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The mission of the Department of Urology at Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College is to provide, perpetuate and nurture the highest quality education, cutting edge research and state-of-the art patient care. 

We are most fortunate to have an outstanding, dedicated, experienced and well trained faculty who enthusiastically embrace the ideal of educating and training the future generation of urologists, a major component of the department’s threefold mission. Our integrated residency program includes resident rotation at urban acute care hospitals, suburban tertiary care referral centers, and a specialized cancer center. Together they provide our residents with a scope and breadth of experience second to none. Weekly grand rounds conferences, a urology core curriculum club, hands-on training in a surgical simulation lab, and pathology and radiology conferences all help to provide and nurture an environment of skills advancement and learning. 

The urology residency program has enjoyed continued full accreditation since its inception in 1949. Since 2003 all of our residents have successfully passed the American Board of Urology exam and forty percent of them have pursued Fellowship training. 

The Department is strongly committed to clinical and basic urologic research. Our laboratories directed by an accomplished full-time Ph.D. researcher. Residents and medical students are strongly encouraged to participate in research. Members of the department have published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, and residents and faculty frequently present their findings in regional, national and international meetings. 

Providing technologically advanced, high quality patient care is the most important component of our mission. Our experienced, well trained and dedicated faculty provide sub-specialized care in all domains of urology, including general and pediatric urology, endourology/stone disease, urologic cancer, minimally invasive/robotic urology, incontinence, infertility, sexual dysfunction and neurourology.

What is Urology?

The medical and surgical specialty that focuses on the urinary tracts of males and females, and on the reproductive system of males. Medical professionals specializing in the field of urology are called urologists and are trained to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with urological disorders.