Dix Phillip Poppas, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dix Phillip Poppas, M.D., F.A.C.S. Specialties: Pediatric Urology

Dix Phillip Poppas, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Specialties: Pediatric Urology
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About Dix Phillip Poppas, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dix P. Poppas, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P. is Chief of Pediatric Urology at the Phyllis & David Komansky Center for Children's Health of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is the Richard Rodgers Professor of Pediatric Urology in the James Buchanan Brady Department of Urology at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Poppas has been a tenured professor with Weill Cornell Medicine as of April 2006 and holds joint appointments as Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well. His practice is limited to pediatric urology with special interest in genital reconstruction, laparoscopic and robotic surgery, intersex disorders and minimally invasive procedures for treating vesicoureteral reflux. Dr. Poppas has extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery and pediatric laparoscopy. He was chosen as one of the "Top One Hundred Minimally Invasive Surgeons in New York" and was the only pediatric urologist to be selected.


His practice is limited to pediatric urology with special interest in genital reconstruction, laparoscopic and robotic surgery, surgical aspects of disorders of sexual development and minimally invasive procedures for treating vesicoureteral reflux. Dr. Poppas has extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery and pediatric laparoscopy. He was chosen as one of the "Top One Hundred Minimally Invasive Surgeons in New York" and was the only pediatric urologist to be selected and is listed as one of New York's Top Doctors and Best Doctors in America. He completed his residency in urology at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical School (1990-1994) and his fellowship in Pediatric Urology at Boston Children's Hospital-Harvard Medical School (1994-1996) He serves as co-director of the Laboratory for Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery where his efforts are focused on developing advanced laparoscopic and Robotic surgical techniques for tissue reconstruction using novel tissue sealants to replace sutures and staples during surgery, as well as investigating the mechanisms and potential treatments for inhibiting and reversing fibrosis in the obstructed kidney using antibodies and gene therapy strategies. Dr. Poppas is a diplomate of The American Board of Urology, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has been awarded The E. Darracott Vaughan Young Investigator Award by the National Kidney Foundation, The Edwin Beer Award of The New York Academy of Medicine, and was selected as an American Foundation for Urologic Disease/National Kidney Foundation Research Scholar. For more information: Minimal Access Surgery CenterEDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND


H.S. Diploma 1976


J.R. Tucker High School, Richmond, V.A.


1972-1976


Longwood College, Farmville, VA.


1978-1980


B.S. Biology (Honors) 1982


Minor Chemistry


Virginia Commonwealth University


Richmond, VA 1980-1982


Paramedic Degree 1984,Medical College of Virginia 1983-1984


M.D. 1988, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA., 1984-1988


Non degree program Health Care Executive Management Program, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


Certificate of completion 2002


Non degree program, Advanced Executive Management Program, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


Certificate of completion 2003


Non degree program The Wharton Executive Management Program for Academic Surgery Leaders. Leonard Davis Institute of Health Care Economics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


Certificate of completion 2005


PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS AND EMPLOYMENT


Intern in General Surgery


Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine


Norfolk, VA 7/88 to 6/89


Resident in General Surgery


Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, Norfolk, VA 7/89 to 6/90


Assistant Urologist (Resident) New York Hospital, New York, NY 7/90 to 6/93


Urologist(Chief Resident)


New York Hospital, New York, NY 7/93 to 6/94


Fellow-in-Pediatric Urology (Surgery)Children#146;s Hospital-Harvard Medical School 7/94 to 6/96


Academic positions (teaching and research)


Visiting Fellow in Urology


Cornell University Medical Center, New York 7/94 to 6/96


Assistant Professor of Urology


Cornell University Medical Center, New York 7/96 to 11/01


The Richard Rodgers Family Assistant Professor of Pediatric Urology


Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 1/97 to 11/01


Assistant Professor of Urology in Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)


Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 10/97 to 6/04


Assistant Professor of Urology in Pediatrics (Department of Pediatrics)


Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 4/99 to 11/01


Associate Professor of Urology


Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 12/01 to present


Associate Professor of Urology in Pediatrics (Department of Pediatrics)


Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 12/01 to present


The Richard Rodgers Family Associate Professor of Pediatric Urology


Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 12/01 to present


Associate Professor of Urology in Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)


Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 7/04 to present


Associate Professor of Urology in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology)


Weill Medical College of Cornell University


New York, NY 7/04 to present


Hospital Positions


Assistant Attending Urologist


New York Presbyterian Hospital 7/96 to 11/01


Associate Attending Urologist


New York Presbyterian Hospital 12/01 to present


Attending in Surgery


The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens 1/02 to present


Employment (other than positions listed above)


Clinical Consultant Promethean Surgical Devices, LLC, Woburn, MA. 6/00 to present


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS (medical and scientific societies)


Member Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 1988 to present


Member American Urologic Association 1990 to present


Fellow American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery 1989 to 2001


Fellow American College of Surgeons 1998 to present


Member Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society 1990 to present


Member The New York Section American Urological Association 1996 to present


Member Society for Pediatric Urology 1996 to present


Member The Hellenic Medical Society of New York 1996 to present


Member Society for Fetal Urology 1997 to present


Member The New York Clinical Society 1998 to present


Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics 1998 to present


Diplomat American Board of Urology 1999 to present


Expertise

  • Congenital Anomaly of Bladder

  • Congenital Anomaly of Kidney

  • Hypospadias

  • Inguinal Hernia

  • Laparoscopy

  • Reconstructive Surgery

  • Robotic Surgery

  • Umbilical Hernia

  • Undescended Testicle

  • Urinary Reflux

Education

  • Residency: New York Presbyterian, Weill Cornell Campus
  • Residency: Weill Cornell Medicine / Medical College

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Awards

  • Voted one of New York Super Doctors, 2017
  • Voted one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors, 2008, 2011, 2014
  • Voted one of Castle Connelly's Top Doctors in New York, 2007
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2007
  • Voted one of America#146;s Top Doctors: New York Metro Area,Castle Connolly Guide, 2003-2004
  • Selected, #147;Top 100 Minimally Invasive Surgeons" in New York (only pediatric urologist to be listed), New York Magazine, 2002 -2003
  • Voted one of America#146;s Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, Castle Connolly Guide, 2002 -2003
  • The Edwin Beer Award of The New York Academy of Medicine, 2001-2003
  • The E. Darracott Vaughan Young Investigator Award, National Kidney Foundation of New York and New Jersey, 2001-2002
  • Second place award for Basic Science Research Essay, The New England Section, American Urologic Association, Newport, RI, September 1995
  • The New York Academy of Medicine/Ferdinand C. Valentine Research Fellowship Scholar, 1994-1995
  • Von L. Meyer Fellowship Award, Children's Hospital #150; Harvard Medical School, 1994-1995
  • American Foundation for Urologic Disease/National Kidney Foundation Scholar, 1994-1995
  • Best Basic Science Research Paper, Society for University Urology Residents, Lake Tahoe, CA, April 1994
  • Best Paper, The Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 1992
  • First place award for Basic Science Research in Pediatric Urology, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section of Urology, Washington, DC, October 1993
  • First place for best research as a surgery resident, presented at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, Resident Research Essay Contest, December 1990
  • Third place Mead-Johnson Award for Overall Excellence in Research, presented at the National Student Research Forum, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, 1987
  • Second place award for Best Oral Presentation by a Medical Student, presented at the Eastern Student Research Forum, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, 1987
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School Summer Student Research Scholar 1985 and 1986
  • American Foundation for Urologic Disease Summer Student Research Scholar 1985