Dr. Richard N. Schlussel is currently a faculty member of the Department of Urology at The New York-Presbyterian Komansky Center for Children’s Health of the Cornell Medical Center and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. After getting his degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he completed his residency in Urology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Dr. Schlussel did his fellowship training in Pediatric Urology at Harvard’s Boston Children’s Hospital. He returned to Mount Sinai as the Chief of Pediatric Urology and was Associate Director of Pediatric Urology at the Children’s Hospital of New York.
Dr. Schlussel has done research in fetal kidney development as well as with biotechnology companies to search for novel tissue replacements. His clinical areas of expertise are all areas of Pediatric Urology including the management of urinary tract anomalies diagnosed in pregnancy; genital surgery (including hypospadias and epispadias); and urinary tract reconstruction (including ureteral reimplantation, cystoscopic correction of reflux, bladder reconstruction etc.). Dr. Schlussel has significant expertise in pediatric robotic surgery of the kidney and ureter and is one of the most experienced pediatric robotic surgeons in the tri-state area. He has been recognized for years in Castle Connelly’s “Top Doctors” and The New York Times’ “Super Doctors”.
Dr. Schlussel has worked with the international organization Healing The Children and has been the Trip Chief for surgical missions to the Dominican Republic, Kenya, Ghana and Armenia. He has lectured at many hospitals and national forums on Pediatric Urology and has authored multiple articles and textbook chapters. He is an editorial reviewer for leading medical journals such as Journal of Urology and Urology.