Phillip M. Pierorazio, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Urology and Oncology
Director, Division of Testis Cancer
Director of Social Media
Brady Urological Institute; Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer
Dr. Phillip Pierorazio, 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. Prior to starting residency, he was accepted and spent a year as a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellow in Urologic Oncology. After completing residency and advanced training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, he joined the staff of the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, Department of Urology and Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins as an Assistant Professor of Urology and Oncology.
Dr. Pierorazio has expertise in all malignancies of the urinary tract, including kidney, bladder, prostate, testis, adrenal, penile and urethral cancer. He performs both open and minimally-invasive surgeries including laparoscopic and robotic surgeries of the kidney, 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 urological cancers.
He is the Director of the Division of Testicular Cancer and works with a number of testicular cancer advocacy groups around the country.Â He runs the testicular cancer "Go-Team" and coordinates the departments research efforts in testicular cancer. Â
Paralleling his clinical interests, his research interests and publications include high-risk urologic malignancies including prostate and bladder cancer. He has a special interest in testicular (see above) 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 â one of the largest studies of its kind â following patients with small, localized kidney tumors (cT1a, â¤4cm) who choose active surveillance or immediate surgery. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recently awarded Dr. Pierorazio a Young Investigatorâs Award for his work with the DISSRM Registry.
Dr. Pierorazio is the recipient of a number of academic awards including the American Urologic Association
Essay Contest 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
|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|
American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB)
International Society for Enzymology (ISE)
North American Chinese Clinical Chemists Association (NACCCA)
Human Proteome Organization (HUPO)
US Human Proteome Organization (USHUPO)
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
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.
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."