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Eugene J. Pietzak, III, 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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Eugene.Pietzak@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Dr. Pietzak is currently a Chief Resident in Urology. He is interested in genitourinary oncology, surgical education/heuristics, clinical trials, and the prevention of complications from urologic surgery. After residency, he will continue his training as a urologic oncology fellow and pursue a career in academic urologic oncology.

 
Appointments
2014 - present Instructor in Surgery
 
2010 - 2014 Assistant Instructor in Surgery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Education/Training
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
Memberships/Societies
 
National Societies
  • American Urologic Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Endo-urology
  • International Society of Geriatric Oncology
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • The Association for Surgical Education
  • American Society of Nephrology
 
Local Societies
  • Philadelphia Urologic Society
  • Urological Association of Pennsylvania
 
Research
2010 - present Dr. Pietzak's research interests are in urologic oncology, outcomes research, and surgical nutrition. Currently working on projects in prostate cancer, renal cell carcinoma, and bladder cancer with Drs. Thomas J. Guzzo and 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.

 
 
 
 
 
Publications
Original Papers
  1. Pietzak EJ, Van Arsdalen K, Patel K, Wein AJ, Malkowicz SB, Guzzo TJ. “Impact of Race on Selecting Appropriate Patients for Active Surveillance with Seemingly Low Risk Prostate Cancer.” Urology, In Press
  2. Pietzak EJ, Kabarriti AE, Mucksavage P, Barvaria T, Van Arsdalen K, Wein AJ, Malkowicz SB, Guzzo TJ. “The Presence of High-grade Prostatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia or Atypia on Prostate Biopsy Does Not Adversely Affect Prostatectomy Outcomes for Patients Otherwise Eligible for Active Surveillance.”  Urology, 2014 Oct 4 [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Pietzak EJ, Hwang WT, Malkowicz SB, Guzzo TJ. “Factors Influencing the Length of Stay after Radical Cystectomy; Implications for Cancer Care and Perioperative Management.” Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Jul 22. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. 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.” Urology, 2014 Aug;84(2):380-5
Book Chapters
  1. Pietzak EJ and Guzzo TJ. “Carcinoma of the Male and Female Urethra” in Glenn’s Urologic Surgery, 8th edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. In Press
  2. Pietzak EJ, Guzzo TJ, Wein AJ, Resnick MJ. “Renal, Testicular, and Penile Cancer” in Penn Clinical Manual of Urology, 2nd Edition. Elsevier,  2014
  3. Pietzak EJ and Wilson FP. “Renal Physiology and Pathophysiology” in Penn Clinical Manual of Urology, 2nd  Edition. Elsevier, 2014
  4. Pietzak EJ and Guzzo TJ. “Peri-Operative Care Of Elderly Urologic Patients.” In Primer of Geriatric Urology, 1st  Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012.
  5. Pietzak EJ and Guzzo TJ. “Genitourinary Surgery” in The Surgical Review, 4th edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Chapter in Preparation
  6. Pietzak EJ and Mucksavage P. “Bone health in Prostate Cancer”, in Prostate Cancer, 2nd Edition,  Elsevier. Chapter in Preparation
Review Articles
  1. Pietzak EJ, Drach G, Malkowicz SB, Guzzo TJ. “Optimal Management of the Elderly Patient with Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer.” Translational Geriatrics and Experimental Gerontology Reports. June 2013, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 58-65
  2. Pietzak EJ and Guzzo TJ. “Advancements in Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy: Expanding the Feasibility of Nephron-Sparing.” Advances in Urology. Volume 2012, Article ID 148952.
  3. Pietzak EJ and Malkowicz SB. “Does quantification of smoking history correlate with initial bladder tumor grade and stage?” Current Urology Reports, 2014 Jul;15(7):416
  4. Kabarriti AE, Pietzak EJ, Canter D, Guzzo TJ.  “The Relationship Between Age and Perioperative Complications” Current Geriatrics Reports. March 2014, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 8-13
