Candace F. Granberg, M.D.

  1. Pediatric Urologist


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Candace Granberg, M.D., is a pediatric urologist with specialty interest in complex pediatric urologic conditions and cancers, and/or medically complex patients with common urologic problems. Her clinical focus includes:

  • Multidisciplinary treatment of genitourinary rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Surgical management of Wilms tumor
  • Children and adolescents with testicular cancer
  • Fertility Preservation Program, offering options to prepubertal children before undergoing gonadotoxic treatment for pediatric cancers
  • Expertise in surgical management of children with primary and reoperative hypospadias
  • Expertise in robotic surgery for treatment of ureteropelvic junction obstruction and other congenital anomalies
  • Surgical treatment of kidney and ureteral stones, with subsequent co-management in the Pediatric Stone Clinic with our Pediatric Nephrology team
  • Management of neurogenic bladder, in conjunction with Mayo Clinic's Cerebral Palsy/Spina Bifida Specialty Clinic
  • Prenatal diagnosis of urologic problems, meeting with families to discuss postnatal care
  • Common pediatric urologic conditions such as vesicoureteral reflux, undescended testicle, recurrent urinary tract infections, and enuresis
  • Promoting each patient's understanding of disease and empowering patients and caregivers to become partners in managing their health

In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Granberg is active in research and education, and provides mentorship to medical students and residents.

  • Genitourinary Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Wilms Tumor
  • Testicular cancer in children and adolescents
  • Hypospadias
  • Minimally-invasive (robotic and laparoscopic) surgery
  • Ureteropelvic junction obstruction
  • Urologic management in spina bifida
  • Surgical management of intersex disorders
  • Pediatric stone disease
  • Fertility preservation for children undergoing cancer treatment
  • Vesicoureteral reflux
  • Cryptorchidism
  • Testicular torsion
  1. 2012
    Fellow - Pediatric UrologyChildren's Medical Center-Fellowship, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
  2. 2010
    Resident - UrologyMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2006
    InternshipMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 2005
    MDUniversity of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  5. 2000
    BA - ChemistryJamestown College


  1. 2016
    Pediatric UrologyAmerican Board of Urology
  2. 2014
    UrologyAmerican Board of Urology

Awards and honors

  1. 2020
    Minnesota Monthly’s Top Doctors for Women
  2. 2020
    Young Urologist of the YearAUA North Central Section
  3. 2019
    Minnesota Monthly’s Top Doctors
  4. 2019
    Best case presentation: “Use of Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) in Pediatric Sarcoma for Maximal Oncologic Control.” Pediatric Urology Oncology Working Group
  5. 2019
    Best Poster, 2nd place: “Blockade of immune checkpoint B7-H3 sensitizes rhabdomyosarcoma to anti-tumor immune response.”Society for Urologic Oncology
  6. 2018
    Clinical prize finalist abstract: “Discrepancies in Self-Reported and Actual Conflicts of Interest in Pediatric Urology Robotic Surgery.”Society for Pediatric Urology
  7. 2018
    Honorable mention abstract: “3D Printing of Anatomic Models for Wilms Tumor.”Society for Pediatric Urology
  8. 2018
    Clinical prize finalist abstract: “Renal Replacement Therapy and Clean Intermittent Catheterization in Posterior Urethral Valves: A 20-year Multi-Institutional Retrospective Cohort Study.” Society for Pediatric Urology
  9. 2018
    Best case presentation: “Bladder Rhabdomyosarcoma: Multidisciplinary Surgical Approach for the ‘Unresectable’ Recurrence.”Pediatric Urology Oncology Working Group
  10. 2017
    Minnesota Monthly's Top Doctors
  11. 2016
    Best case presentation: "Bilateral Prenatal Hydronephrosis: An Interesting Case of Posterior Urethral Valves in the Setting of Currarino Syndrome."Society for Fetal Urology
  12. 2014
    Young Medallion Alumni AwardUniversity of Jamestown
  13. 2010
    Joseph W. Segura Essay ContestMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  14. 2005
    Axel & Agnes Kongslie Memorial Medical ScholarshipUniversity of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  15. 2005
    Karen & Elvira lynner Memoral Medical ScholarshipUniversity of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  16. 2005
    Dr. A.K. Saiki Memorial Medical ScholarshipUniversity of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  17. 2000
    Kennedy S. Wanner Memoral TrophyJamestown College
  18. 1999
    NAIA All-American Scholar-AthleteNAIA
  19. 1999
    NAIA All-American Scholar-AthleteNAIA
  20. 1998
    NDCAC All-Conference Volleyball SelectionNDCAC
  21. 1996
    Wilson ScholarJamestown College
  22. 1996
    College Fellow in ChemistryJamestown College
  23. 1996
    Who's Who in American Colleges and UniversitiesWho's Who in American Colleges and Universities

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - present
    Member - Advisory CouncilShepherd Foundation
  2. 2019 - present
    ChairHealth Policy Committee - North Central Section AUA
  3. 2019 - present
    Associate Program DirectorDepartment of Urology, West Virginia University
  4. 2019 - present
    Caree AdvisorMayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Department of Education Administration
  5. 2018 - 2020
    Vice ChairHypospadias Task Force, Society for Pediatric Urology
  6. 2018 - present
    Executive Committee – At-Large MemberPediatric Urology Oncology Working Group
  7. 2018 - present
    Member, Pediatric Health CommitteeAUA Urology Care Foundation
  8. 2018 - present
    Marketing Committee, MemberDepartment of Urology, West Virginia University
  9. 2017 - 2020
    President ElectSociety for Fetal Urology
  10. 2017 - 2019
    Vice ChairHealth Policy Committee - North Central Section AUA
  11. 2017 - present
    Executive Committee, MemberSociety for Fetal Urology
  12. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Pediatric Urologists
  13. 2016 - present
    Member, surgical committee subgroupInternational Soft Tissue Sarcoma Consortium
  14. 2014 - present
    Member - Sarcoma Surgical CommitteeChildren’s Oncology Group
  15. 2013 - 2019
    MemberSurgical Quality Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Surgical Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  16. 2013 - 2019
    MemberSugical Quality Subcommittee
  17. 2013 - 2018
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Department of Urology
  18. 2013 - 2018
    Clinical Practice Committee, Committee MemberDepartment of Urology, West Virginia University
  19. 2013
    MemberPediatric Surgical Process Improvement Project Team
  20. 2013
    MemberMarketing Steering Committee
  21. 2013
    MemberMinnesota Urological Society, Inc.
  22. 2013 - present
    Education Committee MemberDepartment of Urology, West Virginia University
  23. 2013 - present
    MemberChildren's Surgical and Procedural Subcommittee
  24. 2012 - 2013
    MemberSociety for Pediatric Urology
  25. 2007 - 2013
    MemberEndourological Society
  26. 2005 - 2013
    MemberAmerican Urological Association
  27. 2005 - 2013
    MemberSociety of Women in Urology
  28. 2005 - 2013
    MemberAmerican Association of Clinical Urologists


Research activities

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