Frederick R Ahmann, MD

Professor, Medicine
Professor, Surgery
Email Address: 
Phone Number: 
(520) 626-8096
Professional Bio: 

Dr. Ahmann currently serves as Professor of Medicine and Surgery, and holds the John Norton Endowed Chair for Prostate Cancer Research at the University of Arizona.  Additionally, he also served as Director of the Hematology/ Oncology Fellowship Program, and Co­Director of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Program.  His clinical practice focuses on treatment of advanced and hormone resistant prostate cancer, in addition to bladder cancer and testicular cancer which are his areas of clinical interest. He is an active medical and cancer researcher. He has been recognized as one of the Best Doctors in America for prostate and genitourinary malignancies.

Dr. Ahmann is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, subspecialty of Medical Oncology, and the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Ahmann has also been dedicated to research in prostate cancer for the past 30 years, having served as Principal Investigator and co-Principal Investigator on many NIH/NCI funded projects.   Recently concluded projects include Phase 2 and Phase 3 randomized controlled trials to investigate the role of selenium on initiation ad nprogression of prostate cancer. Currently his focus is towards mentoring young investigators to develop their research skills.  They have strong research infrastructure at the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC). Dr. Ahmann has a long standing relationship with the shared resources at the UACC.

Clinical Information

Disease or Clinical Specialty: 
Bladder Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Testicular Cancer

Research Information

Research Program: 
Cancer Prevention and Control
Selected Publications: 

Professional Information

Positions and Honors: 
Positions:
1999-present  Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Univ. of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ.
1994-1999      Associate Professor of Surgery, Univ. of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ.
1987-1999      Associate Professor of Medicine, Univ. of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ.
1987-1995      Chief, Section of Hematology/Oncology, Tucson VA Medical Center, Tucson, AZ.
1981-1997      Staff Physician, Section of Hematology/Oncology, Tucson VA Medical Center, Tucson,
1981-1987      Assistant Professor of Medicine, Univ. of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ.
 
Honors and Awards:
2008            First Recipient of John & Doris Norton Chair for Prostate Cancer Research, University of Arizona
2002-2010  "Best Physicians in Arizona"
2002            "Teaching Appreciation Award", Urology Section Residency. University of Arizona
1999            "Excellence in Teaching Award" Hematology/Oncology Fellowship program
1995            "Patient's Choice Award", University Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona
1994-2010  "Best Physicians in America" for Prostate and Genito-Urinary Malignancies
1993            "Patient's Choice Award", University medical Center, Tucson, Arizona
1993            "Clinician of the Year Award", Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
1992            "Best Physicians in the United States"
1989            Tucson VA Medical Director's commendation
1989            Hands and Heart Award", Department of Veterans Affairs

Academic Information

Fellowship: 
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Residency: 
Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC
Medical School: 
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Undergraduate School: 
Duke University, Durham, NC