Our Faculty

  • Catherine Alonzo
    Clinical Interests
    Urinary Bladder Neoplasms; Endoscopy; Lithotripsy; Prostatic Diseases; Urinary Incontinence; Urination Disorders; Nephrolithiasis

    Dr. Catherine Alonzo, a general urologist, treats patients with stone disease and prostatic diseases, as well as female urology disorders including voiding dysfunctions, urinary incontinence, and interstitial cystitis. With specialized training and expertise, Dr. Alonzo performs minimally-invasive procedures including endoscopy and lithotripsy for stones, procedures for prostate enlargement and bladder cancer.   

    Dr. Alonzo received her Master of Science degree from Georgetown University and medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. She completed a surgical internship at UConn School of Medicine, and residency training at Nassau University Medical Center in General Surgery and New York Medical College in Urology.  She is a member of the American Urological Association and the Society of Women in Urology.

  • Angela Arlen

    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 specialty care to children with neurogenic bladder. Dr. Arlen’s research interests include hypospadias and vesicoureteral reflux clinical outcomes.

  • Joseph Brito

    Assistant Professor of Urology

    Clinical Interests
    Urology; Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures; Image-Guided Biopsy

    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 on minimally invasive techniques for managing prostate, bladder, and kidney cancers.

  • Thomas M. Buckley

    Assistant Professor of Clinical 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 Directors of the Connecticut State Urology Society and is the Urology representative for Connecticut on the Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee. In these roles, Dr. Buckley advocates for his patients’ rights on both the state and national level.

    Dr. Buckley’s clinical interests include general urology with an emphasis on men’s health including the treatment of prostatic disease, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction and vasectomy. Dr. Buckley provides personalized care for his patients focusing on patient education and compassionate care of their urologic needs.

  • John W. Colberg

    Professor of Urology; Director of Urologic Oncology

    Research Interests
    Urinary Bladder Neoplasms; Kidney Neoplasms; Penile Neoplasms; Prostatic Neoplasms; Testicular 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 primary research interests are in the area of invasive bladder cancer and bladder reconstruction.

  • Ralph J. Devito

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology; Clinical Vice Chair, Department of Urology

    Clinical Interests
    Prostate
    • Practice Locations: Chapel Street Campus (Hamden and West Haven)
    • Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
    • Clinical Interests: urology, treatment of benign prostatic disease (BPH), prostate cancer diagnosis, bladder cancer, stone disease, voiding problems

    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 years. Have a very active office practice with interests in endourology, prostate and bladder cancer diagnosis, treatment of renal stone disease, benign prostatic hypertrophy.

  • Erik Enquist

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology

    Clinical Interests
    Urinary Bladder Neoplasms; Erectile Dysfunction; Infertility, Male; Kidney Neoplasms; Prostate; Testicular Neoplasms; Urologic Neoplasms; Men's Health

    Dr. Enquist offers his patients evaluation and treatment of voiding dysfunction in men and women, kidney stones, urologic cancers (prostate, bladder, kidney), infertility, erectile dysfunction, and BPH. He also performs minimally-invasive office-based procedures including vasectomies and treatment of prostate-related urinary problems, as well as pelvic floor therapy for women with urinary incontinence and other types of voiding dysfunction.

    Previously Chief of Surgery at Westerly Hospital, Dr. Erik Enquist received his Medical Degree from University of Colorado School of Medicine, and completed a surgical residency at Rhode Island Hospital and Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and a residency in urology at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Enquist completed a fellowship in Urologic Oncology at National Cancer Institute/NIH.

  • Harris E. Foster

    Professor of Urology

    Research Interests
    Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic; Prostate; Prostatic Hyperplasia; Urinary Incontinence; Urology; Cystitis, Interstitial; Nitric Oxide Synthase; Female Urogenital Diseases
    Clinical Interests
    Hematuria; Urinary Incontinence; Cystitis, Interstitial; Cystocele
    • Practice Locations: York Street Campus, VA Connecticut Healthcare System (West Haven, Newington), and Gaylord Hospital
    • Residency - University of Michigan
    • Clinical Interests: Female urology, urodynamics, neurogenic bladder, male and female urinary incontinence, interstitial cystitis; voiding dysfunction; benign prostatic hyperplasia, erectile dysfunction, urologic cancers.

    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 benign conditions involving the scrotum (hydrocele, epididymal cyst). He also performs circumcision and vasectomy in patients who desire these procedures. Dr. Foster has expertise in the evaluation of voiding dysfunction utilizing urodynamics.

    Dr. Foster earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He then graduated with honors from University of Miami School of Medicine, a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Dr. Foster subsequently completed his urology residency at the University of Michigan Hospitals and joined the faculty at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Foster is Chief of Urology for the Veteran’s Administration Connecticut Healthcare System and is a urology consultant at the Gaylord Rehabilitation Hospital in Wallingford, Connecticut and The Hospital for Special Care in New Britain, Connecticut. He also provides urological care at the Yale University Health Services. Dr. Foster has received grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to perform clinical trials investigating the pharmacologic and phytotherapeutic treatment of BPH. He was also the chairman for many years of the NIH sponsored Interstitial Cystitis Collaborative Research Network. Dr. Foster was a member of the American Board of Urology Examination Committee and has functioned as an oral board examiner for this organization. He has written numerous research publications and textbook chapters and is a reviewer for many of the major urology journals including The Journal of Urology, Urology, and Neurourology and Urodynamics. Finally, Dr. Foster has been a member of the guidelines committee for the evaluation and treatment of BPH and overactive bladder (OAB) sponsored by the American Urological Association.

