Josh Gottlieb MD Saint John's Cancer Institute Urologic Oncology Fellow
Urologic Surgical Oncology Fellow

Josh Gottlieb, D.O.

Urologic Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Saint John’s Cancer Institute

Dr. Josh Gottlieb is originally from Agoura Hills, CA and attended California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly SLO) for his undergraduate degree where he studied Biochemistry. During this time, he worked in a molecular biology lab studying homing endonucleases, which are proteins that recognize and repair DNA mutations. This undergraduate research was sponsored for one summer by Amgen, and he eventually presented the project at Amgen’s headquarters.

After college, he moved to New York where he attended medical school at New York Institute of Technology – College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYIT-COM). During this time, he discovered his passion for surgery and Urology. He then completed his residency training in Urology at Montefiore Medical Center – Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. During this time, his interests in Urologic Oncology and robotic surgery grew.

After completing residency in June 2022, he returned to southern California and started fellowship training in Robotics/Urologic Oncology at St. John’s Cancer Institute under Dr. Timothy Wilson. He is now spending the 1st year of fellowship primarily in research where he is working on several projects related to prostate cancer, renal cell carcinoma, and upper tract urothelial carcinoma. He plans to complete training in June 2024 with hopes of remaining in southern California permanently.


Imaging after Ureteroscopy: Practice Patterns, Patient Adherence and Impact on Subsequent Management in an Urban Academic Hospital System
Gupta, K., Gottlieb J., Watts, K., et al. . Urology. 2022; DOI: 10.1016/j.urology.2022.08.056. PMID: 36265551

Case series – Small bowel obstruction secondary to retained male urinary and sexual prostheses reservoirs
Loloi, J., Davila, J., Babar, M., Gottlieb, J., Maria, P., Donnelly, J., Small, A. Canadian Urological Association Journal. 2022; 16(7):E403-E405. PMID: 35230942

Case – Testicular thigh pouches for severe Fournier’s gangrene: A how-to guide. Canadian Urological Association Journal
Loloi, J., Gottlieb, J., MacDonald, S., et al. 2022; 16(10):374-376. PMID: 35621290

Methodology for Triage of Urologic Surgical Cases in the Setting of a Pandemic
Aboumohamed, A., Gottlieb, J., Watts, K.,et al.
BMC Surg. 2021; 21:116. PMID: 33676485

Outcomes of Trimodal Therapy for cT2-3 Urothelial Carcinoma in a Racially Diverse Population: A Single Institution Experience in the Bronx
Gottlieb, J., Sankin, A., Kovac E., et al.
Bladder Cancer. 2020; 6(4):453-460. PMID: 33999040

Multi-parametric MRI findings of granulomatous prostatitis developing after intravesical bacillus calmette–guérin therapy
Gottlieb, J., Princenthal, R., & Cohen, M.I..
Abdominal Radiology. 2017, Feb; 42(7): 1963–1967. PMID: 28224172.

Smoking-related Genitourinary Cancers: A Global Call to Action in Smoking Cessation
Gottlieb, J., Higley, C., Sosnowski, R., & Bjurlin, M.
Reviews in Urology. 2016, Dec; 18(4): 194-204. PMID: 28127261.