Aseem R. Shukla, MD, FAAP

Aseem R. Shukla, MD, FAAP, is an attending urologist and director of minimally invasive surgery in the Division of Urology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Complex genitourinary reconstruction, Disorders of sex development, Hypospadias, Minimally invasive surgery
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Exton; Specialty Care, King of Prussia
Phone: 215-590-2754

  • Background

    Dr. Shukla completed his residency in general surgery and urology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and his fellowship in pediatric urology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Prior to returning to CHOP in 2012, Dr. Shukla served as director of urology at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital and held associate professorships in urology and pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. Additionally, Dr. Shukla served as the Residency Program Director of the University of Minnesota Department of Urology.

    At CHOP, Dr. Shukla is the director of minimally invasive surgery with a clinical and research interest in robotic-assisted laparoscopy, urinary reflux, hydronephrosis, urinary tract reconstruction, hypospadias and disorders of sexual differentiation.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

    Internship

    1995-1996 General Surgery - University of South Florida College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Tampa, FL

    Residency

    1996-1997 General Surgery - University of South Florida College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Tampa, FL

    1997-2001 Urology - University of South Florida College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Tampa, FL

    Fellowship

    2001-2004 Pediatric Urology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    Pediatric Urology

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery

    Attending Urologist

    Associate Professor of Surgery in Urology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Conditions Treated
  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests

    Robotic-assisted laparoscopy
    Urinary reflux
    Hydronephrosis
    Urinary tract reconstruction
    Hypospadias
    Disorders of sexual differentiation.

    Year Started Practice

    2004

  • Publications

    Books

    Books

    2008

    Shukla AR, Austin PF, Herndon CDA, editors. The Kelalis-King-Belman textbook of clinical pediatric urology study guide. London: Informa Healthcare; 2008.

    Chapters

    2009

    Lukasewycz S, Shukla AR. Abnormalities of the penis and scrotum. In: Shukla AR, Austin PF, Herndon CDA, editors. The Kelalis-King-Belman textbook of clinical pediatric urology study guide. London: Informa Healthcare; 2009. p. 223-24.

    Snodgrass WT, Shukla AR, Canning DA. Hypospadias. In: Shukla AR, Austin PF, Herndon CDA, editors. The Kelalis-King-Belman textbook of clinical pediatric urology study guide. London: Informa Healthcare; 2009. p. 219-22.

    Lukasewycz S, Shukla AR. Basic science of the testis. In: Shukla AR, Austin PF, Herndon CDA, editors. The Kelalis-King-Belman textbook of clinical pediatric urology study guide. London: Informa Healthcare; 2009. p.  205-6.

    Lukasewycz S, Shukla AR. Laparoscopic management of duplication anomalies.  In: Shukla AR, Austin PF, Herndon CDA, editors. The Kelalis-King-Belman textbook of clinical pediatric urology study guide. London: Informa Healthcare; 2009. p. 127-28.

    Lukasewycz S, Shukla AR. Endourology for stone disease. In: Shukla AR, Austin PF, Herndon CDA, editors. The Kelalis-King-Belman textbook of clinical pediatric urology study guide. London: Informa Healthcare; 2009. p.  79-82.

    Franc-Guimond J, Marie-Houle A, Shukla AR. Adrenal tumors and functional consequences.  In: Shukla AR, Austin PF, Herndon CDA, editors. The Kelalis-King-Belman textbook of clinical pediatric urology study guide. London: Informa Healthcare; 2009. p. 49-52.

    Shukla AR. Pediatric renal nuclear medicine.  In: Shukla AR, Austin PF, Herndon CDA, editors. The Kelalis-King-Belman textbook of clinical pediatric urology study guide. London: Informa Healthcare; 2009. p. 11-12.

    Shukla AR, Figueroa TE. History and physical examination of a child.  In: Shukla AR, Austin PF, Herndon CDA, editors. The Kelalis-King-Belman textbook of clinical pediatric urology study guide. London: Informa Healthcare; 2009. p. 1-2.

    2008

    Shukla AR, Canning D. Extrophy of the bladder. In Schwartz MW, Bell LM, Bingham PM, Chung EK, Friedman DF, Loomes KM, Mamula P, Mascarenhas M, Tanel RE, editors. The 5-minute pediatric consult. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2008. p. 316-17.

