Mark R. Zaontz, MD

Mark R. Zaontz, MD

Mark R. Zaontz, MD, is an attending pediatric urologist in the Division of Urology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Complex genitourinary reconstruction, Hypospadias, Hydronephrosis, Urinary tract infections and vesicoureteral reflux, Undescended testis, hernia, hydroceles and varicoceles, Penile anomalies: concealed penis, penile torsion, penile curvature, Antenatal renal anomalies including hydronephrosis and multicystic kidneys, Voiding dysfunction, Reconstructive urologic surgery
Locations: Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Voorhees; Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Dr. Zaontz received his medical degree from Georgetown University. He completed his surgical residency at St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers in New York City followed by his residency in urology back at Georgetown. He completed his fellowship in pediatric urology at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago and stayed on as an attending post training.

Dr. Zaontz then joined Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center, a Robert Wood Johnson Affiliate, where he was head of the section of Pediatric Urology and rose to the rank of full professor in Urology.

Following his time at Cooper, Dr. Zaontz led a large private practice in pediatric urology and served as the head, section on Pediatric Urology and director of pediatric subspecialties in the Virtua Health System in Voorhees, New Jersey. He is clinical professor of urology with Temple University School of Medicine. He is board certified in urology and holds a certificate of added qualification in pediatric urology.

Dr. Zaontz has developed a national and international reputation for his experience in reconstructive pediatric urology. He has consistently been recognized in the “Best Doctors in South Jersey,” “Best Doctors in New Jersey” and “Best Doctors in America” lists since 2005 and has been voted a Philadelphia Magazine “Top Doc for Kids” nine times.

Dr. Zaontz has published and lectured extensively and has particular expertise and interest in caring for patients with hypospadias and congenital malformations of the genitourinary tract, including vesicoureteral reflux and hydronephrosis. He is constantly working toward reducing morbidity and improving outcomes in these children.

Dr. Zaontz’s philosophy is to treat patients as if they were his children.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

Internship

General Surgery - St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, New York, NY

Residency

Urology - Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC

Fellowship

Pediatric Urology - The Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

Board Certification

Pediatric Urology Board
Urology

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

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

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2016

Zaontz MR, Dean GE: Dermal patch graft correction of severe chordee secondary to penile corporal body disproportion without urethral division in boys without hypospadias. Journal of Pediatric Urology 12 (4): 204, Aug. 2016.

2008

Lebed B, Packer M, Husmann D, Zaontz M: Results and complications of adolescent varicocele repair with intraoperative sodium morrhuate sclerotherapy. Journal of Urology 180(4 Suppl): 1837-1841, Oct. 2008.

2007

Dean GE, Kirsch AJ, Packer MG, Scherz HC, Zaontz MR: Antegrade and retrograde endoscopic dextranomer/hyaluronic acid bladder neck bulking for pediatric incontinence. Journal of Urology 178(2): 652-655, Aug. 2007.

2004

Nguyen MT, Snodgrass WT, Zaontz MR: Effect of urethral plate characteristics on tubularized incised plate urethroplasty. Journal of Urology 171(3): 1260-1262, Mar. 2004.

2001

Hatch DA, Koyle MA, Baskin LS, Zaontz MR, Burns MW, Tarry WF, Barry JM, Belitsky P, Taylor For RJ: Kidney transplantation in children with urinary diversion or bladder augmentation. Journal of Urology 165(6 Pt 2): 2265-2268, June 2001.

2000

Dean GE, Ritchie ML, Zaontz MR: La Vega slit procedure for the treatment of phimosis. Urology 55(3): 419-421, Mar. 2000.

Kesler SS, Glazier DB, Zaontz MR, Dean GE: Meconium pearls in the scrotum. Journal of Urology 164(4): 1350-1351, Oct. 2000.

1998

Glazier DB, Zaontz MR: Epidermolysis bullosa: A review of the associated urological complications. Journal of Urology 159(6): 2122-2125, June 1998.

Zaontz MR, Steckler RE, Shortliffe LM, Kogan BA, Baskin L, Tekgul S: Multicenter experience with the Mitchell technique for epispadias repair. Journal of Urology 160(1): 172-176, July 1998.

