Sameer Mittal, MD, MSc

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Sameer Mittal, MD, MSc, is an attending pediatric urologist in the Division of Urology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Urologic reconstruction, Minimally invasive surgery, Hypospadias, Pediatric nephrolithiasis, Pediatric urologic oncology, Disorders of sexual development, Varicocele
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Georgetown University, School of Medicine, Washington, DC

Internship

General Surgery - NY Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Residency

Urology - NY Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Fellowship

Pediatric Urology - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Degree

MS in Physiology and Biophysics - Georgetown University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Washington, DC

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Minimally invasive surgery
Hypospadias
Urologic oncology
Cost-effective care
Quality improvement

Publications

Papers

2019

Mittal, S., Sharmayne S., Srinivasan, A (2019). Working toward opioid-free post-operative pain management in pediatric urology. AUANews, Vol 12 (9)

2018

Halpern, J. A., Oromendia, C., Shoag, J. E., Mittal, S., Cosiano, M. F., Ballman, K. V., . . . Hu, J. C. (2018). Use of Digital Rectal Examination as an Adjunct to Prostate Specific Antigen in the Detection of Clinically Significant Prostate Cancer. J Urol, 199(4), 947-953.

2017

Stone, B. V., Shoag, J., Halpern, J. A., Mittal, S., Lewicki, P., Golombos, D. M., . . . Lee, R. K. (2017). Prostate size, nocturia and the digital rectal examination: a cohort study of 30 500 men. BJU Int, 119(2), 298-304.

Halpern, J. A., Shoag, J. E., Mittal, S., Oromendia, C., Ballman, K. V., Hershman, D. L., . . . Hu, J. C. (2017). Prognostic Significance of Digital Rectal Examination and Prostate Specific Antigen in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Arm. J Urol, 197(2), 363-368

Shoag, J., Savenkov, O., Christos, P. J., Mittal, S., Halpern, J. A., Askin, G., . . . Barbieri, C. E. (2017). Vasectomy and Risk of Prostate Cancer in a Screening Trial. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 26(11), 1653-1659

2016

Mittal, S., & Lee, R. K. (2016). How Should the Prevalence of Urinary Incontinence Be Determined in a Female Population? Eur Urol, 69(2), 265-266.

Halpern, J., Mittal, S., Pereira, K., Bhatia, S., & Ramasamy, R. (2016). Percutaneous embolization of varicocele: technique, indications, relative contraindications, and complications. Asian J Androl, 18(2), 234-238.

Halpern, J. A., Lee, U. J., Wolff, E. M., Mittal, S., Shoag, J. E., Lightner, D. J., . . . Lee, R. K. (2016). Women in Urology Residency, 1978-2013: A Critical Look at Gender Representation in Our Specialty. Urology, 92, 20-25.

Shoag, J., Halpern, J. A., Lee, D. J., Mittal, S., Ballman, K. V., Barbieri, C. E., & Hu, J. C. (2016). Decline in Prostate Cancer Screening by Primary Care Physicians: An Analysis of Trends in the Use of Digital Rectal Examination and Prostate Specific Antigen Testing. J Urol, 196(4), 1047-1052

Shoag, J., Mittal, S., Halpern, J. A., Scherr, D., Hu, J. C., & Barbieri, C. E. (2016). Lethal Prostate Cancer in the PLCO Cancer Screening Trial. Eur Urol, 70(1), 2-5

Shoag, J., Mittal, S., Hu, J. C. (2016) Reevaluating PSA Testing Rates in the PLCO trial. NEJM. 374(18), 1795-1796

Halpern, J. A., Al Hussein Al Awamlh, B., Mittal, S., Shoag, J. E., Hu, J. C., & Lee, R. K. (2016). International Medical Graduate Training in Urology: Are We Missing an Opportunity? Urology, 95, 39-46.

2015

Shoag, J., Halpern, J., Eisner, B., Lee, R., Mittal, S., Barbieri, C. E., & Shoag, D. (2015). Efficacy of Prostate-Specific Antigen Screening: Use of Regression Discontinuity in the PLCO Cancer Screening Trial. JAMA Oncol, 1(7), 984-986.

