Jason Van Batavia, MD

Jason Van Batavia, MD

Jason Van Batavia, MD, is an attending urologist in the Division of Urology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Voiding dysfunction, Lower urinary tract dysfunction, Disorders of sex development, Hypospadias, Urodynamics, Neurogenic Bladder, Vesicoureteral Reflux
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY 

Internship

General Surgery - Columbia University Medical Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

Residency

Urology - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
 

Fellowship

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

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Urologist

Clinical Instructor of Urology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Lower urinary tract dysfunction, neurogenic and non-neurogenic bladders, urodynamics, medical device innovation

Publications

Papers

2017

Morrison JC, Van Batavia JP, Darge K, Long CJ, Shukla AR, and Srinivasan AK. Ultrasound guided ureteroscopy in children: safety and success. J Pediatr Urol. 2017 Oct 14. pii: S1477-5131(17)30402-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2017.08.019. [Epub ahead of print]

Van Batavia JP, Combs AJ, Fast AM, and Glassberg KI. Overactive bladder (OAB): a symptom in search of a disease – its relationship to specific lower urinary tract symptoms and conditions. J Pediatr Urol. 2017 Jun;13(3):277.e1-277.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2017.02.010. Epub 2017 Mar 10.

Chouhan JD, Chu DI, Birs A, Pyle LC, Van Batavia JP, Linn RL, Back SJ, Russo P, Darge K, Kolon TF, and Srinivasan AK. Ovotestis in adolescence: Two care reports. Urology 2017; 105: 171-174.

Van Batavia JP, Chu DI, Long CJ, Jen M, Canning DA, and Weiss DA.  Genitourinary involvement and management in children with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis. J Ped Urol 2017 [Epub ahead of print]

Morrison JC, Kawal T, Van Batavia JP, and Srinivasan AK. Use of ultrasound in pediatric renal stone diagnosis and surgery. Curr Urol Rep 2017; 18(3): 22

Zambrano IA, Van Batavia J, Bonzo J, Pawel BR, and Long CJ. Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis manifesting as a nephrocutaneous fistula in a 5-year old female. Urology 2017 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28131924

2016

Van Batavia JP, and Tasian, GE. Clinical effectiveness in the diagnosis and acute management of pediatric nephrolithiasis. Int J Surg 2016; 36(Pt D): 698-704

Van Batavia JP and Kolon TF. Fertility in Disorders of Sex Development. J Pediatr Urol 2016; 12(6): 418-425.

Mlynarczyk CM, Finkelstein JB, Onyeji IC, Van Batavia JP, Rosoff JS, and Badalato GM. What’s in a number? Examining the effect of a dedicated research year on H-index and fellowship decision making. Urology 2016; 98: 27-31.

Glassberg KI, Van Batavia JP, and Combs AJ. Can children with either overactive bladder or dysfunctional voiding transition from one into the other: Are both part of a single entity? J Pediatr Urol 2016; 12(4): 217 e1-8.

Finkelstein JB, Van Batavia JP, and Casale P. Is outpatient robotic pyeloplasty feasible? J Robot Surg 2016; 10(3): 233-237. 

2015

Silva M, Levy AC, Finkelstein JB, Van Batavia JP, and Casale P.  Is peri-operative urethral catheter drainage enough? The case for stentless pediatric robotic pyeloplasty. J Pediatr Urol 2015; 11(4): 175.  

Finkelstein JB, Van Batavia JP, and Rosoff JS.  The difference a year can make: Academic productivity of residents in 5 vs. 6 year residency programs.  Urology 2015; 86(2): 220-222. 

Yamany T, van Batavia J, Ahn J, Shapiro E, and Gupta M.  Ureterorenoscopy for upper tract urothelial carcinoma: how often are we missing lesions? Urology 2015; 85(2): 311-315.

Pagano MJ, Van Batavia JP, and Casale P. Laser ablation in the management of obstructive uropathy in neonates. J Endourol 2015; 29(5): 611-614.

