A Message To Our Patients

Welcome to the Department of Urology at the Yale School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Yale Urology is rich in tradition and has ties back to Dr. Hugh Hampton Young and the department of Urology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Churchman, the first urologist at Yale, trained with Dr. Young from 1903-05 and came to Yale in 1913 as an assistant professor. The first Chief of Urology at Yale was Dr. Clyde Deming who also trained with Dr. Young at Hopkins and was appointed in 1921. Almost 100 years later, in January of 2012, Yale Urology became a department, which coincided with my appointment as Chair. I received my MD and PhD at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, trained in urology at Johns Hopkins Hospital and spent my early career at UCLA. I have been influenced and mentored by Drs. Scardino, Walsh and deKernion. The vision for the department is:

To provide state of the art care, to train future leaders and to discover new and novel approaches for the diagnosis and treatment of urologic conditions in a safe environment that respects the patient and family and treats all with compassion and kindness.

Since January 2012 we have recruited a team of gifted surgeons and researchers who are committed to our vision. Our department offers expertise in urologic cancer, men’s health, stone disease, female pelvic medicine, pediatric urology and general urology. We also have programs in metabolic stone disease, hereditary kidney cancer and active surveillance of prostate and kidney cancer. The department has access to the latest technologies including the da Vinci robot and the Artemis, a device that allows for the targeted biopsy of the prostate by image fusion with MRI and real time ultrasound. Our mission is patient centric care and we have built the administrative and nursing infrastructure to provide safe and compassionate care. As one of the largest and most comprehensive departments in the Northeast and New York, we are prepared to care for all urologic conditions with the most current technologies and techniques. We would be honored to care for you and your family.

Most Sincerely,
Peter G. Schulam, MD, PhD
Chair of Urology
Yale School of Medicine