Michael D. Stifelman, M.D.
Chair, Department of Urology
He is an internationally recognized pioneer and leader in robotic urologic oncology and upper tract urinary reconstructive surgery. He has pioneered over a dozen minimally invasive surgeries; is an invited lecturer and guest surgeon in 16 different countries spanning six continents; has published 186 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts, 20 invited reviews/book chapters and 32 surgical technique videos; and is recognized by Castle Connolly as one of the Best Doctors of America, Best Cancer Doctors, Best Doctors in the New York Metro Area, and New York Magazine’s Best Doctors.
His pioneering research, which has led to numerous prestigious awards, focuses on developing and evaluating new technologies and defining their exact roles in the operating room. He also has played key developmental roles in designing and launching near infrared fluorescence imaging for renal surgery, drop in technology to enhance surgeon autonomy, tissue grafting for ureteral reconstruction and the use of inter-operative 3D virtual imaging.
Dr. Stifelman received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York. He performed his internship in general surgery and urology residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York. He received his fellowship in endourology and laparoscopy at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell, New York, New York and is board certified in urology.