Leonard N. Zinman, MD

Department of Urology
Lahey Clinic Urology
41 Mall Road
Burlington, MA 01805, USA

Biography

Dr. Zinman has been committed to the genitourinary reconstructive field and helped to establish the specialty in the late 80s with Gerry Jordan and Charles Devine with the publication of the first text in the specialty and the development of the society dedicated to reconstruction and prosthetics. He has worked at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center as Director of the institute of Urology and Professor of surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. His fellowship in the specialty was with Richard Turner- Warwick and DI Williams at the institute of Urology, London, UK 1973.

Research Interest

His present research interest includes: The development of alternative grafts in urethral reconstruction and the role of axial flaps in surgical and radiation induced fistulas. He is presently looking at the cell biology and potential microbial basis of lichen sclerosis in the genital skin and urethra of both genders.

Scientific Activities

HONORS AND AWARDS

• (1957) MD Tufts University School of Medicine CUM Laude
• (1956) Member ADA Honor Society
• (1999) Wyland F Leadbetter Memorial Lecturer New England Section of AUA
• (2010) Honorary Fellow Royal College of Surgeons

Publications

1. Dick VD, Zinman L. Partial Cystectomy in Carcinoma of the Bladder. Surg. Cl of N.A.
2. Zinman L, Dowd JB. Partial Nephrectomy in Renal Cell Carcinoma. Surg. Cl. Of N.A. 1967; 47: 685-693.
3. Dowd JB, Flint LD, Zinman L. Experience with Cryosurgery of the Prostate in the Poor- Risk Patient. Surg. Cl of N.A. 1968; 48(3): 627.
4. Libertino JA, Zinman L, Dowd JB, Braasch JW. Gastrointestinal Complications Related to Human Renal Homotransplantation. Surg. CL. N.A. 1971; 51(3): 733-737.
5. Zinman L, Flint LD Techniques of Open Prostatectomy. In: Little, Brown Co, eds. Craft of Surgery, Ch. 123, Cooper 1971
6. Libertino JA, Zinman L et al Complications Gastrointestinales de la Transplantation and Reflux. Surg. Cl. N.A. 1973; 53: 459.
7. Libertino JA, Zinman L. Techniques for Ureteroneocystosomy in Renal Transplantation and Reflux. Surg. Cl. N.A. 1973; 53(2): 459-463.
8. Zinman L, Libertino JA. Complete Occlusion of the Renal Artery with Reversal of Renal Function. Circulation Supplement. 1973; 48: 31.
9. Zinman L, Libertino JA. Surgical Management of Urethral Strictures. Surg. Cl. N.A. 1973; 53: 465-471.
10. Zinman L, Libertino JA. Techniques in the Management of Recurrent Vesicovaginal Fistula. Surg. Cl. N.A. 1973; 53: 479-483.
11. Libertino JA, Zinman L. Technique of Renal Transplantation. Surg. Cl. N.A. 1973; 53: 455-458.
12. Zinman L, Libertino JA. Turner-Warwick Urethroplasty for Membranous Urethral Strictures. Urology 1973; 2: 265-268.
13. Desai SG, Libertino JA, Zinman L. Carcinoma of the Female Urethra. J Urol. 1973; 110: 693-695.
14. Zinman L, Flint LD, Libertino JA. Technique of Open Prostatectomy. Geriatrics1974; 29: 107-117.
15. Libertino JA, Merino MJ, Zinman L, Takacs FJ Hyperacute Rejection with Spontaneous Transplant Rupture. Urology375-78, 1974.
16. Libertino JA and Zinman L Renal Cell Carcinoma. Medical Clinics of North America 1975; 59: 293-299.
17. Libertino JA, Zinman L. Renovascular Hypertension. Hospital Practice. 10 80-88, 1975.
18. Zinman L, Libertino JA. Ileocecal Conduit for Temporary and Permanent Urinary Diversion. J Urology 1975;113(3): 317-323.
