Peter Wiklund

Peter Wiklund, MD, PhD

  • PROFESSOR | Urology



Dr. Peter Wiklund is Professor of Urology, Department of Urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Director of the Bladder Cancer Program of the Mount Sinai Health System. Prior to his appointment at Mount Sinai, Dr. Wiklund was Chair, Urology and Molecular Medicine and Surgery, and Professor, Urology, at the Karolinska Instutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Dr. Wiklund has the largest experience with robot-assisted cystectomy with totally intracorporeal neobladder in the world. He pioneered this procedure in 2003 and subsequently built the leading cystectomy program at Karolinska Institute. Dr. Wiklund has performed more than 3,000 robotic operations and has extensive experience in advanced pelvic oncological surgery in patients where the tumor is growing on several pelvic organs (multi-organ tumor, bladder, prostate, colorectal, ovarian, and uterine).

Dr. Wiklund travels the world as an invited lecturer at various courses and master classes in robotic surgery. He has performed live educational surgery in most European countries, as well as in Asia and South America. Dr. Wiklund is Chairman of the scientific working group of the European Urology Robotic Section of the European Association of Urology and is an international member of the American Urological Association. He has been chairman of many international courses on bladder cancer and prostate cancer surgery.

Throughout his career, Dr. Wiklund has been a productive investigator who has made important original contributions in the area of Physiology and Pharmacology as well as Urology and coordinated several multi-institutional studies. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed original publications and 30 review articles and has been the editor and contributing author of three textbooks on robot-assisted surgery. He has also contributed to numerous textbooks in Oncological Urology.

Having successfully built a career that combines clinical practice and original research, Dr. Wiklund is known as a role model for young investigators. He is an extraordinary mentor who has guided many residents, fellows as well as junior faculty to successful careers in research and clinical medicine. Dr. Wiklund organized the successful international fellowship program in robot-assisted surgery at Karolinska University Hospital where urologists from all over the world have trained.


Clinical Focus

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test
  • Prostatectomy
  • Radical Cystectomy
  • Robotic Prostate Surgery


MD, Karolinska Institute, Medical Faculty

Internship, , St. Goram Hospital

Residency, Urology, Karolinska Institute,Sweden

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