Ernest H. Agatstein, M.D., FACS, QME

Downey
Inglewood
Los Alamitos

Specialties:
Urology

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Diplomate, American Board of Urology

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575 East Hardy Street, Suite 215, Inglewood, CA 90301
11411 Brookshire Avenue, Suite 508, Downey, CA 90241
3801 Katella Avenue, Suite 223, Los Alamitos, CA 90720

EDUCATION

Undergraduate Education
•  B. A. University of California, Bacteriology, Los Angeles 1973-1977
•  Honors: Summa Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa; Regent Scholar; Alumni Scholar; California State Scholar

Medical Education
  M.D. University of California, Los Angeles 1977-1981
•  Honors: Alpha Omega Alpha; Regent Scholar, Graduate State Fellowship

Postgraduate Medical Education
  Internship: UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles 1981-1982
•  Surgical Residency: UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles 1982-1983
  Urologic Surgery: UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles 1983-1987

PROFESSIONAL

Physician – Urological Surgeon
  Private Solo Practice, Gardena, California July 1987 – December 1989
•  Founding Partner, Paletz Agatstein Urology Group Inc. January 1990 – December 2002
•  Corporate Founder / President, West Coast Urology (dba for Paletz Agatstein Urology Group Inc.), 3 Locations, January 2003 – present

RESEARCH

  Research Fellow – Lautenberg Center for Tumor Immunology, Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel, June – September 1977
  Research Fellow – Urology, UCLA Medical Center, July 1984 – June 1985

STATE LICENSURE

  National Board of Medical Examiners, June 1982
•  California Board of Medical Quality Assurance, July 1982
  DEA: AA1702895

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  Diplomate American Board of Urology, Certified, February 1989

RECERTIFICATION

  Recertified, February 1997
  Second Recertification, November 2006 (expiration Feb 2019)
  Third Recertification October 2016 (expiration Feb 2029)

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

•  Assistant Clinical Professor, July 1987 – 2019, Department of Urology, UCLA School of Medicine
  Assistant Clinical Professor, July 1987 – 2019, Department of Urology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

SPECIAL CERTIFICATION AND TRAINING

  ExtraCorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy (ESWL)
  Percutaneous nephrolithotomy/ureteroscopy
  Lasers in Urology(Holmium,Laser TURP,VLAP, Neodynium Yag,CO 2)
  Laparascopic Lymphadenectomy/Varicocoelectomy
  Microsurgery Transurethral Needle Ablation (TUNA)
  Water Induced Thermotherapy (WIT,Aquatherm)
  Microwave Thermotherapy of the Prostate
  Contigen/Coaptite Implant
  Urolift Prostatic Implant
  Interstim Sacral Neuromodulation

SPECIAL EXPERTISE AND INTEREST

•  Neuro-urology and Urodynamics
  Female Urology/Incontinence/Pelvic Reconstruction
  Urologic Oncology
  Urologic Prosthesis

SPECIAL APPOINTMENT

  Urologic Consultant and Expert Medical Reviewer, Medical Board of California 1995-present
  Chief Medical Officer , Spinal Singularity , Biotech start-up, 2015 – present

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

  Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) 1987 – present
  Agreed Medical Examiner (AME) 1987 – present

SURGICAL SOCIETIES

  Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS), 1989 – present
  Member, Western Section, American Urologic Association, 1989 – present
  California Urologic Association,1992 – present
  Los Angeles Urologic Society,1983 – 1990; 2004 – 2009

HONORARY SOCIETIES

  Alpha Omega Alpha
  Phi Beta Kappa
  Who’s Who in California
  Top Doctors – Southern California elected 2012

ORGANIZED MEDICINE

  Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA), 1982 – 2010
  California Medical Association (CMA), 1987 – 2010

LEADERSHIP ORGANIZED MEDICINE

  Committee on Library Services LACMA 1987 – 1992
  Executive Committee District 9 LACMA 1989 – 1991
  Secretary – Young Physicians Section CMA 1990 – 1992
  Secretary – Treasurer Los Angeles Urologic Society 2005 – 2006
  President Elect Los Angeles Urologic Society 2006 – 2007
  President – Los Angeles Urologic Society 2007 – 2008

CURRENT HOSPITAL STAFF

  Centinela Hospital Medical Center – Senior 1987 – present
  Downey Regional Medical Center – Active 1990 – present
  Marina Del Rey Hospital – Attending 1996 – present
  Lakewood Regional Medical Center – Active 2001 – present
  Los Alomitos Hospital – Active 2014 – present

HOSPITAL STAFF LEADERSHIP

Centinela Hospital Medical Center
  Vice-Chairman, Dept. of Urology 1992 – 1994
  Chairman – Dept. of Urology 1994 – 1996
  Member Risk Management Team 1994 – 1998
  Chairman Risk Management Team 1998 – 2000
  Secretary/Treasurer Medical Staff 2000 – 2002
  Chairman Credentials 2000 – 2002
  Vice-President Medical Staff 2002 – 2004
  Chairman Medical Records 2002 – 2004
  Urology Representative Dept. of Surgery 1998 – 2000
  President Elect – Medical Staff 2005 – 2007
  Chairman Quality Council 2005 – 2007
  President Medical Staff 2008 – 2010

RFK Medical Center (on staff 1987 – 2004 when hospital closed)
  Chairman Credentials 1990 – 1992
  Chairman Dept. of Surgery 1992 – 1994
  Chairman Credentials 1994 – 1996
  Chairman Dept. of Surgery 1998 – 2000

Downey Regional Medical Center
  Chairman Div. of Urology 2002 – present
  Vice-Chair Dept. of Surgery 2002 – 2004

Hawthorne Hospital (on staff 1987 – 1997 when hospital closed)
  Vice-Chair Dept. of Surgery 1988 – 1990
  Chairman Dept. of Surgery 1990 – 1992
  Chairman Credentials 1992 – 1994
  Chairman Dept. of Surgery 1994 – 1996

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  Appointed to Medical Executive Committee 1996 -1998

DIRECTORSHIPS

  Verity Health Board of Directors 2015 – present
  Downey Board of Directors 2012 – 2013
  Centinela Hospital Board of Directors 2008 – 2012

PRIZES

  Third Prize, Annual Urologic Residents Program
  Los Angeles Urologic Society
  Publication: The Use of Fine Needle Aspiration of the Prostate To Detect Stage A Carcinoma of the Prostate, Los Angeles, June, 1985

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