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Angela Arlen, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology

Clinical Interests

Pediatrics; Urology; Urology Department, Hospital

Dr. Angela Arlen completed her pediatric urology fellowship at Emory University/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in 2014, and joined the Department of Urology as an Assistant Professor in 2017. Dr. Arlen specializes in all aspects of pediatric urology, with a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, as well as reconstructive urology including hypospadias repair and management of children with myelomeningocele. She participates in the multidisciplinary spina bifida clinic, providing...

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Joseph Brito, III, MD

Instructor

Clinical Interests

Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures; Urology

Dr. Joseph Brito attended Middlebury College followed by George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.  He completed a residency in Urology at Rhode Island Hospital and Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and trained at Yale School of Medicine in Clinical Oncology. Dr. Brito is a member of the American Urological Association. 

With specialized training and expertise, Dr. Brito provides general urologic care to patients in the New London area, with additional focus...

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Thomas M. Buckley, MD

Clinician in Urology

Urologist

Dr. Buckley received his undergraduate degree Magna Cum Laude in Chemistry from Williams College and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed a residency in Urology at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center and has been a practicing urologist in the New Haven area for almost 20 years.

Dr. Buckley was Chief of Urology at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven from 2009-2013 and President of the Connecticut State Urology Society from 2011-2013. He currently serves on the Board of...

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Toby C. Chai, MD

Professor of Urology and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Vice Chair of Research, Department of Urology

Co-Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Program

Research Interests

Clinical Trial; Patch-Clamp Techniques; Pelvic Neoplasms; Quality of Life; Urinary Bladder Neoplasms; Urinary Incontinence; Urothelium

Clinical Interests

Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms; Reconstructive Surgical Procedures; Ureteral Obstruction; Urinary Bladder Diseases; Urinary Bladder Fistula; Urinary Bladder Neoplasms; Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic; Urinary Bladder, Overactive; Urinary Diversion; Urinary Fistula; Urinary Incontinence; Urinary Incontinence, Stress; Urinary Tract Infections; Urinary Tract Physiological Processes; Urodynamics; Urology; Women's Health

Dr. Chai has received national attention for his work in the treatment of urinary incontinence and his research in the field of bladder physiology. He joined the Urology Department at Yale in 2013 as a professor and vice-chair of Research and holds a joint position in the department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. After receiving his MD from Indiana University, he completed residencies in urological surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Before coming...

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John W. Colberg, MD

Professor of Urology

Director of Urologic Oncology

Research Interests

Kidney Neoplasms; Penile Neoplasms; Prostatic Neoplasms; Testicular Neoplasms; Urinary Bladder Neoplasms; Urologic Neoplasms; Urology

Clinical Interests

Medical Oncology

Dr. John W. Colberg is a graduate of Washington University School of Medicine and Yale University School of Medicine Urology Residency Program. He was a Clinical Instructor at Washington University School of Medicine from 1990 to 1998. He is currently a Professor of Urology and Director of Uro-Oncology in the department of Urology at Yale University School of Medicine. His active clinical practice focuses on urologic oncology with an emphasis on bladder and prostate cancer. Dr. Colberg’s...

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Ralph J. Devito, MD

Clinician in Urology

Clinical Vice Chair, Department of Urology

Clinical Interests

Prostate

Born and raised in Utica, New York. Graduated from Hamilton College in 1970 with a BA, graduated from Albany Medical School in 1974. Married Karen Gaudio, MD who trained at Yale as a Pediatric Nephrologist and was on the medical school faculty for many years. I completed a residency in General Surgery at Hospital of St. Raphael from 1974-79 and then a Urology residency at Yale from 1979-82. Have been in clinical practice from 1982 and was section chief in urology at St. Raphael's for many...

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Harris E. Foster, Jr, MD

Professor of Urology

Director, Female Urology and Neuro-Urology

Residency Program Director

Research Interests

Cystitis, Interstitial; Female Urogenital Diseases; Nitric Oxide Synthase; Prostate; Prostatic Hyperplasia; Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic; Urinary Incontinence; Urology

Clinical Interests

Cystitis, Interstitial; Cystocele; Hematuria; Urinary Incontinence

Dr. Harris E. Foster Jr. is board certified in urology and has specialized interests in voiding dysfunction and female urology. Particular to this area include treatment of female and male urinary incontinence, neurogenic bladder, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), interstitial cystitis, urethral diverticula and vesicovaginal fisulae. In addition, Dr. Foster treats general urological conditions such as kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, prostate cancer, superficial bladder cancer, and...

