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Ronald Rabinowitz, M.D.

Pediatrics, Surgery, Urology

Clinical Interests

Pediatric Ambiguous Genitalia; Pediatric Endoscopic Bulking for Reflux; Pediatric Hydronephrosis, Swollen Kidney, Vesico-Ureteral Reflux; Pediatric Hypospadias, Chordee, Penile Deformities; Pediatric Kidney, Bladder & Testis Tumors; Pediatric Undescended Testicles, Hydroceles; Pediatric Urology; Urology

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-3342

Fax: (585) 273-1070

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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

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Pediatric Urology - American Board of Urology
  • Urology - American Board of Urology

Education

1964
BS | Univ of Pittsburgh
Chemistry

1968
MD | Univ Pittsburgh Sch Medicine
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

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

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

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Awards

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

2012
The Best Doctors in America

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

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
The Best Doctors in America

1999
Guide to Top Doctors

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

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Publications

Journal Articles

2014
Gordetsky, J., and Rabinowitz, R. "Sir Henry Thompson: Royal Stones". Urology. 2014; Vol. 84, No. 4, pp. 737-739.

2013
Gordetsky, J., Westesson, K., Rabinowitz, R., and O'Brien, J . "Wine and Honey: the Oldest of Medicines". The Journal of Nephrology. 2013; 26, Suppl. 22, pp. 192-197.

2011
Gordetsky, J., Bendana, E., O'Brien, J., and Rabinowitz, R. "(Almost) Painless Surgery: A Historical Review of the Evolution of Intraurethral Anesthesia in Urology". Urology. 2011; 77: 12-16.

Books & Chapters

2013
Book Title: Pediatric Urology for the Primary Care Physician
Author List: Various Authors
Edited By: Rabinowitz, R., Hulbert, W.C., and Mevorach, R.A., eds
Published By: Humana Press2013 in Totowa, New Jersey

2013
Chapter Title: Congenital Renal and Genitourinary Anomalies
Book Title: Merck Manual
Author List: Rabinowitz, R., and Cubillos, J
Edited By: R.S. Porter
Published By: Merck and Company, Inc.2013 in West Point, Pennsylvania

2013
Chapter Title: "Retractile Testes"
Book Title: Pediatric Urology for the Primary Care Physician
Author List: Mevorach, R.A., Hulbert, W.C., and Rabinowitz, R
Edited By: R. Rabinowitz, W.C. Hulbert, and R.A. Mevorach
Published By: Humana Press2013 in Totowa, New Jersey

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