Dinesh Singh, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology; Director, Laparoscopy & Endourology

Departments & Organizations

Cancer Center, Yale: Prostate and Urologic Cancers Program

Office of Student Research

Urology: Endourology and Stone Disease | General Adult Urology | General Urology | Robotic Surgery and Laparoscopy

Yale Medical Group

Biography

Dinesh Singh, M.D., Assistant Professor of Urology and Director of Laparoscopy and Endourology, earned his medical degree from Columbia University and completed his residency in general surgery at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and his residency in urology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Singh is Board Certified in Urology and completed fellowship training in laparoscopy and minimally invasive surgery. He specializes in treating patients with prostate cancer, adrenal gland tumors, ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction, testes cancer, and kidney stone disease.

Dr. Singh is committed to helping patients with urologic conditions experience faster post-surgical recovery time, shorter hospital stays, and minimal scarring from incisions. He has extensive surgical expertise in advanced minimally invasive procedures, including laparoscopic partial and full nephrectomy, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic pyeloplasty, laparoscopic cryoablation of kidney tumors, laparoscopic retroperitoneal, robotic-assisted pyeloplasty, robotic-assisted prostatectomy, robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy, and minimally invasive approaches to kidney stone surgery. He has performed over 1,700 minimally invasive procedures for urologic conditions, and he continually trains in the most advanced surgical techniques.

Working collaboratively with other top cancer-care specialists from Yale and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, Dr. Singh is a member of the tumor board that meets weekly to discuss new and complex cases.

His research interests include minimally invasive surgery, urologic oncology, and kidney stone disease. His current research is focused on active surveillance protocol in kidney cancer, the reduction of radiation exposure for patients with kidney stones, and finding the predictors for patients who have kidney stones versus another diagnosis.

Education & Training

MD Columbia University (1997)
BS University of California, San Diego (1993)
Clinical Fellow Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Research Fellow Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
Resident Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Resident Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Summer Research Fellow Society for Pediatric Research, University of California, San Francisco, San Fransisco, CA
Intern Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Summer Research Fellow Harvard University, Boston, MA
Research Assistant Amylin Pharmaceutical, La Jolla, CA
Board Certification AB of Urology (2006)

Honors & Recognition

  • 1st place prize for Best Video at American Urological Association 2005: Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy Using Intraoperative Transrectal UltrasonograpyAmerican Urological Association (2005)

  • Pfizer Urology ScholarBrigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA (2002)

  • 1st place prize at Society for Urologic OncologyBrigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA (2001)

  • Gerald Murphy/Praecis Pharmaceutical Urology Scholar Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA (2001)

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Rudin Scholar Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY (1993), (1997)

  • Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Dean’s ScholarUniversity of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA (1989), (1993)

Professional Service

  • Clerkship Director Urology Medical Students (2005 - 2015)

  • Admissions Committee for Yale University School of Medicine (2006 - 2015)

  • Course Director Yale University Physician Association School - Urology Section (2005 - 2015)

  • Committee on Admissions for the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (1998 - 1999)

  • Resident Representative Massachusetts Medical Society on Insurance (2001 - 2003)

  • Member American Urological Association (1997 - 2015)

  • Member Massachusetts Medical Society (2000 - 2015)

  • Reviewer "Journal of Urology" (2004 - 2015)

  • Reviewer "Urology" (2005 - 2015)

  • Reviewer "British Journal of Urology" (2007 - 2015)

  • Editor Urology Section for "E-Medicine" (2007 - 2015)

International Activity

  • Invited Faculty, Clinical Guidelines for Prostate Cancer at Orlando AUA Sectional meeting United States (2011 - 2011)

  • Moderator, 3rd Annual John R. Murren Oncology Symposium: Advances in Genitourinary Cancer Treatment: "Treatment of Localized Prostate Cancer." Las Vegas, NV, United States (2009 - 2009)

  • Panelist, 3rd Annual John R. Murren Oncology Symposium: Advances in Genitourinary Cancer Treatment: "Kidney Cancer." Las Vegas, CT, United States (2009 - 2009)

  • Invited Faculty, 3rd Annual John R. Murren Oncology Association Symposium: Advances in Genitourinary Cancer Treatment Las Vegas, NV, United States (2009 - 2009)

  • Speaker, 3rd Annual John R. Murren Oncology Symposium: Advances in Genitourinary Cancer Treatment: "Update on Recurrent Bladder Cancer." Las Vegas, NV, United States (2009 - 2009)

  • Yale University School of Medicine, 2nd Annual Prostate and Urologic Oncology Symposium: "Options of Management for Small Renal Masses." New Haven, CT, United States (2008 - 2008)

  • Invited Faculty, New York American Urological Association Sectional Meeting New Delhi, India (2006 - 2006)

  • Yale University School of Medicine, 1st Annual Prostate and Urologic Oncology Symposium: "Minimal Invasive Surgery for Local Renal Cell Carcinoma." New Haven, CT, United States (2006 - 2006)

  • World Congress of Endourology: "Laparoscopy for Benign GU Diseases." Cleveland, OH, United States (2006 - 2006)

  • Invited Faculty, World Congress of Endourology and Laparoscopy Cleveland, OH, United States (2006 - 2006)

  • Bridgeport Hospital Surgical Grand Rounds: "Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy: State-of-the-Art Surgical Treatment for Prostate Cancer." Bridgeport, CT, United States (2006 - 2006)

  • Invited Faculty, World Congress of Endourology and Laparoscopy Amsterdam, Netherlands (2005 - 2005)

  • Yale University Department of Surgery Grand Rounds: Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy New Haven, CT, United States (2005 - 2005)

  • Plenary Session, World Congress of Endourology: "What do to with small renal lesions: The Argument for Cryoablation." Mumbai, India (2004 - 2004)

  • Invited Faculty, World Congress of Endourology Mumbai, India (2004 - 2004)

  • Invited Faculty, World Congress of Endourology Course in Advanced Laparoscopy Mumbai, India (2004 - 2004)

  • Invited Faculty, National Urology Resident Preceptorship Cleveland Cleveland, OH, United States (2004 - 2004)

  • Invited Faculty, National Urology Resident Preceptorship Cleveland Cleveland, OH, United States (2003 - 2003)

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Dinesh Singh, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Prostate & Urologic Cancers ProgramSmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale - New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste 4th Floor Multispecialty Care Center

New Haven, CT 06511
Yale Urology1291 Boston Post Road, Ste Suite 205
Madison, CT 06443
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Newington
555 Willard Avenue

Newington, CT 06111
Mailing Address
PO Box 208058
New Haven, CT 06520-8058

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