Meet Hooman Djaladat, MD, MS, Associate Professor Of Clinical Urology

Dr. Djaladat is a urologic surgeon specializing in bladder, prostate, kidney, testis and penile cancer treatment at the USC Institute of Urology.

Here’s what you won’t find on his resume:

His heart led him to heal hearts.

“I have dreamt of becoming a cardiac surgeon since I was a teenager. I knew I wanted to be a doctor from an early age. I was gradually attracted to the field of surgery. I believed that surgery was the most efficient way to help others. My mom was an elementary school teacher and I attended school with her even before officially starting first grade. She was instrumental in structuring a lot of things in my mind, including my love to help others!”

He’s busy at work and at home.

”When I am not working, I am hanging out with my beautiful wife and son. My five year old is keeping me pretty busy with all the activities we are doing together and I enjoy every moment.”

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Nostalgia ties him to his favorite travel destination.

“My favorite travel destination is the northern part of Iran. It’s just amazing. It’s super green and the beaches are lovely. I vividly remember all good memories and moments we had there with family and friends. If I’m confined to just America, I have a love for Hawaii. Who doesn’t?”

This is the secret to his success.

“The best piece of advice I ever received was to treat patients, not just the disease!”

Seeing you smile is the best part of his job.

“I’m inspired to be the best physician I can everyday because I get to touch the lives of my patients who are fighting cancer and I get to inspire students at all levels through teaching. But, the most rewarding part of it all is when I get to see my patients smile!”

He’s at the forefront of cutting-edge research.

“I am very active in clinical and translational studies. One of the projects that I’m quite excited about is the first randomized trial using biologic mesh to prevent hernias after cystectomy and ileal conduit.”

Keck Medicine of USC is his home.

“I am quite passionate about working in teams, which is a must in an academic medical center. We are committed to research that conducted both at the USC Institute of Urology and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

What sets the treatment at Keck Medicine of USC apart from other institutions is the excellence and professionalism at all levels. We provide high-quality care, in a great atmosphere, with nice and experienced partners and staff — from the physician assistants to the nurses and beyond.”

Dr. Djaladat is an associate professor of clinical urology. Click here to view Dr. Djaladat‘s full biography.

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