Dix Phillip Poppas, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.S.

Pediatric Urology

Dix Phillip Poppas, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.S.

Voted one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors, 2011

Dr. Dix Poppas - Department of Urology

Institute for Pediatric Urology, Department of Urology

Urology - Komansky Center for Children's Health

Center for Pediatric Transplant and Advanced Kidney and Urologic Diseases - Komansky Center for Children's Health

Dix P. Poppas, M.D. is Professor and Chief of the Institute for Pediatric Urology at the Komansky Center for Children's Health of New York -Presbyterian Hosptial Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is the Richard Rodgers Professor of Pediatric Urology in the James Buchanan Brady Department of Urology at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Poppas holds joint appointments as Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Sugery at Weill Cornell Medical College.

His practice is limited to pediatric urology with special interest in genital reconstruction, laparoscopic and robotic surgery, surgical aspects of disorders of sexual development and minimally invasive procedures for treating vesicoureteral reflux. Dr. Poppas has extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery and pediatric laparoscopy. He was chosen as one of the "Top One Hundred Minimally Invasive Surgeons in New York" and was the only pediatric urologist to be selected and is listed as one of New York's Top Doctors and Best Doctors in America.

He completed his residency in urology at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical School (1990-1994) and his fellowship in Pediatric Urology at Boston Children's Hospital-Harvard Medical School (1994-1996) He serves as co-director of the Laboratory for Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery where his efforts are focused on developing advanced laparoscopic and Robotic surgical techniques for tissue reconstruction using novel tissue sealants to replace sutures and staples during surgery, as well as investigating the mechanisms and potential treatments for inhibiting and reversing fibrosis in the obstructed kidney using antibodies and gene therapy strategies. Dr. Poppas is a diplomate of The American Board of Urology, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

He has been awarded The E. Darracott Vaughan Young Investigator Award by the National Kidney Foundation, The Edwin Beer Award of The New York Academy of Medicine, and was selected as an American Foundation for Urologic Disease/National Kidney Foundation Research Scholar.

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

H.S. Diploma 1976

J.R. Tucker High School, Richmond, V.A.

1972-1976

Longwood College, Farmville, VA.

1978-1980

B.S. Biology (Honors) 1982

Minor Chemistry

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA 1980-1982

Paramedic Degree 1984,Medical College of Virginia 1983-1984

M.D. 1988, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA., 1984-1988

Non degree program Health Care Executive Management Program, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Certificate of completion 2002

Non degree program, Advanced Executive Management Program, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Certificate of completion 2003

Non degree program The Wharton Executive Management Program for Academic Surgery Leaders. Leonard Davis Institute of Health Care Economics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Certificate of completion 2005

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS AND EMPLOYMENT

Intern in General Surgery

Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine

Norfolk, VA 7/88 to 6/89

Resident in General Surgery

Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, Norfolk, VA 7/89 to 6/90

Assistant Urologist (Resident) New York Hospital, New York, NY 7/90 to 6/93

Urologist(Chief Resident)

New York Hospital, New York, NY 7/93 to 6/94

Fellow-in-Pediatric Urology (Surgery)Children#146;s Hospital-Harvard Medical School 7/94 to 6/96

Academic positions (teaching and research)

Visiting Fellow in Urology

Cornell University Medical Center, New York 7/94 to 6/96

Assistant Professor of Urology

Cornell University Medical Center, New York 7/96 to 11/01

The Richard Rodgers Family Assistant Professor of Pediatric Urology

Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 1/97 to 11/01

Assistant Professor of Urology in Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)

Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 10/97 to 6/04

Assistant Professor of Urology in Pediatrics (Department of Pediatrics)

Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 4/99 to 11/01

Associate Professor of Urology

Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 12/01 to present

Associate Professor of Urology in Pediatrics (Department of Pediatrics)

Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 12/01 to present

The Richard Rodgers Family Associate Professor of Pediatric Urology

Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 12/01 to present

Associate Professor of Urology in Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)

Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 7/04 to present

Associate Professor of Urology in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology)

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

New York, NY 7/04 to present

Hospital Positions

Assistant Attending Urologist

New York Presbyterian Hospital 7/96 to 11/01

Associate Attending Urologist

New York Presbyterian Hospital 12/01 to present

Attending in Surgery

The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens 1/02 to present

Employment (other than positions listed above)

Clinical Consultant Promethean Surgical Devices, LLC, Woburn, MA. 6/00 to present

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS (medical and scientific societies)

Member Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 1988 to present

Member American Urologic Association 1990 to present

Fellow American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery 1989 to 2001

Fellow American College of Surgeons 1998 to present

Member Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society 1990 to present

Member The New York Section American Urological Association 1996 to present

Member Society for Pediatric Urology 1996 to present

Member The Hellenic Medical Society of New York 1996 to present

Member Society for Fetal Urology 1997 to present

Member The New York Clinical Society 1998 to present

Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics 1998 to present

Diplomat American Board of Urology 1999 to present

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