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Ilan J. Safir, MD

Ilan Safir

 
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MEDICAL TRAINING:

July 2017 – June 2018
Men’s Health-Andrology Fellowship
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

July 2013 – June 2017
Urology Residency
Emory University School of Medicine

July 2012 – June 2013
General Surgery Internship
Emory University School of Medicine

EDUCATION:

2008 – 2012
Doctor of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

2004 – 2008
Bachelor of Science summa cum laude
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Urological Association

AWARDS:

Undergraduate
• Summa cum laude (2008)
• Golden Key National Honor Society (2006 – 2008)
• Ho-Nun-De-Kah Honor Society (2007 – 2008)
• Howard Hughes Research Scholar (2007)

Residency
• Georgia Urological Association Annual Fall Meeting Best Research Presentation (2015)
• AUA Best Poster for General & Epidemiological Trends & Socioeconomics: Practice Patterns, Cost Effectiveness I Session (2015)
• Emory Urology 2nd Annual Research Retreat Best Resident Research Presentation (2016)
• Highest Scoring Senior Resident Inservice Exam Award (2016)
• Southeastern Section of the AUA Montague Boyd Essay Contest 1st Place Award (2016)
• AUA Best Poster for General & Epidemiological Trends & Socioeconomics: Practice Patterns, Quality of Life and Shared Decision Making III Session (2016)

PUBLICATIONS – MANUSCRIPTS:

Zholudev V, Safir IJ, Issa IM, Painter MN, Petros JA, Filson CP, Issa MM. Comparative Cost Analysis: Teleurology Versus Conventional Face-to-Face Clinics. Urology 2018; 113: 40-44.

Safir IJ, Filson CP, Issa MM. Author response to: Patient acceptance of teleurology via telephone versus face-to-face clinic visits for hematuria in a veterans affairs medical center. Urology Practice 2018; 5: 253-259.

Safir IJ, Zholudev V, Issa IM, Laganosky D, Aliperti L, Al-Qassab U, Lindelow J, Filson CP, Issa, MM. Patient acceptance of teleurology via telephone versus face-to-face clinic visits for hematuria in a veterans affairs medical center. Urology Practice. Manuscript accepted.

Bielecka ZF, Maliszewska–Olejniczak K, Safir IJ, Szczylik C, Czarnecka AM. Three-dimensional cell culture model utilization in cancer stem cell research. Biol Rev. In press 2016.

Safir IJ and Filson CP. Author response to: Implementation of a tele-urology program for outpatient hematuria referrals: initial results and patient satisfaction. Urology 2016; 97: 38-39.

Safir IJ, Gabale S, David SA, Huang JH, Gerhard RS, Pearl J, Lorentz CA, Baumgardner J, Filson CP, Issa MM. Implementation of a tele-urology program for outpatient hematuria referrals: initial results and patient satisfaction. Urology 2016; 97: 33-37.

Safir IJ, Shrewsberry AB, Issa IM, Ogan K, Ritenour CW, Sullivan J, Issa MM. Impact of remote monitoring and supervision on resident training using new ACGME milestone criteria. The Canadian Journal of Urology 2015; 22: 7959-64.

Safir IJ, Patel AP, Moore BP, Patil D, Bellott-McGrath G, Osunkoya AO, Issa MM. The value of pathologic examination of the foreskin following circumcision. Urology Practice 2015; 2: 149-53.

Safir IJ, Lian F, Alemozaffar M, Master VA. Surgery for high-risk prostate cancer and metastatic prostate cancer. Current Problems in Cancer 2015; 39: 33-40.

Matyszewski A, Czarnecka AM, Solarek W, Korzen P, Safir IJ, Kukwa W, Szczylik C. Molecular basis of carcinogenesis in diabetic patients (review). International Journal of Oncology 2015; 46: 1435-43.

Matyszewski A, Czarnecka AM, Kawecki M, Korzen P, Safir IJ, Kukwa W, Szczylik C. Impaired glucose metabolism treatment and carcinogenesis (review). Oncology Letters 2015; 10: 589-594.

Matyszewski A, Czarnecka AM, Korzen P, Safir IJ, Kukwa W, Szczylik C. The role of diabetes in molecular pathogenesis of cancer. Current Signal Transduction Therapy 2015; 10: 10-16.

Stark ME, Safir I, Wisco JJ. Probabilistic mapping of the cervical sympathetic trunk ganglia. Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical 2014; 181: 79-84.

Wisco JJ, Stark ME, Safir I, Rahman S. A heat map of superior cervical ganglion location relative to the common carotid artery bifurcation. Anesthesia & Analgesia 2012; 114: 462-465.

Wiseman JE, Ituarte PH, Hwang RS, Safir I, Pasternak JD, Van Nuys K, Yeh MW. Strategic impact of a new academic endocrine surgery program. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2011; 18: 2260-2264.

