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Gregory E. Tasian, MD, MSc, MSCE
Pediatric Surgery - Urology

 
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Administrative Office:
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Urology
3rd Floor Wood Center
34th Street & Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Administrative Assistant: Sharon Brown
Administrative Telephone: 215-590-2754
Adminitrative Fax: 215-590-3985

Clinical Offices:
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Urology
3rd Floor Wood Center
34th Street & Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Clinical Telephone: 215-590-2754
Clinical Fax: 215-590-3985

tasiang@email.chop.edu

Link to Children's Hospital of Phildadelphia

 

Dr. Tasian is an Assistant Professor of Urology in Surgery at Penn and an attending urologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). A graduate of Baylor College of Medicine, Oxford University, and the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Tasian completed a Urology residency at the University of California, San Francisco and a pediatric urology fellowship at CHOP. Dr. Tasian’s clinical practice involves all areas of pediatric urology and he is committed to the compassionate care of every child who need urologic care. A member of the CHOP Kidney Stone Center and Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, Dr. Tasian has particular expertise in the surgical and medical management of children with kidney stones as well as pediatric genitourinary malignancies. He has published and lectured extensively, is a nationally recognized expert on the determinants of nephrolithiasis in children, and is actively developing individualized treatments to decrease kidney stone recurrence among adolescents.

 
Faculty Appointments
2014 - present  Assistant Professor of Urology in Surgery at CHOP
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
2013 - present  Attending Physician, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Other Appointments
2014 - present Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2013 - present Kidney Stone Center
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2013 - 2014 Instructor of Urology in Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Education/Training
2012 - 2014 MSCE - University of Pennsylvania
 
2000 - 2005 MD - Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
 
2003 - 2004 MSc - Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom (Neuroscience)
 
1996 - 2000 BA - Trinity University, San Antonio, TX (English and Biology)
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
2011 - 2013 Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Urology
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2007 - 2011 Residency in Urology
University of California at San Francisco
San Francisco, California
 
2006 - 2007 Residency in General Surgery
University of California at San Francisco
San Francisco, California
 
2005 - 2006 Internship in General Surgery
University of California at San Francisco
San Francisco, California
 
Memberships/Societies
 
National/International Societies
2007 American Urological Association
 
Scientific Committees
2014 - present Member, Urology Section;
Pediatric National Surgery Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP)
 
2013 - present  Member, International Consultation on Urologic Diseases
(Genital Malformations Guideline Committee)
 
2013 - present Member, American Urological Association Cryptorchidism Guideline Panel
 
