Dr. Shalhav named chief of urology at University of Chicago

May 21, 2007

Arieh Shalhav, MD, has been named permanent section chief for urology at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Shalhav, who has served as interim urology section chief for the department of surgery since last July, is a recognized authority on minimally invasive urologic surgery, and is director of the university?s minimally invasive urology program and fellowship.

Arieh Shalhav, MD, has been named permanent section chief for urology at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Shalhav, who has served as interim urology section chief for the department of surgery since last July, is a recognized authority on minimally invasive urologic surgery, and is director of the university's minimally invasive urology program and fellowship.

Dr. Shalhav has championed minimally invasive surgery at the University of Chicago in his tenure as a professor of surgery. It was his work that has led to approximately 95% of both partial and radical nephrectomies being performed laparoscopically at the hospital, and for the team to have performed 1,150 robotic prostatectomies.

Dr. Shalhav graduated from the Hadassah School of Medicine of Hebrew University in Jerusalem, did his urology residency training at the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, and did a fellowship in laparoscopy and endourology at Washington University in St. Louis. He joined the University of Chicago as an associate professor of surgery in 2002, and became a full professor in 2006.