Robert Tucker, MD, PhD


Associate Professor of Pathology
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information

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



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

Research Summary

Electrosurgical laparscopy, thermal treatment of prostate cancer

Selected Publications

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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