Research
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Publications
Research Publications, Peer Reviewed
  1. Tasian GE, Hittelman AB, Kim, GE, DiSandro MJ, Baskin LS.  Age at Orchiopexy and testis palpability predict germ and leydig cell loss: Clinical predictors of adverse histological features of cryptorchidism.  Journal of Urology 182(2):704, Aug. 2009 (Epub June 17, 2010).
  2. Tasian GE, Aaronson DA, McAninch JW.  Evaluation of renal function following major renal injury: Correlation with the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Injury Scale.  Journal of Urology 183(1):196, Jan. 2010 (Epub Aug. 14, 2009).
  3. Cao M, Tasian GE, Wang M-H, Liu B, Cunha G, Baskin LS.  Urothelium-derived sonic hedgehog promotes mesenchymal proliferation and induces bladder smooth muscle differentiation.  Differentiation 79(4-5):244-505, Apr.-June 2010 (Epub Mar. 15, 2010).
  4. Tasian GE, Zaid H, Cabana MD, Baskin LS.  Proximal hypospadias and the risk of acquired cryptorchidism.  Journal of Urology 184(2):715, Aug. 2010 (Epub June 19, 2010).
  5. Tasian GE, Cooperberg MR, Cowan JE, Keyashian K, Greene KL, Daniels NA, Carroll PR, Chan JM.  Prostate specific antigen screening for prostate cancer: Knowledge of, attitudes towards, and utilization among primary care physicians in an academic medicine practice.  Urologic Oncology 30(2):155-160, Mar./Apr. 2012 (Epub Aug. 25, 2010).
  6. Tasian GE, Yiee JH, Copp HL.  Imaging use and cryptorchidism: Determinants of practice patterns.  Journal of Urology 185(5):1882-1887, May 2011 (Epub Mar. 21, 2011).
  7. Qiao L, Tasian GE, Zhang H, Cunha GR, Baskin LS.  ZEB1 is estrogen responsive in vitro in human foreskin cells and over expressed in penile skin in patients with severe hypospadias.  Journal of Urology 185(5):1888-1893, May 2011 (Epub Mar. 21, 2011).
  8. Yiee, JH, Tasian GE, Copp HL.  Management trends in prenatally detected hydronephrosis: National survey of pediatrician practice patterns and antibiotic use.  Urology 78(4):895-901, Oct. 2011 (Epub June 21, 2011).           
  9. Bagga HS, Tasian GE, Fisher PB, McCulloch CE, McAninch JW, Breyer BN.  Product-related adult genitourinary injuries treated in United States emergency departments from 2002-2010. Journal of Urology 189(4):1362-1368, Apr. 2013 (Epub Nov. 2, 2011).
  10. Tasian GE, Cooperberg MR, Potter MB, Cowan JE, Greene KL, Carroll PR, Chan JM.  PSA screening: Determinants of primary care physician practice patterns.  Prostate Cancer & Prostatic Diseases 15(2):189-194, June 2012 (Epub Nov. 29, 2011).
  11. Tasian GE, Copp HL, Baskin LS.  Diagnostic imaging in cryptorchidism: Utility, indications, and effectiveness.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery 46(12):2406-2413, Dec. 2011.
  12. Qiao L, Tasian GE, Zhang H, Cao M, Ferretti M, Cunha GR, Baskin LS.  Androgen receptor is overexpressed in boys with severe hypospadias and ZEB1 regulates androgen receptor expression in human foreskin cells.  Pediatric Research 71(4 Pt 1):393-398, Apr. 2012 (Epub Jan. 6, 2012).
  13. Hsieh MH, Eisenberg M, Hittelman AB, Wilson JM, Tasian GE, Baskin LS.  Caucasian male infants with hypospadias exhibit reduced anogenital distance.  Human Reproduction 27(6):1577-1580, June 2012 (Epub Mar. 20, 2012).
  14. Glass AS, Bagga HS, Tasian GE, Fisher PB, McCulloch CE, Blaschko SD, McAninch JW, Breyer BN. Pubic hair grooming injuries presenting to U.S. emergency departments.  Urology 80(6):1187-1191, Dec. 2012 (Epub Oct. 4, 2012).
  15. Tasian GE, Ziemba J, Casale P.  Unilateral hypercalciuria: A stealth culprit in recurrent ipsilateral urolithiasis in children.  Journal of Urology 188(6):2330-2335, Dec. 2012 (Epub Oct. 22, 2012).
  16. Tasian GE, Bagga HS, Fisher PB, McCulloch CE, Cinman NM, McAninch JW, Breyer BN.  Pediatric genitourinary injuries in United States from 2002-2010. Journal of Urology 189(1):288-293, Jan. 2013 (Epub Nov. 19, 2012).
  17. Christman MS, Kraft KH, Tasian GE, Zderic SA, Kolon TF.  Reproducibility and reliability in semen analyses of youths at risk for infertility.  Journal of Urology 190(2):683-688, Aug. 2013 (Epub Feb. 19, 2013).
