Gregory Tasian, MD, MSc, MSCE

Gregory Tasian, MD, is an attending pediatric urologist in the Division of Urology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Kidney stones, Minimally invasive surgery
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Exton; Specialty Care, King of Prussia
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP

  • Background

    Dr. Tasian is committed to the compassionate care of all children who need urologic care. He is interested in developing systems that integrate advances in urologic knowledge into clinical practice. Dr. Tasian has expertise in the surgical and medical management of children with kidney stones and is committed to ensuring that families are fully informed of all treatment options for their child.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

    Internship

    Surgery - University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

    Residency

    Urology - University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

    Fellowship

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

    Undergraduate Degree

    MSc in Neuroscience - Oxford University, Oxford, England

    Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE) - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    Graduate Degree

    BA - Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Urologist

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

  • Conditions Treated
  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests

    Nephrolithiasis (kidney stones) in children
    Effect of temperature on nephrolithiasis
    Chronic kidney disease in children with congenital urologic diseases (e.g. posterior urethral valves)
    Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness

  • Publications

    Papers

    2013

    Tasian G, Routh JC. Re: effect of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy on kidney growth in children: a. Fayad, m. G. El-sheikh, h. El-fayoumy, R. El-sergany and a. Abd el bary j urol 2012; 188: 928-931. J Urol. 2013 Sep;190(3):1140-1. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2013.02.3233. Epub 2013 Apr 11. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 23583860. No abstract available.

    Glass AS, Bagga HS, Tasian GE, McGeady JB, McCulloch CE, Blaschko SD, McAninch JW, Breyer BN. No small slam: increasing incidents of genitourinary injury from toilets and toilet seats. BJU Int. 2013 Aug;112(3):398-403. doi: 10.1111/bju.12173. Epub 2013 Jun 14. Cited in PubMed; PMID 23773285. Read the abstrcat

    Christman MS, Kraft KH, Tasian GE, Zderic SA, Kolon TF. Reproducibility and reliability of semen analysis in youths at risk for infertility. J Urol. 2013 Aug;190(2):683-8. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2013.02.030. Epub 2013 Feb 19. Cited in PubMed; PMID 23434946. Read the abstract

    Tasian G, Routh JC. Failure to Reject Does Not Equal Acceptance of Null Hypothesis: Implications for Assessing Safety of ESWL in Children. J Urol. 2013 Apr 11. pii: S0022-5347(13)04058-5. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2013.02.3233. Epub 2013 Apr 11. Cited in PubMed; PMID 23583860. Read the abstract

    Bagga HS, Tasian GE, Fisher PB, McCulloch CE, McAninch JW, Breyer BN. Product related adult genitourinary injuries treated at emergency departments in the United States from 2002 to 2010. J Urol. 2013 Apr;189(4):1362-8. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2012.10.122. Epub 2012 Nov 2. Cited in PubMed; PMID 23127766. Read the abstract

    Bagga HS, Tasian GE, McGeady J., et al. Zip-related genital injury. BJU Int. Epub 2013 Mar 13. doi: 10.1111/bju.12009. Cited in PubMed; PMID 23490164. Read the abstract

    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 Epub Feb 19. doi:pii: S0022-5347(13)00299-1. 10.1016/j.juro.2013.02.030. Cited in PubMed; PMID 23434946. Read the abstract

    Tasian GE, Wiebe DJ, Casale P. Learning Curve of Robotic Assisted Pyeloplasty for Pediatric Urology Fellows. J Urol. 2013 Feb 11. pii: S0022-5347(13)00276-0. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2013.02.009. [Epub ahead of print]. Cited in PubMed; PMID 23410982 Read the abstract

    Tasian GE, Bagga HS, Fisher PB, McCulloch CE, Cinman NM, McAninch JW, Breyer BN. Pediatric genitourinary injuries in the United States from 2002 to 2010. J Urol. 2013 Jan;189(1):288–93. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2012.09.003. Epub 2012 Nov 19. Cited in PubMed; PMCID: PMC3565612. Read the article

    2012

    Tasian GE, Cooperberg MR, Potter MB, Cowan JE, Greene KL, Carroll PR, et al. PSA screening: determinants of primary-care physician practice patterns. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2012 Jun;15(2):189-94. doi: 10.1038/pcan.2011.59. Epub 2011 Nov 29. Erratum in: Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2012 Jun;15(2):211. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22343837. Read the abstract