19. Feldman SM, Libertino JA, Zinman L. Reversal of Hypercoagulable State Reversed by Bilateral Nephrectomy. Urology. 1975; 6(1): 84-85.
20. Libertino JA, Zinman L. Renovascular Surgery Current Concepts. Surg. Cl. Of N.A. 1976; 56(3): 767-780.
21. Zinman L, Libertino JA. Ileocecal Conduit. Surg. Cl. Of N.A. 1976; 56: 733-742.
22. Libertino JA, Zinman L, Breslin DJ, Swinton JrNW. Hepatic Renal Artery Bypass in the Management of Renovascular Hypertension. J Urology 1976; 115(4): 369-372.
23. Libertino JA, Zinman L. Revascularization of the Totally Occluded Renal Artery. J. Urol. 1977; 118: 517-521.
24. Libertino JA, Zinman L. Renal Transplantation and Autotransplantation. In: Libertino JA, Zinman L, eds. Reconstructive Urologic Surgery Pediatric and Adult. Baltimore Williams and Wilkins, 1977.
25. Zinman L, Libertino JA Renovascular Hypertension. In: Libertino JA, Zinman L, eds. Reconstructive Urologic Surgery. Baltimore, Williams and Wilkins, 1977.
26. Zinman L, Libertino JA Surgery of the Mid Ureter. In: Libertino JA, Zinman L, eds. Reconstructive Urologic Surgery Pediatric and Adult. Baltimore, Williams and Wilkins, 1977.
27. Zinman L and Libertino JA Transvesical Repair of the Vesicovaginal Fistula. In: Libertino JA, Zinman L, eds. Reconstructive Urologic Surgery. Baltimore, Williams and Wilkins, 1977.
28. Zinman L, Libertino JA, Roth RA. Management of Surgical Injury of the Ureter. Urology 1978; 12: 290-303.
29. Costello P, Zinman L. Angiography of Intrarenal Leiomyoma. Journal of Canadian Association of Radiology 1978; 29: 136.
Urology 1978;12(6):641-4
31. Izenstein BZ, Libertino JA, D’Elia JA, Zinman L, Goldstein HH. Diabetic Renal Transplantation. Report of a Series of Cases. Lahey Clinic Foundation Bulletin, 1978; 27.
32. Zinman L, Friedel G, Schwartz J, Shipley W. Carcinoma of the Prostate and Bladder. In Cancer A Manuel for Practitioners, Fifth Edition. 1978; 217-230.
33. Zinman L Use of the Colon in Urology. In Bonney, W.W. (Ed) AUA Courses in Urology. Baltimore, Williams and Wilkins, 1979.
34. Zinman L, Libertino JA. Technique of Augmentation Cecocystoplasty. Surgical Clinics of North America. . 1980; 60(3): 703-710.
35. Libertino JA, Zinman L. Renal Revascularization Using Aortorenal Sapherous Vein Bypass Grafting. Surgical Clinics of North America. 1980; 60(3): 487-501.
36. Libertino JA, Zinman L, Salerno RJ, D’Elia JA, Kaldany A. Diabetic Renal Transplantation. Journal of Urology. 1980; 124: 593-595.
37. Zinman L, Libertino JA. Antirefluxing Ileocecal Conduit. Urologic Clinics of North America. 1980; 7: 503-512.
38. Libertino JA, Zinman L, Breslin DJ, Swinton Jr NW, Legg MA. Renal Artery Revasculartization Restoration of Renal Function. Journal of the American Medical Association. 1980; 244(12): 1340-1342. doi: 10.1001/jama.1980.03310120028017
39. Rosenthal JT, Libertino JA, Zinman L, Breslin DJ, Swinton Jr NW, Chrislieb R. Predictability of Surgical Cure of Renovascular Hypertension. Annals of Surgery 1981; 193(4): 448-452.
40. Libertino JA and Zinman L Management of the Completely Occluded Renal Artery. In: Straffon R, Novick A, eds. Vascular Surgery. Philadelphia, WB Saunders, 1981.
41. Silverman ML, Eyre RC, Zinman L, Crosson AW. Mixed Mucinous and Papillary Adenocarcinoma Involving Male Urethra, Probably Originating in Periurethral Glands. Cancer 1981; 47(6): 1398-1402.
42. Libertino JA, Zinman L. Ileocecal Antirefluxing Conduit. Surgical Clinics of North America. 1982.
