Arun K. Srinivasan, MD, MRCS, is an attending pediatric urologist in the Division of Urology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is also a staff urologist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and an assistant professor of Urology in Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Srinivasan has extensive experience in minimally invasive urologic surgery, laparoscopy and robotic-assisted procedures. He has a special interest in treating infants, children and teens with pediatric stone disease, vesicoureteral reflux, urinary tract obstruction and neurogenic bladder disorders.
Dr. Srinivasan’s approach to care is compassionate, individualized and evidence-based. He believes a child’s wellbeing and happiness are the most important measures of his success as a pediatric urologist.
Dr. Srinivasan earned his bachelor of medicine and bachelor or surgery degree (MBBS) from Stanley Medical College in Madras, India. He earned Membership in the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) of England, United Kingdom, and completed a residency in cardiothoracic surgery at Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool, UK.
In 2004, Dr. Srinivasan decided to change his surgical focus to pediatric urology and came to the United States to further his training. He completed general surgery and urology residencies at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System in New York. Dr. Srinivasan continued his urologic training with a fellowship in pediatric urology at Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in Georgia.
In 2012, Dr. Srinivasan joined The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as an attending physician in the Division of Urology.
Dr. Srinivasan is an active member of multiple professional organizations and societies including the American Urological Association, The Society of Fetal Urology and the Enodurological Society. In addition, he is member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association and the European Association of Thoracic Surgeons.
Research is an important component of Dr. Srinivasan’s work. He was awarded a grant from the Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program (ECRIP) for his research on kidney ischemia, a renal disease caused by blood deficiency in one or both kidneys. He won prizes for best clinical research in 2008 and 2010 from the New York Chapter of American College of Surgeons. His present research interests include new techniques in minimal invasive surgery, novel tools in management of voiding dysfunction and neurogenic bladders, and design and development of new diagnostic and therapeutic devices in urology.
Dr. Srinivasan has published extensively, serving as author or co-author on numerous urologic publications, including six textbook chapters, 33 articles and five editorials. Dr. Srinivasan has presented more than 30 times at national and international conferences. He is also a reviewer for the Journal of Urology, the Journal of Endourology and the British Journal of Urology.
- Education and Training
MBBS - Stanley Medical College, Madras India
Cardiothoracic Surgery - The Cardiothoracic Centre, Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool, UK
General Surgery - North-Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
Urology - The Arthur Smith Institute for Urology, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Lake Success, NY
Pediatric Urology - Emory University School of Medicine, Childrens’ Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
MRCS - Royal College of Surgeons of England United Kingdom
- Titles and Academic Titles
Assistant Professor of Urology in Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
- Conditions Treated
- Kidney Stones
- Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR)
- Cloacal Exstrophy
- Duplex Kidney
- Hydrocele and Hernia
- Kidney Stones
- Departments and Services
Okhunov Z, Friedlander JI, George AK, Duty BD, Moreira DM, Srinivasan AK, et al. S.T.O.N.E. Nephrolithometry: Novel Surgical Classification System for Kidney Calculi. Urology. 2013 Epub Mar 26. doi:pii: S0090-4295(13)00075-7. 10.1016/j.urology.2012.10.083. Cited in PubMed; PMID 23540858. Read the abstract
George AK, Herati AS, Srinivasan AK, Rais-Bahrami S, Waingankar N, Sadek MA, et al. Perioperative outcomes of off-clamp vs complete hilar control laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. BJU Int. 2013 Apr;111(4 Pt B):E235-41. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2012.11573.x. Epub 2012 Nov 6. Cited in PubMed: PMID 23130741. Read the abstract
George AK, Herati AS, Srinivasan AK, Rais-Bahrami S, Waingankar N, Sadek MA, et al. Perioperative outcomes of off-clamp vs complete hilar control laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. BJU Int. 2013 Apr;111(4 Pt B):E235-41. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2012.11573.x. Epub 2012 Nov 6. Cited in PubMed; PMID 23130741. Read the abstract
Kaye JD, Srinivasan AK, Delaney C, Cerwinka WH, Elmore JM, Scherz HC, et al. Clinical and radiographic results of endoscopic injection for vesicoureteral reflux: defining measures of success. J Pediatr Urol. 2012 Jun;8(3):297-303. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2011.02.006. Epub 2011 May 4. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21543259. Read the abstract
Rais-Bahrami S, George AK, Herati AS, Srinivasan AK, Richstone L, Kavoussi LR. Off-clamp versus complete hilar control laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: comparison by clinical stage. BJU Int. 2012 May;109(9):1376-81. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2011.10592.x. Epub 2011 Oct 12. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21992566. Read the abstract
Kaye JD, Srinivasan AK, Koyle MA, Smith EA, Kraft KH, Hanna MK, et al. n of the amputated fistula tract for the management of congenital urethral-enteric fistula with severe urethral stenosis: a novel technique with long-term outcomes. J Pediatr Urol. 2012 Apr;8(2):166-73. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2011.02.033. Epub 2011 Apr 20. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21507726. Read the abstract
Cuda SP, Srinivasan AK, Kalisvaart J, Kirsch AJ. Evolution of single practice trends in the surgical approach to the undescended testicle. J Urol. 2011 Jun;185(6 Suppl):2451-4. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2011.01.010. Epub 2011 Apr 28. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21555009. Read the abstract
George AK, Srinivasan AK, Cho J, Sadek MA, Kavoussi LR. Surgical site infection rates following laparoscopic urological procedures. J Urol. 2011 Apr;185(4):1289-93. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2010.11.059. Epub 2011 Feb 22. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21334028. Read the abstract
Herati AS, Andonian S, Rais-Bahrami S, Atalla MA, Srinivasan AK, Richstone L, et al. Use of the valveless trocar system reduces carbon dioxide absorption during laparoscopy when compared with standard trocars. Urology. 2011 May;77(5):1126-32. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2010.06.052. Epub 2010 Oct 2. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20888033. Read the abstract