Dr. Robert D. Sunshine is a graduate of New York University and the University of Monterrey Institute of Health Science – School of Medicine, who successfully completed a two year General Surgery Residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, followed by four years of Urological Residency training at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Dr. Sunshine has been engaged in the practice of Urologic Surgery on Long Island since 1985.
He received his certification from the American Board of Urology in 1987 and has been recertified in Urology in 1995, 2004 and 2014. A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the International College of Surgeons and the Nassau Academy of Medicine, he was appointed as Clinical Instructor in Urology at the Weil Medical College of Cornell University in 1994.
Currently serving as the Director of the Department of Surgery at St. Joseph Hospital, Dr. Sunshine is also a member of the attending staff at the Manhasset, Plainview and Syosset Divisions of the North Shore – LIJ Health Care System, Winthrop University Medical Center, and Mercy Medical Center.
A member of numerous professional medical organizations including the American Urological Association, he is the recipient of the Physician Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. For the past sixteen years, Dr. Sunshine has been included in both the Castle Connolly Guide to “The Best Doctors in the New York Metropolitan Area” as well as Newsday’s “Best Doctors on Long Island” and has been listed in New York Magazine’s “The Best Doctors in New York.”
In 2005, Dr. Sunshine received a gubernatorial appointment as a member of the Board of the New York State Department of Health, Office for Professional Medical Conduct and in 1998 was appointed Police Surgeon for the New York State Police Investigators Association. He currently serves as a surgeon with the Nassau County Department of Health’s Medical Reserve Corps.