Shi Q, Parks AR, Potter BD, Safir IJ, Luo Y, Forster BM, Peters JE. DNA damage differentially activates regional chromosomal loci for Tn7 transposition in Escherichia coli. Genetics 2008; 179: 1237-50.

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS:

Zholudev V, Safir IJ, Issa IM, Painter MN, Petros JA, Filson CP, Issa MM. Comparative cost analysis: teleurology versus conventional face-to-face clinics. Poster session presented at 112th American Urological Association Annual Meeting; 2017 May 12-16; Boston, MA.

Safir I, Sanda M, Patil D, Crociani C, Hembroff L, Wei J, Chang P, Mehta A. Use and effectiveness of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic erectile aids among post-prostatectomy prostate cancer survivors seeking treatment for erectile dysfunction: a prospective, multicenter study. Poster session presented at: 111th American Urological Association Annual Meeting; 2016 May 6-10; San Diego, CA.

Pearl J, Safir I, Gerhard R, Kirillova I, Baumgardner J, Lindelow J, Filson C, Issa MM. Tele-urology versus face-to-face clinics: a survey of patient preference. Poster session presented at: 111th American Urological Association Annual Meeting; 2016 May 6-10; San Diego, CA.

Safir IJ, Shrewsberry AB, Issa IM, Ogan K, Ritenour CWM, Sullivan J, Issa MM. The impact of remote monitoring and supervision on resident endoscopic training using new ACGME urology milestone criteria. Poster session presented at: 33rd World Congress of Endourology and SWL; 2015 Oct 1-4; London, England.

Safir I, Shrewsberry A, Ogan K, Ritenour C, White C, Kimberl J, Sullivan J, Issa M. The impact of remote monitoring and supervision on resident training using new ACGME & ABU urology milestone criteria. Podium session presented at: 110th American Urological Association Annual Meeting; 2015 May 15-19; New Orleans, LA.

Safir I, Patel A, Moore B, Patil D, Bellott-McGrath G, Osunkoya A, Issa M. The value of pathologic examination of the foreskin following circumcision. Poster session presented at: 110th American Urological Association Annual Meeting; 2015 May 15-19; New Orleans, LA.

Gabale S, Safir I, White C, Kimberl IJ, Fabian D, Issa MM. Teleurology to enhance access and expedite care of patients referred with hematuria. Poster session presented at: 110th American Urological Association Annual Meeting; 2015 May 15-19; New Orleans, LA.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS:

Safir I, Sanda M, Chang P, Patil D, Crociani C, Hardy J, Hembroff L, Wei J, Mehta A. Use and effectiveness of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic erection dysfunction aids among prostate cancer survivors following radical prostatectomy from the PROST-QA cohort. Poster session presented at: 80th Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association Annual Meeting; 2016 March 17-20; Nashville, TN.

Safir IJ, Shrewsberry AB, Ogan K, Ritenour C, White C, Kimberl J, Sullivan J, Issa M. The impact of remote monitoring and supervision on resident endoscopic training using new ACGME and ABU urology milestone criteria. Poster session presented at: 79th Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association Annual Meeting; 2015 March 19-22; Savannah, GA.

PODIUM PRESENTATIONS: 

Safir I, Baumgardner J, Gabale S, David S, Huang J, Gerhard S, Kirillova I, Filson C, Issa M. Implementation of a tele-urology program for outpatient hematuria referrals: initial results and patient satisfaction. Podium session presented at: 80th Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association Annual Meeting Montague L. Boyd Essay Competition; 2016 March 17-20; Nashville, TN.

Safir I, Baumgardner J, Gabale S, David S, Huang J, Gerhard S, Kirillova I, Filson C, Issa M. Implementation of a tele-urology program for outpatient hematuria referrals: initial results and patient satisfaction. Podium session presented at: 80th Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association Annual Meeting; 2016 March 17-20; Nashville, TN.

Safir IJ, Baumgardner J, Gabale S, David SA, Huang JH, Gerhard S, Kirillova I, Filson CP, Issa MM. Implementation of a tele-urology program for outpatient hematuria referrals: initial results and patient satisfaction. Podium session presented at: Georgia Urological Association Annual Fall Meeting; 2015 September 10-13; Sea Island, GA.

Safir IJ, Sanda MG, Chang P, Patil D, Crociani C, Hardy J, Hembroff L, Wei J, Mehta A, PROSTQA Consortium. Trends of erectile dysfunction medication and device use among prostate cancer survivors following radical prostatectomy from the PROSTQA cohort. Podium session presented at: Urologists for Veterans Forum at the American Urological Association; 2015 May 17; New Orleans, LA.