2014

Van Batavia J, Yamay T, Molotkov A, Dan H, Mansukhani M, Batourina E, Schneider K, Oyon D, Dunlop M, Wu XR, Cordon-Cardo C, and Mendelsohn C. Bladder cancers arise from distinct urothelial sub-populations. Nat Cell Biol 2014; 16(10): 982-991.

Kolon TF, Glassberg KI, and Van Batavia JP. Varicocele: early surgery versus observation [Opposing Views]. J Urol 2014; 192(3): 645-647.

Van Batavia JP, Combs AJ, Fast AM, and Glassberg KI. Use of non-invasive uroflowmetry with simultaneous electromyography to monitor patient response to treatment for lower urinary tract conditions. J Pediatr Urol 2014; 10(3): 532-537.

Yamany T, Van Batavia J, and Mendelsohn C. Formation and regeneration of the urothelium. Curr Opin Organ Transplant 2014; 19(3): 323-330.

Van Batavia JP and Casale P. Robotic surgery in pediatric urology. Curr Urol Rep 2014; 15(5):402.

Van Batavia JP, Combs AJ, and Glassberg KI. Short pelvic floor EMG lag time II: Use in management and follow-up of children treated for detrusor overactivity. J Pediatr Urol 2014; 10(2): 255-61.

Wenske S, Van Batavia J, Combs AJ, and Glassberg KI. Analysis of uroflow patterns in children with dysfunctional voiding. J Pediatr Urol 2014; 10(2): 250-254.

2013

Glassberg KI, Van Batavia JP, and Combs AJ.  Posterior urethral valves: Transitional care into adulthood.  Dialogues in Pediatric Urology June 2013; 34(4): 17-20.

Van Batavia JP, Nees SN, Fast AM, Combs AJ, and Glassberg KI. Outcomes of vesicoureteral reflux in children with non-neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction treated with dextranomer/hyaluronic acid copolymer. J Pediatr Urol [accepted manuscript 2013; PMID: 2490224]

Van Batavia JP, Fast AM, Combs AJ, and Glassberg KI. The bladder of willful infrequent voiders: Underactive or underutilized? J Pediatr Urol [accepted manuscript 2013; PMID: 24360923]

Fast AM, Deibert CM, Van Batavia JP, Nees SN, and Glassberg KI. Adolescent varicocelectomy: Does artery sparing influence recurrence rate and/or catch up growth? Andrology 2013; 2(2): 159-64.

Woldu S, Nees S, Van Batavia J, Spencer B, and Glassberg K. Physical exam and ultrasound characteristics of right varicoceles in adolescents with left varicoceles. Andrology 2013; 1(6): 936-942.

Gandhi D, Molotkov A, Batourina E, Schneider K, Dan H, Reiley M, Laufer E, Metzger D, Liang F, Liao Y, Sun TT, Aronow B, Rosen R, Mauney J, Adam R, Rosselot C, Van Batavia J, McMahon A, McMahon J, Guo JJ, and Mendelsohn C. Retinoid signaling in progenitors controls specification and regeneration of the urothelium. Dev Cell 2013; 26(5): 469-482.

Castaneda CV, Shapiro EY, Ahn JJ, Van Batavia JP, Silva MV, Tan Y, and Gupta M. Endoscopic management of intraluminal ureteral endometriosis. Urology 2013; 82(2): 307-312.

Van Batavia JP, and Casale P. Robotic surgery of the kidney and ureter in pediatric patients. Curr Urol Rep 2013; 14(4): 373-378.

Combs AJ, Van Batavia JP, Chan J, and Glassberg KI. Dysfunctional elimination syndromes: How closely linked are constipation and encopresis with specific lower urinary tract conditions? J Urol 2013; 190(3): 1015-1020.

Fast AM, Nees SN, Van Batavia JP, Combs AJ, and Glassberg KI. Outcomes of vesicoureteral reflux in children with non-neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction with targeted treatment at their specific LUT condition. J Urol 2013; 190(3): 1028-1033.

