Dr. Michael Liss specializes in cancer of the genitourinary system including kidney cancer and prostate cancer. After graduating with honors in research from the Medical School of Wisconsin, he attended the University of California, Irvine and trained under leaders in laparoscopic and robotic urology. He completed a two-year fellowship in urologic oncology at the University of California, San Diego. The fellowship is approved by the Society of Urologic Oncology. During this intensive training, he completed a Masters of Applied Science in Clinical Trials (MAS).
Currently, Dr. Liss is the site principal investigator for SWOG, formerly the Southwest Oncology Group, one of the largest cooperative clinical trial groups in the world. He also serves as the medical director of clinical research at University Hospital. Dr. Liss is also an active member of the cancer center's genetics and high risk cancer screening clinic focusing on patients at high risk for kidney cancer and prostate cancer.