Sam J. Brancato, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology

Contact Information

Primary Office: 3228 RCP
200 Hawkins Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52242


MS, Pennsylvania State University
MD, University of Missouri School of Medicine

Resident, Urology, Loyola University
Fellow, National Cancer Institute, Urologic Oncology Branch

Licensure and Certifications

State of Iowa Medical License - Iowa Board of Medicine

Center, Program and Institute Affiliations

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center


Siddiqui, M. R., Sanford, T., Nair, A., Zerbe, C. S., Hughes, M. S., Folio, L., Agarwal, P. K. & Brancato, S. J. (2017). Chronic Colovesical Fistula Leading to Chronic Urinary Tract Infection Resulting in End-Stage Renal Disease in a Chronic Granulomatous Disease Patient. Urology case reports, 11, 37-38. PMID: 28083485.

Maruf, M., Sidana, A., Fleischman, W., Brancato, S. J., Purnell, S., Agrawal, S. & Agarwal, P. K. (2017). Financial Relationships between Urologists and Industry: an Analysis of Open Payments Data. Urology Practice. DOI: 10.1016/j.urpr.2017.03.012.

Mikhail, A. S., Negussie, A. H., Pritchard, W. F., Haemmerich, D., Woods, D., Bakhutashvili, I., Esparza-Trujillo, J., Brancato, S. J., Karanian, J., Agarwal, P. K. & Wood, B. J. (2017). Lyso-thermosensitive liposomal doxorubicin for treatment of bladder cancer. International journal of hyperthermia : the official journal of European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology, North American Hyperthermia Group, 1-8. PMID: 28540814.

Railkar, R., Krane, L. S., Li, Q. Q., Sanford, T., Siddiqui, M. R., Haines, D., Vourganti, S., Brancato, S. J., Choyke, P. L., Kobayashi, H. & Agarwal, P. K. (2017). Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Targeted Photoimmunotherapy (PIT) for the Treatment of EGFR expressing Bladder Cancer. Molecular cancer therapeutics. PMID: 28619755.

Strich, J., Brancato, S., Dolan, R., Maruf, M., Siddiqui, M. R., Sanford, T., Zerbe, C. & Agarwal, P. K. (2017). Case Presentation: Lung Consolidation as Sequelae of BCG Sepsis After Combined Intravesical and Intraurethral BCG. Urology Case Reports, 13, 152-153. DOI: 10.1016/j.eucr.2017.04.009.

Maruf, M., Sidana, A., Purnell, S., Fleischman, W., Brancato, S. J., Agrawal, S. & Agarwal, P. K. (2017). Medications for urologic malignancies in the open payments data: Financial relationships between industry and urologists. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 35(6_suppl), 74-74. DOI: 10.1200/jco.2017.35.6_suppl.74.

Maruf, M., Brancato, S. J. & Agarwal, P. K. (2016). Nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer: a primer on immunotherapy. Cancer biology & medicine, 13(2), 194-205. PMID: 27458527.

Muthigi, A., George, A. K., Brancato, S. J. & Agarwal, P. K. (2016). Novel immunotherapeutic approaches to the treatment of urothelial carcinoma. Therapeutic advances in urology, 8(3), 203-14. PMID: 27247630.

Brancato, S. J., Lewi, K. & Agarwal, P. K. (2015). Evolving immunotherapy strategies in urothelial cancer. American Society of Clinical Oncology educational book / ASCO. American Society of Clinical Oncology. Meeting, e284-90. PMID: 25993187.

Railkar, R., Li, Q., Vourganti, S., Brancato, S. J., Choyke, P. L., Kobayashi, H. & Agarwal, P. K. (2015). Abstract 3311: Molecular targeted photoimmunotherapy as a treatment for bladder cancer. Cancer Research, 75(15 Supplement), 3311-3311. DOI: 10.1158/1538-7445.am2015-3311.

