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The faculty of the Department of Urology offer expertise in the diagnosis and management of common and complex urologic disease and enthusiastically supports resident and medical student education.  The involvement of our faculty in laboratory, translational, and clinical investigation means that we can offer our patients the latest in personalized treatment approaches.


Contact the Academic Faculty of the Department of Urology:

Department of Urology
UMass Chan Medical School
UMass Memorial Healthcare and Hospitals
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, Massachusetts 01655
(508) 334-8765


Full-time UMass Employed Department of Urology Faculty


Mitchell H. Sokoloff, MD, MBA, FACS


Professor and Chair of Urology
Specialization: Surgical Urologic Oncology
 
Medical School:  Stanford University School of Medicine
Residency:  Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship:  University of Virgina Medical Center - Urology Oncology
 
Fun Fact:  One of the first Robotic Surgeons in the United States
 
 
 

 

 

Ashley Alford, MD


Assistant Professor of Urology
Specialization: Reconstructive Urology and Gender Affirming Surgery
 
Medical School:  Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency:  University of Minnesota Medical School 
Fellowship:  NYU Grossman School of Medicine - NYU Langone Health - Reconstructive Surgery 
 
Fun Fact: Enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs. 
 
 

 

 

Paula Bellin, MD


Associate Professor of Urology
Chief Wellness Officer 
Specialization: Voiding Dysfunction
 
Medical School:  Boston University School of Medicine
Residency:  UMass Chan Medical School
Fellowship:  Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - FPMRS
 
Fun Fact:  First female resident to graduate from the UMass Urology program.
 
 
 

 

 

Jennifer Davila-Aponte, MD, PhD


Assistant Professor of Urology
Specialization: General Urology
 
Medical School:  University of Virginia School of Medicine
Residency:  University of Virginia School of Medicine
 
Fun Fact:  Best OR Playlist
 
 

 

Jennifer Fantasia, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology 
Specialization:  General Urology 
 
Medical School:  UMass Chan Medical School
Residency:  Brown University - Rhode Island Hospital
 
Fun Fact:  Participates in dog obedience competitions.
 

 

 
 

 

Joseph McQuaid, MD, MPH


Assistant Professor of Urology
Associate Chief Medical Officer 
Specialization: Pediatric Urology
 
Medical School:  Harvard Medical School 
Residency:  Massachusetts General Hospital 
Fellowship:  Boston Children's Hospital - Pediatric Urology 
 
Fun Fact:  Enjoys rowing on the Charles River in his free time. 
 
 
 
 
 

Igor Sorokin, MD


Assistant Professor of Urology
Specialization: Stones, Endourology, Minimally Invasive Surgery
 
Medical School:  Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency:  Albany Medical Center
Fellowship:  University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Endourology 
 
Fun Fact:  Once auditioned for Sesame Street
 
 
 
 
 

Kevan Sternberg, MD

 
Assistant Professor of Urology 
Specialization:  Endourology 
 
Medical School:  Jacobs School of Medicine - University at Buffalo
Residency:  University at Buffalo - SUNY Jacobs School of Medicine
Fellowship:  UPMC - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Endourology 
 
Fun Fact:  Dr. Sternberg is from Queens, NY and is a huge Buffalo Bills fan.
 
 
 
 

 

Jennifer Yates, MD


Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Academic Affairs
Residency Program Director
Specialization: Urologic Oncology and Minimally-invasive Surgery
 
Medical School:  St. Louis University
Residency:  Brown University - Rhode Island Hospital
Fellowship:  Hackensack University - Minimally Invasive Surgery 
 
Fun Fact:  Has lived in 10 different states.
 
 
 
 
 
 


Affiliated Full-time UMass Employed Faculty:

Jeremy Aidlen, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics and Urology
Specialization: Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)
Adolescent Obesity, Neonatal Surgery, 
Colorectal Surgery, Pediatric Surgery and Trauma Surgery
Patient Information at UMassMemorial.org
Research and Publications
 
 
 
 
 
Jesse Aronowitz, MD

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology 
and Urology
Specialization: Urologic Radiation Oncology
Patient Information at UMassMemorial.org
Research and Publications
 
Michael Flynn, MD

Associate Professor of Gynecology/Obstetrics 
and Urology
Specialization: Voiding Dysfunction
Patient Information at UMassMemorial.org
Research and Publications

 Affiliate Practitioners:

Jennifer McKenzie, NP - General Urology Kristen Sullivan, CPNP - Pediatric Urology
Nicole Ekstrom, NP - Pediatric Urology  Nicole Gilson, NP - General Urology
Elanor Mahoney, PA-C - General Urology  Erkia Murphy, NP - General Urology 
Katrina Mamaty, NP - General Urology  Bridget Kelley, NP - General Urology 
Ron Grasso, NP - General Urology   
NEAUA 2023

UMass Urology representing at NEAUA 2023

SAU Winter Meeting 2023

Dr. Sokoloff - SAU 2023 Chair

Dr. Yates - SAU 2023 Speaker