Richard P. Santarosa

Richard P. Santarosa, MD

Chief of the Division of Urology at Stamford Hospital and FACS



Medical School

University of Rochester School of Medicine


Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center


Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Board Certifications

  • Urology - American Board of Urology


More about Richard P. Santarosa, MD


Dr. Richard Santarosa is a board-certified urologist. He’s been providing expert urologic care in the Stamford community since 1996. Dr. Santarosa earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, NY. He then completed his internship, residencies and fellowship at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, NY.

Dr. Santarosa has been awarded several honors and accolades noting his professional distinction, and is consistently listed in:

  •  Connecticut Magazine’s: Top Docs
  • New York Magazine’s: Best Doctors

Special Interests


Published Work

Te, AE, Santarosa, RP, and Kaplan, SA. Electrovaporization of the Prostate: ?Electrosurgical modification of standard transurethral resection in 93 patients with benign hyperplasia. Journal of Endourology. 11:71-5, 1997.

Kaplan, SA., Ikeguchi, EF., Santarosa, RP, D'Alisera, PM, Hendricks, J, Te, AE and Miller, MI. Etiology of voiding dysfunction in men less than 50 years of age. Urology. 47:836-9. 1996.

Kaplan, SA., Santarosa, RP and Te, AE. Comparison of fascial and vaginal wall slings in the management of intrinsic sphincter deficiency. Urology. 4T:885-9, 1996.

McKiernan, JM, Kaplan, SA, Santarosa, RP, Te, AE and Sawczuk, IS. Transurethral electrovaporization of bladder cancer. Urology, 48:207-10. 1996.

Kaplan, SA, Santarosa, RP and Te, AE: Transurethral electrovaporization of the prostate: one-year experience. Urology. 48:876-81, 1996.

Koo, HP, Santarosa, RP, Buttyan, R, Shabsigh, R, Olsson, CA and Kaplan, S. Early molecular changes associated with Streptozotocin-induced diabetic bladder hypertrophy in the rat. Urology Research, 32:107, 1994.

Te, A, Santarosa, RP, Koo, HP, Buttyan, R, Greene, LA, Kaplan, SA, Olsson, CA and Shabsigh, R. Neurotrophic factors in the rat penis. Journal of Urology, 152:2167,1994.

Santarosa, RP, Colombel, MC, Kaplan, SA, Monson, F, Levin RM and Buttyan, R: Hypelplasia and Apoptosis. Opposing cellular processes that regulate the response of the rabbit bladder to transient outlet obstruction. Lab Invest. 70:503,1994.

Santarosa, RP and Blaivas, JG. Periurethral injection of autologous fat for treatment of sphincteric incontinence. Journal of  Urology. 151:607, 1994.

lzzo, L and Santarosa, RP. Increased Plasma Norepinephrine and Sympathetic Nervous System Activity in Essential Hypertensive and Uremic Humans: Effects of clonidine. Journal Cardiovascular Pharmacology. 10:5225, 1987.

Case Reports

Santarosa, RP, Hensle, TW and Shabsigh. R. Percutaneous transvesical ureteroscopy for removal of distal ureteral stone after reimplanted ureter. Urology, 42:313, 1993.

Review, Chapters

Santarosa, RP, Te, AE and Kaplan, SA. Transurethral Resection of the Prostate. In: Operative Urology, Eds: Krane, RJ, Fitzpatrick, J and Siroky, MB

Kaplan, SA and Santarosa, RP: Prostate and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. In. Hospital Physician's Urology Board Review Manual. Ed. Moss, E, Tumer White Communications, Wayne, PA, 4: 1-29,1996.

Santarosa, RP and Kaplan, SA. Modified Vaginal Wall Sling for Repair of Vaginal Prolapse. In: Current Surgical Techniques in Urology, Ed. Olsson, CA, DellaCorte Publications, New York, Vol.9, Issue 3, 1-8, 1996.

Santarosa, RP, Te, AE and Kaplan, SA. Minimally Invasive Procedures for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. In: Mediguide to Urology. Ed: Carson, CC, (Vol G Issue 1), 1996.


American Urological Association, New England Section

Fairfield County Medical Society

Connecticut State Medical Society

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Academic Appointment

Clinical Instructor in Surgery, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center



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