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Personal Statement

Voted one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors, 2014
Recipient, Best of Manhattan Award in the Medical Office category
, Manhattan Award Program, 2014
     

Dr. Dix Poppas - Department of Urology

Institute for Pediatric Urology, Department of Urology

Urology - Komansky Center for Children's Health

Center for Pediatric Transplant and Advanced Kidney and Urologic Diseases - Komansky Center for Children's Health

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Specialties/Expertise

Board Certifications
  • Urology
Specialties
  • Pediatric Urology
Expertise
  • Congenital Anomaly of Bladder
  • Congenital Anomaly of Kidney
  • Undescended Testicle
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Urinary Reflux
  • Hypospadias
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • Reconstructive Surgery

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA [HMO]
  • AETNA [PPO]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus [CHP]
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • VNSNY CHOICE [HMO]

Education/Training

  • M.D., Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1988

Honors and Awards

HONORS AND AWARDS

  1. Voted one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors, 2008, 2011, 2014
  2. Voted one of Castle Connelly's Top Doctors in New York, 2007
  3. Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2007
  4. Voted one of America#146;s Top Doctors: New York Metro Area,Castle Connolly Guide, 2003-2004
  5. Selected, #147;Top 100 Minimally Invasive Surgeons" in New York (only pediatric urologist to be listed), New York Magazine, 2002 -2003
  6. Voted one of America#146;s Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, Castle Connolly Guide, 2002 -2003
  7. The Edwin Beer Award of The New York Academy of Medicine, 2001-2003
  8. The E. Darracott Vaughan Young Investigator Award, National Kidney Foundation of New York and New Jersey, 2001-2002
  9. Second place award for Basic Science Research Essay, The New England Section, American Urologic Association, Newport, RI, September 1995
  10. The New York Academy of Medicine/Ferdinand C. Valentine Research Fellowship Scholar, 1994-1995
  11. Von L. Meyer Fellowship Award, Children's Hospital #150; Harvard Medical School, 1994-1995
  12. American Foundation for Urologic Disease/National Kidney Foundation Scholar, 1994-1995
  13. Best Basic Science Research Paper, Society for University Urology Residents, Lake Tahoe, CA, April 1994
  14. Best Paper, The Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 1992
  15. First place award for Basic Science Research in Pediatric Urology, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section of Urology, Washington, DC, October 1993
  16. First place for best research as a surgery resident, presented at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, Resident Research Essay Contest, December 1990
  17. Third place Mead-Johnson Award for Overall Excellence in Research, presented at the National Student Research Forum, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, 1987
  18. Second place award for Best Oral Presentation by a Medical Student, presented at the Eastern Student Research Forum, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, 1987
  19. Eastern Virginia Medical School Summer Student Research Scholar 1985 and 1986
  20. American Foundation for Urologic Disease Summer Student Research Scholar 1985

Biography

Titles

Professor of Urology
Weill Cornell Medical College

Rodgers Family Foundation Professor of Pediatric Urology
Weill Cornell Medical College

Professor of Urology in Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medical College

Professor of Urology in Surgery (Plastic Surgery)
Weill Cornell Medical College

Professor of Urology in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Weill Cornell Medical College

Biography

Dix P. Poppas, M.D. is Professor and Chief of the Institute for Pediatric Urology at the Komansky Center for Children's Health of New York -Presbyterian Hosptial Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is the Richard Rodgers Professor of Pediatric Urology in the James Buchanan Brady Department of Urology at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Poppas holds joint appointments as Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Sugery at Weill Cornell Medical College.

His practice is limited to pediatric urology with special interest in genital reconstruction, laparoscopic and robotic surgery, surgical aspects of disorders of sexual development and minimally invasive procedures for treating vesicoureteral reflux. Dr. Poppas has extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery and pediatric laparoscopy. He was chosen as one of the "Top One Hundred Minimally Invasive Surgeons in New York" and was the only pediatric urologist to be selected and is listed as one of New York's Top Doctors and Best Doctors in America.

