Honors and Awards:

  • 2010 Ambrose/Reed Socioeconomics Prize Essay Contest – Winner – sponsored by the AUA (American Urologic Association): “Cost Effectiveness of PSA Screening in the US: Extrapolating from the ERSPC Trial”. Recognized during the annual AUA Health Policy Council Breakfast (May 31, 2010 – San Francisco AUA Meeting).
  • Chief Residents’Debate – Winner.  “Ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy vs Flomax/observation.”  Section of Urology.    The New YorkAcademy of Medicine.  Wednesday, March 4th , 2009.
  • Best Resident Research Paper – Greater Maimonides Scientific Day – “Genitourinary tuberculosis as the primary manifestation of infection.  A new paradigm of tuberculosis epidemiology.” May 9, 2007.
  • Dean’s List (1995-1996, 1997-1999).
  • Howard Hughes Fellow in Biological Sciences (Summer 1998)
  • Undergraduate Research Program Grant (Spring 1998).
  • Joseph Tauber Scholarship (1996-97; 1997-98)
  • Award-winning research paper (1995): “The Internment of Japanese Americans During WW-II”
  • Institute for Humane Studies “Law, Economics, Freedom & Public Policy” Conference Fellowship (7/98).
    • Outstanding Research Award from the Commissioner of Health for NYC.  “Getting to the Bottom of Things, at the Top:  a pilot survey of potable rooftop water tanks.”  Co-authored with A. Altman (8/1996).


  • American Urological Association (AUA) 2005-current
  • Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) 2009-current
  • International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 2010-current
  • American Association of Clinical Urologists 2006-current
  • American Medical Association (AMA) 1999-current
  • AmericanCollege of Surgeons (ACS) –2003-current
  • Endourology Society 2006-current

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