Dix P. Poppas, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P. is Chief of Pediatric Urology at the Phyllis & David Komansky Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is the Richard Rodgers Professor of Pediatric Urology in the James Buchanan Brady Department of Urology at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Poppas has been a tenured professor with Weill Cornell Medicine as of April 2006 and holds joint appointments as Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well. His practice is limited to pediatric urology with special interest in genital reconstruction, laparoscopic and robotic surgery, intersex disorders and minimally invasive procedures for treating vesicoureteral reflux. Dr. Poppas has extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery and pediatric laparoscopy. He was chosen as one of the "Top One Hundred Minimally Invasive Surgeons in New York" and was the only pediatric urologist to be selected.
Dr. Poppas serves as co-director of the Laboratory for Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery where his efforts are focused on developing advanced laparoscopic and Robotic surgical techniques for tissue reconstruction using novel tissue sealants to replace sutures and staples during surgery, as well as investigating the mechanisms and potential treatments for inhibiting and reversing fibrosis in the obstructed kidney using antibodies and gene therapy strategies.
Dr. Poppas is a diplomate of The American Board of Urology, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has been awarded The E. Darracott Vaughan Young Investigator Award by the National Kidney Foundation, The Edwin Beer Award of The New York Academy of Medicine, and was selected as an American Foundation for Urologic Disease/National Kidney Foundation Research Scholar.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Poppas was added to the 2019 Blue Ribbon Panel of Super Doctors, which showcases physicians nominated by colleagues on who they would choose when seeking medical care.
“Dr. Poppas was a pleasure! He performed a surgery on my son, diagnosed the problem(post urethral valves) and corrected it. After the surgery, my son began to feel better day by day. We felt at ease with Dr. Poppas every step of the way. He was patient, explained things in detail, and gave us the time we deserved. He followed up with us and will continue to follow my sons progress over the course of a few months. We were in the best of hands!! Highly recommend!!" - Annie D. via Google
"I am truly grateful to Dr. Poppas. We couldn’t have asked for a better outcome to the surgery our baby daughter needed. Every step of the way he was careful, measured, thorough, conscientious and above all, caring. I can tell he cares about his patients and he took care of our daughter as he would his own. All of this together with his experience and talent makes him the best in the world at what he does. I feel blessed to have our daughter in his care." - Baum Nao C. via Google
"Dr Poppas was just so sincere and just provided so much hope in such a awful situation. I knew that whatever happened while under his care, was the best approach and with her well being being a top priority." - Anonymous on October 21, 2019 via Vitals
"We were so impressed by Dr. Poppas! He is very knowledgeable and yet sincere. He knows how to explain what is going on, and is very compassionate. He really had so much patience and did the best he could in every way. He is among the best doctors around!! 5 stars!" - Claudine A. via Google
"Made the process with our son easy as possible. Very kind and personable." - Melissa B. via Google
"Dr. Poppas was a surgeon for our child 10 years ago. We will be following up soon and cant wait to see him. His surgical excellence is second to none and his staff are amaxing as well. Whatever procedure you're considering, no need to hesitate in his capable care." - Anonymous on August 22, 2017 via Vitals
"Our child was treated with dignity, respect and excellence throughout care with him. The outcome was better than expected and my child healed perfectly." - Angela B. via Google
NYP/WCMC/Komansky’s Children Hospital receives Magnet recognition, the highest national honor for nursing excellence. This prominent distinction recognizes healthcare organizations whose nursing teams deliver superior patient care with professionalism and innovation.
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