Dr. Pavlovich came to Johns Hopkins after completing a Urologic Oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. His practice is dedicated primarily to the treatment of prostate, kidney and bladder cancer, as well as to the treatment of benign prostatic diseases. He is experienced in open, laparoscopic, and robotic minimally invasive surgery for the management of urologic tumors, including nerve-sparing laparoscopic and robot- assisted radical prostatectomy, laparoscopic and robotic nephrectomy and partial nephrectomy, and robotic radical cystectomy.
A particular expertise of his is the robotic extraperitoneal (or retroperitoneal) approach to the prostate and kidney for patients with prostate or kidney cancer. This approach, which avoids entry into the abdominal cavity, is ideally suited for patients that have had prior abdominal or inguinal operations (e.g. hernia repairs, appendectomy, colectomy) or who have inflammatory conditions (e.g. Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis) that might make an abdominal robotic approach more hazardous.
Dr. Pavlovich’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, industry, and through institutional grants. He continues to work on early detection and risk stratification of prostate and kidney cancer using novel noninvasive urinary, blood, and imaging tests. As Director of Urologic Oncology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, he continues to treat cancer with an emphasis on minimizing morbidity and maximizing quality of life, while exposing his patients to the latest treatment options and techniques. In addition, as Fellowship Director of Urologic Oncology for the Brady Urological Institute, he oversees the selection and training of the next generation of leaders in the field.
Dr. Pavlovich is accepting new patients and is delighted to offer second opinions regarding the treatment of any urologic malignancy.
|1987||A.B. Biology, cum laude||Harvard University, Cambridge, MA|
|1992||Certificate, Molecular Biology, Université de Genève||Switzerland|
|1993||M.D.||University of California, San Francisco, CA|
|1993-95||Intern and Resident General Surgery||New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY|
|1995-98||Resident Urology||New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY|
|1998-99||Chief Resident Urology||New York Hospital - Cornell Medical
Center, New York, NY
|1999-2001||Urologic Oncology||National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD|
Provisional Patent Filed 04/09. JHU Ref. No. C-10673. Title: “Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) Biomarker and Therapy” Investigators: Dr. Christian P. Pavlovich, Dr. Kazutoshi Fujita, Dr. J. Kellogg Parsons.
Urology Teaching Award, Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
|2004||First Prize: Ambrose-Reed Socioeconomics Essay Contest - "Making ends meet: a cost comparison of laparoscopic and open radical retropubic prostatectomy" essay, American Urological Association.|
|2004||First Prize: Video Contest: "Nerve-sparing Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy" video, American Urological Association.|
|1999 - 2001||Loan Repayment, National Institutes of Health.|
|1999 - 2001||Fellowship, National Institutes of Health Urologic Oncology Branch, American Foundation of Urologic Disease (A.F.U.D.).|
|1999||Pfizer Scholar in Urology.|
|1999||Outstanding Presentation, Society of University Urology Residents.|
|1999||Distinguished Housestaff Award, New York Presbyterian Hospital * Cornell Medical Center.|
|1998||First Prize: AUA Ambrose-Reed Socioeconomics Essay Contest - "A cost analysis of treatment options for male infertility" essay, American Urological Association.|
|1997||Yamanouchi Prize for Urology Resident Research.|
|1993||Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.|
|1992-93||Continuing Scholarship Award, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).|
|1991-92||Research Scholarship, Immunology, HHMI * National Institutes of Health.|
|1987-1988||Fulbright * Swiss Universities Fellowship to study Molecular Biology.|
|1984 - 1987||Harvard National Scholarship.|
|1984-87||Harvard College Scholarship|
|1984||National Presidential Scholar.|