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 & Surgeons in New York. He then completed his fellowship in pediatric urology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where he was an American Foundation for Urological Diseases Scholar. Dr. Kirsch is a past secretary and 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 is Chairman-elect, AAP, Section of Urology. He has written extensively in the field of pediatric urology, with emphasis on vesicoureteral reflux, cryptorchidism, and magnetic resonance urography, publishing nearly 300 journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Kirsch has invented several devices 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 1000 physicians on the procedure worldwide, and has lectured throughout North America, South America, Asia, and Europe.
Dr. Kirsch is active in robotic reconstructive surgery and serves as a national proctor for Intuitive Surgical. He has served on the advisory committee to the ABU 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 has served on the executive committee of the AAP Section of Urology and is on the AAP Pediatric Medical Device Advisory Committee. Currently, Dr. Kirsch is 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 Chief of Urology at Scottish Rite and Medical Director of Pediatric Robotic Surgery, Clinical Operations Committee, Clinical Research Oversight Committee, and Operative Services Peer Review Subcommittee.
Twenty-One Georgia Urology Physicians Receive Top Doctors Honors
June 8, 2015Congratulations to Georgia Urology’s twenty-one physicians who were ranked among Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors! All of these professionals are recognized as Atlanta’s Top Doctors in Atlanta magazine’s July issue. Georgia Urology Read More »
Georgia Urology Pediatric Physicians Wrote Article for the American Urological Association News
June 8, 2015Georgia Urology’s Dr. Michael Garcia-Roig and Dr. Andrew Kirsch were invited to write an article about the national trends and variations in the management of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) for the American Urological Association News (AUA). Read More »
Dr. Kirsch’s Patient Featured on Fox 5 in Inspiring Story of Prune Belly Survival
June 8, 2015Soon after birth, Miller Jolliff of Gadsden, Alabama was diagnosed with Prune Belly Syndrome, a condition in which the infant is born with a lack of or the complete absence of stomach muscles. Dr. Andrew Kirsch of Georgia Urology describes the Read More »
The Growth of Robotic Surgery in Pediatric Urology
June 8, 2015By Andrew J. Kirsch, MD, FAAP, FACS Medical Director, Robotic Surgery Program Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Partner, Georgia Urology Member, Society of Robotic Urologic Surgeons The term “Robot” was first coined in 1921 in a Czech play Read More »
Nineteen Georgia Urology physicians receive Top Doctors honors in Atlanta
June 8, 2015Drs. Allen, Banks, Capelouto, Carmen, Chen, Falconer, Futral, Goldstone,Haber, Kaplan, Kirsch, Levinson, Scherz, Shessel, Smith, and Zisholtz appear in Atlanta magazine’s July issue Nineteen physicians from Georgia Urology–the largest urology Read More »