Dr. Kassabian graduated from the University of Montreal in Montreal, Quebec, in 1985 after brief clerkships at McGill University and the Massachusetts General Hospital of Harvard Medical School. He completed his urologic residency at the University of Montreal in 1990 and also completed additional training as a research fellow in urologic oncology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 1991. He later served as clinical instructor of urologic oncology in 1992. Prior to joining Georgia Urology, he was assistant professor of surgery at Emory University. He practiced urologic oncology at Emory University Hospital and each of its affiliated hospitals. He was also Chief of Urology at the V.A. Hospital in Atlanta and served on several committees, including the Cancer Committee and the Peer Review Committee.
During his years in academic medicine, Dr. Kassabian was dedicated to training residents and medical students in urology and was honored with the Teacher of the Year award at Emory for his contribution to excellence in education. Dr. Kassabian has written numerous publications, articles, and book chapters, has made presentations at both national and international meetings, and has lectured extensively on prostate cancer and prostate diseases.
Dr. Kassabian has vast experience in clinical research, especially in prostate cancer. His surgical expertise is in complex oncological cases, advanced prostate cancer, MRI fusion and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. He is a member of the American Urologic Association, the Canadian Urological Association, LUGPA and the Society of Urologic Oncology. He also serves as Contributing Editor for “Reviews in Urology” and is a reviewer for “Urology Practice”.
Dr. Kassabian is the Medical Director of Georgia Urology, P.A., one of the largest and well known private practice urology groups in the country. He also serves as the urologist member of the Contractor Advisory Committee of CAHABA, the regional Medicare carrier for Georgia.
Urologic Oncology (Cancer of the urinary tract including prostate, kidney, bladder, and testicular) High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU).
Dr. Vahan Kassabian is a member of the National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Program (NCORP) through GA NCORP.
Georgia Urology Patient Beats Prostate Cancer Thanks to Dr. Vahan Kassabian and Innovative HIFU Procedure
July 17, 201510 years ago, Atlanta resident Andrew Smith found himself at Georgia Urology speaking with Dr. Vahan Kassabian. His general practitioner recommended he visit a urology specialist when they discovered Andrew’s PSA levels were high. PSA, which stands Read More »
Dr. Vahan Kassabian appears on “The Weekly Check-Up” on WSB radio
July 17, 2015On December 17, Georgia Urology’s Dr. Vahan Kassabian appeared as a guest on “The Weekly Check-Up” with Dr. Bruce Feinberg on News/Talk WSB radio. During the two-hour show, Dr. Kassabian took calls from listeners and discussed Read More »
Georgia Urology fights advanced prostate cancer with powerful treatment option
July 17, 2015Dr. Vahan Kassabian oversees the use of Xofigo at Advanced Prostate Cancer Center Georgia Urology, the largest urology practice in the Southeast, stays on the frontline in the battle against prostate cancer by equipping its physicians with the latest Read More »
Georgia Urology Continues Championing Revolutionary Prostate Cancer Procedure
July 17, 2015Pioneering surgeon Dr. Vahan Kassabian is Atlanta’s leader in HIFU therapy Georgia Urology, the largest urology practice in the Southeastern United States, continues its ongoing mission to be on the cutting edge of prostate cancer therapies by Read More »
Dr. Kassabian’s HIFU patient: ‘There really is no pain’
July 17, 2015Rich Gaffoglio was facing surgery to remove a malignant tumor on his prostate gland. When he discussed the options with his urologist, Dr. Vahan Kassabian of Georgia Urology, he was informed about a revolutionary new procedure that might be an Read More »