Katherine M. Fischer, MD

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Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Surgery

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Division of Urology
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Boulevard, 3rd Fl. Wood Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2155902754
BS (Biology and Psychology (Summa Cum Laude))
Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 2011.
SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY, 2015.
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Selected Publications

Weaver JK, Milford K, Rickard M, Logan J, Erdman L, Viteri B, D'Souza N, Cucchiara A, Skreta M, Keefe D, Shah S, Selman A, Fischer K, Weiss DA, Long CJ, Lorenzo A, Fan Y, Tasian GE.: Deep learning imaging features derived from kidney ultrasounds predict chronic kidney disease progression in children with posterior urethral valves. Pediatric Nephrology 38(3): 839-846, Mar 2023.

Fischer KM, Kolon TF: Embryology and differences of sex development. Penn Clinical Manual of Urology, 3rd Edition. Guzzo TJ, Hanno PM, Malkowicz SB, Wein AJ (eds.). Philadelphia: Elsevier Health Sciences, 2022 (in press) Notes: Chap. 25.

Ko JS, Corbett C, Fischer KM, Berry A, Weiss DA, Long CJ, Zderic SA, Van Batavia JP: Impact of race, gender, and socioeconomic status on symptom severity at time of urologic referral. Journal of Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities Aug. 12 2022 (Epub) Notes: doi: 10.1007/s40615-022-01357-9.

Khondker A, Kwong JCC, Yadav P, Chan JYH, Singh A, Skreta M, Erdman L, Keefe DT, Fischer K, Tasian G, Hannick JH, Papanikolaou F, Cooper BJ, Cooper CS, Rickard M, Lorenzo AJ.: Multi-institutional Validation of Improved Vesicoureteral Reflux Assessment With Simple and Machine Learning Approaches. Journal of Urology 208(6): 1314-1322, Dec 2022.

Mittal S, Eftekharzadeh S, Aghababian A, Shah J, Fischer K, Weaver J, Tan C, Plachter N, Long C, Weiss D, Zaontz M, Kolon T, Zderic S, Canning D, Van Batavia J, Shukla A, Srinivasan A: Trends in opioid and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) usage in children undergoing common urinary tract reconstruction: A large, single-institutional analysis. Journal of Pediatric Urology 18(4): 501.e1-501.e7, Aug. 2022 Notes: Epub June 7, 2022.

Aghababian A, Mittal S, Eftekharzadeh S, Hamdan D, Weaver J, Godlewski K, Fischer K, Long C, Weiss D, Van Batavia J, Zaontz M, Zderic S, Kolon T, Canning D, Shukla A, Srinivasan A: Office based pediatric urologic procedures: A safe and effective alternative to interventions under anesthesia. Urology 166: 223-226, Aug. 2022 Notes: Epub Apr. 21, 2022.

Eftekharzadeh S, Mittal S, Aghababian A, Weaver J, Fischer K, Long C, Weiss D, Van Batavia J, Srinivasan A, Shukla A: Incidence and resolution of de novo hydronephrosis after pediatric robot-assisted laparoscopic extravesical ureteral reimplantation for primary vesicoureteral reflux. Journal of Pediatric Urology 18(4): 517.e1-517.e5, Aug. 2022 Notes: Epub Apr. 13, 2022.

Fischer KM, States L, Long CJ, Canning DA, Kolon TF, Mittal S: Intrascrotal lipoblastoma: A rare cause of paratesticular mass in a pediatric patient. Urology 165: e14-e16, July 2022 Notes: Case Report; Epub May 6, 2022.

Mittal S, Aghababian A, Eftekharzadeh S, Saxena S, Janssen K, Lombardo A, Adamic B, Dinardo L, Weaver J, Fischer K, Andolfi C, Long C, Weiss D, Kirsch A, Srinivasan A, Gundeti M, Shukla AR: Robot-assisted laparoscopic ureterocalicostomy in the setting of ureteropelvic junction obstruction: A multi-institutional cohort. Journal of Urology 208(1): 180-185, July 2022 Notes: Epub Feb. 21, 2022.

Fischer KM, Madsen PJ, Tucker AM, Long CJ: Thoracic spinal arachnoid cyst in a pediatric patient presenting with isolated bladder and bowel incontinence. Urology Case Reports 44: 102129, June 23 2022 Notes: Case Report.

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