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

Director, Stone Disease, The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute
Professor of Urology

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Appointment Phone

410-955-6100

Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

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

Centers & Institutes

Departments

  • Urology

Locations

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-6100

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-502-7710
Fax: 410-502-7711

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Carnegie 446D1
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-955-6100

601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-502-7710
Fax: 410-502-7711

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-955-6100

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-502-7710
Fax: 410-508-7711

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

GI Clinic
4940 Eastern Avenue
A Building, 5th floor
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

4940 Eastern Avenue
Oculoplastics, Room A623
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

Expertise

Endourology, Kidney Stones, Urology, Urology, Adult

Research Interests

Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP); Epidemiology of stone formation; Pathophysiology of stone formation; Minimally invasive surgical techniques; Kidney stones; Metabolic stone disease; Urinary calculi; Urinary stone disease; Endourology; Urology

Biography

Dr. Brian R. Matlaga is an associate professor of urology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is an internationally recognized expert in the medical and surgical management of urinary stone disease.

Dr. Matlaga serves as Director of Stone Disease and Director of Ambulatory Care at the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute. He is also Co-Director of the Minimally Invasive and Endourology Fellowship Program.

Dr. Matlaga’s primary clinical focus is treating metabolic stone disease with minimally invasive methods that include percutaneous nephrolithotomy, ureteroscopy and shock-wave lithotripsy.

His clinical and basic research has furthered the understanding of which patients develop urinary stones, how stones form and how they can best be treated. His work also has advanced the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques in treating stones.

Dr. Matlaga earned his medical degree from the Tulane University School of Medicine and a Master of Public Health in health systems management from the Tulane University School of Public Health And Tropical Medicine. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Dartmouth College.

He completed a general surgery internship and urology residency at Wake Forest University. With support from an American Foundation for Urologic Disease Research Scholarship, he also completed a fellowship in endourology and minimally invasive surgery at Indiana University.

A frequent contributor to the medical press, Dr. Matlaga's research has been honored nationally and internationally. He has sat on advisory committees for the National Institutes of Health, American Urological Association and Endourological Society.

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    Additional Information

  • Education +

    Degrees

    • Tulane University School of Medicine / MD (1999)

    Residencies

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

    Fellowships

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

    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 Trials:

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


    Clinical Trial Keywords: Kidney Stones

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. 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]
    2. Matlaga BR. "Editorial Comment on de la Rosette et al." J Endourol. 2013 Dec 17. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
    3. Semins MJ, Matlaga BR. "Management of urolithiasis in pregnancy." Int J Womens Health. 2013 Sep 30;5:599-604. eCollection 2013. Review.
    4. 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.
    5. 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

    • Second Place Award (“Epithelioid leiomyoma”), 1st Annual North Carolina Urology Residents Seminar, 2001
    • 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
    • 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
    • Outstanding Research Scholar, American Foundation for Urologic Disease, 2004
    • Outstanding Resident Surgeon Award, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 2004
    • Best Overall Paper Award, 24th Annual World Congress of Endourology, 2006
    • Outstanding Graduate Scholar, American Urological Association Foundation Research Scholar Program, 2006
    • Resident Teaching Award, the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, 2008
    • Best Poster Award, 104th Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association, 2009
    • Best Poster Award, 105th Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association, 2010

    Memberships

    • American Urological Association
    • American Urological Association, Mid-Atlantic Section
    • Endourological Society
    • Society of Engineering and Urology
  • Videos & Media +

    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    This webcast highlights the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute and examines mens issues such as prostate cancer, BPH, stone disease and erectile dysfunction.
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