Mount Sinai Health System Launches First-Ever Mobile Prostate Cancer Screening Unit in New York

Newswise — Enabled Friday, April 1 at 1 p.m. the Milton and Caroll Petrie Department of Urology at Mount Sinai will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Wagner Houses’ Community Plaza Ground, 451 East 120th Street, to celebrate the launch of the Mount Sinai Mobile Prostate Cancer Screening Unit Robert F.Smith. The Community Wellness Initiative, launched in partnership with the Mount Sinai Health System, was created to support prostate health in the black community. Philanthropist Robert F. Smith, philanthropist and artist Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, comedian Chris Tucker, Dr. Ash Tewari, System Chair, Department of Urology of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and other leaders of Mount Sinai will be present.

Made possible by a gift from Robert F. Smith, Founder, President and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, the mobile unit brings state-of-the-art imaging equipment and specialized personnel directly to the communities that need it most. , offering screenings and tests, including:

  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Test
  • Digital Rectal Examination (DRE)
  • ExactVu Microultrasound System
  • EchoWe Bladder Scanner
  • Genomic testing

The initiative is led by Dr. Ash Tewari, System Director, Department of Urology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who is a world-renowned urologist and prostate cancer surgeon. As Director of the Center of Excellence for Prostate Cancer, he leads a multidisciplinary team committed to improving prostate cancer treatment, research and education. The department sees over 100,000 patients a year and is at the forefront of urological care.

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Philanthropist Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners

Steve Harvey

Cedric the animator

chris tucker

Dr. Ash Tewari, System Chair, Department of Urology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Celebrating the groundbreaking of the Mount Sinai Robert F. Smith Mobile Prostate Cancer Screening, a community wellness initiative aimed at maintaining the health of black men.


Friday April 1, 2022 at 1 p.m.


Wagner houses

451 East 120th Street

New York, NY 10035

Community Square Land

All media must RSVP for [email protected]

About Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai Health System is the largest academic medical system in New York City, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and an extensive network of outpatient practices throughout the greater New York area. Mount Sinai advances medicine and health through education and unparalleled translational research and discovery to provide the safest, highest quality, most accessible and equitable care, and the best value of any system health of the country. The health system includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 day surgery centers in joint venture; more than 415 outpatient practices in the five boroughs of New York, Westchester, Long Island and Florida; and over 30 affiliated community health centers. Mount Sinai Hospital is listed on U.S. News & World Report’s “Honor Roll” of America’s Top 20 Hospitals and is #1 in the country by specialty: #1 in Geriatrics and Top 20 in Cardiology/Cardiac Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/Gastrointestinal Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics , pulmonology/ Pulmonary surgery, rehabilitation and urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked #12 in ophthalmology. Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital is listed in US News and World Reports “Best Children’s Hospitals” ranked among the best in the nation in four out of 10 pediatric specialties. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that stood out by multiple indicators: US News and World Reports “Best Medical Schools,” aligned with a US News and World Report “Honor Roll” hospital and #14 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding. Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals” ranks Mount Sinai Hospital #1 in New York and in the top five worldwide, and Mount Sinai Morningside in the top 20 worldwide.

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Casey J. Nelson