Chief of Urology
Steward St. Elizabethâ€™s Medical Center
Ingolf Tuerk, MD, PhD, serves as Chief of Urology at Steward St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. Dr. Tuerk is Professor of Urology at Tufts University, School of Medicine.
He is a world-renowned laparoscopic and robotic urologic surgeon who has performed more than 1,500 laparoscopic radical prostatectomies since 1999 and about 2500 robotic radical prostatectomies since November 2006. Tuerk is responsible for pioneering several laparoscopic as well as robotic surgery techniques, including radical and partial nephrectomy, radical prostatectomy, right side donor nephrectomy and radical cystectomy with urinary diversion.
Dr. Tuerk received his medical degree from the medical school at Humboldt University in Berlin in 1989, after which he trained at the city’s Charite Hospital. Under his guidance as chief of minimally invasive urology, Charite Hospital established one of the world’s leading laparoscopic programs in urology.
In December 2002 Dr. Tuerk joined the Institute of Urology at Lahey Clinic and as Director for minimal invasive laparoscopic/robotic surgery and Vice Chairman he helped to develop a robust laparoscopic and robotic surgery programs.
Since he joined Steward St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in November 2008 as Chief of Urology and Director for robotic assisted surgery, the Institution established one of New England’s premier robotic surgery programs with annually approx. 700 – 800 robotic procedures being performed.