Northwell Health appoints regional director of urology

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Northwell Health appoints regional director of urology
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Dr. Jay T. Bishoff has been named director of urology for Northwell Health’s Central Region, with oversight of urology sites in Nassau County and parts of eastern Queens. He also is a professor of urology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. His appointment is effective August 2, 2021.

Based at Northwell’s The Smith Institute of Urology, with affiliations at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Bishoff treats urological cancer patients using the latest, least invasive robotic and laparoscopic techniques available.

He is an expert in developing programs for quality improvement to increase better health outcomes. His areas of research and interest include cancer of the prostate, kidney, adrenal gland and testis.

“We are very fortunate to have recruited Dr. Bishoff to help lead our prostate cancer efforts in the central region,” said Dr. Louis Kavoussi, chair of urology for Northwell Health.

“He has an outstanding international reputation and his technical skills are unparalleled. His addition to our faculty will allow Northwell to offer an unrivaled program for patients diagnosed with prostate cancer.”

Bishoff is an innovator in his field with more than 30 years of urological surgery experience, a sought-after course instructor, lecturer and researcher.

He was a United States Air Force surgeon, where he served from 1998 to 2006, including during Operation Iraqi Freedom. There he treated patients at Balad, Iraq, then the busiest trauma hospital in the world.

Bishoff went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel from 2006 to 2011.

Prior to joining Northwell, Bishoff was director of Intermountain Urological Institute at Intermountain Health Care in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he also held other clinical leadership positions over a 15-year span.

Bishoff earned his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md; and completed his residency in urology at the Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, and fellowship in endourology at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Md.

Bishoff is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons; American Urology Association; Western Section AUA; Endourology Society; and Society of Government Service Urologists. He also is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including, Outstanding Faculty Award for Air Force Faculty, Air Force Commendation Medal Meritorious Service and medalist, Smithsonian Computer World Permanent Collection International Telesurgery.

Bishoff is the author or co-author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and surgical textbooks focusing on topics such as laparoscopic and robotic surgery, adrenal imaging, minimally invasive urology, diagnostic imaging, laparoscopic kidney surgery, among others.

He is also the author of “Boots of War: Unforgettable Experiences from a Front Line Surgeon During Operation Iraqi Freedom.”

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