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Dr. Jeff Wieder received his B.S. in kinesiology (human physiology) from UCLA and his M.D. from University of California, San Diego. He completed his residency in general surgery and urology at the University of Miami. While in Miami, Dr. Wieder worked at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, where he conducted research and managed urologic issues in men with spinal cord injury. Thereafter, he completed a 2 year fellowship in Urologic Oncology at UCLA and received a certification from the Society of Urologic Oncology. Currently, he is in private practice.

During his residency, he realized that the existing urology handbooks were inadequate. They did not clearly convey important concepts in urology and were not thorough enough for use in daily practice or for board exam review. Dr. Wieder began to compile his notes and developed his own handbook, The Pocket Guide to Urology. The first edition was published in 1999 during his residency and nearly 10,000 copies were sold. In 2004, Harvard Medical School published a study in the Journal of Urology (J Urol 172: 278, 2004) in which the "...Pocket Guide to Urology was used as a reference text..." This study proved that the Pocket Guide to Urology, when used with clinical rotations, improved trainee knowledge.  In a report from the AUA residents committee in 2011, The Pocket Guide to Urology was ranked in the top 3 most useful educational materials (alongside Campbell's Urology and the AUA Self Assessment Study Program) by residents in the Mid-Atlantic Section.

In addition to the Pocket Guide to Urology, Dr. Wieder has published numerous articles and book chapters (see publications below). He was a contibuting author for UrologyHealth.org (the American Urologic Association's on-line resource for patients). Dr. Wieder served as a board member for the First International Consultation on Bladder Tumors in 2004 and helped develop the international clinical guidelines for bladder cancer. Most of his publications are related to urology; however, Dr. Wieder also enjoys creative writing and has authored poems and short stories.

Dr. Wieder graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCLA with honors from the Department of Kinesiology and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Eta Sigma. During medical school, he received honors in many courses and clinical rotations, including urology, radiology, anatomy, and statistics. In 1998, Dr. Wieder was honored as a Traveling Scholar by the Society of Male Reproduction and Urology (SMRU) for his clinical and research achievements in men with spinal cord injury. In 2000, he won the Pfizer Scholars in Urology Award. For his contribution to the AUA's UrologyHealth.org website, Dr. Wieder was awarded the Silver Worldwide Web Award of 2004 for authoring exceptional on-line health information.

Dr. Wieder has been involved in education since early in his life.  He tutored and served as a teacher's assistant in high school and college. As an undergraduate, he was a teaching fellow for Gross Human Anatomy (a position usually held by graduate students). During residency, Dr. Wieder was elected as the first resident member of the Residency Review Commitee for Urology (the division of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education that oversees the training curriculum for urology residency programs). He was elected to a second term and served for a total of 2 years on this committee. While at UCLA, he taught classes to medical students and nursing students and taught surgery to urology residents as an attending physician at UCLA-Harbor Medical Center. He continues to participate in the education of patients and physicians through community presentations, cancer workshops, and hospital based conferences.

Dr. Wieder's personal interests include creative writing and sports. In high school, Dr. Wieder won the National Scholar Athlete Award and was All-City in swimming, springboard diving, and track and field. In college and medical school, his activities included intramural sports, backpacking, river rafting, bungee jumping, and sky diving.

