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Brian Richard Matlaga, MD

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

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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
  • Associate Professor of Urology

Centers & Institutes

  • James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Expertise

Endourology, Kidney Stones, Urology, Urology, Adult

Research Interests

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

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.

Languages

  • English

Memberships

American Urological Association

American Urological Association, Mid-Atlantic Section

Endourological Society

Society of Engineering and Urology

Clinical Trial Keywords

  • Kidney Stones

Additional Resources

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  • Education +

    Training

    • Tulane University School of Medicine ( New Orleans LA ) (1999)

    Residencies

    • Wake Forest University School of Medicine/Urology ( Winston - Salem NC ) (2004)

    Fellowships

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

    Certifications

    • Urology, American Board of 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.

    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.

    Clinical Trials

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

  • 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

    Second Place Award (“Percutaneous water-cooled radiofrequency ablation of renal cell carcinoma”), 3rd Annual North Carolina Urology Residents Seminar, 2003

    Pfizer Scholars in Urology Award, 2003

    Gerald P. Murphy Scholar, Praecis Pharmaceuticals/American Urological Association, 2003

    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, 2002

    Second Place Award (“Epithelioid leiomyoma”), 1st Annual North Carolina Urology Residents Seminar, 2001

  • Videos & Media +

    Videos

    Men's Health - What Every Man Needs to Know
    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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  • Contact & Locations +

    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-502-7710
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-6100
    Fax: 410-502-7711
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    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-502-7710
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-6100
    Fax: 410-502-7711
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    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    4940 Eastern Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Phone: 410-502-7710
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-6100
    Fax: 410-508-7711
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    Department/Division

    • Urology

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