43. Eyre RC, Rosenthal JT, Libertino JA, Zinman L. Management of Bowel Complications After Ileal Conduit Diversion, Journal of Urology 1982; 128(6): 1177-80.
44. Zinman L, Libertino JA. Uncommon Disorders of Renal Circulation. In: Breslin DJ, Libertino JA, Swinton Jr NW, Zinman L, eds. Renovascular Hypertension Baltimore, Williams and Wilkins, 1982.
45. Libertino JA and Zinman L Renovascular Surgery. In: Breslin DJ, Libertino JA, Swinton Jr NW, Zinman L, eds. Renovascular Hypertension Baltimore, Williams and Wilkins, 1982.
46. Breslin, DJ, Libertino JA, Swinton Jr NW, and Zinman L Renovascular Hypertension Therapeutic Decsions and Results. In: Breslin, DJ, Libertino JA, Swinton Jr NW, and Zinman L, eds. Renovascular Hypertension, Baltimore, Williams and Wilkins, 1982.
47. Zinman L, Libertino JA, Roth RA Management of Operative Ureteral Injury. In Whitehead ED, Leiter E, eds. Current Operative Urology, Second Edition, Philadelphia, Harper and Row, 1984.
48. Zinman L, Libertino JA Illeocecal Conduit for Temporary and Permanent Urinary Diversion. In: Whitehead, E.D. and Leiter E, eds. Current Operative Urology. Second Edition, Philidelphia, Harper and Row, 1984.
49. Zinman L Commentary Illeocecal Conduit Diversion. In: Whitehead, ED and Leiter E, eds. Current Operative Urology, Second Edition, Philidelphia, Harper and Row, 1984.
50. Zinman L and Libertino JA Surgical Homeostasis in Upper Urinary Tract and Retroperitoneal Surgery. In: Bern MM, eds. Urinary Tract Bleeding Diagnosis and Control by Medical, Radiological and Surgical Techniques. Pgs 215-239. Mount Kisco, Guture Publishing, 1985.
51. Shipley W, Schwartz J, Zinman L, Soto E. Cancer of the Prostate. In: Cancer Manual Seventh Edition, 1986; 250-259.
52. Sipley W, Schwartz J, Zinman L, and Soto E Cancer of the Bladder. In: Cancer Manual Seventh Edition, 1986; 260-267.
53. Libertino JA, Zinman L. Ileocecal Segment for Temporary and Permanent Urinary Diversion. Urologic Clinics of North America 1986;13(2):241-50.
54. Zinman L, Libertino JA. Right Colocystoplasy for Bladder Replacement. Urologic Clinics of North America. 1986; 13(2): 321-331.
55. Libertino JA, Zinman L, Watkins Jr E. Long Term Results of Resection of Renal Cell Cancer with Extension into the Inferior Vena Cava. Journal of Urology. 1987; 137(1): 21-24.
56. Libertino JA, Cyr JF, Zinman L. Renal Cell Carcinoma with Extension into the Vena Cava. In: Libertino JA, eds. Reconstructive Urologic Surgery Pediatric and Adult, Second Edition, Baltimore, Williams and Wilkins, 1987.
57. Libertino JA, Zinman L. Surgery for Renovascular Hypertension. In: Libertino JA, eds. Reconstructive Urologic Surgery Pediatric and Adult. Second Edition, Baltimore, Williams and Wilkins, 1987.
58. Libertino JA, Zinman L.Transplantation and Autotransplantation. In: Libertino JA, eds. Reconstructive Urologic Surgery Pediatric and Adult, Baltimore, Williams and Wilkins, 1987.
59. Zinman L, Libertino JA. Surgery of the Mid Ureter. In: Libertino JA, eds. Reconstructive Urologic Surgery Pediatric and Adult, Second Edition, Baltimore, Williams and Wilkins, 1987.
60. Schloss S, Libertino JA, Zinman L. Illeal Ureter. In: Libertino JA, eds. Reconstructive Urologic Surgery Pediatric and Adult, Second Edition, Baltimore, Williams and Wilkins, 1987.
61. Zinman L, Libertino JA, and Flam TA Ileocecocystoplasty for Bladder Augmentation and Replacement. In: Libertino, , eds. Reconstructive Urologic Surgery Pediatric and Adult, Second Edition, Baltimore, Williams and Wilkins, 1987.
