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Message from the Chief of Urology

Joseph G. Barone, MD, MBA

For the 3rd year in a row, our program was ranked as a top program by US News and World Report in Pediatric Urology.

The Division of Urology at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is entering its 25th year of operation. We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Sammy El-Samra to our faculty effective August 2014. Dr. El-Samra completed a urology residency at Brown University and is currently completing a fellowship in endourology and laparoscopy and robotics at the Arthur Smith Institute for Urology at North Shore LI.

Our Residency Program Director, Dr. Robert Weiss, has recently moved to a 5-year residency training program, while maintaining a 6 month research rotation. Our training program maintains a comprehensive complement of fellowship trained faculty who are full time members of our academic teaching faculty. 

Our dedication to residency training and education is reflected by our 100% American Board of Urology pass rate.  Our residents have access to two robotic systems, a teaching console, single port robotic system, and two robotic simulators.  All residents benefit from a core training program centered at RWJMS, the Cancer Institute of NJ and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital.  Our children's hospital also recently opened the Center for Advanced Pediatric Surgery, a 17,000 square foot facility dedicated to pediatric surgical care.

When not based at our home campus, our residents rotate at Princeton University Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Both of these teaching hospitals are under the directorships of dedicated clinical faculty with expertise in general, robotic and female urology.

For general information about the Division please call 732-235-7775.