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Mark R. Zaontz, M.D.
Pediatric Surgery - Urology

 
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Administrative Office:
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Urology
34th Street & Civic Center Blvd.
3rd Floor Wood Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Administrative Assistant:
Bridie Weber
Administrative Telephone: 267-426-0066
Administrative Fax: 215-590-3985

Clinical Offices:
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Urology
34th Street & Civic Center Blvd.
3rd Floor Wood Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Clinical Telephone:
215-590-2754
Clinical Fax: 267-426-7335

ZaontzM@email.chop.edu

Link to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

 

Dr. Zaontz received his medical degree from Georgetown University. He completed his surgical residency at St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers in New York City followed by his residency in urology back at Georgetown. He completed his fellowship in pediatric urology at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago and stayed on as an attending post training.

Dr. Zaontz then joined Cooper Hospital/ University Medical Center, a Robert Wood Johnson Affiliate, where he was head of the section of Pediatric Urology and rose to the rank of full professor in Urology.

Following his time at Cooper, Dr. Zaontz led a large private practice in pediatric urology and served as the head, section on Pediatric Urology and director of pediatric subspecialties in the Virtua Health System in Voorhees, New Jersey. He is clinical professor of urology with Temple University School of Medicine. He is board certified in urology and holds a certificate of added qualification in pediatric urology.

Dr. Zaontz has developed a national and international reputation for his experience in reconstructive pediatric urology. He has consistently been recognized in the “Best Doctors in South Jersey,” “Best Doctors in New Jersey” and “Best Doctors in America” lists since 2005 and has been voted a Philadelphia Magazine “Top Doc for Kids” nine times.

Dr. Zaontz has published and lectured extensively and has particular expertise and interest in caring for patients with hypospadias and congenital malformations of the genitourinary tract, including vesicoureteral reflux and hydronephrosis. He is constantly working toward reducing morbidity and improving outcomes in these children.

 
Faculty Appointments
01/01/16 - present Professor of Clinical Urology in Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2004 - present  Clinical Professor of Urology
Department of Urology, Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2001 Professor of Surgery & Pediatrics, Department of Surgery & Pediatrics
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine
Camden, New Jersey
 
1993 - 2001 Associate Professor of Surgery & Pediatrics
Department of Surgery & Pediatrics
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine
Camden, New Jersey
 
1988 - 1993  Assistant Professor of Surgery & Pediatrics
Department of Surgery & Pediatrics
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine
Camden, New Jersey
 
1987 - 1988  Assistant Professor of Urology
Northwestern University Medical School
Chicago, Ilinois
 
Hospital and/or Administrative Appointments
2016 - present   Active Staff, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2014 - 2015 Attending Pediatric Urologist, Abington Memorial Hospital
Abington, Pennsylvania
 
2011 - present Chair, Executive Board, Healing the Children, Greater Philadelphia
 
2008 - 2015 Active Staff Physician, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2003 - 2015 Head, Section of Pediatric Urology, Virtua Health System
Voorhees, New Jersey
 
2002 - 2015 Director, Pediatric Surgical Subspecialties at Virtua
Virtua-West Jersey Hospital
Voorhees, New Jersey
 
2002 - 2015 Director, Temple Resident Program at Virtua
Virtua-West Jersey Hospital
Voorhees, New Jersey
 
1997 - 2007 Active Staff Physician, Temple University Children's Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1991 - 1997  Consultant, Department of Surgery, Underwood Memorial Hospital
Woodbury, New Jersey
 
1990 - 2011 Consulting Staff, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
Camden, New Jersey
 
1990 - 2015 Active Staff Physician, Virtua-West Jersey Hospital
Voorhees, New Jersey
 
1989 - 2003  Consulting Staff, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1988 - 2001 Head, Section of Pediatric Urology, Department of Surgery
Cooper Hospital/ University Medical Center
Camden, New Jersey
 
1984 - 1988 Attending Urologist, Division of Urology
Children's Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois
 
Education/Training
1979  MD - Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
 
1975  BS - Georgetown University, Washington, DC (Biology)
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
1984 - 1985 Fellowship in Pediatric Urology, Children's Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Ilinois
 
1981 - 1984 Residency in Urology, Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC
 
1979 - 1981 Internship in General Surgery, St. Vincent's Hospital
New York, New York
 
