Marc Bjurlin, DO received his medical degree from Midwestern University and completed his residency at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago. After residency, Dr Bjurlin completed a fellowship in urologic oncology at New York University along with a master of science degree in clinical investigation through the New York University School of Medicine. Prior to joining UNC, Dr. Bjurlin was Assistant Professor of Urology and Director of Urologic Oncology at NYU Langone Hospital in Brooklyn and was recently selected by Super Doctors for a “Rising Star” distinction in the New York Metro area.
Dr. Bjurlin’s clinical practice is focused on urologic oncology—in particular, the treatment of bladder, prostate, testis, and kidney cancer. He is a member of the integrated Multidisciplinary Genitourinary Oncology Group at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. His team takes a collaborative approach to create a personalized treatment. Dr. Bjurlin’s expertise has allowed him to serve on national committees that establish care guidelines for the management of cancers of the urinary tract including the American Urological Association’s committee on the Standard Operating Procedure for Prostate Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
In addition to patient care, Dr. Bjurlin participates in research focused on employing advanced surgical procedures including the use of robotic surgery to maximize the quality of life for people with urologic malignancies. He is also a member of the American Urological Association New Technology and Imaging Committee
Fellowship: NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY
Residency: Cook County Health and Hospitals, Chicago, IL
DO: American College of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery, Chicago, IL
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2 months ago
Dr. Marc Bjurlin Takes the Stage in Florence, Italy at the 8th Annual European Conference on Tobacco Control
Dr. Bjurlin was honored with an invitation to lead a plenary lecture focusing on the intricate relationship between smoking and bladder cancer at the 8th Annual European Conference on Tobacco Control (ECTC) hosted in Florence, Italy
5 months ago
UNC Urologists Perform Innovative “Transperineal Biopsies” to Reduce Risks and Optimize Prostate Cancer Detection
Urologists at UNC are at the forefront of performing a highly effective procedure called “transperineal biopsies” of the prostate, in which the biopsy needle enters through the patient’s perineum instead of the rectum. At UNC, traditional transrectal biopsies have a very low risk of serious infection.