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Trinity J Bivalacqua, MD PhD

Associate Professor of Urology

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Titles

  • Associate Professor of Urology
  • Associate Professor of Oncology
  • Associate Professor of Surgery

Centers & Institutes

  • James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute
  • Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Expertise

Bladder Cancer, Genitourinary Sarcoma, Penile Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Robotic Prostatectomy, Urology

Biography

Dr. Trinity J. Bivalacqua is an assistant professor of urology, oncology and surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include surgical treatment of genitourinary sarcomas, prostate, bladder and penile cancer.

Dr. Bivalacuqa graduated from Tulane University with undergraduate, graduate and medical degrees. He joined the faculty after completing his general surgery and urology training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He also completed an American Urological Association (AUA) Foundation Fellowship.

Dr. Bivalacqua’s main areas of expertise include radical surgical procedures for sarcomas and invasive bladder cancer and reconstructive surgery of the urinary tract following radical cystectomy or pelvic exenteration. He has expertise in open, endoscopic, laparoscopic and robotic surgery, and he offers individualized treatment options for patients with a wide range of genitourinary malignancies. His other areas of focus include surgical management of erectile dysfunction (inflatable penile prosthesis) and treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (Green Light Laser Prostatectomy and open simple prostatectomy).

His laboratory currently investigates novel molecular pathways that are involved in post-radical prostatectomy erectile dysfunction and identification of novel biomarkers for the early diagnosis and staging of bladder cancer.

Dr. Bivalacqua has received national and international recognition for his research involving the outcome of surgery for pelvic malignancies and the pathophysiology and novel treatment strategies for erectile dysfunction. He has recently been acknowledged for his accomplishments in research with several grants including a Career Development Award from the National Institute of Health (NIH), the Patrick C. Walsh Prostate Cancer Research Fund and the American Urological Association “Rising Star” Award.

Languages

  • English

Memberships

American Society of Andrology

Sexual Medicine Society of North America, Inc.

International Society of Sexual Medicine

American Urologic Association (AUA)

Endourological Society

Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)

Society for Basic Urologic Research (SBUR)

Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO)

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  • Education +

    Training

    • Tulane University School of Medicine (New Orleans LA) (2004)

    Residencies

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Urology (Baltimore MD) (2009)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Urology / Urology (2012)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Bivalacqua maintains an active research portfolio in order to improve the care of cancer patients. A major focus of his research lab is to develop novel molecular-based targeted therapies for bladder cancer and preservation of erectile function in prostate cancer patients undergoing radical prostatectomy using novel agents.

    Dr. Bivalacqua's basic, translational and clinical research is funded by peer-reviewed awards and he has recently been acknowledged for his accomplishments in research with several grants including a Career Development Award from the National Institute of Health (NIH), the Patrick C. Walsh Prostate Cancer Research Fund, and the American Urological Association (AUA) "Rising Star” Award. He serves as principal investigator for clinical trials in both prostate and bladder cancer including the only tissue engineered bladder cancer clinical trial in this country.

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Sundi D, Wang V, Pierorazio PM, Han M, Partin AW, Tran PT, Ross AE, Bivalacqua TJ. “Identification of men with the highest risk of early disease recurrence after radical prostatectomy.” Prostate. 2014 Jan 22. doi: 10.1002/pros.22780.
    2. Musicki B, Bivalacqua TJ, Champion HC, Burnett AL. “Sildenafil promotes eNOS activation and inhibits NADPH oxidase in the transgenic sickle cell mouse penis.” J Sex Med. 2014 Feb;11(2):424-30. doi: 10.1111/jsm.12391.
    3. Kates M, Gorin MA, Deibert CM, Pierorazio PM, Schoenberg MP, McKiernan JM, Bivalacqua TJ. “In-hospital death and hospital-acquired complications among patients undergoing partial cystectomy for bladder cancer in the United States.” Urol Oncol. 2014 Jan;32(1):53.e9-53.e14. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2013.08.024.
    4. Sundi D, Wang VM, Pierorazio PM, Han M, Bivalacqua TJ, Ball MW, Antonarakis ES, Partin AW, Schaeffer EM, Ross AE. “Very-high-risk localized prostate cancer: definition and outcomes.” Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2013 Nov 5. doi: 10.1038/pcan.2013.46.
    5. Chalfin HJ, Gurda GT, Hammers HJ, Netto GJ, Bivalacqua TJ. “Renal cell carcinoma presenting with brain metastasis from a 1.6 cm primary tumor.” Can J Urol. 2013 Oct;20(5):6965-7.

    Clinical Trials

    Improving Sensitivity of Urine Cytology for Bladder Cancer

    Incontinent Urinary Diversion Using an Autologous Neo-Urinary Conduit

    Erythropoietin to Enhance Erection Recovery in Men Following Radical Prostatectomy (EPO)

    Intravesical Administration of INSTILADRIN (rAd-IFN With Syn3) in Patients With Bladder Cancer

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    American Urological Association (AUA) Foundation Rising Star in Urology Research Award, 2012

    Best Poster, Basic Science; American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting, 2011

    Young Investigator Award Society of Basic Urologic Research (SBUR), 2010

    Jack Lapides Neurourology Essay Contest Grand Prize Winner, 2008

    2nd Prize Resident Essay Contest: Laboratory Science, America Urological Association, 2008

    Cook Urology Travel Award from American Society of Andrology, 2008

    American Society of Andrology Trainee Award, 2008

    Outstanding Graduate: AUA Foundation, 2008

    Young Investigator Award AUA Research Forum, 2008

    American Urological Association Foundation Astellas USA Foundation MD/PhD Fellowship, 2007-2008

    Alpha Omega Alpha, Johns Hopkins University, Elected as House Officer, 2007

    1st Prize Resident Essay Contest: Laboratory Science, Mid-Atlantic Section AUA, 2007

    Best Basic Science Abstract: Sexual Medicine Society of North America, Inc., 2007

    Zorgniotti-Newman Prize (Co-author): Best Clinical Research in Sexual Medicine, 2006

    Best Basic Science Abstract: Sexual Medicine Society of North America, Inc., 2005

    American Federation for Medical Research Student Recognition Award, 2004

    John T. Halsey Award, Tulane School of Medicine, 2004

    Joseph Hume Memorial Award, Tulane School of Medicine, 2004

    AUA/Yamanouchi Best Abstract Prize: Impotence, 2004

    Outstanding Surgical Intern, Johns Hopkins University, Department of Surgery, 2004

    Arnold M Seligman Award for Most Outstanding Surgical Resident, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, 2004

    Best Basic Science Abstract: Sexual Medicine Society of North America, Inc., 2003

    Jean François Ginestíe Prize: Best Paper on Basic Science of Sexual Medicine, 2002

    3rd Prize Montague Boyd Essay Contest: Southeastern Section AUA, 2001

    Basic Research Award in Integrated Biology: Tulane Health Research Day, 2001-2002

    Jorgen U. Schlegel Award for Excellence in Research, Tulane School of Medicine, 2001

    1st Prize Essay Contest: Society for the Study of Impotence, 2000

    Thomas S.K. Change Trainee Award – American Society of Andrology, 1999

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    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Appointment Phone: 410 955 6070
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    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
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    Department/Division

    • Urology

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