  18. Bagga HS, Tasian GE, McGeady J, Blaschko SD, McCulloch CE, McAninch JW, Breyer BN.  Zip-related genital injury. BJU International 112(2):E191-194, July 2013 (Epub Mar. 13, 2013).
  19. Glass AS, Bagga HS, Tasian GE, McGeady JB, McCulloch CE, Blaschko SD, McAninch JW, Breyer BN.  No small slam: Increasing incidents of genitourinary injury from toilets and toilet seats. BJU International 122(3):398-403, Aug. 2013 (Epub June 14, 2013).
  20. Tasian GE, Wiebe DJ, Casale P.  Learning curve of robotic assisted pyeloplasty for pediatric urology fellows. Journal of Urology 190(4 Suppl):1622-1628, Oct. 2013 (Epub Feb. 11, 2013).
  21. Pulido JE, Furth SL, Zderic SA, Canning DA, Tasian GE.  Renal parenchymal area and risk of end stage renal disease in boys with posterior urethral valves.  Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 9(3):499-505, Mar. 2014 (Epub Dec. 5, 2013).
  22. Tasian GE, Cost NG, Granberg CF, Pulido JE, Rivera M, Schwen Z, Schulte M, Fox JA.  Tamsulosin and the spontaneous passage of ureteral stones in children: A multi-institutional cohort study.  Journal of Urology Feb. 8, 2014 (Epub ahead of print).
  23. Tasian GE, Appa A, Bagga HS, Blaschko S, McCulloch, McAninch JW, Breyer BN. Bicyle-related genitourinary injuries in the United States from 2002 – 2010.  Injury Prevention Mar. 11, 2014 (Epub ahead of print).
  24. Kolon TF, Anthony Herndon CD, Baker LA, Baskin LS, Baxter CG, Cheng EY, Diaz M, Lee PA, Seashore CJ, Tasian GE, Barthold JS.  Evaluation and treatment of cryptorchidism: AUA Guideline.  Journal of Urology May 20, 2014 (Epub ahead of print).
  25. Tasian GE, Pulido JE, Gasparrini A, Saigal CS, Horton BP, Landis JR, Madison R, Keren R. Daily Mean Temperature and Clinical Kidney Stone Presentation in Five U.S. Metropolitan Areas: A Time-Series Analysis (in press).
Reviews in Peer Reviewed Research Publications
  1. Tasian GE, Cunha GR, Baskin LS.  Smooth muscle differentiation and patterning in the urinary bladder. [Review] Differentiation 80(2-3):106-117, Sept./Oct. 2010 (Epub June 12, 2010).
  2. Tasian GE, Copp HL.  Diagnostic performance of ultrasound in localizing non-palpable testes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. [Review] Pediatrics 127(1):119-128, Jan. 2011 (Epub Dec. 13, 2010).
  3. Tasian GE, Copelovitch L.  Evaluation and medical management of kidney stones in children. [Review] Journal of Urology June 21, 2014 (Epub ahead of print).
Research Publications, Non-Peer Reviewed
  1. Tasian GE.  Assessment of nitric oxide activity in the murine bladder.  Oxford University MSc Thesis, Oct. 2004 (Advisor: Professor Alison Brading).
  2. Tasian GE.  fMRI analysis of posterior tibial nerve stimulation.  Oxford University MSc Thesis, Oct. 2004 (Advisors: Professor Brian Andrews and Mr. John Reynard).
Abstracts (Last 3 Years)
  1. Tasian GE and Carr MC  Antenatal presentation of pseudoureterocele causing lower urinary tract obstruction and pulmonary hypoplasia.  Podium presentation, Society for Fetal Urology, May 2011.
  2. Qiao L, Tasian GE, Zhang H, Cunha GR, Baskin LS.  ZEB1 is estrogen responsive in vitro in human foreskin cells and over expressed in penile skin in patients with severe hypospadias.  Moderated poster presentation, American Urological Association, Washington, DC, May 2011.
  3. Tasian GE and Copp HL. Diagnostic performance of ultrasound in localizing non-palpable testes: A systematic review and meta-analysis.  Moderated poster presentation, American Urological Association, Washington, DC, May 2011.
  4. Qiao L, Tasian GE, Zhang H, Cao M, Ferretti M, Cunha GR, Baskin LS.  Androgen receptor is overexpressed in boys with severe hypospadias and ZEB1 regulates androgen receptor expression in human foreskin cells.  Podium presentation, American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, May 2012
  5. Tasian GE, Ziemba J, Casale P.  Unilateral hypercalciuria: A stealth culprit in unilateral stone formation.  Moderated poster presentation, American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, May 2012.
