Marcus Quek
  • Associate Professor
  • Medical Director, Urology
  • Urology
Robotic Prostatectomy, Prostate Cancer/Elevated PSA, Advancements in Surgical Approaches to Treating Urologic Cancers, Benign Prostatic Enlargement (BPH), Bladder Cancer, General Urology, Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Penile Cancer, Robotic surgery, Kidney/Adrenal Surgery - Laparoscopic/Robotic, Bladder Cancer/Urothelial Cancer/Hematuria, Complex Kidney Cysts, Kidney Tumors with Inferior Vena Cava Involvement, Kidney/Retroperitoneal Tumors (Large), Laparoscopic Radical/Partial Nephrectomy, Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery, Robotic/Radical Prostatectomy
Board Certifications
  • Urology - General Cert: AM Board of Urology

New Onset Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation Predicts Long-Term Cardiovascular Events Following Radical CystectomyBlackwell,R. H.; Ellimoottil,C.; Bajic,P.; Kothari,A.; Zapf,M.; Kliethermes,S.; Flanigan,R. C.; Quek,M. L.; Kuo,P. C.; Gupta,G. N.The Journal of urology 2015 ; ( ):

Editorial commentEllimoottil,C.; Gupta,G. N.; Quek,M. L.Urology 2015 ;85(2):441

Seeking a standard for adequate pathologic lymph node staging in primary bladder carcinomaWang,L.; Mudaliar,K.; Mehta,V.; Barkan,G. A.; Quek,M. L.; Flanigan,R. C.; Picken,M. M.Virchows Archiv : an international journal of pathology 2014 ; ( ):

Anaplastic large cell lymphoma involving the urinary bladder: A case report and review of the literatureChen,H.; Li,Y.; Nand,S.; Quek,M. L.; Kini,A. R.; Barkan,G. A.Diagnostic cytopathology 2014 ; ( ):

Radical Cystectomy: Open vs Robotic ApproachLau,C. S.; Blackwell,R. H.; Quek,M. L.The Journal of urology 2014 ; ( ):

Renal Lymph Nodes for Tumor Staging: Appraisal of 871 Nephrectomies With Examination of Hilar FatMehta,V.; Mudaliar,K.; Ghai,R.; Quek,M. L.; Milner,J.; Flanigan,R. C.; Picken,M. M.Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 2013 ; ( ):

Acute acalculous cholecystitis after radical cystectomy: a report of two casesGreco,K. A.; Flanigan,R. C.; Quek,M. L.International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association 2013 ;20(4):453-454

Positron Emission Tomography-avid Adrenal Mass and Incidental Renal Mass in a 70-Year-Old Woman With Newly Diagnosed Breast CancerHannick,J. H.; Wang,L.; Barkan,G. A.; Perez,C.; Bova,D.; Albain,K. S.; Quek,M. L.Urology 2013 ; ( ):

Editorial commentEllimoottil,C.; Quek,M. L.; Ellimoottil,C.Urology 2013 ;81(4):824-5; discussion 825

Online reviews of 500 urologistsEllimoottil,C.; Hart,A.; Greco,K.; Quek,M. L.; Farooq,A.The Journal of urology 2013 ;189(6):2269-2273

Localized perirenal retroperitoneal fibrosisEllimoottil,C.; Hart,S.; Mehta,V.; Quek,M. L.Urology 2013 ;81(4):e27-8

Choosing a physician in the Yelp eraEllimoottil,C.; Kadlec,A. O.; Farooq,A.; Quek,M. L.Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons 2013 ;98(11):20-21

Intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guerin immunotherapy after previous prostate radiotherapy for high-grade non-muscle-invasive bladder cancerRao,M. V.; Ellimoottil,C.; Sondej,T.; Flanigan,R. C.; Quek,M. L.Urologic oncology 2013 ;31(6):857-861

Radical Cystectomy after BCG Immunotherapy for High-Risk Nonmuscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer in Patients with Previous Prostate RadiotherapyRao,M. V.; Quek,M. L.; Jayram,G.; Ellimoottil,C.; Sondej,T.; Hugen,C. M.; Flanigan,R. C.; Steinberg,G. D.ISRN urology 2013 ;2013( ):405064

Measuring the dimension of invasive component in pT1 urothelial carcinoma in transurethral resection specimens can predict time to recurrenceHu,Z.; Mudaliar,K.; Quek,M. L.; Paner,G. P.; Barkan,G. A.Annals of Diagnostic Pathology 2013 ; ( ):

Giant testicular seminoma.Ellimoottil,C.; Quek,M. L.Urology 2012 ;80(4):e35-6

Risk factors for recurrence following radical cystectomy for pathologic node negative bladder cancer.Hugen,C. M.; Polcari,A. J.; Fitzgerald,M. P.; Dauw,C.; Flanigan,R. C.; Quek,M. L.Journal of surgical oncology 2010 ;102(4):334-337

