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Phillip Pierorazio, MD, Urology, Philadelphia, PA, Johns Hopkins Hospital


Urology Philadelphia, PA

Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgical Oncology

Chief of Urology, Pennsylvania Presbyterian Medical Center at the University of Pennsylvania

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  • Dr. Phillip Pierorazio is a Professor of Urology and Chief of Urology at Pennsylvania Presbyterian Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Pierorazio is originally from New York, received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC and his medical degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City where he completed a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship in Urologic Oncology.
    Dr. Pierorazio has expertise in all malignancies of the urinary tract and performs both open and minimally-invasive surgeries including laparoscopic and robotic surgeries of the kidney, bladder, prostate and retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testicular cancer. He has a special interest in kidney cancer, including partial nephrectomy for early stage disease and high-risk surgeries for patients with advanced cancers. His research interests parallel his clinical practice, including high-risk prostate and urothelial cancer.
    He runs the Delayed Intervention and Surveillance for Small Renal Masses (DISSRM) Registry - one of the largest active surveillance registries for patients with small kidney tumors. He was involved with the AUA and National Comprehensive Cancer Network  (NCCN) Guidelines Committees for Kidney and Testicular Cancer. He works with a number of kidney and testicular cancer advocacy groups around the country.

Education & Training

  • Johns Hopkins University
    Johns Hopkins UniversityChief Residency, Urology, 2012 - 2013
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Johns Hopkins UniversityResidency, Urology, 2008 - 2012
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Johns Hopkins UniversityInternship, General Surgery, 2007 - 2008
  • Columbia University School of Public HealthClass of 2007, MD
  • Georgetown UniversityBA, Physics, 1998 - 2002

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2021 - 2022
  • DC State Medical License
    DC State Medical License 2014 - 2022
  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 2010 - 2023
  • American Board of Urology Urology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Best Urology Journal for Social Media British Journal of Urology International to AUA Online Content Team, 2017
  • Eastchester High School Hall of Fame Inductee Eastchester Alumni Association, 2015
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2014
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Hospitalization and Readmission Costs After Radical Cystectomy in a Nationally Representative Sample: Does Urinary Reconstruction Matter?  
    Hiten D Patel, Meera R Chappidi, Trinity J Bivalacqua, Gregory A Joice, Phillip M Pierorazio, Max Kates, Nikolai A Sopko, BJU International
  • Urine and Serum Metabolomics Analyses May Distinguish between Stages of Renal Cell Carcinoma  
    Falegan OS, Ball MW, Shaykhutdinov RA, Pierorazio PM, Farshidfar F, Vogel HJ, Allaf ME, Hyndman ME, Metabolites, 1/1/2017
  • The Financial Impact of Robotic Technology for Partial and Radical Nephrectomy  
    Kates M, Ball MW, Patel HD, Gorin MA, Pierorazio PM, Allaf ME, J Endourol, 1/1/2015
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Testicular Cancer Core Concepts: A Nuanced Approach to Guideline-based Care 
    George Washington University, Department of Urology - 1/17/2017
  • AUA Guideline: Renal Mass and Localized Renal Cancer: The New and Important 
    Brady Urological Institute - 1/17/2017
  • Contemporary Management of Renal Masses 
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Authored Content

  • SUO Focused on Well-Being, Mentorship, and ProgressDecember 2020
  • Active Surveillance of Small Renal Masses: A Safe Management Strategy for Select PatientsApril 2018

Press Mentions

  • Neoadjuvant Chemo May Lower Risk of UTUC Recurrence in the Bladder
    Neoadjuvant Chemo May Lower Risk of UTUC Recurrence in the BladderMay 7th, 2019
  • American Urological Association Announces Recipients of Fourth Annual Data Grants
    American Urological Association Announces Recipients of Fourth Annual Data GrantsJanuary 24th, 2018
  • New Guidelines for Active Surveillance in Renal Cell Cancer
    New Guidelines for Active Surveillance in Renal Cell CancerApril 26th, 2017
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