New Urology Recruits

The Department of Urology would like to welcome Dr. Ojas Shah, Professor of Urology at CUMC and Dr. Christopher Anderson, Assistant Professor of Urology at CUMC to ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Shah, Director of Endourology and Stone Disease, joined the Department in October. His clinical interests include surgical and metabolic treatments of kidney stone disease, minimally invasive urologic surgery, upper tract transitional cell carcinoma and urothelial carcinoma, ureteral strictures, ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction, ureteral/renal reconstructive surgery, and BPH (benign prostate hyperplasia).

He is a graduate of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his general surgical and urologic training at New York University Medical Center. He spent an additional year at Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center as a fellow in endourology, laparoscopy and metabolic stone disease.

Dr. Shah is nationally active as a member of the American Urological Association Surgical Management of Stones Guidelines Committee. He holds the honor of being inducted into the ROCK (Research on Calculous Kinetics) Society; a research society of basic scientists, nephrologists, and urologists with a primary interest in kidney stone disease. Recently, Dr. Shah was named the assistant editor to the Journal of Urology, the most highly cited and among the most respected international journals in the field. He also has a strong focus on medical student and resident education, and served as the urology residency program director at NYU prior to joining Columbia.

Dr. Anderson joined the Department of Urology’s oncology team in September. He specializes in cancers of the bladder, prostate, kidney, testis and penis and performs both open and robotic surgery. Dr. Anderson also received his medical degree at Northwestern University, followed by an internship in general surgery and a residency in urology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Following his residency, Dr. Anderson completed a fellowship in urologic oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and received a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University in August.

Dr. Anderson’s research interests include factors that influence the quality of surgery and access to care for patients with bladder cancer, outcomes after robotic prostatectomy, and active surveillance strategies for men with prostate cancer.  Dr. Anderson has published several peer-reviewed articles and was recognized as a “Best Reviewer” in 2014 by the Journal of Urology.