Zucker SOM Hofstra Northwell, The Smith Institute for Urology Residency Program

The Urology Residency Program at The Smith Institute for Urology, Northwell Health System trains physicians to become highly qualified and board-certified urologists with the skills to advance into community or academic practice. With close mentorship, exceptional surgical case volume, progressive autonomy, and strong support for research, we train our residents to join our field prepared for the breadth of urologic conditions they will encounter throughout their careers. We consider our residency a family, foster an environment of teamwork, and teach each other every day. Our urology residency is a dynamic, highly structured program, with active mentoring by leadership and faculty throughout our many teaching hospitals and ambulatory sites. We prepare our residents to become leaders in their communities, profession and excel in an ever-changing healthcare landscape. We continually work to create, support, and sustain the growth of a just and equitable environment among all trainees, students, and staff, and attain health equity for all patients.

University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine Urology Residency

Our five-year, ACGME-accredited program is dedicated to producing competent, conscientious and collaborative urologic surgeons to heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve and each other. Our residents get operative experience early, and quickly develop autonomy in evaluating and managing patients. Residents also receive a high volume of experience in subspecialties like endourology, urologic oncology, female pelvic reconstructive surgery, pediatric urology and male prosthetic surgery, as well as balanced exposure to various surgical approaches, including endoscopic, robotic and open surgery. We are located in the Bronx and play an integral role in supporting the urologic health of the Bronx community. Residents play an important role in the care team and are highly valued by our patients. Most importantly, our residents have a strong relationship with each other and continuously look to educate, mentor, and support each other in and outside of the hospital. We welcome you to learn more about our program!

Stony Brook Urology Residency Program

Stony Brook’s Urology Residency Program is an ACGME fully-accredited five year training program which recruits three residents per year. The educational philosophy of our program is to provide the urology resident with an in-depth understanding of the practice of urology, including, but not limited to, patient care, communication skills, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, professionalism, and system-based practices. In addition to the six competencies, the department provides a strong understanding of the basic scientific, medical, and surgical principles of urology. The department believes that basic and clinical sciences should be integrated into the residency in order to cultivate a physician/urologic surgeon who is well versed not only in the technical aspects of the specialty, but also in a fundamental understanding of the disease processes which affect the urinary tract and the male genital system. The objectives of the urology resident education at Stony Brook are to:

  • Provide a strong didactic, educational environment focused on the six competencies listed above;
  • Provide a supervised surgical education with the appropriate evaluative tools;
  • Reinforce the concept of self-motivated education, which will serve the resident well in his/her practice in the community, in research, or in academics; and
  • Provide a strong understanding of the six competencies and emphasize how they are important to the functioning of the physician in today’s complex healthcare environment.

In summary, the overall emphasis of our program is to provide residents with a well-rounded educational experience that will prepare them for a productive and satisfying career in urology. Since the career goals of individual residents may differ, it is our goal to provide a broad base of urologic education from which any career path in urology can be achieved. Our program ensures that residents completing the program will meet the standards of professional excellence adopted by the American Board of Urology, and will be fully eligible for board certification.

NYU Langone Hospital – Long Island Urology Residency Program

ACGME Program #: 4803500176

Program Director:
Kate Owens

Assistant Program Director:
Felix Cheung, MD

Description of Program:
The NYU Langone Hospital Urology Residency Program is an ACGME accredited residency training program. This five-year program will sponsor five residents, with one resident in each year of training. The Urology residents will have training in both adult and pediatric urology.

The mission of the NYU Langone Hospital Urology Residency program is to train well-rounded Urology physicians who will be prepared to enter careers in the area of their choosing: fellowships, academics, private practice or research. The program is devoted to educating urologists of the highest quality capable of delivering the best care to patients, and who are prepared to become leaders in the field. The urology residency program will provide a rigorous learning environment to prepare residents for the American Board of Urology examination. Our ultimate goal is to prepare urologists for success in the future, by teaching them the ability to think critically, act collaboratively, and thrive in the challenging environment of Urology.

The faculty and staff are committed to creating and sustaining an optimal educational environment for acquiring knowledge and developing and honing technical skills in all aspects of urology. We are looking for house staff members who are energetic, enthusiastic, diligent and dedicated to providing unparalleled patient care.

NYU Langone Hospital is a 591-bed university-affiliated medical center which proudly offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. We are a major regional healthcare resource with a deep commitment to medical education and research, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services. We are also Nassau County’s only American College of Surgeons certified adult Level 1 Trauma Center with full adult and pediatric capabilities.

NYU Langone Hospital has been a focal point of academic medicine on Long Island and is now very proud to partner with the NYU Long Island School of Medicine, a newly LCME accredited, innovative 3-year medical school located on the hospital campus with a mission to educate exemplary physicians and academic leaders in primary care. In addition, we sponsor over 30 medical and surgical residency and fellowship training programs where 300 physicians have chosen to pursue their post-graduate medical education.

NYU Langone has a vibrant multi-faceted research program. As part of its mission as a teaching hospital, NYU Langone physicians and scientists are engaged in groundbreaking basic and clinical biomedical research. The Department of Urology also has its own research team.

Ever changing and growing with the diverse community it serves, NYU Langone Hospital is, in many ways, a unique institution, simultaneously large and small, regional as well as local. We successfully blend the progressive philosophy, sophistication and advances of a teaching and research institution with a very personal approach to patient care – an approach that has become the cornerstone of our organization.

