Dipen J.


Dipen J. Parekh,

Dr. Dipen J. Parekh is the Chairman of the Urology Department, Director of Robotic Surgery and the Victor A. Politano Endowed Chair Professor of Urology at the University of Miami Hospital.  Dr. Parekh received his undergraduate education from Mumbai, India and his M.D. degree from Poona University. He then pursued a residency in General Surgery and Urology from Mumbai University, India. He was awarded the Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship that enabled him to pursue further training in the United States. After a Residency in Urology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, he completed a fellowship in Urologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  Dr. Parekh has published several scientific papers, abstracts and book chapters in Urology. He serves as the Assistant Editor for the Journal of Urology, the pre eminent journal in the field. 

Florida’s only university-owned and operated teaching hospital, University of Miami Hospital is supported by the research at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.   Parekh is credited with helping UMH become the first academic medical center in the world to use the da Vinci Xi surgical robot, Intuitive Surgical's newest innovation.  The Vattikuti Foundation partnership involves data collection and study to further the Foundation's Quality Care Initiative.



Clinical Areas

Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery

Prostate cancer, Kidney cancer, Bladder Cancer, Testes Cancer

Under Robotic Surgery

Robotic Prostatectomy

Robotic Partial Nephrectomy

Robotic Cystectomy with Urinary Diversion

Laparoscopic Nephrectomy and RPLND.



Chairman of the Urology Department



Director of Robotic Surgery and the Victor A. Politano Endowed Chair Professor of Urology

MBBS (MD Equivalent)

University of Poona
Trinity University
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Urologic Oncology Fellowship
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

From the Miami University website:
Dipen J. Parekh, M.D., the Miller School’s new chair of urology, was named the holder of the Dr. Victor Politano Endowed Chair in Clinical Urology, which was bestowed in a gracious October 16 ceremony that honored the accomplishments of the founding chair of the Department of Urology and launched a new tradition.

Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., announced in the Miami home of Politano’s widow, Aida, that the endowed chair established to honor her husband in 1982 will now be reserved for the Chair of Urology.

“As endowed chairs are crucial to attracting and retaining world-class faculty, I am delighted to announce that President Shalala has declared that from now on the Politano Chair will be bestowed upon the Chairman or Chairwoman of the Department of Urology,” the Dean said, adding how pleased he was to present the chair to someone of Parekh’s caliber and accomplishments.

“Dr. Parekh is among the world’s foremost robotic surgeons for urologic oncology and is an expert in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of all urologic malignancies,” the Dean said. “He is indeed a renaissance man who excels as a caring physician, stellar surgeon, revolutionary scientist and peer-reviewed author … and is the principal investigator of the only National Cancer Institute-sponsored clinical trial comparing the traditional open and robotic surgery approaches for any organ site.”

Accepting the honor, Parekh thanked his family, including his wife Amruta and sons Sachin and Rahul, and his mentors, colleagues, and patients who have helped him in his career. He vowed to remain committed to his mission “to influence through service,” and to his motto: “You treat all patients as you would your family.”

American Board of Urology