A Message from the Program Director

On behalf of the Department of Urology at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM), we welcome your interest in our program. There are many terrific residency programs in the country. Here at WCM, we take pride in developing the leaders of tomorrow. We have world experts in every field of urology with the academic resources of an Ivy League institution to bear. Our program has been in existence for over 100 years, and we have benefitted from the experience of those who have gone before us.

We prove an integrated training program that instills the principles needed to be superb clinical urologists and that provides an educational foundation to prepare you for the changes in urologic practice that will inevitably occur in the future. There is an emphasis in the program on academic urology, and our goal is to provide the residents with the background to obtain both clinical and research fellowships. The program is particularly attuned to innovations in urology, preparing our residents for emerging fields.

We take four residents a year for a total of 24 housestaff over six years. We house fellowships in Andrology, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, and Urologic Oncology. We have initiatives in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our program offers an exchange to Austria to better understand healthcare systems outside of the US. Finally, meet our residents and see what a typical lifestyle as a WCM resident is like by viewing our resident roster. Please feel free to explore!

We look forward to meeting each and every one of you. Please reach out with any questions!


Richard Lee, M.D., M.B.A.
Associate Professor and Program Director

Our Mission Statement

The Urology Residency Program at The New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medicine is dedicated to training future leaders in urology across the domains of clinical practice, research, and policy. We instill the principles essential for outstanding patient care, technical innovation and scientific inquiry, and provide an educational foundation that prepares our residents for both the current landscape of urology and to shape the future of the field. We are committed to a rigorous academic program with a diverse team designed to provide compassionate, collaborative, and equitable care and reduce disparities across our workforce and the patients we serve.

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Medical Center

Educational opportunities for the residents have been enhanced by our 30 full-time faculty members. The Department of Urology supports a training program of 22 residents, having been approved by the ACGME for 4 residents per PGY level. The training consists of 4 years as an Assistant Resident Surgeon, 1 year of designated Research, and a final year as Chief Resident.

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