Gregory T Chesnut


Commander, Navy

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Director, Center for Prostate Disease Research; Director of Urologic Oncology
Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Urologic Oncology, with special research and clinical interest in Prostate Cancer
Kidney Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Testis Cancer, Adrenal Cancer
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Undergraduate: United States Naval Academy, B.S., Chemistry
Medical School: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, M.D.
Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Urology
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Urologic Oncology


Gregory T. Chesnut, MD, FACS, is a urologic oncologist and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He serves as the Director of the Center for Prostate Disease Research and as the Director of Urologic Oncology at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Dr. Chesnut has extensive clinical and research experience in prostate, bladder, kidney, and testis cancer. He serves as the Principle Investigator for numerous research protocols and clinical trials and has published dozens of articles and book chapters in the peer-reviewed literature in the field of urologic oncology. He completed additional subspecialty training in complex urologic oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he was chosen to lead the Prostate Cancer Working Group and the weekly Genitourinary Oncology Grand Rounds.

Dr. Chesnut received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from the United States Naval Academy and his Medical Degree from the Uniformed Services University. He completed his urology residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School and served his Society of Urologic Oncology Fellowship in Urologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Chesnut’s clinical practice spans the complete spectrum of genitourinary oncology and includes mastery of both open and minimally-invasive (endoscopic, laparoscopic, and robotic) techniques. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of the Society of Urologic Oncology, the American Urological Association, and the Society of Government Services Urologists.