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 for an appointment by either using the online request link or phone at 317-944-3458.

For urgent clinic appointments for elevated PSA and cancer consultations, please contact Lily Ruh at 317-944-3458 or lruh@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


Key Publications

Bahler CD, Johnson MM, Davicioni E, et al: Predictors of Prostate-specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA/FOLH1) Expression in a Genomic Database. Urology 2020; 144: 117–122.

Abedali ZA, Monn MF, Huddleston P, Cleveland B, Sulek J, Bahler CD, et al: Robotic and open partial nephrectomy for intermediate and high complexity tumors: a matched-pairs comparison of surgical outcomes at a single institution. Scand J Urol 2020; 54: 313–317.

Green MA, Hutchins GD, Bahler CD, et al: [68Ga]Ga-P16-093 as a PSMA-Targeted PET Radiopharmaceutical for Detection of Cancer: Initial Evaluation and Comparison with [68Ga]Ga-PSMA-11 in Prostate Cancer Patients Presenting with Biochemical Recurrence. Mol Imaging Biol 2020; 22: 752–763.

Plattner HS, Sundaram CP, Cheng L, Bahler CD: Renal Volume Loss During Partial Nephrectomy Due to Resected Healthy Parenchyma: A Tool for Quick Estimation. Journal of Endourology 2020: end.2020.0314.

Shatagopam K, Bahler CD and Sundaram CP: Renorrhaphy techniques and effect on renal function with robotic partial nephrectomy. World J Urol 2020; 38: 1109–1112.


Bahler CD, Green M, Hutchins GD, Cheng L, Magers MJ, Fletcher J, Koch MO. Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen Targeted Positron Emission Tomography of Primary Prostate Cancer: Assessing Accuracy with Whole Mount Pathology. J Urol. 2020 Jan;203(1):92-99.


Bahler CD, Monn MF, Flack CK, Gramm AR, Gardner TA, Sundaram CP. Assessing Cost of Robotic Utilization in Partial Nephrectomy with Increasing Utilization. J Endourol. 2018 Aug;32(8):710-716. doi: 10.1089/end.2018.0170. PubMed PMID: 29943664.


Shum CF, Bahler CD, Low PS, Ratliff TL, Kheyfets SV, Natarajan JP, Sandusky GE, Sundaram CP. Novel Use of Folate-Targeted Intraoperative Fluorescence, OTL38, in Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy: Report of the First Three Cases. J Endourol Case Rep. 2016 Nov 1;2(1):189-197.


Bahler CD, Sundaram CP. Effect of Renal Reconstruction on Renal Function After Partial Nephrectomy. J Endourol. 2016 May;30 Suppl 1:S37-41.


Bahler CD, Hopf HL, Sundaram CP. Author Reply. Urology. 2016 Apr;90:111.


Bahler CD, Sundaram CP. Effect of Renal Reconstruction on Renal Function After Partial Nephrectomy. J Endourol. 2016 Mar 3.


Hopf HL, Bahler CD, Sundaram CP. Long-Term Outcomes of Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty for Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction. Urology. 2016 Jan 19.


Bahler CD, Sundaram CP, Kella N, Lucas SM, Boger MA, Gardner TA, Koch MO.  A Parallel Randomized Clinical Trial Examining the Return of Urinary Continence After Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy with or without a Small Intestinal Submucosa Bladder Neck Sling. J Urol. 2016 Jan 16.


*Shumate AM, *Bahler CD, Goggins WC, Sharfuddin AA, Sundaram CP. Native Nephrectomy with Renal Transplantation is Associated with a Decrease in Hypertension Medication Requirements in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease. J Urol. 2015 Aug 26. *Co-first authors


Gardner TA, Bahler CD, Gellhaus P. Editorial Comment. Urology. 2015



Bahler CD, K Clint Cary, Swapnil Garg, Eric M DeRoo, Christian H Tabib, Jagan K Kansal, M Francesca Monn, Chandra K Flack, Timothy A Masterson, M Kumar Sandrasegaran, Richard S Foster, and Chandru P Sundaram. Differentiating Reconstructive Techniques in Partial Nephrectomy: A Propensity Score Analysis.  Canadian Journal of Urology. 2015 Jun;22(3):7788-96.


Tabib CH, Bahler CD, Hardacker TJ, Ball KM, Sundaram CP. Reducing Operating Room Costs through Real Time Cost Information Feedback: A Pilot Study. J Endourol. 2015 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print]


Bahler CD, Dube HT, Flynn KJ, Garg S, Monn MF, Gutwein LG, Mellon MJ, Foster R, Cheng L, Sandrasegaran MK, Sundaram CP. Feasibility of Omitting Cortical Renorrhaphy During Robotic Partial Nephrectomy: A Matched Analysis. J Endourol. 2015 May;29(5):548-55


Tellman MW, Bahler CD, Shumate AM, Bacallao RL, Sundaram CP. Management of Pain in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease and Anatomy of Renal Innervation. J Urol. 2014 Dec 19.


Bahler CD, Sundaram CP. Training in Robotic Surgery: Simulators, Surgery, and Credentialing. Urol Clin North Am. 2014 Nov;41(4):581-589.


Bahler CD, Sundaram CP. Quality of life following laparoscopic living-donor nephrectomy. JSLS. 2013 Apr-Jun;17(2):273-8.


Bahler CD, Foster RS, Bihrle R, Beck SD, Gardner TA, Sundaram CP, Masterson TA, Cheng L, Koch MO. Radical prostatectomy as initial monotherapy for patients with pathologically confirmed high-grade prostate cancer. BJU Int. 2010 May;105(10):1372-6.

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Urology
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

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