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Ram A. Pathak, M.D.

  1. Surgeon
  2. Urologist



  1. Jacksonville, Florida



Ram A. Pathak, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology at Mayo Clinic Florida. Dr. Pathak specializes in Urologic Oncology and has special interests in the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer. He treats all disorders of the Genitourinary tract, including prostate, bladder and kidney cancers with special focus on nerve-sparing Robotic Prostatectomy, Focal therapy for prostate cancer, and MRI fusion biopsy.

Raised in Jacksonville, Dr. Pathak attended the Bolles School and graduated in the top 5% of his class. He earned a bachelor's degree in Biology and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his Doctorate of Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Pathak received his urological surgery training at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida followed by an accredited Society of Endourology Fellowship in Minimally-invasive Surgical Oncology at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Having grown up in Jacksonville, Dr. Pathak is uniquely committed to caring for the community of Jacksonville, Florida. His fondest memories from his childhood include visiting the Museum of Science and History, the Jacksonville Symphony and rooting for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic, Dr. Pathak served as a faculty member and medical student clerkship director at Wake Forest University and staff surgeon at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Dr. Pathak has authored more 100 publications, book chapters and medical abstracts. He has given plenary talks on genitourinary malignancy at national and international meetings.

  1. Prostate ablation
  2. Prostate biopsy
  3. Prostatectomy
  • Minimally-invasive Oncology
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Nerve-sparing
  • Focal Therapy
  • Transperineal Prostate Biopsy
  • Urologic Cancers
  1. 2018
    Fellowship - Minimally-invasive Surgical OncologyWake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
  2. 2017
    ResidentUrology, Programs in Florida, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2013
    Internship - General SurgeryMayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  4. 2012
    MDDrexel University School of Medicine
  5. 2008
    BS - Biology Major/Psychology Minor (Combined Bachelor of Sciences/Medical Doctorate Program, B.S./M.D.)Drexel University


  1. 2020
    UrologyAmerican Board of Urology

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Medical Student Research Day Award for Excellence: Vanessa Lukas, MS3. Catastrophic Events Related to Tuberous Sclerosis Complex are Unlikely in those Undergoing Routine Surveillance. Role: Primary Mentor Wake Forest University
  2. 2021
    Silver Touchstone Award Winner: 2021 Atrium Health Quality and Patient Experience. A Novel Multimodal Opioid-free Pathway for Postoperative Pain Management: Eliminating Postoperative Opioids for Veterans Undergoing Robotic-assisted Radical ProstatectomyWake Forest University
  3. 2021
    Best Moderated Poster Urologic Society for American Veterans (USAV) Annual Meeting: Is an Opioid-Free Pathway Feasible for Veterans Undergoing Robotic Prostatectomy?American Urological Association
  4. 2021
    Second Place Award; Top 10 Abstract: Vanessa Lukas, MS3. Women in Medicine and Science Research Day. Gender Differences in Oncologic Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Partial Cystectomy with Median Follow-up of 5 years. Role: Primary Mentor Wake Forest University
  5. 2021
    Developing Strategies to De-implement CT imaging for the evaluation of low-risk microscopic hematuria, Co-Investigator. $40,000Wake Forest Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  6. 2021
    Role of Amnion-Chorion-Amnion Stem Cell Graft Placed at time of Robotic Radical Prostatectomy to Enhance Postoperative Functional Outcomes, Principal Investigator, Lead Surgeon and Investigator, $50,000.Samaritan Biologics
  7. 2020
    Best Poster American Urological Association Moderate Poster session 19. Prostate Cancer: Localized: Surgical Therapy I: The Role of BMI on Hospital Readmission after Minimally-invasive Radical ProstatectomyAmerican Urological Association
  8. 2020
    Student Clinical Science Gold Award Vanessa Lukas, MS3: Wake Forest School of Medicine, Surgical sciences Residents and Fellows Research Day. Long-term Oncological Outcomes for Partial Cystectomy with 24-month Median Follow-up Role: Primary Mentor Wake Forest University
  9. 2020
    Donation made in my honor for the 37th Annual Winterlark – Wake Forest University Comprehensive Cancer Center Annual BenefitWake Forest University
  10. 2019
    Early Career Investigator American Urological Association
  11. 2017
    Travel Scholarship Award American society of lasers in medicine and surgery
  12. 2015
    Health Care HeroJacksonville Business Journal
  13. 2015
    Mayo Clinic Physician Education of the YearMayo Clinic
  14. 2015
    Milton Copeland Pyelogram Competition - 3rd place Florida Urological Society
  15. 2015
    Travel Scholarship Award ($2,000) Society of International Urology
  16. 2008
    Magna Cum Laude Drexel University
  17. 2008
    Grand Prize Essay Contest – Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences Publishing Group Drexel University
  18. 2005
    Dean's List Drexel University

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - 2022
    DelegateWake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
  2. 2019 - 2022
    Medical Student Clerkship DirectorWake Forest University School of Medicine
  3. 2019 - 2022
    Board MemberNorth Carolina Urological Association
  4. 2018 - 2022
    MemberAtrium Health Wake Forest Baptist
  5. 2017 - present
    Committee Member and Reviewer, Futures Grants InvestigatorAmerican Urological Association
  6. 2017 - present
    Candidate MemberEndourology Society
  7. 2016 - 2017
    MemberMayo Clinic Simulation Sub-Committee
  8. 2012 - present
    Member at LargeAmerican Urological Association