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Christian Paul Pavlovich, MD

Director, Urologic Oncology, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Associate Professor of Urology

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Titles

  • Director, Urologic Oncology, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Associate Professor of Urology
  • Associate Professor of Oncology

Centers & Institutes

  • James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Expertise

Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Robotic Prostatectomy, Urology

Research Interests

Urinary biomarkers; Prostate cancer; Prostatic disease; Early detection of prostate cancer and prostatic disease; Minimally-invasive surgery

Biography

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.

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Croatian
  • Serbian

Memberships

American Medical Association

American Urological Association

Society of Urologic Oncology

Society of Endourology

Additional Resources

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  • Education +

    Training

    • University of California San Francisco (San Francisco CA ) (1993)

    Residencies

    • New York Hospital / Urology (New York NY ) (1999)

    Fellowships

    • National Cancer Institute NIH (Bethesda MD ) (2000)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Urology / Urology (2013)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Pavlovich is a National Institutes of Health- and Department of Defense-funded researcher whose focus is identifying early-detection methods for prostate and kidney cancer, including novel biomarkers for these diseases.

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Pavlovich CP. Reply to editorial comment on “Urinary outcomes are significantly affected by nerve sparing quality during radical prostatectomy,” Urology. 2013 Dec;82(6):1354. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2013.06.071. Epub 2013 Oct 3. No abstract available.
    2. Kaye DR, Hyndman ME, Segal RL, Mettee LZ, Trock BJ, Feng Z, Su LM, Bivalacqua TJ, Pavlovich CP. “Urinary outcomes are significantly affected by nerve sparing quality during radical prostatectomy.” Urology. 2013 Dec;82(6):1348-53. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2013.06.067. Epub 2013 Oct 3.
    3. Pavlovich CP, Levinson AW, Su LM, Mettee LZ, Feng Z, Bivalacqua TJ, Trock BJ. “Nightly vs on-demand sildenafil for penile rehabilitation after minimally invasive nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy: results of a randomized double-blind trial with placebo.” BJU Int. 2013 Oct;112(6):844-51. doi: 10.1111/bju.12253. Epub 2013 Aug 13.
    4. Sundi D, Reese AC, Mettee LZ, Trock BJ, Pavlovich CP. “Laparoscopic and robotic radical prostatectomy outcomes in obese and extremely obese men.” Urology. 2013 Sep;82(3):600-5. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2013.05.013. Epub 2013 Jul 13.
    5. Pierorazio PM, Mullins JK, Ross AE, Hyams ES, Partin AW, Han M, Walsh PC, Schaeffer EM, Pavlovich CP, Allaf ME, Bivalacqua TJ. “Trends in immediate perioperative morbidity and delay in discharge after open and minimally invasive radical prostatectomy (RP): a 20-year institutional experience.” BJU Int. 2013 Jul;112(1):45-53. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2012.11767.x.
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    Urology Teaching Award, Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 2006

    First Prize, "Making ends meet: a cost comparison of laparoscopic and open radical retropubic prostatectomy," Ambrose/Reed Socioeconomics Essay Contest, American Urological Association (AUA), 2004

    First Prize, "Nerve-sparing Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy," Video Contest, AUA, 2004

    Pfizer Scholar in Urology, 1999

    Outstanding Presentation, Society of University Urology Residents, 1999

    First Prize, "A cost analysis of treatment options for male infertility," Ambrose/Reed Socioeconomics Essay Contest, AUA, 1998

    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1993

    Continuing Scholarship Award, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), 1993

    Immunology Research Scholarship, HHMI, NIH, 1992

    Fulbright Swiss Universities Fellowship (Molecular Biology), 1988

    Harvard National Scholarship, 1987

    Harvard College Scholarship, 1987

    National Presidential Scholar, 1984

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    Locations

    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    4940 Eastern Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Phone: 410-550-0013
    Appointment Phone: 410-550-7008
    Fax: 410-550-3341
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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-550-0013
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-6100
    Fax: 410-550-3341
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    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-550-0013
    Appointment Phone: 410-550-7008
    Fax: 410-550-3341
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    Department/Division

    • Urology

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