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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4.0/5
Some questions did not apply as we used virtual call..
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5.0/5
telemedicine appointment went well, however I don't think we should be charged the same amount as a regular office visit.
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5.0/5
Thanks for a good care.
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5.0/5
Dr. Kirsch is the man. I am so grateful for the referral to him. I am assured my son is in the best hands.
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5.0/5
Dr Kirsch and the entire staff was super friendly. I love seeing the physician ON TIME especially with my little baby!! It makes such a difference. Dr Kirsch took his time with us, answered my questions thoroughly and was very patient with me. It was an amazing experience.
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4.0/5
If we needed the services of a urologist in the future, I think I would find somewhere closer to home. The doctor did an amazing job with the procedure, but after traveling 45 minutes to an hour, I feel the wait is a little ridiculous. At least warn me at the time I make the appointment that I may be waiting 45 minutes to an hour from my actual appointment time to see the doctor. It's difficult to keep a crawling baby still for that amount of time when all they want to do is get on the floor and crawl around.
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4.0/5
I just wish they would not charge for parking.
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5.0/5
Dr. Kirsch is always great and does a wonderful job. His staff are very nice and treat us with respect. We always have a great experience here. Thanks!
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5.0/5
Dr. Kirsch is great. He was so kind and patient with my son. Great care. All of the office support staff was wonderful during our visit.