Dr. Shumyle Alam, MD

Dr. Shumyle Alam, MD

Pediatric Urology  ·  
Male  ·  
45 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Shumyle Alam, MD is a pediatric urology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 19 years. He specializes in pediatric urology.Read his story

Columbia University Medical Center Pediatrics

3959 Broadway

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • HealthFirst
  • MagnaCare
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • POMCO Group

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Top Care Areas

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Neurogenic Bladder
very high
more than 91% of peers
more than 6% of peers

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Dr. Alam's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Alam "Shumyle Alam, MD, a specialist in pediatric pelvic and urogenital reconstruction, offers expertise in the management and treatment of complex urologic conditions that restore form and function, improving the quality of life for children. He has earned national and international recognition for the medical and surgical management of Anorectal malformations, neurogenic bladder, posterior urethral valves,disorders of sexual development, complex and re-operative hypospadias, and end-stage renal disease. He specializes in the management of Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract(CAKUT). Dr. Alam earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine. He went on to complete a residency in urology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, followed by a pediatric urology fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Medical Center. Following fellowship training, he was an Assistant Professor of the Division of Pediatric Urology and Director of the Urogenital Center at Cincinnati Children's Medical Center before joining New York-Presbyterian/Columbia in 2014 where he became the Director of Pediatric Urologic Reconstruction."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Alam "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

1  Specialties

  • Pediatric Urology

2  Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*
  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

14  Conditions Treated

  • Ambiguous Genitalia
  • Anorectal Malformations
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureteropelvic Junction
  • Hydrocele
  • Hypospadias
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Testicular Torsion
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Ureterocele, Congenital
  • Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux

11  Procedures

  • Bladder Surgery
  • Cystometry
  • Excision of Testicular Lesion
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Hypospadias Repair
  • Incomplete Circumcision Repair
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pediatric Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urologic Reconstruction

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Cincinnati Childrens Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Alam has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Alam's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alam to family and friends
31 total reviews (15 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

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Dr. Alam's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (15)

My husband and I Met Dr.Alam shortly after my daughter was born. He was instrumental in saving her life. I wish I would have know about him during my pregnancy it would have saved my family a very traumatizing birth experience. Dr Alam is great at what he does. He has excellent bedside manner....more
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Our son has seen Dr. Alam since birth and there is no chance we will ever switch. Dr. Alam's care of our son has made his life so much better. Dr. Alam doesnt hold anything back and thats one thing I love about him. He is a great advocate for "his" kids and I feel like he truly cares for my son. My...more
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We love Dr. Alam! He is the most caring, gentle, thoughtful, doctor that we have delt with. He saved our 11yr old daughters life. Before we came to Dr. Alam, she was very sick. Dr. Alam was very through with us, he was very honest with us, and my daughters surgical outcome was nothing but a...more
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Wonderful doctor. Always puts the patients need as an individual first. My daughter has seen many doctors for her special needs and I have been her advocate with every one, With Dr. Alam I can rest easier because with him she has 2 tough advocates, him as well as me. He's kind and engaging with my...more
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Dr. Alam saved our daughter's life. He treats each patient like it would be his own child. You can't ask for a more dedicated surgeon and comprehensive care physician. He is elite in everything he does, and we travel over 1200 miles to be seen and treated by him. For his expertise.
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