Message from the Chair
The field of urology is experiencing exciting and rapid change, with advances in research and technology having a profound impact on the medical care we, as urologists, provide to our patients. I am very proud to say that this trend is strongly reflected at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, where the Milton and Carroll Petrie Department of Urology enjoys a well-deserved reputation for excellence and innovation.
Our distinguished faculty is composed of fellowship-trained, board-certified physicians who represent a broad spectrum of interests and areas of specialization, encompassing general urology, minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, and robotic surgery to treat urologic cancers, male and female urinary incontinence, male sexual dysfunction and infertility, and pediatric urology.
Each of us is first and foremost a practicing clinician committed to improving the health and well-being of our patients. Our physicians are the recipients of numerous grants from government and industry and are actively engaged in basic, translational, and clinical research.
We are also training future generations of urologists. Fellows and residents come to Mount Sinai from many of the world’s top programs and schools. Our physicians are regularly featured in the “Best Doctors” issue of New York magazine and the New York Times’ “Super Doctors” special supplement.
For newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients, we offer individualized, multidisciplinary care through the Barbara and Maurice Deane Prostate Health and Research Center, a state-of-the-art facility located within the Urology Faculty Practice at 5 East 98th Street. A full range of treatment options are available, including minimally invasive robotic prostatectomy with the latest generation da Vinci® Surgical System, brachytherapy, IMRT, and an active surveillance program for low-risk disease under my direction.
We also use robotic technology to treat kidney cancer via partial nephrectomy, allowing patients to retain healthy kidney function. Robotic technology is also employed by our pediatric urologist, who performs delicate reconstructive surgeries on infants and children.
The Department of Urology boasts the latest laser and microwave technologies to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) on an outpatient basis. BPH is one of the most common conditions experienced by men as they age. And for men and women experiencing symptoms of urinary dysfunction, we have opened a convenient outpatient urodynamic testing suite on the premises.
I am extremely proud and gratified to serve as Chairman of the Department of Urology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. I look forward to our continued growth and our furthering of knowledge in the urology field.
Simon J. Hall, MD
Kyung Hyun Kim, MD, Chair in Urology