Burno DK, Glazier DB, Zaontz MR: Lessons learned about contralateral reflux after unilateral extravesical ureteral advancement in children. Journal of Urology 160(3 Pt 2): 995-997, Sept. 1998.

Han K, Mata J, Zaontz MR: Meconium masquerading as a scrotal mass. British Journal of Urology 82(5): 765-767, Nov. 1998.

1997

Hewitt CW, Strande L, Santos M, Goodman M, Tarnoff M, Zaontz MR, DelRossi AJ, Doolin EJ: Rat renal allograft tolerance is associated with local TGF-beta and absence of IL-2r expression within chimeric immunocytic foci. Transplantation Proceedings 29(4): 2183-2184, June 1997.

Steckler RE, Zaontz MR: Stent-free Thiersch-Duplay hypospadias repair with the Snodgrass modification. Journal of Urology 158(3 Pt 2): 1178-1180, Sept. 1997.

1996

Rushton HG, Belman AB, Zaontz MR, Skoog SJ, Sihelnik S: The influence of small functional bladder capacity and other predictors on the response to desmopressin in the management of monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis. Journal of Urology 156(2 Pt 2): 651-655, Aug. 1996.

1995

Rushton HG, Belman AB, Zaontz M, Skoog SJ, Sihelnik S: Response to desmopressin as a function of urine osmolality in the treatment of monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis: A double-blind prospective study. Journal of Urology 154(2 Pt 2): 749-753, Aug. 1995.

Rushton HG, Belman AB, Skoog S, Zaontz MR, Sihelnik S: Predictors of response to desmopressin in children and adolescents with monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis. Scandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology. Supplementum 173: 109-111, 1995.

Steckler RE, Zaontz MR, Skoog SJ, Rushton HG: Cryptorchidism, pediatricians, and family practitioners: patterns of practice and referral. Journal of Pediatrics 127(6): 948-951, Dec. 1995.

1993

Hirsch K, Zaontz M, Marchildon M, Blumstein L, McCoy JP, Donaldson MH: Immunophenotyping of pediatric bone marrow: Preliminary report of normal reference ranges. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 677: 410-412, Mar. 1993.

Ritchie E, Reisman EM, Zaontz MR, Hatch DA, Wacksman J, Maizels M: Use of kidney internal splint/stent (KISS) catheter in urinary diversion after pyeloplasty. Urology 42(1): 55-58, July 1993.

Hatch DA, Belitsky P, Barry JM, Novick AC, Taylor RJ, Jordan ML, Sagalowsky AI, Zaontz MR: Fate of renal allografts transplanted in patients with urinary diversion. Transplantation 56(4): 838-842, Oct. 1993.

1992

Flom LS, Reisman EM, Donovan JM, Zaontz MR, Stein J, Firlit CF, Cohn RA: Favorable experience with pre-emptive renal transplantation in children. Pediatric Nephrology 6(3): 258-261, May 1992.

1990

Zaontz MR, Ritchie EL, Maizels M, Firlit CF: Insertion of testicular prosthesis: Use of vaginal speculum. Urology 35(2): 130-132, Feb. 1990.

Zaontz MR, Kaplan WE, Ritchie EL: Use of distal Thiersch-Duplay urethroplasty for proximal hypospadias repairs in conjunction with short island pedicle flap. Urology 36(5): 420-423, Nov. 1990.

Fernbach SK, Feinstein KA, Zaontz MR: Urinoma formation in posterior urethral valves: Relationship to later renal function. Pediatric Radiology 20(7): 543-545, 1990.

1989

Bahnson RR, Zaontz MR, Maizels M, Shkolnik AA, Firlit CF: Ultrasonography and diagnosis of pediatric genitourinary rhabdomyosarcoma. Urology 33(1): 64-68, Jan. 1989.

Gore MD, Fernbach SK, Donaldson JS, Shkolnik A, Zaontz MR, Kaplan WE: Radiographic evaluation of subureteric injection of Teflon to correct vesicoureteral reflux. American Journal of Roentgenology 152(1): 115-119, Jan. 1989.

Zaontz MR, Kaplan WE, Maizels M: Surgical correction of anterior urethral diverticula after hypospadias repair in children. Urology 33(1): 40-42, Jan. 1989.