Long-term outcomes of salvage radiotherapy for PSA-recurrent prostate cancer: validation of the Stephenson nomogram.Hugen,C. M.; Polcari,A. J.; Quek,M. L.; Garza,R. P.; Fitzgerald,M. P.; Flanigan,R. C.World journal of urology 2010 ;28(6):741-744

Diagnostic utility of antibody to smoothelin in the distinction of muscularis propria from muscularis mucosae of the urinary bladder: a potential ancillary tool in the pathologic staging of invasive urothelial carcinomaPaner,G. P.; Shen,S. S.; Lapetino,S.; Venkataraman,G.; Barkan,G. A.; Quek,M. L.; Ro,J. Y.; Amin,M. B.The American Journal of Surgical Pathology 2009 ;33(1):91-98

The role of lymph node density in bladder cancer prognosticationQuek,M. L.; Flanigan,R. C.World journal of urology 2009 ;27(1):27-32

Comparison of open and robot-assisted pelvic lymphadenectomy for prostate cancer.Polcari,A. J.; Hugen,C. M.; Sivarajan,G.; Woods,M. E.; Paner,G. P.; Flanigan,R. C.; Quek,M. L.Journal of Endourology 2009 ;23(8):1313-1317

Management of Acquired Rectourinary Fistulas: How Often and When is Permanent Fecal or Urinary Diversion Necessary?Nunoo-Mensah,J. W.; Kaiser,A. M.; Wasserberg,N.; Saedi,H.; Quek,M. L.; Beart,R. W.Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 2008 ;51(7):1049-1054

High incidence of aneuploidy in low grade urothelial carcinomasAlvarez,A.; Venkataraman,G.; Quek,M.; Flanigan,R.; Wojcik,E.International Journal of Urology 2008 ;15(3):279-279

Prognostic value of the androgen receptor and its coactivators in patients with D1 prostate cancerMori,R.; Wang,Q.; Quek,M. L.; Tarabolous,C.; Cheung,E.; Ye,W.; Groshen,S.; Hawes,D.; Togo,S.; Shimada,H.; Danenberg,K. D.; Danenberg,P. V.; Pinski,J. K.Anticancer Research 2008 ;28(1B):425-430

Renal cell carcinoma in two patients with crossed fused ectopic kidneys.Davis,C. M.; Rao,M. V.; Flanigan,R. C.; Quek,M. L.Urologia internationalis 2008 ;81(3):370-372

Urine cytology for surveillance of the remnant urothelium after radical cystectomy and urinary diversionFok,C. S.; Liu,L.; Venkataraman,G.; Barkan,G. A.; Flanigan,R. C.; Wojcik,E. M.; Quek,M. L.Journal of Urology 2008 ;179(4 Supplement):249

Glucose-regulated protein GRP78 is up-regulated in prostate cancer and correlates with recurrence and survivalDaneshmand,S.; Quek,M. L.; Lin,E.; Lee,C.; Cote,R. J.; Hawes,D.; Cai,J.; Groshen,S.; Lieskovsky,G.; Skinner,D. G.; Lee,A. S.; Pinski,J.Human pathology 2007 ;38(10):1547-1552

Validation of World Health Organization/International Society of Urologic Pathology 2004 classification schema for bladder urothelial carcinomas using quantitative nuclear morphometry: identification of predictive features using bootstrap method.Kapur,U.; Antic,T.; Venkataraman,G.; Durazo-Arvizu,R. A.; Quek,M. M.; Flanigan,R. C.; Wojcik,E. M.Urology 2007 ;70(5):1028-1033

Adenoviral receptor expression of normal bladder and transitional cell carcinoma of the bladderBuscarini,M.; Quek,M. L.; Gilliam-Hegarich,S.; Kasahara,N.; Bochner,B.Urologia internationalis 2007 ;78(2):160-166

The role of pelvic lymphadenectomy in the management of prostate and bladder cancerWoods,M. E.; Ouwenga,M.; Quek,M. L.Thescientificworldjournal 2007 ;7( ):789-799

Unusual combination: emphysematous and xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritisJosephson,D. Y.; Quek,M. L.; Daneshmand,S.; Stein,J. P.Issues in Urology 2006 ;18( ):259-263

Genistein-induced neuroendocrine differentiation of prostate cancer cellsPinski,J.; Wang,Q.; Quek,M. L.; Cole,A.; Cooc,J.; Danenberg,K.; Danenberg,P. V.The Prostate 2006 ;66(11):1136-1143

