Training Sites

The creation of the Mount Sinai Health System has provided our residents with the resources of the largest network of hospitals in New York.

The Mount Sinai Hospital

The Mount Sinai Urology Residency Program remains focused at The Mount Sinai Hospital, with rotations at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, Mount Sinai West, Elmhurst Hospital Center, and Queens Hospital Center. Beginning in July 2016, Mount Sinai Beth Israel will join the program as an additional rotation site.

In addition to the ten full-time clinical faculty in urology, there are 24 voluntary faculty who practice urology at The Mount Sinai Hospital and a research staff overseen by four faculty PhDs.  As a result, residents have a broad exposure to every aspect of urology during their rotations, including oncology, stone disease, female urology, pediatric urology, neuro-urology, impotence and infertility, prostatic diseases, and state-of-the-art endo-urologic and laparoscopic procedures as well as laboratory and demographic research methods.

Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West

Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West have functioned as a single institution for a number of years, with a unified Department of Urology providing all of the urologic care at both sites.  Since 2013 they have been a part of the Mount Sinai Health System.  The rotations at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West provide residents with a concentrated experience in endourology and stone disease and with expanded access to robotic and other laparoscopic oncology cases.

Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Michael Palese, MD, has assumed the post of site Chair.  A faculty of six full-time and numerous voluntary urologists currently provide the instruction for the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Residency and will join the program faculty of the Mount Sinai Urology Residency when the two programs merge in July 2016.

The Elmhurst Hospital Center

Elmhurst Hospital Center offers residents experience in treating a great variety of urological diseases and conditions, including trauma, as well as the opportunity to interact with patients from around the world.  Resident activity is supervised by Hugh Lavery, MD, Assistant Professor of Urology, and a staff of attendings who are well versed in general and specialty urology. 

Queens Hospital Center

Like Elmhurst, Queens Hospital Center is part of New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation’s Queens Health Network, and the Urology Department is directed by Dr. Lavery. The residents are exposed to general urology under the guidance of Dr. Lavery and a part-time attending staff, while they care for the institution’s oncology patients under the supervision of John Sfakianos, MD, a fellowship-trained oncologist on the full-time staff of The Mount Sinai Hospital.