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Justin B. Ziemba, M.D.
Urology Resident

 
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Office:
Department of Surgery
4 Maloney
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Administrative Telephone: 215-662-6156

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justin.ziemba@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Justin Ziemba is currently a Chief Resident in Urology. His clinical interests include endourology with a particular emphasis on kidney stone disease. His research has focused on improving the care of pediatric and adult patients with acute renal colic who present to the emergency room. He has also participated in several projects at the divisional, department, and institutional level focusing on patient safety and quality. After residency, he will continue his training as an endourology fellow with plans for a career in academic urology.

 
Appointments
2014 - present Instuctor in Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2010 - 2013 Assistant Instructor in Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Education/Training
2006 - 2010 MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2002 - 2006 BS - Molecular and Cellular Biology, magna cum laude
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, Illinois
 
Postgraduate Training
2014 - present Chief Resident in Urology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2011 - 2014 Resident in Urology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2010 - 2011 Intern in General Surgery, Hospital of the University Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Memberships/Societies
2013 - present European Association of Urology
 
2012 - present  American College of Surgeons
 
2011 - present American Urological Association
 
2010 - present  Pennsylvania Medical Society
 
2010 - present  Philadelphia County Medical Society
 
 
 
Research

Dr. Ziemba’s research interests are in kidney stone disease with a particular emphasis on identifying practice patterns in the acute care setting for children and adults with renal colic.

2013-Present: He is currently working on identifying risk factors associated with early return to the emergency department following a visit for symptomatic kidney stones. He is also examining national practice patterns among emergency medicine providers during an episode of acute renal colic in effort to improve the use of evidence based guidelines. These projects are under the direction of Dr. Mucksavage at Pennsylvania Hospital. 

2013-2014: He worked on identifying both patient and institutional factors associated with CT utilization in the emergency department for children with an episode of acute renal colic under the direction of Dr. Tasian at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Ziemba also has an interest in patient safety and quality. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the University of Pennsylvania Housestaff and Advanced Practice Providers Safety and Quality Council. As a Co-Chair, he is involved in several on-going quality improvement projects, including reducing low-value laboratory utilization amongst frontline providers and developing a focused, time-sensitive care transition protocol for preventing ICU readmissions in high-risk surgical patients.

 
Publications
 
Peer Reviewed Publications
  1. Christman MS, Ziemba J, Casale P. Flexible ureteroscopy in children with von Willebrand disease. J Endourol. 2012 Jul; 26(7):783-6. [PMID: 22204753]
  2. Tasian GE, Ziemba J, Casale P. Unilateral hypercalciuria: a stealth culprit in recurrent ipsilateral urolithiasis in children. J Urol. 2012 Dec; 188(6):2330-5. [PMID: 23088966]
  3. Ziemba J, Golan R, Skokan A, et al. The clinical presentation and outcome of urothelial atypia on biopsy of the bladder. Urol Oncol. 2014 Jul; 32(5):645-7. [PMID: 24814407]
  4. Ziemba J, Canning DA, Lavelle J, et al. Patient and institutional characteristics associated with initial CT use for children presenting to the emergency department with kidney stones. J Urol. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2014.09.115. [PMID: 25305359]
  5. Sterling M, Ziemba J, Mucksavage P. Acute management of symptomatic nephrolithiasis. World Journal of Clinical Urology (Accepted)
  6. Hoffman B, Saucier J, Ziemba J, et al. Development of a focused, time-sensitive care transition protocol for preventing ICU readmissions in high risk surgical patients. (In Preparation)
Abstracts and Posters
  1. Ziemba J, Schast A, Lambert S, Casale P. Pediatric urolithiaisis: patterns of recurrence. Abstract accepted for an unmoderated poster at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2010 Annual Conference; October 15-18, 2010; San Francisco, CA.
  2. Ziemba J, Canning DA, and Tasian G Diagnostic imaging utilization in children with nephrolithiasis prior to referral to a tertiary children’s hospital. Abstract accepted for a moderated poster at the Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Urological Association 71st Annual Meeting; October 24-27, 2013; White Sulphur Springs, WV.
  3. Ziemba J, Canning DA, Lavelle, et al. Predictors of CT Utilization in the Emergency Department for Children with Nephrolithiasis. Abstract accepted for a moderated poster at the 2014 American Urological Association Annual Meeting; May 16-21, 2014; Orlando, FL.
  4. Ziemba J, Sterling M, Van Arsdalen K, et al. Characteristics of Emergency Department Visits for Patients with Nephrolithiasis. Abstract accepted for a moderated poster at the Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Urological Association 72nd Annual Meeting; September 18-21, 2014; Baltimore, MD.
  5. Ziemba J, Sterling M, and Mucksavage P. Practice Patterns of Acute Renal Colic in the Emergency Department. Abstract accepted for a podium presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Urological Association 72nd Annual Meeting; September 18-21, 2014; Baltimore, MD.
  6. Hoffman B, Saucier J, Ziemba J, et al. A Focused, Time-Sensitive Discharge Protocol for Preventing ICU Re-admissions in Surgical Patients. Abstract accepted at the 44th Critical Care Congress; January 17-21, 2015; Phoenix, AZ.
Book Chapters
  1. Ziemba J and Mucksavage P, “Nephrolithiasis” in  Penn Clinical Manual of Urology 2nd ed., Hanno P, Malkowicz S, and Wein A, Eds. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2013 (In Press).
 
Awards
2014 3rd Place Resident’s Essay Competition, Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Urological Association 72nd Annual Meeting
 
2014 Elected Housestaff Quality and Safety Leadership Council Co-Chair
 
2014 3rd Place Philadelphia Urological Society Resident’s Essay Competition
 
2013 Howard Pollack Pyelogram Hour Winner, Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Urological Association 71st Annual Meeting
 
 
 

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