Dr. Shafizadeh is a board certified urologist licensed to practice urology in the State of New York . He is the Director of Voiding and Sexual Medicine at New York Hospital Queens, Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is assistant Professor of Urology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Dr. Shafizadeh’s particular areas of interest include surgery and treatment of voiding dysfunction conditions such as urinary incontinence related to pelvic prolapse in women and prostate related disorders in men. With many years of clinical practice in major academic centers , Dr. Shafizadeh is well versed in such minimally invasive procedures as robotic assisted laparoscopic reconstructive surgeries for correction of pelvic prolapse and laparoscopic robotic surgeries of prostate and kidney.
Dr. Shafizadeh fled his native Iran on foot as a young teen during the horrific years of the Iran-Iraq War. Making his way across the mountains and deserts of Iran into Pakistan and then to Vienna, Dr. Shafizadeh arrived in the United States in 1985.
He attended school during the day and worked at nights to support himself and later on his family. He attended college on full academic scholarship with a concentration in biophysics. Subsequently, he received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Downstate, Brooklyn. Dr. Shafizadeh completed both his general surgery and urology residencies at Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center.
Upon completing his residency, Dr. Shafizadeh was appointed Assistant Director of Urology at Cabrini Medical Center in Manhattan. Soon thereafter, he was also appointed the residency coordinator for Mount Sinai Department of Urology at Cabrini Medical Center where he was extensively involved with residency training and teaching, a long held interest along with practicing medicine and surgery.
Dr. Shafizadeh’s training in and affiliation with such major academic medical centers as Mount Sinai Medical Center, Beth Israel Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center, all located in New York City which has always been at the forefront of medical research and breakthroughs, allow him to remain on the cutting edge of the field of Urology and to quickly adopt the most advanced surgical and minimally invasive treatments into his practice.
Dr. Shafizadeh’s educational background in physics and engineering, a creative mind, passion for research and vast knowledge and skill in the field of urology not only as a scientist but also as a clinician, have provided him with a unique opportunity to be involved with various types of innovative research studies and technological developments, both in an advisory capacity as well as lead researcher.
In particular, Dr. Shafizadeh’s affiliation and work with Brookhaven National Laboratory for the past fifteen years has allowed him to implement his urological innovations and ideas into physical and technological realities. Brookhaven National Laboratory is one of the most advanced research laboratories in the United States today. In fact, currently, Dr. Shafizadeh and his research team at Brookhaven are actively working on a revolutionary project for the treatment of Prostate Cancer, a leading cause of cancer death in men today. The study holds great promise and its results may forever revolutionize the way organ cancers are treated.
As a physician, Dr. Shafizadeh believes that continued training and learning are an essential part of providing the best Urological care in the tri-state area and will continue to allow him to remain in the forefront of cutting edge urological medicine and technology.
But most importantly, Dr. Shafizadeh sees his patients as distinct individuals with unique needs and desires. One of his most important attributes is his ability to listen to his patients and to help them understand their conditions and treatment options. Each and every patient is treated with the utmost care and respect.
Education & Training
Medical School - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Montefiore Medical Center, Residency in General Surgery
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Montefiore Medical Center, Residency in Urology
American Board of Urology
Awards and Publications
Fellow Research Award - Brookhaven National Laboratory
Professor A. & B. Lowan Memorial Award Research in Biophysics