Peter N. Schlegel, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Specialties and Expertise
- Male Infertility
- Prostate Cancer
- Laser Surgery
- Vasectomy Reversals Microsurgery
- Genitourinary Surgery
- Laser Urology
- No Scalpel Vasectomy
- Urologic Cancer
Peter N. Schlegel, MD, FACS is the James J. Colt Professor and Chairman of Urology; Professor of Reproductive Medicine at The Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Staff Scientist at The Population Council, Center for Biomedical Research; and a Visiting Associate Physician at The Rockefeller University Hospital. He is Urologist-in-Chief NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
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Dr. Peter N. Schlegel is the E. Darracott Vaughan, Jr., M.D. Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, James J. Colt Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology at Weill Cornell Medicine and Urologist-in-Chief at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Dr. Schlegel is an internationally acclaimed expert in the treatment of male infertility, especially the interface of male factor treatment with assisted reproductive techniques. His work has also clarified the importance of hormonal therapy, sperm analysis and genetic studies in the evaluation of men with infertility. He was awarded the 1996 Established Clinician Award by The European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology. He received the Barringer Medal of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons in 2012, and he was inducted into Johns Hopkins' Society of Scholars in 2007. He has been listed as an expert in nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy techniques as well as male infertility by Castle Connolly's "Best Doctors" Guide since 1999 as well as other national "Best Doctor" lists.
In over 300 published or submitted original manuscripts, as well as numerous book chapters and invited articles, Dr. Schlegel has described the characteristics of men who are candidates for sperm retrieval, and designed and described novel techniques for the successful achievement of pregnancy after sperm retrieval. He has also published extensively on microsurgical treatment of infertile men as well as on hormonal and genetic aspects of infertility. More importantly, the team of scientists, reproductive endocrinologists, nurses and technicians that Dr. Schlegel has worked with at Weill Cornell Medicine has achieved one of the highest pregnancy rates in the world for treatment of couples using sperm that were retrieved by Dr. Schlegel.
Early in his career, Dr. Schlegel worked with pioneers in the field of urology and male reproductive function. With Dr. Fray Marshall and Dr. Patrick Walsh at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Schlegel worked as a resident in general surgery and urology. During that time, Dr. Schlegel established some of the anatomical basis that was necessary to develop the contemporary procedure of radical prostatectomy that is used to cure localized prostate cancer. Dr. Schlegel continues to be active in the surgical treatment of prostate cancer because of his advanced understanding of this anatomy. Dr. Schlegel was granted a research scholarship from the American Foundation for Urological Disease/American Urological Association in 1989 and completed his fellowship in the area of male infertility and reproductive function with the guidance of Dr. Marc Goldstein and Dr. Wayne Bardin at The Population Council's Center for Biomedical Research at The Rockefeller University and the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery in the Department of Urology at Weill Cornell Medicine in 1991.
His expertise in urology has been recognized by national and international authorities by invitations from the National Institutes of Health, The American Urologic Association, and Austrian, Australian, Brazilian, British, Chinese, Costa Rican, Emirati, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Israeli, Japanese, Jordanian, Mexican, Qatari, Saudi Arabian, Turkish and Venezuelan urologic or reproductive societies to speak on issues of male infertility treatment. He has been listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in Education, Who's Who in Healthcare and Medicine, and Who's Who in Science and Engineering. He received the John K. Lattimer Award from the Kidney and Urology Foundation in 2010.
Dr. Schlegel is a former co-editor of the Journal of Andrology and has currently or previously served on editorial boards of the medical journals AUA Update Series, British Journal of Urology-International, Fertility & Sterility, Journal of Urology (Investigative Section), Techniques in Urology, Journal of Andrology and FertiliText. He was the Edwin A. Beer Program award recipient of The New York Academy of Medicine from 1996 to 1998, and received a New Investigator Award from the American Foundation for Urologic Diseases from 1993 to 1995. Dr. Schlegel serves or has served in a leadership role for several national infertility organizations, including as a council member for the American Society of Andrology Board of Directors, and a former president of the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology, as well as former president of the Society for Reproductive Surgery, former president of the Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, past president of the Society for Study of Male Reproduction of the AUA and chair of the Male Infertility Joint Guidelines Panel for AUA and ASRM. He is currently President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
To contact Dr. Schlegel, an appointment can be made by calling his office at (212) 746-5491. He can be contacted by mail at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center, 525 East 68th Street, Box 94, New York, NY 10065, by fax at (212) 746-8425, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honors and Awards
Honors and Awards
American Infertility Association Award for Special Contribution and Continued Devotion to Family Building, 1999
Ambrose Reed AUA Socioeconomics Essay Contest, First Prize, 1998
Best Assisted Reproductive Technology Video, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 1997
RESOLVE New York City Chapter Award, September, 1997
Established Clinician Award, European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 1996
Best Urology video, American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting, 1995.
Co-Author, Hamilton-Thorn Prize for best paper in the Journal of Andrology, 1994
Male Reproduction/Urology prize paper, American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting, 1995.
Edwin Beer Program Recipient, The New York Academy of Medicine, 1996
Who's Who [Strathmore's] (1998-)
Listed, "How to find the Best Doctors" (NY Metro Area) Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.(1999-)
Listed, "Best Doctors in New York," New York Magazine (2000-)
Listed, "America's Top Doctors," Castle-Connolly Guide (2001-)
Listed, "Guide to America's Top Physicians" (2003-)
Listed, "America's Top Doctors for Cancer" (2005-)
Marquis' Who's Who in the East (1996-)
Marquis "Who's Who in Science and Engineering" (2002-)
Marquis "Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care" (2002-)
Marquis "Who's Who in America" (2001-)
Marquis "Who's Who in the World" (2002-)
Outstanding People of the 21st Century (2001-)
21st Century Award for Achievement (International Biographical Centre)
Hewlett-Packard Scholarship, 1975
Clifford Williams Award, 1978
Coleman Burke Fellowship Award, 1979
Clinical and Academic Positions
- Professor of Urology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
- James J. Colt Professor of Urology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
- Urologist-in-Chief - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
- Chairman of Urology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
- Professor of Reproductive Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
- E. Darracott Vaughan, Jr., M.D. Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Education and Training
- M.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School, 1983
Insurance Plans Accepted
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- Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
- Rockefeller University - Trustmark