Cleveland Clinic Names New Chair of Urology for Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute

Georges-Pascal Haber, M.D., Ph.D., is a pioneer in robotic and laparoscopic urologic surgery

Georges-Pascal Haber, M.D., Ph.D.

Cleveland Clinic has appointed Georges-Pascal Haber, M.D., Ph.D., as chair of urology in the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute.

Dr. Haber first joined Cleveland Clinic in 2005 for post-graduate training in laparoscopic and robotic urology and was appointed to clinical staff in the Department of Urology thereafter.  In addition to assuming his new role as chairman, he continues to serve as Professor of Surgery in Urology at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

During his career at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Haber has developed an international reputation for surgical innovation. He initiated the concept and primary development of stereotactic navigation for percutaneous cryoablation of kidney cancer. Additionally, he pioneered the robotic intracorporeal urinary diversion program at Cleveland Clinic; this approach quickly became the method of choice after robotic radical cystectomy. Dr. Haber played a pioneering role in the development of scar-free kidney and prostate surgery performed through the belly button and performed the first-ever scar-free removal of a healthy kidney for transplant in Europe.

Dr. Haber has published more than 180 peer-reviewed scientific articles and more than 350 abstracts, served as an invited visiting professor in 10 different countries, and garnered more than two dozen research and teaching awards on the international stage.

“I am excited by the opportunity to work with Dr. Haber in his new capacity as chair,” said Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute Chair Eric Klein, M.D. “He brings vision and energy to the role that will continue to build on the success of the department.”

Dr. Haber will be responsible for overseeing the institute’s Department of Urology, which includes 10 specialty centers and 104 professional staff, urology residents and fellows. Cleveland Clinic’s urology program has been ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report every year since 2000.

“It is an honor and a privilege to assume this new leadership role in this exceptional department,” said Dr. Haber.  “In today’s evolving healthcare environment I will prioritize innovation in an academic environment to affect positive change, emphasizing a culture of improvement and a multidisciplinary team approach.”

Dr. Haber received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble, France. He completed residency training at the University Hospital of Lille in Lille, France. His doctorate is in biotechnology from the University of Paris XI.

Dr. Haber and his wife, Aimee Haber, M.D., a Cleveland Clinic ophthalmologist, enjoy spending time with their two children in their community on the west side of Cleveland.

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