Tarr, M. E., Brancato, S. J., Cunkelman, J. A., Polcari, A., Nutter, B. & Kenton, K. (2015). Comparison of postural ergonomics between laparoscopic and robotic sacrocolpopexy: a pilot study. Journal of minimally invasive gynecology, 22(2), 234-8. PMID: 25315401.

Brancato, S., Agarwal, P. (2014). MP34-15 ASSESSING THE THERAPEUTIC BENEFIT OF MDV3100 IN TARGETING THE ANDROGEN RECEPTOR IN BLADDER CANCER. The Journal of Urology, 191(4), e367. DOI: 10.1016/j.juro.2014.02.1028.

Ghosh, M., Brancato, S. J., Agarwal, P. K. & Apolo, A. B. (2014). Targeted therapies in urothelial carcinoma. Current opinion in oncology, 26(3), 305-20. PMID: 24685646.

Brancato, S., Agarwal, P. (2014). MP34-14 TARGETING EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR USING PHOTOIMMUNOTHERAPY IN THE TREATMENT OF BLADDER CANCER. The Journal of Urology, 191(4), e367. DOI: 10.1016/j.juro.2014.02.1027.

Ellimoottil, C., Brancato, S., Ross, M., Kollhoff, D., Shalhoub, P., Allen, J., Acharya, S. & Turk, T. (2011). 320 BOSNIAK II/IIF COMPLEX RENAL CYSTS: COST IMPLICATIONS OF SURVEILLANCE IMAGING. The Journal of Urology, 185(4), e130. DOI: 10.1016/j.juro.2011.02.2639.

Brancato, S. J., Hoyt, D. S., Ross, Jr, G. & Wakefield, M. R. (2006). Transplantation of cadaveric pediatric duel en bloc renal allografts in a patient with elevated factor VIII and IX levels. Clinical transplants, 588-90. PMID: 18365446.

Berring, E., Brancato, S., Grant, K., Schaper, E., Kadavil, S., Smagin, H., Hatic, S. O., Picking, W. & Serfis, A. B. (2004). Destabilization of phospholipid model membranes by YplA, a phospholipase A2 secreted by Yersinia enterocolitica. Chemistry and Physics of Lipids, 131(2), 135-149. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemphyslip.2004.04.009.

Paxon, T. L., Brown, T. S., Lin, H. Y., Brancato, S. J., Roddy, E. S., Bevilacqua, P. C. & Ewing, A. G. (2004). Continuous monitoring of enzyme reactions on a microchip: application to catalytic RNA self-cleavage. Analytical chemistry, 76(23), 6921-7. PMID: 15571342.

Craft, J., Epps, K., Brancato, S. & Serfis, A. (2003). Incorporation of blood clotting factor X into phospholipid model membranes: Fluorescence microscopy imaging and subphase effects surrounding the lipid phase transition region. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 268(1), 181-187. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2003.08.053.

Schrenk, M. J., Villigram, R. E., Torrence, N. J., Brancato, S. J. & Minteer, S. D. (2002). Effects of mixture casting NafionĀ® with quaternary ammonium bromide salts on the ion-exchange capacity and mass transport in the membranes. Journal of Membrane Science, 205(1-2), 3-10. DOI: 10.1016/S0376-7388(02)00031-5.

Brancato, S., Serfis, A. (2001). Incorporation of blood-clotting proteins into phospholipid Langmuir monolayers: A fluorescence microscopy study. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 239(1), 139-144. DOI: 10.1006/jcis.2001.7557.

Serfis, A. B., Brancato, S. & Fliesler, S. J. (2001). Comparative behavior of sterols in phosphatidylcholine-sterol monolayer films. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Biomembranes, 1511(2), 341-348. DOI: 10.1016/S0005-2736(01)00291-7.

Brancato, S. J., Minteer, S. D. (2001). Electrochemical studies of surface-modified glass bead/nafion composites. Langmuir, 17(20), 6304-6308. DOI: 10.1021/la010431a.