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Thomas F. Kolon, MD

Attending Urologist

Associate Professor of Urology in Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Awards

Best Doctors in America
Best Doctors in South Jersey, South Jersey Magazine
Best Pediatric Doctors in South Jersey, South Jersey Magazine
Best Pediatric Doctors in South Jersey, South Jersey Magazine
Top Children’s Physicians, South Jersey Magazine

Books

Chapters

2009

Sumfest JM, Kolon TF, Rukstalis DB. Cryptorchidism. In: e-Medicine Textbook of Medicine and Surgery from WebMD. Updated Jan. 02, 2009.

2008

Kolon TF. Cryptorchidism. In Shukla AR, Austin PF, Herndon CDA, editors. The Kelalis-King-Belman Textbook of Clinical Pediatric Urology Study Guide, First Edition. London: Martin-Dunitz; 2008. p. 229-231.

Kolon TF. Intersex (Disorders of Sex Development). In: Schwartz MW, Bell Jr LM, Bingham PM, Chung EK, Friedman DF, Mulberg AE, Tanel RE, Schwartz CI, Kosmowski C, editors. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, Fifth Edition. New York: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2008. p. 456-457.

Wu HS, Kolon TF. Cryptorchidism. In: Schwartz MW, Bell Jr LM, Bingham PM, Chung EK, Friedman DF, Mulberg AE, Tanel RE, Schwartz CI, Kosmowski C, editors. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, Fifth Edition. New York: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2008. p. 236-237.

2007

Kolon TF. Disorders of sexual development. In: Hanno P, Wein A, Malkowicz SB, editors. Penn Clinical Manual of Urology. Philadelphia: Elsevier Inc.; 2007. Ch. 25, p. 827-852.

Kolon TF. Cryptorchidism. In: The Kelalis-King-Belman Textbook of Clinical Pediatric Urology, Fifth Edition. London, England: Martin-Dunitz; 2007. Ch. 74, p. 1295-1308.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

Urology
Dialogues in Pediatric Urology
Journal of Urology
British Journal of Urology
Urologic Clinics of North America
Journal of Andrology
Asian Journal of Andrology
Biology of Reproduction
Pediatric Surgery International
Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
Journal of Pediatric Urology
The Anatomical Record

Institutional Committees

Program Director, Pediatric Urology Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.
Executive Committee of Medical Staff, Information Systems Committee (CHOP)
CHOPlink Clinical Advisory Team (CHOP)
Executive Committee of Medical Staff (CHOP)

Leadership

Memberships in professional organizations

National organizations

American Urological Association

  • 2012-13 Chair, AUA Guidelines Panel on Cryptorchidism

Society of Government Service Urologists
American Academy of Pediatrics
Basic Science Urology Program Committee
Society for Fetal Urology
Society for Pediatric Urology
American Association of Pediatric Urologists
Society of University Urologists
Society for the Study of Male Reproduction
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
National Catholic Bioethics Center 

Scientific Committees

North American Task Force on Intersexuality
Joint American Academy of Pediatrics/Society of Pediatric Urology Research Council, Society for Fetal Urology Representative
22q and You Center-Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Pediatric In-service Exam/Pediatric Qualifying Exam– exam questions
Developmental Biology and Pediatric Disorders Research Affinity Group-Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
NICHD Sponsored Focus Group on Intersex
Penn Genome Frontiers Institute
Chairman, American Association of Pediatric Urologists Research Grant Committee
AAP Core Curriculum Task Force for Urology
American Board of Urology, Practice Assessment Protocol Committee, “The Undescended Testis”

Original Papers

2013

Christman MS, Kraft KH, Tasian GE, Zderic SA, Kolon TF. Reproducibility and reliability of semen analyses in youths at risk for infertility. J Urol. 2013 Feb 19. doi:pii: S0022-5347(13)00299-1. 10.1016/j.juro.2013.02.030. [Epub ahead of print]. Read the abstract

Christman MS, Zderic SA, Kolon TF. Comparison of semen analyses amongst youths with a history of cryptorchidism or varicocele. J Urol. 2013 Feb 14. doi:pii: S0022-5347(13)00286-3. 10.1016/j.juro.2013.02.017. [Epub ahead of print]. Read the abstract

2012

Kraft KH, Canning DA, Snyder HM 3rd, and Kolon TF.Undescended testis histology correlation with adult hormone levels and semen analysis. J Urol. 2012 Oct; 188(4 Suppl): 1429–35. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2012.04.025. Epub 2012 Aug 17. Read the abstract

Kraft KH, Bhargava N, Schast AP, Canning DA, Kolon TF. Histological examination of solitary contralateral descended testis in congenital absence of the testis. J Urol. 2012 Feb;187(2):676-80. Epub 2011 Dec 16. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22177918. Read the abstract

Kraft KH, Canning DA, Snyder HM 3rd, Kolon TF. Undescended testis histology correlation with adult hormone levels and semen analysis. J Urol. 2012 Oct;188(4 Suppl):1429-35. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2012.04.025. Epub 2012 Aug 17. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22906677. Read the abstract

2011

Kraft KH, Mucksavage P, Canning DA, Snyder HM III, Kolon TF. Histological findings in patients with cryptorchidism and testis-epididymis nonfusion. J Urol. 2011 Nov;186(5):2045-9. Epub 2011 Sep 23. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21944137. Read the abstract

Kraft KH, Bhargava N, Schast AW, Canning DA, Kolon TF. Histological examination of solitary contralateral descended testis in congenital absence of testis. J Urol. 2012 Feb;187(2): 676–680. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2011.10.021. Epub 2011 Dec 16. Read the abstract

2010

Ashley RA, Barthold JS, Kolon TF. Cryptorchidism: pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Urol Clin North Am. 2010 May;37(2):183-93. Read the abstract

Posters and Presentations

2012

10/2012 “Histology of Testicular Biopsy Specimens Obtained for Cryopreservation and Future Re-Implantation As a Fertility-Preserving Technique.” American Academy of Pediatrics, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA

10/2012 “Comparison of Semen Analyses Amongst Youths with a History of Cryptorchidism or Varicocele.” American Academy of Pediatrics, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA

10/2012 “Ultrasound Testicular Volumes Do Not Differentiate Fertility Risk In Adolescents with a Varicocele.” American Academy of Pediatrics, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA

10/2012 “Long Term Management of Disorders of Sexual Differentiation: Impact on Fertility, Cancer Risk, Psychosexual Development.” Panel Discussion: Moderator. American Academy of Pediatrics, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA

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