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Justin B. Ziemba, MD

Justin B. Ziemba, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Urology in Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Ziemba is employed by Penn Medicine.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Clinical Specialties

Clinical Expertise:

  • Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer
  • Bifid Kidney
  • Biopsy of Periurethral Tissue
  • Biopsy of Scrotum or Tunica Vaginalis
  • Biopsy of the Penis
  • Biopsy of Urethra
  • Bladder Disorders
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Blood Conservation
  • Blue Light Laser
  • BPH Surgery
  • Calcium Oxalate Stones
  • Calculus of Urinary Tract
  • Caliectasis
  • Circumcision
  • Clinical Trials
  • Crytalluria
  • Cystine Kidney Stones
  • Cystolitholapaxy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Cystotomy
  • Cystourethroscopy
  • Digital Rectal Examination
  • Dilatation of Ureter
  • Dilation of Ureteral Meatus
  • Ectopic Kidney
  • Ectopic Ureter
  • Elevated PSA
  • Endoscopic Management of Urinary Diversions
  • Endourology
  • Enlarged Prostate
  • Enlarged Prostate BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy of the Kidney
  • Flank Pain
  • Frenulotomy of Penis
  • Frequency of Urination
  • Green Light Laser Therapy
  • Hematuria
  • Hemospermia
  • Hydrocele
  • Hydrocele Repair
  • Hydrocelectomy
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hydroureter
  • Incomplete Emptying of Bladder
  • Infected Hydrocele
  • Kidney Cyst (Renal Cyst)
  • Kidney Stone Surgery
  • Kidney Stones (Nephrolithiasis)
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Urology
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laser Enucleation of Prostate
  • Laser Prostate Surgery
  • LGBTQ Health
  • Lysis of Penile Adhesions
  • Male and Female General Urology
  • Male Urinary Incontinence
  • Male Urinary Problems
  • Meatal Stenosis
  • Megaureter
  • Microscopic Hematuria
  • MRI-Ultrasound Fusion Imaging of the Prostate
  • MR-US Fusion Guided Prostate Biopsy
  • Nephrocalcinosis
  • Nephrostomy
  • Nephrotomy
  • No Needle No Scalpel Vasectomy
  • Nocturia
  • Orchidopexy
  • Orchiectomy
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Paralysis of the Bladder
  • Paraphimosis
  • PCNL
  • Phimosis
  • Post-Void Dribbling
  • Post-Void Residual
  • Priapism
  • Prostate Abscess
  • Prostate Biopsy
  • Prostate Bleeding
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Disorders
  • Prostate Examination
  • Prostate Imaging
  • Prostate Infection
  • Prostate Needle Biopsy
  • Prostate Nodule
  • Prostate Specific Antigen
  • Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Prostatic Hypertrophy
  • Prostatic Obstruction
  • Pyelitis
  • Pyelolithotomy
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Pyeloscopy
  • Pyelostomy
  • Screening for Malignant Neoplasms of Prostate
  • Scrotal Cyst
  • Scrotum Disorders
  • Slowing of Urinary Stream
  • Spermatocele
  • Straining On Urination
  • Testicular Hydrocele
  • Testicular Torsion
  • Transurethral Prostatectomy
  • Transurethral Resection of the Bladder
  • Underactive Bladder
  • Ureteral Meatotomy
  • Ureteral Stent
  • Ureteral Stricture Dilation
  • Ureterocele
  • Ureterocystostomy
  • Ureterolithiasis
  • Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Ureterotomy
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urethrotomy
  • Urinary Catheter Insertion
  • Urinary Catheter Management
  • Urinary Catheter Removal
  • Urinary Hesitation
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Tract Defects
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urinary Tract Injury
  • Urinary Tract Obstruction
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Urination Disorders
  • Urodynamics
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vasectomy
  • Voiding Dysfunction
  • Voiding Techniques
  • Voiding Trial
  • X-Ray
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital


American College of Surgeons, National American Medical Association, National American Urological Association, National Endourological Society, International European Association of Urology, International Mid-Atlantic Section, American Urological Association, Local Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Philadelphia Urological Society, Local Research on Calculus Kinetics, National Team of Worldwide Endourological Researchers, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Ziemba is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Dr. Ziemba’s clinical focus is on the surgical treatment and medical management of kidney stone disease. This clinical focus is supported by a McCabe Foundation Award aimed at understanding how kidney stone treatment may impact a patient’s health-related quality of life. He is also interested in the continuum of care following ambulatory surgery, particularly as it relates to kidney stone surgery. This work is supported by a prestigious Data Grant from the American Urological Association.

