Dr. Sam Chawla may use a robot for surgical precision, but he is very much a human when it comes to working with patients, offering them tremendous compassion and care along with his expertise in Urology. The Philadephia, PA, native also can communicate with several populations, as he is fluent in both Hindi and Spanish, along with English. When Dr. Chawla and his wife are not busy with their three young and active children, Dr. Sam Chawla enjoys cooking, running, golf and travel.
Education and Training
Dr. Chawla is board certified in Urology, and has earned Diplomate status within the American Board of Urology. He received his medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. He holds a bachelor's degree in the Biological Basis of Behavior from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.
He completed his residency at Temple University and his fellowship in Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, where he received specialized training in da Vinci robot-assisted radical prostatectomy and robotic pyeloplasty. His training also includes pure laparoscopic nephrectomy, nephroureterectomy, partial nephrectomy, and donor nephrectomy. He has extensive experience with endoscopic management of upper tract transitional cell carcinoma, advanced ureteroscopy, and percutaneous nephrostolithotomy.
While at Temple University, Dr. Chawla received the Department of Urology Award, and went on to be honored with the Pfizer Scholar in Urology Award in 2004. He also received the Sigma Xi Research Society Award for Neurophysiology research entitled "LTP of Inhibitory Circuits in Heliosoma Trivolvis." He is member of the American Medical Association, the American Urological Association, the Endourological Society and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.
He has published articles in numerous journals including the Canadian Journal of Urology, theJournal of Endourology, Contemporary Urology, and European Urology, many of which focused on the topic of renal cancer.
Urology Surgeons Offer Advanced Care, Technology in Raleigh, NC
At WakeMed Physician Practices - Urology, our practice provides comprehensive urology care for adults, including advanced technologies such as laser stone and prostate surgeries, laparoscopic and robotic assisted surgery, and prosthetic implants.
We also treat and manage kidney stones, simple and complex urinary tract infections, infertility and erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, and all urologic cancers. Pediatric care includes kidney stones, undescended testis care, circumcision, nocturnal enuresis, hydrocele repair, and management of infections with or without bladder dysfunction.
When it comes to technology, WakeMed Physician Practices - Urology is on the cutting edge. We proudly use the latest in surgical equipment-namely, the da Vinci® Surgical System, which enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.