Meet Our Doctors
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
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
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.
Vijay Goli, MD, FACS, Diplomate American Board of Urology
Victor E. Grigoriev, MD, FACS
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.
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.
Andrew H. Hwang, MD, FAA, FACS, Diplomate American Board of Urology - http://www.lasvegaspediatricurology.com
Michael S. Kaplan, MD, Diplomate American Board of Urology
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lawrence H. Newman, MD, Diplomate of the American Board of Urology - http://www.newmanurology.com
William B. Steinkohl, MD, FACS, Diplomate of the American Board of Urology
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.
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.
William R. Wise, MD, FACS, Diplomate of the American Board of Urology
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.
Jeffrey M. Zapinsky, MD, FACS, Diplomate of the American Board of Urology
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.
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.
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.