Sven Wenske, MD

Cancer Care, Urologic Oncology, Urology, Urology
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Sven Wenske, MD is a urologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley and an associate professor of urology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Dr. Wenske has been on faculty in the Department of Urology at Columbia since 2013. In March 2022, Dr. Wenske was named the Director of Urology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley.

Dr. Wenske treats all urologic disorders. Well-published, Dr. Wenske has contributed his research in peer-reviewed journals, and textbook chapters, and has lectured at several national and international urologic conferences.

An award-winning researcher and clinician, Dr. Wenske was the recipient of the Physician Research Training Award from the Prostate Cancer Research Program by the Department of Defense in 2013. The award funded his research on prostate cancer and the underlying resistance mechanisms to currently available drugs in the advanced settings of this disease. In December 2015, Dr. Wenske received a Prostate Cancer Hypothesis Development Grant funded by the New York State, Department of Health for a two-year period, to further his work in prostate cancer biology and treatment response to different medications.

After graduating from the University of Hamburg Medical School in Germany, Dr. Wenske completed his internship and residency in urology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center/ NewYork-Presbyterian. Prior to joining the department, Dr. Wenske spent three years as a urology resident at the University Hospitals in Hamburg and Bochum, Germany. He served his fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), where he investigated prostate cancer onset and progression in the laboratories of Dr. Peter Scardino and Dr. Hans Lilja in the Department of Urology. The research was funded by a grant from the German Heinrich-Hertz foundation, as well as the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Cryosurgery
  • General Urology
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Stones
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urological Oncology

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Urology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • French
  • German


  • Male

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  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs


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  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care


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  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

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  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
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Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan


  • Leaf (Exchange)

Local 1199

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MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

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  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
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Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Special Needs


  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • POS


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth


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  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, University of Hamburg, Germany
  • 2001 University of Hamburg Medical School
  • Internship: Columbia University Medical Center
  • Residency: Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • Urology
  • Urology



Prostate Cancer Foundation 2007-2008

Department of Defense - Physician Research Training Award 2013-2017