Hans Pohl, MD Urologist

Locations

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Departments

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Urology
  • American Board of Urology - Pediatric Urology
This physician is an employee of Children’s National Specialists of Virginia, LLC.
Bio

Biography

Hans Pohl, MD, was born in Los Angeles, and moved to Washington, DC, for medical school. During medical school, Dr. Pohl became interested in surgery, with a particular fascination for reconstructive procedures. He remained at GW in the Department of Surgery and Urology as a resident. During his rotation at Children’s National Health System as a Urology resident, he found himself particularly drawn to Pediatric Urology and, more specifically, to understanding how best to treat patients with urinary tract infections and vesicoureteral reflux.

Dr. Pohl has experience in treating patients with spina bifida and bladder exstrophy, in addition to the other more common diagnoses, and in using laparoscopy to perform surgery through minimally invasive techniques.


Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Urology, 2002
    Children's Hospital of Boston
  • Fellowship Program, Developmental Biology, 2000
    NIH
  • Residency Program, Urology, 1998
    George Washington Univ. Hosp.
  • Residency Program, General Surgery, 1994
    George Washington Univ. Hosp.
  • MD, 1992
    George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • BA, 1988
    University of California-San Diego
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Hans Pohl

Patient story

Austin's Story

"People always tell me 'You're so strong, I don't know how you got through it.' I like to say that you never know how strong you are or what you are capable of until you have no choice but to be strong." 

Dylan's Story

"I love Children's National. As an employee and the mother of a former patient, I am grateful that we have such a great hospital right in our backyard."

Gunnar's Story

"The urology and nephrology staff at Children's National has been so very helpful in our son's treatment and has been amazing toward him."

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Augmentation Cystoplasty in Children

(2004) Glenn's Urologic Surgery

Febrile urinary tract infections in children with an early negative voiding cystourethrogram after treatment of vesicoureteral reflux with dextranomerhyaluronic acid

(2008) Journal of Urology

Incidence of postpyelonephritic renal scarring a metaanalysis of the dimercaptosuccinic acid literature

(2009) Journal of Urology

Indications for nonoperative management of ureteroceles

(2005) Journal of Urology

National Kidney Foundation Fellows Research Forum

(2008) Early Collagen Deposition in Experimental Acute Pyelonephritis

Parental preferences in the management of vesicoureteral reflux

(2001) Journal of Urology

Society for Pediatric Urology

(2008) What is the "Proper" Evaluation of Urinary Tract Infection?

Urinary Tract Infections in Children

(2006) Clinical Pediatric Urology

Vesicoureteral reflux and ureteroceles

(2007) Journal of Urology

Voiding Disorders

(2005) Clinical Pediatric Nephrology

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