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University – Urology Residency Program

Program Director: Brian K. McNeil, MD

Program Description:
Our overarching mission is to train and graduate well rounded physicians that are fully competent in all aspects of urology. This we hope will serve as a springboard for fellowship training or private practice.

Ours is a 5 year residency program (0.5+4.5) designed to expose trainees to the full range of urologic training. Our residents rotate in different settings throughout the tri-state area. We have a primary site along with 7 participating sites. The program is accredited, and we presently accept three residents each year. Didactic sessions are provided through weekly grand rounds, tumor boards, journal club and core curriculum lectures and discussions.

We offer faculty mentoring and exposure to emerging fields in urology such as robotic-assisted surgery, reconstructive and minimally invasive techniques and the newest developments in pediatric urology.

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

The Department of Urology residency program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Irving Medical Center is one of the oldest and most accomplished Urology programs in the nation. The goal of our Department is to provide unsurpassed excellence in patient care, research, and residency and fellowship training.

New York-Presbyterian has consistently ranked in U.S. News and World Report as the best hospital in New York City and has one of the top urology programs in the nation. Our faculty are internationally recognized experts in the fields of Urologic oncology, BPH, neurourology/urodynamics, female urology, pediatric urology, urolithiasis, reconstructive surgery, male and gemale sexual dysfunction, and male minfertility.

A Six-Year Residency

Starting with the 2005 applicants, the Urology Residency Program at Columbia Urology became a six-year program. The program is fully accredited, and received the maximum five-year accreditation in July 2010. Presently we accept three residents per year. The first 12 months (internship year) are spent on various general surgery rotations in the Department of Surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia, with monthly rotations through various surgical sub-specialties including four months in Urology. The subsequent five years are spent entirely in urology training: four clinical years and one research year. Residents obtain comprehensive training in adult and pediatric urology through direct interaction with our faculty in office and hospital settings. Didactic sessions are provided through weekly tumor boards, grand rounds, and core curriculum lectures, as well as monthly journal clubs. Residents are able to develop and hone their laparoscopic and robotic skills in our minimally invasive surgery laboratory, which includes laparoscopic and robotic trainers (MIMIC System).

Rutgers RWJ Urology Residency Program

Program Leadership and Administration:

Thomas L. Jang, MD, MPH, FACS, Program Director
Phone: 732-235-9596

Theresa A. Couzo, Program Coordinator
Phone: 732-235-6813

Our Residency Training Program in Urology at Rutgers RWJ Medical School aims to provide residents with a wide breadth of experience managing medical and surgical diseases of the genitourinary tract as well as opportunities in pursuing basic and clinical research in all domains of urology.

We are a high volume, tertiary care center that specializing in minimally-invasive, laparoscopic and robotic surgeries as well as in complex oncologic and reconstructive surgery. We perform a high volume of radical cystectomies both open and robotic, with urinary tract reconstruction, robotic radical prostatectomies, retroperitoneal lymph node dissections, and percutaneous nephrolithotomies. We also perform a high volume of partial and radical nephrectomies in a variety of surgical approaches including robotic, laparoscopic, or open.

Our residents benefit from working closely with faculty at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, which is the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the state and enjoy a 6 month protected resarch block to pursue basic and/or clinic research in their subspecialty interest that aligns with their career goals. We provide a graded increase in patient care responsibility and operative autonomy. By providing two years of chief resident-level training (PGY-4 and PGY-5), our residents graduate with high surgical volume, excellent experience and confidence, and exceptional clinical and operative acumen.

Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College

Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College
40 Sunshine Cottage Rd
19 Skyline 1S-B48
Valhalla, New York 10595
Phone: 914-594-2440
Fax: 914-594-2431

Chairman: Muhammad S. Choudhury, MD

Program Director:
John Phillips, MD

Program Coordinator: Cindy Christiano
Phone: 914-594-2440

5 Year Program

Program Description:

The Urology training program at Westchester Medical Center is a 5-year (0.5+4.5) residency designed to expose trainees to advanced percutaneous renal surgery, endourology, robotics, open pelvic and reconstructive surgery, pelvic floor reconstruction, basic science research, and genitourinary oncology. The program has a primary site and three participating sites that provide training in community, suburban/urban, and academic centers and allow residents to enter practice fully trained for delivering high quality care to their community or to enter fellowship training for post-graduate enrichment. We aim to provide the latest in innovative care, from single port robotic surgery and perineal fusion prostate biopsy, to transgenic cancer research, and clinical trials. We also aim to provide a program with strength in all urology sub-specialties (e.g. FPMRS, Endourology) to better accommodate the personal interests of the individual trainee.

Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center
360 Essex St. Suite 403
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Chairman: Michael Stifelman, MD

Program Director: Harry Koo, MD

Program Coordinator: Barbara Wittmaack
Telephone No: 551-996-8224

5 Year Program

Program Description:

Hackensack University Medical Center’s Urology Residency Program is dedicated to providing a broad and immersive experience that fully prepares residents for their career in urology. With access to the most up to date technology, the resources needed to do meaningful research, and curated one-on-one mentorship, our residents are provided the tools to succeed and further advance the field of urology itself. We are proud that we have this opportunity to inspire life-long learning in our residents. Our mission is to graduate well rounded physicians that are fully trained in all surgical sub-specialties of urology through finely tuned educational opportunities that we feel are second to none.