Peter G. Schulam MD, PhD

Professor of Urology; Chair, Department of Urology, Yale School of Medicine; Chief, Department of Urology, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Clinical Program Leader, Prostate and Urologic Cancers Program, Smilow Cancer Hospital

Biographical Info

  • Practice locations: York Street Campus
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Clinical interests: Living Kidney Donor Surgery, Prostate Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Endourology, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery

I graduated from the Medical Scientist Training Program at Baylor College of Medicine with an MD and a PhD in Immunology. My surgical and urologic training was at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Following a brief period at Baylor in Houston, I was recruited as the Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Department of Urology at UCLA. At UCLA, I developed laparoscopic and robotic surgery programs for prostate and kidney cancer. I was also the Surgical Director of the Living Kidney Donor Program and performed over 1,200 laparoscopic living donor kidney procedures. At UCLA, I became the vice chair of the department and was actively involved in improving the patient experience throughout the hospital. In January of 2012, I became the Chair of the Department of Urology at Yale. My focus is to build a program that can offer every patient with any urologic condition state of the art diagnosis and treatment in an environment that is patient centered. We are committed to listening and engaging the patient in their care. In addition, we strive to assure open communication between our team, the patient, the patient’s family and the primary care physicians. We want every patient to receive innovative, state of the art care but just as important we want our physicians, nurses and staff to treat every patient with compassion and kindness.

Education & Training

Union College, Schenectady, NY
Baylor College of Medicine (1990)
Baylor College of Medicine (1992)
General Surgery Intern
Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, Surgery (1992 - 1993)
Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, Surgery (1994 - 1998)
Urology Residency
Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, Surgery
Board Certification
Urology, Board Certified  (2009)

Honors & Recognition

  • Henry M. Weyrauch Award
    Western Urologic Forum (2010)
  • Best Clinical Research Paper
    European Urology (2008)
  • Baylor College of Medicine Resident Award, Faculty of the Year
    Baylor College of Medicine (2000)
  • Computerworld Smithsonian Award (Nominated)
    Computerworld (1998)
  • Magna Cum Laude Baccalaureate Degree
  • Invited Video Presentation
    ACS Educational Series (2003)
  • M.D., Ph.D. Predoctoral Fellowshio
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Honors Thesis Chemistry
  • AUA Video Award (First Place)
    American Urological Association (1997)
  • Student Cochairman of Medical School Admissions Commitee
  • Gatesman (Honorary Organization, Union College)
  • AUA Video Award (Third Place)
    American Urological Association (1996)
  • Robert D. Pryde Scholarship
  • Research Award
    US Surgical (1995)
  • Clinical Investigation Grant
    Circon/ACMI (1995)
  • Sigma Xi

Professional Service

  • British Journal of Urology (01/01/2008 - 12/31/2014)
  • European Urology (01/01/2007 - 12/31/2014)
  • Urology (01/01/1998 - 12/31/2014)
  • Journal of Endourology (01/01/1998 - 12/31/2014)
  • Journal of Urology (01/01/1996 - 12/31/2014)
  • American Urological Association
  • New England Section of the American Urological Association
  • Endourological Society
  • Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention
  • Clincal Advisory Committee
  • American Association of Clinical Urologists
  • Scientific Advisor, Society of Engineering, American Urological Association
  • Yale Cancer Center

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