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Dinesh Singh MD

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

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Dinesh Singh, MD

Patient Care Locations

  • 1291 Boston Post Road
    1291 Boston Post Road, Ste Suite 205
    Madison, CT, 06443
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Newington
    555 Willard Avenue
    Newington, CT, 06111
  • Yale Physicians Building
    800 Howard Avenue
    New Haven, CT, 06519

Mailing Address

  • PO Box 208058

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8058

    United States

Dinesh Singh
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Biography

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.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Columbia University (1997)
  • BS
    University of California, San Diego (1993)
  • Clinical Fellow
    Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Research Fellow
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
  • Resident
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Resident
    Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Summer Research Fellow
    Society for Pediatric Research, University of California, San Francisco, San Fransisco, CA
  • Intern
    Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Summer Research Fellow
    Harvard University, Boston, MA
  • Research Assistant
    Amylin Pharmaceutical, La Jolla, CA
  • Board Certification
    AB of Urology, Urology (2006, recertified: 2014)

Activities

  • Invited Faculty, Clinical Guidelines for Prostate Cancer at Orlando AUA Sectional meeting
    Orlando, United States 2011
  • Moderator, 3rd Annual John R. Murren Oncology Symposium: Advances in Genitourinary Cancer Treatment: "Treatment of Localized Prostate Cancer."
    Las Vegas, United States 2009
  • Panelist, 3rd Annual John R. Murren Oncology Symposium: Advances in Genitourinary Cancer Treatment: "Kidney Cancer."
    Las Vegas, United States 2009
  • Invited Faculty, 3rd Annual John R. Murren Oncology Association Symposium: Advances in Genitourinary Cancer Treatment
    Las Vegas, United States 2009
  • Speaker, 3rd Annual John R. Murren Oncology Symposium: Advances in Genitourinary Cancer Treatment: "Update on Recurrent Bladder Cancer."
    Las Vegas, United States 2009
  • Yale University School of Medicine, 2nd Annual Prostate and Urologic Oncology Symposium: "Options of Management for Small Renal Masses."
    New Haven, United States 2008
  • Invited Faculty, New York American Urological Association Sectional Meeting
    New Delhi, India 2006
  • Yale University School of Medicine, 1st Annual Prostate and Urologic Oncology Symposium: "Minimal Invasive Surgery for Local Renal Cell Carcinoma."
    New Haven, United States 2006
  • World Congress of Endourology: "Laparoscopy for Benign GU Diseases."
    Cleveland, United States 2006
  • Invited Faculty, World Congress of Endourology and Laparoscopy
    Cleveland, United States 2006
  • Bridgeport Hospital Surgical Grand Rounds: "Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy: State-of-the-Art Surgical Treatment for Prostate Cancer."
    Bridgeport, United States 2006
  • Invited Faculty, World Congress of Endourology and Laparoscopy
    Amsterdam, Netherlands 2005
  • Yale University Department of Surgery Grand Rounds: Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy
    New Haven, United States 2005
  • Plenary Session, World Congress of Endourology: "What do to with small renal lesions: The Argument for Cryoablation."
    Mumbai, India 2004
  • Invited Faculty, World Congress of Endourology
    Mumbai, India 2004
  • Invited Faculty, World Congress of Endourology Course in Advanced Laparoscopy
    Mumbai, India 2004
  • Invited Faculty, National Urology Resident Preceptorship Cleveland
    Cleveland, United States 2004
  • Invited Faculty, National Urology Resident Preceptorship Cleveland
    Cleveland, United States 2003

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
1st place prize for Best Video at American Urological Association 2005: Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy Using Intraoperative Transrectal UltrasonograpyAmerican Urological Association2005
Pfizer Urology ScholarBrigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA2002
1st place prize at Society for Urologic OncologyBrigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA2001
Gerald Murphy/Praecis Pharmaceutical Urology Scholar Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA2001
Alpha Omega Alpha, Rudin ScholarColumbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY1993, 1997
Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Dean’s ScholarUniversity of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA1989, 1993

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
"British Journal of Urology"Reviewer2007 - 2015
Urology Section for "E-Medicine"Editor2007 - 2015
Admissions Committee for Yale University School of Medicine2006 - 2015
Urology Medical StudentsDirector2005 - 2015
Yale University Physician Association School - Urology SectionDirector2005 - 2015
"Urology"Reviewer2005 - 2015
"Journal of Urology"Reviewer2004 - 2015
Massachusetts Medical Society on InsuranceRepresentative2001 - 2003
Massachusetts Medical SocietyMember2000 - 2015
Committee on Admissions for the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons1998 - 1999
American Urological AssociationMember1997 - 2015

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