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John P. Gearhart

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Robert D. Jeffs Professor and Director of Pediatric Urology




The Johns Hopkins Hospital
149 Marburg
600 N.Wolfe Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21287


Medical School:
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Medical College of Georgia – Surgery and Urology

Fellowships in Pediatric Urology:
Alder Hey Children's Hospital, University of Liverpool School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins 

Special Interests:

Bladder exstrophy
Disorders of sexual development (DSD)
Childhood urinary cancers


Robert D. Jeffs Professor of Pediatric Urology John P. Gearhart, M.D., has both basic science and clinical interest in the child born with major congenital birth defects including the bladder exstrophy-epispadias condition, disorders of sexual development (DSD), and childhood urinary cancers. Gearhart's clinical and surgical interests are focused on the evaluation and treatment of the bladder muscle, nerve supply, and collagen content of the exstrophied bladder. In addition, long-term follow up studies of patients born with ambiguous genitalia are currently underway. Also, new techniques to evaluate the prognosis and long-term outlook for children with childhood kidney tumors are under study. Gearhart has an academic and clinical interest in the reconstruction of the child who has undergone previous failed bladder exstrophy closures.

Phone: 410-955-5358

Fax: 410-955-0833

Email: jgearhart@jhmi.edu

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