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Brian Richard Matlaga, M.D., M.P.H.

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Director, Stone Disease, The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute

Professor of Urology

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Expertise: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), Endourology, Kidney Stones, Urology, Urology, Adult

Research Interests: Epidemiology of stone formation; Pathophysiology of stone formation; Minimally invasive surgical techniques; Kidney stones; Metabolic stone disease; Urinary calculi; Urinary stone disease; Endourology; Urology ...read more

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Background

Dr. Brian Matlaga is the Stephens Professor of Urology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and also serves as the Director of Ambulatory Care for the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute.  Dr. Matlaga received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, and his Medical Degree and a Master of Public Health degree from Tulane University.  He then completed his internship in surgery and residency in urology at Wake Forest University; his subsequent fellowship at Indiana University was supported by an American Foundation for Urologic Disease Research Scholarship.  

Dr. Matlaga is an internationally recognized expert in the medical and surgical management of patients with urinary stone disease, and he is the Director of Stone Disease for the Brady Urological Institute.  This expertise is built on his academic investigations of the pathophysiology and epidemiology of stone formation, as well as into the advancement of minimally invasive surgical techniques.  A frequent contributor to the medical press, Dr. Matlaga’s research has received both national and international awards; in 2014, he was the recipient of the Endourological Society’s Arthur D. Smith Endourology Lectureship, which was given in recognition of accomplishments in the first ten years of his career. 

Dr. Matlaga is an independently funded investigator, and presently is the Principal Investigator for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Urologic Diseases in America project.  Dr. Matlaga sits on numerous editorial boards as well as advisory committees and guidelines panels for the American Urological Association, the American Board of Urology, the Endourological Society, and the National Institutes of Health.  He recently served as Vice Chair of the American Urological Association’s Surgical Management of Stones Guidelines, and in 2016-2017 will be serving as Task Force Chair for the Examination Committee of the American Board of Urology. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Academic Urologists as well as the Endourological Society.  Dr. Matlaga coordinates the enterprise-wide research program at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, a joint venture between Johns Hopkins Medicine and Saudi Aramco that is based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Titles

  • Director, Stone Disease, The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute
  • Director, Ambulatory Care, The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute
  • Regional Director of Community Urology
  • Professor of Urology

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD, Tulane University School of Medicine (1999)

Residencies

  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine / Urology (2004)

Fellowships

  • Indiana University School of Medicine / Endo-Urology (2006)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Urology / Urology (2008)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Matlaga’s research aims to better understand the pathophysiology and epidemiology of urinary stones and to advance the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques in treating them.

Clinical Trial Keywords

Kidney Stones

Clinical Trials

Trial Comparing Three Different Devices for Kidney Stone Removal During Percutaneous Surgery

Selected Publications

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Matlaga BR, Meckley LM, Kim M, Byrne TW. "Management Patterns of Medicare Patients Undergoing Treatment for Upper Urinary Tract Calculi." J Endourol. 2013 Dec 17. [Epub ahead of print]

Matlaga BR. "Editorial Comment on de la Rosette et al." J Endourol. 2013 Dec 17. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

Semins MJ, Matlaga BR. "Management of urolithiasis in pregnancy." Int J Womens Health. 2013 Sep 30;5:599-604. eCollection 2013. Review.

Semins MJ, Matlaga BR. "Kidney stones and pregnancy." Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2013 May;20(3):260-4. doi: 10.1053/j.ackd.2013.01.009. Review.

Knoepp LR, Semins MJ, Wright EJ, Steele K, Shore AD, Clark JM, Makary MA, Matlaga BR, Chen CC. "Does bariatric surgery affect urinary incontinence?" Urology. 2013 Sep;82(3):547-51. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2013.04.042. Epub 2013 Jul 9.

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Graduate Program Affiliation

Minimally Invasive and Endourology Fellowship

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Best Poster Award, 105th Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association, 2010
  • Best Poster Award, 104th Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association, 2009
  • Resident Teaching Award, the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, 2008
  • Best Overall Paper Award, 24th Annual World Congress of Endourology, 2006
  • Outstanding Graduate Scholar, American Urological Association Foundation Research Scholar Program, 2006
  • Outstanding Research Scholar, American Foundation for Urologic Disease, 2004
  • Outstanding Resident Surgeon Award, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 2004
  • Gerald P. Murphy Scholar, Praecis Pharmaceuticals/American Urological Association, 2003
  • Pfizer Scholars in Urology Award, 2003
  • Second Place Award (“Percutaneous water-cooled radiofrequency ablation of renal cell carcinoma”), 3rd Annual North Carolina Urology Residents Seminar, 2003
  • Gerald P. Murphy Scholar, Praecis Pharmaceuticals/American Urological Association, 2002
  • Second Place Award (“A novel technique of local anesthesia for extensive prostate biopsy”), 2nd Annual North Carolina Urology Residents Seminar, 2002
  • Second Place Award (“Epithelioid leiomyoma”), 1st Annual North Carolina Urology Residents Seminar, 2001

Memberships

  • American Urological Association
  • American Urological Association, Mid-Atlantic Section
  • Endourological Society
  • Society of Engineering and Urology

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