Andrew J. Kirsch, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.S.

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Dr. Kirsch earned his medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center in New York, where he received two NIH Research Fellowship Awards and was inducted into Sigma Xi Research Society. In 2006, he was honored by his medical school as the Master Teacher in Urology.

He completed both a residency in general surgery and urology at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. He then completed his fellowship in pediatric urology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where he was an American Foundation for Urological Diseases Scholar.

"Best of North Fulton and South Forsyth" Hosted by APPEN Media Group

“Best of North Fulton and South Forsyth” Hosted by APPEN Media Group

Dr. Kirsch is a past president of the Society for Fetal Urology, and is a member of the American Urological Association (AUA), American Association of Pediatric Urologists (AAPU), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and Society of Pediatric Urology (SPU). He has written extensively in the field of pediatric urology, with emphasis on vesicoureteral reflux, cryptorchidism, and magnetic resonance urography, publishing over 200 journal articles and book chapters.

Dr. Kirsch has invented a surgical device and developed an endoscopic technique to correct urinary reflux in children that has become the standard of care for children worldwide. He has personally trained over 200 physicians on the procedure worldwide, and has lectured throughout North America, South America, and Europe.

He has served on the advisory committee to the American Board of Urology and was sub-specialty editor of the Journal of Urology. He also serves as a reviewer for The Journal of Urology, Urology, Journal of Pediatric Urology, and Pediatrics. He also serves as the membership liaison to the Section of Urology of the American Academy of Pediatrics and has co-directed courses on fetal hydronephrosis and urinary tract infection at the AAP. He has served on the executive committee of the AAP Section of Urology.

Currently, Dr. Kirsch is clinical professor and chief of pediatric urology at Emory University School of Medicine and a partner at Georgia Urology. He is on staff at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta where he serves on the Clinical Operations Committee, Clinical Research Oversight Committee, Operative Services Peer Review Subcommittee and the Director of the Pediatric Robotic Surgery Program.

Dr. Kirsch was recently awarded a grant from Children’s Center for Pediatric Healthcare Technology Innovation Pilot Grant Program for “Wireless Sensing for Monitoring Enuresis in Children”.

Dr. Kirsch has a special interest in urinary tract reconstruction for patients with complex urinary tract disorders, including Spina Bifida, Bladder Exstrophy, Disorders of Sexual Differentiation, and Prune Belly Syndrome.

Dr. Kirsch joined host Dr. Bruce Feinberg to discuss pediatric urology conditions and treatments on the January 25 episode of WSB Radio’s weekly health program, Weekly Check-Up. A recording of the show can be found here.

Dr. Kirsch has been named to The Best Doctors in America list. The list represents the top 5% of doctors in the country and is used to connect patients and physicians across the country with medical expertise for specific conditions.

Dr. Kirsch has recently been elected into the AAP Pediatric Medical Device Advisory Committee and as Chairman of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

To read a great patient story of appreciation for Dr. Kirsch and the staff of Georgia Pediatric Urology , click here.

Read Pediatric Urologic Gynecology co-authored by Dr. Kirsch.

Read Varicocele in Adolscents co-authored by Dr. Kirsch.

Reviews

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5.0/5
Our wait time was extremely short and the ultrasound was finished quickly
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5.0/5
Dr Krish is a wonderful ,very special person and very nice. The greatest .
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5.0/5
Dr. Kirsch was great - so thoughtful and thorough with his exam and explanation.
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5.0/5
Waiting so long and nurse didn’t apologize for that but doctors is best
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5.0/5
Loved the provider and everyone we interacted with at Georgia Urology. The wait time was very long, however. Our appointment was at 10:40 and we did not see the provider until about noon. We had a baby with us so the wait time was more of an issue than it otherwise would have been if we did not have a baby who was getting cranky in tow.
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4.0/5
We love our doctor but, having to wait 2 hours to be called back and no explanation is too much. My son is two and we travel 2.5 hours for a day at the hospital for testing and then a follow up with our doctor. It was a long day.
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5.0/5
He was nice and professional.take a good care of my kid
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5.0/5
Took the time to ask questions about my child as an individual before just dismissing any of my concerns. Called my child by her name when speaking to her and about her during the visit. Explained what the issue most likely is in detail as well as why. Explained why she may have been wrongly diagnosed with UTI'S and asked about all her symptoms to make sure he was covering all bases. Gave us detailed instructions and child friendly ideas for making home bathrooms routines to fix the problem. Explained that it wouldn't be a quick fix and might be tough but to call with any concerns or questions and come back for follow ups. I was pleased! I was also pleased with our very first visit at the Alpharetta office with Callie. Everyone has been amazing. I normally don't do surveys but this group as a whole deserves recognition. From the front desk check in to the check out desk where we made the follow up appointment. I will definitely recommend Ga Urology to friends and family!
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4.0/5
I filled out all paperwork before the appointment and also came 30 mins early. We still had to wait 40 mins in the waiting room and 15+ mins in the exam room. Several ppl that came after us were seen before us. I understand that new patient visits generally take longer, but pls update your email to reflect more realistic wait times. The current wording implies you may be seen quicker if you check in before time.
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5.0/5
Every healthcare team we encountered today made our visit a great one. All our question were answered.