Current Residents

Awet Gherezghiher

Awet Gherezghiher

Chief Resident
PGY 5 (URO 4)

Class Year: 2016


  • Urology

Biographical Information:

Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK
Memberships/Societies: American Urological Association, American Medical Association, Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • Ungerman Medical Scholar (2008-2009)
  • Carolyn and Olaseinde Sawyerr Medical Scholar (2008-2009)
Interests: Basketball, golf, soccer, travel



Undergraduate Education:
  • University of Asmara College of Pharmacy-Eritrea
    B.S. in Pharmacy, with Distinction
    Licensed Pharmacist
Medical Education:
  • University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
    Oklahoma City, OK 


Research Interests:

Surgical education, reconstructive urology, urologic oncology, surgical outcomes


Expression of AKR1C3 in renal cell carcinoma, papillary urothelial carcinoma, and Wilms' tumor (International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology)  Joseph T. Azzarello, Hsueh-Kung Lin, Awet Gherezghiher, Vladislav Zakharov, Zhongxin Yu, Bradley P. Kropp, Daniel J. Culkin, Trevor M. Penning, and Kar-Ming Fung
Wilms' tumor metastatic to bilateral testes at presentation: Case and review of the literature (Journal of Urology)
Blake W. Palmer, Yan Xiong, Awet Gherezghiher, David Buethe, Adam Metwalli, Dominic Frimberger and Bradley P. Kropp
Is Younger Patient Age Still Associated With Benign Renal Tumor Histology? Podium Presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Urological Association 72nd Annual Meeting, September 2014, Baltimore, MD.
Book Chapter:
Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection for Prostate Cancer
PROSTATE CANCER: Science and Clinical Practice, 2nd Edition, Chapter 33
Jay D. Raman, M.D. and Awet Gherezghiher, M.D.
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Department of Surgery, Division of Urology

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