    Dr. Foster is dedicated to treating patients suffering from urological diseases with a particular focus on those who have voiding dysfunction. He recognizes that although most of these disorders do not affect duration of life, they can in many instances have significant if not devastating effects on quality of life. Despite being a urological surgeon, he fully understands that surgery is not frequently indicated nor is it always the best option for many patients.

  • Israel Franco

    Professor of Clinical Urology; Director of Yale-New Haven Children’s Bladder and Continence Program; Director of Yale Medicine Pediatric Bladder & Continence Program

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

  • Practice locations: York Street Campus and Old Saybrook
  • Residency: New York Medical College Affiliated Hospitals, Westchester County Medical Center, Valhalla, NY
  • Fellowship: Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL (pediatric urology and renal transplantation)
  • Clinical interests: laparoscopic surgery and neurology in pediatric urology, urinary incontinence and dysfunctional voiding
  • 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 Franco is the treasurer and board member of the International Children’s Continence Society, which plays a vital role in the education of physicians, nurses and physiotherapist in the care of children’s urinary and bowel continence issues. Dr Franco was one of the earliest practitioners of biofeedback therapy in the in the United States and established the paradigm of using nurse practitioners and other physician extenders to help manage the children with urinary incontinence and dysfunctional voiding allowing for extended contact time with caretakers.

    Dr. Franco has been a visiting professor at several prestigious urology programs throughout the country. He has also been an invited professor in Italy, Brazil, China, South Korea, Venezuela, Ecuador and Columbia. Dr Franco has published over 90 articles in peer reviewed journals and has contributed 19 chapters for textbooks with the most recent contributions to Chancellor and Diokno’s textbook on Underactive Bladder in Children and Swaiman’s Neurology: Practices and Principles. He is the lead editor and contributor to a multidisciplinary textbook on Pediatric Urinary Incontinence published by Blackwell Publishing, which was released October 2015.

    Since Dr. Franco’s publication on the Management and Treatment of Overactive in Bladder in Children in 2007 in Journal of Urology he has driven the pediatric community to look at CNS mechanisms as the cause of most incontinence and dysfunctional voiding issues in children. Since that time a more concerted effort to explore these mechanisms has continued to confirm a central role for many children with refractory incontinence.Dr. Franco is involved in clinical research to elucidate the mechanisms of incontinence in children and to find methods to predict incontinence episodes in children with new non invasive technologies.

    Dr Franco has been involved in clinical trials that have lead to the approval of the only anticholinergic approved for use in children and is involved in trials that will hopefully lead to the approval of a new anticholinergic as well Botulimun toxin A for use in children.

    Always an early innovator and on the cutting edge of technology he brings a proven track record of successful innovative therapies to children with neurogenic bladder problems as well as children with non neurogenic bladder and continence issues.

  • David G. Hesse

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology

    Research Interests
    Prostatectomy; Prostatic Neoplasms
    Clinical Interests
    Urinary Bladder Diseases; Carcinoma; Urinary Diversion; Urology; Urology Department, Hospital; Reconstructive Surgical Procedures; Robotic Surgical Procedures
    • Practice locations: New Haven, Hamden, Madison, Old Saybrook
    • Residency Institution: New York Hospital- Cornell Medical Center
    • Fellowship: Cornell University Medical College 1986-1987
    • Clinical Interests: Management of prostate, bladder, kidney, testes, adrenal,
    • penile cancer; Pelvic and retroperitoneal sarcoma; Minimally invasive robotic surgery; Complex intestinal urinary diversion

    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 with urological cancers. In 2005 he developed the first urological robotics program in Southern Connecticut. He has trained urologists throughout Connecticut, as well as in Florida, Massachusetts, Ohio, Chicago, Boston and Seattle how to perform robotic prostatectomy. In addition to pioneering robotic radical prostatectomies, Dr Hesse is one of the few urologists in the country who performs robotic radical cystectomy for bladder cancer.

    Dr Hesse’s clinical interests are in improving minimally invasive approaches to curing urological malignancies, and in improving the quality of life for patients with urological cancer.

  • Adam Benjamin Hittelman

    Associate Professor in Urology; Residency Director, Urology

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

    Dr. Adam B. Hittelman is an Associate Professor of Urology and Pediatrics who specializes in treating children and adolescents with urogenital problems. He is also the Residency Director of Urology. 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 care in a comfortable, child-friendly environment with as few visits as possible.”

    Because children with complex urologic issues often develop associated medical conditions, Dr. Hittelman works closely with pediatric specialists in multi-disciplinary clinics, improving family access and continuity of care. “I always try to make myself available to parents and families,” he says. “We take the time to ensure that their questions and concerns are addressed and answered to everyone’s satisfaction.”