2012

Vora, A., Mittal, S., Hwang, J., & Bandi, G. (2012). Robot-assisted simple prostatectomy: multi-institutional outcomes for glands larger than 100 grams. J Endourol, 26(5), 499-502.

Posters and Presentations

2020

R.E.N.A.L. Nephrometry for Pediatric Nephron Sparing Surgery. Alexander El-Ali, Sameer Mittal, Juan Calle Toro, Jay Shah, Brendan Lawton, Thomas Kolon, Christopher Long, Susan Back – Society of Pediatric Radiology Annual Conference 2020 (Presentation)

Quantitative MRI Biomarkers in Pediatric Nephron Sparing Surgery. Alexander El-Ali, Sameer Mittal, Kathleen Boyer, Christopher Long, Lisa States, Susan Back, Dmitry Khrichenko, Suraj Serai – Society of Pediatric Radiology Annual Conference 2020 (Presentation)

Simplified robot-assisted laparoscopic ureterocalicostomy for failed pyeloplasty. Aznive Aghababian, Sameer Mittal, John Weaver, Dana Weiss, Christopher Long, Arun Srinivasan, Aseem Shukla – 4th Annual North American Robotic Urology Symposium 2020 (Video)

2019

Quantifying glans width changes with and without testosterone in patients undergoing hypospadias repair. Sameer Mittal, Nathan Hyacinthe, Connie Tan, Dana Weiss, Gregory Tasian, Jason Van Batavia, Steve Zderic, Aseem Shukla, Thomas Kolon, Arun Srinivasan, Douglas Canning, Mark Zaontz, Christopher Long – 3rd Annual Hypospadias World Congress of the Hypospadias International Society 2019 (Podium)

Application of the modified Cecil-Culp repair in the treatment of penile amputation during neonatal circumcision. Sameer Mittal, Katherine M. Fischer, Douglas Canning, Jason Van Batavia – Society for Fetal Urology 2019 (Presentation)

Massive urinary ascites as a presenting sign for anterior urethral valves (AUV). Sameer Mittal, Sarah Christianson, Ashanda Esdaille, Mark Zaontz, Aseem Shukla – Society for Fetal Urology 2019 (Presentation)

2018

Surgical management of short phallus in adolescents born with bladder exstrophy/epispadias. Saman S. Talab, Sameer Mittal, Moneer Hanna – American Urologic Annual Meeting 2018 (Podium)

2017

Identifying differential mRNA and miRNA expression patterns in dilated and collapsed seminiferous tubules reveals unique “niche” for spermatogenesis in men with severe forms of infertility. Sameer Mittal, Anna Mielnik, Alexander Bolyakov, Peter N Schlegel, Darius Paduch – American Urologic Annual Meeting 2017 (Podium)

Pilot study results using Fluorescence activated cell sorting of spermatozoa from testis tissue. Sameer Mittal, Anna Mielnik, Alexander Bolyakov, Peter N Schlegel, Darius Paduch – American Urologic Annual Meeting 2017 (Podium)

Utility of digital rectal examination (DRE) in detection of clinically significant prostate cancer: age and prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based analysis. Joshua Halpern, Clara Oromendia, Michael Cosiano, Jonathan Shoag, Sameer Mittal, Karla Ballman, Andrew Vickers, Jim Hu – American Urologic Annual meeting 2017 (Podium)

Invited Lectures

2020

Mittal S. “EEC Primer for the Pediatric Anesthesiologist”. 12th Operative Workshop on Exstrophy – Epispadias Complex, Ahmedabad, India, 2020.

Awards and Honors

2019, 3rd Annual Hypospadias World Congress of the Hypospadias International Society, Clinical Prize
2018, New York Section’s Resident Essay Meeting / Valentine Medal Award, Third Place
2017, New York Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council Distinguished House Staff Award
2017, New York Section’s Resident Essay Meeting / Valentine Medal Award, Third Place   
2016, Society for Male Reproduction and Urology Prize Paper, American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting
2014, New York Section’s Resident Essay Meeting / Valentine Medal Award, Second Place  
2012, William C. Maxted Award
Meinig Family Cornell National Scholars Program
Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

Ad hoc reviewer

Journal of Pediatric Surgery
European Urology

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Urological Association
Societies for Pediatric Urology