Zaontz MR: The GAP (glans approximation procedure) for glanular/coronal hypospadias. Journal of Urology 141(2): 359-361, Feb. 1989.

Dalkin B, Zaontz MR: Rhabdomyosarcoma of the penis in children. Journal of Urology 141(4): 908-909, Apr. 1989.

Gaylis FD, Zaontz MR, Dalton D, Sugar EC, Maizels M: Silicone foam dressing for penis after reconstructive pediatric surgery. Urology 33(4): 296-299, Apr. 1989.

Smith FL, Ritchie EL, Maizels M, Zaontz MR, Hsueh W, Kaplan WE, Firlit CF: Surgery for duplex kidneys with ectopic ureters: Ipsilateral ureteroureterostomy versus polar nephrectomy. Journal of Urology 142(2 Pt 2): 532-534, Aug. 1989.

Hatch DA, Maizels M, Zaontz MR, Firlit CF: Hypospadias hidden by a complete prepuce. Surgery Gynecology & Obstetrics 169(3): 233-234, Sept. 1989.

1988

Zaontz MR, Firlit CF: Pelvic lymphocele after pediatric renal transplantation: A successful technique for prevention. Journal of Urology 139(3): 557-559, Mar. 1988.

Dalton DP, Zaontz MR: Giant hydronephrosis in ectopic kidney in a child. Urology 32(4): 323-326, Oct. 1988.

Ritchie EL, Gonzalez-Crussi F, Zaontz MR: Fibrous hamartoma of infancy masquerading as a rhabdomyosarcoma of the spermatic cord. Journal of Urology 140(4): 800-801, Oct. 1988.

Zaontz MR, Hatch DA, Firlit CF: Urological complications in pediatric renal transplan-tation: Management and prevention. Journal of Urology 140(5 Pt 2): 1123-1128, Nov. 1988.

1987

Zaontz MR, Kass EJ: Ectopic ureter opening into seminal vesicle cyst associated with ipsilateral renal agenesis. Urology 29(5): 523-525, May 1987.

Zaontz MR, Kaplan WE, Firlit CF: Angulated (135 degrees) reimplantation scissors for antireflux surgery in children. Urology 29(6): 656, June 1987.

Zaontz MR, Cohn RA, Moel DI, Majkowski N, Firlit CF: Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis: The pediatric experience. Journal of Urology 138(2): 353-356, Aug. 1987.

Maizels M, Zaontz MR, Houlihan DL, Firlit CF: In-office ultrasonography to image the kidneys and bladder of children. Journal of Urology 138(4 Pt 2): 1031-1035, Oct. 1987.

Zaontz MR, Firlit CF: Use of venography as an aid in varicocelectomy. Journal of Urology 138(4 Pt 2): 1041-1042, Oct. 1987.

Zaontz MR, Maizels M, Sugar EC, Firlit CF: Detrusorrhaphy: Extravesical ureteral advancement to correct vesicoureteral reflux in children. Journal of Urology 138(4 Pt 2): 947-949, Oct. 1987.

Zaontz MR: Peel away pubic access set for percutaneous bladder/urethral procedures in children. Journal of Endourology 1: 261, 1987.

1986

Maizels M, Zaontz M, Donovan J, Bushnick PN, Firlit CF: Surgical correction of the buried penis: Description of a classification system and a technique to correct the disorder. Journal of Urology 136(1 Pt 2): 268-271, July 1986.

Zaontz MR, Firlit CF: Percutaneous antegrade ablation of posterior urethral valves in infants with small caliber urethras: an alternative to urinary diversion. Journal of Urology 136(1 Pt 2): 247-248, July 1986.

1985

Zaontz MR, Pahira JJ, Wolfman M, Gargurevich AJ, Zeman RK: Acute focal bacterial nephritis: A systematic approach to diagnosis and treatment. Journal of Urology 133(5): 752-757, May 1985.

Mangano FA, Zaontz M, Pahira JJ, Clark LR, Jaffe MH, Choyke PL, Zeman RK: Computed tomography of acute renal failure secondary to rhabdomyolysis. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography 9(4): 777-779, July/Aug. 1985.

Zaontz MR, Firlit CF: Percutaneous antegrade ablation of posterior urethral valves in premature or underweight term neonates: An alternative to primary vesicostomy. Journal of Urology 134(1): 139-141, July 1985.

