Peter A. Pinto, M.D.

Peter A. Pinto, M.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute


Dr. Pinto is an Investigator and faculty member in the Urologic Oncology Branch of the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. Following a residency in Urologic Surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center - Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, he was a Fellow and Clinical Instructor at the Brady Urologic Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Pinto is a Board Certified Urologic Surgeon specializing in oncology and is the Director of the Urologic Oncology Fellowship Program at the National Cancer Institute. He is nationally and internationally recognized as an expert in the minimally invasive treatment of urologic cancers, specializing in laparoscopic and robotic surgery for prostate, kidney, bladder, and testicular cancer.

Areas of Expertise

Urologic Cancers
Robotic Surgery

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Selected Recent Publications

MRI-Targeted, Systematic, and Combined Biopsy for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Ahdoot M, Wilbur AR, Reese SE, Lebastchi AH, Mehralivand S, Gomella PT, Bloom J, Gurram S, Siddiqui M, Pinsky P, Parnes H, Linehan WM, Merino M, Choyke PL, Shih JH, Turkbey B, Wood BJ, Pinto PA.
New Engl J Med. 382(10): 917-28, 2020. [ Journal Article ]

Neoadjuvant PROSTVAC prior to radical prostatectomy enhances T-cell infiltration into the tumor immune microenvironment in men with prostate cancer

Abdul Sater H, Marté JL, Donahue RN, Walter-Rodriguez B, Heery CR, Steinberg SM, Cordes LM, Chun G, Karzai F, Bilusic M, Harmon SA, Turkbey IB, Choyke PL, Schlom J, Dahut WL, Madan RA, Pinto PA, Gulley JL.
J Immunother Cancer. 8(1): e000655, 2020. [ Journal Article ]

The role of multiparametric MRI in biopsy-naive prostate cancer

Lebastchi AH, Pinto PA.
Nat Rev Urol. 16(5): 276-77, 2019. [ Journal Article ]

Analyzing the current practice patterns and views among urologists regarding focal therapy for prostate cancer

Jain AL, Sidana A, Maruf M, Sugano D, Calio B, Wood BJ, Pinto PA.
Urol Oncol. 37(3): 182.e1-182.e8, 2019. [ Journal Article ]

A Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Based Prediction Model for Prostate Biopsy Risk Stratification

Mehralivand S, Shih JH, Rais-Bahrami S, Oto A, Bednarova S, Nix JW, Thomas JV, Gordetsky JB, Gaur S, Harmon SA, Siddiqui MM, Merino MJ, Parnes HL, Wood BJ, Pinto PA, Choyke PL, Turkbey B.
JAMA Oncol. 4(5): 678-85, 2018. [ Journal Article ]

Job Vacancies

Position Degree Required Contact Name Contact Email
Clinical Fellow - urology, oncology, fellowship, training M.D. or equivalent Peter Pinto


Research Biologist (Contr.)
Julian Custer
Research Nurse
Toneisia Gross, R.N.
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Luis Nunez
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Michele Reed, R.N.
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