Sasha Druskin, MD
Dr. Sasha Druskin is a urologist and urologic surgeon at Northwest Urology. He completed his undergraduate studies in chemistry at the University of Chicago, medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, general surgery internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital and urologic surgery residency at The Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins. The Brady Urological Institute is a preeminent urology department credited with the development of the nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy as well as many advances in active surveillance for prostate and kidney cancer and in laparoscopic and robotic technique in urology. It is consistently rated in the top 3 urology programs nationally by the U.S. News & World Report. There, Dr. Druskin was trained by world-renowned urologic surgeons.
Dr. Druskin has expertise in robotic urologic surgery (including da Vinci®) as well as other minimally-invasive treatments – including endoscopy and laparoscopy – and open surgery. He treats men and women with a range of urologic conditions, including PSA elevation (including transrectal and perineal prostate biopsy), prostate cancer (including nerve-sparing robotic radical prostatectomy), kidney cancer (including robotic partial nephrectomy), hematuria (blood in the urine), bladder cancer, upper tract urothelial cancer, testicular cancer, penile cancer, kidney and bladder stone disease, lower urinary tract symptoms and BPH (including TURP and UroLift® surgery), erectile dysfunction (including inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) surgery), and other general urology (including circumcision, no-scalpel vasectomy, and ureteral stricture disease).
Dr. Druskin provides patient-centered care with a philosophy of minimizing invasiveness while maximizing cure and quality-of-life. He offers the latest treatment options and techniques, including robotic surgery, blue-light (Cysview®) cystoscopy and UroLift®.
He has published in, and is an invited reviewer for, multiple top urologic medical journals (including the Journal of Urology, BJU International, and Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases; Dr. Druskin’s Google Scholar page). He has published on nerve-sparing during prostatectomy, urinary continence preservation during prostatectomy, prostate cancer diagnosis, and active surveillance for prostate and kidney cancer. He has also lectured at multiple national and international scientific meetings (including the American Urologic Association Annual Meeting, the Society of Urologic Oncology Meeting, the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the Engineering and Urology Society National Meeting).
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Druskin enjoys racquetball, hiking and exploring Portland with his wife and son.