Safir IJ, Sanda MG, Chang P, Patil D, Crociani C, Hardy J, Hembroff L, Wei J, Mehta A, PROSTQA Consortium. Trends of erectile dysfunction medication and device use among prostate cancer survivors following radiation therapy from the PROSTQA cohort. Podium session presented at: Urologists for Veterans Forum at the American Urological Association; 2015 May 17; New Orleans, LA.

Safir I, Wisco JJ, Stark ME. Statistical mapping of the cervical sympathetic chain. Podium session presented at: 28th American Association of Clinical Anatomists Annual Meeting; 2011 July 12-16;

INSTITUTIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

Safir IJ. Premature ejaculation: a brief review of the literature. Podium presentation at: Emory University Department of Urology Grand Rounds; 2016 June 30; Atlanta GA.

Safir IJ, Shrewsberry AB, Ogan K, Ritenour CWM, White C, Kimberl IJ, Sullivan JW, Issa MM. The impact of remote monitoring and supervision on resident training using new ACGME & ABU urology milestone criteria. Poster session presented at: 6th Emory University School of Medicine Science of Graduate Medical Education Projects Day; 2015 June 10; Atlanta, GA.

Safir IJ, Baumgardner J, Gabale S, David S, Huang J, Gerhard S, Kirillova I, Filson C, Issa M. Implementation of a tele-urology program for outpatient hematuria referrals: initial results and patient satisfaction. Poster session presented at: 2nd Advancing Healthcare Quality Research at Emory; 2015 May 29; Atlanta, GA.

Safir IJ. Nutraceuticals and benign prostatic hyperplasia. Podium presentation at: Emory University Department of Urology Grand Rounds; 2014 August 7; Atlanta GA.

Safir IJ. Bariatric surgery and urolithiasis. Podium presentation at: Emory University Department of Urology Grand Rounds; 2014 March 6; Atlanta GA.

Rajiv Saini, MD

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Dr. Rajiv Saini is a Board Certified Urologist. He completed his urology residency at Brookdale in 2006, followed by a fellowship in Voiding Dysfunction and Neurourology at Weill-Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital. As part of his fellowship, Dr. Saini was trained in the diagnosis and management of conditions such as male and female overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, bladder outlet obstruction and benign prostatic hyperplasia. His focus encompassed advanced techniques in video urodynamics and surgical procedures for the treatment of male and female urinary incontinence and retention, as well as complex neurogenic voiding dysfunction resulting from spinal cord injury or disease. These techniques include male and female slings, male artificial urinary sphincter, laser prostatectomy and sacral neuromodulation. In addition, he also performs general urologic procedures.

His academic activities include a variety of publications on topics ranging from the pharmacologic treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms and urinary incontinence to the management of BPH with minimally invasive techniques. He has presented various topics at national and international meetings. In addition, Dr. Saini has been a course instructor and surgical skills proctor for BPH courses offered through the American Urological Association.

Dr. Rajiv Saini attended Binghamton University where he received his undergraduate degree in Biology in 1995. He graduated with his medical degree from SUNY Downstate in 2000. He is an active member of several associations including the AUA (American Urological Association), and SUFU (Society for Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction.

Rajiv Saini, MD

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Dr. Rajiv Saini is a Board Certified Urologist. He completed his urology residency at Brookdale in 2006, followed by a fellowship in Voiding Dysfunction and Neurourology at Weill-Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital. As part of his fellowship, Dr. Saini was trained in the diagnosis and management of conditions such as male and female overactive bladder urinary incontinence, bladder outlet obstruction and benign prostatic hyperplasia. His focus encompassed advanced techniques in video urodynamics and surgical procedures for the treatment of male and female urinary incontinence and retention, as well as complex neurogenic voiding dysfunction resulting from spinal cord injury or disease. These techniques include male and female slings, male artificial urinary sphincter, laser prostatectomy and sacral neuromodulation. In addition, he also performs general urologic procedures.

His academic activities include a variety of publications on topics ranging from the pharmacologic treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms and urinary incontinence to the management of BPH with minimally invasive techniques. He has presented various topics at national and international meetings. In addition, Dr. Saini has been a course instructor and surgical skills proctor for BPH courses offered through the American Urological Association.

Dr. Rajiv Saini attended Binghamton University where he received his undergraduate degree in Biology in 1995. He graduated with his medical degree from SUNY Downstate in 2000. He is an active member of several associations including the AUA (American Urological Association), and SUFU (Society for Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction.

Sapan Polepalle, MD

Sapan Polepalle MD - Urologist

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EDUCATION:
University of California San Diego, Division of Urology. Urology Residency, 6/04.
Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL.  M.D. 6/98.
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.  MBA 6/98.
Northwestern University, member of seven-year B.S./M.D. program, Evanston, IL.
B.S. in Medicine, 6/90-9/93.
The Sorbonne, study abroad program, Paris, France.  9/92 – 6/93.
Holmdel High School, Holmdel, NJ.  9/87 – 6/90.

