Philip T. Zhao, MD

  • Specialty: Urology
  • Languages: English, Mandarin
  • Phone: 646-825-6300

About Me

As an endourologist, I specialize in treating people who have complex stone disease, involving stones along the genitourinary tract from the kidneys down to the bladder. My patients are a diverse group of people, and it is a privilege to treat them.

Growing up, I watched my grandmother struggle with this condition, so I understand how it can heavily impact someone’s life. I treat my patients the same way I would treat members of my family. Removing an obstructing stone is extremely gratifying because it allows people to return to their daily lives with minimal recovery time.

To remove stones, I perform percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), a minimally invasive, camera-guided surgery. I was fortunate to train with the doctor who pioneered this procedure, and am one of only a handful of surgeons in the New York metropolitan area who performs the procedure.

I also perform ureteroscopy to remove kidney stones and treat people for other urologic conditions, including upper tract urothelial carcinoma as well as ureteral and ureteropelvic junction obstructions. In addition to surgery, I perform metabolic exams to find the medical reasons people form stones and provide preventive treatment.

I conduct research on innovations in operative devices and the surgical management of stone disease, and have published multiple journal articles, abstracts, videos, and book chapters on these topics. I regularly present my research at national and international conferences, in addition to teaching other urologists about percutaneous access and PCNL. I am also a reviewer for the Journal of Endourology.

 


Conditions and Treatments

kidney stones, hydronephrosis, ureteral stenosis, minimally invasive surgery, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), percutaneous nephrolithotomy, staghorn calculus, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), urolithiasis, obstruction of pelviureteric junction, transitional cell carcinoma , robotic surgery, prostate diseases, ureteroscopy
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Credentials

Positions
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Urology
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Minimally Invasive Urology, 2016
  • Residency, Robert Wood Johnson Univ Hosp (New Brunswick, NJ), Urology, 2014
  • Residency, Robert Wood Johnson Univ Hosp (New Brunswick, NJ), General Surgery, 2010
  • MD from Rutgers State University, 2008
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Research Academic Contact

Academic office

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Publications

  • A randomized controlled comparison of nephrostomy drainage versus ureteral stent following percutaneous nephrolithotomy using the Wisconsin StoneQOL

    Zhao, Philip T; Hoenig, David M; Smith, Arthur; Okeke, Zeph Zhao, Philip T; Hoenig, David M; Smith, Arthur; Okeke, Zeph
    Journal of endourology. 2016 Dec. 30 (12): 1275-1284

  • Can Activities of Daily Living Predict Complications following Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy?

    Leavitt, David A; Motamedinia, Piruz; Moran, Shamus; Siev, Michael; Zhao, Philip T; Theckumparampil, Nithin; Fakhoury, Mathew; Elsamra, Sammy; Hoenig, David; Smith, Arthur; Okeke, Zeph Leavitt, David A; Motamedinia, Piruz; Moran, Shamus; Siev, Michael; Zhao, Philip T; Theckumparampil, Nithin; Fakhoury, Mathew; Elsamra, Sammy; Hoenig, David; Smith, Arthur; Okeke, Zeph
    Journal of urology. 2016 Jun. 195 (6): 1805-1809

  • Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy

    Zhao, Philip T; Richstone, Lee; Kavoussi, Louis R Zhao, Philip T; Richstone, Lee; Kavoussi, Louis R
    International journal of surgery (2004). 2016 Apr 21. 36 (Pt C): 548-553

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