Meet The Medical Staff


Bashar Omarbasha, MD


Medical Director of
CNY Male Sexual
Dysfunction Center
Dr. Omarbasha has been treating patients with sexual dysfunction since 1990. He has a special interest in male sexual dysfunction and oncologic surgery. He completed his Urological training at Boston University, Boston MA. He was trained in sexual dysfunction under the direct supervision and guidance of Dr. Robert Krane and Dr. Irwin Goldstein, two of the most prominent physicians and researchers in the field of impotence. He then completed three years fellowship training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in Manhattan, NY, specializing in the treatment of urological cancers. Dr. Omarbasha has a multiple articles and chapters dealing with urologic oncology, trauma, and sexual dysfunction. He has lectured extensively on a variety of topics including sexual dysfunction and urological cancers. He is a member of the American Urological Association, the American Medical Association, New York Academy of Sciences, Association of Clinical Scientists, NYS Urological Society, and NYS Medical Society. He is also a member of The Impotence Institute of America. He is the recipient of the National Institute of Health Young Investigators Award and the American Foundation for Urologic Disease Research Scholar Program Award. Dr. Omarbasha is a clinical instructor at the SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, Department of Urology. He is currently serving as the chief of the Department of Surgery at Onieda Healthcare Center.

Dr. Paul M. Kardjian

Dr. Kardjian is a board certified Urologist. He is the founder of CNY Urology, PC. He has been in the practice of Urology, Oncology, and Sexual Dysfunction since 1986. He has a special interest in reconstructive surgery and pediatric urology. Dr. Kardjian completed his urological training at SUNY Health Center in Syracuse. He is a member of the American Urological Association, the American Medical Association, NYS Medical Society, NYS Urological Society, the Society of Urology and Engineering, and the Endourological Society.

Consulting Staff

The following physicians are used on a regular basis by the male sexual dysfunction center to help in the diagnosis and treatment of our patients.
Neurology - Nabil Aziz, MD
Board certified in Neurology and clinical and polysomnography. Clinical Assistant Professor, SUNY Health Science in Syracuse, NY.
Sex Therapy - Barbara Levine, MA, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, Member of the Human Sexuality Program at SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse.
Joel Richman, Phd., Psychologist with a special interest in sexual dysfunction; Memeber of Psychological Counseling Services in Syracuse, NY.
Endocrinology - Dr. Karen Kartun
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, SUNY Health Science Center; Member of Joslin Diabetes Center.


Technical Staff -

Kitty Thurston - RN
Tracy Griffith - RN
Kim Barres - RN
Charlene Lawless - LPN


Administrative Staff

Ellen Knaperek
Sherri Niles

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