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department of urology

Residency Program




At Temple, we place a strong emphasis on the presentation and publication of urologic topics, studies, research, and discussions. As one can see, the increase in presentations and publications has increased dramatically over the last decade. This is due to, in part, by the increase in new faculty and the constant monitoring by the program director and other faculty to stimulate an environment of academia. This increase in presentations and publications has also strengthened our residents' qualifications for applying to and obtaining academic fellowships. This includes fellowships at the Mayo Clinic, University of South Carolina, Detroit Medical Center, City of Hope Medical Center, and Duke University in the past several years.


increase in urologic publications


Recent Publications 2007-2010


Kaplan DJ, Boorjian SA, Ruth K, Egleston BL, Chen DYT, Viterbo R, Uzzo RG, Buyyounouski MK, Raysor S, and Giri VN.  “Evaluation of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial Risk Calculator in a High-Risk Screening Population.”  BJU Int 105:334-337, 2010.


Kaplan DJ, Egleston BL, Chen DYT, Uzzo RG, and Boorjian SA.  “Competing Causes of Mortality in Patients with T1b Renal Cell Carcinoma: Additional Evidence to Expand the Indications for Nephron Sparing Surgery.”  Submitted for publication, Journal of Urology, August 2009.


Kaplan DJ, Pontari MA. “Acute Pyelonephritis.”  Five-Minute Urology Consult, 3rd ed.  Lippincott Williams publishing, in press, 2009.


Kaplan DJ, Crispen PL, Greenberg RE, Chen DYT, Viterbo R, Buyyounouski MK, Horowitz EM and Uzzo RG.  “Residual Prostate Cancer After Radiotherapy: A Study of Radical Cystoprostatectomy Specimens.” Urology 72: 654-658, 2008.


Greenfield SP, Williot P, and Kaplan DJ.  “Gross Hematuria in Children:  A Ten-Year Review.” Urology 69:166-169, 2007.


Kaplan DJ, Kunkle DA, Egleston BL, Wong YN, Saad I, and Uzzo RG.  “Kidney Cancer and Competing Causes of Mortality: An Age-based Population Study.”  Publication pending.


Bernal RM, Pontari MA. Genitourinary Fungal Infections. In: Gomella LG, et al. The 5-Minute Urology Consult, 2nd Ed, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010



BBernal RM, Mydlo JH. Urethral Cancer. In: Gomella LG, et al. The 5-Minute Urology Consult, 2nd Ed, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010 


BBernal RM, Pontari, MA. Evaluation of Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome in Men:   Is it Chronic Prostatitis? Current Urology Reports, 2009 Jul; 10 (4): 295-301


Scoll BJ, Mydlo JH. Multicystic Dysplastic Kidney.  In: Gomella LG, ed. The 5 Minute Urology Consult, 2nd ed.  Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009: 210-211.


Brien JC, Shariat SF, Herman MP, Ng CK, Scherr DS, Scoll BJ, Uzzo RG, Willie M, Eggener SE, Terrell JD, Lucas SM, Lotan Y, Boorjian SA, & Raman JD.  Preoperative Hydronephrosis, Ureteroscopic Biopsy Grade, and Urinary Cytology Can Improve Prediction of Advanced Upper-Tract Urothelial Carcinoma. Journal of Urology 2010; 184(1): 69-73.


Scoll BJ, Uzzo RG, Chen DY, Boorjian SA, Kutikov A, Manley BJ, & Viterbo R.  Robot Assisted Partial Nephrectomy: A Large Single Institutional Experience. Urology 2010; 75(6): 1328-34.


Scoll BJ, Wong Y, Egleston BL, Kunkle DA, Saad IR, & Uzzo RG.  Age, Tumor Size, and Relative Survival in Localized Renal Cell Carcinoma.  Journal of Urology 2009; 181(2): 506-511.


Makhov P, Golovine K, Uzzo RG, Weustefeld T, Scoll BJ, & Kolenko VM.  Transcriptional Regulation of the Major Zinc Uptake Protein hZip1 in Prostate Cancer Cells. Gene 2009; 431(1-2): 39-46.


Makhov P, Golovine K, Uzzo RG, Rothman J, Crispen PL, Shaw T, Scoll BJ, & Kolenko VM. Zinc chelation induces rapid depletion of the X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis (XIAP) and sensitizes prostate cancer cells to TRAIL-mediated apoptosis. Cell Death and Differentiation 2008; 15(11):1745-1751.


Stawicki SP, Hoff WS, Hoey BA, Grossman MD, Scoll BJ, & Reed JF.  Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in Trauma Patients: Where Do We Stand?  Journal of Trauma 2008; 58(1): 88-93.


Mai J, Mydlo JH. Bladder Trauma. In Gomella et al. (eds). 5-Minute Urology Consult, 2nd edition. In press.


