A Barry Belman, MD Urologist



A. Barry Belman, MD, has practiced pediatric urology for 38 years. He came to Children’s National in 1976 from Chicago to establish the Division of Urology, stepping down after 20 years to become Chairman Emeritus. He has served as Chair on the American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Urology and President of the Society for Pediatric Urology. He has been an editor of all four editions of Clinical Pediatric Urology, the preeminent text in the field.

Dr. Belman received the Pediatric Urology Medal by the Section on Urology of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2007.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Residency Program, Urology, 1970
    McGaw Hospital - Loyola University of Chicago
  • MS, Urology, 1969
    Northwestern University
  • Internship Program, 1965
    Passavant Memorial Hospital
  • MD, 1964
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • BA, Chemistry, 1960
    Arizona State University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: A Barry Belman


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."

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Acquired megalourethra An uncommon complication of the Transverse preputial island flap urethroplasty

(1987) Journal of Urology

Anesthetic induction trismus more than a closed mouth problem

(1986) Journal of Urology

Comparison of the diuretic renogram and the pressure perfusion study in children

(1985) Journal of Urology

Is there an optimum concentration of bupivicaine for caudal and analgesia in outpatient surgery for children

(1986) Journal of American and European Society of Regional Anesthesia

Radionuclide cystography in children Comparison of direct retrograde and indirect intravenous techniques

(1985) Annual Review: Radiology

Reversal of testicular growth failure by varicocele ligation

(1987) Journal of Urology

The communicating hematocele An unusual presentation for blunt splenic trauma

(1986) Journal of Urology

Timing of elective pediatric urologic surgery

(1986) American Urological Association-Update series

Traumatic amputation of the left lower renal pole in children

(1985) Journal of Urology

Urinary Retention Secondary to Congenital Bladder Diverticula in Children

(1984) Journal of Urology

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