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Ruchika Talwar, MD
Urology Resident

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

Administrative Telephone: 215-662-6156

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Ruchika is a categorical resident in the Division of Urology’s training program. She completed her medical degree at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. There, she served in multiple state and national level leadership positions within bodies of organized medicine, including the American Medical Association. She continues to have an interest in health policy, and remains involved in advocacy efforts through the American Urological Association.

2017 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
2013 - 2017 MD - Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
2010 - 2013 BA - Summa Cum Laude – Biology and Legal Studies
New Jersey Institute of Technology
2016 Alpha Omega Alpha
2016 American Urological Association
2013 American Medical Association


  1. Talwar, R., Sivarajan, G., Portman G., Degen, M., Munver, R. Robot-Assisted Surgery for the Management of Large Symptomatic Renal Cysts (≥ 20 cm). World Congress of Endourology, Nov 2016.
  2. Talwar, R., Sivarajan, G., Sheng, J., Portman, G., Degen, M., Baralian, K., Munver, R. Feasibility of Laparoscopic and Robot-Assisted Radical Nephrectomy for Malignant Renal Masses ≥ 15 cm. World Congress of Endourology, Nov 2016.
  3. Talwar, R., Bonitz R.P., Desai, G., Wright C., Lanteri V., Ahmed, M. Robot Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Cystectomy with Intracorporeal Ileal Conduit Urinary Diversion in a Male who Underwent Prior Robotic Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer. World Congress of Endourology, Nov 2016.
  4. Talwar R., DiGiorgio L., Shin, D. Impact of Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Men with Adult Onset Hypogonadism After Issuance of 2014 FDA Safety Communication. Sexual Medicine Society of North America Annual Scientific Meeting. Nov 2016.
  5. Abdou, R., Talwar, R., Park, C. Homologous Grafting: Novel Technique in the Repair of Persistent Tracheocutaneous Fistula. Triological Society Meeting, Jan 2016.
  6. Desai, B., Talwar, R., Culliford-Castano, S., Paradiso, K., Velez, W., Wortman, S., Sharobeem, E., Polepalli S., Parikh, N. Multidisciplinary Strategies and Interactions to Reduce Readmission Rates in an Inpatient Setting. Society of Hospital Medicine, Hospital Medicine 2012: RIV Poster Competition.
  1. Talwar, R., Benson, M., Fam, M., Bargman, V., Patel, N. The Open Approach to Severe Ureteral Stent Encrustation: A Consecutive Case Series. Urology. 2016 Sept 15. PMID: 27639799
  2. Goodus, M. T., Kerr, N. A., Talwar, R., Buziashvili, D., Fragale, J. E., Pang, K., & Levison, S. W. LIF Haplodeficiency Desynchronizes Glial Reactivity and Exacerbates Damage and Functional Deficits After a Concussive Brain Injury. Journal of Neurotrauma. 2016 Aug 15. PMID: 26541248
2017 Merck Manual Academic Excellence Graduation Award
2016 Junior Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
2015 - 2016 NJMS Alumni Scholarship Award
2013 Summa Cum Laude
2010 - 2013 NJIT ADHC Alumni Full Academic Scholarship Award

Ruchika Talwar

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