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Affiliated Clinical Sites

Hospitals and Affiliations

The urology residency program at New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center is an integrated training program. Westchester Medical Center (WMC) is the sponsoring institution.  In order to ensure a well-rounded and broad exposure to all aspect of urology, the residents also rotate through Metropolitan Hospital Center, Lincoln Hospital Center, Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, N.J., and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. A three-month rotation at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital (MFCH) for pediatric urology education at Uro-3  level is considered part of the WMC rotation. Each of these institutions contributes a unique component of our residents’ exemplary education and training, providing them with a diverse clinical experience in both urban and suburban setting and giving them the opportunity to work with more than 50 well trained, experienced urologists, many of whom are leaders in their field. Our basic research lab is located at WMC although residents are free to pursue clinical research in any of the affiliated institutions. It is the hope of the faculty that the residents will take advantage of the varied experience all of these institutions are able to provide.


Westchester Medical Center (WMC) WMC
Westchester Medical Center, in conjunction with New York Medical College, is the sponsoring institution of the New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center urology residency program. WMC is a 650-bed tertiary care hospital located in Valhalla, New York about 35 miles north of midtown Manhattan. It is the only tertiary care referral center between New York City and Albany and serves as the referral center for the entire Hudson Valley region with an estimated population of over 3.5 million. WMC is a level I trauma center that includes a liver/kidney/heart transplant center, high risk pregnancy center and burn center. The adjoining Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital is the referral center for pediatric patients. Urology residents learn about the management of complex urologic disorders in high risk patients with multiple co-morbidities, including patients with urologic cancer, complex stone disease/obstruction, urologic trauma in patients with multi-organ injury, urologic complications in transplant recipients, etc. Patient care, education and training of residents are supervised by a group of experienced urologists with fellowship training.

The department’s molecular biology research laboratory is located on campus at the Basic Sciences Building.

Core Adult Urology Faculty at WMC

 

Faculty

 

Field of Expertise

Muhammad Choudhury, MD, FACS

Director of Service
Uro-oncology
General urology – chief

Majid Eshghi, MD, FACS

Endourology/stone disease – Section chief
Laparoscopy
General urology
Program director -
Endourology/laparoscopy fellowship program 

John Phillips, MD, FACS

Program director, Residency Program
Uro-oncology – chief
Laparoscopy/Robotics – Section Chief

Gerald Matthews, MD, FACS

Male infertility -

Section Chief
Sexual dysfunction

Denton Allman, MD, FACS

Neurourology -

Section Chief
Voiding dysfunction

Sean Fullerton, MD

Endourology/stone disease
General urology

 

Volunteer Adult Urology Faculty at WMC

 

Faculty

 

Field of Expertise

David Schwalb, MD, FACS

Uro-Oncology

General urology

George Owens, MD

Urology

Michael Grasso, MD III

Endourology

General Urology

Christopher Dixon, MD

Reconstructive urology

Andrew Fishman, MD

Minimally Invasive (Laparoscopic/Robotic) Urologic Oncology

 

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center MFCH

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital (MFCH), located adjacent to Westchester Medical Center, is a 150-bed specialty hospital for the treatment of children. The hospital opened in 2005 and now serves 20,000 patients per year. It is home to the region’s only pediatric intensive care unit, Level IV neo-natal intensive care unit, and pediatric transplant, and trauma program. Pediatric urology is the busiest surgical service at  MFCH. Five pediatric urologists, all with fellowship training in pediatric urology, supervise all aspects of patient care and resident education. Uro 3 residents spend a dedicated three-month rotation in pediatric urology. However, other residents rotating at WMC frequently participate in surgical procedures when more than one operating room is running, which allows training of residents in pediatric urology throughout the course of the four-year training. Residents also perform a significant number of pediatric urology procedures at Lincoln Hospital Center.   One PGY 4 resident from Lenox Hospital Center in New York City rotate in the pediatric urology service for a three-month period each. Clinical research by the residents is strongly encouraged and supported by the pediatric urology faculty.

Faculty at MFCH

 

Faculty

 

Field of Expertise

 

 

Paul Zelkovic, MD

 

Interim Section Chief of Pediatric Urology

Pediatric urology
Laparoscopy

Lori Dyer, MD

Pediatric urology
Laparoscopy

Richard Schlussel, MD

Pediatric urology
Laparoscopy/robotics

Christina Kim, MD

Pediatric Robotic Surgery

 

 

 

Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center Lincoln
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center is a full service, 347-bed acute care hospital, located in the Bronx. The hospital, which is staffed by a team of more than 300 physicians, offers comprehensive primary, secondary, preventive and specialty care services.

The Level I Trauma Center at Lincoln Hospital Center is the busiest in the Northeast region and the third busiest in the country. These emergency services are supported by state-of-the art surgical, medical, coronary care, pediatric and neo-natal intensive care units that excel in the delivery of quality patient care and academic research.

The urology service is one of the busiest at Lincoln Hospital Center. Patient care, resident education and training are supervised by a cadre of dedicated, experienced and well-trained attending staff. Lincoln Hospital Center provides an outstanding opportunity for residents to train in urologic trauma, general urology, urologic oncology, pediatric urology, endourology/stone disease and female urology. A team of dedicated physician extenders and house staff work with the residents to maximize the residents’ operative experience.