Selected Publications:

Ziemba Justin B, Li Pan, Gurnani Rishab, Kawamoto Satomi, Fishman Elliot, Fung George, Ludwig Wesley W, Stoianovici Dan, Matlaga Brian R: A User-Friendly Application to Automate CT Renal Stone Measurement. Journal of endourology 32 (8): 685-691,2018.

Ziemba Justin B, Ludwig Wesley W, Ruiz Leticia, Carvalhal Eduardo, Matlaga Brian R: Preventing the Forgotten Ureteral Stent by Using a Mobile Point-of-Care Application. Journal of endourology 31 (7): 719-724,2017.

Ziemba Justin B, Matlaga Brian R: Epidemiology and economics of nephrolithiasis. Investigative and clinical urology 58 (5): 299-306,2017.

Talwar Ruchika, Ziemba Justin: Validated Methods of Assessing Quality of Life in Stone Disease. Current urology reports 19 (4): 25,2018.

Ziemba JB, Sterling ME, Mucksavage P: Care of acute renal colic: A survey of emergency medicine physicians Canadian Journal of Urology 23 (4): 8368-8374,2016.

Ziemba JB, Matlaga BR: Complications of ureteroscopic surgery Taneja’s Complications of Urologic Surgery: Prevention & Management, 5th Edition : 2017.

Ziemba JB, Matlaga BR: Guideline of guidelines: Kidney stones BJU International 116 (2): 184-189,2015.

Ziemba JB, Matlaga BR: Understanding the costs of flexible ureteroscopy Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica: The Italian Journal of Urology & Nephrology 68 (6): 586-591,2016.

Ziemba JB, Allaf ME, Haldeman D: Consumer preferences and online comparison tools used to select a surgeon. JAMA Surgery Epub (4): 410-411,2017 .

Ian Berger, Marilyn Hopkins, Justin Ziemba, Alexander Skokan, Andrew James, Patrick Michael, Andrew Harris: Comparison of Inter-hospital Urological Transfers Between a Metropolitan and Rural Tertiary Care Institution Urology Practice : 2018.

Justin B Ziemba, Brian R Matlaga, Christopher D Tessier: Educational Resources for Resident Training in Quality Improvement: A National Survey of Urology Residency Program Directors Urology practice 5 (5): 398-404,2018.

Sedrak Mina S, Myers Jennifer S, Small Dylan S, Nachamkin Irving, Ziemba Justin B, Murray Dana, Kurtzman Gregory W, Zhu Jingsan, Wang Wenli, Mincarelli Deborah, Danoski Daniel, Wells Brian P, Berns Jeffrey S, Brennan Patrick J, Hanson C William, Dine C Jessica, Patel Mitesh S: Effect of a Price Transparency Intervention in the Electronic Health Record on Clinician Ordering of Inpatient Laboratory Tests: The PRICE Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA internal medicine 177 (7): 939-945,2017.

Eaton Kevin P, Levy Kathryn, Soong Christine, Pahwa Amit K, Petrilli Christopher, Ziemba Justin B, Cho Hyung J, Alban Rodrigo, Blanck Jaime F, Parsons Andrew S: Evidence-Based Guidelines to Eliminate Repetitive Laboratory Testing. JAMA internal medicine 177 (12): 1833-1839,2017.

Sedrak MS, Patel MS, Ziemba JB, Murray D, Kim EJ, Dine CJ, Myers JS: Residents' self-report on why they order perceived unnecessary inpatient laboratory tests Journal of Hospital Medicine 11 (12): 869-872,2016.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Urology
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, 3rd Floor West
3400 Civic Center Blvd.

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)