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Adebowale Adeniran, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology

Director of Cytopathology

Director, Cytology Laboratory

Director, Anatomic Pathology Elective

Research Interests

Carcinoma, Renal Cell; Kidney Neoplasms; Pathology; Pathology, Surgical; Penile Neoplasms; Prostatic Neoplasms; Testicular Neoplasms; Thyroid Neoplasms; Ureteral Neoplasms; Urethral Neoplasms; Urinary Bladder Neoplasms

Clinical Interests

Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities; Male Urogenital Diseases; Neoplasms; Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms; Thyroid Diseases

Dr. Adebowale Adeniran is an experienced surgical pathologist and cytopathologist, and currently Director of Cytopathology and the Cytology Laboratory. Dr. Adeniran obtained his MD degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He did his anatomic/clinical pathology residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, followed by surgical pathology fellowship (with special interest in genitourinary pathology) at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and cytopathology...

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Thomas M. Buckley, MD

Clinician

Urologist

Clinician

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...

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Toby C. Chai, MD

Professor of Urology and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Vice Chair of Research, Department of Urology

Co-Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Program

Research Interests

Clinical Trial; Patch-Clamp Techniques; Urinary Incontinence; Urothelium

Clinical Interests

Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms; Reconstructive Surgical Procedures; Ureteral Obstruction; Urinary Bladder Diseases; Urinary Bladder Fistula; Urinary Bladder Neoplasms; Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic; Urinary Bladder, Overactive; Urinary Diversion; Urinary Fistula; Urinary Incontinence; Urinary Incontinence, Stress; Urinary Tract Infections; Urinary Tract Physiological Processes; Urodynamics; Urology; Women's Health


Dr. Chai has received national attention for his work in the treatment of urinary incontinence and his research in the field of bladder physiology. He joined the Urology Department at Yale in 2013 as a professor and vice-chair of Research and holds a joint position in the department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. After receiving his MD from Indiana University, he completed residencies in urological surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Before coming...

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Johnny Chang, MD

Dr. Chang earned his undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California at Berkeley where he graduated with highest honors. He subsequently attended and graduated with his M.D. from the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine. Dr. Chang completed his urology residency at the University of California at San Francisco where he spent a research year investigating erectile dysfunction in the clinical and laboratory setting with Dr. Tom Lue at...

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John W. Colberg, MD

Professor of Urology

Research Interests

Kidney Neoplasms; Penile Neoplasms; Prostatic Neoplasms; Testicular Neoplasms; Urinary Bladder 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...

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Hari Anant Deshpande, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Clinical Interests

Medical Oncology; Sarcoma

Dr. Hari Deshpande, associate professor of medicine in the Section of Medical Oncology, is caring for patients with Sarcomas along with the Sarcoma multidisciplinary team.

Previously in practice at both the New London Cancer Center and Las Vegas Cancer Center, Deshpande also has clinical interests in Sarcomas, cancers of unknown primary and thyroid cancers. He is a member of the head and neck cancer and GU cancer teams. He is the Director of the Medical Oncology Inpatient Consult service.

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James Devanney, MD



James F. Devanney, MD, received his BS from Trinity College and MD from The University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his 2 years of preliminary general surgical training through the consortium of hospitals associated with the University of CT surgical program. He then completed his urologic residency at The University of Virginia. He was raised in Litchfield County CT, one of nine children and most still living in CT. It was not a surprising that he returned to Northwest CT...

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Ralph J. Devito, MD

Clinician in Urology

Clinical Vice Chair

Clinical Interests

Prostate



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...

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Harris E. Foster, Jr, MD

Professor of Urology

Director, Female Urology and Neuro-Urology

Residency Program Director

Research Interests

Cystitis, Interstitial; Female Urogenital Diseases; Nitric Oxide Synthase; Prostate; Prostatic Hyperplasia; Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic; Urinary Incontinence; Urology

Clinical Interests

Cystitis, Interstitial; Cystocele; Hematuria; Urinary Incontinence

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, neurgogenic bladder, benign prostatic hyperplasia (PBH), 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...

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Israel Franco, FAAP, FACS, MD

Clinical Professor of Urology

Director of Yale-New Haven Children’s Bladder and Continence Program

Director of Yale Medicine Pediatric Bladder & Continence Program

Clinical Interests

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

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...

