Ashutosh K. Tewari

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Ashutosh (Ash) K. Tewari, MBBS, MCh, Chairman, Milton and Carroll Petrie Department of Urology, Mount Sinai Health System and Professor, Urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is a world-renowned urologist and prostate cancer specialist. As Director of the Department of Urology, he leads a multidisciplinary team committed to improving prostate cancer treatment, research and education. A pioneer of daVinci robotic surgery for prostate cancer, Dr. Tewari was part of the team that performed the first robotic radical prostatectomy in the United States and he has performed over 5,500 robotic radical prostatectomy surgeries to date. Importantly, he has refined the standard robotic surgical technique to improve cancer control and greatly decrease side effects, improving quality of life for his patients. At Mount Sinai, The Tewari Lab is working on unlocking the genomic causes of prostate cancer. Another goal of his research is to develop effective immunotherapy agents, personalized to a patient's own tumor and with increased ability to educate a patient's immune system to eliminate cancer. Dr. Tewari has been consecutively noted as a Castle Connolly and New York Magazine Top Doctor since 2006.

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