Jennifer Jihyun Ahn, MD, MS

Jennifer Jihyun Ahn, MD, MS

Urology, Reconstructive Pelvic Medicine

On staff since July 2016

Children's Title: Co-Director, Reconstructive Pelvic Medicine Program

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

  • Biography

    Jennifer Ahn, MD, MS is an Attending Pediatric Urologist at Seattle Children's Hospital and Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology at University of Washington. She works closely with the Reconstructive Pelvic Medicine specialty program.

  • Patient Testimonials

  • Awards and Honors

    Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Pediatric Urology Fall Congress Clinical Prize Finalist 2018
    American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Best Poster 2018
    Ferdinand C. Valentine Resident Essay Competition, Honorable Mention 2015
    Gold Humanism Honor Society 2008
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 2008
  • Publications

    Other Publications

    • Ahn JJ
      Editorial Comment.
      30991009 The Journal of urology, 2019 July : 202(1)163
    • Ahn JJ, Merguerian PA, Shnorhavorian M
      Incidence and risk factors associated with 30-day post-operative venous thromboembolism: A NSQIP-pediatric analysis.
      29784455 Journal of pediatric urology, 2018 Aug. : 14(4)335.e1-335.e6
    • Ahn JJ, Shnorhavorian M, Katz C, Goldin AB, Merguerian PA
      Early versus delayed closure of bladder exstrophy: A National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Pediatric analysis.
      29352663 Journal of pediatric urology, 2018 Feb. : 14(1)27.e1-27.e5
    • Ellison JS, Ahn J, Shnorhavorian M, Grady R, Merguerian PA
      Long-term fate of the upper tracts following complete primary repair of bladder exstrophy.
      28592391 Journal of pediatric urology, 2017 Aug. : 13(4)394.e1-394.e6
    • Ahn JJ, Shnorhavorian M, Amies Oelschlager AE, Ripley B, Shivaram GM, Avansino JR, Merguerian PA
      Use of 3D reconstruction cloacagrams and 3D printing in cloacal malformations.
      28673795 Journal of pediatric urology, 2017 Aug. : 13(4)395.e1-395.e6
    • Ahn JJ, Shapiro ME, Ellison JS, Lendvay TS
      Pediatric Robot-assisted Redo Pyeloplasty With Buccal Mucosa Graft: A Novel Technique.
      28039051 Urology, 2017 March : 10156-59
    • Woldu SL, Matulay JT, Silva MV, Ahn JJ, Zviti R, Lambert SM, Alam S, Casale P
      Serum cystatin C as a novel marker to differentiate pseudoazotemia in the setting of intraperitoneal urine extravasation.
      25669737 Urology, 2015 April : 85(4)918-20
    • Yamany T, van Batavia J, Ahn J, Shapiro E, Gupta M
      Ureterorenoscopy for upper tract urothelial carcinoma: how often are we missing lesions?
      25623674 Urology, 2015 Feb. : 85(2)311-5
    • McKiernan JM, Holder DD, Ghandour RA, Barlow LJ, Ahn JJ, Kates M, Badalato GM, Roychoudhury A, Decastro GJ, Benson MC
      Phase II trial of intravesical nanoparticle albumin bound paclitaxel for the treatment of nonmuscle invasive urothelial carcinoma of the bladder after bacillus Calmette-Guérin treatment failure.
      24996128 The Journal of urology, 2014 Dec. : 192(6)1633-8
    • Ahn JJ, Ghandour RA, McKiernan JM
      New agents for bacillus Calmette-Guérin-refractory nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer.
      24921906 Current opinion in urology, 2014 Sept. : 24(5)540-5
    • Shapiro EY, Scarberry K, Patel T, Bergman A, Ahn JJ, Sahi N, RoyChoudhury A, Deutch I, McKiernan JM, Benson MC, Badani KK
      Comparison of robot-assisted and open retropubic radical prostatectomy for risk of biochemical progression in men with positive surgical margins.
      24044423 Journal of endourology, 2014 Feb. : 28(2)208-13
    • Van Batavia JP, Ahn JJ, Fast AM, Combs AJ, Glassberg KI
      Prevalence of urinary tract infection and vesicoureteral reflux in children with lower urinary tract dysfunction.
      23416636 The Journal of urology, 2013 Oct. : 190(4 Suppl)1495-9
    • Castaneda CV, Shapiro EY, Ahn JJ, Van Batavia JP, Silva MV, Tan Y, Gupta M
      Endoscopic management of intraluminal ureteral endometriosis.
      23768524 Urology, 2013 Aug. : 82(2)307-12
    • Ahn JJ, McKiernan JM
      New agents for bacillus Calmette-Guérin-refractory bladder cancer.
      23540780 The Urologic clinics of North America, 2013 May : 40(2)219-32
    • Eisner BH, Ahn J, Stoller ML
      Differentiating primary from secondary hyperparathyroidism in stone patients: the "thiazide challenge".
      19196064 Journal of endourology, 2009 Feb. : 23(2)191-2


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Urology

Medical/Professional School

University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle, WA


New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University, New York, NY


Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA

Clinical Interests

Genitourinary reconstruction, undescended testicles, hernia and hydrocele, hypospadias, vesicoureteral reflux, neurogenic bladder, bladder exstrophy

Research Description

Health services research