Noah S. Schenkman, MD

Noah S. Schenkman, MD

Noah S. Schenkman, MD

Dr. Schenkman served as a career United States Army Medical Officer before his service at the University of Virginia, completing his Urology Residency training in 1995 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in Endourology at the University of California San Francisco in 1998 before returning to Walter Reed in 1999. He served as Director of the Urology Stone Center at Walter Reed from 1999-2006. He also served as Chief of the Urology Service at Walter Reed from 2004-2006. In 2006, he retired after 21 years of active duty military service to assume his current position at the University of Virginia. His interests include urinary stone disease and advanced laparoscopic surgery, including robotic surgery using the daVinci Surgical System. He has been involved in several research projects in surgical robotics and telesurgical applications for robotic surgery and maintains an active interest in laparoscopic and robotic skills acquisition. He has served as President of the Washington Urologic Society and the Virginia Urologic Society and is a member of the Board of the Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Urologic Association. He has been selected as the incoming University of Virginia Urology Residency Program Director.


Specialty ~
Minimally Invasive Urology

Subspecialty ~
Robotic Surgery, Kidney Stones

Special Expertise ~
1. Minimally invasive approach to kidney cancer: daVinci robotic partial nephrectomy, nephroureterectomy, percutaneous cryoablation
2. daVinci robotic prostatectomy
3. daVinci robotic cystectomy
4. daVinci robotic urologic reconstruction including: pyeloplasty, ureteral reimplants, and bladder surgery
5. daVinci robotic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testis cancer
5. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy
6. Ureteroscopy

Awards ~
Army Legion of Merit Medal
Army Surgeon General's "A designator" for expertise in urologic surgery
Army Meritorious Service Medal
University of Virginia Dean's Award for Clinical Excellence
University of Virginia Urology Residency Outstanding Teaching Faculty 2007, 2010

Education ~
1980 - Johns Hopkins University

1984 - Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Residency ~
1985 - Mount Sinai Medical Center

1995 - Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Fellowship ~
1998 -University of California San Francisco: Endourology

Certification ~

1997 - Diplomate, American Board of Urology

2005 - Recertification, American Board of Urology

2006 - Virginia State License

Research ~
1. Surgical Education: Laparoscopic Crisis Management, Acquisition of surgical skills, Use of simulation for surgical performance
2. Outcomes research: Kidney cancer, Pyeloplasty, Kidney Stones

Clinical Trials ~
Co-investigator: Randomized trial Radical Cystectomy - Laparoscopic vs. Open approach


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