Journal Articles
  1. Kirkali Z, Chan T, Manoharan M, Algaba F, Busch C, Cheng L, Kiemeney L, Kriegmair M, Montironi R, Murphy W, Sesterhenn I, Tachibana M, and Wieder J for the International Consultation on Bladder Tumors: Bladder cancer - Epidemiology, staging and grading, and diagnosis. Urology 66 (suppl 6A): 4, 2005.  [Link]
  2. Okotie OT, Aronson WJ, Wieder JA, Liao Y, Dorey F, deKernion JB, Freedland SJ: Predictors of metastatic disease among men with biochemical failure following radical prostatectomy. Journal of Urology 171(6): 2260, 2004. [Link]
  3. Wieder J: Hormonal Politics. Contemporary Urology 15(9): 12, 2003.
  4. Cheng L, Reiter R, Jin Y, Sharon H, Wieder J, Lane T, Rao J: Immunocytochemical analysis of prostate stem cell antigen as an adjunct marker for the detection of urothelial transitional cell carcinoma in voided urine specimens. Journal of Urology 169: 2094, 2003. [Link]
  5. Wieder JA, Laks H, Freitas D, Marmureanu A, Belldegrun A: Renal cell carcinoma with tumor thrombus extension into the proximal pulmonary artery. Journal of Urology 169: 2296, 2003. [Link]
  6. Freedland SJ, Seligson DB, Liu AY, Pantuck AJ, Paik SH, Horvath S, Wieder JA, Zisman A, Nguyen D, et al: Loss of CD10 (neutral endopeptidase) is a frequent and early event in human prostate cancer. Prostate 55(1): 71, 2003. [Link]
  7. Zisman A, Wieder JA, Pantuck AJ, Chao DH, et al. Renal cell carcinoma with tumor thrombus extension: biology, role of nephrectomy and response to immunotherapy. Journal of Urology 169(3): 909, 2003. [Link]
  8. Han K, Wieder JA, Bui MHT, Belldegrun AS: Testicular microlithiasis, chemotherapy for stage I seminoma, and chemotherapy for advance extragonadal germ cell tumors. Reviews in Urology 4(4): 200, 2002. [Link]
  9. Zisman A, Pantuck AJ, Wieder J, Chao DH, Dorey F, Said JW, deKernion JB, Figlan RA, Belldegrun AS: Risk group assessment and clinical outcome algorithm to predict the natural history of patients with surgically resected renal cell carcinoma. Journal of Clinical Oncology 20(23): 4559, 2002. [Link]
  10. Wieder JA, Hu J, Bui M, Freedland S, Belldegrun A: 69-year old male with left spermatic cord mass [part 1]. Reviews in Urology 4(3): 153, 2002. [Link]
  11. Wieder JA, Hu J, Bui M, Freedland S, Belldegrun A: 69-year old male with left spermatic cord mass [part 2 ]. Reviews in Urology 4(4): 189, 2002. [Link]
  12. Zisman A, Pantuck AJ, Chao DH, Wieder JA, Dorey F, Said JW, deKernion JB, Figlin R, Belldegrun AS: Renal cell carcinoma with tumor thrombus: is cytoreductive nephrectomy for advanced disease associated with an increased complication rate? Journal of Urology 168, 962, 2002. [Link]
  13. Han K, Zisman A, Pantuck J, Freitas D, Bui M, Wieder JA, et al:  Renal cell carcinoma and prognostic implication of metastatic sites. Journal of Clinical Oncology, abstract 758, 2002.
  14. Zisman A, Chao DH, Pantuck AJ, Kim HJ, Wieder JA, Figlin RA, Said JW, Belldegrun AS: Unclassified renal cell carcinoma: clinical features and prognostic impact of a new histologic subtype. Journal of Urology 168: 950, 2002. [Link]
  15. Freedland SJ, Wieder JA, Jack GS, Dorey, F, deKernion  JB, Aronson WJ: Improved risk stratification for biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy using a novel risk group system based upon PSA density and biopsy Gleason score. Journal of Urology 168: 110, 2002. [Link]
  16. Wieder, JA, Belldegrun AS: Utility of PSA doubling time for recurrent prostate cancer. Mayo Clinic Proceedings 76(6): 571, 2001. [Link]
