Pathology

Robert Tucker, MD, PhD

Portrait

Associate Professor of Pathology
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information

Primary Office: 1193-A Medical Laboratories
Iowa City, IA 52242
Primary Office Phone: 319-335-8257

Email: robert-tucker@uiowa.edu

Education

BS, Physics & Math, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
PhD, Biophysics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Fellowship, Health Computer Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Residency, Clinical Pathology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Licensure and Certifications

State of Iowa Medical License Iowa Board of Medicine
National Board of Medical Examiners

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Biosciences Graduate Program

Research Summary

Electrosurgical laparscopy, thermal treatment of prostate cancer

All Publications

Taub A, Tucker R, Palange A.  Facial tightening with an advanced 4-MHz monopolar radiofrequency device.  Journal of Drugs and Dermatology.  2012. 11(11):1288-94.
[PubMed]

Piskun G, Tucker R.  New bipolar tissue ligator combines constant tissue compression and temperature guidance: histologic study and implications for treatment of hemorrhoids.  Medical Devices.  2012. 5:89-96.
[PubMed]

Morris M, Tucker R, Baron T, Song L.  Electrosurgery in gastrointestinal endoscopy: principles to practice.  The American journal of gastroenterology.  2009. 104(6):1563-74.
[PubMed]

Tucker R.  The tissue effects of PlasmaCision electrosurgery.  Technical White Paper Gyrus, Inc..  2008. 

Tucker R.  PlasmaCision electrosurgery for ENT applications: a review of the tissue effects.  Technical White Paper Gyrus, Inc..  2007. 

Tucker R.  Chapter 7 - Monopolar and bipolar electrosurgery and their associated complications.  Quality Medical Publishing, Inc., St. Louis.  2006. 

Tucker R, Huidobro C, Larson T.  Ablation of stage T1/T2 prostate cancer with permanent interstitial temperature self-regulating rods.  Journal of endourology / Endourological Society.  2005. 19(7):865-7.
[PubMed]

Tucker R, Baggish M.  Chapter 10 - Lasers and Electrosurgery in Hysteroscopy.  Mosby, St. Louis.  2005. 

Voyles C, Tucker R.  Chapter 7 - Prevention and Management of Laparoscopic Surgical Complications.  Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons, Miami, FL.  2005. 

Tucker R.  The tissue effects of radiofrequency electrosurgical currents.  Blackwell Scientific, Cambridge.  2004. 

Tucker R.  Use of interstitial temperature self-regulating thermal rods in the treatment of prostate cancer.  Journal of endourology / Endourological Society.  2003. 17(8):601-7.
[PubMed]

Berthusen A, Tucker R, Park J.  A field-focusing device to increase power output of ThermoRod trade mark implants for thermal ablation of tissue.  Journal of biomedical materials research.  2002. 63(5):650-6.
[PubMed]

Rehman J, Landman J, Tucker R, Bostwick D, Sundaram C, Clayman R.  Ferromagnetic self-regulating reheatable thermal rod implants for in situ tissue ablation.  Journal of endourology / Endourological Society.  2002. 16(7):523-31.
[PubMed]

Tucker R, Platz C, Huidobro C, Larson T.  Interstitial thermal therapy in patients with localized prostate cancer: histologic analysis.  Urology.  2002. 60(1):166-9.
[PubMed]

Le U, Tucker R, Park J.  The effects of localized cold work on the heating characteristics of thermal therapy implants.  Journal of biomedical materials research.  2002. 63(1):24-30.
[PubMed]

Tucker R.  Chapter 9 - Principles of electrosurgery.  W.B.Saunders, Philadelphia.  2000. 

Case J, Tucker R, Park J.  Defining the heating characteristics of ferromagnetic implants using calorimetry.  Journal of biomedical materials research.  2000. 53(6):791-8.
[PubMed]

Tucker R, Huidobro C, Larson T, Platz C.  Use of permanent interstitial temperature self-regulating rods for ablation of prostate cancer.  Journal of endourology / Endourological Society.  2000. 14(6):511-7.
[PubMed]

Voyles C, Tucker R.  Chapter 3 - Prevention and Management of Laparoscopic Surgical Complications.  Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons, Miami, FL.  1999. 

Tucker R, Baggish M, Lomano J.  Chapter 7 - Diagnostic and Operative Hysteroscopy.  Mosby, St. Louis.  1999. 