Memberships/Societies
International
1997 - 2004 European Society for Pediatric Urology (Foreign Corresponding Member)
 
National
1985 - present Endourological Society
 
1987 - present  American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
 
1987 - present  American Urological Association
Nominating Committee Alternate, 2002-2004
Nominating Committee, Mid-Atlantic Rep., 2005-2010
 
1987 - present Urological Society for Transplantation & Vascular Surgery
 
1988 - present American Academy of Pediatrics (Fellow)
In-Service Examination Committee, 1996
Credentialing Committee, 1998-present
Executive Committee, 1999-2002
Membership Committee, Chair, 2002-2005
President, Urology Section, 2008-2009
 
1988 - present American Association of Pediatric Urologists (Charter Member)
Historian, 1991-present
Group Direction Committee, 1991
Credentialing Committee, 1991
President, 1995-1996
 
1988 - present  American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
 
1988 - present Society of Fetal Urology (Charter Member)
 
1988 - present Society of Pediatric Urology (Fellow, 1999-present)
 
1992 - present Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons
 
1993 - present American Association of Clinical Urologists
 
1998 - present Societe Internationale d'Urologie, United States Section
 
Local
1988 - present American Urological Association, Mid-Atlantic Section
Program Committee, 1990
Arrangements Committee, 1991
Executive Committee, 1991-1994
Socioeconomics Committee, 1994-present
Nominating Committee, 1995-1996
Membership Committee, 1996-1998 (Chair, 1998)
President-Elect, 1997-1998
President, 1998-1999
Local Arrangements Committee, 1999
Program Committee, 1999
Nominating Committee, 1999-2002 (Chair, 2002)
Mid-Atlantic Representative to AUA Nominating Committee, 2006-2010
 
