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Murali K. Ankem

Department of Urology
University of Louisville
United States of America

Murali K. Ankem


Murali K. Ankem, MD, MBA named Professor and Chairman of University of Louisville Department of Urology on October 1, 2011, previously served as Director of Endourology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School-UMDNJ in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He received his medical degree from the Rangaraya Medical College, Andhra University, India. He completed his four-year urology residency at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, two-year general surgery residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Darby, Pennsylvania and a one-year fellowship in endourology at The University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Research Interest

Urinary stone disease, laparoscopic surgery for kidney, adrenal disorders and prostate cancer


  • Pal D, Kolluru V, Chandrasekaran B, Baby BV, Aman M, Suman S, Sirimulla S, Sanders MA, Alatassi H, Ankem MK, Damodaran C. Targeting aberrant expression of Notch‐1 in ALDH+ cancer stem cells in breast cancer. Molecular carcinogenesis. 2017 Mar 1;56(3):1127-36.

  • Pal D, Suman S, Kolluru V, Sears S, Das TP, Alatassi H, Ankem MK, Freedman JH, Damodaran C. Inhibition of autophagy prevents cadmium-induced prostate carcinogenesis. British Journal of Cancer. 2017 Jun 6.

  • Kolluru V, Pal D, John AS, Ankem MK, Freedman JH, Damodaran C. Induction of Plac8 promotes pro-survival function of autophagy in Cadmium-Induced Prostate Carcinogenesis. Cancer Letters. 2017 Aug 24.

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