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.

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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.

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We travelled 2 hours to see Dr. Kirsch and we are very thankful that we did. We were treated with the utmost care and consideration. ALL the staff were kind and greeted us with smiles. Thank you for taking care of our precious son. Anyone considering going to see Dr. Kirsch, GO, you won't be sorry.
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We have left 3 messages with Dr. Kirsch’s nurse concerning our daughter’s antibiotics and have not received a call back. Very disappointing
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Paying for parking is ludicrous.
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I called to make an appointment for my son in June and the first available appointment was Oct 4th. This is a VERY long time to wait. Also, we arrived 15 mins early and the line to check in was literally out the door and the wait from the time of check in until the doctor entered our exam room was 1 hour. Overall the doctor and nurses were nice and great, but the waiting was somewhat awful. The hardest part was waiting from June to Oct just to see the doctor, that seems a little crazy to me.
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We waited 50 minutes in the waiting room. This was FAR longer of a wait than I anticipated, I can’t recall the last time I had that long at a scheduled appointment. The fact that there was no kids movie on made the wait extremely tough for the whole waiting room. We had an excellent experience with Dr Kirsh, he has excellent bedside manner, gentle in his examination of my little boy and I felt confident in his explanations and course of treatment. His nurse was very nice as well.
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Dr. Kirsch saved my daughter's life. He performed a log, detailed surgery for my daughter. He spoke to her about it, drew a diagram for her and talked with her about her options. He is caring, explains everything & is there for her no matter what. We are so blessed to have found him. His staff esp. His nurse are amazing.
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The staff at the Glenridge office are always exceptional. Andrea at the front desk was really delightful to deal with on a Friday morning. Andrea, our ultrasound technician, is always pleasant, funny, and efficient. Dr. Kirsch has done a wonderful job explaining my child’s procedures and making his care feel like a collaborative effort. He always thoroughly explains the risks and rewards associated with our plan of care.
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Dr. Kirsch is a wonderful surgeon! My 3.5 month old son had to undergo surgery recently and we could not have had a better experience with him! As a previous urology nurse, I question everything- and as a mom, I fear everything.. Dr. Kirsch put me at ease, answered my questions, and calmed my nerves about the surgery. His bedside manner is amazing, which I appreciate more than anything! I highly recommend him and would go back if we ever needed anything in the future.
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Dr. Kirsch and his staff are phenomenal! They are always so accommodating in seeing our son in a pinch. Dr. Kirsch has such a great bedside manner, and my son was really comfortable with him, which made our visit a million times easier! I can’t say enough good things about him.