Upstate Urology at MVHS office opens


UTICA – State University of New York Upstate Medical University and the Mohawk Valley Health System have jointly opened a new urology office at the MVHS Faxton Campus in Utica.

Ruben M. Pinkhasov, MD, MPH, a specialist in urology, urologic oncology and minimally invasive and robotic surgery, has joined Upstate Urology at MVHS as the director.

Pinkhasov is also an assistant professor of Urology at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He will have admitting privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare, St. Elizabeth Medical Center and SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Prior to joining Upstate Urology at MVHS, which is part of the MVHS Medical Group, Dr. Pinkhasov completed a two-year Society of Urologic Oncology-accredited fellowship in Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo.

His areas of expertise are in prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, testicular cancer, ureteral cancer and disorders of the adrenal gland.

His practice also treats common urologic diseases including stones, benign disorders of the prostate and incontinence.

Dr. Pinkhasov received his doctor of medicine degree with a commendation in investigative scholarship from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn.

He completed his master’s degree in public health at SUNY Downstate School of Public Health and research fellowship in men’s health with the Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn.

He completed his residency and served as chief resident in urology at Maimonides Medical Center. He graduated valedictorian with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Hunter College of the City University of New York.

Pinkhasov is accepting new patients and can be reached at the Upstate Urology at MVHS Office at the Faxton Campus second floor, 1676 Sunset Ave., Utica, 315-624-5252.

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