Dr. Herbert Lepor was appointed Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology and Professor of Pharmacology at NYU School of Medicine in 1993 and received the title “Martin Spatz Chairman of the Department of Urology” when he became the recipient of an endowed chair in 1997. Dr. Lepor’s primary clinical and basic research interests are related to the prostate. His clinical practice is currently limited exclusively to surgical management of prostate cancer.
Dr. Lepor’s academic appointments have been in the Departments of Urology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, and the Medical College of Wisconsin, and he has been a visiting professor at over 25 institutions. In 1995, Dr. Lepor was awarded the Gold Cystoscope Award by The American Urological Association.
Dr. Lepor has served on the editorial boards for four major urological journals and has authored over 191 peer-reviewed articles, 50 book chapters, and 12 books related to prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and the pharmacology of the prostate. He is the co-founder and editor of Reviews in Urology. Some of Dr. Lepor’s landmark scientific contributions have focused on the identification of the autonomic intervention regulating male sexual function, development of the nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy, improving outcomes following radical retropubic prostatectomy, characterization of the prostate alpha1 adrenoceptor, and the medical and surgical management of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Dr. Lepor is a member of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, the Clinical Society of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, the American Surgical Association, and the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars.