Urology Residency

The Department of Urology offers a fully accredited, training program in Urology.  One year of training in general surgery is required for admission to the program.  The staff of the department includes a full-time chairman assisted by two full-time and 6 voluntary urologic surgeons who devote a large portion of their time to Resident teaching.  All members of the staff participate in weekly conferences.  We are proud to state that our department has a 100% pass rate on both the oral and written boards for the past 10 years.  The Department of Urology is responsible for a large clinical service that includes both inpatient and outpatient units, and an active clinical and basic science research program.  A full complement of urology is covered throughout the five years including urologic oncology, urologic trauma, endocrinology, infertility, sexual dysfunction, neurourology and urogynamics, female urology, and pediatric urology.  These services are offered with state-of-the-art technology and surgical techniques:
 
  • Da Vinci Si Surgical Robot with Simulator
  • Lithotripsy Laser
  • Green Light Laser
  • Urodynamic Suite
  • ESWL
  • Saline Transurethral Resection

Department Chair

Unni Mooppan, MD
Chairman, Department of Urology
Program Director
 
Dr. Unni Mooppan has been on the faculty of the Department of Urology since July of 1981. He deals with a variety of Adult Urological cases, including various types of malignancies, female urology, impotence and urolithiasis. In addition, he does Pediatric Urology; and has been the Physician in Charge of Pediatric Urology from the very beginning of his faculty appointment at Brookdale in 1981.
 
Dr. Mooppan did his Medical School and Post Graduate training in General Surgery at two premier medical institutions of India: He completed his MD from JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Medical Education and Research) in Pondicherry, India, in 1970. He obtained his M.S. (Master of Surgery) in General Surgery from PGI (Post Graduate Institute) in Chandigarh, India; and continued to work at that institution till 1976.  After coming to the USA in 1976, he completed his Urology Residency and became Board Certified in Urology; and also became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).
 
Dr. Mooppan graduated from the Medical School with “Maxima Cum Laude” and as the “Best Outgoing Graduate” of the year. At the Post Graduate Institute, he was awarded the Silver Medal for holding the First Rank in the Master of Surgery course and examination. In the United States, during the residency training in Urology, he obtained the First Prize in 1978 and the Second Prize in 1979 in the FC Valentine Resident Essay Contest at New York Academy of Medicine, conducted by the New York Section of AUA. He has presented more than 50 papers at National Meetings and has published 54 papers in various peer reviewed Scientific Journals. He has authored chapters in two text books of Urology.
 
A member of the American Urological Association ( AUA ), Dr. Mooppan also belongs to the New York Academy of Medicine, Association of Kerala Medical Graduates ( AKMG ) in North America, American Association of Indian Urologists, and the American Association of Physicians from India ( AAPI ).

Rotation Schedule

Post Graduate Year 1
  • 12 months Brookdale Hospital University Medical Center - Surgical Internship (ICU, Trauma, General Surgery, Vascular)
 
Post Graduate Year 2 - Uro Year 1
  • 12 months Brookdale Hospital University Medical Center - Adult & Pediatric Urology
 
Post Graduate Year 3 - Uro Year 2
  • 7 months Brookdale Hospital University Medical Center - Adult & Pediatric Urology
  • 5 months New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY - Endourology, Reconstruction, Sexual Dysfunction
 
Post Graduate Year 4 - Research/Uro Year 2
  • 11 months - Basic and clinical research at Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • 1 month - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY - Urologic Oncology
 
Post Graduate Year 5 - Uro Year 3
  • 1 month Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY - Urologic Oncology
  • 5 months New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY - Adult Urology, Minimally Invasive
  • 3 months Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY - Pediatric Urology
  • 1 month elective - North Shore Long Island Jewish, The Smith Institute for Urology, New Hyde Park, NY - Men's Health & Andrology
  • 2 months Brookdale Hospital University Medical Center - Adult and Pediatric Urology - Chief Resident
 
Post Graduate Year 6 - Chief Resident/Uro Year 4
  • 12 months Brookdale Hospital University Medical Center - Adult and Pediatric Urology

Weekly Schedule

Monday
  • 8 am: Grand Rounds (Patient Safety Education, Urology/Oncology Conference, M&Ms, Case Reports, AUA Core Curriculum)
  • 9 am: Adult Urology Clinic
  • 1 pm: Pediatric Urology Clinic
 
Tuesday
  • 7 am: Curriculum Teaching Conference (AUA Core Curriculum, AUA Update Series, Journal Club)
 
Operative Days:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and some Wednesdays

Contact the Program

For Academic Information or information about Residencies, please contact:

 

 

Program Director - Unni Mooppan, MD

 

Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center

Department of Urology

One Brookdale Plaza

Brooklyn, NY 11212

Resident Graduates

Support Staff/Physician Assistants

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