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Jay Simhan, MD, FACS
Role: Fellowship Director
Primary Site: Einstein Medical Center
Secondary Site: Fox Chase Cancer Center
Specialty: Urologic Trauma, Male Reconstruction and Urologic Prosthetics
Bio:
Dr. Jay Simhan is Vice-Chairman of the Department of Urology and Director of Urologic Trauma, Reconstruction and Prosthetics for the Einstein Healthcare Network. As a board-certified academic urologist, he also serves as an Associate Professor of Urology at the Fox Chase Cancer Center and Residency Director of the Einstein Urology Residency Program. 

Dr. Simhan graduated summa cum laude with highest honors and a BS degree in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After also obtaining his medical degree at UNC-Chapel Hill, he subsequently completed General Surgery and Urology residency training at Temple University Hospital and the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He then completed additional fellowship training in Urologic Trauma, Reconstruction, and Prosthetics at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Simhan has also completed additional executive leadership training at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an active and contributing member of the American Urologic Association, American College of Surgeons, Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons, Société Internationale d'Urologie, Society of Urologic Prosthetic Surgeons, and the Sexual Medicine Society of North America.  

Dr. Simhan’s clinical practice is dedicated to urethral stricture disease, open and robotic urinary tract reconstruction, penile implant surgery, male anti-incontinence surgery, revision male prosthetic surgery, Peyronie’s disease, and complications from urologic cancer treatment.

Dr. Simhan has lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of topics in urologic reconstruction, trauma, and prosthetics and is an invited national proctor for resident training programs in prosthetic urology. He has published chapters in many leading urologic textbooks, including the definitive chapter on lower urinary tract trauma in the gold standard textbook, Campbell-Walsh-Wein Urology. Dr. Simhan has additionally co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications, abstracts, and book chapters in leading peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Urology, Urology, European Urology, and the British Journal of Urology International.


Joshua Cohn, MD
Role: Fellowship Faculty
Primary Site: Einstein Medical Center
Secondary Site: Fox Chase Cancer Center
Specialty: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstruction; Neuro-Urology
Bio:     
Dr. Joshua Cohn is an Assistant Professor of Urology at the Einstein Healthcare Network/Moss Rehabilitation Institute and Fox Chase Cancer Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Urology.

Dr. Cohn graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA degree in Economics. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan where he graduated with distinction in research. He completed internship in General Surgery and residency in Urology at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois and fellowship training in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a member of the American Urologic Association and the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction.

Dr. Cohn's clinical practice is dedicated to the management of complex male and female voiding dysfunction, female urethral reconstruction, pelvic organ prolapse, and neurogenic bladder. He lectures locally and nationally on neurogenic bladder and has co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, review articles, and abstracts. He has been recognized within his institution with Physician Excellence and Outstanding Educator of the Year Awards.


Michelle DeLeon, MD, FACS
Role: Fellowship Faculty
Primary Site: Einstein Medical Center
Specialty: Colorectal Surgery
Bio:
Dr. Michelle DeLeon is a board-certified colorectal surgeon at Einstein Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. She earned a bachelor of science degree in Neuroscience at Brown University and went on to complete her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. She finished her general surgery residency training at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and her colorectal surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. DeLeon is trained in advanced surgical techniques including robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS). She treats a wide variety of colorectal diseases including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and anorectal conditions.

She is double board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. She is an active member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the Association for Surgical Education and the Association of Women Surgeons. She has numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters investigating inflammatory bowel disease, complicated diverticulitis and surgical education.


Sameer Patel, MD, FACS
Role: Fellowship Faculty
Primary Site: Fox Chase Cancer Center
Secondary Site: Einstein Medical Center
Specialty: Plastics Reconstruction and Microvascular Surgery
Bio:
After graduating Valedictorian from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NY with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Biology, I matriculated to the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey where I obtained my MD degree.  I completed both a general surgery and plastic surgery residency at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY before pursuing a microsurgery fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.  
After completing my training, I joined the faculty in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA where I currently practice.  During this time, I have played an active role in developing both the clinical and academic arms of the division.  I currently serve as the Program Directory for the Plastic Surgery residency at Temple University Hospital, as well as the Division Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at both Temple University Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center. 

During this time, I have been instrumental in starting and maintaining a highly competitive microsurgery fellowship.  I also serve as the only reconstructive surgeon on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Breast Panel, during which time I have updated and maintained national guidelines for breast reconstruction within the multidisciplinary care of the breast cancer patient.  Additionally, I served as the President of the local chapter of the American College of Surgeons (Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter of the American College of Surgeons).

My clinical practice consists of complex reconstruction for patients undergoing surgery for a wide range of cancers. This includes head and neck, extremity, breast, skin, gynecologic, urologic, abdominal wall, gastrointestinal, and other cancers.  My research interests include outcomes research related to reconstruction in these various areas, and I have authored papers on breast reconstruction in the inflammatory breast cancer patient, use of virtual surgical planning in head and neck reconstruction, outcomes related to autologous tissue reconstruction of the breast, models describing the flow dynamics of the DIEP flap, as well as numerous other peer-reviewed papers. I have also contributed to several textbooks and have served as a coeditor of a textbook on cosmetic breast surgery.


Alexander Kutikov, MD, FACS
Role: Fellowship Faculty; Chief of Urologic Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Primary Site: Fox Chase Cancer Center
Specialty: Urologic Oncology
Bio:
Dr. Kutikov is a board-certified, academic urologic surgical oncologist who treats tumors of the adrenal, kidney, prostate, bladder, ureter, testis, and other genitourinary organs using minimally-invasive (robotic/laparoscopic, trans/retroperitoneal) and traditional surgical techniques.

Dr. Kutikov has authored over 230 peer-reviewed publications. He has published chapters in leading urologic textbooks, including a chapter in Campbell-Walsh Urology and Gray's Anatomy. His current research interests include objectification of surgical reporting, risk-stratification of surgical outcomes, and quantification of competing risks.

He has held leadership positions both in the American College of Surgeons, American Urological Association, and the Society of Urologic Oncology. Dr. Kutikov has significant interests in harnessing web and mobile technology to improve patient engagement and quality of care. Dr. Kutikov has been a part of several information technology start-ups and has served as the Associate Editor of Digital Media for European Urology, the field of Urology's leading academic publication. 
 
Dr. Kutikov graduated Summa Cum Laude from Emory University with a B.S.in Chemistry where he attended on a full merit-based scholarship. During the junior year, he was selected as the sole student to represent Emory at Oxford University, England. Following undergraduate studies, he received an M.D. from Harvard Medical School's Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program in 2003. He completed Urologic residency training at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 and finished a 2-year Society of Urologic Oncology fellowship at the Fox Chase Cancer Center.

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