Surgical, endoscopic, and medical advancements in the practice of Urology have become increasingly nuanced and as a result, niche subspecialty teams are often necessary for patient care. Multidisciplinary teams with niche clinical services offer benefits for complex patients.
Syncoro Health orchestrates connections between physicians. Connecting general urologists with niche tertiary care urologists helps in 3 ways:
- Community urologists offload complex patients beyond their scope of practice
- Tertiary care urologists grow their referral base and catchment area
- Access for urologic care improves in the community, and complex patient outcomes are optimized
Kevan Stenberg, MD
Kevan Stenberg, MD
Dr. Sternberg is a board-certified Urologist and Endourologist, serving as Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts/Chan Medical School Department of Urology. He was previously at the University of Vermont Medical Center from 2012- 2022. He completed his undergraduate education at Emory University and received his medical degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. He remained in Buffalo for Urology residency from 2004-2009 and then went on to complete a fellowship in robotics and endourology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Dr. Sternberg focuses clinically on endourology and kidney stone management and prevention. This involves the surgical management of nephrolithiasis (ureteroscopy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy) as well as focused metabolic testing and counselling on kidney stone prevention. He has developed and lead multidisciplinary kidney stone prevention clinics incorporating expert nephrologists and dieticians. His practice also includes the management of a variety of general urologic conditions including Benign prostatic hypertrophy. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Sternberg is actively involved in clinical research, quality improvement, and residency education. His focus is on endourologic clinical outcomes, metabolic stone disease, renal colic and kidney stone imaging, and strategies to decrease opioid prescribing. He mentors residents and medical students with their research and QI interests. At the national level, he is a member of the AUA Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee (QIPS), and was elected to the 2021 AUA leadership class and the Research on Calculus Kinetics Society (ROCK). He has served as a lecturer for the AUA Life Long Learning board review course and a member of the American Urological Association and the New England Section of the AUA. In addition, he is a peer reviewer for a number of journals and currently serves as an associate editor for the Urology Gold Journal.
Outside of work, Dr. Sternberg enjoys spending time with his wife Heather who is a pediatrician at the University of Vermont, his two boys Jacob (16) and Sam (10) and his golden retriever Skye. When not running around taking his boys to their various sporting events, he enjoys the great outdoors with family and friends. In the winter, you will find him skiing in the mountains trying to keep up with the entire family.