Dr. Robert Mordkin attended the University of Southern California Medical School and graduated Alpha Omega Alpha in 1992. He then completed both his surgical internship and his urological surgery residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, in 1998. During his residency, he served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Naval Reserve and received an Honorable Discharge in September, 2004. He received advanced training in reconstructive and female urology at the Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.
Dr. Mordkin then joined the full-time faculty in the Georgetown University Hospital Department of Urology in October of 1998. As an Associate Professor at Georgetown, he served on a number of Hospital and Medical School committees and was the Director of Laparoscopic Urology. As Director, he was the first urologist in Washington, DC to perform a laparoscopic prostatectomy.
In 2004, Dr. Mordkin entered private practice and joined Urological Surgeons of Illinois. During this time, he was an Associate Professor in the Rush University Medical Center Division of Urology and Director of Robotic and Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery at the Rush-Riverside Medical Center. Dr. Mordkin was an early adapter of the da Vinci robot in performing numerous robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomies and partial nephrectomies to treat prostate and kidney cancers.
In June 2005, Dr. Mordkin returned to the Washington, DC area to establish the Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group - Urology with his long-time colleague Dr. Andrew Joel. Currently Dr. Mordkin is the Chief of Urology and the Director of Robotic & Laparoscopic Surgery at the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington VA. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is member of the American Urological Association and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.