HONORS:

  • Scored in the 98 percentile in the Urology Inservice examination for 2 consecutive years.
  • Awarded the “national Pfizer Resident of the Year” award for 2004 (published in Journal of Urology).
  • Presented “Best Resident Teaching Award” for 2004.
  • Chief Resident 2003-2004 at University of California-San Diego Medical Center
  • Selected for the competitive MD-MBA (through Kellogg Business School) joint degree program during  medical school.
  • Awarded the Society for Pediatric Research academic fellowship during medical school
  • Selected to Northwestern’s highly competitive 7 year combined BS-MD program

EXPERIENCE:
Urologist
Integrated Medical Professionals, PLLC
12/13 -present

Attending Urologist
Brooklyn and Bronx, New York
11/07 -12/13

Attending Urologist
Alice Hyde Medical Center, Malone New York
07/07 -11-07

Attending Urologist
Crystal Run Healthcare, New York
07/06 – 07/07

Attending Urologist
Private Practice, Pennsylvania
08/04 – 06/06

Urology Residency, Division of Urology, University of Calfornia at San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA.
07/98 – 06/04

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS:

“Dietl’s crisis: an under-reported entity,” presented at Western Section AUA Conference, November 2003.

“Staged nephrectomy to manage autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease,” presented at Western Section AUA Conference, October 2002.

Polepalle, S. & Monga, M. Interstitial laser therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia in the anticoagulated patient. Tech Urol. 2001 Dec-7(4):285-7.

McVary, K. & Polepalle, S. Topical prostaglandin E1 SEPA gel for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. J. Urology, 9/99, 162:726-30.

Peter Stone, MD

Peter Stone MD - Urologist

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Peter L. Stone, MD, board certified since 1986, has practiced all aspects of urology for over 25 years with specific emphasis on management of kidney stones, urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, and prostate and bladder cancer.

For the past ten years, Dr. Stone has been consistently listed in Castle Connolly’s Best Doctors in the New York Metro Area. He has also been listed several times in New York Magazine’s list of Best Doctors, as recently as the 2009 edition.

Dr. Stone received his AB degree from Hamilton College, MD degree from New York Medical College. He completed his residency in urology at Montefiore Medical Center that included training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is presently Chief of Urology at Westchester Square Medical Center in the Bronx, and operates, as well, at all divisions of Montefiore Medical Center.

As an Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Stone is privileged to teach urology residents and medical students.

Dr. Stone is a member of the American Urological Association (AUA), the New York Section of the AUA, the New York State Medical Society, and the Bronx County Medical Society.

Mark Stein, MD, FACS

Mark Stein MD FACS - Urologist

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Postgraduate Work:
7/96 – Present
Private Practice Urology: Advanced Urology, PC

7/90 – 6/96
Assistant Professor of Urology, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Director of Neuro-urology and Incontinence

6/02 – 5/10
Assistant Professor of Urology, St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center/New York Medical College
Director of Neuro-urology and Incontinence

Hospital Privileges:
Beth Israel Medical Center 7/97 – present
NY Westchester Square Medical Center 7/96 – present
St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center 6/02 – 5/10
Montefiore Medical Center 7/90 – 6/00

Education:
M.D. Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 1980 – 1984
B.S. City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY, 1976 – 1980

Post-Graduate Training:
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
– Urology Residency 1986 – 1990
– Surgery Residency 1984 – 1986

Female Urology/Neuro-urology
Dr. Shlomo Raz, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA – January 1989

Dr. Jerry Blaivas, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons – August 1990

Dr. Edward McGuire, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI – September 1990

Awards and Honors:
F.C. Valentine Residents’ Research Award, New York Academy of Medicine
1st Prize
Miscellaneous Category – April 1988
“When is Further ALG Administration Futile?”

Bronx Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
1st Prize
Research – May 1988

Jonas Salk Medical Research Scholarship

New York State Regents Medical Scholarship

Research (Recent Sponsored):
Allergan – phase II placebo controlled study of bladder Botox for the treatment of urge incontinence.

Pfizer – phase IV placebo controlled study of Detrol and tamasulosin for the treatment of overactive bladder in men.

Glaxo SmithKlein – phase IV follow up study of Levitra for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in diabetic hypertensives.

NIH – Biofeedback for the treatment of urge incontinence in women with multiple sclerosis. This study was part of a large multicenter grant.

Publications (peer review):

Kovner, A.R. and Stein, M. The Hospitalist Physician. Health Services Management: A Book of Cases, Fifth Edition. Health Administration Press, 1997.

Serels, S.R. and Stein, M. Meta-Analysis of Four Different Surgical Treatments for Stress Urinary Incontinence. Accepted for publication, Canadian Journal of Urology.

