Urology Division

The Faculty of the Division of Urology is extremely diverse with expertise in all major subspecialties. The main campus is at University Hospital (UH) in Newark, NJ. Affiliated hospitals include the Veteran Affairs New Jersey Health Care System (VANJHCS), Newark Beth Israel (NBI) and Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) and Morristown Medical Center.

Dr. Robert E. Weiss is the Harris L. Willits Professor and Chief of the Division of Urology at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School.  He is also the Program Director for the Urology Residency Program.  Dr. Weiss specializes in urologic oncology surgery – treating   bladder cancer, renal cancer, prostate and testis cancer.  He also treats patients with kidney stones and benign prostate disease.  He has particular expertise in laparoscopic and robotic surgery, as well as neobladder reconstruction and partial nephrectomy. Dr. Amjad Alwaal is Associate Professor of Urology at Rutgers/ NJMS. He specializes in Urologic Reconstruction, Men’s Health, Impotence, Infertility and Voiding Disorders. Dr. Evan Kovac is Associate Professor of Urology at Rutgers NJMS and specializes in Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery. He has a specific interest in treating prostate cancer in the underserved population.


University Hospital

University Hospital in Newark

University Hospital is the main hospital affiliated with Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School. It is a level 1 trauma center and is affiliated with the Cancer Center of New Jersey and the New Jersey Stone Center, both on campus.  UH presents to opportunity to perform complex urologic trauma, reconstruction, complex urologic oncology, robotic surgery  and basic urologic procedures.

Newark Beth Israel

Newark Beth Isreal in Newark

East Orange VA

East Orange VA

The Veterans Hospital presents robotic surgical procedures, complex urodynamics, procedures for sexual dysfunction and   fundamental urologic procedures.

Cooperman Barnabas Hospital

St Barn

Cooperman-Barnabas Medical Center offers exposure  complex robotic and oncologic procedures, renal transplant, complex reconstruction, transgender surgery as well as standard urologic surgery.  Pediatric urology is performed at Cooperman-Barnabas and Newark Beth Israel.

Morristown Medical Center

St Barn

Morristown Medical Center presents complex robotic and oncologic surgery, female voiding dysfunction surgery and basic urologic procedures.

Core Faculty    
University Hospital – Rutgers-NJMS    
Robert Weiss Memorial Sloan Kettering Urologic Oncology
Amjad Alwaal UCSF Reconstruction
  UCSF Men’s Health (infertility/Impotence)
Evan Kovac Cleveland Clinic  Urologic Oncology
Veteran’ Hospital    
Asha Shah Ohio State University (residency)  
Michael Piecuch Maimonides Medical Center Minimally Invasive/Robotics
Mina Fam Univ of Pittsburgh Urologic Oncology
Cooperman- Barnabas    Medical Center    
Rahul Bhalla Virginia Mason-Seattle Urologic Oncology
Michael LaSalle Boston University Men’s Health (infertility/Impotence)
Karl Coutinho Northwestern Urologic Reconstruction
Matthew Whang Columbia P&S  
Nitin Patel Rutgers-NJMS (residency)  
Moneer Hanna Hospital for Sick Children- London Pediatrics
Gregory Mullen Hospital for Sick Children-Toronto  
Morristown Medical Center    
Sandip Prasad  University of Chicago Urologic Oncology
David Taylor Washington Univ (St Louis) residency  
Benjamin Taylor Cornell  Minimally Invasive/Robotics
Ayal Kaynan Stamford Minimally Invasive/Robotics
Lee Pressler NIH/UPenn Urologic Oncology/Min Invasive
Michael Ingber Cleveland Clinic Female Voiding Dysfunction
David Chaikin Columbia P&S Female Voiding Dysfunction/Recon
Joseph Steinberg Univer of Wales Female Voiding Dysfunction/Recon
Perry Sutaria  Harvard Female Voiding Dysfunction/Recon
Anika Ackerman  Columbia P&S (residency)  
John Connor Univ of Michigan Pediatrics
Michella Prasad Northwestern Pediatrics
Gina Cambareri University San Diego Pediatrics