1988 - present Camden County Medical Society
MEDAC/JEMPAC Committees, 1994
 
1988 - present Philadelphia Urological Society
 
1990 - 2002 Delaware Valley Society of Transplant Surgeons
 
1995 - present Maimonides Society
 
1995 - present Urology Society of New Jersey
MEDAC/JEMPAC Committees, 1994
 
Research
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Publications
Research Publications, peer reviewed
  1. Zaontz MR, Banfield WL, Pahira JJ: Use of coagulum for displaced ureteral calculi. Journal of Urology 130(3): 548-549, Sept. 1983.
  2. Zaontz MR, Gibbons MD: An antegrade technique for ablation of posterior urethral valves. Journal of Urology 132(5): 982-984, Nov. 1984.
  3. Zaontz MR, Pahira JJ, Wolfman M, Gargurevich AJ, Zeman RK: Acute focal bacterial nephritis: A systematic approach to diagnosis and treatment. Journal of Urology 133(5): 752-757, May 1985.
  4. Mangano FA, Zaontz M, Pahira JJ, Clark LR, Jaffe MH, Choyke PL, Zeman RK: Computed tomography of acute renal failure secondary to rhabdomyolysis. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography 9(4): 777-779, July/Aug. 1985.
  5. Zaontz MR, Firlit CF: Percutaneous antegrade ablation of posterior urethral valves in premature or underweight term neonates: An alternative to primary vesicostomy. Journal of Urology 134(1): 139-141, July 1985.
  6. Zaontz MR, Maizels M: Type I ureteral triplication: An extension of the Weigert-Meyer law. Journal of Urology 134(5): 949-950, Nov. 1985.
  7. Maizels M, Zaontz M, Donovan J, Bushnick PN, Firlit CF: Surgical correction of the buried penis: Description of a classification system and a technique to correct the disorder. Journal of Urology 136(1 Pt 2): 268-271, July 1986.
  8. Zaontz MR, Firlit CF: Percutaneous antegrade ablation of posterior urethral valves in infants with small caliber urethras: an alternative to urinary diversion. Journal of Urology 136(1 Pt 2): 247-248, July 1986.
  9. Zaontz MR, Kass EJ: Ectopic ureter opening into seminal vesicle cyst associated with ipsilateral renal agenesis. Urology 29(5): 523-525, May 1987.
  10. Zaontz MR, Kaplan WE, Firlit CF: Angulated (135 degrees) reimplantation scissors for antireflux surgery in children. Urology 29(6): 656, June 1987.
  11. Zaontz MR, Cohn RA, Moel DI, Majkowski N, Firlit CF: Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis: The pediatric experience. Journal of Urology 138(2): 353-356, Aug. 1987.
  12. Maizels M, Zaontz MR, Houlihan DL, Firlit CF: In-office ultrasonography to image the kidneys and bladder of children. Journal of Urology 138(4 Pt 2): 1031-1035, Oct. 1987.
  13. Zaontz MR, Firlit CF: Use of venography as an aid in varicocelectomy. Journal of Urology 138(4 Pt 2): 1041-1042, Oct. 1987.
  14. Zaontz MR, Maizels M, Sugar EC, Firlit CF: Detrusorrhaphy: Extravesical ureteral advancement to correct vesicoureteral reflux in children. Journal of Urology 138(4 Pt 2): 947-949, Oct. 1987.
  15. Zaontz MR: Peel away pubic access set for percutaneous bladder/urethral procedures in children. Journal of Endourology 1: 261, 1987.
  16. Zaontz MR, Firlit CF: Pelvic lymphocele after pediatric renal transplantation: A successful technique for prevention. Journal of Urology 139(3): 557-559, Mar. 1988.
  17. Dalton DP, Zaontz MR: Giant hydronephrosis in ectopic kidney in a child. Urology 32(4): 323-326, Oct. 1988.
  18. Ritchie EL, Gonzalez-Crussi F, Zaontz MR: Fibrous hamartoma of infancy masquerading as a rhabdomyosarcoma of the spermatic cord. Journal of Urology 140(4): 800-801, Oct. 1988.
  19. Zaontz MR, Hatch DA, Firlit CF: Urological complications in pediatric renal transplan-tation: Management and prevention. Journal of Urology 140(5 Pt 2): 1123-1128, Nov. 1988.
  20. Bahnson RR, Zaontz MR, Maizels M, Shkolnik AA, Firlit CF: Ultrasonography and diagnosis of pediatric genitourinary rhabdomyosarcoma. Urology 33(1): 64-68, Jan. 1989.
  21. Gore MD, Fernbach SK, Donaldson JS, Shkolnik A, Zaontz MR, Kaplan WE: Radiographic evaluation of subureteric injection of Teflon to correct vesicoureteral reflux. American Journal of Roentgenology 152(1): 115-119, Jan. 1989.
  22. Zaontz MR, Kaplan WE, Maizels M: Surgical correction of anterior urethral diverticula after hypospadias repair in children. Urology 33(1): 40-42, Jan. 1989.
  23. Zaontz MR: The GAP (glans approximation procedure) for glanular/coronal hypospadias. Journal of Urology 141(2): 359-361, Feb. 1989.
  24. Dalkin B, Zaontz MR: Rhabdomyosarcoma of the penis in children. Journal of Urology 141(4): 908-909, Apr. 1989.