Radical cystectomy with extended lymphadenectomy in the presence of a pelvic kidney.Quek,M. L.; Basrawala,Z.; McClung,C.; Flanigan,R. C.Urology 2006 ;68(3):672.e21-672.e22

Prognostic significance of neuroendocrine expression in lymph node-positive prostate cancer.Quek,M. L.; Daneshmand,S.; Rodrigo,S.; Cai,J.; Dorff,T. B.; Groshen,S.; Skinner,D. G.; Lieskovsky,G.; Pinski,J.Urology 2006 ;67(6):1247-1252

A critical analysis of perioperative mortality from radical cystectomyQuek,M. L.; Stein,J. P.; Daneshmand,S.; Miranda,G.; Thangathurai,D.; Roffey,P.; Skinner,E. C.; Lieskovsky,G.; Skinner,D. G.The Journal of urology 2006 ;175(3 Pt 1):886-9; discussion 889-90

Lymphadenectomy for invasive bladder cancer. II. technical aspects and prognostic factorsStein,J. P.; Quek,M. L.; Skinner,D. G.BJU international 2006 ;97(2):232-237

Lymphadenectomy for invasive bladder cancer: I. historical perspective and contemporary rationaleStein,J. P.; Quek,M. L.; Skinner,D. G.BJU international 2006 ;97(2):227-231

Adrenal myelolipoma: diagnosis and managementDaneshmand,S.; Quek,M. L.Urology Journal 2006 ;3(2):71-74

Evolving treatment paradigms for locally advanced and metastatic prostate cancerDorff,T. B.; Quek,M. L.; Daneshmand,S.; Pinski,J.Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy 2006 ;6(11):1639-1651

Adenomatoid tumor of the tunica albugineaBarry,P.; Chan,K. G.; Hsu,J.; Quek,M. L.International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association 2005 ;12(5):516-518

Molecular prognostic factors in bladder cancerBuscarini,M.; Quek,M. L.; Gill,P.; Xia,G.; Quinn,D. I.; Stein,J. P.BJU international 2005 ;95(6):739-742

Neuroendocrine differentiation in prostate cancerDaneshmand,S.; Quek,M. L.Cancer Therapy 2005 ;3( ):383-396

Ethnic differences in neuroendocrine cell expression in normal human prostatic tissueDaneshmand,S.; Dorff,T. B.; Quek,M. L.; Cai,J.; Pike,M. C.; Nichols,P. W.; Pinski,J.Urology 2005 ;65(5):1008-1012

Prognostic significance of lymphovascular invasion of bladder cancer treated with radical cystectomyQuek,M. L.; Stein,J. P.; Nichols,P. W.; Cai,J.; Miranda,G.; Groshen,S.; Daneshmand,S.; Skinner,E. C.; Skinner,D. G.Journal of Urology 2005 ;174(1):103-106

The Henry/MacVicar/Hussain article reviewedQuek,M. L.; Stein,J. P.; Skinner,D. G.Oncology (08909091) 2005 ;19(10):1354

Radical cystectomy for primary neuroendocrine tumors of the bladder: the University of Southern California experienceQuek,M. L.; Nichols,P. W.; Yamzon,J.; Daneshmand,S.; Miranda,G.; Cai,J.; Groshen,S.; Stein,J. P.; Skinner,D. G.Journal of Urology 2005 ;174(1):93-96

Quality of life in patients with localized prostate cancerQuek,M. L.; Penson,D. F.Urologic oncology 2005 ;23(3):208-215

Postchemotherapy residual masses in advanced seminoma: current management and outcomesQuek,M. L.; Simma-Chiang,V.; Stein,J. P.; Pinski,J.; Quinn,D. I.; Skinner,D. G.Expert Review of Anticancer Therapies 2005 ;5(5):869-874

Renal epithelioid angiomyolipoma associated with hyperprolactinemiaQuek,M. L.; Soni,R. A.; Hsu,J.; Skinner,D. G.Urology 2005 ;65(4):797-797

Combined radical prostatectomy and bladder augmentation for concomitant prostate cancer and detrusor instabilityQuek,M. L.; Barry,P.; Stein,J. P.; Lieskovsky,G.; Ginsberg,D. A.Urology 2005 ;65(5):964-967

Microscopic and gross extravesical extension in pathological staging of bladder cancerQuek,M. L.; Stein,J. P.; Clark,P. E.; Daneshmand,S.; Miranda,G.; Cai,J.; Groshen,S.; Cote,R. J.; Lieskovsky,G.; Quinn,D. I.; Skinner,D. G.The Journal of urology 2004 ;171(2 Pt 1):640-645

New molecular markers for bladder cancer detectionQuek,M. L.; Sanderson,K.; Daneshmand,S.; Stein,J. P.Current opinion in urology 2004 ;14(5):259-264

