Tullika Garg, MD

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Tullika Garg, MD
Employed by Penn State Health

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Urology, Penn State Cancer Institute
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Urology

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About Me

I am a nationally recognized urologic oncologist whose services include patient- and family-centered care for urologic cancer. I became interested in urology when my father was diagnosed with prostate cancer during my second year of medical school. I’m dedicated to providing state-of-the-art bladder cancer care, working with multidisciplinary teams and innovative care models while providing compassionate, goal-aligned surgical bladder cancer care.

My specialty is cancer and aging, and my research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Cancer Society. I’ve won honors for patient experience, and I serve on the American Urological Association’s Research Council.  In my free time, I enjoy hiking, birdwatching, knitting, and cooking.


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Professional Education


Medical School, Baylor College of Medicine - 2005


Fellowship, Urologic Oncology Surgery Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York) - 2013


Residency, Urology Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals - 2010


Internship, General Surgery Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals - 2006

Research Interests

  • Geriatric oncology (cancer and aging)
  • Health Services Research
  • Multimorbidity
  • Rural health

Academic Interests

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Geriatric Oncology
  • Urologic Oncology


  • AUA North Central Section Traveling Fellowship Award 2008
  • American Urological Association Annual Meeting Best Poster Award 2023
  • American Urological Association Leadership Program First Place Capstone Project Competition
  • Baylor College of Medicine Arnold Award for Excellence in Urology 2005
  • Geisinger Top Patient Experience Clinician Award 2021
  • International Volunteers in Urology Resident Scholarship Award 2009
  • Older Americans Independence Centers Annual Meeting Poster Award 2019
  • SSMR/SMSNA Men’s Health Traveling Fellowship 2007
  • Society of Urologic Oncology Young Urologic Oncologists Podium Award 2019


  • AGING Initiative Multiple Chronic Conditions Scholar 2019
  • AUA Early Career Investigator Workshop 2018
  • American Urological Association Leadership Program 2021
  • Johns Hopkins Mixed Methods Research Scholar 2019
  • Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Junior Reviewer Program 2019-2021
  • National Institute on Aging Butler-Williams Scholars Program 2016
  • Penn State Fellowship for Emerging Faculty Leaders 2023
  • Surgical Outcomes Club Health Services Research Fellowship 2015