Rothman J, Egleston B, Wong Y, Iffrig K, Lebovitch S, Uzzo RG. Histopathologic Characteristics of Localized Renal Cell Carcinoma Correlate with Tumor Size: A SEER Analysis. Journal of Urology. 181 (1): 29-34, 2009.


Rothman JR, and Jaffe WI: Prostatitis: updates on diagnostic evaluation. Current Urology Reports 8(4): 301-6, 2007 Jul


Mahkov P, Golovine K, Uzzo RG, Rothman J, Crispen P, Shaw T, Scoll B, Kolenko V. Zinc chelation induces rapid depletion of the X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis (XIAP) and sensitizes prostate cancer cells to TRAIL mediated apoptosis. Cell Death and Differentiation. 15 (11): 1745-1751, 2008.


Rothman J, Crispen PL, Wong Y, Al-Saleem T, Fox E, Uzzo RG. Pathologic Concordance of Sporadic Synchronous Bilateral Renal Masses. Urology. In press.


Rothman J, Greenberg RE, Jaffe WI. Nonseminomatous germ cell tumor of the testis nine years after a germ cell tumor of the pineal gland: case report and review of the literature. Canadian Journal of Urology.

15(3): 4122-4124, 2008.


Rothman J, Wong YN, Egleston BL, Iffrig K, Lebovitch S, Uzzo RG: Relationship of tumor size and grade in localized renal cell carcinoma. A SEER Analysis. J Urol. 2009 Jan:18(1):29-33; discussion 33-4.


Lebovitch S, Mydlo, JH. HIV-AIDS- Urologic Considerations. Urol Clin North Am 2008 Feb 35(1)”59-68


Long CJ, Kutikov A, Canter DJ, Egleston BL, Chen DYT, Viterbo R, Boorjian S, Uzzo R. “Percutaneous versus Surgical Cryoablation of the Small Renal Mass: Is Efficacy Compromised?”  BJU Int, 2010 Nov 9; Epub ahead of print.


Makhlin I, Zhang J, Long CJ, Devarajan K, Zhou Y, Klein-Szanto AJ, Huang M, CHernoff J, Boorjian SA. “The mTOR pathway affects proliferation and chemosensitivity of urothelial carcinoma cells and is upregulated in a subset of human bladder cancers.” BJU Int, 2010 Nov 2; Epub ahead of print.


Canter D, Greenberg RE, Horwitz EM, Kutikov A, Li J, Long CJ, Buyyounouski M, Boorjian SA.  “Implantation of electromagnetic transponders following radical prostatectomy for delivery of IMRT.  Can J Urol.

 2010 Oct;17(5):5365


Brown RJ, Miller GC, Griffon N, Long CJ, Rader DJ.  “Glycosylation of endothelial lipase at asparagines-116 reduces activity and the hydrolysis of native lipoproteins in vitro and in vivo.”  J Lipid Res.  2007 May;48(5):1132


Canter D, Long C, Kutikov A, Plimack E, Saad I, Oblaczynski M, Zhu F, Viterbo R, Chen DY, Uzzo RG, Greenberg RE, Boorjian SA: Clinicopathological outcomes after radical cystectomy for T2 urothelial carcinoma:further evidence to support the use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy. BJU Int 2010 Jun 17.  


Fogg, RN. Kutikov, A. Uzzo, R.G. Canter, D.  The President and the Presidential Urologist: Woodrow Wilson and Hugh Hampton Young at the Precipice of Post-WWI Europe. Submitted for publication J Urol.


Fogg,RN. Mydlo, J. Chapter 25, Chappele & Steele. Nonbacterial Infections of the Genitourinary tract,”forthcoming 2011


Fogg, RN. Boorjian, S. The Sexual Dysfunction of Louis XVI: A Consequence of Anatomy, International Politics, or Naïveté? BJU Int 106(4): 457-9, 2010.


Reyes, JM, Pontari, MA. Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome. Medical Therapy In Urology: Chapter 10; 2010;133 -145.


Coward RM, Simhan J, Carson CC 3rd. “Racial Differences in Hypogonadal Improvement and Prostate Specific Antigen Levels In Hypogonadal Men Treated With Testosterone Replacement Therapy.” Int. Braz. J. Urol.

Nov 2010. in press.


Coward RM, Simhan J, Carson CC 3rd. “Prostate specific antigen changes and prostate cancer in hypogonadal men treated with testosterone replacement therapy,” BJU International. 103(9) May 2009, p. 1179-1183.


Transgenic labeling of hair cells in the zebrafish acousticolateralis system. McDermott BM, Asai Y, Baucom JM, Jani SD, Hudspeth AJ. Gene Expr Patterns. 2010 Feb-Mar; 10(2-3): 113-8.


