Urologist Steven Brandes, MD, has joined NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center as Chief of Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Urology, effective February 1. He was also named a Professor of Urology on the faculty of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
“Dr. Brandes performs highly complex procedures that greatly improve the quality of life for cancer patients,” said James McKiernan, MD, Urologist-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and Chair of the Department of Urology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Brandes’ area of expertise is in the field of reconstructive urology. He frequently performs surgeries to restore urinary tract function and improve quality of life for patients who have undergone radiation or surgical procedures for cancer. A strong advocate for multidisciplinary approaches to urologic care, he also specializes in treating congenital defects and bladder reconstruction in adults.
Prior to joining NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, Dr. Brandes was the Director of the Section of Reconstructive Urology and Professor of Urologic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He also served as the Director of both Washington Univerity’s Urology Residency Program and its Reconstructive Urology Fellowship. He is the President-Elect of the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons and a member of numerous other professional societies. ■