his residency in urology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is Board Certified in Urology and has been named as a top doctor in New York Magazine’s Top Doctor issue. He is committed to providing dedicated care for patients with urologic cancers, including those with kidney cancer, testicular cancer, prostate cancer, penile cancer, and bladder cancer. Dr. Colberg specializes in bladder reconstruction and bladder substitutions for patients affected by bladder cancer. His expertise includes the latest minimally invasive procedures, such as robotic surgery, so that patients can experience faster post-surgical recovery times and the most advanced surgical care available.

Working collaboratively with other top cancer-care specialists from Yale and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, Dr. Colberg is a member of the tumor board that meets weekly to discuss new and complex cases.

Dr. Colberg understands that cancer can be a frightening diagnosis and that each patient has different needs along the journey through treatment. Beyond treating the condition, he believes in providing the most personalized care possible. Dr. Colberg’s patient-focused approach, in part, means offering individualized attention at every visit, returning phone calls as quickly as possible, and always taking the time to answer questions fully while addressing patient and family concerns.

Education & Training

MD Washington University in St Louis (1985)
Resident Yale-New Haven Hopsital
Resident Yale-New Haven Hospital
Intern Yale-New Haven Hospital
Board Certification AB of Urology, Urology (1992)

Honors & Recognition

  • Top Doctors of Connecticut (2013)

  • New York Magazine Best Doctors (2013)

  • Top Doctors of Connecticut (2012)

  • New York Magazine Best Doctors (2012)

  • Top Doctors of Connecticut (2011)

  • New York Magazine Best Doctors (2011)

  • Top Doctors of Connecticut (2010)

  • New York Magazine Best Doctors (2010)

  • Top Doctors of Connecticut (2009)

Professional Service

  • Board Member Yale Surgical Society (2004 - 2008)

  • Member Yale New Haven Hospital Credentials Committee (1998 - 2000)

  • Yale New Haven Hospital Staff IPA Board Member (1999 - 2000)

  • American College of Surgeons, Oncology Group, G-U Working Group Section (1999 - 2003)

  • The New England Section of AUA, Scientific Program Committee (2004 - 2004)

  • Reviewer Journal of Urology

  • Reviewer Urological Oncology

  • Reviewer European Urology

  • Reviewer Urology

  • Member Societe Internationale d'Urologie (2004 - 2015)

  • Member The Society of Urologic Oncology (1999 - 2015)

  • Member The Society of University Urologists (1998 - 2015)

  • Member American Association of Clinical Urologists (1998 - 1998)

  • Member American Urological Association, New England Section (1998 - 2015)

  • Member American Urological Association, South Central Section (1992 - 1998)

  • Member American Urological Association (1992 - 1998)

  • International Volunteers in Urology Binh Dan Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2005 - 2005)

  • International Volunteers in Urology Binh Dan Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2007 - 2007)

  • International Volunteers in Urology Binh Dan Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2009 - 2009)

  • International Volunteers in Urology B.P. Koirala Health and Science Academy, Dahran, Nepal (2009 - 2009)

  • International Volunteers in Urology Second Hospital, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (2010 - 2010)

International Activity

  • I Congress de Innovaciones en tratameintos integradis en Oncologia Panama City, Panama (2014 - 2014)

  • Avances Prevent\cion Diagnostica Cancer de Prostrate Caracus, Venezuela (2013 - 2013)

  • 17th Annual Meeting of the Federation of Asean Urological Associations (FAUA) Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (2009 - 2009)

  • Bladder cancer Vietnam (2009)

    17th Annual Meeting of the Federation of Asean Urological Association (FAUA), 5th Annual Asian Symposium, 10th Anniversary of VUNA, Guest lecturer and course instructor

  • International Volunteers in Urology Nepal (2009)

    International Volunteers in Urology

  • Frienship Bridge volonteer Vietnam (2007)

    Frienship Bridge volonteer

  • Friendship Bridge volunteer Vietnam (2005)

    Friendship Bridge volunteer

  • Current status of clinical trials in urothelial cancers: a summary from the ACOSOG GU working group. San Antonio, United States (2005 - 2005)

    Presentation at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association

  • Boucher BH, Uzzo RG, Sokoloff M, Pisters LL, Matin SF, Sanda MG, Colberg JW, Wood CG, Konety BR and Penson DF: "Current status of clinical trials in urothelia cancers: a summary from the ACOSOG GU working group." Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association San Antonio, TX, United States (2005 - 2005)

  • Take home messages: penile testes, and urethral cancer. Chicago, United States (2003 - 2003)