Serels, S.R., Stein, M and Chamberlin, J. Cross-over Study Comparing Hyoscyamine, Doxazosin and Combination Therapy For The Treatment of Urgency and Frequency in Women. Accepted for publication. Neurology and Urodynamics.

Stein, M., DiScippio, W., Davia, M., and Taub, H. Biofeedback for the Treatment of Urge and Stress Incontinence. Journal of Urology 125:641-643, March 1995.

Stein, M., Anderson, C., Ricciardi, R., Chamberlin J.W. and Glicklich, D. Penile Gangrene Associated with Chronic Renal Failure; Report of Seven Cases and Review of the Literature. Journal of Urology. 152:2014-2016. December 1994

Stein, M., Chamberlin, J.W., Gladstein, M. and Lerner, S. The Evaluation and Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction in the Neurologically Impaired Patient. Journal of Neurologic Rehabilitation 7:63-71, June 1994

Taub, H. and Stein, M. Bladder Distension Therapy for Symptomatic Relief of Frequency and Urgency: A Ten Year Review. Urology 43:36-49, January 1994

Stein, M., Lubetkin, D., Taub, H., Skinner, W.K., Kreutzer, E. and Haberman, J. The Effects of Intraurethral Lidocaine Anesthetic and Patient Anxiety on Pain Perception During Cystoscopy. Journal of Urology 151:1518-1521, June 1994

Stein, M. Laor, E., Tolia, B., and Reid, R. Unusual Case of Renal Candida Fungus Balls. Urology 41: 49-51. January 1993

Stein, M. and Weinberg, J. Polypropylene vs Polytetrafuoroethylene Suture for Endoscopic Bladder Neck Suspension. Urology 38: 119-122. August 1991

Stein, M., Tiefer, L. and Melman, A. Follow-up Observations of Operated Male-to-Female Transexuals. Journal of Urology 143: 1188-1192, June 1990

Stein, M., Matas, A., Telis, V., Quinn, T., Karwa, G. and Vein, V. When is Further ALG Administration Futile? Transplantation 46:3, September 1988.

Publications (non-peer review)
Stein, M. and Serels, S.R. Medical and Surgical Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy. Resident and Staff Physician 28-35, November 1995

Editorial Responsibility:
Administrative Editor, Practical Reviews in Urology 1994 – 1998.

Reviewer, Journal of Urology 2005 – 2008

Licensure:
New York 163036, 7/85 – present
DEA BS0409032

Membership:
Fellow American College of Surgeons
Member, American Urological Association
Member, New York Section of the AUA
Member, Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology
Member, Sexual Medicine Society
Member, New York Urological Society
Diplomate, American Board of Urology 2/92-2/12. Certificate #10361
Member AMA
Member, New York State Medical Society

Lawrence J. Sigler, MD

Lawrence J. Sigler MD - Urologist

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Dr. Lawrence J. Sigler grew up in Bayside Queens and received his undergraduate degree at SUNY Buffalo. He began Medical School in Florence Italy, becoming fluent in Italian while receiving a wonderful education in all aspects of life. He completed his last couple years of Medical School at New York Medical College in 1980.

Dr. Sigler was a surgical resident at Nassau County Medical Center before completing urology training at New York Medical College in 1986. Since then, he’s lived in Westchester County with his wife Joan and three children and enjoys a general urology practice that emphasizes professionalism with courteous and compassionate care.

He is Board Certified and currently Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology at Westchester Medical College. He is an attending at Westchester Medical Center, White Plains Hospital and Lawrence Hospital Center where he is Director of Urology.

Marc A. Schumer, MD, FACS

Marc A. Schumer MD FACS - Urologist

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Dr. Schumer graduated Cornell University with a Bachelors degree in 1984. He went to medical school at The University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete a residency in Urology at Maimonides Medical Center. In addition to his clinical training, he spent a year at Columbia University in a fellowship performing molecular biology research centering on Programmed Cell Death. During that year Dr. Schumer published multiple articles in many scientific journals and presented at national meetings throughout the country. He won second prize in the Ferdinand Valentine New York State Urologic essay contest two years in a row.

He is a board certified urologist practicing on the south shore of Long Island. Dr. Schumer is also a clinical instructor in the Department of Urology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He served as the chief of urology at Brunswick Hospital Center and was the medical director of The Long Island Surgery Center. Dr. Schumer is also on the Urology Board of The Kidney and Urology Foundation and is an original member of Integrated Medical Professionals and has served on its board since inception of the company.

Riccardo Ricciardi, Jr., MD

Riccardo Ricciardi Jr. MD - Urologist

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Dr. Ricciardi is a board certified urologist and a full partner with Integrated Medical Professionals.

He started his advanced education at Skidmore College, where he was Vice President of his class and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with highest honors in biochemistry. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College and began his surgical training at North Shore University/Cornell Medical College. Dr. Ricciardi then proceeded with his urological training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, where he also was fellowship trained in erectile dysfunction under Dr. Arnold Melman.

