Expert Team

Urology Academic Practice
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90048
Phone: 310-423-0674
Fax: 310-423-0241


Many of the physicians who have medical staff privileges to practice medicine at
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center are independent physicians, and not employees or agents of the hospital. These independent physicians bill separately for their services. You should contact your physician to determine their status and billing practices.

Lenore Ackerman, MD


Specialty: Female urology and reconstruction
Research Focus**: Infection and inflammation in the urinary tract

Clinical Focus:

  • Female urology
  • Female sexual dysfunction
  • Male and female urinary incontinence
  • Interstitial cystitis

Education:

  • Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine
  • Doctoral: Yale University, Immunobiology
  • Residency: UCLA
  • Fellowship: UCLA, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Jennifer T. Anger, MD

Associate Director, Urological Research

Specialty: Female urology and reconstruction
Research Focus**: Public health

Clinical Focus:

  • Female urology and robotic-assisted pelvic surgery
  • Male stricture disease and urethral trauma
  • Male and female urinary incontinence

Education:

  • Medical school: University of Southern California
  • Residency: Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Postdoctoral: Duke University Medical Center,
    Urologic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellowship: UCLA, Urological Health Services Research

Brian M. Benway, MD

Director, Comprehensive Kidney Stone Program

Clinical Focus:

  • Complex kidney stone surgeries
  • Kidney stone prevention
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy
  • Shockwave lithotripsy
  • Laparoscopic and robotic-assisted kidney surgery

Education:

  • College: Princeton University
  • Medical School: Indiana University
  • Residency: University of Wisconsin
  • Fellowship: Washington University in St. Louis, Endourology and Minimally Invasive Urology

Timothy J. Daskivich, MD

Director, Health Services Research, Dept. of Surgery

Specialty: Urologic Oncology
Research Focus: Health Services Research

Clinical Focus:

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Urologic Cancers: kidney, bladder, testis, penile
  • Robotic Surgery

Education:

  • Medical School: Harvard Medical School
  • Residency: UCLA
  • Fellowship: UCLA, Urologic Oncology and Health Services Research

Karyn S. Eilber, MD

Associate Director, Urology Residency Program

Specialty: Female urology and reconstruction
Research Focus: Female pelvic reconstruction

Clinical Focus:

  • Female urology
  • Male and female urinary incontinence
  • Vaginal and urologic reconstruction

Education:

  • Medical school: UCLA
  • Residency: UCLA
  • Fellowship: UCLA, Female Urology/Reconstruction

Stephen J. Freedland, MD

Director, Center for Integrated Research in Cancer and Lifestyle

Specialty: Urologic oncology
Research Focus:
Urological diseases and prostate cancer

Clinical Focus:

  • Urological diseases
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Prostate cancer

Education:

  • Medical school: University of California, Davis
  • Residency: UCLA
  • Fellowship: John Hopkins Hospital

Andrew L. Freedman, MD

Vice Chair, Pediatric Surgical Services, Department of Surgery

Specialty: Pediatric Urology
Research Focus: Bladder reconstruction

Clinical Focus:

  • Pediatric urology
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Incontinence

Education:

  • Medical school: Northwestern University
  • Residency: UCLA
  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Michigan, Pediatric Urology

Amit Gupta, MD

Director, Bladder Cancer Program

Specialty: Urologic oncology, robotics and minimally invasive surgery
Research Focus: Robotic and minimally invasive surgery, role of local therapy in advanced and metastatic prostate cancer, novel therapies in bladder cancer, early recognition of complications and preventing re-hospitalization after major surgery

Clinical Focus:

  • Robotic and laparoscopic surgery
  • Bladder cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Urologic cancers: adrenal, testis, sarcoma

Education:

  • Medical School: All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Residency: University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Urology
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Urologic Oncology

Howard H. Kim, MD

Director, Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery

Specialty: Male infertility and sexual dysfunction
Research Focus: Male infertility and sexual dysfunction

Clinical Focus:

  • Male infertility
  • Microsurgery
  • Andrology
  • Erectile and sexual dysfunction
  • Vasectomy and vasectomy reversal

Education:

  • Medical school: University of California, San Francisco
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Fellowship: Weill Cornell Medical College, Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery

Hyung L. Kim, MD

Director, Academic Programs, Urology

Specialty: Urologic oncology
Research Focus**: Molecular biomarkers and targets

Clinical Focus:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Urologic cancers: kidney, adrenal, bladder, testis, penile
  • Robotic surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery

Education:

  • Medical school: University of Chicago
  • Residency: University of Chicago
  • Fellowship: UCLA, Urologic Oncology and Laparoscopy/Endourology

Philip A. Yalowitz, MD

Senior Staff, Endourology

Specialty: Endourology
Research Focus: Clinical trials

Clinical Focus:

  • General urology and endoscopy
  • Prostate disease
  • Bladder cancer

Education:

  • Medical school: University of Michigan
  • Residency: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

 

 

*Funded by the Medallion Group Chair in Minimally Invasive Urology
**Funded by the National Institutes of Health