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David G. Hesse, MD

Clinician in Urology

Clinical Interests

Carcinoma; Reconstructive Surgical Procedures; Robotic Surgical Procedures; Urinary Bladder Diseases; Urinary Diversion; Urology; Urology Department, Hospital



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...

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Adam Benjamin Hittelman, MD, PhD

Associate Professor in Urology

Associate residency director

Research Interests

Congenital Abnormalities; Developmental Biology; Molecular Biology; Pediatrics; Urologic Diseases; Urology

Clinical Interests

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

Dr. Adam B. Hittelman is an assistant professor of Urology and Pediatrics who specializes in treating children and adolescents with urogenital problems. 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...

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Stanton Honig, MD

Clinical Professor in Urology

Urology

Director, Male Reproductive Health Program

Director, Male Sexual Medicine Program

Director, Gender-Affirming Surgery Program

Research Interests

Erectile Dysfunction; Health Services for Transgendered Persons; Hypogonadism; Infertility, Male; Reproduction; Vasectomy

Clinical Interests

Endocrinology; Erectile Dysfunction; Genitalia, Male; Men's Health; Prostatic Diseases; Prostatic Hyperplasia; Reproductive Medicine; Transgendered Persons; Urology; Vasectomy

Dr. Stanton Honig is a nationally known expert on male fertility, sexual medicine and surgery and gender affirming 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 ...

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Peter A Humphrey, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology

Director, Genitourinary Pathology

Research Interests

Pathological Conditions, Anatomical; Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms; Precancerous Conditions; Urogenital Neoplasms

Clinical Interests

Pathology, Surgical

Peter A. Humphrey, M.D., Ph.D. obtained his B.A. in Chemistry and Biochemistry, and his MD and PhD (in biochemistry) from The University of Kansas. He did his anatomic pathology residency at Duke University Medical Center, and joined the faculty there for four years, followed by 21 years as a faculty member at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Humphrey is a practicing surgical and urologic pathologist, with a research focus on clinico-pathologic and molecular pathologic aspects...

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Michael E. Hurwitz, PhD, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Research Interests

Neoplastic Processes

Clinical Interests

Adult; Kidney Neoplasms; Medical Oncology; Prostatic Neoplasms; Testicular Neoplasms; Urinary Bladder Neoplasms

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Gary M Israel, MD

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Chief, Body Imaging Section

Chief, Body Computed Tomography (CT)

Gary Israel, MD, Professor and Chief of Computed Tomography, comes to Yale from NYU Medical Center. Dr. Israel earned his medical degree at New York Medical College, and completed a residency and fellowship in diagnostic radiology at Montefore Medical Center and New York University Medical Center, respectively.

Dr. Israel’s expertise is abdominal imaging with a particular focus on genitourinary imaging (GU), using both CT and MRI. He has particular interest in the CT and MR evaluation of renal...

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Daniel S. Kellner, MD

Clinician

Clinician in Urology

Clinical Interests

Genital Diseases, Male; Kidney Diseases; Prostatic Neoplasms; Ureteral Diseases; Urethral Diseases; Urinary Bladder Diseases; Urinary Bladder Neoplasms; Urinary Tract Infections; Urination Disorders; Urolithiasis; Urologic Diseases

Patients interested in maintaining urologic health sometimes feel anxious about office visits. Dr. Kellner believes some of the most important components of care are listening to concerns and educating patients, “Taking the time to listen to patients’ concerns and empowering them with knowledge about their condition is important so they leave the office informed and reassured.”

Dr. Kellner has been providing urologic care in the Greater New Haven area and the Shoreline since 2005.A graduate of...

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Harriet Kluger, MD

Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Associate Cancer Center Director for Education and Training

Deputy Section Chief, Medical Oncology

Clinical Interests

Medical Oncology; Melanoma

Dr. Kluger is a medical oncologist who sees patients with melanoma and renal cell carcinoma. Her research interests focus on developing new drug regimens and biomarkers predictive of response to therapies in melanoma and renal cell carcinoma. She participates in a number of clinical trials studying new agents for the treatment of these diseases, both targeting the immune system and the cancer cell. She runs and active research laboratory that studies tumor and immune cells from patients treated...

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Michael S. Leapman, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology

Research Interests

Delivery of Health Care; Health Services Research; Kidney Diseases; Prostatic Neoplasms; Ureteral Diseases; Urinary Bladder Diseases; Urologic Neoplasms

Clinical Interests

Kidney

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...

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M. Grey Maher, MD

Clinician in Urology

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...

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