Dr. Ricciardi has had a successful career in urology. Before age 40, he became director of urology at both Flushing and Jamaica Hospital Medical Centers, where he administrates and oversees the urologic care provided by over 15 urologists. He has advanced surgical skills in the areas of BPH, Female Incontinence, and Erectile Dysfunction. He has attended numerous advanced training seminars and acted as a proctor to other urologists in these areas. Currently Dr. Ricciardi sits on IMP subcommittees, acting in an advisory role, to help provide quality of care and facilitate operations for the group.

On a personal level, Dr. Ricciardi is a caring husband and father of two. He enjoys working outdoors, fishing and camping with the kids, and enjoying fine food and wine.


Hospital Affiliations:
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
Gramercy Outpatient Surgery Center
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
North Shore University Hospital/Manhasset.

Professional Affiliations:
American Urologic Association
Large Group Urology Practice Association
American Association of Clinical Urologists

Thomas Rechtschaffen, MD, FACS

Thomas Rechtschaffen MD FACS - Urologist

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Dr. Rechtschaffen graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in Biochemistry in 1991. He earned his medical degree at the New York University School of Medicine in 1995. He chose to enter the field of Urology primarily because of the flexibility it offers to treat both life threatening diseases such as cancer as well as quality of life diseases such as voiding dysfunction, sexual health and infertility.

He trained under Dr. Arnold Melman during his residency in Urology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. After graduating the program in 2001, he returned to southern Westchester County, where he grew up, to practice Urology.

Dr. Rechtschaffen strives to be an excellent doctor to his patients and a resource to other physicians. He lectures local physicians and community groups about better ways to recognize and treat Urological issues.

He treats all aspects of urology, but focuses on prostate-related disease, kidney stones, infertility and is proud to have a large portion of his clinical time devoted to women’s urology problems.

Dr. Rechtschaffen is an active member of the American Urological Association and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

This year he was selected to the AUA Leadership Program: one of only twenty Urologists nationwide.

Dr. Rechtschaffen is on staff at Montefiore Medical Center, St. John’s Riverside Hospital, Lawrence Hospital Center, and White Plains Hospital Center.

He lives in Westchester County with his wife and three children.

Paul A. Peller, MD, FACS

Paul A. Peller MD FACS - Urologist

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Dr. Peller is the Section Chief of Urology at St. Joseph Hospital, Catholic Health System

Certification & Licensure:

Fellow, American College of Surgeons 2000
Diplomate, American Board of Urology 1999
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners 1991
State Licensure, New York 1996

Education:

Doctor of Medicine 1986-1990
Medical College of Ohio
Toledo, Ohio

B.A. in Biology 1982-1986
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois

Internship:

General Surgery Internship 1990-1991
The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH

Residency:

Urology Residency 1991-1995
The Ohio State University Medical Center, Arthur James Cancer Hospital &
Columbus Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH

Hospital Affiliation:

St. Joseph Hospital, Catholic Health System
Northshore University Hospital at Plainview and Syosset
Winthrop University Hospital
Metropolitan Lithotripsy Associates
Huntington Hospital

Hospital Committee and Appointments:

Chief of Urology St Joseph Hospital 2014- Present
Credentials and By-Law Committee Member St. Joseph Hospital 2011-Present
Past President of Medical Staff St. Joseph Hospital 2011-12
Past Member Board of Directors St. Joseph Hospital 2011-2014
Past Chairman, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee New Island Hospital 2006-11

Professional Membership:

American Urologic Association-Active Member
American College of Surgeons-Fellow
Large Urology Group Practice Association
American Association of Clinical Urologists
American Medical Association
Nassau County Medical Society
Nassau County Surgical Society

Honors and Awards:

Pittsburgh Urologic Resident Essay Contest Winner, April 1994
Ohio Urologic Society Resident Essay Contest Winner, March 1994
Treasurer Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity, 1989-1990
President Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, Northwestern University, 1985-1986
Order of Omega Academic Honor Society, Northwestern University, 1985

Community Service:

Half Hollow Hills Youth Lacrosse Treasurer and Board Member
Half Hollow Hills School Board Education Trustee 2011-Present
Suffolk County Lacrosse Officials Association Referee 2014- Present

Current Urology Practice:    

Dr. Peller practices all facets of General Urology and has particular interests in Female Urology and Voiding Dysfunction, Kidney Stone Disease Management, Minimally Invasive Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and General Pediatric Urology.  He was a founding member of Integrated Medical Professionals, PLLC in 2006 and has been practicing in Bethpage, NY since 1996.

