Louis R. Kavoussi, MD, is Chairman of Urology for Northwell Health and Waldbaum-Gardner Distinguished Professor of Urology at the newly established Zucker School of Medicine. He heads the Arthur Smith Institute for Urology, which is dedicated to the treatment of urological disease through innovative surgical procedures, diagnostics and medical care.
Dr. Kavoussi is a world-renowned surgeon recognized for his expertise in minimally invasive approaches. He has pioneered several new operative techniques, including the laparoscopic nephrectomy for kidney cancer and kidney donation. He was also part of the team that performed the first laparoscopic prostate removal for cancer.
Dr. Kavoussi completed his undergraduate degree at Columbia University and medical degree at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He obtained his urologic training at Washington University of St. Louis and directly following residency was named chief of urology at the Jewish Hospital of St. Louis. In 1991, he was appointed assistant professor at Harvard School of Medicine and director of endourology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In 1993, he joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he was vice chairman of urology and Patrick C. Walsh Distinguished Professor.
In 2006, he joined Northwell Health as the chairman of urology. He is also a professor of urologic surgery at the Zucker School of Medicine.
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Field of study: Medicine
SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY
Columbia University, NY, NY
Degree: BA, magna cum laude
Field of study: Chemistry