Chad R. Tracy, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Urology
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology

Contact Information

3251 RCP
Iowa City, IA 52242-1089


BS, Biology, Magna Cum Laude, University of Richmond
MD, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Fellow, University of Texas Southwestern
Resident, University of Virginia, Urology


Holoch, P. A., Tracy, C. R. (2012). Antioxidants and self-reported history of kidney stones: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. J Endourol, 25, 1903-8.

Tracy, C. R., Gupta, A., Pearle, M. S. & Lotan, Y. (2012). Calcium phosphate content does not affect stone-free rate after percutaneous nephrolithotomy. J Urol, 187, 169-72.

Olweny, E. O., Mir, S. A., Best, S. L., Park, S. K., Donally, III, C., Cadeddu, J. A. & Tracy, C. R. (2012). Importance of cosmesis to patients undergoing renal surgery: a comparison of laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS), laparoscopic and open surgery. BJU Int, 110, 268-72.

Koc, G., Tazeh, N. N., Joudi, F. N., Winfield, H. N., Tracy, C. R. & Brown, J. A. (2012). Lower extremity neuropathies after robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy on a split-leg table. J Endourol, 26, 1026-9.

Bockholt, N. A., Wild, T. T., Gupta, A. & Tracy, C. R. Ureteric stent placement with extraction string: no strings attached?. BJU Int.

Watkins, J. M., Mitchell, D. L., Russo, J. K., Mott, S. L., Tracy, C. R., Smith, M. C. & Buatti, J. M. (2016). Gleason ScoreĀ = 6 Prostate Cancer at Radical Prostatectomy: Does a High-Risk Setting Truly Exist? A Recursive Partitioning Analysis. Clinical genitourinary cancer. PMID: 27338519.

Hoffman, H. T., Walvekar, R. R., Tracy, C. R., Kolenda, J. & Pagedar, N. (2016). Endoscopic Salivary Stone Fragmentation with Pneumatic Lithotripsy in a Simulation Model. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 154(3), 454-9. PMID: 26786265.

Moriarty, M. A., Nepple, K. G., Tracy, C. R., Strigenz, M. E., Lee, D. K. & Brown, J. A. (2016). Impact of Robotic Fellowship Experience on Perioperative Outcomes of Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy. Current urology, 9(1), 19-23. PMID: 26989366.

Mitchell, D. L., Tracy, C. R., Buatti, J. M., Smith, M. C., Snow, A. N., Henry, M. D., Vaena, D. A., Tewfik, H. H. & Watkins, J. M. (2016). Individualization of Adjuvant Therapy After Radical Prostatectomy for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer: Current Status and Future Directions. Clinical genitourinary cancer, 14(1), 12-21. PMID: 26341039.

Tracy, C. R., Kogan, P., Gupta, A., Gahan, J. C., Theckumparampil, N. P., Elsamra, S. E., Okunov, Z., Sun, S., Lall, C., Lobko, I., Landman, J., Cadeddu, J. A. & Kavoussi, L. R. (2015). Radiation Exposure During Percutaneous Ablation of Small Renal Masses: A Multi-Institutional Multimodality Analysis. Journal of endourology / Endourological Society, 29(11), 1314-20. PMID: 26102455.

Thomas, L., Tracy, C. R. (2015). Treatment of Fungal Urinary Tract Infection. The Urologic clinics of North America, 42(4), 473-83. PMID: 26475944.

Moriarty, M. A., Uhlman, M. A., Bing, M. T., O'Donnell, M. A., Brown, J. A., Tracy, C. R., Deorah, S., Nepple, K. G. & Gupta, A. (2015). Evaluating the safety of intraoperative instillation of intravesical chemotherapy at the time of nephroureterectomy. BMC urology, 15, 45. PMID: 26018765.

Tracy, C. R., Henning, J. R., Newton, M. R., Aviram, M. & Bridget Zimmerman, M. (2014). Oxidative stress and nephrolithiasis: a comparative pilot study evaluating the effect of pomegranate extract on stone risk factors and elevated oxidative stress levels of recurrent stone formers and controls. Urolithiasis, 42(5), 401-8. PMID: 25085198.

Tracy, C. R., Best, S., Bagrodia, A., Poindexter, J. R., Adams-Huet, B., Sakhaee, K., Maalouf, N., Pak, C. Y. & Pearle, M. S. (2014). Animal protein and the risk of kidney stones: a comparative metabolic study of animal protein sources. The Journal of urology, 192(1), 137-41. PMID: 24518789.

Barnes, K. T., Bing, M. T. & Tracy, C. R. (2014). Do ureteric stent extraction strings affect stent-related quality of life or complications after ureteroscopy for urolithiasis: a prospective randomised control trial. BJU international, 113(4), 605-9. PMID: 24765679.

Bockholt, N. A., DeRoo, E. M., Nepple, K. G., Modrick, J. M., Smith, M. C., Fallon, B., Hass, A. C., Tracy, C. R. & Brown, J. A. (2013). First 100 cases at a low volume prostate brachytherapy institution: learning curve and the importance of continuous quality improvement. The Canadian journal of urology, 20(5), 6907-12. PMID: 24128827.

Smith, R. P., Tracy, C. R., Kavoussi, P. K., Witmer, M. T. & Costabile, R. A. (2013). The impact of color Doppler ultrasound on treatment patterns of epididymitis in a university-based healthcare system. Indian journal of urology : IJU : journal of the Urological Society of India, 29(1), 22-6. PMID: 23671360.

