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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Urology

Faculty

Core Faculty Members

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The Core Faculty are Foundational Members of the Academic Executive Committee (AEC). The AEC’s mission is to maximize the Downstate Urology residents’ educational experience by:

  • Continuously identifying internal opportunities or weaknesses within our current educational networks (affiliates)
  • Identify and integrate external potential opportunities and or best practices into our curriculum.
  • Modify current experiences in our current educational network based on resident feedback, our Institutional / Departmental Mission, and Regulatory considerations.
  • Monitor resident performance and progress through feedback obtained by affiliates within our educational network, and performance metrics (case logs, research, In-Service exams, Grand Rounds presentations.
  • Ensure resident wellness
  • Oversee the prospective resident selection process.
  • Act as a repository for resident concerns and complaints, and suggestions. -Act as an intermediary between resident and affiliate institutions.
  • Ensure compliance with ACGME mandates and other regulatory bodies

 

 

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Jeffrey P. Weiss, MD, PhD, FACS

Professor & Chairman, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Department of Urology

Staff Urologist, Veterans Affairs NY Harbor Healthcare, Department of Urology

 

Residency: University of Pennsylvania

Fellowship: Neuro-urology and Urodynamics, Uro-Center of New York (Blaivas)

Dr. Weiss's Profile Page

 

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Brian K. McNeil, MD, MBA, FACS

Chief of Urology, The University Hospital of Brooklyn (UHB)

Vice Chairman, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Department of Urology

Staff Urologist, Kings County Hospital Center

Residency Program Director, Department of Urology

 

Residency: Loyola University Medical Center

Fellowship: Urologic Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. McNeil's Profile Page

 

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Andrew G. Winer, MD, FACS

Chief of Urology, Kings County Hospital Center

Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Department of Urology

Clinical Assistant, Dean of Students at Downstate

Staff Urologist, The University Hospital of Brooklyn (UHB)

Associate Residency Program Director

 

Residency: SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Fellowship: Urologic Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Media: Brooklyn News 12 DaVinci video

Dr. Winer's Profile Page

 

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Llewellyn M. Hyacinthe, MD, MBA, FACS

Associate Professor, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Department of Urology

Director of Operations, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Department of Urology

Staff Urologist, The University Hospital of Brooklyn (UHB)

 

Residency: Lenox Hill Hospital

Dr. Hyacinthe's Profile Page

 

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John M. Shields, MD

Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Department of Urology

Staff Urologist, Kings County Hospital Center

 

Residency: University of Miami

Fellowship: Endourology, Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Florida

Dr. Shields' Profile Page

 

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Dhanan Etwaru, MD

Chief of Urology, The Brooklyn Hospital Center

 

Residency: SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Dr. Etwaru's Profile Page

 

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Abdo (Eddie) Kabarriti, MD

Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Department of Urology

Chief of Urology: Coney Island Hospital

Staff Urologist, Kings County Hospital Center

 

Residency: University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Kabarriti's Profile Page

 

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Nicholas Karanikolas, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Department of Urology

Chief of Urology, Veterans Affairs NY Harbor Healthcare, Department of Urology

 

Residency: SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Fellowship: Urologic Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Karanikolas' Profile Page

 

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Bethany Desroches, MD

Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Health Science University

Director of Surgical Simulation Program, SUNY Downstate Department of Urology


 

Residency: Baylor University

Fellowship: MIS/Robotics Hackensack University Medical Center

Dr. Desroches' Profile Page

 

 

University Hospital of Brooklyn (UHB)

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Avidah Rudberg, MD, FACS

Clinical Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Department of Urology

Staff Urologist, The University Hospital of Brooklyn

 

Residency: SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

 

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Igor Ryndin, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Staff Urologist, The University Hospital of Brooklyn

 

Residency: Brookdale University Medical Center

 

 

The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC)

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Wellman Cheung, MD, FACS

Clinical Professor, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Department of Urology

Staff Urologist, The Brooklyn Hospital Center

 

Residency: SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine

Fellowship: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery - The Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Cheung's Profile Page

 

 

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Ivan Colon, MD

Staff Urologist, The Brooklyn Hospital Center

 

Residency: Brookdale University Medical Center

Fellowship: Laparoscopy/MIS, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in California

Dr. Colon's Profile Page

 

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Alexander Lipyansky, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Department of Urology

Staff Urologist, The Brooklyn Hospital Center

 

Residency: SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Residency: New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Campus

 

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Brent Yanke, MD

Staff Urologist, The Brooklyn Hospital Center

 

Residency: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Fellowship: Bard-Bagley Fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine in Philadelphia

Dr. Yanke's Profile Page

 

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Edward Zoltan, MD

Staff Urologist, The Brooklyn Hospital Center

 

Residency: University of Pennsylvania

Fellowship: Voiding Dysfunction/ Neurourology, Weill Cornell Medical College

Dr. Zoltan's Profile Page

 

 

Mount Sinai - South Nassau Hospital

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Michael Herman, MD

Director of Urology, South Nassau Communities Hospital

 

Residency: Weill Cornell Medical College

Dr. Herman's Profile Page

 

 

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Richard J. Macchia, M.D.Richard J. Macchia, MD

SUNY Downstate Distinguished Professor

 

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