Jillian L Capodice, MS, LAC
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (PENDING) | Urology
Jillian Capodice is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology and directs Integrative Urology and Wellness for the Department of Urology, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is a leader in the field of complementary and integrative medicine. She is one of a few specialists in integrative and holistic urology. She was previously the Director of Holistic Urology in the Department of Urology at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, where she served in that position for eight years. Her clinical specialties include complementary medicine practices including acupuncture, diet, lifestyle and exercise consulting and coaching, dietary supplements and herbal medicine, mind-body medicine such as meditation and qi gong.
She has successfully treated hundreds of patients with chronic prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain and a large number of prostate cancer patients with whom she works with in a holistic and multidisciplinary fashion to improve their health outcomes. She has also treated hundreds of patients utilizing an integrative oncology approach to symptom management and survivorship and has had great success treating a variety of complex chronic musculoskeletal and other pain conditions. She is devoted to patient centered care and she values patients’ time and concerns.
She is developing a comprehensive clinical, research and educational program for patients and trainees in order to integrate all safe and effective complementary medicine treatments as part of a multidisciplinary medical approach that focuses on prevention, treatment and wellness.
Her research focuses on clinical trials on the effectiveness of acupuncture, research methodology in acupuncture and other complementary and integrative medicine modalities in urology and oncology. She also studies factors and treatments related to modifiable risk factors including diet, lifestyle, exercise and stress and their impact on disease. She is currently one of the co-investigators of a large multi-center study funded by the NIH examining the safety and effectiveness of acupuncture in women with aromatase-induced arthralgias. Other current research studies include the investigation of acupuncture to reduce post-operative pain after urologic surgery and examining co-morbid conditions in men with prostate cancer on active surveillance. She has lectured nationally and internationally and has published over 30 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters.
Jillian is an active faculty member and will be a preceptor for medical students’ rotation in Integrative Medicine (IM). She is also involved with developing and teaching core competencies related to IM and urology at both the resident and fellowship levels.
Learn more about the Integrative Urology and Wellness Program and patient services at http://www.mountsinai.org/patient-care/service-areas/urological-conditions-and-surgery/areas-of-care/integrative-urology
Jillian Capodice discusses Cancer Prevention on WNBC-TV at http://www.nbcnewyork.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Cancer-Prevention-Awareness-Month_New-York-367454561.html
Jillian Capodice discusses Men's Health, Prostate Cancer Risk Reduction and Natural Ways to Boost Testosterone at http://winthropurology.com/katzs-corner
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
- Dietary supplements
- Diets, food and nutrients
- Integrative Medicine
- Kidney Stones
- Neurogenic Bladder
- Patient centered care
- Prostate Cancer
- Traditional Chinese and Asian medicine
Outstanding Alumni Award
Award for new or junior investigators in Integrative Oncology
Katz AE, Capodice JL. Words of wisdom. Re: Acceptance and durability of surveillance as a management choice in men with screen-detected, low-risk prostate cancer: improved outcomes with stringent enrollment criteria. Miocinovic R, Jones JS, Pujara AC, Klein EA, Stephenson AJ. European urology 2011 Jun; 59(6).
Frenkel M, Abrams DI, Ladas EJ, Deng G, Hardy M, Capodice JL, Winegardner MF, Gubili JK, Yeung KS, Kussmann H, Block KI. Integrating dietary supplements into cancer care. Integrative cancer therapies 2013 Sep; 12(5).
Crew KD, Capodice JL, Greenlee H, Brafman L, Fuentes D, Awad D, Yann Tsai W, Hershman DL. Randomized, blinded, sham-controlled trial of acupuncture for the management of aromatase inhibitor-associated joint symptoms in women with early-stage breast cancer. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2010 Mar; 28(7).
Capodice JL. Acupuncture in the oncology setting: clinical trial update. Current treatment options in oncology 2010 Dec; 11(3-4).
Capodice J, Benson M, Hershman D. Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Side Effects of Chemotherapy in Cancer Patients.. Acupuncture and Moxibustion as Evidence-Based Treatment for Cancer 2012; 1st Edition: 153-182.
Capodice J, Cheetham P, Kiernan M, Katz A. Acupunture for the treatment of hot flashes in men with advanced prostate cancer. International Journal of Clinical Medicine 2011; 2: 51-55.
Capodice J, Gorroochurn P, Cammack A, Eric G, Benson M, McKiernan J, Stone B, KAtz A. Zyflamend in men with high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia; reuslts of a phase I clincial trial.. J Soc integrated Oncology 2009;(Spring ;7(2):): 43-51.