Olweny, E. O., Best, S. L., Tracy, C. R. & Cadeddu, J. A. (2012). New technology and applied research: what the future holds for LESS and NOTES. Archivos espanoles de urologia, 65(3), 434-43. PMID: 22495285.

Rosevear, H. M., Gellhaus, P. T., Lightfoot, A. J., Kresowik, T. P., Joudi, F. N. & Tracy, C. R. (2012). Utility of the RENAL nephrometry scoring system in the real world: predicting surgeon operative preference and complication risk. BJU international, 109(5), 700-5. PMID: 21777362.

Park, S. K., Olweny, E. O., Best, S. L., Tracy, C. R., Mir, S. A. & Cadeddu, J. A. (2011). Patient-reported body image and cosmesis outcomes following kidney surgery: comparison of laparoendoscopic single-site, laparoscopic, and open surgery. European urology, 60(5), 1097-104. PMID: 21856076.

Best, S. L., Donnally, C., Mir, S. A., Tracy, C. R., Raman, J. D. & Cadeddu, J. A. (2011). Complications during the initial experience with laparoendoscopic single-site pyeloplasty. BJU international, 108(8), 1326-9. PMID: 21410632.

Lightfoot, A. J., Rosevear, H. M., Steers, W. D. & Tracy, C. R. (2011). Current and future need for academic urologists in the United States. The Journal of urology, 185(6), 2283-7. PMID: 21497844.

Tracy, C. R., Kabbani, W. & Cadeddu, J. A. (2011). Irreversible electroporation (IRE): a novel method for renal tissue ablation. BJU international, 107(12), 1982-7. PMID: 21044244.

Irwin, B. H., Cadeddu, J. A., Tracy, C. R., Kim, F. J., Molina, W. R., Rane, A., Sundaram, C. P., Raybourn, 3rd, J. H., Stein, R. J., Gill, I. S., Kavoussi, L. R., Richstone, L. & Desai, M. M. (2011). Complications and conversions of upper tract urological laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS): multicentre experience: results from the NOTES Working Group. BJU international, 107(8), 1284-9. PMID: 20840326.

Mir, S. A., Best, S. L., Donnally, 3rd, C. J., Gurbuz, C., Tracy, C. R., Raman, J. D. & Cadeddu, J. A. (2011). Minimally invasive nephrectomy: the influence of laparoendoscopic single-site surgery on patient selection, outcomes, and morbidity. Urology, 77(3), 631-4. PMID: 21067800.

Gettman, M. T., White, W. M., Aron, M., Autorino, R., Averch, T., Box, G., Cadeddu, J. A., Canes, D., Cherullo, E., Desai, M. M., Frank, I., Gill, I. S., Gupta, M., Haber, G. P., Humphreys, M. R., Irwin, B. H., Kaouk, J. H., Kavoussi, L. R., Landman, J., Liatsikos, E. N., Lima, E., Ponsky, L. E., Rane, A., Ribal, M., Rabenhalt, R., Rao, P., Richstone, L., Sawyer, M. D., Sotelo, R., Stolzenburg, J. U., Tracy, C. R. & Stein, R. J. (2011). Where do we really stand with LESS and NOTES?. (Vols. 59). (2), pp. 231-4. European urology. PMID: 21122977.

Tracy, C. R., McLeroy, S. L., Best, S. L., Gnade, B. E., Pearle, M. S. & Cadeddu, J. A. (2010). Rendering stone fragments paramagnetic with iron-oxide microparticles improves the efficiency and effectiveness of endoscopic stone fragment retrieval. Urology, 76(5), 1266.e10-4. PMID: 21056275.

Best, S. L., Tracy, C. R. & Cadeddu, J. A. (2010). Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery and natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery: future perspectives. BJU international, 106(6 Pt B), 941-4. PMID: 20883249.

Tracy, C. R., Raman, J. D., Donnally, C., Trimmer, C. K. & Cadeddu, J. A. (2010). Durable oncologic outcomes after radiofrequency ablation: experience from treating 243 small renal masses over 7.5 years. Cancer, 116(13), 3135-42. PMID: 20564644.

Tracy, C. R., Terrell, J. D., Francis, R. P., Wehner, E. F., Smith, J., Litorja, M., Hawkins, D. L., Pearle, M. S., Cadeddu, J. A. & Zuzak, K. J. (2010). Characterization of renal ischemia using DLP hyperspectral imaging: a pilot study comparing artery-only occlusion versus artery and vein occlusion. Journal of endourology / Endourological Society, 24(3), 321-5. PMID: 20180629.

Tracy, C. R., Raman, J. D., Bagrodia, A. & Cadeddu, J. A. (2009). Perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing conventional laparoscopic versus laparoendoscopic single-site pyeloplasty. Urology, 74(5), 1029-34. PMID: 19660793.

Tracy, C. R., Costabile, R. A. (2009). The evaluation and treatment of acute epididymitis in a large university based population: are CDC guidelines being followed?. World journal of urology, 27(2), 259-63. PMID: 19002691.

Tracy, C. R., Pearle, M. S. (2009). Update on the medical management of stone disease. Current opinion in urology, 19(2), 200-4. PMID: 19188774.

Tracy, C. R., Raman, J. D., Cadeddu, J. A. & Rane, A. (2008). Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery in urology: where have we been and where are we heading?. Nature clinical practice. Urology, 5(10), 561-8. PMID: 18836465.

Tracy, C. R., Steers, W. D. & Costabile, R. (2008). Diagnosis and management of epididymitis. The Urologic clinics of North America, 35(1), 101-8; vii. PMID: 18061028.