Physician Profile

Peter Albertsen, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Chief and Program Director, Division of Urology

Dr. Albertsen received his B.A. from Princeton University in 1974 and his M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in 1978. After two years of surgical training at Harvard’s Deaconess Hospital in Boston he completed his residency training in urology at the Johns Hopkins University Brady Urological Institute in 1984. He subsequently received an M.S. in medical administration and preventative medicine from University of Wisconsin in 1990. Board certified in urology since 1986, he has re-certified in 1994 and 2004. Dr. Albertsen has obtained an international reputation for his work on prostate cancer and is the author of numerous publications. He is on the editorial board of several journals and frequently reviews manuscripts for the major urological journals. Furthermore, he holds the prestigious honor of having been a trustee of the American Board of Urology 2001-2007, as well as a member of the Residency Review Committee of ACGME for Urology 2003-2009. He is a member of the American Urological Association, American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons and the Society of Urologic Oncology amongst others. Dr. Albertsen practices general urology with a focus on prostate and urologic cancers.

Office Locations:

UConn Health
Outpatient Pavilion, 3rd Floor East
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

Board Certifications:
  • Urology
Education and Training:
Undergraduate SchoolPrinceton UniversityBiochemistry
Medical SchoolColumbia UniversityMedicine
Graduate SchoolUniversity of Wisconsin Medical SchoolMedical Administration, Preventive Medicine
ResidencyNew England Deaconess HospitalFifth (Harvard) Surgical Service
InternshipNew England Deaconess HospitalSurgery
ResidencyJohns Hopkins HospitalBrady Urological Institute
Honors and Awards:
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Board of Directors Faculty Recognition AwardUniversity of Connecticut Health Center
American Society of AndrologyFirst Prize Essay
American Urological AssociationFirst Prize Essay
Physicians and Surgeons Alumni Association Bronze MedalPhysicians and Surgeons Alumni Association
Sigma Xi, Princeton ChapterSigma XI
Hospital Affiliation:
  • UConn John Dempsey Hospital
Selected Publications:

Peer Reviewed Publications

Reporting Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Men on Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer: The PRECISE Recommendations-A Report of a European School of Oncology Task Force. Moore, Caroline M; Giganti, Francesco; Albertsen, Peter; Allen, Clare; Bangma, Chris; Briganti, Alberto; Carroll, Peter; Haider, Masoom; Kasivisvanathan, Veeru; Kirkham, Alex; Klotz, Laurence; Ouzzane, Adil; Padhani, Anwar R; Panebianco, Valeria; Pinto, Peter; Puech, Philippe; Rannikko, Antti; Renard-Penna, Raphaele; Touijera, Karim; Turkbey, Baris; van Poppel, Heinrik; Valdagni, Riccardo; Walz, Jochen; Schoots, Ivo. (2016). European urology,

Contemporary accuracy of death certificates for coding prostate cancer as a cause of death: Is reliance on death certification good enough? A comparison with blinded review by an independent cause of death evaluation committee. Turner, Emma L; Metcalfe, Chris; Donovan, Jenny L; Noble, Sian; Sterne, Jonathan A C; Lane, J Athene; I Walsh, Eleanor; Hill, Elizabeth M; Down, Liz; Ben-Shlomo, Yoav; Oliver, Steven E; Evans, Simon; Brindle, Peter; Williams, Naomi J; Hughes, Laura J; Davies, Charlotte F; Ng, Siaw Yein; Neal, David E; Hamdy, Freddie C; Albertsen, Peter; Reid, Colette M; Oxley, Jon; McFarlane, John; Robinson, Mary C; Adolfsson, Jan; Zietman, Anthony; Baum, Michael; Koupparis, Anthony; Martin, Richard M. (2016). British journal of cancer,

Another Reason to Consider Active Surveillance. Albertsen, Peter C. (2016). European urology, 4, (69), 582-3.

Prostate specific antigen patterns in US and European populations: comparison of six diverse cohorts. Simpkin, Andrew J; Donovan, Jenny L; Tilling, Kate; Lane, J Athene; Martin, Richard M; Albertsen, Peter C; Bill-Axelson, Anna; Carter, H Ballentine; Bosch, Ruud; Ferrucci, Luigi; Hamdy, Freddie C; Holmberg, Lars; Metter, E Jeffrey; Neal, David E; Parker, Christopher C; Metcalfe, Chris. (2016). BJU international,

Successful external validation of a model to predict other cause mortality in localized prostate cancer. Kent, Matthew; Penson, David F; Albertsen, Peter C; Goodman, Michael; Hamilton, Ann S; Stanford, Janet L; Stroup, Antoinette M; Ehdaie, Behfar; Scardino, Peter T; Vickers, Andrew J. (2016). BMC medicine, 1, (14), 25.