Paul A Merguerian, MD, MS

Paul A Merguerian, MD, MS

Urology, Differences in Sex Development, Reconstructive Pelvic Medicine, Fetal Care and Treatment Center

On staff since October 2011

Children's Title: Division Chief, Urology

Academic Title: Professor, Urology

Foundation Title: The Dr. Michael Mitchell Endowed Chair in Pediatric Urology

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

  • Patient Testimonials
  • Awards and Honors
    Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    SEATTLE TOP DOCTOR - 2022 Seattle Magazine 2022
    Seattle Top Doctor - 2019 Seattle Magazine 2019
    SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2018 Seattle Magazine 2018
    SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2017 Seattle Magazine 2017
    Seattles Top Doctor 2016 Seattle Met Magazine 2016
    Newsweek Health: Top Cancer Doctors 2015 Newsweek 2015
    U.S. News Top Doctor U.S. News and World Report 2012
    Third Prize Clinical Science Research Award American Academy of Pediatrics 2009
  • Publications

    Other Publications

    • Ellison JS, Merguerian PA, Fu BC, Holt SK, Lendvay TS, Shnorhavorian M
      Postoperative Imaging Patterns of Pediatric Nephrolithiasis: Opportunities for Improvement.
      30316895 The Journal of urology, 2019 April : 201(4)794-801
    • Whitley JA, Gnaneswaran S, Thach M, Taylor AC, Merguerian PA, Kieran K
      Availability of Common Pediatric Radiology Studies: Are Rural Patients at a Disadvantage?
      30527482 The Journal of surgical research, 2019 Feb. : 23426-32
    • Ellison JS, Merguerian PA, Fu BC, Holt SK, Lendvay TS, Gore JL, Shnorhavorian M
      Follow-up imaging after acute evaluations for pediatric nephrolithiasis: Trends from a National database.
      29866410 Journal of pediatric urology, 2018 Dec. : 14(6)525-531
    • 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
    • Ellison JS, Dy GW, Fu BC, Holt SK, Gore JL, Merguerian PA
      Neonatal Circumcision and Urinary Tract Infections in Infants With Hydronephrosis.
      29880703 Pediatrics, 2018 July : 142(1)
    • Merguerian P
      Commentary to "The implications of fellowship expansion on future pediatric urologist surgical volumes".
      29958644 Journal of pediatric urology, 2018 June : 14(3)251
    • Merguerian P
      Commentary to: 'Non-stented versus stented urethroplasty for distal hypospadias repair: A systematic review and meta-analysis'.
      29958640 Journal of pediatric urology, 2018 June : 14(3)220
    • Ellison JS, Shnorhavorian M, Oron A, Kieran K, Lendvay TS, Merguerian PA
      Risk factors for repeat surgical intervention in pediatric nephrolithiasis: A Pediatric Health Information System database study.
      29580730 Journal of pediatric urology, 2018 June : 14(3)245.e1-245.e6
    • Dudley AG, Adams MC, Brock JW 3rd, Clayton DB, Joseph DB, Koh CJ, Merguerian PA, Pope JC 4th, Routh JC, Thomas JC, Tu DD, Wallis MC, Wiener JS, Yerkes EB, Lauderdale CJ, Shannon CN, Tanaka ST
      Interrater Reliability in Interpretation of Neuropathic Pediatric Urodynamic Tracings: An Expanded Multicenter Study.
      29291418 The Journal of urology, 2018 May : 199(5)1337-1343
    • Uspal NG, Strelitz B, Gritton J, Follmer K, Bradford MC, Colton TL, Merguerian PA, Klein EJ
      Randomized Clinical Trial of Lidocaine Analgesia for Transurethral Bladder Catheterization Delivered via Blunt Tipped Applicator in Young Children.
      29232351 Pediatric emergency care, 2018 April : 34(4)273-279
    • Dy GW, Gore JL, Muncey WW, Ellison JS, Merguerian PA
      Comparative effectiveness of a pilot patient-centered ultrasound report in the management of hydronephrosis.
      29054388 Journal of pediatric urology, 2018 Feb. : 14(1)57.e1-57.e7
    • Merguerian P
      Commentary to 'Reduction and standardization of surgical instruments in pediatric inguinal hernia repair'.
      29203366 Journal of pediatric urology, 2018 Feb. : 14(1)25
    • Dy GW, Ellison JS, Fu BC, Holt SK, Gore JL, Merguerian PA
      Variable Resource Utilization in the Prenatal and Postnatal Management of Isolated Hydronephrosis.
      28583878 Urology, 2017 Oct. : 108155-160
    • Ellison JS, Merguerian PA, Fu BC, Holt SK, Lendvay TS, Gore JL, Shnorhavorian M
      Use of medical expulsive therapy in children: An assessment of nationwide practice patterns and outcomes.
      28483465 Journal of pediatric urology, 2017 Oct. : 13(5)509.e1-509.e7 PMCID:PMC5947996
