Oussama Darwish MD

Oussama Darwish

Oussama Darwish

Clinical Associate Professor of Urology

Department of Urology

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Specialty/Research Focus

Community Health Research; Health Disparities Research; Medical Education Research; Urology

Contact Information
Veteran‘s Administration Western NY Healthcare System
3495 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14215
Phone: 716-862-7958

Education and Training:

  • Certificate, University at Buffalo Jacobs Educator Excellence Program (JEEP), University at Buffalo (2019)
  • Fellowship, Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery, Saint Louis University (2015)
  • Fellowship, Urologic Oncology, UT Southwestern Medical Center (2013)
  • Fellowship, Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University (2011)
  • Residency, Urology, American University of Beirut (2010)
  • MD, Medicine, American University of Beirut (2004)
  • BS, Biology, American University of Beirut (1999)


  • Clinical Associate Professor, Urology, University at Buffalo (2023-present)
  • Staff Physician (Urologist), VA Western NY Healthcare System (2016-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Urology, University at Buffalo SUNY Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2016–2023)
  • Staff Physisian (Urologist), Mercy Health (2015–2016)

Awards and Honors:

  • Faculty Teaching Award (2020)
  • Leading Physician of the World (2016)
  • ASCO Conquer Cancer Foundation Merit Award (2013)

Journal Articles:

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Professional Memberships:

  • Northeastern Section of the AUA (2016–present)
  • The International Association of Healthcare Professionals (2016–present)
  • North Central Section-AUA (2015–present)
  • American Medical Association (2015–present)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (2014–present)
  • Society of Urologic Oncology (2013–present)
  • American Urological Association (2012–present)
  • Lebanese Medical Association (2010–present)
  • Lebanese Society of Urology (2010–present)


  • "Urology Updates: Kidney mass and Hematuria" Department of Family Medicine Grand Round. University at Buffalo. (2022)

Service Activities:

  • Established a Urology clinic at the Rochester VA to encourage veterans in Rochester area to pursue care without having to drive to Buffalo; Urologist in Outreach Clinic (2021–2023)
  • First Year UB Medical Students Urology Interest Group Discussion; Invited Faculty (2021–present)
  • Resident Research Oversight Committee member: evaluate, assist, guide residents as they work on research projects; Resident Research Oversight Committee member (2021–present)
  • For UB and non-UB medical students; Faculty virtual didactic lectures (2020–present)
  • Poster session moderator for northeastern section of the American Urological Association; Poster session moderator (2019)
  • Support Buffalo VA veterans by providing education about prostate cancer; Prostate Cancer Support Group “Us TOO”, Buffalo VA (2019–present)
  • Review residents’ evaluations and discuss their progress in the semi-annual meeting; Member, Clinical Competency Committee (2018–present)
  • Annual meeting to Review Urology Program and assist with Curriculum management; Urology Residency Program Evaluation Committee (PEC) member (2018–present)
  • UB Urology Residency applicants' interviews (2017–present)
  • Faculty Development Annual Meeting; Participant (2017–present)
  • Second year UB Medical Students Urology Didactic & Physical Exam Teaching; Teaching faculty (2017–present)
  • UB Family Medicine Residency Urology Rotation at Buffalo VA; Faculty Supervision/Teaching (2016–present)
  • UB Medical Students Urology Rotation at the VA (SUR 800); Faculty Supervision/Teaching: clinical, didactic and moderating presentations (2016–present)
  • UB Urology Residency Program: Oversee, supervise and teach urology residents during their VA rotation; VA Site Co-Director, UB Urology Residency Program (2016–present)
  • Review articles in urologic oncology, robotic surgery and stones for Endourology Journal; Manuscript reviewer (2014–present)

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Contact Information

Veteran‘s Administration Western NY Healthcare System
3495 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14215
Phone: 716-862-7958