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Professional Statement

  • Dr. Bakal is a board certified urologist trained at Albert Einstein Hospital in General Urology. He was born in Israel and fluent in Hebrew.
  • Dr. Bakal is currently affiliated with major medical centers including NYU medical center, Beth Israel Medical Center and Gramercy Surgery center.
  • He is an advocate of minimally invasive surgery as well as holistic care for diseases such as chronic prostatitis, pelvic pain and interstitial cystitis.
  • Dr. Bakal is a member of the American Urologic Association and the Society of Endourology.


  • Medical School - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Montefiore Medical Center (Residency)
  • Boston University (Master’s)
  • Brandeis University (Bachelor’s)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Urology

Awards and Publications

  • Bakal, R.S., Wright, L.: Postnatal neuron death in the nodose ganglion of the rat. Developmental Neuroscience., 15:22-26,1993
  • Bakal, R.S., Melman A.: Scrotal island flap urethroplasy in the management of anterior urethral strictures- pending publication
  • Bakal, R.S., Melman, A., Davies K.P.: The successful long-term treatment of age-related erectile dysfunction with hSlo CDNA in rats in-vivo. Journal of Urology pg.285-290 July, 2003.
  • Bakal, R.S., Melman A.: Intracoporal injection of hSlo cDNA restores erectile capacity in STZ-diabetic F-344 rats in vivo. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 287:H1544-H1553, 2004 Sato, Y, Rehman J, Bakal R, Melman A, and Christ J. The intracavernous pressure (ICP) response to electrical stimulation of the medial preoptic area (MPOA), but not the cavernous nerve is altered in older animals (Abstract). J Urol 161, Suppl: 853A, 1999

Professional Memberships

  • American Urological Association

Language Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Russian
  • Spanish