Renal Masses herniating into the hilum: technical considerations of the “ball-valve phenomenon” during nephron sparing surgery. Lebed B, Jani SD, Kutikov A, Iffrig K, Uzzo RG. Urology. 2010 Mar. 75(3): 707-10.


Lebovitch S, Lebed B, Moonat S, et al.  CNS Findings in Anticholinergic Treated Patients with Overactive Bladder using fMRI for Functional Brain Imaging. J of Urology, 2008; 179(4): 442


Lebed B, Packer M, Zaontz M, Husmann D. Results and Complications of Adolescent Varicocele Repair with Intra-operative Sodium Morrhuate Sclerotherapy. J of Urology, 2008; 180(4 Suppl):1837-41


Braverman AS, Lebed B, Ruggieri MR. M2 mediated contractions of human bladder from organ donors is associated with an increase in urothelial muscarinic receptors. Neurourol Urodyn, 2007; 26(1): 63-70.


Kunkle D, Lebed B, Pontari M. Evaluation and Management of Gunshot Wounds to the Penis: 20 Year Experience at an Urban Trauma Center  J of Trauma 2008; 64(4)


Lebed B, Pontari M.  “Incidence, Epidemiology, and Etiology of Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome” Urogenital Pain in Clinical Practice. New York : Informa Healthcare, 2008.


Dean GE & Kunkle DA.  Outpatient Perineal Sling in Adolescent Boys with Neurogenic Incontinence.  Journal of Urology 2009, 182(4): 792-796.


Kunkle DA, Kutikov A, & Uzzo RG.  Management of Small Renal Masses.

Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, & MRI 2009, 30(4):352-358.


Kutikov A, Kunkle DA, & Uzzo RG.  Focal Therapy for Kidney Cancer: A Systematic Review.  Current Opinions in Urology 2009, 19(2): 148-153.


Lebovitch S, Mydlo, JH.  HIV-AIDS: Urologic Considerations. Urol Clin NA 35(1): 59-68, 2008 Feb


Pontari, MA, Mohamed FB, Lebovitch S, Moonat S, Lebed B, Ruggieri M, and Faro, SH: Central nervous system findings on functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging in patients before and after treatment with anticholinegic medication. J Urology 183: 1899-1905, 2010


Scoll BJ, Wong Y, Egleston BL, Kunkle DA, Saad IR, & Uzzo RG.  Age, Tumor Size and Relative Survival of Localized Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Analysis  The Journal of Urology 2009, 181(2): 506-511.


Kunkle DA & Uzzo RG. Cryoablation Versus Radiofrequency Ablation for the Treatment of Small Renal Masses.  Cancer 2008, 113(10): 2671-2680.


Golovine K, Makhov P, Uzzo RG, Shaw T, Kunkle D, Kolenko VM.  Overexpression of the zinc uptake transporter hZIP1 inhibits NF-{κappa}B and reduces the malignant potential of prostate cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. Clinical Cancer Research 2008, 14(17): 5376-5384.


Golovine K, Uzzo RG, Makhov P, Crispen P, Kunkle D, Kolenko VM.  Depletion of intracellular zinc increases expression of tumorigenic cytokines VEGF, IL-6 and IL-8 in prostate cancer cells via NF-{κappa}B dependent pathway. Prostate 2008, 68(13): 1443-1449.


Kunkle DA, Egleston BL, & Uzzo RG. Excise, Ablate, or Observe: The Small Renal Mass Dilemma A Meta-analysis and Review.  The Journal of Urology 2008, 179(4): 1227-1234.


Kunkle DA, Lebed BD, Mydlo JH, & Pontari MA. Evaluation and Management of Gunshot Wounds of the Penis.  The Journal of Trauma 2008, 64(4): 1038-1042.

Crispen PL, Viterbo R, Fox EB, Greenberg RE, Chen DY, Uzzo RG.  Delayed intervention of sporadic renal masses undergoing active surveillance. Cancer. 2008 Mar 1;112(5):1051-7


Kaplan DJ, Crispen PL, Greenberg RE, Chen DY, Viterbo R, Buyyounouski MK, Horwitz EM, Uzzo RG: Residual Prostate Cancer After Radiotherapy: a study of radical cystoprostatectomy specimens. Urol, 2008  Sept 72(3): 654-8

Crispen PL, Viterbo R, Boorjian SA, Greenberg, RE, Chen DY, Uzzo RG: Natural history, growth kinetics, and outcomes of  untreated clinically localized renal tumors under active surveillance. Cancer 2009 Jul 1: 115(13) 2844-52


Kaplan DJ, Boorjian SA, Ruth K, Egleston BL, Chen DY, Viterbo R, Uzzo RG,Buyyounouski MK, Raysor S,  Giri,V: Evaluation of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial Risk calculator in a high-risk screening population.

BJU Int, 2009 Aug 25. Epub ahead of print