    Dr. Hittelman earned his MD and a PhD in molecular and cellular biology from New York University. He later completed his residency and fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, a program renowned for its multidisciplinary approach to training and research in the field of pediatric urology.

    Clinically, Hittelman’s primary focus is in reconstructive surgeries for children born with congenital anomalies like hydronephrosis (swelling of a kidney(s) due to a build-up of urine), primary vesicoureteral reflux (a valve defect that can prevent urine from flowing backward from the bladder into the ureters) and disorders of sexual development (congenital anomalies of the internal and external genitalia). Kidney stones, hypospadias, hydroceles and hernia are also part of his clinical work. He offers traditional and minimally invasive approaches to pediatric procedures, including laparoscopic, endoscopic and robotic-assisted techniques.

    “As technology has improved and instruments are getting smaller, I have been able to apply this to younger and younger patients,” he says. “This has allowed for shorter hospital stays, decreased postoperative pain and smaller incisions.”

    Dr. Hittelman is the author of a large body of peer-reviewed articles and research related to pediatric urologic conditions. He is also an active member of several national medical organizations, including the American Urologic Association, the Society of Pediatric Urology, the Society of Fetal Urology and the American College of Surgeons.

  • Stanton Honig

    Professor of Clinical Urology; Director, Male Reproductive Health Program; Director, Male Sexual Medicine Program

    Research Interests
    Hypogonadism; Erectile Dysfunction; Infertility, Male; Reproduction; Vasectomy
    Clinical Interests
    Endocrinology; Genitalia, Male; Erectile Dysfunction; Prostatic Diseases; Prostatic Hyperplasia; Urology; Vasectomy; Reproductive Medicine; Men's Health

    Dr. Stanton Honig is a nationally known expert on male fertility, sexual medicine and 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 ejaculate, low sperm counts, or blockage of the vas deferens, the tiny tubes that deliver sperm.

    Dr. Honig has been at the forefront of many groundbreaking techniques in urology, including sperm retrieval techniques, medical and surgical treatment of erectile dysfunction, treatment of peyronie’s disease (curvature of the penis) and unique treatments for low testosterone, vasectomy and testis implants. 

    To provide coordinated care for fertility patients, he works closely with reproductive endocrinologists, doctors who specialize in female fertility issues. “It’s so rewarding to help couples achieve pregnancy, and to improve intimacy in couples,” Dr. Honig says. He often tells patients, “as long as we can find sperm, we can help you to start a family. In cases of erectile dysfunction, we can help everyone! It’s just a matter of what treatment you would like to choose.”

    Dr. Honig has more than two decades of experience in microsurgery and is the most experienced fellowship-trained urologist in microsurgery, male reproduction and sexual medicine in Connecticut. He is the past president of the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction (SSMR), a sub society of the American Urological Society. He is currently on the American Urology Association’s (AUA) Vasectomy Guidelines Committee, Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Male Infertility Working Group and the Male Reproductive Health Alliance.

    Dr. Honig regularly presents at the AUA’s national meetings on the latest developments in his field, and has served as a reviewer on the editorial board of many peer-reviewed academic journals. He speaks widely, lecturing at conferences, regionally, nationally and internationally. He works to promote public awareness of men’s health issues, specifically addressing issues related to preservation of fertility for cancer patients, testis self-examination, and the prevention of male reproductive health issues and has spoken at the CDC on these topics.

  • Daniel S. Kellner

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology; Clinician in Urology

    Clinical Interests
    Urinary Bladder; Urinary Bladder Diseases; Urinary Bladder Neoplasms; Genital Diseases, Male; Kidney Diseases; Prostatic Diseases; Prostatic Hyperplasia; Prostatic Neoplasms; Urologic Surgical Procedures, Male; Ureteral Diseases; Urethral Diseases; Urinary Incontinence; Urinary Tract; Urination Disorders; Urogenital System; Urologic Diseases; Urinary Retention; Male Urogenital Diseases; Urolithiasis; Urinary Incontinence, Urge

    Dr. Kellner has been providing urologic care in the Greater New Haven area and the Shoreline since 2005. A graduate of the UConn School of Medicine, he trained at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City as well as New York Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Urology.

    Dr. Kellner offers his patients laparoscopic, robotic and other minimally invasive techniques for treating urological disease. He has expertise in robotic surgery for prostate cancer and has instructed fellow urologists in learning this technique. A large focus of his practice is men’s health issues, with a strong interest in helping men manage benign prostatic hyperplasia, also known as BPH.  Dr. Kellner offers several treatment options for BPH, including office-based procedures such as Urolift, as well as several surgical treatments for BPH including TURP (Transurethral Resection of the Prostate), GreenLight Laser treatment, and HoLEP (Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate).

    Dr. Kellner is a member of the American Urological Association and the Connecticut Urological Society. He is featured regularly on the list of “Top Doctors” by Connecticut Magazine.

