Peter G. Schulam, M.D., Ph.D., was named chief of the Department of Urology at Yale-New Haven Hospital and chair of the department at the School of Medicine in January. Urology, previously a section within the Department of Surgery, has recently been elevated to departmental status.

Schulam comes to Yale from the Ronald Reagan Medical Center at UCLA, where he was vice chair of urology, chief of the division of endourology and minimally invasive surgery, and director of both the kidney stone treatment center and the surgical living kidney donor program.

Schulam has long-standing clinical interests in adrenal disorders; bladder, prostate, and kidney cancer; donor nephrectomy; and kidney stones and kidney reconstruction. He is nationally known for his expertise in minimally invasive surgery and laparoscopic techniques.

A native of New Haven, Schulam received his medical degree as well as his Ph.D. in immunology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

He replaces Robert M. Weiss, M.D., the Donald Guthrie Professor of Surgery (Urology), who has led the Section of Urology within the Department of Surgery. Weiss will continue his laboratory research and his active urology practice.