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department of urology

Residency Program

 

Teaching Staff

 

Temple University Hospital

 

Jack H. Mydlo, MD

Professor and Chairman, Temple University Department of Urology

 

Email: jack.mydlo@tuhs.temple.edu

 

Educational Background:

  • Medical School - Montefiore Einstein College of Medicine
  • Residency - Montefiore Einstein College of Medicine
  • Fellowship - Urologic Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Clinical Interests:

  • Urological trauma
  • Urological oncology
  • Sexual dysfunction

Certification: Urology

 


 

 

Michel Pontari, MD

Vice-Chairperson, Department of Urology

Professor, Urology

 

Email: michel.pontari@tuhs.temple.edu

 

Educational Background:

  • Medical School: Pennsylvania State University
  • Residency: Yale University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Boston University School of Medicine

Clinical Interests:

  • Female urology
  • Pelvic pain
  • Neuro-urology


Certification: Urology

 


 

Brett Lebed, MD

Assistant Professor, Urology

 

Email: blebed@temple.edu

 

Educational Background

  • Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Temple University Hospital
  • Fellowship: Female Urology, Medical University of South Carolina Hospital

Clinical Interests:

  • Female urology
  • Pelvic reconstruction
  • Male incontinence
  • Female incontinence

Certification: Board Eligible

 

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Fox Chase Cancer Center

 

Richard E. Greenberg, MD, F.A.C.S.

Chief, Urologic Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center

 

Education:

  • Medical School: Cornell University Medical College
  • Residency: New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Clinical Interests

  • Prostate cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Robotic surgery
  • Kidney cancer
  • Adrenal carcinoma
  • Penile cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Ureteral cancer
  • Urethral cancer

Certification: Urology

 


 


Robert G. Uzzo, MD, F.A.C.S.
Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, G. Willing "Wing" Pepper Chair in Cancer Research

 

Education:

  • Medical School: Cornell University Medical College
  • Residency: New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Urologic Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation; Renal Transplantation and Renovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Clinical Interests:

  • Kidney tumors
  • Prostate cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Adrenal cancer
  • Urinary diversions, with a major emphasis on minimally invasive surgical techniques including laparoscopic and robotic surgery

Certification: Urology, Surgery

 


 


David Y. T. Chen, MD, F.A.C.S.
Attending Surgeon, Urologic Oncology

 

Education:

  • Medical School: Cornell University Medical College
  • Residency: New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Howard Hughes Medical Institute-National Institutes of Health Research Scholar; Urologic Oncology, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Clinical Interests:

  • Kidney cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Adrenal carcinoma
  • Urinary diversions
  • Minimally invasive surgical techniques - laparoscopic and robotic surgery, daVinci nerve-sparing
  • Prostatectomy


Certification: Urology

 


 


Rosalia Viterbo, MD
Attending Surgeon, Urologic Oncology

 

Education:

  • Medical School: State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Residency: Temple University Hospital
  • Fellowship: Robotic Urologic Oncology, City of Hope National Medical Center

Clinical Interests:

  • Robotic and laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery
  • Prostate cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Ureteral cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Adrenal cancer

Certification: Urology

 


 

 

Alexander Kutikov, MD
Attending Surgeon, Urologic Oncology

 

Education:

  • Medical School: Harvard Medical School
  • Residency: University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship: Urologic Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center

Clinical Interests:

  • Prostate Cancer: robotic and open radical nerve-sparing prostatectomy
  • Bladder Cancer: urinary diversion, orthotopic neobladder reconstruction
  • Kidney Cancer: kidney-sparing approaches, robotic, laparoscopic, open kidney surgery
  • Adrenal masses: minimally-invasive adrenal surgery and extensive expertise in treatment of adrenal incidentalomas
  • Testicular cancer and other genitourinary cancers


Certification: Board Eligible

 

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Abington Memorial Hospital

 

Robert S. Charles, MD, F.A.C.S.
Surgeon-in-Chief, Division of Urology
Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology


Education:

  • Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Clinical Interests:

  • Urinary stone disease
  • Chronic infections
  • Benign and malignant diseases of the bladder and prostate
  • Certified to perform the Greenlight laser procedure for the management of bladder neck obstruction

Certification: Urology

 


