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Minimally Invasive Surgery Endourology
525 East 68th Street, Starr Pavilion, 9th Floor, Room 900
New York, NY 10065
P: (212) 746-5250 | F: (212) 746-0412
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(212) 746-5250
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Kidney Cancer
525 East 68th Street, Starr Pavilion, 9th Floor, Room 900
New York, NY 10065
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Kidney Stones
525 East 68th Street, Starr Pavilion, 9th Floor, Room 900
New York, NY 10065
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Personal Statement

Joseph J. Del Pizzo, M.D. is the Director of Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery for the Department of Urology at The Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He joined the surgical staff at The New York Presbyterian Hospital in 2000 after serving as a clinical fellow in Laparoscopy and Minimally Invasive Urology. Prior to his fellowship, he completed his urology residency at the University of Maryland, one of the largest centers for urologic laparoscopy in the country, where he helped to establish some of the anatomical landmarks for performing laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy. At the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Del Pizzo has established one of the most active and effective centers for laparoscopy in urology. He has a vast experience with laparoscopic renal and adrenal surgery, having done over 400 cases including laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy, radical nephrectomy, partial nephrectomy, nephroureterectomy and adrenalectomy, using both standard and hand-access techniques. He directs the laparoscopic donor nephrectomy program in conjunction with the Rogosin Institute of Transplantation, and performs approximately 100 of these procedures a year. Dr. Del Pizzo is especially active in the minimally invasive treatment of kidney tumors, including laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, laparoscopic partial nephrectomy, and both laparoscopic and laser treatment of transitional cell carcinoma of the kidney. He currently serves on the faculty of the AUA Hand Access Laparoscopy Course, where he instructs other urologists in learning laparoscopic surgery. In addition, he travels extensively around the country teaching other surgeons the techniques of laparoscopic kidney surgery. Dr. Del Pizzo's clinical expertise also includes the minimally invasive treatment of kidney stone disease. He has experience using both laser therapy and sound wave therapy to remove kidney stones without the need for surgical incisions. He is the recipient of numerous awards including an Outstanding Achievement Award from The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. He works closely with surgical instrument companies and is actively involved in the development of new therapies for minimally invasive urologic surgery. He has authored many book chapters and published numerous manuscripts on topics related to his field of expertise. He is an internationally recognized speaker on subjects of laparoscopic surgery and the minimally invasive treatment of kidney stones. Dr. Del Pizzo is currently licensed to practice medicine in the states of New York and Maryland. To contact Dr. Del Pizzo, an appointment can be made by calling his office at (212) 746-5250. He can be contacted by mail at the Department of Urology, The New York-Presbyterian Hospital, 525 E 68th Street, Room Starr 924A, New York, N.Y 10021 or by fax at (212) 746-0412 or by email at jod2009@med.cornell.edu.

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Specialties/Expertise

Board Certifications
  • Urology
Specialties
  • Urology
Expertise
  • Live Donor Nephrectomy
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Laparoscopy
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Endourology
  • Laser Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Urology
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Laparoscopic Living Donor Nephrectomy
  • Laser Urology
  • Non-Surgical Kidney Stones
  • Nephrectomy

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA [HMO]
  • AETNA [PPO]
  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus [CHP]
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • United Health Care

Education/Training

  • M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, 1994

Honors and Awards

HONORS AND AWARDS

Best Doctors in America, 2003-4   

Best Urology Video

The New York Experience of Robot-Assisted Pyeloplasty.

13th International Congress of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, SLS Annual Meeting, New York, New York 2004.

Honorable Mention – Best Scientific Paper

Laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy: Donor tolerance and renal allograft outcomes stratified by age.

13th International Congress of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, SLS Annual Meeting, New York, New York 2004.    

First place – Best Urology Paper

Minimizing the incidence of vascular complications during right sided laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy

12th International Congress and Endo Expo, SLS Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada. 2003

U.S. Surgical Laparoscopy Scholar, 2000

Pfizer Scholar in Urology, 2000

The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award, 2000

Travel grant – Resident Essay Contest

Loss of cell cycle regulators p27Kip1 and cyclin E in transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder correlates with tumor grade and patient survival

3rd Annual SBUR Meeting, Paris, France. 1999

First place - Resident Essay Contest

Loss of cell cycle regulators p27Kip1 and cyclin E in transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder correlates with tumor grade and patient survival

57th Annual Mid-Atlantic Section, AUA, Hilton Head, SC, 1999

First place – Resident Essay Contest

Helical CT arteriography for evaluation of living renal donors undergoing laparoscopic nephrectomy

56th Annual Mid-Atlantic Section, AUA, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1998

Travel grant – Resident Essay Contest

Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy: The first 200 cases

56th Annual Mid-Atlantic Section, AUA, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1998

Third place – Resident Essay Contest

Treatment of radiation induced hemorrhagic cystitis with hyperbaric oxygen

1997 Mid-Atlantic Section, AUA, Hot Springs, Virginia, 1997

Outstanding Achievement in Research

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1994

Biography

Titles

Associate Professor of Urology
Weill Cornell Medical College

Associate Attending Urologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Associate Professor of Urology in Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College

Biography

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS   

The New York-Presbyterian Hospital of Cornell University - New York, NY

Associate  Professor of Urology

Director, Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Urology

Director, Laparoscopic Living Kidney Donor program

 

BOARD CERTIFICATION      

Diplomate, The American Board of Urology, 2003

 

LICENSURE      

National Board of Medical Examiners

State of New York

State of Maryland

 

EDUCATION

M.D. - Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY #150; 1994

B.S. Biology #150; State University of New York - Binghamton, NY - 1990

   

SURGICAL TRAINING

The New York-Presbyterian Hospital of Cornell University - New York, NY

Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery Laparoscopy/Endourology - 2000

 

University of Maryland School of Medicine - Baltimore, Maryland

Urologic Surgery Chief Resident, 1999-2000

Urologic surgery resident, 1996-99

General surgery second year resident, 1995-96

General surgery internship, 1994-95

 

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS   

Introduction to Laparoscopy Course

Faculty instructor, AUA Annual Meeting 2002-04

 

AUA Hand Assisted Laparoscopy Course

Faculty instructor, AUA Office of Education, Houston, Texas, 2001-04

 

EDITORSHIPS      

Current Urology Reports, Adrenal Diseases Section

 

MEMBERSHIPS

American Urological Association - Candidate member

American Academy of Clinical Urologists

Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

 

ACADEMIC INTERESTS   

Endourology and Laparoscopy