Urinary biomarkers; Prostate cancer; Prostatic disease; Early detection of prostate cancer and prostatic disease; Minimally-invasive surgery
Dr. Christian P. Pavlovich is an associate professor of urology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is the director of urological oncology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
His clinical focus is on prostate, kidney and bladder cancer and benign prostatic diseases. He is experienced in performing open, laparoscopic and other minimally invasive surgeries for the management of urologic tumors, including nerve-sparing and robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, laparoscopic and robotic nephrectomy and partial nephrectomy, and robotic radical cystectomy.
Dr. Pavlovich treats cancer with an emphasis on minimizing morbidity and maximizing quality of life, while offering patients the latest treatment options and techniques.
He is a National Institutes of Health- and Department of Defense-funded investigator whose research focuses on identifying early-detection methods for prostate and kidney cancer, including novel biomarkers for these diseases.
Dr. Pavlovich earned his medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine. He completed a urology residency at New York Hospital and a National Cancer Institute fellowship in urologic oncology before joining the Hopkins faculty in 2001.
American Board of Urology-certified, Dr. Pavlovich has published nearly 90 peer-reviewed articles and contributed to a number of books, including the Johns Hopkins Medicine Prostate Cancer Update 2012.
He also has served as an editor for publications such as the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Journal of Urology, British Journal of Cancer, Urologic Oncology and World Journal of Urology.
Dr. Pavlovich speaks English, French, Spanish, German, Croatian and Serbian.