Dinesh Singh MD

Assistant Professor of Urology; Director, Laparoscopy & Endourology

Biographical Info

Dinesh Singh, M.D., Assistant Professor of Urology and Director of Laparoscopy and Endourology, earned his medical degree from Columbia University and completed his residency in general surgery at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and his residency in urology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Singh is Board Certified in Urology and completed fellowship training in laparoscopy and minimally invasive surgery. He specializes in treating patients with prostate cancer, adrenal gland tumors, ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction, testes cancer, and kidney stone disease.

Dr. Singh is committed to helping patients with urologic conditions experience faster post-surgical recovery time, shorter hospital stays, and minimal scarring from incisions. He has extensive surgical expertise in advanced minimally invasive procedures, including laparoscopic partial and full nephrectomy, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic pyeloplasty, laparoscopic cryoablation of kidney tumors, laparoscopic retroperitoneal, robotic-assisted pyeloplasty, robotic-assisted prostatectomy, robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy, and minimally invasive approaches to kidney stone surgery. He has performed over 1,700 minimally invasive procedures for urologic conditions, and he continually trains in the most advanced surgical techniques.

Working collaboratively with other top cancer-care specialists from Yale and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, Dr. Singh is a member of the tumor board that meets weekly to discuss new and complex cases.

His research interests include minimally invasive surgery, urologic oncology, and kidney stone disease. His current research is focused on active surveillance protocol in kidney cancer, the reduction of radiation exposure for patients with kidney stones, and finding the predictors for patients who have kidney stones versus another diagnosis.

Education & Training

University of California, San Diego (1993)
Columbia University (1997)
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, Surgery (1997 - 1998)
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, General Surgery (1998 - 1999)
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Urology (1999 - 2003)
Clinical Fellow
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, Laparoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery (2003 - 2004)
Research Assistant
Amylin Pharmaceutical, La Jolla, CA
Summer Research Fellow
Harvard University, Boston, MA, Division of Biological Sciences
Summer Research Fellow
Society for Pediatric Research, University of California, San Francisco, San Fransisco, CA
Research Fellow
Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, Urologic Oncology (2000 - 2001)
Board Certification
Urology, Board Certified  (2006)

Honors & Recognition

  • Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Dean’s Scholar
    University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA (1989-1993)
  • 1st place prize for Best Video at American Urological Association 2005: Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy Using Intraoperative Transrectal Ultrasonograpy
    American Urological Association (2005)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Rudin Scholar
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY (1993-1997)
  • 1st place prize at Society for Urologic Oncology
    Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA (2001)
  • Pfizer Urology Scholar
    Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA (2002)
  • Gerald Murphy/Praecis Pharmaceutical Urology Scholar
    Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA (2001)

Professional Service

  • Reviewer, "British Journal of Urology" (01/01/2007 - 12/31/2015)
  • Editor, Urology Section for "E-Medicine" (01/01/2007 - 12/31/2015)
  • Admissions Committee for Yale University School of Medicine (01/01/2006 - 12/31/2015)
  • Reviewer, "Urology" (01/01/2005 - 12/31/2015)
  • Clerkship Director, Urology Medical Students (01/01/2005 - 12/31/2015)
  • Course Director, Yale University Physician Association School - Urology Section (01/01/2005 - 12/31/2015)
  • Reviewer, "Journal of Urology" (01/01/2004 - 12/31/2015)
  • Resident Representative, Massachusetts Medical Society on Insurance (01/01/2001 - 12/31/2003)
  • Member, Massachusetts Medical Society (01/01/2000 - 12/31/2015)
  • Committee on Admissions for the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (01/01/1998 - 12/31/1999)
  • Member, American Urological Association (01/01/1997 - 12/31/2015)

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