    2007

    Shukla AR, Canning DA, Snodgrass WT. Hypospadias. In: Docimo SG, Canning DL, Khoury A, editors. The Kelalis-King-Belman textbook of clinical pediatric urology. 5th ed. London: Informa Healthcare; 2007. p. 1205-38.

    Shukla AR, Erhard M. Endourology for stone disease.  In: Docimo SG, Canning DL, Khoury A, editors. The Kelalis-King-Belman textbook of clinical pediatric urology. 5th ed. London: Informa Healthcare; 2007. p. 401-20. 

    2005

    Shukla AR, Canning D. Extrophy of the bladder. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5-minute pediatric consult. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2005. p.  370-71. 

    2003

    Shukla AR, Patel R, Canning D. Hypospadias. In: Gearhart JP, editor. Pediatric urology. Totowa NJ: Humana Press; 2003. p. 103-26. 

    2002

    Shukla AR, Canning D. Extrophy of the bladder. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5-minute pediatric consult. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2002. p. 362-63. 

    2001

    Homsy Y, Shukla AR. Urological emergencies in the newborn. In: Levy DA, editor. Urology pearls of wisdom. Boston: Boston Medical Publishing Corp.; 2001. p. 95-102. 

    Abstracts

    2011

    Schomburg, J, Haberman, K, Willihnganz-Lawson, K, Shukla, AR. Robot-assisted laparoscopic ureteral reimplantation: a single surgeon comparison to open surgery [abstract presentation]. North Central Section, American Urological Association; 2011 Oct 19; Palm Springs, CA.

    Willihnganz K, Isharwal S, Lewis J, Sarafogolou K, Boisclair-Fahey A, Shukla, AR. The delayed vaginoplasty for disorders of sexual differentiation [abstract presentation]. North Central Section, American Urology Association; 2011 Oct 19; Palm Springs, CA.

    Willihnganz K, Isharwal S, Lewis J, Sarafogolou K, Boisclair-Fahey A, Shukla AR. The delayed vaginoplasty for disorders of sexual differentiation [abstract presentation]. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference; 2011 Oct 15;  Boston, MA.

    2010

    O’Brien S, Shukla AR. Transition from open to robot assisted pediatric pyeloplasty: a feasibility and outcome study [abstract presentation]. North Central Section, American Urology Association; 2010 Sep 29; Chicago, IL.

    Fine M, Varda B, Alanee S, Prosen T, Lewis J. Shukla AR. Degree of antenatal hydronephrosis predicts need for postnatal surgery: no correlation with vesicoureteral reflux or urinary tract infection [abstract presentation]. North Central Section, American Urology Association; 2010 Sep 29; Chicago, IL.

    Papers

    2012

    Leavitt DA, Hottinger DG, Reed RC, Shukla AR. A case series of genital vascular anomalies in children and their management: lessons learned. Urology. 2012 Oct;80(4):914–8. Read the abstract

    Willihnganz-Lawson KH, Isharwal S, Lewis JM, Sarafoglou K, Boisclair-Fahey A, Shukla AR. Secondary vaginoplasty for disorders for sexual differentiation: Is there a right time? Challenges with compliance and follow-up at a multidisciplinary center. J Pediatr Urol. Epub 2012 Aug 8. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22884689. Read the abstract

    Leavitt DA, Rambachan A, Haberman K, Demarco R, Shukla AR. Robot-assisted laparoscopic ipsilateral ureteroureterostomy for ectopic ureters in children: description of technique. J Endourol. 2012 Oct;26(10):1279–83. Read the abstract

    Lukasewycz SJ, Smith AR, Rambachan A, MacMillan ML, Lewis JM, Shukla AR. Intractable hemorrhagic cystitis after hematopoietic stem cell tranplantation--is there a role for early urinary diversion in children? J Urol. 2012 Jul;188(1):242-6. Epub 2012 May 15. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22595064. Read the abstract

    Willihnganz-Lawson KH, Malaeb BS, Shukla AR. De Castro technique used to create neophallus: a case of aphallia. Urology. 2012 May;79(5):1149-51. Epub 2011 Nov 30. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22130361. Read the abstract

    Alanee S, Gupta P, Gleich P, Shukla AR. Complete urethral duplication: description of surgical approach mimicking distal epispadias repair. J Pediatr Urol. 2012 Aug;8(4):343-7. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21856235. Read the abstract

