Peter G. Schulam, MD, PhD

Professor of Urology; Chair, Department of Urology, Yale School of Medicine; Chief, Department of Urology, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Clinical Program Leader, Prostate and Urologic Cancers Program, Smilow Cancer Hospital

Departments & Organizations

Cancer Center, Yale: Prostate and Urologic Cancers Program | Radiobiology & Radiotherapy

LCME Institutional Self-Study Task Force: LCME Governance & Administration Subcommittee

Office of Student Research

Urology: Endourology and Stone Disease | General Urology | Robotic Surgery and Laparoscopy | Transplant & Renovascular Disease | Urologic Oncology

Yale Medical Group

Biography

  • Practice locations: York Street Campus
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Clinical interests: Living Kidney Donor Surgery, Prostate Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Endourology, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery

I graduated from the Medical Scientist Training Program at Baylor College of Medicine with an MD and a PhD in Immunology. My surgical and urologic training was at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Following a brief period at Baylor in Houston, I was recruited as the Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Department of Urology at UCLA. At UCLA, I developed laparoscopic and robotic surgery programs for prostate and kidney cancer. I was also the Surgical Director of the Living Kidney Donor Program and performed over 1,200 laparoscopic living donor kidney procedures. At UCLA, I became the vice chair of the department and was actively involved in improving the patient experience throughout the hospital. In January of 2012, I became the Chair of the Department of Urology at Yale. My focus is to build a program that can offer every patient with any urologic condition state of the art diagnosis and treatment in an environment that is patient centered. We are committed to listening and engaging the patient in their care. In addition, we strive to assure open communication between our team, the patient, the patient’s family and the primary care physicians. We want every patient to receive innovative, state of the art care but just as important we want our physicians, nurses and staff to treat every patient with compassion and kindness.

Education & Training

MD Baylor College of Medicine (1992)
PhD Baylor College of Medicine (1990)
BS Union College, Schenectady, NY,
Residency Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland
General Surgery Intern Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland
Urology Residency Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland
Board Certification AB of Urology (2009)

Honors & Recognition

  • Henry M. Weyrauch AwardWestern Urologic Forum (2010)

  • Best Clinical Research PaperEuropean Urology (2008)

  • Invited Video PresentationACS Educational Series (2003)

  • Baylor College of Medicine Resident Award, Faculty of the YearBaylor College of Medicine (2000)

  • Computerworld Smithsonian Award (Nominated)Computerworld (1998)

  • Student Cochairman of Medical School Admissions Commitee (1998)

  • AUA Video Award (First Place)American Urological Association (1997)

  • AUA Video Award (Third Place)American Urological Association (1996)

  • Research AwardUS Surgical (1995)

  • Clinical Investigation GrantCircon/ACMI (1995)

  • M.D., Ph.D. Predoctoral Fellowshio (1991)

  • Phi Beta Kappa (1984)

  • Sigma Xi (1984)

  • Magna Cum Laude Baccalaureate Degree (1984)

  • Honors Thesis Chemistry (1984)

  • Robert D. Pryde Scholarship (1984)

  • Gatesman (Honorary Organization, Union College) (1982)

Professional Service

  • Editorial Service Journal of Urology (1996 - 2014)

  • Editorial Service Urology (1998 - 2014)

  • Editorial Service Journal of Endourology (1998 - 2014)

  • Editorial Service European Urology (2007 - 2014)

  • Editorial Service British Journal of Urology (2008 - 2014)

  • American Urological Association

  • New England Section of the American Urological Association

  • Endourological Society

  • Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention

  • Clincal Advisory Committee

  • American Association of Clinical Urologists

  • Scientific Advisor, Society of Engineering, American Urological Association

  • Yale Cancer Center

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Contact Info

Peter G. Schulam, MD, PhD
Patient Care Location
Prostate and Urologic Cancer ProgramSmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale - New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste 4th Floor Multispecialty Care Center

New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address
PO Box 208058
New Haven, CT 06520-8058

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