Jonathan Vapnek, MD
Professor of Urology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Dr. Jonathan Vapnek is Clinical Associate Professor of Urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. After completing his Urology residency in his hometown at the University of California, San Francisco, he did a fellowship in Neuro-Urology, Urodynamics and Reconstructive Urology at the University of California, Davis.
After moving to New York City in 1993, he started a collaboration between the urology and spinal cord injury services at both Mt. Sinai and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center – strong relationships that persist to the present day. In fact, the residents in both the Department of Urology and the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation gain unparalleled experience and expertise in neurogenic bladder management during their interactions together on the Spinal Cord Injury Service.
While Dr. Vapnek’s practice includes all of the urological disorders found in most urology practices, his recognized areas of expertise are urinary incontinence, neuro-urology, urodynamics and female urology. A large number of his patients have problems with urinary incontinence or bladder control problems from neurological disorders including spinal cord injury. In addition, spinal cord injured patients have found Dr. Vapnek a caring physician who can also effectively counsel and treat their issues with sexuality and intimacy.
Dr. Vapnek is Board-Certified and has practiced in New York since 1993. In all but two years since 1998, New York magazine has named Dr. Vapnek one of New York’s Best Urologists.
Dr. Vapnek is a member of many professional societies and has served on many committees. He is currently a member of the American Urological Association, the New York Section of the AUA, the American Paraplegia Society, the American Spinal Injury Association, the Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology, and the New York Academy of Medicine. He is also called upon frequently as a peer reviewer for academic literature in the areas of Spinal Cord Research, Neuro-urology, and Urinary Incontinence.
He has published extensively in the urological literature, having authored or co-authored more than 35 papers, and having made over 50 academic presentations at local, national and international meetings.