Editorials
  1. Pietzak EJ and Guzzo TJ “Thoughtful PSA Screening in the Elderly: Context is Everything” J Gerontol Geriat Res 2:e122. doi: 10.4172/2167-7182.1000e122
Abstracts
  1. Pietzak EJ, Patel K, Wein AJ, Malkowicz SB, Guzzo TJ. “Gender Differences for Never Smokers Undergoing Radical Cystectomy.” American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, San Francisco, 2014 [accepted] & AUA Mid-Atlantic Section Meeting, Baltimore, 2014
  2. Pietzak EJ, Patel K, Parry S, Van Arsdalen K, Wein AJ, Malkowicz SB, Guzzo TJ. “Impact of Race on Selecting Appropriate Patients for Active Surveillance with Seemingly Low Risk Prostate Cancer.” AUA Mid-Atlantic Section Meeting, Baltimore, 2014
  3. Pietzak EJ, Patel K, Parry S, Wein AJ, Malkowicz SB, Guzzo TJ. “Impact of Surgical APGAR Score on Immediate Postoperative Outcomes and ICU Utilization After Radical Cystectomy.” AUA Mid-Atlantic Section Meeting, Baltimore, 2014
  4. Pietzak EJ, Smith ZL, Malkowicz SB, Guzzo TJ. “Outcomes of radical cystectomy in potential candidates for bladder preservation therapy.” European Urology Association International Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden, 2014 [accepted] & GU Cancer Symposium (GU ASCO), San Francisco, 2014 & SUO Winter Meeting, Bethesda, 2013
  5. Pietzak EJ, Kabarriti AE, Mucksavage P, Barvaria T, Van Arsdalen K, Wein AJ, Malkowicz SB, Guzzo TJ. “The presence of HGPIN or Atypia on prostate biopsy does not adversely affect prostatectomy outcomes for patients otherwise eligible for active surveillance.” SUO Winter Meeting, Bethesda, 2013 & AUA Mid-Atlantic Section Meeting, White Sulphur Springs, 2013
  6. Pietzak EJ, Hwang WT, Malkowicz SB, Guzzo TJ. “Factors Influencing the Length of Stay after Radical Cystectomy; Implications for Cancer Care and Perioperative Management.” AUA Mid-Atlantic Section Meeting, White Sulphur Springs, 2013  & American College of Surgeons National Meeting, Washington DC 2013.
  7. Pietzak EJ, Mucksavage P, Guzzo TJ. Malkowicz SB. “Heavy Cigarette Smoking Is Associated With More Aggressive Bladder Cancer at Initial Presentation.” AUA National Meeting, San Diego 2013
  8. 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.”  AUA National Meeting, San Diego 2013 & AUA Mid-Atlantic Section Meeting, Philadelphia 2012
  9. Jayadevappa R, Chhatre, S, Pietzak EJ, Guzzo TJ, Malkowicz SB. “Association between Readmissions and Overall Survival among Elderly Patients Receiving Radical Cystectomy”. AUA National Meeting, San Diego 2013
  10. Smith ZL, Pietzak EJ, Meise C, Mucksavage P, Van Arsdalen K, Wein AJ, Malkowicz SB, Guzzo TJ. “Simplification of the Fuhrman grading system does not affect its prognostic ability in patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma.” AUA National Meeting, San Diego 2013
  11. Pietzak EJ, Drach GW, Malkowicz SB, Guzzo TJ. “Similar Oncologic Outcomes, But Worse Overall Survival, For Octogenarians Following Radical Cystectomy” AUA Mid-Atlantic Section Meeting, Philadelphia 2012
  12.  Pietzak EJ, Van Arsdalen K, Wein AJ, Malkowicz SB, Guzzo TJ. “Revisiting ‘Close but Negative’ Surgical Margins in Radical Prostatectomy.”  AUA Mid-Atlantic Section Meeting, Philadelphia 2012
  13.  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.” American Academy of Pediatrics National Meeting, New Orleans 2012
 
Awards and Honors
2014 Joel and Linda Appeal Prostate Cancer Research Award
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Division of Urology
 
2014 Second Prize in Resident Essay Competition, Philadelphia Urologic Society
 
2013 Joel and Linda Appeal Prostate Cancer Research Award
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Division of Urology
 
2013 Second Prize in Resident Essay Competition, AUA Mid-Atlantic Section Meeting
 
2013 Howard Pollack Award for Academic Excellence
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Division of Urology
 
2013  Third Prize in Resident Essay Competition, Philadelphia Urologic Society
 
2012 Joel and Linda Appeal Prostate Cancer Research Award
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Division of Urology
 
2012 Second Prize, Best Clinical research abstract
American Academy of Pediatrics National Meeting
 
2012 Clinical Research Prize Finalist, AUA Mid-Atlantic Section Meeting 

Dr. Eugene Pietzak

 
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