  • Patrick A. Kenney

    Assistant Professor of Urology; Clinical Vice Chair, Department of Urology

    Research Interests
    Carcinoma, Renal Cell; Nephrectomy; Prostatic Neoplasms; Neoadjuvant Therapy; Cytoreduction Surgical Procedures
    • Practice locations: York Street Campus
    • Residency: Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA
    • Fellowship: MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (urologic oncology)
    • Clinical interests: Function and organ-preserving surgery: Partial nephrectomy, nerve-sparing prostatectomy, neobladder formation. Locally advanced and metastatic kidney cancer: Caval tumor thrombectomy, Cytoreductive nephrectomy. Localized kidney cancer: Robotic partial nephrectomy, Complex partial nephrectomy. Bladder cancer: Intravesical therapy, TURBT, Radical cystectomy with urinary diversion. Prostate cancer: High-risk disease, Robotic surgery, Nerve-sparing. Penile cancer: Partial penectomy, Lymphadenectomy. Testis cancer: Orchiectomy, Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection. Upper tract urothelial cancer: Laparoscopic, robotic and open nephroureterectomy

    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 techniques such as partial nephrectomy for kidney cancer, neobladder formation after radical cystectomy, and nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy. He has a specific interest in clinical trials with a focus on studying the integration of surgery and systemic therapy for locally advanced and metastatic genitourinary cancers.

    In his clinical practice, Dr. Kenney emphasizes the importance of the doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Kenney strongly believes in the importance of effective communication with patients, family and referring physicians. He strives to treat his patients with compassion, respect, and caring. Dr. Kenney believes that the seamless integration of Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale New Haven Hospital, a full service academic general hospital, affords his patients an outstanding opportunity to receive the highest quality multidisciplinary care.

    Dr. Kenney received his MD from Columbia University, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in recognition of academic excellence. While at Columbia, Dr. Kenney was also inducted to the Gold Humanism Honor Society in recognition of excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to patient service. Kenney completed a general surgery internship and urology residency at Lahey Clinic in Massachusetts. Dr. Kenney then completed a Fellowship in Urologic Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. This was a two year Fellowship accredited by the Society of Urologic Oncology.

    Dr. Kenney has written numerous research publications about urologic oncology, and has authored several chapters and reviews with a particular emphasis on kidney cancer and kidney surgery. Of note, Dr. Kenney co-authored the chapter on open kidney surgery for Campbell-Walsh Urology, the definitive and most widely read textbook in the field. He has presented his work at regional, national, and international meetings. He is an active member of the American Urologic Association and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

  • Sarah Lambert

    Assistant Professor of Urology

    Clinical Interests
    Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic; Testicular Hydrocele; Hypospadias; Laparoscopy; Ureterocele; 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. Lambert is fellowship trained in pediatric urology at Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania. She has practiced at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for 2 years and the Children’s Hospital of New York for 5 years. She is trained in minimally invasive techniques including endoscopic stone management, laparoscopy and robotic assisted procedures.

  • Michael S. Leapman

    Assistant Professor of Urology

    Research Interests
    Urinary Bladder Diseases; Delivery of Health Care; Health Services Research; Kidney Diseases; Prostatic Neoplasms; Ureteral Diseases; Urologic Neoplasms
    Clinical Interests
    Urinary Bladder Neoplasms; Kidney; Prostate; Ureteral Neoplasms; Urethral Neoplasms
    • Practice locations: Chapel Street Campus (New Haven) and VA Connecticut Healthcare System (West Haven)
    • Residency: The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
    • Fellowship: University of California San Francisco (Urologic Oncology)
    • Clinical interests: prostate cancer: low-risk prostate cancer, active surveillance, nerve-sparing robotic prostatectomy, focal therapy, high-risk disease, pelvic lymph node dissection, imaging, risk stratification; brachytherapy; high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU); cryotherapy, radiation therapy, IMRT, radiation-recurrence, salvage therapy. Bladder cancer: intravesical therapy, TURBT, radical cystectomy with urinary diversion, continent urinary diversion, neobladder, ileal conduit. Kidney cancer: laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, laparoscopic partial nephrectomy, robotic partial nephrectomy, open radical nephrectomy, open partial nephrectomy. Testicular cancer. Upper tract urothelial carcinoma: laparoscopic, open nephroureterectomy, ureterectomy

    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 Baltimore. He completed his General Surgery and Urology training at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY. Subsequently, he completed a two-year urologic oncology fellowship at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) accredited by the Society of Urologic Oncology. He was recruited to join the faculty at the Yale University School of Medicine Smilow Cancer Center in 2016, specializing in urologic oncology with a joint appointment at the West Haven Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

  • Franklin Leddy

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology

    Clinical Interests
    Infertility; Prostate; Urinary Incontinence; Urologic Neoplasms; Vasectomy; Urolithiasis; Nephrolithiasis

    Dr. Franklin Leddy has practiced adult and pediatric urology in Westerly since 1989, and served as President of Medical Staff and Chief of Surgery at Westerly Hospital. He specializes in the care of patients with voiding dysfunctions, urologic cancers, kidney stones, infertility, and issues of the prostate. He offers hospital and office-based minimally-invasive procedures, including vasectomies.

    Dr. Leddy received his undergraduate degree Cum Laude from Dartmouth College, and medical degree from Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency training at University of Colorado School of Medicine in General Surgery, where he also served as Chief Resident in Urology.

