Newswise — (New York – March 21, 2014) Ash Tewari, MBBS, MCh, Kyung Hyun Kim, MD Chair in Urology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Chairman, Milton and Carroll Petrie Department of Urology at the Mount Sinai Hospital, was the recipient of the Physician Blue Ribbon Award at the Blue Ribbon Awards Gala hosted by the Integrated Medical Foundation held on March 20th, 2014 at the Village Club in Lake Success, New York. Dr. Tewari was recognized for his commitment to the early detection of prostate cancer.
“I am honored and thankful to be the 2014 Blue Ribbon Award recipient for my efforts and those of my team to advance diagnostic and nerve sparing techniques for men with prostate cancer,” said Dr. Tewari. “Precision urology, novel imaging, real time microscopy and genomic analysis will help us in identifying aggressive cancers and thus avoid the problems of over diagnosis and overtreatment which are so relevant in the current prostate cancer landscape.”
Dr. Tewari pioneered robotic prostatectomy and he has performed more than 5,000 robotic prostatectomies, and other minimally invasive procedures for various urological cancers. Dr. Tewari joined the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai after serving as founding Director of the Lefrak Center for Robotic Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Tewari has trained more than 30 fellows and residents in robotics and has made presentations on innovation in robotics at major medical meetings in the United States and around the globe.
“As an internationally acclaimed board-certified oncology urologist, researcher and innovator in the field of prostate cancer, Integrated Medical Foundation is proud to honor Dr. Tewari,” said Eric Mitchnick MD, FACS, and president of IMF.
In 2012, the American Urological Association awarded him the prestigious Gold Cystoscope Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of urology and urologic oncology. Dr. Tewari has a solid commitment to research and has published in many peer reviewed journals. He is actively pursuing studies of the radiological phenotype of aggressive prostate cancer using novel imaging and genomics.
Dr. Tewari was awarded his medical degree from the GSVM Medical College in Kanpur, India, where he received 18 gold medals and honors. He obtained specialized urologic training at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute in Lucknow, India; residency training at the Vattikuti Institute of Urology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit; as well as fellowships in urologic oncology at the University of California San Francisco and the University of Florida at Gainesville.
About Integrated Medical Foundation (IMF)Integrated Medical Foundation, (IMF) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is prostate cancer early detection, education and support. With prostate cancer being the second most prevalent form of cancer in men after skin cancer, the goal of IMF is to provide the community with critical information about the disease; offering free prostate cancer screenings, free support groups, and public education about the importance of early detection of prostate cancer.
For more information about Integrated Medical Foundation, or the Blue Ribbon Awards Gala visit www.imfcares.org or call 631 247-0100.
About the Mount Sinai Health System The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven member hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.
The System includes approximately 6,600 primary and specialty care physicians, 12-minority-owned free-standing ambulatory surgery centers, over 45 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island, as well as 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health funding and by U.S. News & World Report.
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