Harry Rushton Jr., MD Division Chief, Urology


Languages Spoken

  • English


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Urology
  • American Board of Urology - Pediatric Urology


H. Gil Rushton, MD, is the Chief of Urology at Children’s National Health System and has practiced in the Washington, DC, area for 22 years. His subspecialty interests include: vesicoureteral reflux and urinary tract infections, perinatal hydronephrosis, undescended testes, and reconstruction of hypospadias and ambiguous genitalia.

Dr. Rushton served as a past Secretary and Chairman of the American Academy of Pediatric Section on Urology, past President of the Society for Pediatric Urology, Executive Secretary of the Pediatric Urology Advisory Council to the American Board of Urology, and is currently the Editor for the Pediatric Section of the Journal of Urology. He has published more than 100 journal articles and chapters on a wide variety of topics in pediatric urology and has served as an invited Visiting Professor at more than 20 teaching universities around the country.

He has received numerous excellence in teaching awards and is listed in Woodward and White's "Best Doctors in America," Washingtonian's "Top Doctors," Castle-Connolly Guide "America's Top Doctors," and the Consumer's Research Council of America "Guide to America's Top Urologists."

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • MD, 1978
    Medical University of South Carolina
  • BA, 1974
    Clemson University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Harry Rushton Jr., MD

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."

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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." 

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Catherine's Story

"Don't be afraid to talk to other parents and to reach out to them, no matter what condition their child has. It is this connection with other parents that will make your journey easier." 

Jaelynn's Story

"I know that it's very scary to have to think about surgery, but it's been the best thing I could have done for her. I would love to be a support for any other families going through this as well."

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Is an Empty Left Hemiscrotum and Hypertrophied Right Descended Testis Predictive of Perinatal Torsion

(2003) Journal of Urology

Prepubertal Testis Tumors Actual Prevalence Rate of Histological Types

(2004) Journal of Urology

Management of HighGrade Blunt Renal Trauma 20Year Experience at a Pediatric Level I Trauma Center

(2007) Journal of Urology

Incidence of New Renal Parenchymal Inflammatory Changes Following Breakthrough Urinary Tract Infection in Patients with Vesicoureteral Reflux Treated with Antibiotic Prophylaxis Evaluation by 99m Tec

(2003) Journal of Urology

Indications for Nonoperative Management of Ureteroceles

(2005) Journal of Urology

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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."

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