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


  • 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

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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