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Elias Hyams, MD

Board Certifications: 
Urology
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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Urology

Education & Training

  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Residency: New York University Langone Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Brady Urological Institute

About Elias Hyams

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Dr. Elias Hyams, Associate Professor of Urology at CUIMC, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of various urological cancers, male voiding dysfunction, and urinary tract obstruction. His clinical focus is in “risk-based” screening for prostate cancer, state-of-the-art diagnosis techniques such as image-guided biopsy, and minimally invasive surgery for prostate cancer. Dr. Hyams performs a high volume of robotic prostatectomies, a minimally invasive procedure to reduce morbidity and hasten recovery following prostate cancer treatment. Dr. Hyams also treats a range of benign and malignant urological conditions with endoscopic, laparoscopic and robotic procedures.

Dr. Hyams received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, then completed a urology residency at New York University-Langone Medical Center in New York, NY. He pursued a fellowship in minimally invasive urological surgery at the Brady Institute of Urology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, then worked at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH for five years prior to joining the faculty at Columbia.

Dr. Hyams’ goal is to understand men’s preferences for screening and treatment of prostate cancer, and incorporate diverse types of testing (e.g. blood and urine biomarkers, prostate imaging, genetic testing) to determine the need for further care. He has contributed to the development of multiple “decision-aids” to improve screening and treatment decisions, and brings this expertise to the clinic. This experience is critical to ensure men understand trade-offs and risks associated with prostate cancer detection and treatment, and make decisions that are best for them. Dr. Hyams works closely with other cancer providers at CUMC, such as medical and radiation oncologists, in multi-disciplinary treatment of prostate cancer, as well as urology colleagues to optimize sexual and urinary function after treatment.

Dr. Hyams is co-director of the Genito-urinary Disease Management Team (DMT) at New York Presbyterian-Lawrence Hospital, working to develop clinical and educational programs to prevent and more effectively treat urological cancers. He was named a Westchester County Doctor of Distinction by Westfair Communications in 2018.

Dr. Hyams is an active researcher in prostate cancer epidemiology, shared decision-making, and quality improvement in urology. He has an extensive record of publications in peer-reviewed journals, has written numerous scientific reviews and book chapters, and has lectured and presented his research both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Hyams provides mentorship and research opportunities for medical students and residents at Columbia with the goal of training the next generation of providers to deliver high quality, evidence-based and compassionate care.

Academic Titles

  • Associate Professor of Urology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • MVP Health Care-HMO/EPO (Westchester Only)
  • MVP Health Care-PPO (Westchester Only)

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs Plan

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Contact & Locations

1
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, New York 10032
Primary
2
1 Pondfield Road
Suite 301-B
Bronxville, New York 10708
3
19 Bradhurst Avenue
Hawthorne, New York 10532