Nikhil Waingankar
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Nikhil Waingankar, MD


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Nikhil Waingankar, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Urologic Oncology in the Department of Urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and an Attending Physician in the Department of Urology at Mount Sinai Queens. He specializes in urologic oncology and his expertise includes open, laparoscopic, endoscopic, and robotic surgical techniques. His clinical focus includes treating patients with cancers of the prostate, bladder, kidney, and testis. He also cares for patients with benign urologic conditions such as benign prostatic hyperplasia, kidney stones, and urinary tract infections.

Dr. Waingankar received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. After finishing his internship in general surgery at Johns Hopkins, he completed a residency in urology at North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health System where he received academic awards and served as Chief Resident. He subsequently completed a fellowship in urologic oncology at the esteemed Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. During the fellowship, Dr. Waingankar completed advanced urologic surgery training and conducted research in health services, which encompassed the intersection of clinical medicine with the economic, political, and public health aspects of care delivery. Specifically, he studied the roles that surgical volume, regionalization of care, and treatment delays play on outcomes for patients who undergo radical surgery for bladder cancer. In addition, he participated in the Masters of Science Program in Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, in which he examined physician practice patterns and adherence to guideline-based care for radical cystectomy, along with the impact this has on disparity in access to care and survival outcomes.

Dr. Waingankar provides caring and customized treatment to patients with a range of urologic cancers. He offers patients the latest advances in surgical treatment and works closely with his colleagues in medical oncology, radiation oncology, family practice, and internal medicine to provide an integrated approach to patient care with the goal of optimizing outcomes and patient experience. He finds the positive impact he has on his patients’ lives very rewarding. In addition to his clinical interests, Dr. Waingankar is involved in research at the Institute for Healthcare Delivery Science within the Mount Sinai Department of Population Health Science and Policy. His research team aims to examine the impacts of care intensity and variations in practice patterns on patient outcomes both at the national level and within the Mount Sinai Health System. He has authored several publications and book chapters and has given numerous presentations at national meetings. He is a member of the American Urological Association and the Society of Urologic Oncology.

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Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital