Michael Stifelman, M.D.

Dr. Michael Stifelman
  • Professor Urology, NYU School of Medicine
  • Director, Robotic Surgery Center, NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Chief of Service, Department Urology, Tisch Hospital Service
  • Chief of Urology Service, NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Director of Minimally Invasive Urology, NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Member of the Smilow Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Center


Education and board certification


  • Medical Education: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1993
  • Internships: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Residency Training: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (Surgery); Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (Urology)
  • Clinical Fellowships: New York Hospital (Laparoscopy and Endourology)
  • Board Certification: Urology

About Dr. Michael Stifelman

Dr. Stifelman completed his general surgery and urologic training at New York Presbyterian–Columbia and an Endourology/Laparoscopic Fellowship at New York Presbyterian-Cornell. He was recruited in 2000 to NYU Langone Medical Center as the Director of Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery. Since joining NYU, Dr. Stifelman has been appointed Chief of the Urology Service at Tisch Hospital and Director of Robotic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center. His clinical focus is on the use of robotic and laparoscopic surgical techniques to treat diseases of the genitourinary tract. He has performed nearly 1,000 robotic and laparoscopic procedures and has pioneered over a dozen minimally invasive surgeries.

Academically, Dr. Stifelman focuses on developing and evaluating new technologies and defining their exact roles in the operating room. He continues to create standardized teaching techniques to train residents and practicing surgeons in the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques. He is on Faculty of many courses including the American Urologic Association and the International Robotic Urologic Symposium. Each year he travels as a visiting surgeon both nationally and internationally disseminating advanced robotic techniques. He has written numerous book chapters on advanced robotic and laparoscopic procedures and has authored over 100 scientific articles and abstracts on robotic and laparoscopic surgery.

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