Tucker R.  Understanding electrosurgery.  Contemporary Urology.  1998. 10(10):68-83.

Paulus J, Parida G, Tucker R, Park J.  Corrosion analysis of NiCu and PdCo thermal seed alloys used as interstitial hyperthermia implants.  Biomaterials.  1997. 18(24):1609-14.
[PubMed]

Tucker R, Platz C, Landas S.  Histologic characteristics of electrosurgical injuries.  The Journal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.  1997. 4(2):201-6.
[PubMed]

Paulus J, Tucker R, Flanagan S, Loening S.  HSP 70 induction and thermotolerance following interstitial hyperthermia in the dunning R3327 tumor in vivo.  Urologic oncology.  1997. 3(4):103-7.
[PubMed]

Paulus J, Tucker R, Loening S, Flanagan S.  Thermal ablation of canine prostate using interstitial temperature self-regulating seeds: new treatment for prostate cancer.  Journal of endourology / Endourological Society.  1997. 11(4):295-300.
[PubMed]

Voyles C, Tucker R.  Chapter 4 - Prevention and Management of Complications in Minimally Invasive Surgery.  Igaku-Shoin, New York.  1996. 

Tucker R.  Chapter 7 - Monopolar and bipolar electrosurgery and associated problems.  Quality Medical Publishing, Inc., St. Louis.  1996. 

Mittelberg K, Tucker R, Loening S, Moseley P.  Effect of radiation and hyperthermia on prostate tumor cells with induced thermal tolerance and the correlation with HSP70 accumulation.  Urologic oncology.  1996. 2(5):146-51.
[PubMed]

Paulus J, Richardson J, Tucker R, Park J.  Evaluation of inductively heated ferromagnetic alloy implants for therapeutic interstitial hyperthermia.  IEEE transactions on bio-medical engineering.  1996. 43(4):406-13.
[PubMed]

Tucker R, Platz C, Landas S.  A laparoscopic complication - A medical legal case analysis, Part I.  Journal of gynecologic surgery.  1995. 11(2):113-21.
[PubMed]

Tucker R, Platz C, Landas S.  A laparoscopic complication - A medical legal case analysis, Part II.  Journal of Gynecologic Surgery.  1995. 11(3):185-192.

Tucker R.  Chapter 3 - The tissue effects of radiofrequency electrosurgical currents.  Blackwell Scientific, Cambridge.  1995. 

Voyles C, Tucker R.  Chapter 9 - Monopolar electrosurgery for laparoscopic colectomy.  Churchill Livingstone, New York.  1995. 

Tucker R, Voyles C.  Laparoscopic electrosurgical complications and their prevention.  AORN journal.  1995. 62(1):51-3, 55, 58-9 passim; quiz 74-7.
[PubMed]

Tucker R.  Laparoscopic electrosurgical complications: mal-practice or mal-occurrence.  American Association of Trial Lawyers: Reference Materials Volume I.  1995. 

Tucker R.  Laparoscopic electrosurgical injuries: survey results and their implications.  Surgical laparoscopy & endoscopy.  1995. 5(4):311-7.
[PubMed]

Baggish M, Tucker R.  Tissue actions of bipolar scissors compared with monopolar devices.  Fertility and sterility.  1995. 63(2):422-6.
[PubMed]

Bieber E, Redwine D, Tucker R, Mittendorf R.  An In-Vivo Evaluation of the Correlation Between Histologic and Visually Estimated Zones of Tissue Injury Created with Monopolar Electrosurgery.  The Journal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.  1994. 1(4, Part 2):S3-4.
[PubMed]

Siegel J, Veerappan A, Tucker R.  Bipolar versus monopolar sphincterotomy: a prospective trial.  The American journal of gastroenterology.  1994. 89(10):1827-30.
[PubMed]

Tucker R, Voyles C.  Chapter 4 - Monopolar electrosurgery and laparoscopy.  Current Medicine, Philidephia.  1994. 

