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Justin B. Ziemba, M.D.
Urology Resident

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

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Justin Ziemba is currently a fourth year General Surgery Resident specializing in Urology. His current research interests include identifying the current practice patterns for the evaluation and management of both pediatric and adult patients with kidney stone disease.

2010 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery


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
7/2011 - Present Resident in Urology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2010 - 2011 Intern in General Surgery, Hospital of the University Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2013 - present European Association of Urology
2012 - present American College of Surgeons
2011 - present American Urologic Association
2010 - present Pennsylvania Medical Society
2010 - present Philadelphia County Medical Society
  1. Predictors of CT utilization in the emergency department for children with nephrolithiasis
  2. Practice patterns of emergency department physicians for the evaluation and management of patients with renal colic
  3. Assessing the impact of an educational module for emergency department providers on improving care of patients with nephrolithiasis
  4. Predictors of readmission following an emergency room visit for renal colic
  5. Radiation dose reduction for imaging of patients with suspected renal colic in the emergency department
  6. The influence of socioeconomic status on the development of nephrolithiasis
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. (In Press)
  4. Sterling M, Ziemba J, Mucksavage P. The evaluation and acute surgical management of symptomatic urolithiasis. (In Preparation)
  5. Ziemba J, Canning DA, Tasian GE. Predictors of CT utilization in the emergency department for children with nephrolithiasis. (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 GeE 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.
Book Chapters
  1. Ziemba J and Mucksavage P, “Nephrolithiasis” inĀ  Penn Clinical Manual of Urology 2nd ed., Hanno P, Malkowicz S, and Wein A, Eds. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2013 (In Press).

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