Zaontz MR, Maizels M: Type I ureteral triplication: An extension of the Weigert-Meyer law. Journal of Urology 134(5): 949-950, Nov. 1985.

1984

Zaontz MR, Gibbons MD: An antegrade technique for ablation of posterior urethral valves. Journal of Urology 132(5): 982-984, Nov. 1984.

1983

Zaontz MR, Banfield WL, Pahira JJ: Use of coagulum for displaced ureteral calculi. Journal of Urology 130(3): 548-549, Sept. 1983.

Books

Chapters

2017

Van Batavia JP, Canning DA, Zaontz MR, Chapter (18) in Part V: Genitalia: Hypospadias Repair in Handbook Series of Consent in Pediatric Surgical Subspecialties: Consent in Pediatric Urology. (Eds).: Prasad Godbole, Duncan Wilcox, and Martin Koyle. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing; Epub 2016, 153-160. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-43527-5

2016

Zaontz MR and Long CL: Vesicoureteral Reflux. Chap. In Keane TE and Graham SD (eds): Glenn’s Urological Surgery, 8th Edition. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer, 2016, 782 – 795.

2011

Zaontz MR. “Disorders of male external genitalia: hypospadias, epispadias, concealed penis and urethral disorders.” Pages 71-82. In: Guide to Pediatric Urology and Surgery in Clinical Practice. Ed: Godbole PP, Koyle MA and Wilcox DT. Springer Verlag, London 2011.

2009

Zaontz MR. Detrussorhaphy (modification of the Lich-Gregoir technique). In Hinman’s Atlas of Pediatric Urologic Surgery, Hinman, F & Baskin, L.S (eds). WB Saunders Company, Philadelphia, pp 242-243, 2009

Zaontz MR. Glans Approximation Procedure. In Hinman’s Atlas of Pediatric Urologic Surgery, Hinman, F & Baskin, L.S (eds). WB Saunders Company, Philadelphia, pp 698-699, 2009

Zaontz MR. Concealed (Buried) and Webbed Penis: In Hinman’s Atlas of Pediatric Urologic Surgery, Hinman, F & Baskin, L.S (eds). WB Saunders Company, Philadelphia, pp 787 – 793, 2009

2004

Zaontz MR. Vesicoureteral Reflux. In: Glenn’s Urological Surgery, Sixth Edition. Graham SD (ed), Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, pp 753-765, 2004.

Dean GE and Zaontz, MR. Current Approach to Hypospadias. In: Critical Decisions in Urology, Resnick,MI, Elder JS, and Spirnak, JP BC Decker, Inc. Hamilton/London, pp300-301, 2004.

2002

Zaontz MR and Dean GE. Glanular Hypospadias repair. In: Urol Clin N Am 29:291-298, 2002.

2000

Packer MG and Zaontz MR.  Torsion-Testicular. In: The 5-Minute Urology Consult, L.G. Gomella, ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia/Baltimore/New York/London/Buenos Aires/Hong Kong/Sydney/Tokyo, pp. 538-539, 2000.

Zaontz MR and Packer MG. Chordee. In: The 5-Minute Urology Consult, L.G. Gomella, ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia/Baltimore/New York/London/Buenos Aires/Hong Kong/Sydney/Tokyo, pp. 250-251, 2000.

Packer MG and Zaontz MR. Megacystis. In: The 5-Minute Urology Consult, L.G. Gomella, ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia/Baltimore/New York/London/Buenos Aires/Hong Kong/Sydney/Tokyo, pp. 336-337, 2000.

1999

Zaontz MR. Glans Approximation Procedure. In: Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery of the External Genitalia - Adult and Pediatric, R.M. Ehrlich and G.J. Alter, eds., W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia/London/Toronto/Montreal/Sydney/Tokyo, pp. 43-47, 1999.

Zaontz MR. Thiersch-Duplay Procedure. In: Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery of the External Genitalia - Adult and Pediatric,  R.M. Ehrlich and G.J. Alter, eds., W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia/London/Toronto/Montreal/Sydney/Tokyo, pp. 48-53, 1999.

