Gary Lieskovsky

Professor of Urology Director, Clinical Program Donald G. Skinner Chair in Urology

Areas of treatment:

Surgical Management of Urologic Cancers
Nerve Sparing Surgery for Patients with Early Stage Prostate Cancer


  • Urology


  • Department of Urology


  • English
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Gary Lieskovsky, MD

Professor of Urology
Director, Clinical Program
Donald G. Skinner Chair in Urology

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

About this doctor:

Dr. Lieskovsky was born in Blairmore, Alberta, Canada, and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. He received his Bachelor of Medical Science in 1971 and his Medical Degree in 1973 from the University of Alberta. He completed his internship and residency training in urology from the University of Alberta in 1978, which included a one-year research fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Nicholas Bruchovsky in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of Alberta. In 1979, he then completed a one-year clinical urologic oncology fellowship at UCLA under the tutelage of Dr. Donald G. Skinner. After briefly returning to Edmonton, Dr. Lieskovsky returned to Los Angeles in 1980 to join the faculty at the USC Keck School of Medicine.

He is currently professor in the department of urology and was the first recipient of the Donald G. Skinner Chair in Urology in 1997. Dr. Lieskovsky’s interests have been in the field of urologic oncology. He studies the management of non-metastatic cancer of the prostate, focusing on clinical and quality of life outcomes associated with surgical treatment and with specific emphasis on nerve sparing surgery to preserve potency.

He has published more than 136 articles in peer and non-peer reviewed journals, participated in the production of eleven movies, written 46 book chapters, and in 1988 co-authored one of the first comprehensive textbooks in the field of urologic oncology titled Diagnosis and Management of Genitourinary Cancer. At the Canadian Urological Association meeting in Edmonton Alberta Canada in 2008, he was honored as the inaugural JO Metcalfe Lecturer, a tribute to his Canadian mentor.


Bachelor of Medical Science, 1971
Doctor of Medicine, University of Alberta, Canada 1973


University of Alberta Hospital, Canada, 2000


University of Alberta Hospital, Canada - Urology, 1974 - 1976
University of Alberta Hospital, Canada, Chief Resident - Urology, 1977 - 1978


University of Alberta, Canada - Endocrinology, 1976 - 1977
University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center - Genitourinary Surgical Oncology, 1978 - 1979


American Board of Urology

Professional society memberships:

American Urological Association, 1984
Society of Urologic Oncology, 1986
Society of Pelvic Surgeons, 1992
Diplomate, American Board of Urology, 1980
California Medical Association, 1982
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 1977
Alberta Medical Association, Canada, 1980
Canadian Urological Association, Canada, 1980
Los Angeles Urological Association, 1977
Western Section, American Urological Association, 1982


American Urological Association Audio Visual Award Honorable Mention, 1998
Donald G. Skinner Chair in Urology, 1997
Canadian Urological Association - J.O. Metcalfe Lecturer, 2008
Listed among the “Best Doctors in America” for the past twenty four consecutive years (1992-2016) and listed as one of Southern California’s Super Doctors in Los Angeles Magazine.