K. C. Balaji, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

169 Ratings

K. C. Balaji, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urologic Oncology, Robotic Urologic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-4131
Department: 336-716-4131

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Education & Training

  • M.B.,B.S., Madras Univ Faculty Of Medicine Madras-India, 1986
  • Residency, Surgery, Bronx-Lebanon Hosp Ctr, 1993
  • Residency, Urology, Univ Massachusetts Med Ctr, 1997
  • Fellowship, Urologic Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cance, 1999

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Urology, Urology


  • Soc Of Basic Urologic Research
  • Soc Of Urologic Oncology
  • American Urological Assn

NPI Number

  • 1558314484
K. C. Balaji, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

169 Ratings

K. C. Balaji, M.D.

Professor, Urology
Cancer Biology
Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Research Interests

cancer/oncogenesis, cell growth, differentiation,d, men?s health issues

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-5690 | Department: 336-716-4131

Recent Publications

NickKholgh B, Fang X, Winters SM, Raina A, Pandya KS, Gyabaah K, Fino N, Balaji KC. Cell line modeling to study biomarker panel in prostate cancer. Prostate. 2016;76(3):245-258.

Li Z, Zhang C, Chen L, Li G, Qu L, Balaji KC, Du C. E-cadherin facilitates protein kinase D1 activation and subcellular localization. J Cell Physiol. 2016;():.

Stuart CH, Singh R, Smith TL, D'Agostino R Jr, Caudell D, Balaji KC, Gmeiner WH. Prostate-specific membrane antigen-targeted liposomes specifically deliver the Zn(2+) chelator TPEN inducing oxidative stress in prostate cancer cells. Nanomedicine (Lond). 2016;11(10):1207-1222.

Gmeiner WH, Boyacioglu O, Stuart CH, Jennings-Gee J, Balaji KC. The cytotoxic and pro-apoptotic activities of the novel fluoropyrimidine F10 towards prostate cancer cells are enhanced by Zn(2+) -chelation and inhibiting the serine protease Omi/HtrA2. Prostate. 2015;75(4):360-369.

Fang X, Gyabaah K, Nickkholgh B, Cline JM, Balaji KC. Novel in vivo model for combinatorial fluorescence labeling in mouse prostate. Prostate. 2015;75(9):988-1000.

Balaji KC. Long-term survival rates after resection for locally advanced kidney cancer: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 1989 to 2012 experience [editorial comment]. J Urol. 2015;193(6):1916-1917.

Nickkholgh B, Fang XL, Winters SM, Fino N, Balaji KC. Differential expression of novel PKD1 related biomarker panel in African American men with prostate cancer [abstract]. Cancer Res. 2015;75(15 Suppl):4342.

Balaji KC. Autophagy: friend or foe for progression and treatment of urothelial carcinoma [editorial]. J Urol. 2014;191(6):1644-1645.

Wicks EE, Fang XL, Balaji KC. Prorainbow: a novel in vivo prostate mouse model to track the origin of prostate cancer [abstract]. Tissue Eng Part A. 2014;20(Suppl 1):S139-S140.

Nickkholgh B, Fang XL, Gyabaah K, Balaji KC. Biological basis of aggressive phenotype in African-American prostate cancer cell line [abstract]. Cancer Res. 2014;74(19 Suppl):A4000.

Krane LS, Richards KA, Kader AK, Davis R, Balaji KC, Hemal AK. Preoperative neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio predicts overall survival and extravesical disease in patients undergoing radical cystectomy. J Endourol. 2013;27(8):1046-1050.

Fang X, Sittadjody S, Gyabaah K, Opara EC, Balaji KC. Novel 3D co-culture model for epithelial-stromal cells interaction in prostate cancer. PLoS One. 2013;8(9):e75187.

Fang XL, Sivanandane S, Gyabaah K Balaji KC. Novel 3D co-cultural model for epithelial-stromal cells interaction in prostate cancer [abstract]. Cancer Res. 2013;73(8 Suppl 1):A4078.

Balaji KC. Metastatic potential of a renal mass according to original tumour size at presentation [editorial comment]. BJU Int. 2012;109(2):194.

Du C, Zhang C, Li Z, Biswas MHU, Balaji KC. Beta-catenin phosphorylated at threonine 120 antagonizes generation of active beta-catenin by spatial localization in trans-Golgi network. PLoS ONE. 2012;7(4):e33830.

All Publications

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Professor, Urology

Clinical Interests

Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urologic Oncology, Robotic Urologic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery
K. C. Balaji, M.D.

K. C. Balaji, M.D.

Professor, Urology
Cancer Biology
Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

K. C. Balaji, M.D.169 Ratings


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While I realize Dr. Balaji has many patients to see, I have never felt that he was rushing to finish nor has he ever made any type of comment that would indicate he was rushed. As well as being professional in his approach, Dr. Balaji and the nursing staff always demonstrate an interest in my personal life, well-being and my quality of life as a human being. I appreciate they demonstrating a caring that is sincere not just appearing to be sincere.


#1. *K. Balaji


confidence in this doctor


*Dr. Balaji is an excellent doctor! I have all the faith in world in this man!!


Feel blessed that I was under the care and surgical knowledge of Dr. Balaji


All good.


Before seeing my doctor I had an ultrasound of my kidneys. Everyone was professional, pleasant and attentive.


everything good


I trust Dr. BValaji implicity.




In my opinion: If *Dr. Baliji doesn't walk on water, he knows where the rocks are.




Very good.


#9. High recommend to anyone! Excellent! #10. 110%.


Dr Balaji is one of the best physisicians I have ever worked with. He's knowledgeable, respectuful, empathetic, listens well, and explains clearly

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