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NewYork-Presbyterian LeFrak Center for Robotic Surgery
525 East 68th Street , Starr 946
New York, NY 10065
Fax
(212) 746 8425
Call
(212) 746-5491

Personal Statement

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.

For more information on Dr. Schlegel, please visit his UROLOGY PROFILE.

Specialties & Expertise

Specialties

  • Urology

Expertise

  • Male Infertility
  • Vasectomy
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Laser Surgery
  • Vasectomy Reversals Microsurgery
  • Genitourinary Surgery
  • Laser Urology
  • No Scalpel Vasectomy
  • Urologic Cancer

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 - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Urology

Clinical & 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 & Training

  • M.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School, 1983

Honors & Awards

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

Biography

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 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. Dr. Schlegel was awarded a fellowship by the Royal College of Surgeons in 1992 for collaborative study with urologists in London, which he performed in 1993. 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 190 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, 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 genetic aspects of infertility. More importantly, the team of scientists, reproductive endocrinologists, nurses and technicians that Dr. Schlegel has worked with at Cornell 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 ad Dr. Wayne Bardin at The Population Council, Center for Biomedical Research, and Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery, Department of Urology, The New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center 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, Austrian, Australian, Brazilian, British, Costa Rican, French, German, Hungarian, Irish, Israeli, Indonesian, Japanese, Jordanian, Mexican, 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, 1996-98, and received a New Investigator Award from the American Foundation for Urologic Diseases, 1993-95. Dr. Schlegel serves or has served in a leadership role of several national infertility organizations, including as a Council member for the American Society of Andrology, on the Board of Directors, a former President of the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology, as well as former President of the Society for Reproductive Surgery and President of the Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, as well as servicing as Secretary, Vice President, and President of the Society for Study of Male Reproduction of the AUA.  He was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society and Chair of its Finance Committee.

Dr. Schlegel is the father of three children. He is an active sailor. He enjoys engaging in team sports and is an active sports fan, especially when his children are playing!

Dr. Schlegel is a board-certified urologist who is a Trustee of the American Board of Urology. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in the state of New York, and graduated near the top of his class from The University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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 pnschleg@med.cornell.edu.