Physicians

Our highly-trained team of renowned physicians and clinicians blend aspects of all urologic sub-specialties to provide our patients with a comprehensive continuum of quality care.

Meet Our Doctors

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Scott L. Baranoff, MD, FACS, Diplomate American Board of Urology
Dr. Baranoff received his Bachelor of Arts degree in natural science at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland, from which he graduated with honors. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine in Illinois, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and graduated with academic honors. He completed his surgical internship at Saint Joseph Hospital in Houston Texas, and his urologic residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He was certified by the American Board of Urology in 1987, recertified in 1996, and again in 2006. He became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 1988.

Dr. Baranoff is Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery (Urology) at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Previously he was Chief of Surgery and Urology at Desert Springs Hospital and is past president of the Las Vegas Urological Society.

Dr. Baranoff's special interests include nonsurgical treatment for; incontinence, impotence treatment, urological cancer prevention & treatment and treatment of kidney stones. Dr. Baranoff maintains memberships in both regional and national medical societies including the American Urological Association, American Association of Clinical Urologists, Clark County Medical Society, Nevada State Medical Association and Las Vegas Southwest Rotary.




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Joseph V. Candela, MD, MPH, Diplomate American Board of Urology
Dr. Candela is originally from Chicago. He attended the University of Notre Dame, from where he received a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Latin American studies, graduating with honors. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and concurrently completed a Masters Degree in Public Health with an emphasis on Nutrition. He completed his urologic residency at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Los Angeles. He enjoys a broad practice in all aspects of urologic disease with a focus on female urology and oncology.

Dr. Candela has lived in the Las Vegas area for over ten years with his wife and four children. He has a wide variety of personal interests which include swimming with the Las Vegas Masters Swim Club, playing tennis, and participating in triathlons.

Dr. Candela is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology and holds a Masters of Public Health.




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Vijay Goli, MD, FACS, Diplomate American Board of Urology
Dr. Goli was born in India and raised in Hazard, Kentucky. He attended Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Louisville. He has special interests in minimally invasive procedures such as laparoscopy, stone disease, prostate disease, and urological malignancies, as well as all other aspects of Urology. He is Associate Clinical Professor of UNLV School of Medicine and Surgery. He has served as Secretary and Treasurer of Spring Valley Hospital for over five years, is Chief of Urology at Summerlin Hospital and is the on the Physicians Advisory Board for many healthcare companies.

Dr. Goli has lived in Las Vegas since the summer of 2000, with his wife, dog and cat. He enjoys running and racing cars in his spare time.

Dr. Goli is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.




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Dr. Grigoriev is originally from St. Petersburg, Russia. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and University of Missouri School of Medicine. He completed a Urology Residency at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and a fellowship in Female Urology and Reconstructive Surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston. He enjoys a broad urologic practice.

For the last 12 years he has specialized in Urogynecology in the Las Vegas area. He has led the way in the usage of prolapse repair systems, always remaining on the cutting edge of the newest advancements in female urology.

Dr. Grigoriev is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.




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Andrew H. Hwang, MD, FAA, FACS, Diplomate American Board of Urology - http://www.lasvegaspediatricurology.com
Originally hailing from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Dr. Hwang has lived in the Southwestern United States area for over twenty years. He attended the University of California, Berkeley from where he received a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Molecular Cell Biology, graduating with Distinction. He graduated from the University of Califnoria, Irvine School of Medicine, earned the Merck Manual Award, and admitted to Alph Omega Alpha medical honor society in the same year. He completed his urologic residency at the Department of Urology, in the Keck School of Medicine (and affiliated hospitals). He enjoys a broad practice in all aspects of urologic disease with a focus on pediatric urology.

Voted one of the Top Docs in Las Vegas for Urology by Las Vegas Life Magazine in 2011, 2012, & 2013, Dr. Hwang maintains memberships within the Western Section of the American Urological Association, and the North American Taiwanese Medical Association. Additionaly, Dr. Hwang is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Hwang is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology.

Dr. Hwang is fluent in Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese.




