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Reza Ghavamian, MD

Practice Specialty
Medical Education
Boston University School of Medicine
UMASS Memorial Medical Center - University Campus, University of Massachusetts
Mayo Clinic
Main Location
Adult Urology: 718-920-4531
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Academic Title
Professor, Clinical Urology
Administrative Title
Director, Urologic Oncology, and Director, Surgical Robotics Program
Clinical Focus

Complex kidney stone disease, focal ablation and urologic cancers of the kidney and prostate.

Research Focus

Dr. Stern’s research focuses on the benefits of ablative surgery and the use of gold nanoparticles to focally ablate prostate cancer. He also investigates the role of diabetes and obesity on kidney stone development. His team is using novel methods to look into the root cause of kidney stone development.

Atlas of Laparoscopic & Robotic Urologic Oncological Surgery Complications of Laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic Surgery Urologic Clinics
Atlas of Laparascopic & Robotic Urologic Oncological Surgery (editor) Complications of Laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic Surgery (editor) Urologic Clinics (guest editor)

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Joshua M. Stern, MD, Assistant Professor of Urology, is a specialist in complex endourology and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Stern obtained his MD degree from Cornell University. He completed his his internship in General Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Stern served as resident in urology at the University of Texas, Southwestern, and completed fellowship training in minimally invasive robotic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining Montefiore in 2012, Dr. Stern was a Clinical Assistant professor of Urology at Tufts Medical center in Winchester Massachusetts. Dr. Stern’s research focuses on the connection between kidney stone disease and the gastrointestinal microbiome. He is the recipient of the Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant for the support of his work on the origins of human kidney stone disease. Dr. Stern is Board Certified by The American Board of Urology and is a member of The American Urological Association.

View the Curriculum Vitae for Joshua Stern, MD