Christian Paul Pavlovich, M.D.

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  • Bernard L. Schwartz Distinguished Professor in Urologic Oncology
  • Professor of Urology

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


Active Surveillance for Kidney Cancer, Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Robotic Prostatectomy, Urology more

Research Interests

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

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)

Appointment Phone: 410-955-6100
601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-6100 | Fax: 410-550-3341

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 410-955-6100
10803 Falls Road
Pavilion III, Suite 3300
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-616-7600


Dr. Christian P. Pavlovich is Bernard L. Schwartz Distinguished Professor in Urologic Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is Director of the Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Program and Fellowship Director of Urologic Oncology for the Brady Urological Institute.

Dr. Pavlovich treats cancer with an emphasis on minimizing morbidity and maximizing quality of life while offering patients the latest treatment options and techniques. His current clinical focus is on prostate and kidney cancer, and on clinical trials regarding cancer detection, surveillance, and immunotherapy. He is expert in robotic surgery and has more than 20 years of experience with minimally-invasive surgery for the treatment of urologic cancers. In addition, he offers patients modern diagnostic biopsy techniques, active surveillance, and ablative options including cryotherapy and prostate ablation.

Dr. Pavlovich grew up in Washington DC, went to Harvard University, and then earned his medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine. He then completed a urology residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and a National Cancer Institute fellowship in urologic oncology before joining the Hopkins faculty in 2001.

Dr. Pavlovich has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and is on the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Urology International. He is most proud of his three best teaching/research mentor awards given him by the Urology residents at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Pavlovich speaks English, French, Spanish, German, Serbian, and Croatian. He enjoys spending time with his wife and children, following their pursuits, and skiing, diving, running, wildlife, and the great outdoors. more


  • Bernard L. Schwartz Distinguished Professor in Urologic Oncology
  • Director, Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Program
  • Director, Urologic Oncology Fellowship
  • Co-Director, Prostate Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinics
  • Professor of Urology
  • Professor of Oncology

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  • MD; University of California San Francisco School of Medicine (1993)


  • Urology; New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center (1999)


  • Urologic Oncology; National Institutes of Health (2001)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Urology (Urology) (2003)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Pavlovich studies biomarkers, imaging, prognostication and novel treatments for prostate and kidney cancer, with an emphasis on individualizing the patient experience.

Contact for Research Inquiries

Johns Hopkins Main Campus
Marburg 148, Brady Urological Institute
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD 21227 map

Activities & 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
  • Continuing Scholarship Award, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), 1993
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1993
  • Yamanouchi Prize for Urology Resident Research, 1997 - 1997
  • Outstanding Presentation, Society of University Urology Residents, 1999
  • Pfizer Scholar in Urology, 1999
  • First Prize, Ambrose/Reed Socioeconomics Essay Contest, AUA, 1998, 1998
  • Distinguished Housestaff Award, Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, 1999 - 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
  • Coffey-Krane Prize for Best Paper, British Journal of Urology International; “Impact of surgical technique (open vs laparoscopic vs robotic-assisted) on pathological and biochemical outcomes following radical prostatectomy: an analysis using propensity score matching” (senior author), 2012
  • Urology Residents’ Teaching Award, Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2013
  • Best Reviewer Award, Journal of Urology; presented at New Orleans AUA 2015, 2014


  • American Medical Association
  • American Urological Association
  • Society of Endourology
  • Society of Urologic Oncology
  • Mid-Atlantic Section, American Urological Association

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