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Israel Franco, FAAP, FACS, MD

Clinical Professor of Urology

Director of Yale-New Haven Children’s Bladder and Continence Program

Director of Yale Medicine Pediatric Bladder & Continence Program

Clinical Interests

Laparoscopy; Prune Belly Syndrome; Urinary Bladder Diseases; Urinary Tract; Urination Disorders

Israel Franco, MD is a Pediatric urologist with 25 years experience in the field and has been listed in Castle Connolly’s top doctors. He will be directing our new Yale/New Haven Children’s Bladder and Continence Program. Dr. Franco received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College and is fellowship trained At Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, now the Lurie Children’s Hospital. Dr Franco has been an early innovator in laparoscopic surgery and neurourology in pediatric urology. Dr...

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David G. Hesse, MD

Clinician in Urology

Research Interests

Prostatectomy; Prostatic Neoplasms

Clinical Interests

Carcinoma; Reconstructive Surgical Procedures; Robotic Surgical Procedures; Urinary Bladder Diseases; Urinary Diversion; Urology; Urology Department, Hospital

Dr David Hesse is a board certified urologist. He graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine with the Faculty Award for Excellence, before completing his surgical and urological training at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical College. During his research fellowship at Cornell Medical College/Rockefeller University he was part of the team instrumental to the discovery of Tumor Necrosis Factor. Dr Hesse came to New Haven in 1991 to develop a urology practice treating patients...

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Adam Benjamin Hittelman, MD, PhD

Associate Professor in Urology

Associate Residency Director

Research Interests

Congenital Abnormalities; Developmental Biology; Molecular Biology; Pediatrics; Urologic Diseases; Urology

Clinical Interests

Bladder Exstrophy; Circumcision, Male; Cryptorchidism; Disorders of Sex Development; Hernia, Inguinal; Hypospadias; Kidney Calculi; Nephrectomy; Phimosis; Prune Belly Syndrome; Spermatic Cord Torsion; Testicular Hydrocele; Ureter; Ureterocele; Urethral Stricture; Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic; Urinary Incontinence; Urinary Tract Infections; Urogenital Abnormalities; Urology; Vesico-Ureteral Reflux

Dr. Adam B. Hittelman is an assistant professor of Urology and Pediatrics who specializes in treating children and adolescents with urogenital problems. His practice at Yale’s Pediatric Specialty Center is dedicated to accommodating the specific needs of younger patients and their families. “Any surgery on your child, big or small, is always big when it’s your child,” says Dr. Hittelman. To ease the anxiety and strain on parents and caretakers, “we strive to coordinate all of the child’s...

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Stanton Honig, MD

Clinical Professor in Urology

Director, Male Reproductive Health Program

Director, Male Sexual Medicine Program

Director, Gender-Affirming Surgery Program

Research Interests

Erectile Dysfunction; Health Services for Transgendered Persons; Hypogonadism; Infertility, Male; Reproduction; Vasectomy

Clinical Interests

Endocrinology; Erectile Dysfunction; Genitalia, Male; Men's Health; Prostatic Diseases; Prostatic Hyperplasia; Reproductive Medicine; Transgendered Persons; Urology; Vasectomy

Dr. Stanton Honig is a nationally known expert on male fertility, sexual medicine and surgery and gender affirming surgery. In his large clinical urology practice, he focuses on providing compassionate, personalized care to men struggling with infertility,sexual problems and gender affirming surgery for male to female, in addition to general urology. This involves working with couples that are having trouble conceiving because of male reproductive issues, such as no sperm in the ...

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Daniel S. Kellner, MD

Clinician

Clinician in Urology

Clinical Interests

Genital Diseases, Male; Kidney Diseases; Prostatic Neoplasms; Ureteral Diseases; Urethral Diseases; Urinary Bladder Diseases; Urinary Bladder Neoplasms; Urinary Tract Infections; Urination Disorders; Urolithiasis; Urologic Diseases

Patients interested in maintaining urologic health sometimes feel anxious about office visits. Dr. Kellner believes some of the most important components of care are listening to concerns and educating patients, “Taking the time to listen to patients’ concerns and empowering them with knowledge about their condition is important so they leave the office informed and reassured.”

Dr. Kellner has been providing urologic care in the Greater New Haven area and the Shoreline since 2005.A graduate of...

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Patrick A. Kenney, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology

Clinical Vice Chair, Department of Urology

Clinical Program Leader, Prostate and Urologic Cancers Program, Smilow Cancer Hospital

Research Interests

Nephrectomy; Prostatic Neoplasms

Patrick Kenney, MD is a fellowship-trained urologic oncologist who cares for patients with genitourinary cancer (kidney, bladder, prostate, upper tract, testis, penis and urethra) at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. As a fellowship-trained urologic oncologist, Dr. Kenney’s clinical practice is focused solely on cancer care. He performs robotic, laparoscopic and open cancer surgery. Dr. Kenney’s main clinical interest is on organ and functional preservation whenever feasible, using...