 


Elizabeth J. Anoia, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology


Education:

  • Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Case Western Reserve University
  • Fellowship: Reconstructive Urology, Female Urology, and Urodynamics, at Duke University Medical Center

Clinical Interests:

  • Male and female voiding dysfunction

Certification: Urology

 


 

 

Larry A. Cutler, MD, F.A.C.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology

 

Education:

  • Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Temple University Hospital
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Urology at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney stones
  • Performed over 5,000 no-scalpel vasectomies

Certification: Urology

 


 

 

Steven J. Hirshberg, MD, F.A.C.S.
Chief, Male Reproductive Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology

 

Education:

  • Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Temple University Hospital
  • Fellowship: Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine

Clinical Interests:

  • Male reproductive medicine
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Male infertility
  • Varicocele repair
  • Reproductive microsurgery

Certification: Urology

 


 

 

A. Michael Samaha, Jr., MD, F.A.C.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology

 

Education:

  • Medical School: Boston University
  • Residency: Temple University Hospital

Clinical Interests

  • Endoscopic stone surgery
  • Laparoscopic kidney surgery
  • Female and male incontinence surgery
  • All treatments for ED

Certification: Urology

 


 

Lee R. Schachter, MD
Director of Robotic Surgery, Abington Memorial Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology

 

Education:

  • Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Residency: SUNY Downstate medical Center
  • Fellowship: Laparoscopy/Robotics/Endourology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Clinical Interests

  • Robotic and laparoscopic urologic surgery
  • Endourology
  • General urology

Certification: Urology

 


 

Yan F. Shibutani, MD, F.A.C.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology

 

Education:

  • Medical School: College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University
  • Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Clinical Interests

  • Kidney stone management
  • Laser prostate surgery


Certification: Urology

 


 

Robert Mino, MD

Staff urologist, Abington Memorial Hospital

 

Education:

  • Medical School: Georgetown Univ School of Medicine
  • Residency: Duke University School of Medicine

Clinical Interests

  • General urology

Certification: Urology

 


 

Joanna Chon, MD

Staff urologist, Abington Memorial Hospital

 

Education:

  • Medical School: George Washington University School Of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Maryland Hospital
  • Fellowship: Female urology, Cedar Sinai Medical Center

Clinical Interests

  • Overactive bladder
  • Female urology
  • Female incontinence
  • Pelvic surgery

Certification: Urology

 


 

Joseph Izes, MD

Staff urologist, Abington Memorial Hospital

 

Education:

  • Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University
  • Residency: Lahey Clinic Foundation
  • Fellowship: Urologic Oncology, Lahey Clinic Foundation

Clinical Interests

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • General urology

Certification: Urology

 


 

 

Paul R. Gittens, MD

Staff urologist, Abington Memorial Hospital

 

Education:

  • Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University
  • Residency: Thomas Jefferson University
  • Fellowship: Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine

Clinical Interests:

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • General urology

Certification: Board Eligible

 

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Pediatric Urology

 

Greg Dean, MD, F.A.A.P.

Associate Professor of Urology

 

Education:

  • Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Urology, The Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania

Clinical Interests:

  • Robotic reconstruction
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Hypospadias

Certification: Urology

 


 


Michael Packer, MD, F.A.A.P., F.A.C.S.

Associate Professor of Urology

 

Education:

  • Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency: Washington University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Urology, The Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania

Clinical Interests:

  • Genital reconstruction including hypospadias
  • Female genital reconstruction
  • Undescended testes and fertility issues
  • Renal/bladder reconstruction  

Certification: Urology

 


 


Jonathan Roth, MD, F.A.A.P.

Assistant Professor of Urology

 

Education:

  • Medical School: The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship: Pediatric urology, Children's Hospital of Boston

Clinical Interests:

  • General pediatric urology
  • Hypospadias
  • Urinary reflux

Certification: Urology

 


 

Mark Zaontz, MD, F.A.A.P., F.A.C.S.

Clinical Professor of Urology

 

Education:

  • Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Georgetown University Hospital
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Urology, The Children's Memorial Hospital


Clinical Interests:

  • Penile reconstructive surgery
  • Undescended testes
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Urinary tract infections and reflux

Certification: Urology

 

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