  25. Gaylis FD, Zaontz MR, Dalton D, Sugar EC, Maizels M: Silicone foam dressing for penis after reconstructive pediatric surgery. Urology 33(4): 296-299, Apr. 1989.
  26. Smith FL, Ritchie EL, Maizels M, Zaontz MR, Hsueh W, Kaplan WE, Firlit CF: Surgery for duplex kidneys with ectopic ureters: Ipsilateral ureteroureterostomy versus polar nephrectomy. Journal of Urology 142(2 Pt 2): 532-534, Aug. 1989.
  27. Hatch DA, Maizels M, Zaontz MR, Firlit CF: Hypospadias hidden by a complete prepuce. Surgery Gynecology & Obstetrics 169(3): 233-234, Sept. 1989.
  28. Zaontz MR, Ritchie EL, Maizels M, Firlit CF: Insertion of testicular prosthesis: Use of vaginal speculum. Urology 35(2): 130-132, Feb. 1990.
  29. Zaontz MR, Kaplan WE, Ritchie EL: Use of distal Thiersch-Duplay urethroplasty for proximal hypospadias repairs in conjunction with short island pedicle flap. Urology 36(5): 420-423, Nov. 1990.
  30. Fernbach SK, Feinstein KA, Zaontz MR: Urinoma formation in posterior urethral valves: Relationship to later renal function. Pediatric Radiology 20(7): 543-545, 1990.
  31. Flom LS, Reisman EM, Donovan JM, Zaontz MR, Stein J, Firlit CF, Cohn RA: Favorable experience with pre-emptive renal transplantation in children. Pediatric Nephrology 6(3): 258-261, May 1992.
  32. Hirsch K, Zaontz M, Marchildon M, Blumstein L, McCoy JP, Donaldson MH: Immunophenotyping of pediatric bone marrow: Preliminary report of normal reference ranges. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 677: 410-412, Mar. 1993.
  33. Ritchie E, Reisman EM, Zaontz MR, Hatch DA, Wacksman J, Maizels M: Use of kidney internal splint/stent (KISS) catheter in urinary diversion after pyeloplasty. Urology 42(1): 55-58, July 1993.
  34. Hatch DA, Belitsky P, Barry JM, Novick AC, Taylor RJ, Jordan ML, Sagalowsky AI, Zaontz MR: Fate of renal allografts transplanted in patients with urinary diversion. Transplantation 56(4): 838-842, Oct. 1993.
  35. Rushton HG, Belman AB, Zaontz M, Skoog SJ, Sihelnik S: Response to desmopressin as a function of urine osmolality in the treatment of monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis: A double-blind prospective study. Journal of Urology 154(2 Pt 2): 749-753, Aug. 1995.
  36. Rushton HG, Belman AB, Skoog S, Zaontz MR, Sihelnik S: Predictors of response to desmopressin in children and adolescents with monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis. Scandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology. Supplementum 173: 109-111, 1995.
  37. Steckler RE, Zaontz MR, Skoog SJ, Rushton HG: Cryptorchidism, pediatricians, and family practitioners: patterns of practice and referral. Journal of Pediatrics 127(6): 948-951, Dec. 1995.
  38. Rushton HG, Belman AB, Zaontz MR, Skoog SJ, Sihelnik S: The influence of small functional bladder capacity and other predictors on the response to desmopressin in the management of monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis. Journal of Urology 156(2 Pt 2): 651-655, Aug. 1996.
  39. Hewitt CW, Strande L, Santos M, Goodman M, Tarnoff M, Zaontz MR, DelRossi AJ, Doolin EJ: Rat renal allograft tolerance is associated with local TGF-beta and absence of IL-2r expression within chimeric immunocytic foci. Transplantation Proceedings 29(4): 2183-2184, June 1997.
  40. Steckler RE, Zaontz MR: Stent-free Thiersch-Duplay hypospadias repair with the Snodgrass modification. Journal of Urology 158(3 Pt 2): 1178-1180, Sept. 1997.
  41. Glazier DB, Zaontz MR: Epidermolysis bullosa: A review of the associated urological complications. Journal of Urology 159(6): 2122-2125, June 1998.
  42. Zaontz MR, Steckler RE, Shortliffe LM, Kogan BA, Baskin L, Tekgul S: Multicenter experience with the Mitchell technique for epispadias repair. Journal of Urology 160(1): 172-176, July 1998.
  43. Burno DK, Glazier DB, Zaontz MR: Lessons learned about contralateral reflux after unilateral extravesical ureteral advancement in children. Journal of Urology 160(3 Pt 2): 995-997, Sept. 1998.
  44. Han K, Mata J, Zaontz MR: Meconium masquerading as a scrotal mass. British Journal of Urology 82(5): 765-767, Nov. 1998.
  45. Dean GE, Ritchie ML, Zaontz MR: La Vega slit procedure for the treatment of phimosis. Urology 55(3): 419-421, Mar. 2000.
  46. Kesler SS, Glazier DB, Zaontz MR, Dean GE: Meconium pearls in the scrotum. Journal of Urology 164(4): 1350-1351, Oct. 2000.