  17. Wieder JA, Freedland SJ, Pantuck AJ, Zisman A, Belldegrun AS: Update on gene and immune therapy for urologic malignancies. Urologic Oncology 6: 265, 2001.
  18. Freedland SJ, Pantuck AJ, Wieder JA, Zisman A, Belldegrun AS: Immunotherapy for prostate cancer. Current Urology Reports 2(3): 242, 2001. [Link]
  19. Bui MH, Zisman A, Pantuck AJ, Han K, Wieder J, Belldegrun AS: Prognostic factors and molecular markers for renal cell carcinoma. Expert Reviews in Anticancer Therapy 1(4): 89, 2001. [Link]
  20. Wieder JA, Brackett N, Lynne C, Green J, Aballa TC: Anesthetic block of the dorsal penile nerve inhibits vibratory-induced ejaculation in men with spinal cord injuries. Urology 55: 915, 2000. [Link]
  21. Wieder, JA, Lynne C, Ferrell S, Aballa T, Bracket N: Brown-colored semen in men with spinal cord injury. Journal of Andrology 20: 594, 1999. (Cover illustration awarded to this article) [Link]
  22. Wieder JA, Soloway M: Incidence, etiology, location, prevention, and treatment of positive surgical margins after prostatectomy for prostate cancer. Journal of Urology 160: 299, 1998. [Link]
  23. Wieder JA, Soloway M:  Interstitial pneumonitis associated with neoadjuvant leuprolide and nilutamide for prostate cancer. Journal of Urology, 159: 2099, 1998. [Link]
  24. Santa Cruz R, Leveillee R, Wieder J: Ex vivo comparison of four intracorporeal lithotriptors: What does it take to perforate the ureter? Journal of Urology 159 (5 supplement): 59 (abstract 216), 1998.
  25. Wieder J, Schmidt J, Casola G, VanSonnenberg E, Stainken B, Parsons C: Transrectal ultrasound guided transperineal cryoablation in the treatment of prostate carcinoma: preliminary results. Journal of Urology 154: 435, 1995. [Link]
Book Chapters
  1. Kirkali Z, Chan T, Manoharan M, Algaba F, Busch C, Cheng L, Kiemeney L, Kriegmair M, Montironi R, Murphy W, Sesterhenn I, Tachibana M, and Wieder J: Bladder cancer - Epidemiology, staging and grading, and diagnosis.
    In: Bladder Tumors. Ed. M Soloway, A Carmack, S Khoury. Paris: Health Publication Ltd., pp 15-62, 2006.
  2. Wieder JA, Belldegrun A: Angiogenesis in renal cell carcinoma. In: Renal and Adrenal Tumors: Biology and Management. Ed. A Belldegrun, AWS Ritchie, et al. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 156-164, 2003. [Link]
  3. Wieder JA, Soloway M: Neoadjuvant androgen deprivation before radical prostatectomy for prostate adenocarcinoma. In: Prostate Cancer: Principles and Practices. First Edition. Ed. PW Kantoff, P Carroll, A D’Amico. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, pp 431-443, 2002.
  4. Wieder JA, Soloway M: Incidencia, etiologia, localizacion, prevencion y tratamiento de los borders quirurgicos positivos tras la prostectomia por cancer de prostata. In: Estrategia actual para el futuro de la uro-oncologia. Edited by H. Villavicenio and E. Solsona. Madrid, Spain: Accion Medica, pp 87-126, 1997.
  1. Wieder JA: Pocket Guide to Urology. Fifth Edition. J.Wieder Medical: Oakland, CA, 2014.
  2. Wieder JA: Pocket Guide to Urology. Fouth Edition. Caldwell, ID: Griffith Publishing, 2010.
  3. Wieder JA: Pocket Guide to Urology. Third Edition. Caldwell, ID: Griffith Publishing, 2007.
  4. Wieder JA: Pocket Guide to Urology. Second Edition. Caldwell, ID: Griffith Publishing, 2005.
  5. Wieder JA: Pocket Guide to Urology. Caldwell, ID: Griffith Publishing, 1999
  1. Wieder JA, Belldegrun AS: Renal Cancer. American Urological Association, 2002. (http://www.urologyhealth.org)
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