He completed his residency in urology at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical School (1990-1994) and his fellowship in Pediatric Urology at Boston Children's Hospital-Harvard Medical School (1994-1996) He serves as co-director of the Laboratory for Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery where his efforts are focused on developing advanced laparoscopic and Robotic surgical techniques for tissue reconstruction using novel tissue sealants to replace sutures and staples during surgery, as well as investigating the mechanisms and potential treatments for inhibiting and reversing fibrosis in the obstructed kidney using antibodies and gene therapy strategies. Dr. Poppas is a diplomate of The American Board of Urology, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

He has been awarded The E. Darracott Vaughan Young Investigator Award by the National Kidney Foundation, The Edwin Beer Award of The New York Academy of Medicine, and was selected as an American Foundation for Urologic Disease/National Kidney Foundation Research Scholar.

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

H.S. Diploma 1976

J.R. Tucker High School, Richmond, V.A.

1972-1976

Longwood College, Farmville, VA.

1978-1980

B.S. Biology (Honors) 1982

Minor Chemistry

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA 1980-1982

Paramedic Degree 1984,Medical College of Virginia 1983-1984

M.D. 1988, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA., 1984-1988

Non degree program Health Care Executive Management Program, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Certificate of completion 2002

Non degree program, Advanced Executive Management Program, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Certificate of completion 2003

Non degree program The Wharton Executive Management Program for Academic Surgery Leaders. Leonard Davis Institute of Health Care Economics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Certificate of completion 2005

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS AND EMPLOYMENT

Intern in General Surgery

Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine

Norfolk, VA 7/88 to 6/89

Resident in General Surgery

Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, Norfolk, VA 7/89 to 6/90

Assistant Urologist (Resident) New York Hospital, New York, NY 7/90 to 6/93

Urologist(Chief Resident)

New York Hospital, New York, NY 7/93 to 6/94

Fellow-in-Pediatric Urology (Surgery)Children#146;s Hospital-Harvard Medical School 7/94 to 6/96

Academic positions (teaching and research)

Visiting Fellow in Urology

Cornell University Medical Center, New York 7/94 to 6/96

Assistant Professor of Urology

Cornell University Medical Center, New York 7/96 to 11/01

The Richard Rodgers Family Assistant Professor of Pediatric Urology

Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 1/97 to 11/01

Assistant Professor of Urology in Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)

Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 10/97 to 6/04

Assistant Professor of Urology in Pediatrics (Department of Pediatrics)

Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 4/99 to 11/01

Associate Professor of Urology

Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 12/01 to present

Associate Professor of Urology in Pediatrics (Department of Pediatrics)

Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 12/01 to present

The Richard Rodgers Family Associate Professor of Pediatric Urology

Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 12/01 to present

Associate Professor of Urology in Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)

Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 7/04 to present

Associate Professor of Urology in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology)

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

New York, NY 7/04 to present

Hospital Positions

Assistant Attending Urologist

New York Presbyterian Hospital 7/96 to 11/01

Associate Attending Urologist

New York Presbyterian Hospital 12/01 to present

Attending in Surgery

The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens 1/02 to present

Employment (other than positions listed above)

Clinical Consultant Promethean Surgical Devices, LLC, Woburn, MA. 6/00 to present

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS (medical and scientific societies)

Member Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 1988 to present

Member American Urologic Association 1990 to present

Fellow American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery 1989 to 2001

Fellow American College of Surgeons 1998 to present

Member Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society 1990 to present

Member The New York Section American Urological Association 1996 to present

Member Society for Pediatric Urology 1996 to present

Member The Hellenic Medical Society of New York 1996 to present

Member Society for Fetal Urology 1997 to present

Member The New York Clinical Society 1998 to present

Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics 1998 to present

Diplomat American Board of Urology 1999 to present