Elliot M. Paul, MD, FACS

Elliot Paul MD FACS - Urologist

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Elliot M. Paul, M.D. graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. During his medical training, he was involved in multiple scientific research projects, both in the clinical and laboratory settings. He became integral in the performance of researching the treatments of female urinary incontinence at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and subsequently accepted a residency position in their Urology department. Dr. Paul has since then conducted various research projects in other areas of Urology, and has presented his results at national and international academic meetings. Many of these and other papers authored by Dr. Paul have been published in peer reviewed journals.

Dr. Paul has been awarded various prestigious awards for his clinical achievements, including the 2004 Pfizer Scholar in Urology, the 2004 and 2005 Praecis Pharmaceuticals/AUA Gerald P. Murphy Scholar, and the 2003 and 2004 William Seery Resident of the Year Award at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

Dr. Elliot Paul is an active member in the American Urological Association and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He was honored as Top Doctor by Castle Connolly® in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. In 2013, Dr. Paul was chosen as the New York Section’s Representative to the AUA Young Urologist’s Committee. The mission of the AUA Young Urologist’s Committee is to address issues specific to young urologists and provide them with the resources they need to make a successful transition from residency to practice. He also serves on the AUA’s Quality Improvement and Patient Safety committee.

Dr. Paul functions as the Chair of the Clinical customization Committee for a large urology practice (Integrated Medical Professionals) and he sits on the Quality Management Committee for this group as well. He practices general urology, and has additional interests in laparoscopy, endourology (treatment of kidney stones), alternative treatments for the enlarged prostate, female incontinence, and urologic malignancies.

George Owens, MD, FACS

George Owens, MD, FACS - Urologist

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Dr. George Owens has been engaged in the practice of Urology in Westchester County, N.Y., since 1984. He received his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering at Manhattan College, and his medical degree at New York Medical College. After completing his internship and residency at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he accepted a position as faculty member in the Department of Urology at New York Medical College. During his tenure there he was awarded the F.C.Valentine fellowship through the New York Academy of Medicine, and was appointed Chief of Neurourology at the Westchester Medical Center.

Dr. Owens subsequently established a private practice in Urology in White Plains, N.Y. in 1989. He has continued his affiliation with the Medical College and is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Urology in the Dept. of Urology at N.Y. Medical College. Dr. Owens is certified by the American Board of Urology. He is a member of the American Association of Clinical Urologists, the American Urological Association, and is a member and officer of the Board of Directors of the N.Y.Section of the American Urological Association. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Owens has been named every year to the Castle Connolly list of “Best Doctors in Metro N.Y. ” since the publication’s inception in June of 1999, and most recently was also named in the Westchester Magazine’s listing of “Best Doctors in Westchester”.

Dr. Owens limits his practice to male and female adult urology. He is versed in all aspects of urologic care, and offers expertise ranging from minimally invasive office procedures to advanced urologic surgery and techniques.

Carl A. Olsson, MD, FACS

 Carl A. Olsson MD FACS - Urologist

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Dr. Olsson has served as President of the American Board of Urology, the Society of University Urologists, the Society of Urologic Oncology, the Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons, the New York Section of the American Urological Association and is presently President of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons.

He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the New York Academy of Medicine. He is a member of several associations and societies including the American Association of Clinical Urologists, the American Urological Association (honorary), the Urologic Society of Australia and New Zealand (honorary), the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, the Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgery and the American Surgical Association.

He has authored more than 350 published books, book chapters and articles in such scientific journals such as The Journal of Urology©, Urology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and New England Journal of Medicine.

Dr. Olsson is the recipient of 25 honors and awards, including the prestigious Hugh Hampton Young, Gold Cystoscope, and Distinguished Contribution awards from the American Urological Association. Other awards include the CaP CURE Research Award (several years), the Ferdinand C. Valentine Medal from the NY Academy of Medicine, the Dr. Michael E. Debakey Award from Baylor College of Medicine and the National Kidney Foundation’s John K. Lattimer Award.

Dr. Olsson has been a member of the American Urological Association since 1971, and was its Secretary for four years ending 2007.

In addition to supervising clinical operations for Integrated Medical Professionals, Dr. Olsson continues to enjoy an active clinical practice focusing on Urologic Oncology. For further information on how you can see Dr. Olsson as a patient or for a second opinion, visit: www.SecondOpinionUrology.com

Education:
MD – Boston University – 1963

Employment:
Chief Medical Officer
Integrated Medical Professionals, PLLC
2008 – Present

Lattimer Professor & Chairman of Urology, emeritus
Columbia University Medical Center
2006 – Present

Chief of Urology & Chief of the Squier Urological Clinic
New York Presbyterian Hospital
1980 – 2006

John K. Lattimer Professor & Chairman of Urology
College of Physicians & Surgeons
Columbia University
1980 – 2006

Professor & Department Chairman – Urology
Boston University School of Medicine
1974 – 1980

Urologist-in-Chief
University Hospital of Boston
1971 – 1980

Director, Urology Department
Boston City Hospital
1974 – 1977

Chief, Urology Section
Veterans Administration Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
1969 – 1975

