15910-Bahler, Clint

Clint D. Bahler, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Urology

535 Barnhill Dr
STE 420

Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Dr. Clint Bahler completed medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine after finishing a degree in biomedical engineering at Purdue University with highest distinction. He completed his urologic surgery residency at Indiana University School of Medicine and chose to undergo additional specialty fellowship training in laparoscopic and robotic surgery with Dr. Chandru Sundaram at IU School of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest are prostate cancer and kidney cancer.

Dr. Bahler enjoys bringing medical advances to patients and is currently a principle investigator for a clinical trial using advanced PSMA-based imaging in prostate cancer (LINK) and using novel surgical techniques in kidney cancer (LINK).

Dr. Bahler may be contacted at cdbahler@iupui.edu or for an appointment by either using the online request link or phone at 317-944-3458.

For same-week clinic appointments for elevated PSA, please contact Mary Overstreet at 317-944-3458 or moverstreet@iuhealth.org.  A PDF guide on protate cancer and screening can be viewed here: PSA and Prostate Cancer.

A nutrition guide provided by the Prostate Cancer Foundation can be found here: Nutrition Guide.


Prostate cancer: Active surveillance

Prostate cancer: Robotic prostatectomy


Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Urology
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences
  • Education
    2015 FEL Indiana University
    2015 MS Indiana University
    2013 RES Indiana University
    2008 MD Indiana University
    2003 BSE Purdue University
  • Research

    Dr. Clint Bahler's research is focused on minimally invasive treatments for prostate and kidney cancer. Dr. Bahler is the principle investigator on a trial to preserve renal function during partial nephrectomy for small renal masses (NCT02131376). Dr. Bahler enjoys promoting personalized medicine by building customized three-dimensional computer models for his patients to better understand their tumor and help in sparing as much of their kidney as possible during tumor removal. He is also a co-investigator in testing a targeted fluorescent imaging agent for kidney cancer allowing surgeons to better see the tumor during surgery (NCT02248389).

    Dr. Bahler is also involved in research efforts to better detect prostate cancer for a more complete resection at the time of surgery as well as research involving MRI-fusion biopsy of the prostate and HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) treatment of the prostate.

    Dr. Bahler has authored peer-reviewed manuscripts in the areas of prostate cancer, kidney cancer, partial nephrectomy techniques for small renal masses, surgical training, and living related kidney donation. He has authored book chapters on upper tract urothelial cancer of the kidney, surgical training, and minimally invasive surgery for living related kidney donation.

  • Publications
    Effect of Renal Reconstruction on Renal Function After Partial Nephrectomy.
    Bahler CD; Sundaram CP; Journal of endourology 2016 Mar 3
    Laparoscopic Renal Denervation for Uncontrolled Hypertension Due to Medication Intolerance: A Case Report.
    Gerber RC; Bahler CD; Kraus MA; Sundaram CP; American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 2016 Mar 17
    Author Reply.
    Bahler CD; Hopf HL; Sundaram CP; Urology 2016 Apr
    Differentiating reconstructive techniques in partial nephrectomy: a propensity score analysis.
    Bahler CD; Cary KC; Garg S; DeRoo EM; Tabib CH; Kansal JK; Monn MF; Flack CK; Masterson TA; Sandrasegaran MK; Foster RS; Sundaram CP; The Canadian journal of urology 2015 Jun
    Correcting the Shrinkage Effects of Formalin Fixation and Tissue Processing for Renal Tumors: toward Standardization of Pathological Reporting of Tumor Size.
    Tran T; Sundaram CP; Bahler CD; Eble JN; Grignon DJ; Monn MF; Simper NB; Cheng L; Journal of Cancer 2015 Jul 2
    Editorial Comment.
    Gardner TA; Bahler CD; Gellhaus PT; Urology 2015 Jul 16
    Towards a standardised training curriculum for robotic surgery.
    Bahler CD; Sundaram CP; BJU international 2015 Jul
  • Professional Organizations
    American Urologic Association
    Indiana Urologic Association
    North Central Section of the American Urologic Association
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Urology
  • Clinical Interests

    Dr. Bahler's clinical interests are minimally invasive surgical treatment approaches for prostate cancer and kidney cancer as well as the treatment of kidney stone disease. Dr. Bahler prefers a personalized approach to the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer by utilizing new blood tests and genetic tests in addition to PSA and advanced imaging (MRI-fusion biopsy).  High risk or aggressive prostate cancer is treated with robotic assisted removal of the prostate and lymph nodes.  Prostate cancer that is localized within the prostate gland may be treated with HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound), which is an outpatient surgery with fewer side effects (LINK).

  • Awards
    Org: World Congress of Endourology
    Desc: Top Clinical abstract, Taiwan
    Scope: International
    Date: 2014-01-01
    Org: IU Health
    Desc: Quality and education awards, first in medical resident
    Scope: University
    Date: 2013-01-01
    Org: North Central Section of the American Urologic Association
    Desc: John D. Silbar Resident Award
    Scope: Regional
    Date: 2013-01-01
    Org: Gold Humanism Honors Society
    Desc: Resident award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2013-01-01
    Org: IU Health
    Desc: Quality and education awards, first in medical resident award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2013-01-01
    Org: Society of laparoendoscopic surgeons
    Desc: Top laparoscopic resident nomination
    Scope: University
    Date: 2013-01-01
    Org: Janice M. Pascuzzi Scholarship
    Desc: Demonstrated excellence in compassionate care
    Scope: University
    Date: 2007-01-01
    Org: Gold Humanism Honors Society
    Desc: Medical student award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2007-01-01
    Org: Purdue University
    Desc: Graduation with Highest Distinction
    Scope: University
    Date: 2003-12-01
    Org: Purdue University
    Desc: Top Interdisciplinary Engineering Student
    Scope: University
    Date: 2003-12-01
    Org: Tri-County HS
    Desc: Valedictorian Award
    Scope: School
    Date: 2000-12-01

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