Title: Urologist, Educator
Company: New York Health Center for Urology
Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Iván Colón, MD, Urologist and Educator at the New York Health Center for Urology, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in urology.
Dr. Colón is a board-certified urologist and assistant professor at the State University of New York Downstate Medical School. An expert in laparoscopy, da Vinci robotic surgery, and minimally-invasive urology, Dr. Colón celebrates over 20 years of both research and clinical excellence. He began his education at the University of Wisconsin, considering degrees in chemical or biomedical engineering after completing his undergraduate study before deciding to study medicine. Dr. Colón was awarded his Doctor of Medicine in 1994 at the University of Wisconsin Medical School and was named Chief Resident in urology at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center following an internship at Loyola Medical Center. As a part of his commitment to continuing education, Dr. Colón has completed an additional fellowship in laparoscopy and minimally-invasive urological surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
In 2002, Dr. Colón was made an assistant professor at the State University of New York Downstate Medical School, where he has become a key member of the surgical and urological faculty. In 2005, he became the University’s Service Chief, and in 2007, Dr. Colón was named Vice Chairman of the State University of New York Downstate Medical School. He has continued to excel at each of these educational and administrative roles while continuing to take on further responsibilities and accepted the role of Chief of the school’s Robotics Section the same year.
Dr. Colón’s medical and academic excellence has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades throughout his career. He was named Teacher of the Year by the State University of New York Class of 2005 Graduating Chief Residents, and has been presented with a Patients’ Choice Award and inducted into the New York Methodist Hospital Hall of Fame. In addition, he has been included in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors twice and was the recipient of the Pfizer Scholars in Urology Award. Dr. Colón considers becoming a doctor to have been among his greatest accomplishments and considers it essential to move on and continue to grow rather than dwelling on past victories. He has contributed to numerous peer-reviewed articles and papers in professional journals and is a member of the American Urological Association and remains active in the State University of New York Downstate Residents and Fellows Alumni Society.
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