Van Batavia JP, Fast AM, Nees SN, Mercado MA, Gaselberti A, and Glassberg KI. Incidence, significance and natural history of persistent retrograde venous flow after varicocelectomy in children and adolescents: Correlation with catch-up growth. J Urol 2013; 190(2): 689-695.

Van Batavia JP, Ahn JJ, Fast AM, Combs AJ, and Glassberg KI. Prevalence of urinary tract infections and vesicoureteral reflux amongst children with lower urinary tract dysfunction. J Urol 2013; 190(4): 1495-1500.

Combs AJ, Van Batavia JP, Horowitz M, and Glassberg KI. Short pelvic floor electromyographic lag time: a novel noninvasive approach to document detrusor overactivity in children with lower urinary tract symptoms. J Urol 2013; 189(6): 2282-6.

Van Batavia JP, Badalato G, Fast A, Glassberg, KI. Adolescent varicocele: Is the “20/38” harbinger a durable predictor of testicular asymmetry? J Urol 2013; 189(5): 1897-1901.

2012

Wenske S, Combs AJ, Van Batavia JP, and Glassberg KI. Can staccato and interrupted/fractionated uroflow patterns alone correctly identify the underlying lower urinary tract condition? J Urol 2012; 187(6): 2188-94.

2011

Van Batavia, JP, Combs AJ, Bayer A, Medina-Kreppein D, Hyun G, Schlussel RN, and Glassberg KI. Simple diagnosis of four voiding conditions using uroflow/EMG, EMG lag time, and voiding history. J Urol 2011; 186(4): 1721-6.

2010

Van Batavia, JP, Woldu, SL, Raimondi, PM, Spencer, BA, Insel, BJ, Poon, SA, and Glassberg, KI. Adolescent varicocele: influence of Tanner stage at presentation on the presence, development, worsening, and/or improvement of testicular hypotrophy without surgical intervention. J Urol 2010; 184(4): 1727-32.

Woldu, SL, Van Batavia, JP, Poon, SA, Raimondi, PM, and Glassberg, KI.  Is adolescent variocelectomy safe after previous inguinal surgery? J Urol 2010; 184(4): 1716-21.

Van Batavia, JP, Combs AJ, Horowitz M, Glassberg KI.  Primary bladder neck dysfunction in children and adolescents III: results of long-term alpha-blocker therapy.  J Urol 2010; 183(2): 724-30.

2008

Richmond ME, Cabreriza SE, Van Batavia JP, Quinn TA, Kanter JP, Weinberg AD, Mosca RS, Quaegebeur JM, Spotnitz HM. Direction of Pre-Operative Shunting Affects Ventricular Mechanics after Tetralogy of Fallot Repair. Circulation 2008; 118(23): 2338-44.

2007

Chen X, Wurtmann EJ, Van Batavia J, Zybailov B, Washburn MP, Wolin SL. An ortholog of the Ro autoantigen functions in 23S rRNA maturation in D. radiodurans.. Genes & Development. 2007 Jun; 21(11): 1328-1339. 

Posters and Presentations

2017

2017

Van Batavia JP, Bulter S, Lewis E, Fesi J, Zderic SA, and Valentino RJ. Optogenetic stimulation of CRH specific neurons in Barrington’s nucleus recapitulates the social stress voiding phenotype.  Poster at Neuroscience 2017, Washington DC; conference of the Society of Neuroscience

Tong CM, Van Batavia JP, Chu DI, and Srinivasan AK. Comparing traditional three port and single site laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair in children.  Moderated poster presentation, 35th World Congress of Endourology 2017, Vancouver, Canada

Van Batavia JP, Butler S, Lewis E, Fesi J, Valentino R, and Zderic SA. Optogenetic stimulation of corticotropin-releasing hormone expressing neurons in Barrington’s nucleus recapitulates the social stress voiding phenotype in mice. Best Science Prize Abstract (2nd place), Podium presentation, Pediatric Urology Fall Congress 2017, Montreal, Canada