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Now serving Mohave County, Dr. Michael Kaplan is a Board Certified Urologist with a subspecialty in Urological Oncology. Dr. Kaplan completed his Fellowship in Urologic Oncology at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated magna cum laude from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and obtained a degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Kaplan completed his internship and residency at Letterman Army Medical Center Presidio of San Francisco, California.

Dr. Kaplan treats adult and pediatric urology patients. As a specialist in urologic oncology he is a supporter of prostate cancer screenings and is the founder of the Local Chapter of “US TOO”, a prostate cancer support group.  His area of expertise also includes treatments for male impotence, urinary incontinence and testicular biopsies.




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Steven B. Kurtz, MD, Diplomate American Board of Urology
Dr. Kurtz was born in New York City. He grew up in Los Angeles, California, and graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Doctor of Medicine at University of California San Diego (UCSD) and completed his urology training and residency at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Dr. Kurtz has lived in Las Vegas since 1996. He enjoys scuba diving, reading, and is an avid private pilot. Dr. Kurtz is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology.





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R. David Larsen, MD, FACS, Diplomate American Board of Urology
Dr. Larsen received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology, graduating magna cum laude. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He served his surgical and urological residencies at the University of Utah finishing as Chief Resident. He was certified by the American Board of Urology in 1987 and recertified in 1997.

A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Larsen also maintains membership in national and regional medical societies including the American Urological Association, American Association of Clinical Urologists, American Lithotripsy Society, Nevada State Medical Association, Clark County Medical Society and Las Vegas Urological Society. He has served as President of Utah Urological Society, Las Vegas Urological Society and as Chairman of the Urology Division in Holy Cross Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah and Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas.

Dr. Larsen has been published in medical journals, conducted clinical research, made numerous presentations to professional organizations, and has served on the clinical faculty of University of Utah School of Medicine in the Departments of Surgery and Family Medicine.

Dr. Larsen's special interests include pediatric urology, urologic oncology, minimally invasive treatments for prostatic enlargement, stone disease and incontinence. He is fluent in Spanish.




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O. Alex Lesani, MD, Diplomate of the American Board of Urology - www.drlesani.com
Dr. Lesani received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry from University of North Texas in 1996. He attended University of Texas Health Science Center and obtained his Doctor of Medicine in 2000. His surgical internship and urology residency were completed at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Early in his residency training he developed an interest in minimally invasive treatment of urologic disease. To further pursue this interest, Dr. Lesani completed a fellowship at Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. During his fellowship he completed training on laparoscopy and robotic urologic surgery as well as endoscopic laser treatment of urinary stones and benign prostate disease. He then joined Las Vegas Urology in September of 2007.

Dr. Lesani has been published in multiple academic journals and has authored multiple book chapters including in Mastery of Surgery. His work has been presented at national and international urology conferences. He has served as an instructor of Urology at Northwestern University and as a Manuscript Reviewer for the Journal of Urology.

Dr. Lesani practices general urology with an emphasis on modern minimally invasive treatment approaches, including laparoscopic surgery for renal cancers, laparoscopic reconstruction of the urinary tract and robotic surgery for prostate and renal cancers. Dr. Lesani is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology.




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Lawrence H. Newman, MD, Diplomate of the American Board of Urology - http://www.newmanurology.com
Dr. Newman received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York with Phi Beta Kappa honors. He received his Doctor of Medicine from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He completed his surgical internship and his urologic residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He was certified by the American Board of Urology in 1994 and most recently recertified in 2013.

Dr. Newman is a Member of the Medical Executive Committee at Spring Valley Hospital and was the Chief of Surgery at Lancaster Community Hospital in California for 10 years. He practices general urology with a focus on benign prostate disease, prostate cancer, stone disease, as well as treatment for erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, and infertility.

Dr. Newman and his wife have three children and they have lived in Las Vegas since 2007. He is an avid squash player and enjoys movies.

Dr. Newman is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology.