  • Mary Grey Maher

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology

    • Practice locations: New Haven, Hamden, Madison, Old Saybrook
    • Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale School of Medicine, 2004
    • Fellowship: Female Urology and Reconstructive Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 2006
    • Clinical Interests: Urinary Incontinence (male and female) Urinary Tract Infection (female); Urinary Tract Infection (male), Overactive bladder, Neurogenic Bladder, Genitourinary Fistula, Robotic Surgery for Vaginal Prolapse, Transvaginal surgery for pelvic organ prolapse, Pelvic medicine, Physical therapy for pelvic floor disorders BPH: benign prostatic hypertrophy, urinary calculus-urolithiasis.

    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 returned to her native Connecticut in 2006 to care for male and female patients suffering urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, benign prostate problems (BPH) and kidney stones. 

    Dr. Maher's clinical interests encompass overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, vaginal prolapse, male voiding dysfunction, incontinence and BPH, genitourinary reconstruction including repairing vesico-vaginal fistula. Additional areas of interest are hematuria, urinary tract infection, and kidney stones. She performs both the male sling and the male artificial urinary sphincter for post prostatectomy incontinence.

    Dr. Maher employs a full range of treatment options to meet each patients' needs and wishes. She is patient-care focused and feels that it is critical to offer a range of treatment options: from conservative therapy with pelvic floor physical therapy, the Intone personal physical therapy devices, pessary placement, medication therapy, or an array of minimally invasive surgical procedures when indicated. 

    She also offers 'native or own tissue' repairs for patients who wish to avoid mesh in their surgical repairs. She has trained extensively in pelvic floor reconstruction and can offer a range of surgical repairs, customized to the patient’s condition and wishes, including robotic surgery. She provides innovative, and high quality care to help patients regain function and improve their quality of life.

  • Darryl Martin

    Research Scientist

    Dr. Martin is a translational research scientist in the Department of Urology. He received his PhD from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada under the supervision of Drs. Robert Gendron and Hélène Paradis. Dr. Martin trained as a cancer molecular biologist using translational research models to study tumor growth and differentiation.

    Dr. Martin is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the Society for Basic Urologic Research (SBUR) and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).

  • Thomas V. Martin

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology

    Research Interests
    Prostatic Diseases
    • Practice locations: Orchard Street Campus, Hamden and Madison
    • Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
    • Fellowship: New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical Center
    • Clinical interests: General Urology, Robotic Surgery and Laparoscopy, Urologic Oncology

    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 completing his fellowship in 1996, Dr. Martin has been in practice in New Haven.His practice has focused on minimally invasive surgical approaches to urologic cancers, urinary tract stone disease and prostate disease. He performed the first laparoscopic urologic procedures at the Hospital of St. Raphael and was involved in the establishment of the first robotic surgery program in southern Connecticut at St. Raphael as well. He was named director of robotic surgery at St. Raphael and has led multiple efforts to ensure that the newest technological advances in surgery and urology are available to the patients served by his practice. He has also been recognized as one of Connecticut’s top urologists by Connecticut Magazine.

    Dr. Martin has an interest in education and has won awards for teaching from both the urology residents and physician assistants at Yale-New Haven.He also has taught urologists throughout New England in both laparoscopic and robotic surgical techniques. He has published articles and textbook chapters on laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive kidney stone and prostate surgeries, as well as bladder physiology.He also was the first author of the chapter on Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL), a non-invasive kidney stone therapy, in the seventh edition of Campbell’s Urology, the major textbook of urology. More importantly, his commitment to education is translated to patient care as he emphasizes the education of his patients as a critical step in managing their clinical problems. He firmly believes that the time taken to help a patient better understand their particular problem will help that patient achieve a better outcome.

    Dr. Martin resides in Madison with his wife and two sons.He has interests outside of urology in cycling, photography and coaching youth basketball.

  • Piruz Motamedinia

    Assistant Professor of Urology; Associate Residency Director, Urology; Assistant Professor of Urology

    Research Interests
    Urinary Bladder Neoplasms; Carcinoma, Transitional Cell; Kidney Calculi; Nephrostomy, Percutaneous; Obesity; Urology; Body Mass Index
    Clinical Interests
    Urinary Bladder; Urinary Bladder Calculi; Hematuria; Kidney; Kidney Calculi; Ureter; Ureteral Calculi; Ureteral Neoplasms; Urinary Calculi; Urinary Tract; Transurethral Resection of Prostate
    • Practice locations: York Street Campus, Orchard Street Campus, Old Saybrook and West Haven VA
    • Residency: Columbia University - New York Presbyterian
    • Research Fellowship: Columbia University/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    • Fellowship: Endourology, Smith Institute for Urology – North Shore-Long Island Jewish Hospital
    • Clinical interests: The endoscopic and percutaneous management of kidney stones (simple and complex), BPH, upper tract urothelial cancer, ureteral strictures, ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction. Kidney stone prevention through medical management and nutritional counseling.

    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 management and dietary modifications.

    Through his residency and fellowship, Dr. Motamedinia had the privilege of training with world-renowned experts and pioneers of percutaneous surgery and ureteroscopy. With Dr. Motamedinia’s extensive training and experience, he is currently the only urologist in the region who performs percutaneous procedures without the aid of a radiologist. This provides his patients the convenience of treating their kidney stones under a single setting and anesthesia without the need for an additional, separate procedure by a radiologist.