  47. Hatch DA, Koyle MA, Baskin LS, Zaontz MR, Burns MW, Tarry WF, Barry JM, Belitsky P, Taylor For RJ: Kidney transplantation in children with urinary diversion or bladder augmentation. Journal of Urology 165(6 Pt 2): 2265-2268, June 2001.
  48. Nguyen MT, Snodgrass WT, Zaontz MR: Effect of urethral plate characteristics on tubularized incised plate urethroplasty. Journal of Urology 171(3): 1260-1262, Mar. 2004.
  49. Dean GE, Kirsch AJ, Packer MG, Scherz HC, Zaontz MR: Antegrade and retrograde endoscopic dextranomer/hyaluronic acid bladder neck bulking for pediatric incontinence. Journal of Urology 178(2): 652-655, Aug. 2007.
  50. Lebed B, Packer M, Husmann D, Zaontz M: Results and complications of adolescent varicocele repair with intraoperative sodium morrhuate sclerotherapy. Journal of Urology 180(4 Suppl): 1837-1841, Oct. 2008.
Research Publications, peer-reviewed reviews
  1. Zaontz MR, Maizels M: Office urologic ultrasound in pediatric patients. Urologic Clinics of North America 15(4): 589-599, Nov. 1988.
  2. Maizels M, Zaontz MR, Firlit CF: Role of in-office ultrasonography in screening infants and children for urinary obstruction. Urologic Clinics of North America 17(2): 429-435, May 1990.
  3. Zaontz MR, Steckler RE: Pediatric urologic ultrasound. Seminars in Urology 12(4): 292-305, Nov. 1994.
  4. Zaontz MR, Packer MG: Abnormalities of the external genitalia. Pediatric Clinics of North America 44(5): 1267-1297, Oct. 1997.
  5. Zaontz MR, Dean GE: Glandular hypospadias repair. Urologic Clinics of North America 29(2): 291-298, v-vi, May 2002.
  6. Shapiro E, Snow B, Zaontz M: Management of vesicoureteral reflux. Reviews in Urology 5(2): 121-125, 2003.
Research Publications, non-peer reviewed
  1. Bensimon H, Bressette J, Quinones G, Zaontz MR: Transurethral resection of the prostate prospective comparison: Traditional vs. continuous suction technique.  In-Sight, Urology Edition Sept. 1983.
  2. Zaontz MR, Firlit CF: B2 Microglobulin and renal transplantation.  Contribution to:  B2 Microglobulin in the Diagnosis and Management of Renal Injury and Transplant Rejection.  Abbott Diagnostics Educational Services, Mar. l987.
  3. Zaontz MR: Detrusorrhaphy vs. the "STING".  Dialogues in Pediatric Urology 10:11, 1987.
  4. Zaontz MR (Guest Editor): Posterior urethral valves.  Dialogues in Pediatric Urology 11:3, 1988.
  5. Zaontz MR: Percutaneous antegrade ablation of posterior urethral valves.  Dialogues in Pediatric Urology 11:3, 1988.
  6. Zaontz MR (Guest Editor): Orchidopexy revisited.  Dialogues in Pediatric Urology 13:9, 1990.
  7. Zaontz MR: Glans approximation procedure.  Dialogues in Pediatric Urology 13:10, 1990.
  8. Zaontz MR: Antenatal identification of ureteropelvic junction obstruction.  Dialogues in Pediatric Urology 14(6):4-5, 1991.
  9. Zaontz MR: Nuances of hypospadias.  Dialogues in Pediatric Urology 16(4):3-4, 1993.
  10. Hirsch K, Zaontz M, Marchildon M, Blumstein L, McCoy JP Jr, Donaldson MH:  Immuno- phenotyping of pediatric bone marrow: Preliminary report of normal reference ranges.  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 677:410-412, 1993.
  11. Zaontz MR. Detrusorrhaphy: A long term perspective.  Dialogues in Pediatric Urology 16(12):3-4, 1993.
  12. Zaontz MR, Steckler RE: Pediatric urologic ultrasound.  Seminars in Urology 12(4):292-305, 1994.
  13. Zaontz MR, Steckler RE: Stentless Snodgrass repair with subcutaneous pedicle flap coverage. Society for Pediatric Urology Newsletter Feb. 1996.
  14. Zaontz MR: Taking a closer look at primary nocturnal enuresis. In Infectious Diseases in Children Oct. 2001.
  15. Dean GE, Zaontz MR: The MRO-715: Ideal for pediatric cystoscopy.  Urotrends 7(1), 2002.
  16. Zaontz MR (Guest editor): The concealed penis.  Dialogues in Pediatric Urology 28(2), 2006.
  17. Zaontz MR: Surgical management of the concealed penis with a penoscrotal web.  Dialogues in Pediatric Urology 28(2):8-9, 2006.
  18. Zaontz MR, Long C: Management of distal hypospadias. AUA Update Series 2013.
Editorials, Reviews, Chapters, including participation in committee reports
  1. Zaontz MR, Gibbons MD: Renal vein thrombosis.  Chap. in Resnick EM, Caldamone AA, Spirnak JP (eds.): Urologic Decision Making.  Philadelphia: B.C. Decker, Inc., 1985, 40-41.
  2. Zaontz MR: Nuances of hypospadias.  Chap. in Kramer SA, Paulson DF (eds.): Problems in Urology. Philadelphia: JB Lippincott Co, 1990, 4:705-717.
  3. Zaontz MR, Gibbons MD: Renal vein thrombosis.  Chap. in Resnick EM, Caldamone AA, Spirnak JP (eds.): Urologic Decision Making, 2d Edition.  Philadelphia: B.C. Decker, Inc., 1991, 44-45.