    Pulido J, McMahon P, Treat JR, Gunselman J, Tasian GE, Tasian SK. Labial ecthyma gangrenosum in an immunocompromised infant with leukemia: heightening awareness for the urologist. Urology. 2012 Dec;80(6):1366-8. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2012.08.020. Epub 2012 Oct 2. Cited in PubMed; PMID 23040328. Read the abstract

    Glass AS, Bagga HS, Tasian GE, Fisher PB, McCulloch CE, Blaschko SD, McAninch JW, Breyer BN. Pubic hair grooming injuries presenting to U.S. emergency departments. Urology. 2012 Dec;80(6):1187-91. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2012.08.025. Epub 2012 Oct 4. Cited in PubMed; PMCID: PMC3559025. Read the article

    Tasian GE, Ziemba J, Casale P. Unilateral hypercalciuria: a stealth culprit in recurrent ipsilateral urolithiasis in children. J Urol. 2012 Dec;188(6):2330–5. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2012.08.035. Epub 2012 Oct 22. Cited in PubMed; PMID 23088966. Read the abstract

    Bagga HS, Tasian GE, Fisher PB, McCulloch CE, McAninch JW, Breyer BN. Product related adult genitourinary injuries treated at emergency departments in the United States from 2002 to 2010.  J Urol. 2013 Apr;189(4):1362–8. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2012.10.122. Epub 2012 Nov 2. Cited in PubMed; PMID 23127766. Read the abstract

    Tasian GE, Cooperberg MR, Cowan JE, Keyashian K, Greene KL, Daniels NA, et al. Prostate specific antigen screening for prostate cancer: knowledge of, attitudes towards, and utilization among primary care physicians. Urol Oncol. 2012 Mar-Apr;30(2):155-60. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2009.12.019. Epub 2010 Aug 25. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20800514. Read the abstract

    Hsieh MH, Eisenberg ML, Hittelman AB, Wilson JM, Tasian GE, Baskin LS. Caucasian male infants and boys with hypospadias exhibit reduced anogenital distance. Hum Reprod. 2012 Jun;27(6):1577–80. doi: 10.1093/humrep/des087. Epub 2012 Mar 20. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22434852. Read the abstract

    Qiao L, Tasian GE, Zhang H, Cao M, Ferretti M, Cunha GR, Baskin LS. Androgen receptor is overexpressed in boys with severe hypospadias, and ZEB1 regulates androgen receptor expression in human foreskin cells. Pediatr Res. 2012 Apr;71(4 Pt 1):393-8. doi: 10.1038/pr.2011.49. Epub 2012 Jan 6. Cited in PubMed; PMCID: PMC3423458. Read the article

    2011

    Tasian GE, Copp HL, Baskin LS. Diagnostic imaging in cryptorchidism: utility, indications, and effectiveness. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Dec;46(12):2406-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2011.08.008. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22152893. Read the abstract

    Yiee JH, Tasian GE, Copp HL. Management trends in prenatally detected hydronephrosis: national survey of pediatrician practice patterns and antibiotic use. Urology. 2011 Oct;78(4):895-901. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2011.04.027. Epub 2011 Jun 21. Cited in PubMed; PMCID: PMC3184201. Read the article

    Tasian GE, Yiee JH, Copp HL. Imaging use and cryptorchidism: determinants of practice patterns. J Urol. 2011 May;185(5):1882-7. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2010.12.065. Epub 2011 Mar 21. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21421239. Read the abstract

    Qiao L, Tasian GE, Zhang H, Cunha GR, Baskin L. ZEB1 is estrogen responsive in vitro in human foreskin cells and is over expressed in penile skin in patients with severe hypospadias. J Urol. 2011 May;185(5):1888-93. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2010.12.066. Epub 2011 Mar 21. Cited in PubMed; PMCID: PMC3428058. Read the article

    Tasian GE, Copp HL. Diagnostic performance of ultrasound in nonpalpable cryptorchidism: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  Pediatrics. 2011 Jan;127(1):119-28. doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-1800. Epub 2010 Dec 13. Cited in PubMed; PMCID: 21149435. Read the abstract

    Posters and Presentations

    2012

    Tasian G. Learning Curve of Robotic Assisted Pyeloplasty for Pediatric Urology Fellows [oral presentation]. American Academy of Pediatrics, 2012 Oct; New Orleans, LA.