Joan S. Ko, MD Joan S. Ko, MD, is a clinical fellow with the Division of Urology with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Locations: Main Campus Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) Education and Training Medical SchoolMD - University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA InternshipGeneral Surgery - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD ResidencyUrology - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD FellowshipPediatric Urology - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA Titles and Academic Titles Urology Clinical Fellow Departments and Services Division of Urology Publications Papers2016 Ko JS, Gupta AD, Di Carlo HN, Lue K, Gearhart JP. “Wire in the hole: A case series of eroded intrapubic wire sutures causing genitourinary complications in the bladder exstrophy complex.” Can J Urol. 2016 Oct;23(5):8476-8479. Ko JS, Readal N, Ball MW, Han M, Pierorazio PM. “Call schedule and sleep patterns in urology residents following the 2011 ACGME reforms.” Urol Pract. 2016 Mar;3(2):147-152. 2015 Ko JS, Chalfin H, Trock BJ, Feng Z, Humphreys E, Park S, Carter HB, Frick KD, Han M. “Variability in Medicare utilization and payment among urologists.” Urology. 2015; 85(5):1045-1050. 2014 Kern AJ, Inouye B, Ko JS, Gorin MA, Allaf ME, Goldstein S, DiCarlo HN, Shah BB, Wang MH. “Impact of nephrectomy on long-term renal function in non-syndromic children treated for unifocal Wilms tumor.” J Pediatr Urol. 2014; 10(4):662-666. Inouye BM, Tourchi A, Di Carlo HN, Young EE, Mhlanga J, Ko JS, Sponseller PD, Gearhart JP. “Safety and efficacy of staged pelvic osteotomies in the modern treatment of cloacal exstrophy.” J Pediatr Urol. 2014; 10(6):1244-1248. Gupta N, Ko J*, Matlaga BR, Wang M. “Ureteroscopy for treatment of upper urinary tract stones in children: Technical considerations.” Curr Urol Rep. 2014; 15(5):407. (*co-first author) Tourchi A, Inouye BM, Di Carlo HN, Young E, Ko J, Gearhart JP. “New advances in the pathophysiologic and radiologic basis of the exstrophy spectrum.” J Pediatr Urol. 2014; 10(2): 212-218. 2013 Ko JS, Di Carlo HN, Gupta AD, Ross AE, Eckhauser FE, Bivalacqua TJ. “Adenocarcinoma of the ileal conduit in a patient born with classic bladder exstrophy.” Urology Case Reports. 2013; 1(1): 5-6. Hammett J, Ko JS, Byrd N, Crispen PL, Krupski TL. “Patterns of care for renal surgery: Underutilization of nephron-sparing procedures.” Can Urol Assoc J. 2013; 7(5-6): E286-92. 2011 Ko JS, Landis P, Carter HB, Partin AW. “Effect of intra-observer variation in prostate volume measurement on prostate specific antigen density calculations among prostate cancer active surveillance participants.” BJU Int. 2011; 108(11): 1739-42. 2008 Stetson DS, Ko JS, Heidmann T, Medzhitov R. “Trex1 prevents cell-intrinsic initiation of autoimmunity.” Cell. 2008; 134(4): 569-71. Posters and Presentations2016 Ko JS, Lue KM, Yan G, Di Carlo HN, Isaacs WB, Gearhart JP. “Rs9291768 risk allele frequency in patients with bladder exstrophy-epispadias complex.” Selected for Poster Presentation, Society for Pediatric Urology Annual Meeting; San Diego, California; May 2016. 2015 Ko JS, Readal N, Ball MW, Han M, Pierorazio PM. “Call schedule and sleep patterns in urology residents following the 2011 ACGME reforms.” Poster Presentation, Johns Hopkins Sleep and Circadian Research Day; Baltimore, Maryland; June 2015. Ko JS, Chalfin H, Trock BJ, Feng Z, Humphreys E, Park S, Carter HB, Frick KD, Han M. “Variability in Medicare utilization and payment among urologists.” Poster Presentation, American Urological Association Annual Meeting; New Orleans, Louisiana; May 2015. Awards and Honors 2016, IVUmed Traveling Resident Scholar 2014-2015, American Board of Medical Specialties Visiting Scholar 2014, Resident Prize Essay Award, Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Urological Association 2011, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 2010, Gold Humanism Honor Society 2009, Skeleton Award, University of Virginia Department of Pathology 2007-2011, Pettus Gray and Janie Vance Ellesor Scholarship Leadership and Memberships Memberships in Professional Organizations American Urological Association Endourological Society Society of Women in Urology Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. The comments are submitted by patients and families and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not reflect the views of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.