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Dr. Steinkohl attended University at Buffalo, S.U.N.Y., where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degrees in biology as well as psychology. He then continued his education at Roswell Park Memorial Institute and later received his Doctor of Medicine from Albany Medical College. Dr. Steinkohl continued his training as a resident in urology at Albany Medical Center Hospital and was Chief Resident during his last year there. After serving his residency, Dr. Steinkohl worked as a fellow in urodynamics, female urology, incontinence and prosthetics at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center.

Dr. Steinkohl is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.




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William R. Wise, MD, FACS, Diplomate of the American Board of Urology

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Dr. Wise earned his Doctor of Medicine at Creighton University in Nebraska. He completed his internship, surgical residency and urology residency at the University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Wise is a member of the American Medical Association, Clark County Medical Society, Las Vegas Urologic Society and American Urological Association Western Section. He is past president of the Las Vegas Urologic Society and was Chief of Urology at Sunrise Hospital.
Dr. Wise is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.




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Jeffrey M. Zapinsky, MD, FACS, Diplomate of the American Board of Urology

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Dr. Zapinsky graduated from a 6-year Bachelor of Science - Doctor of Medicine program at City University of New York. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Stonybrook University, State University of New York at age 23. Dr. Zapinsky has been practicing adult and pediatric urology in Las Vegas since 1987. His special interests include urologic oncology, impotence, noninvasive treatment of stone disease, incontinence treatment, and vasectomy reversal.

Dr. Zapinsky is a member of American Board of Urology since 1989 as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has been a member of the Clark County Medical Society, American Society of Clinical Urologists and American Medical Association.

Dr. Zapinsky grew up in New York City and trained at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan for his urology residency. Dr. Zapinsky has been married to Desiree, a retired medical surgery Registered Nurse. Together they have raised three children in Las Vegas.


                              Radiation Oncology

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Vincenzo De Masi, MD
Vincenzo De Masi, M.D. is a board certified Radiation Oncologist. He received his medical degree from the Universita' degli Studi di Firence, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in Florence, Italy. He completed his residency in Radiaiton Oncology at University of Chicago, Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology. In 1987, after completing his training, he relocated to Salisbury on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where he served as Assistant Chief in the Division of Radiation Oncolog at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. In 1994, to demonstrate his commitment to cancer care in the community, he founded the Atlantic Cancer Center in Berlin, Maryland, to provide the surrounding community with high quality and comprehensive cancer treatment.

Dr. De Masi always had a strong academic interest and in 2004 he returned at University of Chigaco as Associate Clinical Professor and Medical Director and Chief of Services in the Department of Radiation Oncology at University of Illinois, Chicago where he was involved in residents and medical students teaching, extensive clinical activities and numerous radiation therapy research projects.

Dr. De Masi has extensive experience in all aspects of Radiation Therapy including IMRT, IGRT, and Stereotactic Radiosurgery. He has been personally involved in radiation treatment of more than 10,000 patients. He is the author of several publications and he has a special interest and expertise in breast, prostate, lung, lymphomas, CNS and gynecological malignancies. He was the recipient of the 2009 Terra del Sole Award from the Universita Del Salento Italy, for his achievements in Medicine.

He has been personally involved in local support groups including the Worchester and Wicomico County American Cancer Society, "Man to Man", the Wellness Center and the local Breast Cancer Support group. He is a member of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Brachytherapy Society.




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Ramez Farah, MD
Dr. Ramez Farah is board certified in Radiation Oncology. He completed his residency at The University of Chicago in 1987 where he also served as Chief Resident under the chairmanship of Dr. Ralph Weichselbaum. He received special training with world renowned Radiation Oncologists (Professor Bernard Pierquin, Professor Brigit Van Derwerf Messing, and Professor Sam Hellman). He served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago for five years during which he was active in clinical research, teaching, and published a number of articles. Dr. Farah has established successful clinical programs with permanent seed brachytherapy and high-dose rate (HDR), and has acquired extensive experience with Image Guided/Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IGRT/IMRT). He served as a Chair in a prostate support group and lectured the public on the benefit of cancer prevention and early detection.

Other languages spoken: French and Arabic.