Top Doctor Awards recognizes the achievements of the most influential and respected doctors in medicine. The selection criteria are based on education, research contributions, patient reviews, and other quality measures.
Health News Today published the news about Touijar’s award in a statement on August 30.
“He has been awarded the prestigious title of Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and his dedication and expertise make Dr. Karim Touijer a very worthy winner of a 2018 Top Doctor Award,” reads the statement.
Touijer told Morocco World News, “I am not sure what is taken into consideration in the selection process. My understanding is that the nomination is based on the votes from other doctors (peers) and patient testimonials.”
He added, “Once a year the hospitals and Doctors receive a ranking and awards in their respective specialties. US world news report, New York magazine and top doctors awards are the ones doing the rankings and giving the awards.”
Dr. Touijer is a urologist at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York, where he has also served as a professor since 2002. He is also an oncology specialist who has been practicing for 26 years.
Touijer is known across New York as a specialist in the treatment of patients with genitourinary cancers, including cancers of the prostate, kidney, bladder, and adrenal glands.
“I perform approximately four to six prostate cancer surgeries a week and about 150 to 200 each year,” Touijer said.
The types of surgery Touijer performs include “Nerve Sparing Laparoscopic or Robotic Radical Prostatectomy (removal of the prostate) for prostate cancer Laparoscopic Radical Cystectomy (removal of the bladder) and Urinary Diversion for invasive bladder cancer Laparoscopic,” he added.
The Moroccan doctor is known for his expertise in invasive surgical techniques and advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques to treat urologic cancers.
Touijer completed his specialized studies in oncology and urology and graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy at Hassan II University in Casablanca in 1992.
After completing a fellowship in urologic oncology and advanced laparoscopic oncology at MSKCC, Touijer joined the attending staff of MSKCC’s Urology Service in 2004.
The awarded doctor received a master’s in public health (MPH) from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2015.
Touijer is also board certified by the American Board of Urology and a member of the Society of Urologic Oncology, the American Urological Association, and the European Association of Urology.
Toujier said he also “serves as a reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed urology and cancer journals.”