  4. Zaontz MR (guest reviewer): Update on distal hypospadias repair. Current Surgery 539-550, 1992.
  5. Zaontz MR (Invited Chapter Commentator). Operations for ureteroceles, by Linda MD Shortliffe. In Fowler JE (ed.): Mastery of Surgery: Urologic Surgery.  Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1992, 211-217.
  6. Zaontz MR: Renal hypoplasia and dysplasia.  Chap. in Seidmon EJ, Hanno PM (eds.): Current Urologic Therapy, 3rd Edition.  Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co., 1994, 32-34.
  7. Zaontz MR: Congenital microphallus. Chap. in Seidmon EJ, Hanno PM (eds.): Current Urologic Therapy, 3rd Edition.  Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co., 1994, 436-437.
  8. Zaontz MR: Ureteroneocystostomy.  In Hinman F Jr. (ed.): Atlas of Pediatric Urologic Surgery. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co., 1994, 216-217.
  9. Zaontz MR: Glans approximation procedure.  Chap. in Ehrlich RM, Alter GJ (eds.):  Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery of the External Genitalia - Adult and Pediatric.  Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co., 1999, 43-47.
  10. Zaontz MR: Thiersch-Duplay procedure.  Chap. in Ehrlich RM, Alter GJ (eds.):  Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery of the External Genitalia - Adult and Pediatric.  Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co., 1999, 48-53.
  11. Zaontz MR: Commentary on Minevich E, Pecha BR, Wacksman J, Sheldon CA, Matthieu hypospadias repair: experience in 202 patients. Journal of Urology 162:2142-2143).
  12. Zaontz MR: Commentary on Yerkes EB, Adams MA, Miller DA, Pope JC, Rink, RC, Brock, JW: Y-to-I Wrap: Use of the distal spongiosum for hypospadias repair.  Journal of Urology 163:1538-1539, 2000.
  13. Zaontz MR: Commentary on Kolligan ME, Firlit CF: The mucosal collar revisited.  Urology 55(1): 117, 2000.
  14. Dean GE, Burno DK, Zaontz MR: Chordee repair utilizing a novel technique ensuring neurovascular bundle preservation. Techniques in Urology 6(1): 5-8, Mar. 2000.
  15. Zaontz MR, Packer MG: Chordee.  Chap. in Gomella LG (ed.): The 5-Minute Urology Consult. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000, 250-251.
  16. Packer MG, Zaontz MR: Megacystis.  Chap. in Gomella LG (ed.): The 5-Minute Urology Consult. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000, 336-337.
  17. Packer MG, Zaontz MR: Torsion-Testicular.  Chap. in Gomella LG (ed.): The 5-Minute Urology Consult. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000, 538-539.
  18. Zaontz MR: Commentary on Borer JG, Bauer SB, Peters CA, Diamond DA, Atala A, Cilento BG, Retik AB: Tubularized incised plate urethroplasty: Expanded use in primary and repeat surgery for hypospadias.  Journal of Urology 165(2):585, 2001.
  19. Zaontz MR: Re: The pelvic plexus and antireflux surgery: topographical findings and clinical consequences. J Leissner, EP Allhoff, W Wolff, C Feja, M Höckel, P Black, R Hohenfellner. J Urol, 165: 1652-1655, 2001. Journal of Urology 167(1): 260, Jan. 2002.
  20. Zaontz MR: Commentaryon Kropp BP, Cheng EY, Pope IV JC, Brock III JW, Koyle MA, et al: Use of subintestinal submucosa for corporal body grafting in cases of severe penile curvature.  Journal of Urology 168(2):1745, 2002.
  21. Zaontz MR: Commentary on Martinez Portillo FJ, Seif C, Braun M, et al: Risk of detrusor denervation in antireflux surgery demonstrated in neurophysiological animal model.  Journal of Urology 170:573, 2003.
  22. Dean GE, Zaontz MR: Current approach to hypospadias.  Chap. in Resnick EM, Caldamone AA, Spirnak JP (eds.): Critical Decisions in Urology.  Philadelphia: B.C. Decker, Inc., 2004, 300 -301.
  23. Zaontz MR: Vesicoureteral reflux.  Chap. in Graham SD (ed.): Glenn’s Urological Surgery, 6th Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2004, 753-765.
  24. Zaontz MR: Commentary on Cook A, Khoury AE, Neville C et al: A multicenter evaluation of technical preferences for primary hypospadias repair. Journal of Urology 174:2357, 2006.
  25. Zaontz MR: Commentary on Thompson JH, Zmaj P, Cummings JM, Steinhardt GF:  An approach to using full thickness skin grafts for complex penile surgeries in children.  Journal of Urology 175:1871, 2006.
  26. Zaontz MR: Commentary on Wolffenbuttel KP, Wondergem N, Hoefnagels JJS, et al: Abnormal urine flow in boys with distal hypospadias before and after correction. Journal of Urology 176:1736-1737, 2006.
