Robert S. Waldbaum, M.D., is Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Urology at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset and current Vice President of the North Shore-LIJ Health System for Physician Relations. Dr. Waldbaum is Professor of Urology at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ Medical School.

Dr. Waldbaum attended Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and went on to become a Battalion Surgeon with the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. He did his surgical residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Hospital and his Urology Residency at New York Cornell and has spent almost 40 years in the practice of urological surgery.

Dr. Waldbaum was the Founding Partner and President of a single specialty group of 10 Urologists, Urology Associates from 1970-2007.

Dr. Waldbaum was the Founding Chairman of the Department of Urology at North Shore University Hospital and served as the Director of Urology for 30 years. He was Chairman of the Medical Board and was a trustee of the North Shore-LIJ Health System.

Dr. Waldbaum was also the chairman of the Urology section of the Academy of Medicine of New York and President of the New York Section of the American Urological Association. He was on the Board of Directors of The American Urological Association and was its National Historian.

Dr. Waldbaum was the Vice President of the Urology Division of the Kidney & Urological Foundation of America, 2000 Present

Dr. Waldbaum serves on the Board of Directors of the New York section of the AUA, 2014 as its Historian

Dr. Waldbaum is the recipient of numerous national and local awards:National Kidney Foundation Award in recognition of excellence in research, teaching, patient care and outstanding leadership in Urology, 1998

Russell W. Lavengood Distinguished Service Award, NY Section of AUA, 2001

Cancer Care Flame of Hope Award, 2002

Distinguished Service Award from the Board of Directors of the AUA

William P. Didusch Art and History Award of the American Urological Association, 2008

Lifetime Achievement Award, North Shore University Hospital, 2008 and 2014, for his contributions over the years and for his local and national leadership for the benefit of his patients, his fellow physicians, and the hospital community

Cornell Brady Urology Department Award of Distinction, 2009

North Shore University Hospital Lifetime Achievement Award 2014

UJA Doctor of Distinction Award, 2014

American Cancer Society Doctor of Distinction, 2014

Robert Waldbaum and Robert Gardner Professorship in Urology; May 2009 North Shore-LIJ Health System, Hofstra University, and his patients honored Dr. Waldbaum by endowing this Chair in his name

The Annual Robert S. Waldbaum Rounds in the Department of Radiation Medicine

The Robert S. Waldbaum Center at the Smith Institute of Urology

Dr. Waldbaum s major interest is in the treatment of General Urology of benign and malignant diseases of the prostate.



  • Board certifications

    • Urology - American Board of Urology

  • Administrative titles

    • VP Physician Relations,

    • Chairman Emeritus of Urology, North Shore University Hospital

  • Academic titles

    • Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Chief resident

    • New York Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center

  • Medical school

    • Columbia Univ College of Physicians and Surgeons

  • Residencies

    • Columbia Presbyterian

    • New York Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center

  • Internships

    • Washington University Affiliated Hospit

  • Affiliations

    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

    • North Shore University Hospital

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