Pasquale Casale, MD
One of the foremost authorities on pediatric minimally invasive surgeries, Pasquale Casale, MD, has been appointed chief of pediatric urology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and professor of urology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Casale specializes in pediatric genitourinary reconstructive surgery and minimally invasive surgery, with an emphasis on laparoscopy, robotic surgery and stone disease. He has developed a number of minimally invasive techniques for pediatric patients, including robot-assisted and endoscopic procedures. While researching kidney stone disease in children, Casale found that some children's kidneys behave differently from each another. The right kidney will have elevated levels of calcium, while the left kidney remains normal. This finding is changing kidney stone disease treatment.
"I want to redirect the pediatric urology program," says Casale. "I look forward to working with my colleagues at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital as we develop new treatments for children that are effective and safe, with a shorter recovery time."
"Over the past decade, there has been a push for growth in technology and treatment methods for children," says Dr. Mitchell Benson, chairman of urology. "Dr. Casale is a leader in this specialized field and will help us continue to pioneer procedures and provide the very best care for children."
Previously, Casale was the director of minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery, as well as co-director of the surgical simulation and training lab, at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He frequently serves as a lecturer and visiting professor, both nationally and internationally, on advanced laparoscopy and reconstruction, as well as on endourology and robotic surgery for children.
Also joining the pediatric urology department is Sarah Lambert, MD, attending physician at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and assistant professor of urology at P&S. Lambert received her medical degree from P&S. Previously, Lambert was an attending physician in the urology department for The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.