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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

Contact Information

Peter G. Schulam, MD, PhD

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Urology

    PO Box 208058

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8058

    United States



  • 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

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Henry M. Weyrauch AwardWestern Urologic Forum2010
Best Clinical Research PaperEuropean Urology2008
Invited Video PresentationACS Educational Series2003
Baylor College of Medicine Resident Award, Faculty of the YearBaylor College of Medicine2000
Computerworld Smithsonian Award (Nominated)Computerworld1998
Student Cochairman of Medical School Admissions Committee1998
AUA Video Award (First Place)American Urological Association1997
AUA Video Award (Third Place)American Urological Association1996
Research AwardUS Surgical1995
Clinical Investigation GrantCircon/ACMI1995
M.D., Ph.D. Predoctoral Fellowshio1991
Phi Beta Kappa1984
Sigma Xi1984
Magna Cum Laude Baccalaureate Degree1984
Honors Thesis Chemistry1984
Robert D. Pryde Scholarship1984
Gatesman (Honorary Organization, Union College)1982

Professional Service

British Journal of UrologyEditorial Service2008 - 2014
European UrologyEditorial Service2007 - 2014
UrologyEditorial Service1998 - 2014
Journal of EndourologyEditorial Service1998 - 2014
Journal of UrologyEditorial Service1996 - 2014
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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