Voyles C, Tucker R.  Unrecognized hazards of surgical electrodes passed through metal suction-irrigation devices.  Surgical endoscopy.  1994. 8(3):185-7.
[PubMed]

Tucker R, Hollenhorst M.  Bipolar electrosurgical devices.  Endoscopic surgery and allied technologies.  1993. 1(2):110-3.
[PubMed]

Ferguson S, Paulus J, Tucker R, Loening S, Park J.  Effect of thermal treatment on heating characteristics of Ni-Cu alloy for hyperthermia: preliminary studies.  Journal of applied biomaterials : an official journal of the Society for Biomaterials.  1993. 4(1):55-60.
[PubMed]

Paulus J, Tucker R, Flanagan S, Moseley P, Loening S, Park J.  Heat shock protein response in a prostate tumor model to interstitial thermotherapy: implications for clinical treatment.  The Prostate.  1993. 23(3):263-70.
[PubMed]

Tucker R, Voyles C.  Laparoscopic electrosurgery: complications and prevention.  Surgical Technology.  1993. 

Tucker R, Sievert C, Platz C, Vennes J, Silvis S.  Bipolar electrosurgical sphincterotomy.  Gastrointestinal endoscopy.  1992. 38(2):113-7.
[PubMed]

Tucker R, Voyles C, Silvis S.  Capacitive coupled stray currents during laparoscopic and endoscopic electrosurgical procedures.  Biomedical instrumentation & technology / Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation.  1992. 26(4):303-11.
[PubMed]

Voyles C, Tucker R.  Education and engineering solutions for potential problems with laparoscopic monopolar electrosurgery.  American journal of surgery.  1992. 164(1):57-62.
[PubMed]

Tucker R, Loening S, Landas S, Paulus J, Park J.  Interstitial hyperthermia effect on the Dunning prostate tumor.  Hyperthermia of the Prostate: State of the Art.  1992. 

Tucker R.  Radio frequency electrosurgery in laparoscopy.  Surgery Alert.  1992. 8(12):69-72.

Tucker R, Benda J, Sievert C, Engel T.  The effect of bipolar electrosurgical coagulation waveform on a rat uterine model of fallopian tube sterilization.  Journal of gynecologic surgery.  1992. 8(4):235-41.
[PubMed]

Johlin F, Tucker R, Ferguson S.  The effect of guidewires during electrosurgical sphincterotomy.  Gastrointestinal endoscopy.  1992. 38(5):536-40.
[PubMed]

Tucker R, Loening S, Landas S, Paulus J, Ren Z, Park J.  The effect of interstitial hyperthermia on the Dunning prostate tumor model.  The Journal of urology.  1992. 147(4):1129-33.
[PubMed]

Tucker R, Sievert C, Kramolowsky E, Vennes J, Silvis S.  The interaction between electrosurgical generators, endoscopic electrodes, and tissue.  Gastrointestinal endoscopy.  1992. 38(2):118-22.
[PubMed]

Tucker R, Ferguson S.  Do surgical gloves protect staff during electrosurgical procedures?.  Surgery.  1991. 110(5):892-5.
[PubMed]

Tucker R, Loening S, Landas S, Mardan A, Ren Z, Lubaroff D.  The in vivo effect of regional hyperthermia on dunning R3327 prostatic tumor.  The Prostate.  1991. 18(4):321-9.
[PubMed]

Tucker R, Benda J, Mardan A, Engel T.  The interaction of electrosurgical bipolar forceps and generators on an animal model of fallopian tube sterilization.  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology.  1991. 165(2):443-9.
[PubMed]

Kramolowsky E, Tucker R.  The urological application of electrosurgery.  The Journal of urology.  1991. 146(3):669-74.
[PubMed]

Tucker R, Kramolowsky E, Stasz P.  Direct-current potentials created by arcing during monopolar radiofrequency electrosurgery.  Biomedical instrumentation & technology / Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation.  1990. 24(3):212-6.
[PubMed]

Tucker R, Kramolowsky E, Platz C.  In vivo effect of 5 French bipolar and monopolar electrosurgical probes on the porcine bladder.  Urological research.  1990. 18(4):291-4.
[PubMed]

Tucker R, Platz C, Sievert C, Vennes J, Silvis S.  In vivo evaluation of monopolar versus bipolar electrosurgical polypectomy snares.  The American journal of gastroenterology.  1990. 85(10):1386-90.
[PubMed]

Ren Z, Tucker R, Landas S, Lubaroff D, Sparrow H, Loening S.  Regional hyperthermia combined with high energy shock wave treatment on Dunning prostate tumors.  The Journal of lithotripsy & stone disease.  1990. 2(3):211-9.
[PubMed]

Kramolowsky E, Tucker R.  Use of 5F bipolar electrosurgical probe in endoscopic urological procedures.  The Journal of urology.  1990. 143(2):275-7.
[PubMed]

