Peter G. Schulam, MD, PhD

Professor of Urology; Chair, Department of Urology, Yale School of Medicine; Chief, Department of Urology, Yale New Haven Hospital, Urology; Chief Innovation and Transformation Officer, Yale New Haven Health System, Yale New Haven Health System; Faculty Director, Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale; Co-Founder, Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology

Departments & Organizations

Urology: Robotic Surgery and Laparoscopy | Transplant & Renovascular Disease | Urologic Oncology

Yale Cancer Center: Prostate & Urologic Cancers Program | Radiobiology & Radiotherapy | Yale CTAP

Yale Medicine

Center for Biomedical and Interventional Technology (CBIT)

Office of Cooperative Research

General Adult Urology

Biography

  • 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

Peter G. Schulam, MD, PhD, has served since 2012 as the inaugural chair of the Department of Urology at Yale School of Medicine and chief of the Department of Urology at Yale New Haven Hospital. In addition, he served as interim director of Yale Cancer Center and physician-in-chief of Smilow Cancer Hospital from September 2015 through December 2016. Dr. Schulam is professor of both urology and surgery. He is also co-founder of Yale’s Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology (CBIT) and the inaugural faculty director of the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (CITY). In June 2018, Dr. Schulam was also named chief innovation and transformation officer at Yale New Haven Health System.  

Prior to joining Yale, Dr. Schulam was the Henry E. Singleton Professor of Urology at the Ronald Reagan Medical Center at University of California, Los Angeles where he served as vice chair of Urology, chief of the division of Endourology and minimally invasive surgery, and director of the surgical living kidney donor program. Dr. Schulam was a recipient of the Medical Scientist Training Program award and received his Medical Degree as well as his PhD in Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He completed his urology residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Education & Training

MD Baylor College of Medicine (1992)
PhD Baylor College of Medicine (1990)
BS Union College, Schenectady, NY
Residency Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland
General Surgery Intern Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland
Urology Residency Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland
Board Certification AB of Urology, Urology (2009)

Honors & Recognition

  • Henry M. Weyrauch AwardWestern Urologic Forum (2010)

  • Best Clinical Research PaperEuropean Urology (2008)

  • Invited Video PresentationACS Educational Series (2003)

  • Baylor College of Medicine Resident Award, Faculty of the YearBaylor College of Medicine (2000)

  • Computerworld Smithsonian Award (Nominated)Computerworld (1998)

  • Student Cochairman of Medical School Admissions Committee (1998)

  • AUA Video Award (First Place)American Urological Association (1997)

  • AUA Video Award (Third Place)American Urological Association (1996)

  • Research AwardUS Surgical (1995)

  • Clinical Investigation GrantCircon/ACMI (1995)

  • M.D., Ph.D. Predoctoral Fellowshio (1991)

  • Phi Beta Kappa (1984)

  • Sigma Xi (1984)

  • Magna Cum Laude Baccalaureate Degree (1984)

  • Honors Thesis Chemistry (1984)

  • Robert D. Pryde Scholarship (1984)

  • Gatesman (Honorary Organization, Union College) (1982)

Professional Service

  • British Journal of Urology (2008 - 2014) Editorial Service

  • European Urology (2007 - 2014) Editorial Service

  • Urology (1998 - 2014) Editorial Service

  • Journal of Endourology (1998 - 2014) Editorial Service

  • Journal of Urology (1996 - 2014) Editorial Service

  • American Urological Association

  • New England Section of the American Urological Association

  • Endourological Society

  • Clincal Advisory Committee

  • American Association of Clinical Urologists

  • Scientific Advisor, Society of Engineering, American Urological Association

  • Yale Cancer Center

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Contact Info

Peter G. Schulam, MD, PhD
Patient Care Location
Yale UrologyYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste 3rd Floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
UrologyPO Box 208058
New Haven, CT 06520-8058

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