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Christopher A. Cefalu, M.D.Christopher A. Cefalu, M.D.

Board-certified Urologist 

Urology Clinics of North Texas is pleased to welcome Dr. Christopher Anthony Cefalu to McKinney, TX. Dr. Cefalu completed his undergraduate education, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, from Centenary College of Louisiana. After obtaining his medical doctorate from Louisiana State University, Dr. Cefalu completed his surgical internship and training at the Urology program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Cefalu is trained in all aspects of general adult urology and will utilize robotic techniques for most major oncologic surgery including prostate, bladder, and kidney cancer. His training and interest include minimally invasive surgery for both benign and malignant conditions, including the use of the DaVinci Robot. Dr. Cefalu has researched and published in the field of reconstructive urology/prosthetics and has a special interest in the surgical reconstruction of both the urethra and the upper urinary tract.

Dr. Cefalu and his wife Audrey Cefalu are originally from Shreveport Louisiana and have two children, Elizabeth and Benjamin. His hobbies include golf, cooking, gardening, fishing, camping, and spending time outdoors.

Dr. Cefalu is committed to providing excellent patient care using advanced surgical techniques to optimize patient outcomes. He is available and is always accepting new patients.

Urology Associates

5236 W. University Drive 
Suite 2900
McKinney, Texas 75071
Phone: 214-691-1902
Fax: 214-987-1845

Quick bio links: Education | Board-certification | Honors and Awards | Publications & Presentations | Memberships | Administrative Appointments

Medical School:

  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
    Shreveport, LA 2010

Specialty Training:

  • Chief Resident in Urology
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
    2014-2015
  • Residency in Urology
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
    2011-2014
  • General Surgery Internship
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
    2010-2011

Other Education:

  • Centenary College of Louisiana
    Bachelor of Science
    Shreveport, LA 2004

Board Certification

  • American Board of Urology
    2017-2027

Professional Memberships:

  • Louisiana State Medical Society
    2006-present
  • Shreveport Medical Society
    2006-present
  • American Medical Association
    2007-present
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
    2009-present
  • American Urologic Association
    2010-present

Administrative Appointments

  • Class of 2010, LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport
    T-Shirt Chairman 2006-2007
  • Surgery Interest Group, LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport
    Residency Committee Chairman 2007
    Treasurer 2007-2008
  • LSMS Medical Student Section
    Public Relations Director 2009
  • Residency Advisory Committee Member
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 2012-2014
  • Program Evaluation Committee Member 2014-2015
    Department of Urology, UTSW
  • Regional Urology, LLC.
    Benefits Committee 2016-2017
  • Regional Urology, LLC.
    Professional Development Committee Chairman 2016-present
  • Regional Urology, LLC.
    Board Member

Honors and Awards:

  • Research Award and Scholarship
    Medical Student Research Committee, LSUHSC Shreveport, 2007
  • Philip H. Jones, M.D. Scholarship
    Louisiana State Medical Society Education and Research Foundation, 2007
  • Honorable Mention and Finalist for James A. Cardelli Excellence in Research Award
    The Ray A. Barlow Scientific Symposium, 2008.
  • Research Award and Scholarship
    Medical Student Research Committee, LSUHSC Shreveport, 2008
  • Reginald E. and Ruby Harper Slaughter Scholarship, 2008-2009
  • Honorable Mention and Finalist for James A. Cardelli Excellence in Research Award
    The Ray A. Barlow Scientific Symposium, 2009.
  • Research Award and Scholarship
    Medical Student Research Committee, LSUHSC Shreveport, 2009
  • Nathan Bernstein Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence, 2009-2010

Publications & Presentations:

