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Brent Yanke, MD

Staff Urologist
Department of Urology
The Brooklyn Hospital Center

    Background and Expertise:

    Practicing urology since 2007, Dr. Yanke is heavily involved in urologic robotics, having performed over 1000 cases throughout Brooklyn and New Jersey. These cases included prostate, kidney, and bladder cancers. Dr. Yanke completed his Residency at SUNY Downstate and then the Bard-Bagley Fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University. He has trained many residents in urology, and won Teacher of the Year at SUNY Downstate in 2016. His expertise also lies in endourologic surgery treating diseases such as ureteral, renal pelvis, and bladder cancer as well as prostatic hypertrophy.

    Education & Training:
    • Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine
      Philadelphia, PA
      Bard-Bagley Fellowship in Endourology/Laparoscopy/Robotics, July 2006 - June 2007
    • State University of New York Downstate Medical School
      Brooklyn, NY
      Resident in Surgery, July 2000 – June 2002
      Resident in Urology, July 2002 – June 2006
    • State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine
      Stony Brook, NY
      Medical Degree with Recognition in Research, Aug 1996 – May 2000
    • Columbia University
      New York, NY
      Masters in Public Health in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, May 1995 – June 1996
    • University of Pennsylvania
      Philadelphia, PA
      Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience and History of Art, Sep 1990 – May 1994
      Graduated with Honors in History of Art
    • Cai P.Y., Golan, R and Yanke, B.: Retroperitoneal paraganglioma involving the renal hilum: A case report and literature review. Urology, 122:24, 2018.
    • Lallas C.D., Pak, R.W., Pagnani, C., Hubosky, S.G., Yanke, B.V., Keeley, F.X. and Bagley, D.H.: The minimally invasive management of ureteropelvic junction obstruction in horseshoe kidneys. World J Urol, 29:91, 2011.
    • Yanke, B.V., Lallas, C.D., Pagnani, C., McGinnis D.E. and Bagley, D.H.: The minimally invasive treatment of ureteropelvic junction obstruction: a review of our experience during the last decade. J Urol, 180:1397, 2008.
    • Yanke, B.V., Lallas, C.D., Pagnani, C. and Bagley, D.H.: Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty: Technical Considerations and Outcomes. J Endourology, 22:1291, 2008.
    • Yanke, B.V. and Horowitz, M.: Veress Needle in Pediatric Laparoscopic Surgery Is Safe and Efficient. J Endourology, 21:695, 2007.
    • Yanke, B.V., Carver, B.S., Bianco Jr, F.J., Simoneaux, W.J., Venable, D.D., Powell, I.J. and Eastham, J.A.: African-American Race Is a Predictor of Prostate Cancer Detection: Incorporation into a Pre-biopsy Nomogram. BJUI, 98:783, 2006.
    • Yanke, B.V., Salzhauer, E.W. and Colon, I.: Is Race a Positive Predictor of Prostate Cancer on Repeat Biopsy? J Urol, 176:1114, 2006.
    • Pettus, J.A., Eggener, S.E., Shabsigh, A., Yanke, B.V., Serio, A., Vickers, A., Russo, P. and Donat, S.M.: Perioperative Clinical Thromboembolic Events Following Radical or Partial Nephrectomy. Urology, 68:988, 2006.
    • Donat, S. M., Salzhauer, E.W., Mitra, N., Yanke, B.V., Snyder, M. E. and Russo, P.: Impact of Body Mass Index (BMI) on Surgical Treatment, Histology type and Survival in Renal Cell Carcinoma. J Urol, 175:46, 2006.
    • Yanke, B.V., Gonen, M., Scardino, P.T. and Kattan, M.W.: Validation of a Nomogram for Predicting Positive Repeat Biopsy for Prostate Cancer. J Urol, 173:421, 2005.
    Book Chapters:
    • Yanke, B.V. and Bagley, D.H.: Ureteroscopic Endopyelotomy for the Treatment of Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction. In: Gill, I. ed. Textbook of Reconstructive Urologic Surgery. New York, NY: Informa Healthcare, 2008.
    • Yanke, B.V. and Bagley, D.H.: Complications in Ureteroscopy. In: Loughlin, K.R. ed. Complications of Urologic Surgery and Practice. New York, NY: Informa Healthcare, 2007:443-454.
    • State University of New York at Stony Brook
      Stony Brook, NY
      June 1999-May 2000
      Worked with Dr. Yefim Sheynkin in the Department of Urology.  Project involved analyzing the prevalence of different factors responsible for male infertility.
    • University of California at San Diego
      San Diego, CA
      May 1994-May 1995
      Performed immunology and cancer research in the lab of Dr. Malcolm S. Mitchell.  Analyzed the effects of trial tumor vaccines on melanoma patients from the cellular point of view using techniques such as RT-PCR.
    • University of Southern California Norris Cancer Center
      Los Angeles, CA
      Summer 1993
      Worked with Dr. Malcolm S. Mitchell at the Norris Cancer Hospital in order to study immunology as it relates to melanoma.
    • University of Pennsylvania Department of Pharmacology
      Philadelphia, PA
      Fall 1992-Spring 1994
      Worked in the lab of Dr. Bethany Neal-Beliveau and Dr. Jeff Joyce.  Using rat models, researched the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s Disease and its treatment with dopamine agonists.

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