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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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Clinical Specialties

Clinical Expertise:

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Circumcision
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) Level
  • Enlarged Prostate BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)
  • Hydrocele Repair
  • Kidney Stone Prevention
  • Kidney Stone Surgery
  • Kidney Stones (Nephrolithiasis)
  • Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma (Urothelial Carcinoma)
  • Urinary Retention
  • Vasectomy

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)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • 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
  • 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, National American Urological Association, National Endourological Society, International European Association of Urology, International Mid-Atlantic Section, American Urological Association, Local

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.


Selected Publications:

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

Ziemba JB, Ziemba TM, Pietzak EP: Integrating leadership education into urology residency training Urology Practice : 2017 (accepted for publication).

Ziemba JB, Allaf ME, Haldeman D: Consumer preferences and online comparison tools used to select a surgeon. JAMA Surgery Epub : 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.

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, 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 J, Ludwig W, Ruiz L, Carvalhal E, Matlaga B: A mobile point-of-care application for ureteral stent tracking Journal of Urology 195 (4 Suppl 1): e446-e447,2016.

Ziemba JB, Ruiz L, Carvalhal E, Matlaga BR: A mobile point-of-care application for ureteral stent tracking Journal of Endourology 30 (Suppl 2): A141,2016.

Ziemba JB, Canning DA, Lavelle J, Kalmus A, Tasian GE: Patient and institutional characteristics associated with initial computerized tomography in children presenting to the emergency department with kidney stones Journal of Urology 193 (5 Suppl): 1848-1853,2015.

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

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)