Honors & Awards:
1966 – Citation from U.S. Department of State, Republic of Vietnam and American Medical Association for Service in Project Vietnam
1971 – First Prize, Grayson Carroll Essay Contest Sponsored by American Urological Association
1973 – First Prize, Grayson Carroll Essay Contest Sponsored by American Urological Association
1977 – First Prize, Grayson Carroll Essay Contest Sponsored by American Urological Association
1979 – Gold Cystoscope Award – American Urological Association
1985 – Distinguished Alumnus Award, Boston University School of Medicine
1993 – CapCURE Research Awards
1995 – CapCURE Research Awards
1996 – John K. Lattimer Award, National Kidney Foundation
1997 – CapCURE Research Awards
1997 – John K. Lattimer Award, American Urological Association
2001 – Hugh Hampton Young Award, American Urological Association
2002 – Michael DeBakey Award, Baylor College of Medicine
2004 – Honorary Diploma, Bowdoin College
2006 – Ferdinand C. Valentine Medal Award – NY Academy of Medicine
2006 – Service Award, Society of Basic Urologic Research
2007 – Distinguished Alumnus Award, Boston University
2009 – Russel W. Lavengood Award – NY Section, American Urological Association
And numerous other work related and personal awards.

Published Works:
Olsson, C.A., et al: The Use of nephrostomy in renal transplantation – Am. J. Surg. 121:467-472, 1971

Olsson, C.A. et al: Immunological reduction of bladder cancer recurrence rate. Trans. Amer. Assoc. G.U. Surg. 65:66-69, 1973

Benson, M.C. and Olsson, C.A.: Urinary Diversion. Chapter in Campbell’s Urology. Eds. Walsh, P.C., Gittes, R.F., Perlmutter, A.D. and Stamey, T.A. W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia 2654-2720, 1992

Total publications – Over 350: Available upon request

Affiliations:
-Fellow, American College of Surgeons
-American Urological Association, Honorary 2007
-New York Section, American Urological Association
-Southeast Section, American Urological Association, Honorary, l978
-South Central Section, American Urological Association, Honorary, 1980
-Urologic Society of Australia & New Zealand, Honorary, 1982
-By invitation, American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, 1978
-By invitation, Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons, l981
-By invitation, American Surgical Association, l990
-Past President, American Board of Urology
-Past President, Society of Urologic Oncology
-Past President, Society of University Urologists
-Past President, The Intersociety Council
-Past President, Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons
-Past President, New York Section, American Urological Association
-Past Secretary, American Urological Association
-Past Chairman, Prostate Cancer Research Program, SAIC, Department of Defense

Career Accomplishments:
-First use of alpha sympathetic blockade in urinary outlet obstruction – 1973
-First use of immunotherapy in bladder cancer – 1973
-Developed first laser cystoscope – 1977
-Developed first flow rate nomogram – 1979
-Co-developer concept of PSA Density – 1989
-Leader in continent urinary diversion-coined term ‘orthotopic neobladder’ – 1989
-Co-developer of RT-PCR technology to detect circulating tumor cells – coined terms ‘molecular prognosis’ and ‘molecular staging’ – 1994
-First to describe use of absorbable staples to create urine pouches/neobladders – 1993
-Co-author of first use of docetaxel in prostate cancer – 1999
-Co-author of first study showing paternal age influences incidence of Down syndrome – 2003
-Co-author of first use of intravesical docetaxel for superficial bladder cancer – 2007

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Richard G. Rento ll, MD, FACS

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Richard G. Rento II, MD, grew up in northern New Jersey before receiving his Bachelor’s degree from Brown University in 1982. He earned his medical degree in 1986 from the Brown-Dartmouth Program in Medicine (Hanover, NH and Providence, RI). Dr. Rento did his general surgery and urology training at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, at the McGaw Medical Center where, in addition to his clinical training, he spent a year as a research fellow in 1991 and was Chief Resident in 1992.

For the past 25 years, Dr. Rento has been in private practice in southeastern Virginia where he served as Medical Director of Urologic Oncology at Riverside Cancer Care Center. Consistently, for the past fifteen years, including 2017, he has been listed as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in Hampton Roads. In 2013, he was on the cover of Hampton Roads Magazine and voted the “Top Urologist” by his peers. He was a founding member of the Hampton Roads Prostate Health Forum dedicated to raising awareness and providing prostate cancer education in the community.

Dr. Rento is certified by the American Board of Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also an active member of the American Urologic Association.

Dr. Rento has returned to the NY/NJ metropolitan area with medical staff privileges at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY, and Nyack Hospital. He has a special interest in minimally invasive procedures, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery of the prostate, kidney, bladder, and adrenal glands while remaining involved in the diagnosis and treatment of all adult urologic disorders.