1997

Zaontz MR and Packer MG. Abnormalities of the External Genitalia. Pediatric Clinics of North America 44(5):1267-1297, 1997.

1994

Zaontz MR. Renal Hypoplasia and Dysplasia. In: Current Urologic Therapy, 3rd ed., E.J. Seidmon, and P.M. Hanno, eds., W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia/London/Toronto/ Montreal/Sydney/Tokyo, p. 32-34, 1994.

Zaontz MR. Congenital Microphallus. In: Current Urologic Therapy, 3rd ed., E.J. Seidmon, and P.M. Hanno, eds., W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia/London/Toronto/ Montreal/Sydney/ Tokyo, p. 436-437, 1994.

1991

Zaontz MR and Gibbons MD. Renal Vein Thrombosis. In: Urologic Decision Making. E.M. Resnick, A.A. Caldamone, and J.P. Spirnak, eds.,  B.C. Decker, Inc., Philadelphia, PA  pp 44-45, l991.

1990

Zaontz MR: Nuances of Hypospadias. In: Problems in Urology. S.A. Kramer, D.F. Paulson, (eds), JB Lippincott Co, 4:705-717, 1990.

1994

Zaontz MR. Ureteroneocystostomy. In: Atlas of Pediatric Urologic Surgery, Hinman, F Jr. (ed). W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia/London/Montreal/Sydney/Tokyo, p. 216-217, 1994.

1985

Zaontz MR and Gibbons MD. Renal Vein Thrombosis. In Urologic Decision Making. E.M. Resnick, A.A. Caldamone and J.P. Spirnak, eds., B.C. Decker, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, pp 40-41, 1985.

Posters and Presentations

Presentations

2017

Zaontz MR. Moderator, Decision Making in Complex Situations and Management of Complications in Pediatric Surgery Course. Alemana Departmento Cientifico Docente; 2017; Santiago, Chile.

Zaontz MR. Moderator, Session I: Hypospadias Panel – Proximal Repair. AUA Society for Pediatric Urology (SPU) Annual Meeting; 2017; Boston, MA.

Zaontz MR. Moderator, Hyposapdias. Combined Pediatric Urology Fall Congress; 2017; SPU Montreal, Canada.

Zaontz MR, Long C, Macedo, A, et al. Questions in Hypospadias Treatment, Part 2; How Best to Correct Severe and Complex Penile Curvature. The Hendren Project, May 31, 2017 (Webinar) Video.

Zaontz MR. Complications of Distal Hypospadias. How to Prevent them and their management. Presented at: Decision Making in  Complex Situations and Management of Complications in Pediatric Surgery Course. Alemana Departmento Cientifico Docente; 2017 Apr; Santiago, Chile.

Zaontz MR. Proximal Hypospadias. How to prevent complications and their Management. Presented at: Decision Making in Complex Situations and Management of Complications in Pediatric Surgery Course. Alemana Departmento Cientifico Docente; 2017 Apr; Santiago, Chile. 

Zaontz MR. ‘Crippled’ hypospadias. Experience in adults. Presented at: Decision Making in Complex Situations and Management of Complications in Pediatric Surgery Course. Alemana Departmento Cientifico Docente; 2017 Apr; Santiago, Chile. 

Zaontz MR. Management of Penile Abnormalities. Beyond Hypospadias: Penis buried, penile torsion, congenital short urethra and curved penis without hypospadias. Presented at: Decision Making in Complex Situations and Management of Complications in Pediatric Surgery Course, Alemana Departmento Cientifico Docente; 2017 Apr; Santiago, Chile. 

Zaontz MR. Nuances of Hypospadias. Presented at: Grand Rounds. SUNY Downstate Medical Center; 2017 Apr; Brooklyn, NY.

Zaontz MR, Long C, Macedo, A, et al. Questions in Hypospadias Treatment, Part 1; The Use of Preoperative Testosterone & Better Ways to Characterize the Hypospadias Phenotype. The Hendren Project, March 15, 2017 (Webinar) Video.

Zaontz MR. Sleeve Technique Distal Hypospadias. Video presentation at: American Association of Pediatric Urology Annual Meeting; 2017 Jan; Los Cabos, Mexico.

2016

Zaontz MR. Paraphimotic band techniques to correct penile concealment. Intern. Presented at: Pediatric Urology Symposium (IPUS); 2016 Dec; Tel Aviv, Israel.