62. Zinman L, Libertino JA. Surgery of the Vesicovaginal Fistula. In: Libertino JA, eds. Reconstructive Urologic Surgery Pediatric and Adult, Second Edition, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, 1987.
63. Zinman L Bladder Cancer-Natural History. In: Garnick MB, Richie JP, eds. Urologic Cancer, A Multidisciplinary Perspective. New York, Plenum Medical Book Co., 1983, Chapter 12, Pg. 93-108.
64. Zinman L, Pfister R, Young R MGH Case Records (Case no. 21-1099) 77 Year Old Man With a Draining Abdominal Fistula, N.E.J.M., 318 (21) 1378, 1988.
65. Zinman L. Commentary on Cecocystoplasty. In: Hinman F Jr, eds. Atlas of Urologic Surgery. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders, 1989, Pg. 650-654.
66. Killeen KP, Libertino JA, Zinman L Management of Ureteroiliointestine Leakage After Urinary Tract Diversion. In McDougal, WS Difficult Problems in Urologic Surgery. Yearbook Medical Publisher, Inc., Chicago, 1989, Chapter 7, Pg. 101-117.
67. Bosco PJ, Silverman ML, Zinman L. Primary Angiosarcoma of the Adrenal Gland Presenting as a Paraneoplastic Syndrome. J Urology 1991; 146(4): 1101-3.
68. Zinman L, Libertino JA, Birhle W. Urinary Diversion Indications, Techniques for Construction and Management of Complications. Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery. W.B. Saunders Company, 1991.
69. Zinman L, Birhle W .Right Colocystoplasty for Bladder Augmentation and Replacement. In: King L, eds. Use of Intestine in Bladder Reconstruction. St. Louis Mosby Yearbook Medical Publisher, Chapter 6, Pg. 68-87, 1991.
70. Zinman L and Smith J Cecocystoplasty for Bladder Augmentation. In: Carter DC and Russell R.C.A, eds. Operative Surgery, Genitourinary Surgery, Volume Editor, Whitfield H.H., Butterworth, Heinemann, Londor, Pg. 124-129, 1993.
71. Zinman L and Swierzewski, M. Surgery of the Ureter. In Krane, R, eds. Clinical Urology J.B. Lippincott, Philadelphia 1993, Chapter 28.
72. Zinman L Muscle Assisted Urethral Reconstruction With Full Thickness Skin Graft Urethroplasty. In McAninch, ,eds. J. Traumatic and Reconstructive Urology W.B. Saunders Co., 1993.
73. Zinman L. Continent Urinary Urinary Reservoirs. Editorial. Journal of Urology, 150 Pg. 843-844, 1993.
74. Ises J, Zinman L, Larsen C. Regression of Large Pelvic Desmoid by Tamoxifen and Suldinac. Urology 1996; 47: 756-759.
75. Zinman L. Extragenital Muscular, Myocutaneous and Fasciocutaneous Flaps in Urethral Reconstruction. Urology Clinics of North America Chapter 24, Pg. 683-698, 1997.
76. Zinman L Ileocecal Conduit. In Libertino JA, ed. Reconstructive Urologic Surgery of the Mid Ureter. Third Edition. Mosby Yearbook. 171, 1998.
77. Zinman L, Smith JJ, Libertino JA Management of the Vesicovaginal Fistula. In Libertino JA, ed. Reconstructive Urologic Surgery. Mosby Yearbook. 259, 1998. St Louis.
78. Zinman L and Libertino JA Augmentation Enterocystoplasty. In Libertino JA, ed. Reconstructive Urologic Surgery. Mosby Yearbook. 29, 1998.
79. Zinman L and Smith JJ Surgery of the Middle and Proximal Ureter. In Libertino JA, ed. Reconstructive Urologic Surgery, Third Edition. Mosby Yearbook, 159, 1998.
80. Zinman L Surgical Management of Anterior Urethral Strictures. In Ehrlich, R and Alter, G Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery of the External Genitalia W.B. Saunders. 68 369-384. Philadelphia, 1999.