  6. Tasian GE, Bagga HS, Fisher PB, McCulloch CE, Cinman NM, McAninch JW, Breyer BN. Pediatric genitourinary injuries in the United States from 2002-2010.  Podium presentation, American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, May 2012.
  7. Tasian GE, Wiebe DJ, Casale P.  Learning curve of robotic assisted pyeloplasty for pediatric urology fellows.  Podium presentation, American Academy of Pediatrics, New Orleans, LA, Oct. 2012.
  8. Pulido JE, Furth SL, Zderic SA, Canning DA, Tasian GE. Renal area: Improving prediction of kidney failure in boys with posterior urethral valves.  International Pediatric Nephrology Association, Shanghai, China, Sept. 2013.
Editorials, Chapters, Case Reports & Participation in Committee Reports
  1. Tasian GE, Baskin LS.  Re: Testicular dysfunction with maldescent: Can urologists change this with earlier orchiopexy? [Letter] Journal of Urology 183(2):830-831, Feb. 2010 (Epub Dec. 22, 2009).
  2. Tasian GE.  Editorial comment.  Journal of Urology 183(6):2378, June 2010 (Epub Apr. 18, 2010).
  3. Tasian GE. Re: Risk factors for breakthrough infection in children with primary vesicoureteral reflux.  [Letter] Journal of Urology 184(4):1574-1575, Oct. 2010 (Epub Aug. 21, 2010).
  4. Tasian GE, Baskin LS.  Editorial comment.  Journal of Urology 185(1):274, Jan. 2011.
  5. Tasian GE.  Editorial comment.  Journal of Urology 185(6 Suppl):2449-2450, June 2011 (Epub Apr. 28, 2011).
  6. Tasian GE.  Editorial comment.  Journal of Urology 188(4 Suppl):1449, Oct. 2012 (Epub Aug. 17, 2012).
  7. Pulido J, McMahon P, Treat JR, Gunselman J, Tasian GE, Tasian SK.  Labial ecythma gangrenosum in an immunocompromised infant with leukemia: Heightening awareness for the urologist. [Case Report] Urology 80(6):1366-1368, Dec. 2012 (Epub Oct. 2, 2012).
  8. Tasian G, Routh JC.  Re: Effect of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy on kidney growth in children. [Letter] Journal of Urology 190(3):1140-1141, Sept. 2013 (Epub Apr. 11, 2013).
  9. Tasian GE. What are the risk factors associated with the increased incidence of pediatric stone disease in America? [Editorial] Journal of Urology 191(3):579-580, Mar. 2014 (Epub Dec. 15, 2013).
  10. McGeady J, Kovell RC, Tasian GE, Breyer BN. Renal trauma.  AUA Updates 2014 (in press).
  11. Kolon TF, Tasian GE.  Cryptorchidism.  Chap. in Docimo SG, Canning DA, Khoury AE (eds.): The Kelalis-King-Belman Textbook of Clinical Pediatric Urology, 6th Edition.  New York: Springer, 2014 (in press).
Alternative Media
  1. Bauers S.  Kidney stones rise with heat.  Philadelphia Inquirer July 10, 2014 (Dr. Tasian’s work described in article).
 
Awards
2014 Outstanding Patient Oriented Research Presentation;
24rd annual Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Poster Day
 
2013 Best Poster Award, International Pediatric Nephrology Association (Shanghai, China)
 
2013 Outstanding Patient Oriented Research Presentation;
23rd annual Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Poster Day
 
2012 Second place, Resident Essay Competition, Philadelphia Urological Society
 
2012 Outstanding Patient Oriented Research Presentation;
22nd annual Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Poster Day
 
2011 UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute Resident Research Training Program Travel Award
 
2010 First place, Clinical and Translational Science Institute Research Symposium
 
2009 Second place (Clinical Research); Northern California Urological Resident Research Symposium
 
2005 DeBakey Scholar (awarded to top student in medical school class)
 
2005 Summa cum laude graduate, Baylor College of Medicine
 
2003 Alpha Omega Alpha (elected junior year)
 
2002 McGraw-Hill/Lange Medical Student Book Award
 
2002 BCM Scholar
 
2000 Summa cum laude graduate, Trinity University
 
1999 Phi Beta Kappa (elected junior year)
 
1997 Men’s Swimming NCAA conference finalist
 
1996 Trinity University President’s Scholar

Dr. Gregory E. Tasian

 
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