Urology Awards and Accreditations

New York Magazine's Best Doctors 2018


Hackensack University Medical Center’s Department of Urology’s Harry Koo, Gregory Lavallo, Eric Margolis, Ravi Munver and Michael Stifelman were named New York Magazine’s Top Doctors for 2018. Out of 35 doctors acknowledged in this category, the top 6 doctors were from New Jersey and 5 of the 6 were from Hackensack University Medical Center.

U.S. News & World Report


Hackensack University Medical Center’s nationally recognized high performing urologists, many with advanced fellowship training, specialize in a range of urologic disciplines including urologic oncology, infertility, stone disease, sexual dysfunction, female urology and pediatric urology. Each urologists collaborate with physicians throughout our world class medical center and partner with Magnet® recognized nurses to provide patients with the most advanced and compassionate care. As pioneers in the use of robotic –assisted surgery to treat prostate cancer over a decade ago, surgeons throughout the world visit us to learn the latest robotic surgical advances and procedures developed by our urologic team.

Castle Connolly's Top Doctors


HackensackUniversity Medical Center’s Department of Urology physicians have been included in regional and national top doctors lists for 2016, including Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors. The doctors who achieved this distinction were selected after peer nomination, extensive research, and careful review and screening by a doctor-directed research team. Hackensack University Medical Center’s Urologists have also been recognized by:

  • America’s Top Physicians, Consumer Research Council
  • New York Magazine’s Top Doctors
  • Top Cancer Doctors
  • Patient’s Choice Award
  • New Jersey Monthly’s Top Doctors
  • Inside Jersey Magazine Top Doctors

Kidney Cancer

Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval


Hackensack University Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for Kidney Cancer by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes Hackensack University Medical Center’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s rigorous standards.

Prostate Cancer

Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval


Hackensack University Medical Center’s John Theurer Cancer Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for Prostate Cancer by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes Hackensack University Medical Center’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s rigorous standards.

Hackensack University Medical Center was also the 1st hospital in New Jersey to be certified by The Joint Commission for Prostate Cancer (Certified in 2014 and re-certified in 2016.)

Magnet® Designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center


Hackensack University Medical Center has received its fifth Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center—making the medical center just one of two hospitals in the entire nation to achieve this feat. After a rigorous three-day site visit by the Magnet Appraisal Team, Hackensack University Medical Center was re-designated as a Magnet hospital for its 20th consecutive year.