• Press Release

Mount Sinai Receives $4 Million Gift to Support Prostate Health and Urology Department

  • New York, NY
  • (October 28, 2020)

Mount Sinai has received a $4 million donation from Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch to support prostate health and the Milton and Carroll Petrie Department of Urology at Mount Sinai.  

The prostate program located at 625 Madison Avenue and founded by Ash Tewari, MBBS, MCh, Kyung Hyun Kim, MD Professor and Chair of Urology will be named The Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Center for Prostate Health.

“The Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Center for Prostate Health is transforming prostate cancer treatment and we are pleased to continue to support Dr. Tewari’s innovative and important work in helping to treat this disease and improve overall patient care,” said Jonathan Tisch,  Co-Chairman of the Board of the Loews Corporation and Chairman & CEO of Loews Hotels & CoWith this visionary gift, Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch continue their generous history of philanthropic giving at Mount Sinai, improving prostate health for generations to come.

According to the American Cancer Society, one in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, making it the most common cancer among men other than skin cancer. While it is a serious disease, prostate cancer is treatable if caught early.

“I am extremely grateful for Lizzie and Jonathan’s ongoing commitment to help better the lives of our patients,” said Dr. Tewari, a world-renowned urologist and prostate cancer specialist. “This gift provides our department with an elevated level of care for patients while also fostering research opportunities for our experts to continue to be pioneers in the field.”  

The medical services provided at the Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Center for Prostate Center include state-of-the-art prostate cancer screening and imaging technologies, precision urology, focal therapy, targeted biopsies, robotics for prostate cancer surgery, prostate cancer fusion biopsy, and active surveillance. Additionally, prostate cancer experts such as Dr. Tewari; Avinash Reddy, MD; Sujit Nair, PhD; Robert Valenzuela; MD; Michael Palese, MD; and Steven Kaplan, MD, are available to see patients at the newly named Center.

The Department of Urology at the Mount Sinai Health System has one of the most robust robotic surgery programs in the country, with Dr. Tewari having performed more than 7,000 surgeries. Genomic testing and advanced imaging are routine for patients with prostate cancer, providing personalized and precise treatment protocols.

About the Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, with more than 43,000 employees working across eight hospitals, over 400 outpatient practices, nearly 300 labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education. Mount Sinai advances health for all people, everywhere, by taking on the most complex health care challenges of our time — discovering and applying new scientific learning and knowledge; developing safer, more effective treatments; educating the next generation of medical leaders and innovators; and supporting local communities by delivering high-quality care to all who need it.

Through the integration of its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive health care solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and informatics while keeping patients’ medical and emotional needs at the center of all treatment. The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture outpatient surgery centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. We are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, receiving high "Honor Roll" status, and are highly ranked: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” ranks Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital among the country’s best in several pediatric specialties.

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