Herbert Lepor

NYU School of Medicine

Herbert Lepor, M.D. received his undergraduate degree from the University of California Los Angeles in 1975 and his doctor of medicine from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1979. Dr. Lepor completed his surgery and urology residency training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

In 1993, Dr. Lepor was appointed Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology, NYU School of Medicine and Professor of Pharmacology at NYU School of Medicine. Dr Lepor is presently Urologist in Chief at NYU Langone Medical Center and the “Martin Spatz Chairman of the Department of Urology” Dr. Lepor’s primary clinical and basic research interests are related to the prostate.

Dr. Lepor has served on the editorial boards for four major urological journals and has authored over 350 peer reviewed articles, 50 book chapters, and 12 books related to prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and the pharmacology of the prostate. He is the co-founder and editor of Reviews in Urology. Dr. Lepor has been a visiting professor at 30 institutions. Some of Dr. Lepor’s landmark scientific contributions have focused on the identification of the autonomic intervention regulating male sexual function, development of the nerve sparing radical prostatectomy, improving outcomes following radical retropubic prostatectomy, characterization of the prostate alpha1 adrenoceptor, and the medical and surgical management of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

In 1995, Dr. Lepor was awarded the Gold Cystoscope Award by The American Urological Association. Dr. Lepor is a member of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, Clinical Society of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, the American Surgical Association, and the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars.

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