Jonathan C. Routh, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Surgery
Associate Professor in Pediatrics
Department / Division:
Surgery / Urology
DUMC 3831
Durham, NC 27710
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  • MD, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill School of Medicine, 2002
  • MPH, Harvard School of Public Health (Massachusetts), 2010
  • Urology, Mayo Clinic (Minnesota), 2008
  • Pediatric Urology, Children's Hospital Boston (Massachusetts), 2011
  • Pediatric Robotic Surgery, Children's Hospital Boston (Massachusetts), 2011
  • Pediatric Health Services Research, Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts), 2010
Clinical Interests:
Robotic and laparoscopic kidney and bladder surgery in children; urologic neoplasms in children; reconstructive surgery of congenital anomalies of the genitourinary tract (hypospadias, cryptorchidism, intersex, obstructive uropathies [hydronephrosis], vesicoureteral reflux, exstrophy); management of urinary-tract infections, incontinence, and enuresis in children; management of neurogenic bladders in children; general pediatric urology; consultation for fetal uropathies
Representative Publications:
  • Routh, JC. Commentary to 'Selective endoscopic treatment of the non-refluxing contralateral ureter prevents new contralateral vesicoureteral reflux'. Journal of Pediatric Urology. 2013;9:55-56.  Abstract
  • Kokorowski, PJ; Chow, JS; Strauss, K; Pennison, M; Routh, JC; Nelson, CP. Prospective measurement of patient exposure to radiation during pediatric ureteroscopy. The Journal of Urology. 2012;187:1408-1414.  Abstract
  • Routh, JC; Bogaert, GA; Kaefer, M; Manzoni, G; Park, JM; Retik, AB; Rushton, HG; Snodgrass, WT; Wilcox, DT. Vesicoureteral reflux: current trends in diagnosis, screening, and treatment. European Urology. 2012;61:773-782.  Abstract
  • Routh, JC; Grant, FD; Kokorowski, PJ; Nelson, CP; Fahey, FH; Treves, ST; Lee, RS. Economic and radiation costs of initial imaging approaches after a child's first febrile urinary tract infection. Clinical Pediatrics. 2012;51:23-30.  Abstract
  • Wang, HH; Huang, L; Routh, JC; Nelson, CP. Shock wave lithotripsy vs ureteroscopy: variation in surgical management of kidney stones at freestanding children's hospitals. The Journal of Urology. 2012;187:1402-1407.  Abstract
  • Fox, JA; McGee, SM; Routh, JC; Granberg, CF; Ashley, RA; Hutcheson, JC; Vandersteen, DR; Reinberg, YE; Kramer, SA. Vesicoureteral reflux in children with urachal anomalies. Journal of Pediatric Urology. 2011;7:632-635.  Abstract
  • Husmann, DA; Routh, JC; Hagerty, JA; Cannon, GM; Gomez, P; Cheng, EY; Skoog, S. Evaluation of the United States pediatric urology workforce and fellowships: a series of surveys performed in 2006-2010. Journal of Pediatric Urology. 2011;7:446-453.  Abstract
  • Kokorowski, PJ; Routh, JC; Borer, JG; Estrada, CR; Bauer, SB; Nelson, CP. Screening for malignancy after augmentation cystoplasty in children with spina bifida: a decision analysis. The Journal of Urology. 2011;186:1437-1443.  Abstract
  • Routh, JC; Graham, DA; Estrada, CR; Nelson, CP. Contemporary use of nephron-sparing surgery for children with malignant renal tumors at freestanding children's hospitals. Urology. 2011;78:422-426.  Abstract
  • Routh, JC; Pennison, M; Rosoklija, I; Dobbins, S; Kokorowski, PJ; Hubert, KC; Huang, L; Nelson, CP. Racial variation in timing of pyeloplasty: prenatal versus postnatal diagnosis. The Journal of Urology. 2011;186:2386-2391.  Abstract
  • Wang, HH; Huang, L; Routh, JC; Kokorowski, P; Cilento, BG; Nelson, CP. Use of the ureteral access sheath during ureteroscopy in children. The Journal of Urology. 2011;186:1728-1733.  Abstract
  • Kokorowski, PJ; Routh, JC; Graham, DA; Nelson, CP. Variations in timing of surgery among boys who underwent orchidopexy for cryptorchidism. Pediatrics. 2010;126:e576-e582.  Abstract
  • Routh, JC; Graham, DA; Nelson, CP. Epidemiological trends in pediatric urolithiasis at United States freestanding pediatric hospitals. The Journal of Urology. 2010;184:1100-1104.  Abstract
