Dix P. Poppas, MD, FAAP

Pediatric Urology (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Urology (Board Certified)
Office Phone: (212) 746-5337
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


Dix P. Poppas, M.D. is Professor and Chief of the Institute for Pediatric Urology at the Komansky Center for Children's Health of New York -Presbyterian Hosptial Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is the Richard Rodgers Professor of Pediatric Urology in the James Buchanan Brady Department of Urology at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Poppas holds joint appointments as Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Sugery at Weill Cornell Medical College.

His practice is limited to pediatric urology with special interest in genital reconstruction, laparoscopic and robotic surgery, surgical aspects of disorders of sexual development and minimally invasive procedures for treating vesicoureteral reflux. Dr. Poppas has extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery and pediatric laparoscopy. He was chosen as one of the "Top One Hundred Minimally Invasive Surgeons in New York" and was the only pediatric urologist to be selected and is listed as one of New York's Top Doctors and Best Doctors in America.

He completed his residency in urology at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical School (1990-1994) and his fellowship in Pediatric Urology at Boston Children's Hospital-Harvard Medical School (1994-1996) He serves as co-director of the Laboratory for Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery where his efforts are focused on developing advanced laparoscopic and Robotic surgical techniques for tissue reconstruction using novel tissue sealants to replace sutures and staples during surgery, as well as investigating the mechanisms and potential treatments for inhibiting and reversing fibrosis in the obstructed kidney using antibodies and gene therapy strategies. Dr. Poppas is a diplomate of The American Board of Urology, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [HMO, PPO]

Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]

Affinity [Access (Exchange)]

Affinity [HMO]


Emblem/HIP [Medicaid]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Pathway (Exchange), PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Pathway Enhanced]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

Fidelis Care




Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]


Rockefeller University - CoreSource



1988 Eastern Virginia Medical School

Internship: 1989 Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

Residency: 1994 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Fellowship: 1996 Harvard Hospitals


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Professor of Urology at Weill Cornell Medical College