Van Batavia JP, Crowley TB, Burrows E, Zackai EH, Sanna-Cherchi S, McDonald-McGinn DM, and Kolon TF. Anomalies of the genitourinary tract in children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.  Podium presentation, Pediatric Urology Fall Congress 2017, Montreal, Canada

Van Batavia JP, Chu DI, Bowen DK, and Zaontz MR. How to avoid scrotoplasty in boys with a concealed webbed penis: A preliminary report on the paraphimotic band technique.  Moderated poster presentation, Pediatric Urology Fall Congress 2017, Montreal, Canada

Chu DI, Van Batavia JP, Gupta K, Kalmus A, Kawal T, Bowen DK, Weiss DA, Zderic SA, and Canning DA. Tunica vaginalis flap for salvaging testicular torsion: A matched cohort analysis.  Best Clinical Prize Finalist, Podium presentation, Pediatric Urology Fall Congress 2017, Montreal, Canada

Kawal T, Srinivasan A, Chu D, Van Batavia JP, Long CJ, and Shukla AR. Robotic assisted laparoscopic ureteral re-implant: Can post operative urinary retention be predicted?  Podium presentation, Pediatric Urology Fall Congress 2017, Montreal, Canada

Bowen D, Van Batavia J, and Srinivasan A. Endoscopic management of bilateral UVJ obstruction in an infant. Video abstract presentation, Pediatric Urology Fall Congress 2017, Montreal, Canada

Tong C, Van Batavia J, Chu DI, and Srinivasan AK. Comparing traditional three port and single site laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair in children.  Unmoderated poster, Pediatric Urology Fall Congress 2017, Montreal, Canada

Long CJ, Kawal T, Van Batavia JP, Weiss DA, Shukla AR, and Srinivasan AK. Passive ureteral dilation with pre-ureteroscopy stenting results in decrease complication rate in pediatric stone removal. Podium presentation, Pediatric Urology Fall Congress 2017, Montreal, Canada

Sack BS, Yerkes EB, and Van Batavia JP. In uncharted waters: Navigating the pediatric urology job market.  Podium presentation, Pediatric Urology Fall Congress 2017, Montreal, Canada

Van Batavia JP, Morrison JC, Darge K, Shukla AR, and Srinivasan AK.  Ultrasound guided ureteroscopy: Safety and success.  Video presentation at the Pediatric Urology Fall Congress 2016, Dallas, TX

2016

Chu DI (presenter), Van Batavia JP, Shukla AR, and Srinivasan AK. Salvage minimally-invasive pyeloplasty techniques in patients with short ureter.  Video presentation at the Pediatric Urology Fall Congress 2016, Dallas, TX

Combs AJ (presenter), Van Batavia JP, and Glassberg KI.  Detrusor internal sphincter dyssynergy: an underappreciated source of neurogenic bladder dysfunction in children with cerebral palsy.  Podium presentation at the Pediatric Urology Fall Congress 2016, Dallas, TX

Van Batavia JP, Tong C, Chu DI, and Srinivasan AK.  Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair by primary peritoneal flap repair: Description of technique and initial results in children.  Moderated poster presentation at the Pediatric Urology Fall Congress 2016, Dallas, TX

Morrison JC (presenter), Van Batavia JP, Darge K, Long CJ, and Srinivasan AK.  Ultrasound guided ureteroscopy in children: Safety and success.  Podium presentation at the Pediatric Urology Fall Congress 2016, Dallas, TX

Chu DI (presenter), Shrivastava D, Van Batavia JP, Long CJ, Weiss DA, Shukla AR, and Srinivasan AK.  Deciding exit strategy: A short-term comparison of externalized pyeloureteral stent verus internal ureteral stent in pediatric robotic-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty. Moderated poster presentation at the Pediatric Urology Fall Congress 2016, Dallas, TX

Glassberg KI (presenter), Van Batavia JP, and Combs AJ.  Is there a characteristic uroflow patter for overactive bladder?  Moderated poster presentation at the 27th Congress of the European Society of Pediatric Urology 2016, Harrogate, UK