  • Routh, JC; Graham, DA; Nelson, CP. Trends in imaging and surgical management of pediatric urolithiasis at American pediatric hospitals. The Journal of Urology. 2010;184:1816-1822.  Abstract
  • Routh, JC; Grant, FD; Kokorowski, P; Lee, RS; Fahey, FH; Treves, ST; Nelson, CP. Costs and consequences of universal sibling screening for vesicoureteral reflux: decision analysis. Pediatrics. 2010;126:865-871.  Abstract
  • Routh, JC; Huang, L; Retik, AB; Nelson, CP. Contemporary epidemiology and characterization of newborn males with prune belly syndrome. Urology. 2010;76:44-48.  Abstract
  • Routh, JC; Inman, BA; Reinberg, Y. Dextranomer/hyaluronic acid for pediatric vesicoureteral reflux: systematic review. Pediatrics. 2010;125:1010-1019.  Abstract
  • Routh, JC; McGee, SM; Ashley, RA; Reinberg, Y; Vandersteen, DR. Predicting renal outcomes in children with anterior urethral valves: a systematic review. The Journal of Urology. 2010;184:1615-1619.  Abstract
  • Routh, JC; Nelson, CP; Graham, DA; Lieu, TA. Variation in surgical management of vesicoureteral reflux: influence of hospital and patient factors. Pediatrics. 2010;125:e446-e451.  Abstract
  • Routh, JC; Reinberg, Y. Predicting success in the endoscopic management of pediatric vesicoureteral reflux. Urology. 2010;76:195-198.  Abstract
  • McGee, SM; Routh, JC; Granberg, CF; Roth, TJ; Hollatz, P; Vandersteen, DR; Reinberg, Y. Sacral neuromodulation in children with dysfunctional elimination syndrome: description of incisionless first stage and second stage without fluoroscopy. Urology. 2009;73:641-644.  Abstract
  • Routh, JC; Tollefson, MK; Ashley, RA; Husmann, DA. Iatrogenic ureteral injury: can adult repair techniques be used on children?. Journal of Pediatric Urology. 2009;5:53-55.  Abstract
  • Umbreit, EC; Routh, JC; Husmann, DA. Nonoperative management of nonvascular grade IV blunt renal trauma in children: meta-analysis and systematic review. Urology. 2009;74:579-582.  Abstract
  • Alt, AL; Routh, JC; Ashley, RA; Boyce, TG; Kramer, SA. Superficial genitourinary abscesses in children: emergence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. The Journal of Urology. 2008;180:1472-1475.  Abstract
  • Routh, JC; Inman, BA; Ashley, RA; Vandersteen, DR; Reinberg, Y; Wolpert, JJ; Kramer, SA; Husmann, DA. Unilateral vesicoureteral reflux: does endoscopic injection based on the cystoscopic appearance of the ureteral orifice decrease the incidence of de-novo contralateral reflux?. Journal of Pediatric Urology. 2008;4:260-264.  Abstract
  • Routh, JC; Inman, BA; Reinberg, Y. Re: Endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteral reflux associated with paraureteral diverticula in children. W. H. Cerwinka, H. C. Scherz and A. J. Kirsch. J Urol 2007; 178: 1469-1473. The Journal of Urology. 2008;179:1205.  Abstract
  • Ashley, RA; Inman, BA; Routh, JC; Rohlinger, AL; Husmann, DA; Kramer, SA. Urachal anomalies: a longitudinal study of urachal remnants in children and adults. The Journal of Urology. 2007;178:1615-1618.  Abstract
  • Routh, JC; Ashley, RA; Sebo, TJ; Vandersteen, DR; Slezak, J; Reinberg, Y. Histopathological changes associated with dextranomer/hyaluronic acid injection for pediatric vesicoureteral reflux. The Journal of Urology. 2007;178:1707-1710.  Abstract
  • Routh, JC; Husmann, DA. Long-term continence outcomes after immediate repair of pediatric bladder neck lacerations extending into the urethra. The Journal of Urology. 2007;178:1816-1818.  Abstract
  • Tollefson, MK; Ashley, RA; Routh, JC; Husmann, DA. Traumatic obliterative urethral strictures in pediatric patients: failure of the cut to light technique at long-term followup. The Journal of Urology. 2007;178:1656-1658.  Abstract
  • Routh, JC; Vandersteen, DR; Pfefferle, H; Wolpert, JJ; Reinberg, Y. Single center experience with endoscopic management of vesicoureteral reflux in children. The Journal of Urology. 2006;175:1889-1892.  Abstract