Physician Profile

Nicholas T. Karanikolas, MD
Director of Robotic Surgery & Urologic Oncology

Dr. Nicholas Karanikolas joined the Staten Island University Hospital staff in May of 2007. Board certified, he is the director of Urologic Oncology at the Nalitt Cancer Center and Director of Robotic Surgery. He is an Attending Surgeon at the Brooklyn Veterans Administration Hospital and Assistant Professor in Urology in SUNY Downstate.

Dr. Karanikolas received his Bachelors Degree in 1992 from New York University; he received his Medical Degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 1998. He completed two years of surgical training followed by four years of Urologic Surgical training at SUNY Downstate. Upon completing his residency he commenced a two-and-a-half year fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

He has co-authored several articles and textbook chapters and presented his work at many national and international meetings.

He has diverse interests including bladder, kidney, prostate and testicular cancer. 

For information or referrals, please call (718) 226-6031.