Hugh J. Lavery
Department of Urology, The Mount Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Hugh Lavery III graduated from the Ohio State University Urology Residency Program On June 30, 2008. He is completing a Robotic Urology Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, NY.
“At the completion of my residency at Ohio State, I feel confident handling almost any urologic issue independently. I enjoyed my time here, as the resident and faculty were fun to work with. Expert faculty in all the major urologic subspecialties treats a wide range of complex patients on a daily basis. As such, I was frequently exposed to challenging problems, yet given a great deal of autonomy in handling them, the faculty constantly pushed me to improve my knowledge base and surgical skills, always expecting improvement. Working closely, with them, I have grown as both a surgeon and a person. I feel very well prepared to be a skilled urologist, and I am grateful to the department for making me that way"
I am a clinical researcher and urologic oncologist with extensive experience in surgical robotics. I have a specific research focus on prostate cancer, bladder cancer and public policy relating to these diseases. My interests are improving perioperative staging and surgical techniques for patients with prostate and bladder cancer, as well as comparative effectiveness research for clinically localized prostate cancer. I have also investigated the feasibility and application of minimally-invasive techniques in the treatment of a variety of urologic diseases. Through this research, I hope to optimize patient selection for treatment and perioperative outcomes, improving not only cancer-specific survival, but also health-related quality of life.