    Presentation at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Urological Association

  • Colberg JW: "Take home messages: penile testes, and urethral cancer." Annual Meeting of the Urological Association. Chicago, IL, United States (2003 - 2003)

  • Urinary surviving testing to monitor bladder cancer burden in patients receiving intravesical chemotherapy. Orlando, United States (2002 - 2002)

    Presentation at the 2002 Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association,

  • Hausladen, DA, Wheeler MA, Colber, JW, Altieri DC, and Weiss RM: "Urinary surviving testing to monitor bladder cancer burden in patients recieving intravesical chemotherapy." Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association. Orlando, FL, United States (2002 - 2002)

  • Urinary surviving testing to monitor bladder cancer burden in patients receiving intravesical chemotherapy. Newport, United States (2001 - 2001)

    Presentation to the New England Section of the American Urological Association

  • Hauslade DA, Smith SD, Wheeler MA, Colberg JW, Altieri DC, and Weiss RU: "Urinary surviving testing to monitor cancer burden in patients receiving intravesical chemotherapy." New England Section American Urological Association. Newport, RI, United States (2001 - 2001)

  • Evaluation and management of men failing radical prostatectomy. Portland, United States (1998 - 1998)

    Presentation at the 1998 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Education

  • Current follow-up strategies after radical prostatectomy. Portland, United States (1998 - 1998)

    Presentation at the 1998 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Education

  • Colberg JW, Ornstien DK, Virgo KS, Johnson ET, Chan D, and Johnson FE: "Current follow-up strategies after radical prostatectomy." Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Education. Portland, OR, United States (1998 - 1998)

  • Ornstien DK, Colberg JW, Virgo KS, Johnson ET, Chan D and Johnson FE: "Evaluation and management of men failing radical prostatectomy." Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Education. Portland, OR, United States (1998 - 1998)

  • Measurement of percent-free PSA improves specifically for lower PSA cutoffs in prostate cancer screening. United States (1996 - 1996)

    Presentation at the 1996 Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association

  • Safety and cost effectiveness of acute normovolemic hemodilution during radical prostatectomy. Vail, United States (1996 - 1996)

    Presentation to the South Central American Urological Association

  • Long-term follow-up of men undergoing modified inguinal lymphadenectomy for carcinoma of the penis. Orlando, United States (1996 - 1996)

    Presentation at the 1996 Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association

  • Catalona WJ, Colberg JW, Smith DS, Ornstein DK, and Shayka JJ: "Measurement of percent-free PSA improves specifically for lower PSA cutoffs in prostate cancer screening." Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association. Orlando, FL, United States (1996 - 1996)

  • Colberg JW, Andriole GL Jr., and Catalona WJ: "Long-term follow-up of men undergoing modified inguinal lymphadenectomy for carcinoma of the penis." Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association. Orlando, FL, United States (1996 - 1996)

  • Colberg JW, Goodnough LT, and Monk TG: "Safety and cost effectiveness of acute normovolemic hemodilution during radical prostatectomy." South Central American Urological Association. Vail, CO, United States (1996 - 1996)

  • Stereotactic prostatic image alignment: A new technique. Vancouver, Canada (1994 - 1994)

    Presentation to the South Central American Urological Association

  • Colberg JW, Richard WD, and Trobaugh JW: "Stereotactic prostatic image alignment: A new technique." South Central American Urological Association. Vancouver, BC, Canada (1994 - 1994)

  • An analysis of men with cancer of the prostate less than 50 years old. San Antonio, United States (1993 - 1993)

    Presentation at the 1993 Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association

  • Prostate cancer screening results in African and white men. San Antonio, United States (1993 - 1993)

    Presentation at the 1993 Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association

  • Dierks SM and Colberg JW: "An analysis of men with cancer of the prostate less than 50 years old." Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association. San Antonio, TX, United States (1993 - 1993)

  • Colberg JW, Bullock AD, Smith DS, and Catalona WJ:" Prostate cancer screening results in African and white men." Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association. San Antonio, TX, United States (1993 - 1993)

  • Incidence of prostate cancer in men with PSA levels of 2.9-4.0 ng/ml. Toronto, Canada (1991 - 1991)

    Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association

  • Colberg JW and Catalona WJ: "Incidence of prostate cancer in men with PSA levels of 2.9-4.0 ng/ml." Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association. Toronto, Canada (1991 - 1991)

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John W. Colberg, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale Prostate & Urologic Cancers ProgramSmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale - New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste 4th Floor Multispecialty Care Center

New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address
PO Box 208058
New Haven, CT 06520-8058

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