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Department of Urology

Faculty Members

The University Hospital of Brooklyn

 

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Brian K. McNeil, MD

Title: Chief of Urology at The University Hospital of Brooklyn; Vice Chairman, Assistant Program Director and Assistant Professor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center Department of Urology

    • Residency:  Loyola University Medical Center
    • Research Fellowships: The National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute; The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute at John Hopkins
    • Fellowship: Urologic Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    • Dr. McNeil participated in translational research evaluating novel markers of bladder cancer, collaborating with scientists at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research at The University of Ghana. He undertook this research while at The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute at John Hopkins.
    • Dr. McNeil is focused on increasing awareness regarding the various treatment modalities for urologic cancer in the Brooklyn community.

 

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Llewellyn M. Hyacinthe, MD, FACS

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor

    • Residency: Lenox Hill Hospital
    • Dr. Hyacinthe has served the indigent and underserved community at Kings County Hospital for 15 years. He has been managing and teaching residents how to understand and treat complex urological issues ranging from trauma to urologic oncology He has also been the recipient of the “Teacher of the Year” Award several times. He is the senior member of the Downstate Urology Academic Executive Committee.

Andrew Winer, MD

  • Title:     Clinical Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

  

Avidah Rudberg, MD

    • Title: Clinical Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

 

Igor Ryndin, MD

    • Title: Clinical Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Kings County Hospital Center

Andrew Winer, MD
Title:
Local Site Director, Kings County Hospital, Clinical Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Medical Center. 


  • Medical School: Stony Brook University School of Medicine
    Residency: SUNY Downstate Medical School
    Fellowship:Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Dr. Andrew Winer, Assistant Professor, is a native of Piedmont, California. He joined the Department of Urology as Local Program Director, Kings County Hospital Center where he serves as Chief of the Division of Urology. Prior to returning to Downstate, Dr. Winer was Chief Fellow in the Urologic Oncology Fellowship Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Winer earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Florida (Phi Beta Kappa, University Scholar), MD at Stony Brook University School of Medicine (Alpha Omega Alpha) and completed his residency in Urology at our own SUNY Downstate. A co-author of dozens of abstracts, peer-reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters, Dr. Winer is a member of the Downstate Urology Academic Executive Committee and operates at both Kings County Hospital and University Hospital, Brooklyn.

 Llewellyn M. Hyacinthe, MD, FACS

Title: Staff urologist

Brian K. McNeil, MD

Title: Staff urologist

Veterans Administration New York Harbor Healthcare System

Jeffrey P. Weiss, MD

    • Title: Professor and Chair, Department of Urology, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. ACGME Residency Program Director, SUNY Downstate Medical Center Department of Urology
    • Residency: University of Pennsylvania
    • Fellowship: Neurology and Urodynamics, Urocenter of New York, Dr. Jerry Blaivas
    • Dr. Weiss is the co-author of over 140 scientific articles, 200 abstracts, 25 book chapters and 4 textbooks including the world’s first textbook regarding nocturia.
    • Dr. Weiss has peer reviewed over 100 manuscript submissions for journals including The Journal of Urology and the British Journal of Urology International. He received “Editorial Reviewer of the Year” from The Journal of Urology for BPH in 2008, 2010 and 2013. Dr. Weiss has taught courses on the topics of both BPH and Nocturia for the past 18 years.
    • He is a member of numerous professional societies including the American Urological Association, The International Continence Society, The Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology and the American College of Surgeons. He served as Governor, ACS 2011-14 and is Vice President of the Brooklyn and Long Island Chapter of the ACS. He is Chairman of the Section on Urology, New York Academy of Medicine and Board Member, New York Section, American Urological Association.

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William Blank, MD

    • Title: Chief of Urology, Veterans Administration New York Harbor Healthcare System; Clinical Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
    • Residency: Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
    • Fellowship: Male Fertility and Andrology, Weill Cornell Medical College
    • Dr. Blank specializes in male infertility and andrology. He focuses on vasectomies, vasectomy reversals, and surgical management of erectile dysfunction. In addition to his duties at the VA Hospital, he has a part time private practice at the SUNY Downstate Bay Ridge Campus.

 

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Wellman Cheung, MD, FACS

    • Title: Clinical Professor, SUNY Downstate Medical Center Department of Urology
    • Residency: SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine
    • Fellowship: Female Urology, Voiding Dysfunction and Reconstruction at The Cleveland Clinic, Florida
    • Board certified:Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
    • Certified: Medical Acupuncture
    • Aside from his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Cheung has published many articles and holds three patents from his work related to gene expression and voiding dysfunction.
    • Dr. Cheung has been active in research over the years. He is co-founder of Genomic Dynamics International, LLC- a biotech company focusing on biomarker discovery. More information can be found at www.gendyn.us/team.html.