    O'Brien ST, Shukla AR. Transition from open to robotic-assisted pediatric pyeloplasty: a feasibility and outcome study. J Pediatr Urol. 2012 Jun;8(3):276-81. Epub 2011 May 26. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21616719. Read the abstract

    2011

    Fine MS, Smith KM, Shrivastava D, Cook ME, Shukla AR. Posterior urethral valve treatments and outcomes in children receiving kidney transplants. J Urol. 2011 Jun;185(6 Suppl):2507-11. Epub 2011 Apr 27. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21527196.Read the abstract 

    2010

    McAdams S, Shukla AR. Pediatric extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: predicting successful outcomes. Indian J Urol. 2010 Oct;26(4):544-8. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21369388. Read the article

    Miller BS, Shukla AR. Sterile abscess formation in response to two separate branded long-acting gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists. Clin Ther. 2010 Sep;32(10):1749-51. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21194598. Read the abstract

    McAdams S, Kim N, Dajusta D, Monga M, Ravish IR, et al. Preoperative stone attenuation value predicts success after shock wave lithotripsy in children. J Urol. 2010 Oct;184(4 Suppl):1804-9. Epub 2010 Aug 21. 

    McAdams S, Kim N, Ravish IR, Monga M, Ugarte R, Nerli R, et al. Stone size is only independent predictor of shock wave lithotripsy success in children: a community experience. J Urol. 2010 Aug;184(2):659-64. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20646719.Read the abstract

    Alanee S, Shukla AR. Bladder malignancies in children aged <18 years: results from the surveillance, epidemiology and end results database. BJU Int. 2010 Aug;106(4):557-60. Epub 2009 Dec 14. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20015324. Read the abstract

    Smith KM, Windsperger A, Alanee S, Humar A, Kashtan C, Shukla AR. Risk factors and treatment success for ureteral obstruction after pediatric renal transplantation. J Urol. 2010 Jan;183(1):317-22. Cited in PubMed; PMID 19914663. Read the abstract

    Posters and Presentations

    2012

    Shukla AR.  South Zone Pediatric Urology Update [international faculty, live operative workshop and conference] KLE Hospital Department of Urology; 2012 Feb 4-6; Belgaum, India.

    Shukla AR. 4th Annual Exstrophy-Epispadias Workshop, BJ Medical College [lead faculty]; 2012 Jan. 30-Feb. 3; Ahmedabad, India.

    2011

    Shukla AR. The versatility of the laparoscopic ureteral reimplant [presentation]. American Academic of Pediatric National Conference;  2011 Oct 17; Boston, MA.

    Shukla AR. International Faculty, Indian Association of Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Urology Conference [live operative workshop and presentations]; 2011 Feb 5-6; Jabalpur, India.

    Shukla AR. 3rd Annual Exstrophy-Epispadias Workshop, BJ Medical College [lead faculty].  2011 Jan. 30-Feb. 4; Ahmedabad, India.

    Shukla AR. National Pediatric Surgery Post Graduate Continuing Medical Education Course, King Edward Memorial Hospital [international faculty]; 2011 Jan. 27-30; Mumbai, India.

    2010

    Shukla AR. Quo vadis robotics [keynote address]. Asian Society of Pediatric Urology; 2010 Oct 29; Istanbul, Turkey.

    Shukla AR. Building pediatric urology capacity in low resource countries [panel discussion]. World Congress of Pediatric Urology and American Urological Association; 2010 May 29; San Francisco, CA.

    Shukla AR. Urological Society of India National Conference (USICON) [guest faculty]; 2010 Feb 2-5; Agra India.

    Shukla AR. Pediatric Urology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences [presentation]; 2010 Feb 2-4; New Delhi, India.

    Shukla AR. Pediatric Urology, B.J. Medical College [live cases of exstrophy-epispadias]; 2010 Jan 25-29; Ahmedabad, India.

    Shukla AR. Pediatric Urology, Amritanandmayi Institute of Medical Sciences [live surgery and presentations]; 2010 Jan 18-20; Cochin, Kerala, India.

     

     

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial  positions

    Contributing section editor

    2011-present, AAP Grand Rounds

    Reviewer

    2012-present, Nature Reviews, Urology
    2010-present, Journal of Adolescent Health
    2009-present, Journal of Endourology
    2007-present, Medscape Urology Journal
    2007-present, Journal of Pediatric Urology
    2007-present, British Journal of Urology
    2005-present, Journal of Urology