Dr. Ferragamo received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University in New York City, his medical degree from State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, and after two years of general surgical training at The Brooklyn Hospital, completed his three years of urological training at the Kings County Hospital Medical center, Brooklyn, New York, under the late Keith R. Waterhouse MD. Dr. Ferragamo served two years in the United States Navy during the Vietnam conflict as Lieutenant Commander in the medical corps and as assistant chief of urology at the St. Albans Naval Hospital, Queens, New York. Dr. Ferragamo is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology at the State University of New York, University Hospital and School of Medicine at Stony Brook, Long Island, New York. He is also the Senior Urologist with Urocare Associates of New York, a six person private urological practice for which he oversees coding and reimbursement issues. Dr. Ferragamo is a consultant for the Physicians Reimbursement Systems, Denver, Colorado, the America Association of Professional Coders as well as a coding consultant for a number of private practices, medical institutions, clinics, and hospitals including The Lahey Clinic, The Mayo Clinic, Urology Department, Jacksonville, Florida, Arizona Health Science Center, Tucson, Arizona, Section of Urology, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, and the Brookdale Medical Center Campus, Concord Hospital Center for Urological care, McKay Urology, Charlotte, North Carolina, New York University, Department of Urology, New York City, New York, and University Urology at Stony Brook, New York. Dr. Ferragamo has given seminars on urological coding and reimbursement at several regional sections of the AUA and at the AUA. He has presented numerous national teleconferences for The Coding Institute of Naples, Florida, Eli Research of North Carolina, and for Decision Health, Baltimore, Maryland. He has published papers on urology coding and reimbursement in the Journal of Endourology and Contemporary Urology and is consulting Editor for Urology Coding Alert, a monthly newsletter devoted to proper urology coding and reimbursements. Dr. Ferragamo is the former chief of urology at the Hempstead Medical Center and the Franklin Medical Center in Long Island, New York and is an honorary attending in the Departments of Urology of Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York, and Mercy Hospital in Rockville Center, New York.