Dr. Phillip Pierorazio is an Associate Professor of Urology and Oncology in the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Pierorazio is originally from New York, received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC and his medical degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City where he completed a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship in Urologic Oncology.
Dr. Pierorazio has expertise in all malignancies of the urinary tract and performs both open and minimally-invasive surgeries including laparoscopic and robotic surgeries of the kidney, adrenal, bladder, prostate and retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testicular cancer. He has a special interest in kidney cancer, including partial nephrectomy for early-stage disease, and high-risk surgeries for patients with advanced cancers.
His research interests parallel his clinical practice, including high-risk prostate and urothelial cancer. He has a special interest in testicular and kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma), studying both advanced and early-stage disease. He runs the Delayed Intervention and Surveillance for Small Renal Masses (DISSRM) Registry - one of the largest active surveillance registries for patients with small kidney tumors. He sits on both the AUA and National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines Committees for Kidney Cancer.
He is also the Director of the Division of Testicular Cancer, a member of the NCCN Guidelines committee, and works with a number of testicular cancer advocacy groups around the country. He runs the testicular cancer "Go-Team" and coordinates the departments research efforts in testicular cancer.
Dr. Pierorazio is the recipient of a number of academic awards including the American Urologic Association Essay Contest, NCCN Young Investigator Award, and has presented his research at a number of national and international meetings. He has written and published numerous research articles, textbook chapters, and video presentations in the field Urologic Oncology.
|Undergraduate:||Georgetown University, Washington DC|
|Degree:||Physics, Bachelor of Arts.|
|Extracurricular:||Varsity Baseball, 1998-2002. Captain, 2002 season.|
|Honors:||Cum Laude, Big East Academic All-Star 1999-2002.|
|Medical School:||Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY|
|Fellow:||Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Research Fellow in Urologic Oncology,
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
|Service:||July 1, 2005 – June 30, 2006.|
|Mentors:||Drs. James McKiernan and Mitchell C. Benson|
|Internship:||Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University & Hospital, Baltimore, MD|
|Service:||July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008|
|Residency:||The Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins University & Hospital, Baltimore, MD|
|Commitment:||July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2013|
Original Research [OR]
Review Articles [RA]
Case Reports [CR]
Book Chapters, Monographs [BC]
American Urological Association 2007-Present
Endourological Society 2008-Present
American Medical Assocation (AMA) 2014-Present
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) 2014-Present
Maryland Urological Association 2014-Present
Mid-Atlantic American Urological Association 2014-Present
Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) 2014-Present
Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation (TCAF), 2014-Present
Board of Directors
Mr. Ballsy (mrballsy.org), Medical Expert 2014-Present
2015 Eastchester High School Hall of Fame Inductee, Eastchester Alumni Association, Eastchester, NY
2014 Resident Teaching Award
2014 William F. Rienhoff Jr., M.D., Scholar, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
2013 AUA Research Forum Candidate, Poster Presentation “Delayed Interventions and Surveillance for Small Renal Masses”
Nominated by the Mid-Atlantic AUA Section Board of Directors
2012 American Urological Association Essay Prize Winner
Second Place (Clinical Research Category)
"A Multi-Institutional Prospective Clinical Trial of Delayed Intervention and Surveillance for Small Renal Masses: The DISSRM Registry."
2012 Best Clinical Case Presentation, AUA Residents' Day, March, 10; Linthicum, Maryland
2012 Frank L. Coulson Jr. Award for Clinical Excellence
The Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence (MCACE) is an initiative sponsored by the Center for Innovative Medicine to recognize masterful physicians who are steadfastly committed to clinical excellence for the benefit of the patients and communities that they serve. Members of the faculty and housestaff are nominated and selected by colleagues and peers.
2008 Outstanding Surgical Intern Award
2007 Arnold P. Gold Humanism-In-Medicine Award Recipient
To honor medical students, residents, role-model physician teachers and other exemplars recognized for “demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service.”
2007 Lawrence J. Durante Scholar
2006 Eastern Atlantic Student Research Forum Travel Award Winner