- SENIOR FACULTY | Urology
- Hospital Affiliations
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- New Office 212-772-3900212-772-3900
Dr. Rajveer Purohit is the Director of Reconstructive Urology and Associate Professor of Urology at The Mount Sinai Hospital. He has performed over 400 complex reconstructive surgical procedures including urethroplasty for urethral strictures with grafts and flaps, surgery for complications of radiation therapy, treatment of mesh complications and complications of pelvic surgery such as incontinence and maintains a particular interest in transgender surgery. In addition, Dr. Purohit has continued to maintain an interest in general urology including surveillance for cancer, vasectomy, urinary problems, sexual dysfunction, and work-up for hematuria and elevated PSA.
Dr. Purohit graduated Magna Cum Laude from Williams College and earned his medical degree (MD) and Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Columbia University before completing his surgical internship and urology residency at the University of California in San Francisco. While there he trained with one of the pioneers of male urethral reconstruction and then completed a fellowship with Dr. Jerry Blaivas in pelvic reconstruction and voiding dysfunction and was on clinical faculty at New York Presbyterian for over 10 years before joining Mount Sinai.
He has been chosen by his colleagues for inclusion in Castle Connolly’s Best Doctors and listed in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors in New York City. He has been awarded the Pfizer Scholars in Urology, AUA/Praecis Gerald P. Murphy Scholar, Society of Medicine and Reproductive Urology Travel Scholar award, a California Urology Foundation Grant and an Arnold P. Gold Fellowship and multiple Patient Choice and Compassionate Doctor awards.
In addition to being an invited lecturer on pelvic reconstruction at multiple institutions, he has co-authored a textbook on voiding dysfunction, 6 textbook chapters, and published over 30 articles in academic journals covering a diverse set of topics including male and female pelvic reconstruction, voiding dysfunction, mesh complications, cancer and kidney stones and sexual dysfunction. In addition he has served as a reviewer for multiple urological journals.
Dr. Purohit is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeon and a member of the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons, the Society of Urodynamic and Female Urology, and the American Urological Association.
Dr. Purohit continues to actively research and publish on a variety of topics in pelvic reconstruction and urology.
Dr. Purohit is fluent in Hindi, Urdu and Spanish.
American Board of Urology
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
- Bladder Cancer
- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Services
- Kidney Cancer
- Kidney Stones
- Lower urinary tract symptoms
- Male sling for incontinence
- Neurogenic Bladder
- Patient centered care
- Penile Prosthesis Insertion
- Peyronie's Disease
- Photoselective vaporization of the prostate for BPH
- Prostate Biopsy
- Prostate Cancer
- Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test
- Radical Cystectomy
- Reconstructive Surgery
- Robot-Assisted Urologic Procedures
- Robotic Kidney Surgery
- Testicular Cancer
- Urethral Suspension
- Urethral Suspension-Sling Procedure
- Urethral stricture surgery
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Urinary urgency
- Vesicoureteral Reflux
MD, Columbia University School of Public Health
Internship, General Surgery
University of California - San Francisco
University of California - San Francisco
Fellowship, Voiding Dysfunction/Neurourology
Urocenter Of NewYork
Dinerman BF, Hauser NJ, Hu JC, Purohit RS. Robotic-Assisted Abdomino-perineal Vesicourethral Anastomotic Reconstruction for 4.5 Centimeter Post-prostatectomy Stricture. Urology case reports 2017 Sep; 14.
Purohit RS, Golan R, Copeli F, Weinberger J, Benedon M, Mekel G, Blaivas JG. Natural History of Low-stage Urethral Strictures. Urology 2017 Oct; 108.
Blaivas JG, Forde JC, Davila JL, Policastro L, Tyler M, Aizen J, Badri A, Purohit RS, Weiss JP. Surgical treatment of detrusor underactivity: a short term proof of concept study. International braz j urol : official journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology; 43(3).
Osterberg EC, Schulster M, Blaivas JG, Maganty A, Lee DJ, Purohit RS. Urethroplasty Improves Overactive Bladder Symptoms in Men With Anterior Urethral Strictures. Urology 2016 Jul; 93.
Blaivas JG, Purohit RS, Benedon MS, Mekel G, Stern M, Billah M, Olugbade K, Bendavid R, Iakovlev V. Safety considerations for synthetic sling surgery. Nature reviews. Urology 2015 Sep; 12(9).
Badri AV, Purohit RS, Skenazy J, Weiss JP, Blaivas JG. A review of lower urinary tract symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease. Current urology reports 2014 Sep; 15(9).
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