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Stephen M. Schatz, M.D.

General Summary

Dr. Schatz has a broad-based training and practice in urology. He brings to bear minimally invasive approaches (such as robotic and endoscopic surgery) to the diagnosis and treatment of enlarged prostates, kidney stones, and urologic malignancies, including cancers of the bladder and kidney. He is an Assistant Professor of Urology at the Houston Methodist Institute for Academic Medicine, and serves as Assistant Associate Editor of the journal Urology Case Reports.

Prior to joining Texas Urology Specialists, Dr. Schatz served as an assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Department of Urology.


  • Residency in Urology
    Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN
  • Internship in Surgery
    Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN
  • Medical Doctorate
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Baccalaurate
    Columbia College of Columbia University, New York, NY

Educational Activities

  • 2010-2, 2017 Co-course director, Genes to Society Reproduction Course
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • 2010-7 Lecturer, Genes to Society Reproduction Course
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • 2013 Invited Lecturer, AUA Maintenance of Certification Board Review Course
  • 2015-7 Invited Lecturer, UROTRACK CME conference

Medical Practice

Research Interest

  • 2006-7 Chemotherapy after prostatectomy for high-risk prostate carcinoma: a phase III randomized study (Cooperative Studies Program #553)
    Site investigator, Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • 2013-7 Comparing Prostate Artery Embolization to Transurethral Resection of the Prostate in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Merit Medical BPH-P3-12-01)
    Co-site investigator

Surgery Locations

  • Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
  • CHI St. Luke's Health–The Woodlands Hospital
  • CHI St. Luke’s Health–The Vintage Hospital
  • First Texas Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center Surgery Center
  • Executive Surgery Center
  • Tomball Regional Medical Center

Other Information

Accolades & Memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Surgeon 2005
  • The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute Teacher of the Year 2016
  • American Urological Association
  • Endourological Society

Community Service


  • Analysis of pretreatment factors predictive of urinary morbidity following permanent prostate brachytherapy (PPB) including cystoscopic findings and uroflowmetry.

    Radiotherapy and Oncology, 2005

  • A preclinical large animal model of adenovirus-mediated expression of the sodium-iodide symporter for radioiodide imaging and therapy of locally recurrent prostate cancer.

    Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy, 2005

  • Renal Ectopia and Fusion Abnormalities

    American Urological Association, 2005

  • The effect of neoadjuvant cytoreductive hormonal therapy on prostate volume, prostatic edema, and urinary morbidity after permanent prostate brachytherapy.

    The Cancer Journal, 2004

  • Update on Oncocytoma

    Current Urology Reports, 2003

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  • Effect of open and laparoscopic surgery on cellular immunity in a swine model.

    Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, 1999

  • Coagulation modifications after laparoscopic and open cholecystectomy in a swine model.

    Surgical Endoscopy, 1998