2015

Zaontz MR. Thoughts and concepts for successful treatment of distal hypospadias. Teaching course at combined SPU/SPU/AAP/AAPU annual meeting;  2015 Oct; Prague, Czech Republic.

Zaontz MR. Dermal patch grafts and second stage hypospadias repairs, lessons learned: panel on hypospadias. Presented at: New Orleans AUA; 2015 May 5; New Orleans, LA.

Invited Lectures

2017

Hypospadias: Urology Department Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA, August 2017.

Zaontz MR. “Sleeve Technique Distal Hypospadias.” Video presentation,  American Association of Pediatric Urology Annual Meeting, Los   Cabos, Mexico, Jan 2017.

Zaontz MR. “Complications of Distal Hypospadias. How to Prevent them and their management.” Decision Making in Complex Situations and Management of Complications in Pediatric Surgery Course, Alemana Departmento Cientifico Docente, Santiago, Chile, Apr 2017.

Zaontz MR. “Proximal Hypospadias. How to prevent complications and their Management.” ‘Crippled’ hypospadias. Experience in adults. Decision Making in Complex Situations and Management ofComplications in Pediatric Surgery Course, Alemana Departmento Cientifico Docente, Santiago, Chile, Apr 2017.

Zaontz MR. Management of Penile Abnormalities. Beyond Hypospadias:  Penis buried, penile torsion, congenital short urethra and curved penis without hypospadias. Decision Making in Complex Situations and Management of Complications in Pediatric Surgery Course, Alemana Departmento Cientifico Docente, Santiago, Chile, Apr 2017.

Zaontz MR. “Nuances of Hypospadias”, Grand Rounds, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, Apr 2017.

Zaontz MR. Hypospadias: Urology Department Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA, August 2017.

Awards and Honors

2017-2018, Best Doctors in America
2017, Jersey Choice Top Doctor, Pediatric Urology, New Jersey Monthly annual survey of New Jersey Doctors
2017, Castle Connolly Top Doctors
2008-2017, Top Docs for Kids, Philadelphia Magazine
2005-2017, “Best Doctor in South Jersey”– Pediatric Urology, South Jersey Magazine
2004-present, America’s Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America
1999-present, “Top Rated Physicians in America,” Guide to the Top Doctors
2001-present, Recognized in Best Doctors in America
2000-present, Honored Member, Strathmore’s Who’s Who
2000-present, Honored Member, Marquis Who’s Who in America
Life Member of the National Registry of Who’s Who, 2000 edition
1999, 2001, 2006, 2008-2017, “Top Docs for Kids,” Philadelphia Magazine
1999, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, “Best Doctor - Pediatric Urology,” New Jersey Monthly
1999 “Best Doctor Pediatric Urology,” Philadelphia Magazine
1999, Annual Sergi Award, from Healing the Children
2006-present, Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare
2013, U.S. News and World Report, Top Doctors
2006, 2010, 2012, “Best Doctors in New Jersey”- Pediatric Urology, New Jersey Monthly
2007, 2008, 2012, Patient’s Choice Award
2011, Virtua President’s Award for outstanding contributions to clinical quality and safety       
2003, Super Star Award for Physician Excellence at Virtua Health

Editorial and Academic Positions

2003-present, Editorial Consultant, Urology
2003-present, Editorial Consultant, Journal of Urology

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

International

1997-2004, 2016-2017, European Society for Pediatric Urology (Foreign Corresponding Member)

National

1998-present,  Société Internationale d’Urologie, United States Section, Member

1993-present, American Association of Clinical Urologists, Inc.

1992-present, Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons

1988-present, American Association of Pediatric Urologists, Charter Member

1988-present, Mid Atlantic Section of the American Urological Association

1988-present, American College of Surgeons, Fellow

1988-present, Society of Fetal Urology - Charter Member

1988-present, Society of Pediatric Urology
- 2017, Member, Abstract Committee, Combined Pediatric Urology Fall Congress, ICCS, SFU, SIUP,ESPU, AAPU, Monteal, Canada

1988-present, American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow

1987-present, The Urological Society for Transplantation and Vascular Surgery

1987-present, American Urological Association