Ellen Shapiro, MD

  • Specialties: Pediatric Urology, Urology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 646-825-6326

About Me

Conditions and Treatments

hydronephrosis, neurogenic bladder, posterior urethral valve, kidney stones, gallstone disease, vaginal abnormalities, vesicoureteral reflux, difficulty urinating, hernia, testicular cancer, varicocele, hypospadias, undescended testicle, urinary tract infection
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  • Professor, Department of Urology
  • Director, Pediatric Urology
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Urology (Pediatric Urology), 2008
  • American Board of Urology - Urology, 1988
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Pediatric Urology, 1987
  • Residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Urology, 1986
  • Fellowship, National Cancer Institute, Surgery Oncology, 1982
  • Residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital, General Surgery, 1980
  • MD from University Of Nebraska, 1978

Locations and Appointments

49 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Affinity
  • Affinity Exchange- Essential
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP Medicare
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Healthfirst
  • Healthfirst Essential
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hotel Trades
  • Humana Medicare
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthcare Core and Charter
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • WellCare Child Health
  • WellCare Family Health
  • WellCare Medicaid
  • WellCare Medicare
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.
NYU Urology Associates

150 East 32nd Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016

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My Research

The ability to prevent and effectively treat benign and malignant diseases of the prostate requires defining specific factors that initiate, promote, and maintain prostatic growth. Our laborartory has been focusing on the regulation of prostatic growth and characterizing it in the human fetus. The development of the human fetal prostate is an androgen-dependent event possibly mediated by growth factor that are elaborated by the prostatic mesenchyme. Our current projects include investigation the biology of prostatic growth regulation at the molecular, cellular, and organ level to demonstrate that: 1) the proliferative activity of the human prostate is intense during fetal development; 2) the fetal prostate is primarily mesenchyme and the mesenchyme induces glandular formation; 3) fetal proliferation of the human prostate is characterized by temporal and cellular compartmental expression of growth factors and their receptors; and 4) steriod hormone receptors are expressed by the mesenchyme during fetal development of the prostate.

Using double immunoenzymatic staining and color-assisted computer image analysis, techniques we develooped, we examine fetal prostates histologically to determine the cellular composition. We than examine the macroscopoic interactions between the mesenchyme and epithelium using three-dimensional reconstruction to investigate: the interrelationships between prostatic growth, cellular proliferative activity, cellular composition, the expression of growth factors, and steriod receptors implications related to the regulation of prostatic growth and, ultimately, the regulation of prostatic diseases.


  • Best of the 2015 AUA Annual Meeting: Highlights From the 2015 American Urological Association Annual Meeting, May 15-19, 2015, New Orleans, LA

    Nickel, J Curtis; Gorin, Michael A; Partin, Alan W; Assimos, Dean; Brawer, Michael; Nicolai, Heinz; Chancellor, Michael B; Goggins, Aine; Loeb, Stacy; Shapiro, Ellen
    Reviews in urology. 2015 . 17 (3): 179-189

  • Best of the 2014 Pediatric Urology Fall Congress: Highlights From the 2014 Pediatric Urology Fall Congress, October 24-26, 2014, Miami, FL

    Shapiro, Ellen
    Reviews in urology. 2015 . 17 (1): 35-37

  • Best of the 2014 AUA Annual Meeting: Highlights From the 2014 American Urological Association Annual Meeting, May 16-21, 2014, Orlando, FL

    Kern, Adam J M; Partin, Alan W; Shapiro, Ellen
    Reviews in urology. 2014 . 16 (3): 139-144

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