Research

Our research team includes lab-based researchers, clinical-based physician researchers and postdoctoral researchers, all working together to develop new therapeutic ways to treat urological disorders. This unique collaboration allows our research team to create and validate lab models in conjunction with clinical data to bring research from the lab to patients.

With backgrounds in molecular biology, biochemistry, cellular biology, physiology, pharmacology and neurosciences, our lab researchers’ areas of expertise are complementary. Each urological research project has a lead lab researcher paired with a physician researcher, currently focused on the following:

  • Regaining urological function in patients with spinal cord injuries
  • Opiorphins' role in prostate cancer
  • Impact of diabetes on bladder dysfunction
  • Underactive bladder
  • Kidney stone biology and causes
  • New treatments for erectile dysfunction
  • Multiple sclerosis and urological function
  • Bladder interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome)

Our team also works collaboratively across disciplines on research in the following areas:

  • Bladder cancer, in collaboration with Immunology and Medicine
  • Pelvic floor disorders, in collaboration with Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Urology research lab—located at Albert Einstein College of Medicine—is supported through 100 percent extramural funding sources, including the New York State Department of Health, the National Institutes of Health and private donors.

In 2015, our lab received the largest grant award by the New York State Department of Health to develop treatments for patients with spinal cord injuries. Past funders include the Kidney and Urology Foundation of America and the Sexual Medicine Society of North America.

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Einstein Partnership

Together with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, our team is focused on research that enables the development of new approaches to treatments and therapies.

Published Research

Peer-reviewed articles about the work and studies performed by our researchers and physicians have appeared in more than 50 medical and research publications.

Clinical Trials

Our team's ongoing collaboration benefits the introduction of new medications and other diagnostic and treatment methods. Search our Clinical Trials Database to learn more about our ongoing research and the developing innovations in treatment.