81. Gee J, Mattos R, Birhle W, Libertino JA, Zinman L, Smith JJ. Capsular Involvement as a Prognostic Factor in Prostate Cancer. Journal of Urology. 1999; 161 931A.
82. Tran L, Zinman L, and Morey A “Q-Flap” Reconstruction of Panurethral Strictures. Journal of Urology of Urology. 1999; Suppl. 161: 380A.
83. Zinman L. Editorial Changing Concepts in Orthotopic Urinary Diversion. Journal of Urology 1999; 161: 1807-1808.
84. Gee J, Smith JJ, Zinman L. Anatomic Surgical AspectsIin The Management of Anorectal Disease Involving the Urethra. Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery. 2000; 151.
85. Zinman L Muscular, Myocutaneous and Fascioucutaneous Flaps in Complex Urethral Reconstruction. Urology Clinics of North America. 2002; 29: 1-24.
86. Fitzgerald J. Malone, M.I. Gaertner, RA, Zinman, L. Stomal Construction, Complications and Reconstruction. Urol. Clinics N. Amer. 1997; 24: 729-733.
87. Zinman, L. Optimal Management of the 3- to 6-Centimeter Anterior Urethral Stricture. Curr Urol. Rep. 2000; 1(3): 180-189.
88. Huang WC, Zinman LN, Bihrle W. 3rd Surgical Repair of Vesicovaginal Fisutlas. Urol. Clin North Am. 2002; 29(3): 709-423
89. Chung B, Stoffel JT, Huang W, Roth R, Zinman L, Libertino J. A More Extensive Pelvic Lymphademectomy During Radical Cystectomy Leads to Improved Survival. J. Urol. 2003
90. Zinman, L. The Management of the Complex Recto-Urethral Fistula. BJU Int. 2004; 94 (9) 1212-1213.
91. Chung BI, Hamawy KJ, Zinman LN, Libertino JA. The Use of Bowel for Ureteral Replacement for Complex Ureteral Reconstruction Long-Term Results. J. Urol. 2006 Jan; 179-83; discusstion 183-184.
92. Cohen MS, Triaca V, Billmeyer B, et al. Coordinated Chemoradiation Therapy With Genital Preservation for the Treatment of Primary Invasive Carcinoma of the Male Uretrha, J Urol 2008
93. Zinman, L, Stoffel J, Malone M. Urolume Explantation and Urethral Reconstruction Without Segmental Urethrectomy, J Urol Supplement 2006
94. Vanni A, Buckley JC, Zinman L. Management of Surgical and Radiation Induced Recto-Urethral Fistulas with an Interposition Muscle Flap and Selective Buccal Mucousal Onlay Graft J Urology 2010
95. Kent M, Zinman L, Gershowitz L, Sands J, Vanni A. Treatment For Invasive Male Urethral Cancer, J Urology 2015; 193.
96. Palmer DA, Buckley JC, Zinman LN, Vanni AJ. Urethroplasty For High Risk, Long Segment Urethral Strictures With Ventral Buccal Mucosal Graft and Gracilis Muscle Flap. JUrol 2014
97. Buckley JC, Zinman LN. Removal of Endoprosthesis With Urethral Preservation and Simultaneous Urethral Reconstruction JUrol 2012; 188 856-60
98. Levesque, PE, Nieh, PT, Zinman, LN, Seldin, DW, Libertino, JA Radiolabeled Monoclonal Antibibody Indium 111- Labeled cyt-356 Localizes Extraprostatic Recurrent Carcinoma After Prostatectomy Urology 1998.
99. Zinman, LN Reconstruction of the Posterior Urethra Urolgy 1998; 31-37
100. Kowalik, C, Stoffel, JT, Zinman, LN, Vanni, AJ, Buckley JC. Intermediate Outcomes After Female Urethral Reconstruction Urology, 2014; 83: 1181-1185
101. Herschorn S, Elliott S, Coburn M, Wessels H, Zinman, L Siu/ICUD Consultation on Urethral Strictures Posterior Urethral Stenosis After Treatment of Prostate Cancer Urology 2014; 83 (suppl) 5: 59-70
102. Kozinn, S, Harty, NJ, Zinman, L, Buckley, JC Management of Complex Anterior Urethral Strictures With Multistage Buccal Mucosa Graft Reconstruction Urol 2013; 82: 718-722