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Peter Albertsen, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Chief and Program Director, Division of Urology
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UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3955
Phone: 860-679-4100
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Dr. Albertsen received his B.A. from Princeton University in 1974 and his M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in 1978. After two years of surgical training at Harvard’s Deaconess Hospital in Boston he completed his residency training in urology at the Johns Hopkins University Brady Urological Institute in 1984. He subsequently received an M.S. in medical administration and preventative medicine from University of Wisconsin in 1990. Board certified in urology since 1986, he has re-certified in 1994 and 2004. Dr. Albertsen has obtained an international reputation for his work on prostate cancer and is the author of numerous publications. He is on the editorial board of several journals and frequently reviews manuscripts for the major urological journals. Furthermore, he holds the prestigious honor of having been a trustee of the American Board of Urology 2001-2007, as well as a member of the Residency Review Committee of ACGME for Urology 2003-2009. He is a member of the American Urological Association, American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons and the Society of Urologic Oncology amongst others. Dr. Albertsen practices general urology with a focus on prostate and urologic cancers.

B.A.Princeton UniversityBiochemistry
M.D.Columbia UniversityMedicine
M.S.University of Wisconsin Medical SchoolMedical Administration, Preventive Medicine

Post-Graduate Training
InternshipNew England Deaconess HospitalFifth (Harvard) Surgical Service
ResidencyNew England Deaconess HospitalSurgery
ResidencyJohns Hopkins HospitalBrady Urological Institute

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Top 5 reviewer for 2021Prostate Cancer & Prostate Diseases
Myron P. Walzak Urology Teaching Award for ExcellenceUConn Urology Residency
Platinum AwardEuropean Urology
Best Doctors in AmericaBest Doctors, Inc
Best Doctors in ConnecticutBest Doctors, Inc
Eugene Fuller Triennial Prostate AwardAmerican Urological Association
Board of Directors Faculty Recognition AwardUniversity of Connecticut Health Center
American Society of AndrologyFirst Prize Essay
American Urological AssociationFirst Prize Essay
Physicians and Surgeons Alumni Association Bronze MedalPhysicians and Surgeons Alumni Association
Sigma Xi, Princeton ChapterSigma XI
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
BJU InternationalEditorial BoardAssociate EditorExternalInternational20202021
American Urological AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationProgram CommitteeExternalNational20172024
American Board of UrologyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationExaminerExternalNational20142020
Science and Quality Council of the American Urological AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationAdvisorExternalNational20132018
Cause of Death Committee, PROTECT TrialResearch CommitteeChairmanExternalInternational20102024
Society of University Urologists Professional/Scientific OrganizationPresidentExternalNational20082009
American Association of Clinical Urologists Professional/Scientific OrganizationPresidentExternalNational20052006
New England Section of the American Urological Association Professional/Scientific OrganizationPresidentExternalNational20042005
Residency Review Committee of ACGME For UrologyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationCommittee MemberExternalNational20032009
New England Section American Urological Association Professional/Scientific OrganizationHistorianExternalNational20022004
American Board of Urology Professional/Scientific OrganizationTrusteeExternalNational20012007
Steering Committee of PROTECT Trial conducted in the UKAdvisory CommitteeExternal AdvisorExternalInternational20012018
National Cancer Institute PLCO Screening Trial, Cause of Death CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationCommittee MemberExternalNational19992012
New England Section Representative, American Association Clinical Urologists Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalRegional19982004
National Blue Cross/Blue Shield Technology Assessment PanelProfessional/Scientific OrganizationPanel memberExternalNational1997
NIH Study Section (Epidemiology and Disease Control - 2)Study SectionMemberExternalNational19961998

Journal Articles

Conference Papers





Short Surveys

Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
PSA Testing: What have we learned in the past 30 YearsLectureMaine Urology Grand Rounds2019Portland, Maine
PSA testing: What have we learned in the past 30 Years?Plenary LectureHamburg Prostate Summit2019Hamburg, Germany
Active Surveillance for Localized Prostate Cancer after Long Term Follow upTalkNew England Section AUA2019Providence, RI
World Wide Incidence of and Mortality From Prostate CancerPlenary LectureCutting Edge Symposium2019Copenhagen, Denmark
Why Active Surveillance?Plenary LectureCutting Edge Symposium2019Copenhagen, Denmark