Joph Steckel, MD, Vice Chair
Joph Steckel, MD, Vice Chairman of Urology at North Shore University Hospital, graduated Harvard University in 1982 and received his medical degree at Cornell University Medical College in 1986. He completed his general surgery internship and his urology residency in 1992 at New York Hospital, under the direction of E. Darracott Vaughan, MD. His post residency training in urologic oncology was continued at the University of California at Los Angeles as a Ferdinand C. Valentine scholar. From UCLA, he joined the voluntary faculty at North Shore University Hospital with Robert S. Waldbaum, MD and served as the Director of Urologic Oncology. He is also the urology residency director at North Shore for the Cornell Urology Residency Program.
Dr. Steckel’s primary urologic oncology interests include the diagnosis and treatment of malignancies of the prostate, bladder, kidney, ureter, testis, adrenal, and penis. To date, he has performed over 1,500 radical prostatectomies. He has been instrumental in developing the continent diversion procedures for bladder cancer so patients can be offered a superior quality of life by having a “neobladder”, thus obviating the need for an external stomal device. Also, his interest in renal conservation surgery has allowed for the preservation of the normal kidney while the cancerous tumor is safely and completely removed.
Dr. Steckel has been asked to assume the role of Vice Chairman of Urology at North Shore University Hospital. He has been on the board of the New York State Society of Urology. He has also served as the District 1 representative to the New York Section of the American Urologic Association (AUA). He completed a two year term as the New York Section representative to the Young Leaders in Urology, a select group of national urologists serving the AUA, as well as the New York Section representative to the socioeconomic committee. He is a member of AOA, the national medical honor society.
In 2006, Dr. Steckel was honored by the Long Island chapter of the American Cancer Society and received their Physician of Distinction award. He has authored numerous chapters, articles, and abstracts in the urology literature and is often asked to lecture on urologic malignancies.
He is married, has four children, and is an avid runner and swimmer and accomplished classical trombonist.