Ash Tewari

Ash Tewari

Affiliation: 
Mount Sinai Hospital, Urology
Country: 
United States
City: 
New York

Academic experience:

ICAHN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AT MOUNT SINAI: 2013 - Present
Health Systems Chairman, Department of Urology
Professor of Urology

WEILL CORNELL MEDICAL COLLEGE/NEW YORK PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL, New York: 2004 – present
Director, Center for Prostate Cancer, (2013 - present)
Ronald P. Lynch Professor of Urologic- Oncology, (2009 - Present)
Ronald P. Lynch Associate Professor, (2006 - 2009)
Director, Center for Prostate Cancer Research & Clinical Care, (2009 - Present)
Associate Professor of Urology, (2004 - 2009)
Associate Professor of Public Health, (2004 - 2009)
Member of Operating Room Council, New York Presbyterian, (2009 - Present)

HENRY FORD HOSPITAL, Detroit, Michigan: 1998 – 1999
Josephine Ford Urologic-Oncology Scholar

Clinical experience:

NEW YORK PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL, New York City, New York: 2004 – Present
Founding Director, LeFrak Center for Robotic Surgery, (2009 - Present)
Attending Urologist (2009 - Present)
Member, OR Committee, (2009 - Present)
Member Oncology Council, (2004 - Present)
Associate Attending Urologist, (2004 - 2009)
Director, Robotic Prostatectomy and Cancer Outcomes, (2004 - Present)
Founding Director, Center for Prostate Cancer Research & Clinical Care, NYPH/Brady Urology/WCMC (2009 - present)
Founder, Prostate Cancer Tissue Bank, Center for Prostate Cancer (2006 – Present)

Education:

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, UP, India: 1983

Master of Surgery, Board Certification in General Surgery, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, UP, India: 1987

Master of Surgery in Urology, Board Certification in Urology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Dept. of Urology, Lucknow, India: 1991

Diplomate of National Board (DNB), 1991

Transplant Fellow, Royal Liverpool - University Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom: 1992-1993

Fellowship in Urologic Oncology, University of California San Francisco, Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California: 1993 - 1994

Fellowship in Prostate Cancer, University of Florida, Shands Hospital & Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center, Gainesville, Florida: 1994 - 1997

Residency in Urology, Vattikuti Institute of Urology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan: 1999 - 2004

Honorary Induction, Fellowship: FRCS, Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow, United Kingdom: 2009

Certification:

American Board of Urology: 2006 - present

Board Certified in General Surgery, India: June 1988

Board Certified in Urology and Transplantation, India: June 1991

FRCS Glasgow (Hon.): 2009

Honors & awards (2000 - present):

