David Watson Sobel, MD, is a board-certified urologist at the Minimally Invasive Urology Institute and Kidney Stone Center at The Miriam Hospital. He is also an assistant professor of surgical urology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. His clinical interests include surgical management of complex kidney stone disease, robotic surgery for benign and malignant urologic conditions, and the urologic applications to aerospace medicine.
Dr. Sobel earned his undergraduate degree from Brown University. He received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston. He completed his general surgery internship and urology residency at the University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington. Dr. Sobel completed his fellowship in endourology and minimally invasive urologic surgery at the Minimally Invasive Urology Institute at The Miriam Hospital and Brown University.
Dr. Sobel is a member of the Federal Rhode Island One Disaster Medical Assistance Team (RI-1 DMAT) under the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS/ASPR/NDMS) and founder of the Consortium for Ureteral Stent Pain (CUSP) and the Pan-New England Stone Society (PNESS). His research interests include opioid reduction and enhanced recovery pathways in urologic surgery and outcomes research regarding the reduction of ionizing radiation in kidney stone surveillance.