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Christian Paul Pavlovich, M.D.

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

Male  | Languages: English, Croatian, French, German, Serbian, Spanish

Appointment Phone

410-550-7008

Main Location

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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Titles

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

Centers & Institutes

Departments

  • Oncology
  • Urology

Locations

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-7008

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-0013
Fax: 410-550-3341

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-6100

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-550-0013
Fax: 410-550-3341

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-7008

601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-550-0013
Fax: 410-550-3341

Expertise

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

Research Interests

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

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.

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    Additional Information

  • Education +

    Degrees

    • University of California San Francisco / MD (1993)

    Residencies

    • Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences / Urology (1999)

    Fellowships

    • National Institutes of Health-Credentialing Services Section / Urologic Oncology (2001)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Urology / Urology (2003, 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

    • National Presidential Scholar, 1984
    • Harvard College Scholarship, 1987
    • Harvard National Scholarship, 1987
    • Fulbright Swiss Universities Fellowship (Molecular Biology), 1988
    • Immunology Research Scholarship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), 1992
    • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1993
    • Continuing Scholarship Award, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), 1993
    • First Prize, Ambrose/Reed Socioeconomics Essay Contest, AUA, 1998, 1998
    • Outstanding Presentation, Society of University Urology Residents, 1999
    • Pfizer Scholar in Urology, 1999
    • First Prize, Ambrose/Reed Socioeconomics Essay Contest, American Urological Association (AUA), 2004
    • First Prize, Video Contest, American Urological Association (AUA), 2004
    • Urology Teaching Award, Brady Urological Institute, 2006

    Memberships

    • American Medical Association
    • American Urological Association
    • Society of Endourology
    • Society of Urologic Oncology
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