The importance of an extended lymphadenectomy in the management of high-grade invasive bladder cancerQuek,M. L.; Sanderson,K. M.; Daneshmand,S.; Stein,J. P.Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy 2004 ;4(6):1007-1016

Pubovaginal slings for stress urinary incontinence following radical cystectomy and orthotopic neobladder reconstruction in womenQuek,M. L.; Ginsberg,D. A.; Wilson,S.; Skinner,E. C.; Stein,J. P.; Skinner,D. G.Journal of Urology 2004 ;172(1):219-221

Current strategies for managing locally advanced bladder cancerQuek,M. L.; Stein,J. P.; Skinner,D. G.Contemporary Urology 2004 ;16(1):44

The orthotopic T pouch ileal neobladder: experience with 209 patientsStein,J. P.; Dunn,M. D.; Quek,M. L.; Miranda,G.; Skinner,D. G.Journal of Urology 2004 ;172(2):584-587

Transurethral injection of bulking agents for stress urinary incontinence following orthotopic neobladder reconstruction in womenWilson,S.; Quek,M. L.; Ginsberg,D. A.Journal of Urology 2004 ;172(1):244-246

Neuroendocrine differentiation in prostate cancerDaneshmand,S.; Quek,M. L.; Pinski,J.Recent research developments in cancer 2004 ;6(Part II):327-342

Prognosis of patients with lymph node positive prostate cancer following radical prostatectomy - long term resultsDaneshmand,S.; Quek,M. L.; Stein,J. P.; Lieskovsky,G.; Cai,J.; Pinski,J.; Skinner,E. C.; Skinner,D. G.Journal of Urology 2004 ;172(6, Part 1 of 2):2252-2255

Prognosis of seminal vesicle involvement by transitional cell carcinoma of the bladderDaneshmand,S.; Stein,J. P.; Lesser,T.; Quek,M. L.; Nichols,P. W.; Miranda,G.; Cai,J.; Groshen,S.; Skinner,E. C.; Skinner,D. G.Journal of Urology 2004 ;172(1):81-84

Surgical approaches to challenging retroperitoneal diseaseBochner,B. H.; Quek,M. L.; Skinner,D. G.Contemporary Urology 2003 ;15( ):43-56

Long-term urodynamics followup of bladder augmentation for neurogenic bladderQuek,M. L.; Ginsberg,D. A.The Journal of urology 2003 ;169(1):195-198

Molecular prognostication in bladder cancer--a current perspectiveQuek,M. L.; Quinn,D. I.; Daneshmand,S.; Stein,J. P.European journal of cancer 2003 ;39(11):1501-1510

Colourachal fistula in an adult presenting with feculent umbilical drainageQuek,M. L.; Shpall,A. I.; Daneshmand,S.The Journal of urology 2003 ;170(1):184

Natural history of surgically treated bladder carcinoma with extravesical tumor extensionQuek,M. L.; Stein,J. P.; Clark,P. E.; Daneshmand,S.; Miranda,G.; Cai,J.; Groshen,S.; Lieskovsky,G.; Quinn,D. I.; Raghavan,D.; Skinner,D. G.Cancer 2003 ;98(5):955-961

Is distinction between microscopic (pt3a) and gross (pt3b) extravesical extension necessary in pathologic staging of bladder cancerQuek,M. L.; Stein,J. P.; Skinner,D. G.AUA News 2003 ;8( ):16-18

Endoscopic management of upper urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma: long-term experienceDaneshmand,S.; Quek,M. L.; Huffman,J. L.Cancer 2003 ;98(1):55-60

Knot formation at the mid portion of an indwelling ureteral stentQuek,M. L.; Dunn,M. D.The Journal of urology 2002 ;168(4 Pt 1):1497

Contemporary surgical techniques for continent urinary diversion: continence and potency preservationStein,J. P.; Quek,M. L.; Skinner,D. G.Atlas of the urologic clinics of North America 2001 ;9( ):147-174

Surgical approaches to venous tumor thrombusQuek,M. L.; Stein,J. P.; Skinner,D. G.Seminars in urologic oncology 2001 ;19(2):88-97

Laparoscopic repair of large type III hiatal hernia: objective followup reveals high recurrence rateHashemi,M.; Peters,J. H.; DeMeester,T. R.; Huprich,J. E.; Quek,M.; Hagen,J. A.; Crookes,P. F.; Theisen,J.; DeMeester,S. R.; Sillin,L. F.; Bremner,C. G.Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2000 ;190(5):553-60; discussion 560-1

Medical School
  • University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
  • Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center, Surgery: General Surgery
  • Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center, Urology
  • USC Medical Center/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Urologic Oncology
  • Golf
  • Piano
  • Wine and Food
  • Violin
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