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Basir U Tareen, MD

Joined: 02/03/2012
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Basir Tareen, MD, is a board certified urologist who completed his residency at North Eastern Ohio University followed by a prestigious fellowship in Urologic Oncology at New York University. He currently specializes in Urologic Oncology with Metropolitan Urologic Specialists in Minneapolis, MN.

Dr. Tareen was born and raised in Cavalier, North Dakota where he watched his father — a general surgeon — serve as the only surgeon for a vast segment of the state. After high school, he attended Concordia College where he majored in biology with minors in chemistry and philosophy. While at Concordia, Dr. Tareen served as Student Body Vice President and was named a Howard Hughes Scholar.

Dr. Tareen received a merit-based scholarship to attend the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. He was elected as president of his medical school class. During his fourth year of medical school Dr. Tareen volunteered for a life changing surgical rotation in Nigeria working in a missionary hospital.

During his urology residency, Dr. Tareen received numerous awards and accolades. Most importantly, he continued with his passion for volunteer surgery, spending time in India and Dominican Republic.

Following residency, Dr. Tareen completed the Bruce Sherman fellowship in Urologic Oncology at NYU. While in fellowship, Dr. Tareen further honed his expertise in performing open, laparoscopic and robotic surgery. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Tareen was appointed Physician-in-charge of Urologic Oncology at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York. As an Assistant Professor of Urology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Tareen published numerous articles and book chapters on prostate, bladder and kidney cancer.

His wife, Dr. Mohiba Tareen, is a successful dermatologist and founder of Tareen Dermatology. She is also the creator of www.desidermatology.com -- a website dedicated to the needs of ethnic skin. Together, they have two young boys, Kashif and Kaiyaan. In their free time they enjoy travelling, running half marathons, golfing, and spending time with their family.

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