    • 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
    • Dy GW, Osbun NC, Morrison SD, Grant DW, Merguerian PA, Transgender Education Study Group.
      Exposure to and Attitudes Regarding Transgender Education Among Urology Residents.
      27576024 The journal of sexual medicine, 2016 Oct. : 13(10)1466-72
    • Ellison JS, Shnorhavorian M, Merguerian PA, Grady R
      Impact of concomitant hernia repair at the time of complete primary repair of bladder exstrophy.
      27264049 Journal of pediatric urology, 2016 Aug. : 12(4)211.e1-5
    • Merguerian PA
      Should Geometric Mean Calculation of Differential Renal Function be Used When Evaluating Children with Moderate to Severe Hydronephrosis?
      26549548 The Journal of urology, 2016 Feb. : 195(2)247-8
    • Herz D, Smith J, McLeod D, Schober M, Preece J, Merguerian P
      Robot-assisted laparoscopic management of duplex renal anomaly: Comparison of surgical outcomes to traditional pure laparoscopic and open surgery.
      26443241 Journal of pediatric urology, 2016 Feb. : 12(1)44.e1-7
    • Young EE, Brown CT, Merguerian PA, Akhavan A
      Pediatric and adolescent renal cell carcinoma.
      26299882 Urologic oncology, 2016 Jan. : 34(1)42-9
    • Dy GW, Willihnganz-Lawson KH, Shnorhavorian M, Delaney SS, Amies Oelschlager AM, Merguerian PA, Grady R, Miller JL, Cheng EY
      Successful pregnancy in patients with exstrophy-epispadias complex: A University of Washington experience.
      26092092 Journal of pediatric urology, 2015 Aug. : 11(4)213.e1-6
    • Merguerian PA, Grady R, Waldhausen J, Libby A, Murphy W, Melzer L, Avansino J
      Optimizing value utilizing Toyota Kata methodology in a multidisciplinary clinic.
      26169487 Journal of pediatric urology, 2015 Aug. : 11(4)228.e1-6
    • Akhavan A, Richards M, Shnorhavorian M, Goldin A, Gow K, Merguerian PA
      Renal cell carcinoma in children, adolescents and young adults: a National Cancer Database study.
      25451825 The Journal of urology, 2015 April : 193(4)1336-41
  • Presentations
    Presentations Title Event Location Date
    First stage hypospadias repair using buccal mucosal graft Society for Pediatric Urology Panel discussion Boston, MA May 2017
    Bladder exstrophy: Long term outcomes Columbia University Medical Center New York, NY Mar 9, 2017
    Hypospadias repair: Long term outcomes Columbia University Medical Center New York, NY Mar 9, 2017
    Lean Methodology in Pediatric Urology Practice University of Massachusetts Worcester, MA April 2016
    Management of Cloacal Anomalies Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA Feb 26, 2016
    Evidence Based Management of Ureterocele Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA Feb 26, 2016
    Long term outcomes of posterior urethral valves and prune belly syndrome Pelvic Floor Surgery Conference: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus, Ohio Nov 5, 2015
    Evidence Based Management of Vesicoureteral Reflux NorthEastern Section of the American Urological Association Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Oct 28, 2015
    Management of posterior urethral valves Pediatric Urology Workshop Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio Apr 17, 2015
    Management of bladder exstrophy Pediatric Urology Workshop Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio Apr 17, 2015
    International workshop on bladder exstrophy Visiting Professorship Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, India Jan 16, 2015
  • Research Funding
    Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    Pediatric Urology - NIH PUA $100,000 2013

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Urology
Pediatric Urology

Medical/Professional School

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Residency

Hadassah Hospital-Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Strong Memorial Hospital/University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Fellowship

Hospital For Sick Children-Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Clinical Interests

Hypospadias, Bladder exstrophy, Undescended testicles, Hernia and hydrocele, vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis, urinary tract infections, Disorders of Sexual Differentiation, Neurogenic bladder and Spina Bifida.

Research Description

Evidence base outcomes in pediatric urology, Quality improvement, Patient safety.