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Dr. Phil Pierorazio
Dr. Phil Pierorazio is the chief of urology with the Pennsylvania Presbyterian Medical Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
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About Dr. Phil Pierorazio
Dr. Pierorazio is a Professor of Urology and Chief of the Section of Urology at Penn Presbyterian Medical
Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Pierorazio has expertise in all malignancies of the urinary
tract and performs both open and minimally invasive surgeries including laparoscopic and robotic
surgeries of the kidney, bladder, prostate, and retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testicular
cancer. His academic interests parallel his clinical practice where he publishes extensively on high-risk
surgeries, quality of care, and minimizing the impact of surgical treatments on patients. He runs the
Delayed Intervention and Surveillance for Small Renal Masses (DISSRM) Registry – the largest active
surveillance registry for patients with small kidney tumors. He is instrumental in national guidelines,
including both the American Urological Association (AUA) and National Comprehensive Cancer Network
(NCCN) Guidelines Committees, for Kidney, Testicular, and Upper Tract Urothelial Cancer. He is a coach
to many young surgeons and the creator of “Operate with Zen” – a podcast designed to bring a mindful
approach to surgery and being a surgeon.
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Podcasts Featuring Dr. Phil Pierorazio
In this special episode, Dr. Phil Pierorazio (University of Pennsylvania) invites Dr. Rana McKay (UC San Diego) and Dr. Raquibul Hannan (UT Southwestern) about treatment options for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) patients in preparation for the 2022 International Kidney Cancer Symposium in Austin, Texas.
Dr. Phillip Pierorazio from Penn Urology discusses the management of small renal masses. Listen to the full episode to hear about imaging modalities for small renal masses, distinguishing between cysts and solid tumors, ablation, enucleation, partial nephrectomy, and special considerations for von Hippel-Landau (VHL) patients.
Dr. Aditya Bagrodia and Dr. Aaron Fritts talk with Dr. Phillip Pierorazio from Penn Urology about his Operate with Zen podcast and tips for surgeon wellness. They cover Dr. Pierorazio's motivation for starting a wellness podcast, preventing physician burnout, achieving work-life balance, and managing healthy competitiveness.
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