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Ronald Rabinowitz, M.D.

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-3342

Fax: (585) 273-1070

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Pediatrics, Surgery, Urology

Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Ron Rabinowitz received his MD degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1968. He did his surgery training at the Hospitals of the University Health Care Center of Pittsburgh from 1968-1970, followed by 2 years on active duty in the US Air Force from 1970-1972 performing general surgery, pediatric surgery, gynecology and obstetrics. He returned to the University of Pittsburgh for his urology residency, which included a year of pediatric urology at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He completed a fellowship in pediatric urologic surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, in 1976. He has been a faculty member and Chief of Pediatric Urology at the University of Rochester for 40 years. He is presently Professor of Urologic Surgery, Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Chair of the Department of Urology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is a renowned expert in the field of pediatric urology. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Urology with subspecialty certification in Pediatric Urology. He has authored or co-authored more than 190 scientific articles and textbook chapters. He has been Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Urology, Secretary and President of the Northeastern Section of the American Urological Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the American Urological Association, a member of the American Board of Urology Written Examination Committee and an Oral Examiner for the American Board of Urology. He is presently Historian for the American Urological Association. His clinical interests include minimally invasive treatment of vesicoureteral reflux, along with management of cryptorchidism, hydronephrosis and penile deformities.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Pediatric Urology

Education

1968
MD | University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1975 - 06/01/1976
Fellowship in Pediatric Urologic Surgery at Hospital for Sick Children

07/01/1972 - 06/01/1975
Residency in Urologic Surgery at University Health Center of Pittsburgh

07/01/1969 - 06/01/1970
Residency in General Surgery at University Health Center of Pittsburgh

07/01/1968 - 06/01/1969
Internship in Surgery at University Health Center of Pittsburgh

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Awards

2019
Earl Nation Retrospectroscope Award – Co- Author
Sponsor: American Urological Association

2017
Earl Nation Retrospectroscope Award – Co- Author
Sponsor: American Urological Association

2013
Distinguished Service Award
Sponsor: American Urological Association
Location: San Diego, California

2012
The Albert David Kaiser Medal - Lifetime Achievement Award
Sponsor: Rochester Academy of Medicine
Location: Rochester, New York

2012
The Best Doctors in America

2011 - Present
The Best Doctors in America

2010
The Best Doctors in America

2009
The Best Doctors in America

2008
Award of Merit
Sponsor: Rochester Academy of Medicine
Location: Rochester, New York

2006
The Best Doctors in America

2005
The Best Doctors in America

2003
Active Teacher in Family Medicine Award
Sponsor: American Academy of Family Physicians

2002
Rochester Surgical Society Award – Co-author
Sponsor: Rochester Surgical Society

2001
Rochester Surgical Society Award – Co-author
Sponsor: Rochester Academy of Medicine

2000
Pfizer Scholars in Urology Award
Sponsor: Pfizer

1999
Guide to Top Doctors

1999
The Best Doctors in America

1997
Third Prize for Research - Co-author
Sponsor: Northeastern Section, American Urological Association

1997
The Best Doctors in America

1997
First Prize for Research - Co-author
Sponsor: Northeastern Section, American Urological Association

1996 - 1997
The Best Doctors in America: Northeast Region
Sponsor: America's Best Doctors

1996
Third Prize for Clinical Research - Co-author
Sponsor: American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Urology

1996
Third Prize for Research - Co-author
Sponsor: Northeastern Section of the American Urological Association

1995 - 1996
Outstanding Teaching Award
Sponsor: Pediatric House Staff - University of Rochester Medical Ctr.

1994
The Best Doctors in America

1990 - 1990
First Prize for Clinical Researcher - Co-Author
Sponsor: American Urological Association

1989
First Prize for Research Co author
Sponsor: American Urological Association

1989
Second Prize for Research Co author
Sponsor: American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Urology

1983
Pennwalt Award
Sponsor: Rochester Academy of Medicine

1978
Gold Award
Sponsor: Rochester Spina Bifida Association

1977
First Prize for Clinical Research
Sponsor: American Urological Association

1976
Prize Essay for Clinical Research
Sponsor: Northeastern Section, American Urological Association

1974 - Present
Physician's Recognition Award
Sponsor: American Medical Association

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Publications

Journal Articles

4/16/2020
Matloubieh JE, Eghbali M, Rabinowitz R. "Blood Gushing and Musical Screaming in Marin Marais' Cystolithotomy." Urology.. 2020 Apr 16; Epub 2020 Apr 16.

3/2020
Witthaus MW, Patel SR, Erturk ES, Nakada SY, Rabinowitz R. "Stones, Space, and Dr. Abraham T. K. Cockett: A History of Urolithiasis and Aerospace Medicine." Urology.. 2020 Mar 0; 137:9-13. Epub 2019 Dec 05.

3/2020
Witthaus MW, Rabinowitz R. "AUTHOR REPLY." Urology.. 2020 Mar 0; 137:12-13.

Books & Chapters

2019
Chapter Title: Birth Defects of the Urinary Tract and Genitals
Book Title: The Merck Manual Home Edition
Author List: Rabinowitz, R and Cubillos, J
Edited By: R. S Porter
Published By: Merck Sharp and Dohme Corp 2019

2019
Chapter Title: Why Medical Artifacts
Book Title: What If You Didn't Know...Get Curious Through Medical Museums
Author List: Rabinowitz, R
Published By: The American Urological Association 2019 in Linthicum

2019
Chapter Title: What if...You Didn't Know That Masturbation Was Normal?
Book Title: What If You Didn't Know...Get Curious Through Medical Museums
Author List: Rabinowitz, R
Published By: The American Urological Association 2019 in Linthicum

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