Wei Phin Tan, MD


Cooper University Health Care Titles

  • Urologic Oncologist

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery Pending Board Certification

Other Languages

Chinese (Cantonese), Malay

Professional Type

Cooper University Physician



Education & Training

Medical SchoolJefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
InternshipGeneral Surgery - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
ResidencyUrology - Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
FellowshipUrologic Oncology - Duke University Health System, Raleigh-Durham, NC

Special Interests

Malignancies of the genitourinary system, with a particular emphasis on clinical outcomes research, diagnostic test development and imaging technology, clinical trials, and hyperthermia and heat-targeted therapy


  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Men’s Health (founding member)
  • American Urological Association
  • International Society of Men’s Health
  • Société Internationale d'Urologie
  • Society of Urologic Oncology

Awards and Honors

  • Best Oral Presentation of the Congress (Urological Association of Asia Congress- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) 2019
  • Best Short Oral Presentation- Runner up (Urological Association of Asia Congress- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) 2019
  • Best Poster Award (European Urological Association Meeting- Barcelona, Spain) 2019
  • Best Abstract Award (Rush University Medical Center Surgical Society 2016- Chicago, Il) 2016
  • Best Poster Presentation Award (Société Internationale d'Urologie 2015- Melbourne, Australia) 2015
  • Second Runner Up (Chicago Urological Society Imaging Contest 2015- Chicago, Illinois) 2015
  • Best Poster Presentation Award (Men’s Health World Congress 2013- Arlington, Virginia) 2013
  • Hyman Menduke Research Prize for excellence in research, Jefferson Medical College.
  • The Philip J Ripepi Prize in Surgery for senior medical student pursuing a career in surgery who is deemed most worthy, Jefferson Medical College

Editorial Positions

Reviewer, European Urology

Reviewer, The Journal of Urology

Reviewer, The Journal of Internal Medicine

Reviewer, Advances in Urology

Reviewer, Current Urology

Reviewer, Therapeutic Advances in Urology

Reviewer, British Journal of Urology International (BJUI) Knowledge

Reviewer, Asian Journal of Urology


Tan WP, Schulman A, Barton GJ, Sze C, Polascik TJ. Renal Thermal Ablation Trends of American Urologists. J Endourol. 2019 Dec 17. doi: 10.1089/end.2019.0774. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31847586.

Tan WP, ElShafei A, Aminsharifi A, Khalifa AO, Polascik TJ. Salvage Focal Cryotherapy Offers Similar Short-term Oncologic Control and Improved Urinary Function Compared With Salvage Whole Gland Cryotherapy for Radiation-resistant or Recurrent Prostate Cancer. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2019 Dec 5. pii: S1558-7673(19)30360-X. doi: 10.1016/j.clgc.2019.11.009. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31892490.

Tan WP, Tan WS, Inman BA. PD-L1/PD-1 Biomarker for Metastatic Urothelial Cancer that Progress Post-platinum Therapy: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Bladder Cancer. 2019 Nov 22;5(3):211-223. doi: 10.3233/BLC-190238. PubMed PMID: 31867425; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6919639.

Tan WP, Longo TA, Inman BA. Heated Intravesical Chemotherapy: Biology andClinical Utility. Urol Clin North Am. 2020 Feb;47(1):55-72. doi:10.1016/j.ucl.2019.09.008. Review. PubMed PMID: 31757301.

Tan WP, Polascik TJ. Re: Association of Black Race with Prostate Cancer-specific and Other-cause Mortality Dess RT, Hartman HE, Mahal BA, et al JAMA Oncol 2019;5:975-83. Eur Urol. 2019 Oct 17. pii: S0302-2838(19)30686-4. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2019.08.036. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31630893.

Wang Y, Chang A, Tan WP, Fantony JJ, Gopalakrishna A, Barton GJ, Wischmeyer PE, Gupta RT, Inman BA. Diet and Exercise Are not Associated with Skeletal Muscle Mass and Sarcopenia in Patients with Bladder Cancer. Eur Urol Oncol. 2019 May 25. pii: S2588-9311(19)30061-6. doi: 10.1016/j.euo.2019.04.012. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31133436.

Tan WP, Kelly JD, Tan WS. The investigation of haematuria and bladder cancer. Trends in Urology & Men’s Health 2019. https://trendsinmenshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2019/03/Haematuria.pdf