  27. Zaontz MR: Commentary on Moriya K, Kakizaki H, Tanaka H, et al: Long-term cosmetic and sexual outcome of hypospadias surgery: Norm related study in adolescence. Journal of Urology 176:1892-1893, 2006.
  28. Zaontz MR: Commentary on Mollaeian M, Sheikh M, Tarlan S, Shojari H: Urethral mobilization and advancement with distal triangular urethral plate flap for distal and select cases of hypospadias: Experience with 251 cases.  Journal of Urology 180:294, 2008.
  29. Zaontz MR: Commentary on Weber DM, Schonbucher VB, Landolt R, Gobet R: The pediatric penile perception score: An instrument for patient self-assessment and surgeon evaluation after hypospadias repair.  Journal of Urology 180:1084, 2008.
  30. Zaontz MR: Commentary on Braga LHP, Lorenzo AJ, Bagli DJ, et al: Risk factors for recurrent ureteropelvic junction obstruction after open pyeloplasty in a large pediatric cohort.  Journal of Urology 180:1687-1688, 2008.
  31. Zaontz MR: Detrussorhaphy (modification of the Lich-Gregoir technique). Contribution to Hinman F, Baskin LS (eds.): Hinman’s Atlas of Pediatric Urologic Surgery. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co., 2009, 242-243.
  32. Zaontz MR: Glans approximation procedure. Contribution to Hinman F, Baskin LS (eds.): Hinman’s Atlas of Pediatric Urologic Surgery. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co., 2009, 698-699.
  33. Zaontz MR: Concealed (buried) and webbed penis. Contribution to Hinman F, Baskin LS (eds.): Hinman’s Atlas of Pediatric Urologic Surgery. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co., 2009, 787-793.
  34. Zaontz MR: Vesicoureteral reflux.  Chap. in Graham SD (ed.): Glenn’s Urological Surgery, 7th Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010, 665-676.
  35. Zaontz MR: Disorders of male external genitalia: Hypospdias, epispadias, concealed penis and urethral disorders.  Chap. in Godbole PP, Koyle MA, Wilcox DT (eds.): Guide to Pediatric Urology and Surgery in Clinical Practice.  London: Springer Verlag, 2011, 71-82.
  36. Zaontz MR: Commentary on Ziada A, Hamza A, Abdel-Rassouli M et al: Outcomes of hypo-spadias repair in older children: Prospective study. Journal of Urology 185:2486, 2011.
  37. Zaontz MR: Editorial comment. Journal of Urology 191(2): 457, Feb. 2014.
  38. Zaontz MR: Commentary on Stanasel I, Le H-K, Bilgutay A et al: Complications following staged hypospadias repair using transposed preputial skin flaps. Journal of Urology 194(2): 516, Aug. 2015.
Alternative Media
  1. Bensimon H, Bressette J, Quinones G, Zaontz MR: Hemostatic Retropubic Prostatectomy. Film, 1983.
  2. Bensimon H, Bressette J, Quinones G, Zaontz MR: Radical Perineal Prostatectomy.  Film, produced by the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Washington, DC, for presentation at the Urological Surgical Symposium, Adult and Pediatric, Washington, DC, November 18, 1983.
  3. Hatch DA, Zaontz MR, Maizels M, Kaplan WE, Firlit CF: Reconstruction of the Median Raphe in Hypospadias Surgery.  Film, produced for presentation at the American Pediatric Surgery Association Meeting, Hilton Head Island, SC, May 6-9, 1987.
  4. Zaontz MR: Modified Thiersch-Duplay Urethroplasty.  Film, produced for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Boston, MA, Oct. 28, 1996.
  5. Zaontz MR: The GAP (Glans Approximation Procedure).  Film, produced for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Boston, MA, Oct. 28, 1996.
  6. Zaontz MR: Modified Thiersch-Duplay Distal Urethroplasty.  Film, produced for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric Urology, Rome, Italy, Apr. 3-5. 1997.
  7. Zaontz MR: Modified Nesbitt Correction of Chordee.  Film, produced for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics, San Francisco, CA, Oct. 19, 1998.
  8. Zaontz MR: Endoscopic Correction of VUR Using Chondrogel.  Film, produced for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Pediatric Urology, Vail, CO, Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2001.
  9. Zaontz MR: Surgical Correction of the Buried Penis.  Film, produced for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Pediatric Urology, San Francisco, CA, May 2004.
  10. Zaontz MR: Surgical Techniques to Correct the Concealed Penis.  Film, produced for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Pediatrics, San Francisco, CA, Oct. 2, 2010.
  11. Zaontz MR, Dean GE: Hypospadias Smack Down.  Film, produced for presentation at the Fall Congress/ Annual Meeting of the American Association of Pediatrics, Las Vegas, NV, Sept. 22, 2013.
 
Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies
2013 Top Doctors, US News & World Report
 
2012 Best Doctors in New Jersey, Pediatric Urology, New Jersey Monthly
 
2012 Patients' Choice Award
 
2012 - 2013 Best Doctor, Pediatric Urology, New Jersey Monthly
 
2011 Virtua President's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Quality & Safety
 
2010 Best Doctors in New Jersey, Pediatric Urology, New Jersey Monthly
 
2008 - 2015 Top Docs for Kids, Philadelphia Magazine
 
2008 - 2010 Best Doctor, Pediatric Urology, New Jersey Monthly
 
2007 - present Best Doctors in America
 
2007 - 2008 Patients' Choice Award
 
2006 - present Who's Who in Medicine & Health Care, Marquis Who's Who
 
2006 Best Doctor, Pediatric Urology, New Jersey Monthly
 
2006 Best Doctors in New Jersey, Pediatric Urology, New Jersey Monthly
 
2006 Top Docs for Kids, Philadelphia Magazine
 
2005 - 2014 Best Doctor in South Jersey for Pediatric Urology, South Jersey Magazine
 
2004 - present America's Top Physicians, Consumers' Research Council of America
 
2003 Superstar Award for Physician Excellence, Virtua Health
 
2001 - present Best Doctors in America
 
2001 Top Docs for Kids, Philadelphia Magazine
 
2000 - present Life Member, National Registry of Who's Who
 
2000 - present Honored Member, Marquis Who's Who in America
 
2000 - present Honored Member, Strathmore's Who's Who
 
1999 Top Docs for Kids, Philadelphia Magazine
 
1999 Annual Sergi Award, Healing the Children
 
1999 Best Doctor, Pediatric Urology, New Jersey Monthly
 
1999 Best Doctor, Pediatric Urology, Philadelphia Magazine
 
1999 - present Top Rate Physician in America, Guide to Top Doctors
 
1997 Outstanding Poster, Pediatric Urology Poster Session
Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association, New Orleans, LA
("Multicenter Experience with Mitchell Epispadias Technique")
 
1987 Irving J. Shapiro Award (Pyelogram Conference Award)
First Prize, Chicago Urological Society Meeting
 
1983 Second Prize for Case Presentation
16th Annual Washington Urologic Society Resident Competition
 
1983 Second Prize for Essay Presentation
16th Annual Washington Urologic Society Resident Competition
 
1983 Second Prize for Clinical Research Essay Presentation
41st Annual Meeting, Mid-Atlantic Section, American Urological Association
 
1975 Second Honors, Georgetown University
 
1975 - present  Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity
 
1975 Dean's List, Georgetown University

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