 

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Nicholas Karanikolas, MD

    • Title:  Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Medical Center Department of Urology
    • Residency: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
    • Fellowship: Urologic Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

 

 

The Brooklyn Hospital

 

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Dhanan Etwaru, MD

    • Title: Chief of Urology, The Brooklyn Hospital
    • Residency: Urology: SUNY Downstate Medical Center; Internal Medicine: Winthrop University HospitalDr. Etwaru is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Urology. He joined The Brooklyn Hospital in 1995. He was the recipient of “The Teacher of the Year” Award for the 2013-2014 academic year.
    • Dr. Etwaru’s interests are treatment of female voiding dysfunction, incontinence and minimally invasive treatetments of kidney stones.

Wellman Cheung, MD, FACS

Alexander Lipyansky, MD

Erroll Mallett, MD

Vitaly Rayhkman, MD

David Sussman, MD

 

South Nassau Communities Hospital

  Michael Herman, MD

    • Title: Local Program Director as well as Director of Urologic Oncology at South Nassau Communities Hospital
    • Medical School:University of Texas South Western Medical Center
    • Residency:Weill Cornell Medical College
    • Dr. Michael Herman, Clinical Assistant Professor, is a native of El Paso, Texas. He joined the Department of Urology as Local Program Director, South Nassau Communities Hospital where he serves as Director of Urologic Oncology. Prior to coming to South Nassau, Dr. Herman was Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology at Weill Cornell Medical Center and an Assistant Attending at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Herman earned his BA at Harvard College, MD at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and completed his residency at Weill Cornell Medical College. During his residency, Dr. Herman won Physician of the Year, New York-Presbyterian Hospital (2008), First place for AUA/Gyrus Prize Essay Contest (2009), and the Distinguished Housestaff Award, New York-Presbyterian Hospital (2010).  Dr. Herman has received research support from the National Institutes of Health as a co-investigator exploring the application of multiphoton microscopy in prostate cancer, an advanced imaging technique to improve prostate cancer detection. He also maintains an active presence as a reviewer for multiple top urology journals.  A co-author of three book chapters and more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as dozens of abstracts, Dr. Herman continues to be involved in the front line of urologic oncology. His current interests include reducing the over-diagnosis and over-treatment of prostate cancer by using the latest biomarkers and imaging techniques.

Stanley Ring, MD

    • Title: Chief of Urology, South Nassau Communities Hospital
    • Medical School:  Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
    • Residency:Nassau University Medical Center
    • General Surgery: New York Methodist Hospital

Daniel McCally, MD, FACS

                                Title:  Staff Urologist                        
                             

                 

 

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)

 

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Back row: Dr. Laudone, Dr. Donat, Dr. Mulhall, Dr. Dalbagni, Dr. Sandhu, Dr. Bochner, Dr. Touijer, Dr. Parra, Dr. Coleman, Dr. Carver, Dr. Rabbani.
Front row: Dr. Guillonneau, Dr. Sogani, Dr. Scardino, Dr. Eastham, Dr. Sheinfeld, Dr. Russo, Dr. Herr.

The urologic faculty of MSKCC are numerous and distinguished in their particular interests in urology. Attendings include but are not limited to:

  • Peter Scardino, MD- Chair of Surgery
  • James Eastham, MD- Chief of Urology Service; Florence and Theodore Baumritter/Enid Ancell Chair of Urologic Oncology
  • Joel Sheinfeld, MD- Deputy Chief of Urology Service; William G. Cahan Chair in Surgery
  • John Mulhall, MD- Director, Male Sexual and Reproductive Medicine Program

 

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Division of Urology

The Division of Urology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is consistently ranked as one of the top 3 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.  It was founded in 1970 as the first program dedicated to the urologic needs of children. The faculty of CHOP include but are not limited to:

Douglas A Canning, MD- Chief, Division of Urology

Aseem R Shukla, MD, FAAP- Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Thomas F. Kolon, MD- Associate Professor of Urologic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Director of the Pediatric Urology Fellowship at CHOP

Gregory Tasain, MD

Stephen A. Zderic, MD

Dana A. Weiss, MD

Chris Long, MD

Mark Zontz, MD

Arun K. Srinivasan, MD

 

The Institute of Bladder and Prostate Research

Jerry G. Blaivas, MD

    • Title: Clinical Adjunct Professor, SUNY Downstate Medical Center; Clinical Professor of Urology at Weill Cornell Medical College
    • Residency: Tufts Medical Center
    • Dr. Blaivas is the founder of the non-profit organization, The Institute of Bladder and Prostate Research. He is the founder of the Journal of Neurology and Urodynamics and was the Editor-In-Chief from 1981-2006. He is the primary author of over 300 peer reviewed scientific articles.
    • He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology, the F. Brantley Scott M.D. Award from the American Foundation for Urologic Disease and the Paul Zimskind Award from the Urodynamic Society.

Rajveer Purohit, MD, MPH

    • Title: Clinical Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
    • Residency: University of California at San Francisco
    • Fellowship: Reconstructive Urology and Voiding Dysfunction with Dr. Jerry Blaivas

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Richard J. Macchia, MD FACS (click to be directed to Dr. Macchia's biography)

Title: SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor

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