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Eugene J. Pietzak, III, M.D.
Urology Resident

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

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Dr. Pietzak is currently a third year Urology Resident. He is interested in genitourinary oncology, and in the prevention and treatment of complications from urologic surgery. After residency he plans to pursue a fellowship and subsequent career in urologic oncology.

2010 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery

2006 - 2010

M.D.- Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Long Island, New York


2002 - 2010

B.S. in Biochemistry - Stony Brook University
Long Island, New York

National Societies
  • American Urologic Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Endo-urology
  • International Society of Geriatric Oncology
Local Societies
  • Philadelphia Urologic Society
  • Urological Association of Pennsylvania

2010 - present

Dr. Pietzak's research interests are in urologic oncology, outcomes research, and surgical nutrition. Currently he is working on projects on prostate cancer, renal cell carcinoma, and bladder cancer with Dr. Thomas J. Guzzo and Dr. S. Bruce Malkowicz. 


2008 - 2010

Under the mentorship of Dr. Nicos Labropolous of the Vascular Surgery Department at Stony Brook Medical Center, his research efforts focused on Renovascular Disease.

  1. Pietzak EJ, Drach GW, Malkowicz SB, Guzzo TJ. “Similar Oncologic Outcomes, But Worse Overall Survival, For Octogenarians Following Radical Cystectomy”. Oral Presentation at 2012 Mid-Atlantic American Urologic Association 2012 Meeting.
  2. Pietzak EJ, Van Arsdalen K, Wein AJ, Malkowicz SB, Guzzo TJ. “Revisiting ‘Close but Negative’ Surgical Margins in Radical Prostatectomy.”  Oral Presentation at 2012 Resident Research Competition for Philadelphia Urologic Society and Presented at 2012 Mid-Atlantic American Urologic Association  2012 Meeting.
  3. Pietzak EJ, Resnick MJ, Mucksavage P, Van Arsdalen K, Wein AJ, Malkowicz SB, Guzzo TJ. “The Effect of Prostate Volume on the Detection of Clinically Insignificant Cancer on Repeat Prostate Biopsies.”  Podium Presentation at 2011 Resident Research Competition  for Philadelphia Urologic Society, and  Presented at 2012, Mid-Atlantic American Urologic Association  2012 Meeting, Resident Essay Prize Finalist.
  4. Pietzak EJ, Tasian GE, Tasian SK, Brinster RL, Carlson C, Ginsberg JP, Kolon TF. “Histology of Testicular Biopsy Specimens Obtained for Cryopreservation and Future Re-Implantation as a Fertility-Preserving Technique.” Podium Presentation at 2012 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, Award Second Place for Best Clinical Paper.
  1. Pietzak EJ, Guzzo TJ. “Advancements in Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy: Expanding the Feasibility of Nephron-Sparing.” Advances in Urology. Volume 2012; Epub 2012 May 9.
  1. Pietzak EJ, Guzzo TJ. “Peri-Operative Care Of Elderly Urologic Patients.” Chap. 5 in Guzzo TJ, Drach GW, Wein AJ, eds.: Primer of Geriatric Urology, 1st Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012 (in press).

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