Michael A. PALESE, MD

Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Urology


Location

New York, NY

Appointments

212-241-8833

Fax

212-987-4675

Offices


10 Union Square East
Suite #3A
New York, NY 10003


625 Madison Avenue
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10022


Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Department of Urology
1 Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1272
New York, NY 10029

About Dr. Palese

Dr. Michael A. Palese is the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology at the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. He is the Chief of Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery for the Mount Sinai Health System and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney, ureter, adrenal, bladder and prostate disease. He is a leading authority in the research and treatment of kidney cancer and kidney stones. He is one of a handful of surgeons in the United States who is trained in the transition era of open, laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

Dr. Palese is a world recognized surgeon and scholar who is also a leader in the development of new treatments and technologies. He performed the first robotic radical nephrectomy, robotic partial nephrectomy, robotic donor nephrectomy, robotic nephro-ureterectomy, robotic adrenalectomy, and robotic ureteral reimplant & reconstruction at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He holds several patents for the design of novel surgical devices.

Dr. Palese is the author of multiple book chapters and more than one hundred articles and abstracts. He is the principal investigator of several clinical trials. He is on the Medical Advisory Board of the National Kidney Foundation of Greater New York and is a reviewer and consultant for periodicals such as the Journal of Urology, Urology, Urologic Oncology and Journal of Endourology. He is an Editor for the Urologic Oncology (Journal): Seminars and Original Investigations in the section of New Technologies. He is on the steering committee for the Initiative on Kidney Cancer sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation. He also serves on the Medical Advisory Board to the New York Giants.

Dr. Palese frequently lectures and teaches at national and international medical conferences. As a Visiting Professor he has performed live surgery and given clinical talks all over the United States, Austria, Argentina, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates. He teaches and mentors college students, medical students, residents and fellows. He is a course director and faculty member for several educational courses to teach urologists and other physicians. In particular he is a faculty member for the annual Basic Laparoscopy Course sponsored by the American Urological Association in Houston, Texas. He has been a guest faculty member for several laparoscopy courses in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has also been the Course Director for several robotic surgery and advanced prostate courses & workshops held at Mount Sinai. He has been featured in the news media on multiple occasions including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, CBS, CNN and WPIX tv.

Dr. Palese is included in the Castle Connolly Medical LTD America’s Top Doctors and Top Doctor for Cancer edition; The New York Times published Superdoctors; and the New York magazine’s annual Top Doctors issue.

Dr. Palese graduated from Cornell University in 1993 with a double major degree as well as a minor degree in Human Biology. He received his medical degree (M.D.) from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1997. He completed his general surgery and urology residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center as well as performed research at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He finished a fellowship in robotic and laparoscopic surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University in 2004. He has been a Mount Sinai physician since joining the faculty in 2004

Education

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

New York, NY
Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Cornell University

College of Arts and Sciences
Ithaca, NY
Majors: Biology, German Studies
Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Training

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Robotic & Laparoscopic Surgery Fellowship
James Buchanan Brady Foundation
Department of Urology, New York Hospital
New York, NY

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Research Resident & Fellow
James Buchanan Brady Department of Urology
Baltimore, MD
Preceptor: Arthur L. Burnett, MD

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Pediatric Urology Residency
James Buchanan Brady Department of Urology
Baltimore, MD
Preceptor: John P. Gearhart, MD

University of Maryland Medical System

Urology Residency
Baltimore, MD

University of Maryland Medical System

General Surgery Residency
Baltimore, MD

University of Maryland Medical System

General Surgery Internship
Baltimore, MD

Research Experience

2004 – present

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Department of Urology

New York, NY

Ongoing clinical studies in robotic, laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery.

2003 – 2004

Cornell University Weill Medical College

Department of Urology

New York, NY

Clinical studies in minimally invasive urology and oncology.

2001 – 2003

The Johns Hopkins University

Department of Urology, Arthur Burnett MD

Baltimore, MD

Studies in erectile dysfunction using mouse models of vasculogenic impotence.

1994 – 1996

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Department of Transplantation, Stephen Guy MD and Charles Miller MD

New York, NY

Randomized controlled study evaluating preoperative nasoenteral feeding in liver transplant patients. Also participated in organ procurement and transplantation.

1994

Mount Sinai School of Medicine,

Medical Intensive Care Unit, Albert Min MD and Charles Miller MD

New York, NY

Randomized controlled trial evaluating encephalopathy in patients pre and post transplantation.

1992 – 1993

Cornell University

Department of Biochemistry, Volker Vogt Ph.D.

Ithaca, NY

Construction of baculovirus transfer plasmids containing avian leukosis virus gag genes and isolation of recombinant baculoviruses.