Gregory Chesnut, MD, FACS

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Gregory Chesnut, MD, FACS is a board-certified urologist and urologic oncologist with a primary practice in Bethesda, Maryland. He is an assistant professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University.


Areas of Expertise

  • Prostate cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Minimally-invasive surgery
  • General urology


Professional Experience

  • Urologic oncologist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Assistant Professor of surgery (urology) at Uniformed Services University
  • Clinical Instructor of surgery (urology) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Previously served as a general urologist at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune and Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, NC


Medical Accreditation

  • Board-certified in urology, American Board of Urology


Professional Memberships

  • American Urological Association, Member
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Urologic Oncology
  • Society of Government Services Urologists
  • Tidewater Urological Association, Member
  • North Carolina Urological Association, Member
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Member



Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts

  • Chesnut GT, Vertosick EA, Ehdaie. Reply to Jianhui Du, Yueguang Liu, and Weigang Yan’s Letter to the Editor re: Role of Changes in Magnetic Resonance Imaging or Clinical Stage in Evaluation of Disease Progression for Men with Prostate Cancer on Active Surveillance. Eur Urol. 2020. Accepted 4/7/2020.
  • Fearon N, Benfante N, Assel M, Chesnut GT, Vickers A, Levine M, Broach V, Simon BA, Twersky R, Laudone VP. Standardizing Opioid Prescriptions to Patients After Ambulatory Oncology Surgery Reduces Over-Prescription. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2020. Accepted 4/15/2020.
  • Chesnut GT, Vertosick EA, Benfante N, Sjoberg DD, Fainberg J, Lee T, Eastham J, Laudone V, Scardino P, Touijer K, Vickers A, Ehdaie B. Role of Changes in Magnetic Resonance Imaging or Clinical Stage in Evaluation of Disease Progression for Men with Prostate Cancer on Active Surveillance. Eur Urol. 2020; 77(4):501-507. PMID 31874726.
  • Griffin S, McGrath L, Chesnut G, Benfante N, Assel M, Ostrovsky A, Levine M, Vickers A, Simon B, Laudone V. Impact of Caregiver Overnight Stay on Postoperative Outcomes. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance. 2019; 33(1):18-26. PMID 31940152.
  • Matulewicz RS, Chesnut GT, Huang CC, Bochner BH, Goh AC. Evolution in Technique of Robotic Intracorporeal Continent Catheterizable Pouch after Cystectomy. Urol Video J. 2019. Doi 10.1016/j.urolvj.2019.100020 Epub 2019 Nov22. PMID 31893282.
  • Chesnut G, Zareba P, Sjoberg D, Mamoor M, Carlsson S, Vertosick E, Manasia M, Schoen M, Ehdaie B. Patient-Reported Pain, Discomfort, and Anxiety During MRI-Targeted and Systematic Prostate Biopsy. Can Urol Assoc J. 2019 Nov 29. Doi:10.5489/cuaj.6102. PMID 31793867.
  • Chesnut G, Benfante N, Barham D, Dean L, Tin A, Sjoberg D, Scardino P, Eastham J, Ehdaie B, Coleman J, Donahue T, Touijer K, Laudone V. Routine Postoperative Hemoglobin Assessment Poorly Predicts Transfusion Requirement Among Minimally Invasive Radical Prostatectomy Patients. Urol Pract. 2019 Oct 14. Doi: 10.1097/UPJ.0000000000000108.
  • Dean L, Tin A, Chesnut G, Assel M, LaDuke E, Fromkin J, Vargas A, Ehdaie B, Coleman J, Touijer K, Eastham J, Laudone V. Contemporary Management of Hemorrhage after Minimally-Invasive Radical Prostatectomy. Urology 2019; Apr 26. PMID 31034916.
  • Chesnut G, Taylor S, Belin E. Mees Lines and Beau Lines. Cutis 2013; 91(3):147-151. PMID 23617087.
  • Chesnut G, McClain D, Galeckas K. Varicella-zoster Virus in Children Immunized with the Varicella Vaccine. Cutis 2012; 90(3):114-116. PMID 23094307.
  • Chesnut GT, Adams EG, Meyerle JH. JAAD Grand Rounds Quiz. Hemorrhagic Vesicles and Bullae of the Palms and Soles. J Am Acad Dermatol 2012; 67(5):1087-1089. PMID 23062900.
  • Chesnut GT, Maggio KL, Turiansky GW. Re: Case series of multiple recurrent reactive keratoacanthomas developing at surgical margins. Dermatol Surg 2011: 37(6)884-885. PMID 21492306.
  • Nguyen JC, Chesnut G, James WD, Saruk M. Allergic Contact Dermatitis Caused by Lanolin (wool) Alcohol Contained in an Emollient in Three Post-surgical Patients. J Am Acad Dermatol 2010; 62(6):1064-1065. PMID 20466179.
  • Beutler AI, Chesnut GT, Mattingly JC, Jamieson B. Aspirin Use in Children for Fever or Viral Syndromes. Am Fam Physician 2009; 80(12):1472. PMID 20000310.


Book Chapters

  • Chesnut G, Goh A, Continent Catheterizable Pouch. In: Sifelman M, Zhao L, Eun D, Koh C, eds. Techniques of Robotic Urinary Tract Reconstruction: A Complete Approach. Chennai: Springer. Accepted, In Editorial Revisions.



  • SUO Fellowship in Urologic Oncology: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • Urology Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
  • General Surgery Residency: National Capital Consortium, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
  • Medical School: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry: United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
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