  • Reed BC, Cefalu C, Bellaire BH, Cardelli JA, Louis T, Salamon J, Bloecher MA, Bunn RC. GLUT1CBP(TIP2/GIPC1) interactions with GLUT1 and myosin VI: evidence supporting an adapter function for GLUT1CBP. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 2005 Sep;16(9):4183-201.
  • Bradford Siegele, Christopher Cefalu, Neal Holm, Guang Sun, Jesse Tubbs, Carol Meschonat, Yoshinobu Odaka, Arrigo DeBenedetti, G.E. Ghali, Quyen Chu, J. Michael Mathis and Benjamin D.L. Li. eIF4E-Targeted Suicide Gene Therapy in a Minimal Residual Mouse Model for Metastatic Soft-Tissue Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Improves Disease-Free Survival. Journal of Surgical Research. 2008 Jul;148(1):83-9.
  • Morey AF, Cefalu CA, Hudak SJ. High submuscular placement of urologic prosthetic balloons and reservoirs via transscrotal approach. J Sex Med. 2013 Feb;10(2):603-10.
  • Cefalu CA, Deng X, Zhao LC, Scott JF, Mehta S, Morey AF. Safety of the "drain and retain" option for defunctionalized urologic prosthetic balloons and reservoirs during artificial urinary sphincter and inflatable penile prosthesis revision surgery: 5-year experience. Urology. 2013 Dec;82(6)
  • Singla N, Haddad AQ, Cefalu C, Margulis V. Gossypiboma manifesting as urachal mass. Rev Urol. 2016;18(4):239-241.
  • Bradford J. Siegele, Christopher Cefalu, Neal Holm, Guang Sun, Quyen Chu, Jesse Tubbs, Carol Meschonat, Yoshinobu Odaka, J. Michael Mathis, Ghali E. Ghali, Benjamin D. L. Li. Translation Initiation Factor eIF4E-Targeted Suicide Gene Therapy Following Cytoreductive Surgery Improves Disease Free Survival in a Mouse Soft Tissue Metastasis Model for Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Journal of Surgical Research. 2008 Feb; 144(2): 246.
  • Bradford Siegele, Christopher Cefalu, Neal Holm, Guang Sun; Quyen Chu; Jesse Tubbs; Carol Meschonat; Yoshinobu Odaka; J. Michael Mathis; G.E. Ghali; Benjamin D. L. Li. Translation Initiation Factor eIF4E-Targeted Suicide Gene Therapy Following Cytoreductive Surgery Improves Disease Free Survival in a Mouse Soft Tissue Metastasis Model for Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Presented at the 3rd Annual Academic Surgical Congress. Huntington Beach, CA February 12-15, 2008.
  • C. Cefalu, B.J. Siegele, N. Holm, G. Sun, Q. Chu, J. Tubbs, C. Meschonat, Y. Odaka, J.M. Mathis, G.E. Ghali, B.D. Li. Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor eIF4E-targeted Suicide Gene Therapy Following Cytoreductive Surgery Improves Disease Free Survival in a Mouse Soft Tissue Metastasis Model For Head And Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. The Ray A. Barlow Scientific Symposium, Shreveport, LA. April 11, 2008.
  • C. Cefalu, L. Panu, C. Meschonat, N. Holm, Q. Chu, B.D. Li. CXCR4 Predicts Disease Recurrence in Advance Stage Breast Cancer. Medical Student Research Poster Presentation, LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA. September 26, 2008.
  • C. Cefalu, G. Caldito, L. Panu, C. Meschonat, G. Sun, N. Holm, Q. Chu, B.D. Li. Eukaryotic Initiation Factor 4E (eIF4E) and Chemokine Receptor CXCR4 and Cancer Recurrence in Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Presented to the Committee for the James A Cardelli Excellence in Cancer Research Award, Shreveport, LA. March 30, 2009.
  • C. Cefalu, G. Caldito, L. Panu, C. Meschonat, G. Sun, N. Holm, Q. Chu, B.D. Li. Eukaryotic Initiation Factor 4E (eIF4E) and Chemokine Receptor CXCR4 and Cancer Recurrence in Triple Negative Breast Cancer. The Ray A. Barlow Scientific Symposium, Shreveport, LA. April 3, 2009.
  • Maria Lamb-Hall, Chris Cefalu, Matthew Mastrodomenico, Taylor Campbell, Steven Alexander, Jill Williams, Shile Huang, Arrigo DeBenedetti, Patrick Adegboyega, Brent C. Reed. Pleiotropic Effects of Altered GIPC Expression: Potential Role in Cancer Progression and Ischemia. The Ray A. Barlow Scientific Symposium, Shreveport, LA. April 3, 2009.
  • C. Cefalu, B.J. Siegele, N. Holm, G. Sun, Q. Chu, J. Tubbs, C. Meschonat, Y. Odaka, J.M. Mathis, G.E. Ghali, B.D. Li. Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor eIF4E-targeted Suicide Gene Therapy Following Cytoreductive Surgery Improves Disease Free Survival in a Mouse Soft Tissue Metastasis Model For Head And Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Presented to the Committee for the James A Cardelli Excellence in Cancer Research Award, Shreveport, LA. April 4, 2008.
  • C. Cefalu, L. Adams, G. Shah, J. Williams. Levels of Serum Neuroendocrine Marker (NEM) as a Predictor of Prostate Cancer. Medical Student Research Poster Presentation, LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA. September 18, 2009.
  • Christopher Cefalu, Steven Hudak, Allen Morey. Urethral Rest Promoted Maturation and Successful Excision of Radiation-Induced Posterior Urethral Strictures. Podium presentation at the South Central Section of the American Urologic Association Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, October 24-27, 2012.
  • Christopher Cefalu, Steven Hudak, Allen Morey. Standardized Implementation of a Novel Method for Trans-Scrotal Placement of Genitourinary Prosthetic Balloons and Reservoirs in Submuscular Location. Poster presentation at the South Central Section of the American Urologic Association Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, October 24-27, 2012.
  • Christopher Cefalu, Xiangrong Deng, Sandeep Mehta, Lee Zhao, Allen Morey. "Drain and Retain" Strategy for Prosthetic Reservoirs and Balloons during Revision Surgery. Poster presentation at the American Urologic Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, May 4-8, 2013.
  • Allen F. Morey; Steven K. Wilson; James R. Flemons; Christopher A. Cefalu; Lee C. Zhao; Steven J. Hudak; Edward L. Gheiler. High Submuscular Placement of Urologic Prosthetic Balloons and Reservoirs via Trans-scrotal approach. Video presentation at the American Urologic Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, May 4-8, 2013.
  • Christopher A. Cefalu, Xiangrong Deng, J. Francis Scott, Sandeep Mehta, Lee C. Zhao, Allen F. Morey. Safety of “Drain and Retain” Strategy for Defunctionalized Urologic Prosthetic Balloons and Reservoirs during AUS and IPP revision Surgery: Five Year Experience. Podium presentation at the South Central Section of the American Urologic Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL September 18-21, 2013.

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