Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Urology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.  Our website has been redesigned to keep you connected to the people and work that make our department one of the best in the nation.

There is no better time to be part the Department of Urology. The physicians and surgeons of ColumbiaDoctors are internationally recognized experts in New York and are among the top rated in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. We continue to be celebrated for our outstanding patient care, pioneering research and exceptional training programs. We are part of a world-renowned medical center and partnered with New York-Presbyterian — the city's number one hospital for 18 consecutive years — where our patients have access to first-rate physicians across all clinical areas. Our research initiatives are thriving, generating game-changing discoveries that can be transformed into new treatments. Our faculty continues to grow, enabling us to broaden and deepen our clinical services and expertise to better meet our patients’ needs. Most of all, we continue to be fueled by our dedication to compassionate care and a steadfast commitment to putting patients at the center of everything we do.

I hope you enjoy this glimpse into the full scope of the Department’s work. It is our privilege to be in the position to drive the field of urology forward, impact human health, and improve the lives of the adults and children who come through our doors. Thank you for being part of our community.

James M. McKiernan, M.D.
John K. Lattimer Professor of Urology Chair, Department of Urology