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Sarah Marie Lambert, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology

Clinical Interests

Hypospadias; Laparoscopy; Testicular Hydrocele; Ureterocele; Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic; Urinary Incontinence; Urinary Tract Infections

Sarah Lambert, MD is board certified in adult and pediatric urology with expertise in hypospadias, hydronephrosis, vesicoureteral reflux, urinary tract infections and undescended testes. Before joining Yale Urology in 2017, she graduated from the University of Michigan with High Honors and then attended medical school at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. Her internship and residency were completed at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. Dr....

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Michael S. Leapman, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology

Research Interests

Delivery of Health Care; Health Services Research; Kidney Diseases; Prostatic Neoplasms; Ureteral Diseases; Urinary Bladder Diseases; Urologic Neoplasms

Clinical Interests

Kidney; Prostate; Ureteral Neoplasms; Urethral Neoplasms; Urinary Bladder Neoplasms

Michael Leapman, MD was drawn to the field of urology for the opportunity to care for patients with urologic cancers. He aims, above all, to deliver the highest level of care possible with the utmost consideration and compassion for the impact that cancer places on patients, as well as their families, friends and communities.

Dr. Leapman graduated from Cornell University where he majored in Neurobiology and Behavior, and received his medical school degree from the University of Maryland in...

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M. Grey Maher, MD

Clinician in Urology

Mary Grey Maher, MD is board certified in both General Urology and Urogynecology.

Dr. Maher earned her undergraduate degree at Wellesley College, and her medical degree at Yale University. She completed her urology residency at Yale University School of Medicine, and Yale New Haven Hospital in 2004. After which, she spent an intensive year at UCLA, completing a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive surgery with one of the founding fathers of Urogynecology, Dr. Shlomo Raz. She...

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Thomas V. Martin, MD

Clinician in Urology

Research Interests

Prostatic Diseases

Thomas V. Martin, MD is a native of Connecticut who received a Bachelor of Science (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude) from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He then received his MD from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.After medical school, he completed a residency in urology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. After residency, he obtained a fellowship in Endourology and minimally invasive surgery at the New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical Center in New York.

Since...

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Piruz Motamedinia, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology

Assistant Professor of Urology

Research Interests

Body Mass Index; Carcinoma, Transitional Cell; Kidney Calculi; Nephrostomy, Percutaneous; Obesity; Urinary Bladder Neoplasms; Urology

Clinical Interests

Hematuria; Kidney; Kidney Calculi; Transurethral Resection of Prostate; Ureter; Ureteral Calculi; Ureteral Neoplasms; Urinary Bladder; Urinary Bladder Calculi; Urinary Calculi; Urinary Tract

Piruz Motamedinia, MD is a fellowship-trained endourologist specializing in the ureteroscopic and percutaneous management of urologic conditions. Dr. Motamedinia’s clinical interests include surgery for kidney stones of all sizes and complexity, enlarged prostates (BPH), strictures of the ureter, ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction, and the kidney sparing management of upper tract urothelial cancers. Dr. Motamedinia also specializes in the prevention of kidney stones through medical...

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Marianne G. Passarelli, MD, MBA

Clinician in Urology

Clinical Interests

Pelvic Floor Disorders; Urethral Diseases; Urinary Bladder Diseases; Urinary Tract Infections; Urination Disorders; Urologic Diseases

Dr. Marianne Passarelli grew up in Vermont and attended Cornell University followed by the University of Vermont College of Medicine.She completed her Urologic training at SUNY Health Science Center Syracuse. She practiced in Syracuse, NY for two years before moving to New Haven with her general surgeon husband Dr. James Passarelli.

Dr. Passarelli was the first woman to practice Urology in southern Connecticut. When she started practice in New Haven there was only one other woman Urologist in...

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Daniel P. Petrylak, MD

Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) and of Urology

Co-Director, Signal Transduction Research Program

Research Interests

Clinical Trial; Medical Oncology; Prostatic Neoplasms; Signal Transduction; Urinary Bladder Neoplasms; Urology

As Professor of Medicine and Urology at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Daniel P. Petrylak is a pioneer in the research and development of new drugs and treatments to fight prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancer. For patients fighting these types of cancers, Petrylak finds recent developments in the field of immunotherapy particularly promising. “Up until recently, bladder cancer had not seen any major advancement in more than 30 years,” he says. “Studies are ongoing, but interim...

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