    After the removal of all kidney stones, Dr. Motamedinia continues to follow and work with his patients to prevent future stones from occurring through dietary modification and medical management if necessary.Dr. Motamedinia works with a multidisciplinary team of dedicated nephrologists and nutritionists focused on the prevention of kidney stones.

    In addition to kidney stones, Dr. Motamedinia utilizes percutaneous and ureteroscopic techniques to treat strictures of the ureters, UPJ obstruction, and calyceal diverticula. Dr. Motamedinia also has a clinical interest in the kidney-sparing management of upper tract urothelial cancers, in collaboration with his medical and urologic oncology colleagues.

    Dr. Motamedinia strongly believes in a patient focused approach emphasizing clear communication and respect. He strives to identify barriers that might prevent his patients from reaching their medical goals and seeks the necessary means to overcome them. Dr. Motamedinia’s scope of practice allows him to provided individualized care, tailored not only to the specific condition, but just as importantly, his patient’s preferences as well. This patient-centered belief is also carried by Dr. Motamedinia’s nurses and clinical support staff, ensuring an exceptional patient experience.

    Dr. Motamedinia received his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine with a research distinction in urologic oncology and molecular pathology. He completed his general surgery and urology residency at the Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. During his residency, he performed an additional year of research focusing on prostate and bladder cancer, and kidney stone disease. Dr. Motamedinia completed his fellowship in endourology at the Smith Institute for Urology in Long Island with several experts in the field.

    Dr. Motamedinia has published many papers on endourology and urologic oncology and has presented at multiple regional and national conferences. He has also authored several chapters guiding urologists in the cutting-edge practice of endourology. He is an active member of the American Urologic Association and the Endourological Society.

  • Marianne G. Passarelli

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology

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

    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 the state of Connecticut. Since that time she has focused her practice on women’s health issues. She cares for patients with overactive bladder, voiding dysfunction, incontinence and recurrent urinary tract infections in addition to the evaluation and management of stone disease and hematuria. She focuses on conservative and behavioral therapies of management before considering surgical therapy. These therapies include but are not limited to dietary and behavioral management, physical therapy, biofeedback and neuromodulation.

    Dr. Passarelli sees patients in Hamden, Madison, Old Saybrook and New Haven. She cares for patients at the Saint Raphael Campus of Yale New Haven Hospital.

  • Daniel P. Petrylak

    Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) and of Urology; Co-Leader, Cancer Signaling Networks, Yale Cancer Center

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

    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 results are exciting so far.”

    At the Smilow Cancer Hospital, Dr. Petrylak’s position as a national leader on clinical trials for men with prostate and bladder cancer has opened up a world of treatment options for patients in New England. “We offer the latest investigational drugs for these conditions, while providing the highest level of care,” he says.

    Dr. Petrylak received his MD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and joined the Yale faculty in 2012. In addition to his role as professor, he is also the co-director of the Signal Transduction Research Program at Yale Cancer Center, which studies how cancer stem cells are regulated in the body and communicate with surrounding tissue. Roughly 40 physicians and scientists in the program work together to develop the best methods for matching patients with the appropriate cancer drugs.

    One of Dr. Petrylak’s key goals is to continue to successfully translate basic research into clinical practice. “One of the most significant accomplishments in my career was moving docetaxel (an antineoplastic agent) therapy for the most advanced form of prostate cancer from phase I to III,” he says. “We ran a trial which supported its approval for the most advanced form of prostate cancer.”

    Dr. Petrylak currently serves as either the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on seven Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) clinical trials for genitourinary cancers. To date, he has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles on prostate and bladder cancer research.

  • Joseph Renzulli

    Associate Professor of Urology

    Clinical Interests
    Laparoscopy; Urology; Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures; Men's Health; Image-Guided Biopsy; Robotic Surgical Procedures

    Dr. Joseph Renzulli offers his patients laparoscopic, robotic, and other minimally invasive techniques for treating urologic cancers, including prostate, kidney, bladder, and testicular cancers. A large focus of his practice is on men’s health, including a special interest in the diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of prostate cancer. 

    Dr. Renzulli received his undergraduate degree Magna Cum Laude in Biology from Boston University, and his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Yale School of Medicine before joining The Miriam Hospital and The Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

  • Leslie M. Rickey

    Associate Professor of Urology and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Fellowship Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

    Dr. Leslie M. Rickey specializes in helping women suffering from problems related to the pelvic floor, including weaknesses of the muscles, ligaments and connective tissue that support healthy bladder, vaginal, and bowel function. Dr. Rickey treats patients with urinary incontinence (urine leakage), overactive bladder (urinary urgency and frequency), fecal incontinence (bowel leakage), pelvic organ prolapse (when a pelvic organ like the bladder or uterus drops, or “prolapses,” down and causes vaginal pressure or bulge symptoms), and genital-urinary tract fistulas (a connection between the vagina and the bladder that causes continuous urine leakage).

