Dr. Franck Bladou is a full Professor of Urology, working at Pellegrin Tripode University Hospital and University of Bordeaux, in France. His main interest is uro-oncology with specific dedication to surgical innovation, such as robot-assisted procedures, ablative and focal therapies for prostate cancer, 3D-reconstruction, virtual and reality-augmented surgery, prostate cancer imaging, and environmental impact of surgical modalities.
Dr. Bladou is an experienced urologist who has worked at the Paoli-Calmettes Cancer Center and University Hospital in Marseilles, France, and as a full professor of urology and head of the Urology Department and the Herbert Black Chair in Surgical Oncology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, prior to his current position in Bordeaux. Dr. Bladou is the present Director of Surgical Services at the Pellegrin Tripode Hospital and is actively involved in educating residents and fellows in urology. As an elected member of the French Urological Association (AFU) Board, Dr. Bladou is involved in the international committee and the sustainable development committee of the AFU. He is a team player and has a positive attitude and energy to encourage younger urologists to fulfill their goals, their research projects, and help them to succeed.