New York, NY
Born in Kanpur, India, Ashutosh Tewari is one of the world’s leading urologists and one of the pioneers on the robotic prostatectomy. Tewari received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College in Kanpur. He was a stellar student at received 17 gold medals for outstanding performance on exams. He completed his first urology residency at Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow, and then moved to the United States. He completed two fellowships in urological oncology at the University of California, San Francisco and the University of Florida in Gainesville. He left Florida to pursue a second urological residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.
The urology department at Henry Ford was working on the first robotic radical prostatectomy in the United States, and while there Tewari was a part of the team that performed it. Upon leaving Michigan, Tewari took a position at the Weill Cornell Medical College. There he founded and Directed the Center for Prostate Cancer, served as director of the Lefrak Institute of Robotic Surgery and the director of Robotic Prostatectomy and Prostate Cancer –Urological Oncology Outcomes. He had a successful time at Cornell before accepting a position at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. He was named Chairman of Urology and was able to start a fellowship program in Robotic Prostatectomy and Prostate Cancer Outcomes.
His robotic prostatectomy research has garnered much attention for how well it completes the surgery. Patients reap great benefits such as minimized pain, blood loss, scarring and complications. To date he has performed over 5,000 robotic surgeries. His other research interests include finding the genomic causes of prostate cancer and investigating techniques for identifying prostate cancer early on. He has authored over 250 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and textbooks. In addition to his publications, Tewari has received three major NIH federal research grants and a plethora of awards including: the Syme Medal from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, the Yahya Cohen Memorial Medal from the College of Surgeons of Singapore, the American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award, the Most Compassionate Doctor Award from Vitals and the Gold Cytoscope Award from the American Urological Association.
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