    Dr. Rickey’s residency and fellowship training included a unique integration of the urology and gynecology specialties. Her training in both areas has allowed her to provide comprehensive, interdisciplinary care to women with urinary tract or pelvic floor issues.

    “Urologic conditions are interwoven with so many other health conditions,” Dr. Rickey says. “I see many women who have been avoiding activities such as exercise, hiking, swimming, or traveling due to their bladder or prolapse symptoms. It is extremely gratifying to have the ability to do an office, outpatient or minimally-invasive procedure that allows them to return to the lifestyle they enjoy.”

    Dr. Rickey is committed to furthering research and continuing to advance new studies in women’s health. For the last five years, she has served on the Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

    “Each woman has a different complex of symptoms, lifestyle and activities that are affected by her pelvic floor symptoms. Patients also have different treatment goals,” Dr. Rickey explains. “Many of these pelvic floor conditions co-occur, so I think it is absolutely critical to go to a physician who is going to query all of the pelvic floor symptoms a woman might have, including bladder, uterus, vaginal, and bowel issues. We take a very multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.”

    With her training in public health, Dr. Rickey also seeks to empower women and involve them in their own treatment, giving her patients the information they need to make the choices that are right for them.

    “These conditions are quite common,” she says. “I always discuss a range of treatment options with my patients, from behavioral and lifestyle changes to office procedures and surgery, when appropriate. I think an educated patient can be more empowered to make lasting changes that will reduce their incontinence, prolapse and bowel symptoms.”

  • James S. Rosoff

    Assistant Professor of Urology

    Research Interests
    Hypogonadism; Testicular Diseases; Urogenital Neoplasms
    Clinical Interests
    Infertility, Male; Kidney Calculi; Urinary Incontinence; Urologic Diseases; Urologic Neoplasms; Urology

    James Rosoff grew up in New Rochelle, NY and attended Yale University, earning his undergraduate degree in 1997. He then went on to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer, teaching science for two years in the West African country of Benin. After the Peace Corps, he worked for three years as a science teacher in Boston.

    James then attended medical school at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City, earning his medical degree in 2006. He stayed at Cornell for his residency training, which he completed in 2012. From there, James went to Charleston for a fellowship in Urologic Oncology. He joined the Yale Department of Urology in July 2013 and is now based primarily in Greenwich.

    Dr. Rosoff's clinical focus is on the management of urologic cancers and minimally invasive surgery. His other interests include the treatment of male infertility, kidney stone disease, and voiding dysfunction. His research interests include prostate cancer imaging, genetics of kidney cancer, treatment of male infertility, evaluation of minimally invasive surgical techniques as well as urologic illness in the global health arena.

  • Peter G. Schulam

    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

    Clinical Interests
    Kidney Neoplasms; Organizational Innovation; Laparoscopy; Prostate; Prostatectomy; Prostatic Diseases; Prostatic Neoplasms; Technology Assessment, Biomedical; Tissue Donors; Transplantation; Kidney Transplantation; Prostate-Specific Antigen; Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures; Living Donors; Laparoscopes; Transurethral Resection of Prostate; Donor Selection
    • 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.

  • Dinesh Singh

    Assistant Professor of Urology; Director, Laparoscopy & Endourology; Director, Endourology Fellowship

    Research Interests
    Kidney Calculi; Laparoscopy; Urologic Surgical Procedures; Urologic Neoplasms; Urology; Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
    Clinical Interests
    Kidney Calculi; Medical Oncology; Urinary Tract Infections

    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.

  • Preston C. Sprenkle

    Associate Professor of Urology; Division Chief, Division of Urology at VA Connecticut Healthcare System; Director, Urology Research Fellowship; Director, Urologic Oncology Clinical Fellowship Program

    Clinical Interests
    Prostatic Neoplasms

    Dr. Preston C. Sprenkle specializes in the treatment of urologic cancers, including prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, testicular cancer and sarcoma – a rare kind of cancer that grows in cells that connect or support other parts of the body, like bone or muscle.

    Dr. Sprenkle has dedicated his career to using the latest imaging technologies to improve diagnosis. He was one of the first physicians nationwide to implement the use of the Artemis Device. This machine, introduced in 2009, allows a surgeon to use 3D ultrasound technology and merge it with even more precise magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to accurately identify cancerous tumors.

    “Skilled and experienced radiologists are rare for this relatively new technique,” Dr. Sprenkle explains. “At Yale, we are fortunate to have some of the world leaders in prostate MRI.”

    Dr. Sprenkle is also a pioneer in “focal therapy,” which allows a surgeon to treat tiny prostate lesions, rather than the whole organ. This avoids many of the side effects—such as erectile dysfunction and incontinence—that may follow the removal of the whole prostate.

    “Exciting technological advances are revolutionizing urology. Prostate cancer is very common and current treatments can majorly impact a man's sexual and urinary function,” Dr. Sprenkle says. “Developing ways to minimize the impact of prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment on a man's health and quality of life is tremendously rewarding.”

    Dr. Sprenkle believes in working with patients to come up with individualized treatment plans. “I want my patients to feel that I hear their concerns and treat them like a person. I am pleased at the end of a long consultation when they feel like they understand their disease and their options.”