Glassberg KI (presenter), Combs AJ, and Van Batavia JP.  Significance of rectal contractions in primary bladder neck dysfunction.  Moderated poster presentation at the 27th Congress of the European Society of Pediatric Urology 2016, Harrogate, UK

Glassberg KI (presenter), Combs AJ, and Van Batavia JP.  How often does secondary bladder neck obstruction occur with dysfunctional voiding and idiopathic detrusor overactivity and does it respond to alpha blocker therapy?  Moderated poster presentation at the 27th Congress of the European Society of Pediatric Urology 2016, Harrogate, UK

Glassberg KI (presenter), Combs AJ, and Van Batavia JP.  Radiation exposure in children undergoing videourodynamics (VUDS): How low can you go?  Moderated poster presentation at the 27th Congress of the European Society of Pediatric Urology 2016, Harrogate, UK

Van Batavia JP (presenter), Chu D, Long C, Jen M, Canning D, and Weiss D. Is it safe to place a catheter?: Genitourinary involvement and management in children with Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis. Moderated poster presented at AUA National Conference/Society for Pediatric Urology 2016, San Diego, CA

Ward J, Chu D, Van Batavia J, Shukla A, Weiss D, Borer J, Vasquez E, Kryger J, Groth T, Mitchell M, and Canning D.  Multi-institutional bladder exstrophy consortium: technical standardization of distal epispadias repair in a boy. Video presentation at AUA National Conference 2016, San Diego, CA

Awards and Honors

2018, Diokno-Lapides International Essay Contest, Grand Prize
2017, Basic Science Prize Abstract, 2nd Place, Pediatric Urology Fall Congress, Montreal, Canada
2017, Urology Care Foundation Outstanding Graduate Scholar Award
2016, Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar Award
2015, Mitchell Benson Resident Research Award
2015, Chief Resident’s Debate, Winner, New York Section Annual Chief Resident’s Debate
2014, Valentine Resident Essay Contest, Honorary Mention, Clinical Category
2013, Valentine Resident Essay Contest, First Prize, Basic Sciences Category
2012, SBUR Travel Award, Best Abstracts, Fall Symposium, Society of Basic Urologic Research
2012, Best Poster, First Place, ICCS/ERIC/BAPU Joint Congress London, UK
2012, Best Abstract, Second Place, ICCS/ERIC/BAU Joint Congress London, UK
2010, Valentine Resident Essay Contest, First Prize, Clinical Category
2009, John K. Lattimer Prize in Urology, Outstanding essay in urology, Columbia University
2009, Herbert J. Bartelstone Award, Exception accomplishments in pharmacology, Columbia University
2009, Alpha Omega Alpha, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
2005, Phi Beta Kappa, Yale University, New Haven, CT
2005, Summa Cum Laude, Yale University, New Haven, CT
2005, Distinction in Major, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, New Haven, CT
2001, Valedictorian, Dobbs Ferry High School
2001, National Merit Scholarship Finalist
George C. Haas Memorial Scholarship, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Ezra Stiles College John E. Link III Prize, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2017, Guest Editor, Dialogues in Pediatric Urology, An official publication of the Society for Pediatric Urology
Reviewer, Journal of Urology
Reviewer, Journal of Pediatric Urology
Reviewer, Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Reviewer, European Journal of Pediatrics
Reviewer, Therapeutic Advances in Urology
Reviewer, Andrology
Reviewer, Journal of Bioequivalence and Bioavailability
Reviewer, Pediatrics and Therapeutics: Current Research

Academic and Institutional Committees

2016-2017, Operative and Invasive/Non-invasive Procedure Committee

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2016-present, Society for Pediatric Urology
2016-present, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Urology
 - 2017-present, Executive Committee, Membership Co-Chair
 - 2016-2017, Executive Committee Fellow Representative
2010-present, American Urological Association
 - 2014-2017, Resident Committee