New York Urological Associates, PC is very pleased to announce that Ciara Marley, MD will be joining the practice effective November 1, 2013.
Dr. Marley is a medical school graduate of the State University of New York in Brooklyn. She holds a Masters Degree in Medical Science from Boston University following her undergraduate degree cum laude at the State University of New York-Albany. Dr. Marley completed three years of general surgery postgraduate training at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Lenox Hill Hospital. She then completed her Urology Residency at Lenox Hill Hospital with rotations to Memorial Sloan-Kettering, the New York Presbyterian Hospital and Westchester Medical Center. She is a recent graduate of the Voiding Dysfunction and Endourology Fellowship Program at the New York Hospital Columbia University Medical Center. Her primary interests include voiding dysfunction (urinary control issues) and endourology.
What follows are excerpts from a recent interview with Dr. Marley:
- What made you decide to pursue medicine/urology as a career?
- I chose to enter the field of urology because I was interested in a surgical field that also encompassed the medical aspects of being a physician. I sought a specialty that allowed me to develop long-standing relationships with my patients and to be able to treat a variety of conditions, both medically and surgically.
- What is your main interest within your specialty and why?
- My clinical interest is treating male and female incontinence, voiding dysfunction and vaginal prolapse.
- What do you like most about your profession?
- The most rewarding part aspect is the ability to significantly improve a patient’s quality of life.
- What is your greatest accomplishment in your career ?
- I just completed a fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center in my area of sub- specialty. This represents the culmination of my training which has been very rewarding.
- What can patients expect from you as their doctor?
- I pride myself on listening carefully to the details of a patient’s particular problem, empathizing with what they are going through and together developing a treatment strategy that will improve their overall quality of life.
- What professional conferences have you attended in the past 2 years or planning to attend in the future? What lectures or professional presentations have you given in the past 2 years?
- In the last two years I have presented at both the American Urological Association annual meeting as well as the annual meeting of the Society for Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction. In addition, I recently attended the AUA Female Urology/Female Sexual Dysfunction Conference. Last year I gave lectures to the urology residents at Columbia University Medical Center on lower urinary tract dysfunction, neuromuscular voiding dysfunction and female sexual dysfunction. I also recently co-authored a chapter on minimally invasive treatments for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.
- What do you like to do when you’re not in office working? (Hobbies, etc)
- I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children, traveling, cooking and running.
- “How do you feel about joining New York Urological & what do you feel your biggest contribution will be?”
- I am thrilled to be joining NY Urological Associates and am excited to put my specialized training to use. I plan to offer transvaginal as well as minimally invasive transabdominal approaches to vaginal vault prolapse. As a woman, I believe I offer a unique opportunity to discuss and treat sensitive issues with female patients.