  • Nicholas Stroumbakis
    Clinical Interests
    Urinary Bladder Diseases; Erectile Dysfunction; Urinary Incontinence; Urologic Neoplasms; Vasectomy

    Dr. Nicholas Stroumbakis is a fellowship trained Urological Oncologist who has been in practice in Fairfield County for over 20 years.  He practices general urology with an emphasis in oncology. He handles all aspects of urological ailments and matters, from disease prevention to diagnostic and surgical options.  He is an expert in both minimal invasive procedures and general surgeries for all urological conditions. He completed a Urological Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering after graduating from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He is the recipient of several distinctions, including Castle Connolly Top Doctor awards and Top Doctor in Connecticut.

  • Ralph F. Stroup

    Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology

    Clinical Interests
    Urology
    • Practice Location: York Street Campus
    • Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital
    • Clinical Interests: Teaching Urology Residents quality care of clients in the outpatient setting; focusing on personal standards of excellence in management of medical issues, relating to other and cross cultural sensitivity issues.

    Dr. Stroup is currently the physician in charge of the urology residents’ training clinic held every Monday at the Yale Cancer Center. He received his urology training under the direction of Dr. Bernard Lytton, the chairman of the Section of Urology at that time, completing his training in 1973. Dr. Stroup has more than 40 years of clinical experience in the field of general urology and was in private practice prior to joining the faculty here at Yale.

    Training and background:
    Attended The University of Rochester School of Medicine, 1961-65
    Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society for academic excellence
    General Surgery Internship and Residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY 1965-67
    Medical Officer in the USAF 1967-69. Tour in Vietnam. Awarded the Bronze Star for service
    National Institutes of Health research grant at Yale New Haven Hospital 1969-70 studying basic renal physiology
    Urology Residency training at YNHH 1970-1973
    Private practice as a member of The Urology Group in New Haven, CT 1973-2006
    Created Kenyan Health Care Initiatives, Inc. a non-profit working to develop primary health care infrastructure, clean water, and educational initiatives in conjunction with Maasai pastoralists in Laikipia Districts, Central Highlands of Kenya 2008 to present
    He was asked to join the faculty in 2009 and currently is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Urology
    Member of the American Urological Association Circumcision Task Force traveling to Swaziland 2011 on an HIV/AIDS circumcision project

    Personal philosophy
    Dr. Stroup brings to the department more than 40 years of clinical experience. He is committed to providing quality, timely, personalized care to all regardless of their ability to pay. During his mentoring of the urology residents, he emphasizes cross cultural sensitivity, and the need to be an empathetic, kind, compassionate physician.

  • Timothy Tran

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology

    Clinical Interests
    Urinary Bladder; Kidney; Kidney Calculi; Urology; Nephrolithiasis

    Dr. Timothy Tran focuses his practice in the care of patients with stone disease, with additional focus on general urologic care. He cares for patients at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London, CT. 

    Most recently, Dr. Tran served as Section Chief of Urology at Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center and on the staff at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital.


  • Robert M. Weiss

    Donald Guthrie Professor of Urology; Director, Pediatric Urology

    Research Interests
    Urinary Bladder Neoplasms; Pharmacology; Urology; Signal Transduction
    Clinical Interests
    Cryptorchidism; Hypospadias; Medical Oncology; Urinary Incontinence; Vesico-Ureteral Reflux
    • Practice Locations: York Street Campus (Long Wharf, New Haven and Norwalk)
    • Residency: Squier Urological Clinic, Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York.
    • Visiting Fellow, American, Department of Urology (Pharmacology), Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, (Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center), New York, New York.
    • Clinical Interests: Pediatric Urology-hypospadias, undescended testes, vesicoureteral reflux, urethral valves, hydronephrosis, bladder exstrophy/epispadias, disorders of sexual differentiation (DSD), neurogenic bladder (spina bifida),

    Dr. Robert M. Weiss received his undergraduate degree from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and his M.D. Degree from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. He is a Board Certified Urologist. He is dedicated to improving the care of children. He is compassionate, people-oriented, and dedicated to improving the doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Weiss has served as Chief of the Section of Urology at the Yale University School of Medicine/Yale New Haven Hospital, as Interim Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine from 1999-2001 and as an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology at the Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Weiss’ research interests have dealt with Age Dependent Factors in Ureteral-Vesical Function and the use of nanoparticles for delivering drugs to the bladder. Dr. Weiss has been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and was the first urologist to receive an NIH Merit Award. He received a "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Urodynamic Society, in recognition of significant contributions and leadership in the field of Neurourology. He has served as a permanent member of an NIH study section and as a member of an Advisory Panel to the United States Pharmacopeia and to the National Formulary. Dr. Weiss is a fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a member of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, the Clinical Society of Genito Urinary Surgeons, and the American Surgical Association. Dr. Weiss has served as a Trustee of the American Board of Urology and as Associate Editor of the Investigative Urology Section of the Journal of Urology and Section Editor of Neurourology and Urodynamics. Dr. Weiss has lectured nationally and internationally and has contributed over 300 publications to the scientific literature. Dr. Weiss is a passionate New York Jets fan and season ticket holder since before he was a surgeon.