I graduated from the Medical Scientist Training Program at Baylor College of Medicine with an MD and a PhD in Immunology. My surgical and urologic training was at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Following a brief period at Baylor in Houston, I was recruited as the Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Department of Urology at UCLA. At UCLA, I developed laparoscopic and robotic surgery programs for prostate and kidney cancer. I was also the Surgical Director of the Living Kidney Donor Program and performed over 1,200 laparoscopic living donor kidney procedures. At UCLA, I became the vice chair of the department and was actively involved in improving the patient experience throughout the hospital. In January of 2012, I became the Chair of the Department of Urology at Yale. My focus is to build a program that can offer every patient with any urologic condition state of the art diagnosis and treatment in an environment that is patient centered. We are committed to listening and engaging the patient in their care. In addition, we strive to assure open communication between our team, the patient, the patient’s family and the primary care physicians. We want every patient to receive innovative, state of the art care but just as important we want our physicians, nurses and staff to treat every patient with compassion and kindness.