“In the area of prostate cancer, I am especially interested in the use of of multimodal therapy for the treatment of high-risk cancer and of novel therapies for the treatment of disease recurrence.”
Simon J. Hall, MD
Chair of Icahn School of Medicine's Milton and Caroll Petrie Department of Urology, Director of the Deane Prostate Health and Research Center, and Associate Professor of Gene and Cell Medicine
An internationally recognized authority on urology, Simon Hall, MD, is equally passionate about scientific research, training future generations of urologists, patient care, and community health and education. His clinical interests center on prostate, bladder, and kidney cancers.
As Director of the Deane Prostate Health and Research Center since 2001, Dr. Hall leads institution-wide efforts at Mount Sinai to advance the understanding and treatment of prostate cancer. A skilled urologic surgeon, he has pioneered a reconstructive procedure following surgery for bladder cancer that involves the creation of a neobladder or an ileal conduit leading to a urostomy using sections of small intestine.
Dr. Hall has led innovative research studies related to prostate cancer, from preclinical studies of gene therapy approaches to treating metastatic prostate cancer with CHIP, a novel therapeutic agent for androgen-resistant prostate cancer, to clinical trials of vaccine therapy for advanced prostate cancer. He is the author of numerous research papers published in leading peer-reviewed medical journals and serves as the Section Editor of Gene Therapy/Immunotherapy for Urologic Oncology.
Lauded as an award-winning clinician and researcher in the field of prostate cancer and singularly committed to New York City's underserved minority populations, in 2009 the New York Times Magazine named Dr. Simon as one of New York's "Super Doctors". From 2007 through 2012, New York Magazine has named him one of the "Best Doctors", and Castle Connolly has listed him in "Top Doctors: New York Metro Area." Dr. Hall serves as President of the New York Academy of Medicine's Executive Committee and the Urology Section. He is also Co-Director with William Oh, MD, of the Mount Sinai Prostate Cancer Program.
After earning a medical degree from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1988, Dr. Hall completed a residency in surgery at Mount Sinai's Ruth J. & Maxwell Hauser and Harriet & Arthur H. Aufses, Jr., MD, Department of Surgery. He completed another residency in urology at Boston University Medical Center, where he was named Chief Resident, before serving a two-year uro-oncology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
In 1997, Dr. Hall came to Mount Sinai as Assistant Professor in the Milton and Carroll Petrie Department of Urology and the Carl C. Icahn Center for Gene Therapy and Molecular Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine. Dr. Hall was named an Associate Professor of Gene and Cell Medicine and Chair of the Department of Urology in 2003.
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