Tucker R, Kramolowsky E, Bedell E, Platz C.  A comparison of urologic application of bipolar versus monopolar five French electrosurgical probes.  The Journal of urology.  1989. 141(3):662-5.
[PubMed]

Tucker R, Stasz P, Kramolowsky E.  A simple and inexpensive method for measuring electrosurgical variables.  Biomedical instrumentation & technology / Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation.  1989. 23(1):54-7.
[PubMed]

Tucker R, Silvis S.  Induced current on the guide wire during sphincterotomy.  Gastrointestinal endoscopy.  1989. 35(1):45-7.
[PubMed]

Kramolowsky E, Tucker R, Nelson C.  Management of benign ureteral structures: open surgical repair or endoscopic dilation?.  The Journal of urology.  1989. 141(2):285-6.
[PubMed]

Kramolowsky  E, Tucker R, Maynard M, Nelson C.  A comparison of formalin induced porcine ureteral strictures with human ureteral strictures.  Journal of Endourology.  1988. 2(3):271-277.

Tucker R, Macht P, Rowles T.  Converting RS-232 to 422 - A solution to long distance high speed data transmission.  Computers in healthcare.  1985. 6(12):56, 58.
[PubMed]

Tucker R.  Physics of electrosurgery.  Continuing Education for the Family Physician .  1985. 20(8):574-589.

Tucker R, Schmitt O, Sievert C, Silvis S.  Demodulated low frequency currents from electrosurgical procedures.  Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics.  1984. 159(1):39-43.
[PubMed]

Schmitt O, Tucker R, Sievert C, Silvis S.  A miniature current probe for measuring electrosurgical currents.  Medical instrumentation.  1983. 17(4):276-7.
[PubMed]

Tucker R, Schmitt O, Sievert C, Silvis S.  Utilization of a microcomputer development system as a task dedicated laboratory computer.  Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computer Application in Medical Care.  1983. 7:908-910.
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Tucker R, Schmitt O, Sievert C, Ellsworth S, Silvis S.  Targets of convenience for computer automated measurements of electrical tissue impedance spectra.  Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computer Application in Medical Care.  1982. 6:1000-1006.
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Tucker R, Schmitt O, Ellsworth S, Silvis S.  The electrosurgery circuit and some of its ramifications.  Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation.  1982. 17:125.

Tucker R.  The physics and pitfalls of electrosurgery - National Postgraduate Endoscopy Course II.  American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Manchester, MA .  1982. 

Tucker R, Hudrlik T, Silvis S, Ackerman E.  Automated impedence: a case study in microprocessor programming.  Computers in biology and medicine.  1981. 11(3):153-60.
[PubMed]

Tucker R, Schmitt O, Sievert C, Silvis S.  Progress toward the atlas of tissue impedivity.  All Engineering in Medicine and Biology.  1980. 22:8.

Schmitt O, Tucker R, Holte J.  Utility ELF electric field measures for biophysical studies.  All Engineering in Medicine and Biology.  1980. 22:6.

Tucker R, Hudrlik T.  Computerized impedance bioassay for cystic fibrosis factor.  All Engineering in Medicine and Biology.  1979. 21:224.

Tucker R, Gibbs G, Christensen M.  Cystic fibrosis serum effect on the short circuit current of rat jejunum.  Pediatric research.  1979. 13(12):1371-4.
[PubMed]

Tucker R, Hudrlik T, Gibbs G, Christensen M.  The effect of serum from patients with pancreatic disease on the short circuit current of rat jejunum.  IEEE transactions on bio-medical engineering.  1979. 26(11):607-13.
[PubMed]

Tucker R, Schmitt O.  Tests for human perception of 60 Hz moderate strength magnetic fields.  IEEE transactions on bio-medical engineering.  1978. 25(6):509-18.
[PubMed]

Tucker R, Schmidt O.  Tests for human perception of 60 Hz moderate strength magnetic fields.  J. Wooland Hastings, Chairman, Committee on Biosphere Effects of Extremely Low Frequency Radiation, National Academy of Sciences.  1977. 

Tucker R, Schmidt O.  Are we biologically responsive to magnetic fields of an A.C. powered city?.  All Engineering in Medicine and Biology.  1976. 18:411.

Schmidt O, Tucker R.  Human perception of moderate strength low frequency magnetic fields.  IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility.  1973. 

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