Mani Menon, MD
Robotic prostate surgery pioneer Mani Menon, MD, is joining Mount Sinai and will serve as Chief of Strategy and Innovation in the Department of Urology for the Mount Sinai Health System. He will also serve as Professor of Urology, Director of Education, and Director of the Precision Prostatectomy Program in the Department of Urology at Icahn Mount Sinai and Center of Excellence for Prostate Cancer at The Tisch Cancer Institute. Dr. Menon, Emeritus Director for the Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry Ford Health System, has personally performed more than 6,000 robotic prostatectomy surgeries and is considered one of the foremost surgical innovators in the world.
At Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Menon started incorporating computer-integrated surgical systems into clinical practice and established the first cancer-oriented robotics program in the world. Techniques developed by Dr. Menon
Rajesh Ahlawat, MD
have revolutionized the field of urologic oncology and laid the framework for the extension of robotics to other surgical disciplines. In 2013, he extended the uses of computer-integrated systems to the field of kidney transplantation. He worked with Rajesh Ahlawat, MD, to develop the Vattikuti Urology Institute technique of robotic kidney transplant, which has been adopted at multiple institutions across the world.
Dr. Menon is a recipient of several awards such as the Gold Cystoscope award of the American Urological Association; the Dr. B.C. Roy Award from the President of India, which is the highest award given by the Government of India for achievements in medical science; the Hugh Hampton Young Award; the Keyes Medal, recognized as the greatest individual citation awarded by the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons; and the St. Paul’s Medal from the British Association of Urological Surgeons. He has been a visiting professor at more than 50 institutions across the globe, where he has trained hundreds of surgeons.