Faculty at Lincoln Hospital Center

 

Faculty

 

Field of Expertise

David Schwalb, MD, MD, FACS

Director of Service
Uro-oncology
General urology

Jean Lajeune, MD

Endourology
Stone disease
General urology

Andrew Fishman, MD

Minimally Invasive (Laparoscopic/Robotic) Urologic Oncology

Raphael Novogrodsky, MD

Female urology
Urinary incontinence
Urodynamic

Edward Enriquez, MD

Male infertility
Erectile dysfunction
Geriatric urology
General urology

Michael Shy, MD

General Urology

 

Metropolitan Hospital Center  MET
Metropolitan Hospital Center (MHC) is a 430-bed, acute care hospital located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It is a general medical and surgical care institution, a level II trauma center and part of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. Since its founding in 1875, Metropolitan Hospital Center has been affiliated with New York Medical College, representing the nation’s oldest partnership between a public hospital and a private medical school.

Metropolitan Hospital Center provides a unique opportunity for urology residents to learn about general urology while serving as the primary urologist of patients in the hospital. Residents work under the close supervision of a group of experienced, fellowship-trained, academic urologists. At the same time, the department is able to provide advanced sub-specialty care in various domains. A fellowship-trained uro-oncologist with expertise in laparoscopic/robotic urology supervises patient care and resident training in that domain. A dedicated Andrology Clinic, under the supervision of fellowship-trained faculty, provides significant exposure to the management of male infertility, sexual dysfunction, microscopic surgery and penile prosthetic surgery. Experienced fellowship-trained faculty members also supervise the training in female urology and voiding dysfunction. Nephrolithiasis, one of the most common urologic disorders seen at MHC, is managed by the residents under the supervision of a faculty member with extensive experience in the management of stone disease.

A state-of-the art endoscopy suite is readily available for various urologic procedures including cystoscopy, urodynamic study, prostate biopsy, ultrasound imaging of the genitourinary tract and patient evaluation.

Faculty at Metropolitan Hospital Center

 

Faculty

 

Field of Expertise

Gerald Matthews, MD, FACS

Director of Service
Male infertility, sexual dysfunction
General urology

Denton Allman, MD, FACS

Voiding dysfunction
Female urology, incontinence
General urology

John Phillips, MD, FACS

Uro-oncology
Laparoscopy
General Urology

Sean Fullerton, MD

Endourology
BPH management
General urology

Ronnie Fine, MD

Pediatric Urology

 

Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) HUMC

Hackensack University Medical Center, a 775-bed teaching hospital, research institute and tertiary care center founded in 1888, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state of New Jersey. The center boasts a comprehensive cardiac and vascular care center, a state-designated children’s hospital, a full service hospital for women and the 155,000 sq. ft. John Theurer Cancer Center, one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive cancer centers, which ranks in the top 10 for patient volume.

The urology service, under the leadership of Michael Stifelman, MD, professor and chairman of the Department of Urology at HUMC, is one of the busiest in the institution. The urology service performs over 400 radical prostatectomy, more than 200 female urology procedures and over 250 kidney procedures annually. HUMC has been affiliated with University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey for many years, and two residents from UMDNJ rotate in the urology service throughout the year. Residents from New York Medical College have the opportunity to learn and gain additional experience in uro-oncology, female urology, laparoscopy and robotic procedures at HUMC.

Faculty at HUMC   

 

Faculty

 

Field of Expertise

Michael D. Stifelman, MD

Department Chairman
Site Director
Uro-oncology

Ihor Sawczuk, MD, FACS

Uro-oncology
Robotic surgery

Ravi Munver, MD, FACS

Endourology
Laparoscopy
Robotic surgery

Debra L. Fromer, MD

Voiding dysfunction
Female urology

Richard Watson, MD

Ambulatory urology
Residency program director

Michelle Kim, MD

Female urology
Pelvic reconstruction

David Shin, MD

Male infertility
Sexual dysfunction

Hoseein Sadeghi, MD

Andrology, Sexual Dysfunction

These faculty members listed above along with over 50 other Urologists are involved with the teaching of our urology residents.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) MSKCC

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center, has devoted more than a century to patient care as well as to innovative research, making a significant contribution to new and better therapies for the treatment of cancer. In 2010, more than 24,000 patients were admitted to MSKCC, which accommodated 515,835 outpatient visits at its Manhattan and regional sites combined.

The Department of Urology at MSKCC is one of the busiest in New York , has 16 full time fellowship-trained faculty members, each with their own major discipline of interest and concentration within urologic oncology. Most New York City programs send their residents to MSKCC at some point in their training, and New York Medical College is no exception. Uro-2 residents rotate for a three-month block, serve as an integral member of the urology team, contribute to the educational program including the structured didactic program, participate in all aspects of patient care, develop a strong working relationship with many of the faculty all of which may contribute to the development of an academic career.

Faculty at MSKCC 

 

Faculty

 

Field of Expertise

James A. Eastham, MD

Department Chair

Prostate Cancer Prevention, Natural History, Screening and Early Detection, Radical Prostatectomy Outcomes

Joel Sheinfeld, MD

Site Director

Testicular Cancer, Surgical Technique