Sammy E. Elsamra

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School & Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

I joined the Urologic Cancer Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in August 2014 and am an assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Urology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. I received my undergraduate degree in Chemical Biology at the Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, NJ) with high honors and then completed my medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers)—New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. Excelling in both clinical and research endeavors, I completed my urologic surgical residency at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University (Providence, RI). Following graduation from urologic residency, I completed a two-year Endourology Society accredited fellowship at the Smith Institute for Urology (part of the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System in New Hyde Park, NY), under the guidance of Dr. Arthur Smith and Dr. Louis Kavoussi. I have extensive experience with nearly all laparoscopic and robotic urologic procedures, but have special interest in laparoscopic and robotic partial nephrectomy, radical prostatectomy, and radical cystectomy with intracorporeal urinary diversion (completely robotic approach to urinary diversion after robotic cystectomy). I also have a special interest in organ-sparing procedures for cancer, including percutaneous resection of upper tract urothelial carcinoma, which is classically treated with removal of the entire kidney and ureter.

I am a member of the American Urologic Association, the Endourologic Society, and the Soceity of Urologic Oncology.

I am the Assistant Program Director for the Urology Residency at RWJMS & recently I have been appointed the director of robotic surgical services at Robert Wood Johnson University Hosptial in New Brunswick, NJ.

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