  • Member NIH Distinguished Editorial Panel (ZRG1 ETTN-B(50). Neurotechnology (NT) Study Section Emerging Technologies and Training in Neurosciences (ETTN). Integrated Review Group- Center for Scientific Review, NIH. Robotics Technology Development and Deployment, Participating agencies are: National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), National Science Foundation (NSF), United States Department of Agriculture/ Department of Homeland Security.
  • Gold Cystoscope Award, AUA 2012
  • Most Compassionate Doctor, Awarded by Vitals 2012
  • 1st Prize for the Best Abstract (Oncology), EAU, Paris 2012
  • 3rd Prize Clinical Research Essay Award, AUA, Washington, DC, 2011
  • Yahya Cohen Memorial Lecture and Medal, College of Surgeons of Singapore, 2011
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award, ASCO GU, Orlando, Florida, 2011
  • Best Poster in Session at the World Congress of Endourology, WCE, Chicago, 2010
  • Best Poster in Session at the World Congress of Endourology, WCE, Chicago, 2010
  • First Place Video Award, AUA, San Francisco, California 2010
  • Syme Medal, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2009
  • Cutlers’ Surgical Prize, Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2009
  • BJU International Visiting Professor Award, University of Mainz, Germany, 2009
  • First place award. American Urological Association/Gyrus Prize Essay Contest (Clinical Research), Real Time tissue recognition of peri-prostatic tissue architecture and its relevance to nerve sparing radical prostatectomy: a pilot study using multi-photon microscopy and second harmonic generation, 2009
  • Best Scientific Paper (Urology) Award, Society of Laporoendoscopic Surgeons, Orlando, Florida, 2008
  • Grand Prize, International College of Surgeons Research Essay Award, 2008
  • Best Basic Science Research Award, Sexual Medicine Society of North America Annual Meeting, 2008
  • Best Research Abstract, American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, 2008
  • Real-time imaging of peri-prostatic tissue architecture with multi-photon microscopy and second harmonic generation for improving potency outcomes in nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy: Our preliminary results
  • First Prize Winner, Anatomic foundations for nerve sparing robotic prostatectomy: Correlations between anatomic, surgical and “real time tissue recognition” with multi-photon microscopy, American Urological Society-AUA-ACMI Clinical Research, Orlando, Florida, 2008
  • Clinical Research- Second Place Award, Surgical technique overcoming anatomic shortcoming: Balancing post prostatectomy continence outcomes of sphincteric urethral lengths on preoperative MRI, American Urological Society-AUA-ACMI Clinical Research, Orlando, Florida, 2008
  • First Prize - Best Video Presentation, Grades of nerve sparing, AUA, Orlando, Florida, 2008
  • Best Video and Best Poster Award, First and Second Prizes ACMI Gyrus Research Essay Awards, AUA Annual Meeting, 2008
  • Best Video (Urology) Award, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, 2008
  • Second Prize, Endourology Society Essay Award, 2008
  • Astellas/AUA Best Poster Award for Impotence Research, AUA, 2008
  • America’s Best Doctors and New York’s Best Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • New Yorks Best Doctors in cancer, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • G. M. Phadke Memorial Oration, Current state of prostate cancer treatment, Urology Society of India, 2007
  • World Congress of Endourology Essay Second Prize Pelvic neuroanatomy- foundations for nerve sparing prostatectomy, Cancun, 2007
  • First Place in Surgical Video, Athermal technique of nerve sparing prostatectomy, AUA, 2005
  • First Prize Winner-AUA-ACMI-Ambrose Reeds Prize, Cost Effective Essay Contest, Racial disparities in prostate cancer outcomes- Impact of socioeconomic factors, 2005
  • First Prize Winner- AUA-ACMI Prize, Survival modeling tables in the management of prostate cancer: A propensity risk method, AUA, Chicago, Illinois, 2003
  • First Prize AUA-ACMI-Ambrose Reeds Cost Effective Essay Contest, Factor affecting differences in survival in African American and Caucasian races, AUA, Chicago, Illinois, 2003
  • Second Prize Best Surgical Video, Technique of nerve sparing robotic prostatectomy, AUA, 2003
  • First Place Joseph F. McCarthy/ACMI Physician Essay Contest, Predicting the outcome of prostate biopsy in a racially diverse population, 78th Western Section AUA, Kauai, Hawaii, 2002
  • First Prize-Traveling Fellowship NCS-AUA: Impact of robotics on surgical Skill. North Central Section American Urological Association, Chicago, 2002
  • First Prize Clinical Paper, Role of surgery in high-grade cancer prostate, Michigan Urological Society, 2002
  • Recognition in Laparoscopic Surgery Resident Achievement Award, Society of Laparoscopic Urology. New Orleans, Louisiana, 2002
  • Gerald Murphy Scholar in Prostate Cancer, AUA, Orlando, Florida, 2002
  • Third Prize, Utility of predictive modeling tables in patients following radical prostatectomy, Michigan Research Forum, 2002
  • Golden Glove Membership, L’ Institut Mutualiste Montsouris, University Pierre & Marie Curie, France, 2002
  • Who’s Who in World, Millennium Edition, 2000

Tewari Lab achievements:

  • Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Grant, (Dr. Shalini Singh, Dr. Manu Jain, & Dr. Adnan Ali), Total of 750,000 over 3 years, 2013
  • Intuitive Surgical Clinical Robotic Fellowship (Fellow: Prasanna Sooriakumaran, M.D.), 2011
  • Endourological Society ACMI Corp. Corporate Fellowship (Fellow: Prasanna Sooriakumaran, M.D.), 2010
  • Prostate UK Fellowship Award (Fellow: Prasanna Sooriakumaran, M.D.), 2010
  • Syme Medal, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Fellow: Gerald Y. Tan, M.D.), 2009
  • Ferdinand C. Valentine Fellowship in Urologic Research, New York Academy of Medicine (Fellow: Gerald Y. Tan, M.D.), $50,000, 2009
  • Grand Prize, International College of Surgeons Research Essay Award (Fellow: Gerald Y. Tan, M.D.), 2008
  • Best Scientific Paper (Urology) Award, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting (Fellow: Gerald Y. Tan, M.D.), 2008
  • Best Basic Science Research Abstract Award, Sexual Medicine Society of North America Annual Meeting (Fellow: Gerald Y. Tan, M.D.), 2008
  • Best Video Award, AUA Annual Meeting (Fellow: Jay Jhaveri, M.D.), 2008
  • Best Video (Urology) Award, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting (Fellows: Gerald Y. Tan, M.D. and Jay Jhaveri, M.D.), 2008
  • Best Poster Award, AUA Annual Meeting (Fellow: Rajiv Yadav, M.D.), 2008
  • Best Research Abstract, AUA Annual Meeting (Fellow: Rajiv Yadav, M.D.), 2008
  • Second Prize, Endourology Society Essay Award, (Fellow: Juan I. Martinez Salamanca, M.D.), 2008

Patents:

  • Catheter-less Device and Approach
  • Patent for Urethral Catheter-less Radical Prostatectomy

Other professional roles:

  • Member, American Urological Association, 1997-Present
  • Chair, AUA Audio Visual Committee, 2013-Present
  • Associate Editor, AUA News, 2010-Present
  • Member, AUA Education Council, 2013
  • Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine 2012-Present
  • Member Medical Strollers of New York, 2010-Present
  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow, 2009
  • Advisor for Prostate Cancer and Testicular Cancer to New York State, Albany, 2010-Present
  • Member, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, 2010-Present
  • Member, Global People of Indian Origin, 2010-Present
  • Member, Indian Association of Urological Surgeons, 1991
  • Member, Physicians Scientific Society, 2009-Present
  • Member, New York City Physicians Golfing Association, 2009-Present
  • Reviewer, Prostate Cancer Foundation Awards, 2009-Present
  • Reviewer, European Urology, 2009-Present
  • Reviewer, Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2009-Present
  • Reviewer, Journal of Endourology, 2009-Present
  • Reviewer, Indian Journal of Urology, 2009-Present
  • Reviewer, Prostate Cancer Society, 2009-Present
  • Reviewer, Australian Prostate Cancer Foundation, 2009-Present
  • Member, OR of the Future Committee, Weill Cornell Medical Center, 2005-Present
  • Member, Oncology Operation Council, Weill Cornell Medical Center, 2005-Present
  • Member, OR Task Force, Weill Cornell Medical Center,2005-Present
  • Member, Racial Disparity HMO Cancer Research Network, 2005-Present
  • Reviewer, Journal of Urology, 2004-Present
  • Reviewer, Contemporary Urology, 2003-Present
  • Reviewer, Post-Graduate Medicine, 2003-Present
  • Reviewer, Hospital Physician,1998-Present
  • Reviewer, British Journal of Urology, 1998-Present
  • Associate Editor, Archivos Espanoles de Urologia, 2005-2006
  • Associate Editor, British Journal of Urology, 2005-2006
  • Associate Editor, BJUI, 2012-Present
  • Member, The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • Member, New York State Medical Advisory Board
  • Member, Michigan Prostate Cancer Consortium
  • Member, British Association of Urological Surgeons
  • Member, International Society of Quality of Life Research
  • Member, Society of Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Member, Society of Robotic Surgery (SRS)
  • Member, Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO)
  • Member, Physicians Scientific Society
  • Member, Laparoscopic, Robotic, and New Surgical Technology Committee (LRNST)
  • Member, Indian American Urological Association
  • Editorial Board Member - Urology