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William I. Jaffe, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology in Surgery

Dr. Jaffe is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Urology and Urologic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Urology, 2008

Clinical Expertise:

  • Bladder Outlet Obstruction (BOO)
  • Bladder Stones
  • Enlarged Prostate (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)
  • Enterocele Repair
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Genital Tract Reconstruction Surgery
  • Impotence
  • Neurology-related Urology
  • Neuromodulation
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Urethral Reconstruction
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Urinary Fistula
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Reconstruction
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urodynamic Tests
  • UroLift® System
  • Urologic Trauma
  • Voiding Dysfunction

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Urology

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine West Pavilion, 3rd Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Urology

    Penn Medicine University City 4th Floor 3737 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • 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

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center


American Urological Association, National Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology, National Society of Urologic Prosthetic Surgeons, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Jaffe is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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:

Jaffe, WI: Urethral length as measured on MRI is associated with time to continence. [Presentation] 2009 Annual AUA Meeting, Chicago, IL : 2009.

Jaffe, WI: Impact of Decline in Transurethral Resection of the Prostate During Residency Training: Data from ACGME Case Logs. [Presentation] 2009 Annual SUFU Meeting, Las Vegas, NV : 2009.

Jaffe, WI: Prevalence of Urinary Symptoms Among Morbidly Obese and Change Subsequent to Bariatric Surgery. Vani : 2009.

Jaffe WI, Rovner ES: Urethral Diverticula and other Periurethral Masses. Vaginal Surgery for Incontinence and Prolapse [In press] : 2009.

Brucker B, Jaffe WI: Use of Urodynamics to Guide Surgical Therapy in BPH/LUTS. [In press] Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports : 2009.

Rothman, Jason. Greenberg, Richard E. Jaffe, William I.: Nonseminomatous germ cell tumor of the testis 9 years after a germ cell tumor of the pineal gland: case report and review of the literature. Canadian Journal of Urology 15 (3): 4122-4,2008.

Rothman, Jason R. Jaffe, William I.: Prostatitis: updates on diagnostic evaluation. [Review] Current Urology Reports 8 (4): 301-6,2007.

Jaffe WI, Kaplan SA: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Markers for Progression. AUA Update Series 26 : 2007.

Rothman JR, Jaffe WI: Prostatitis: Updates on diagnostic evaluation. Current Urology Reports 8 (4): 301-6,2007.

Lebovitch S, Jaffe WI: Is There a Role for Minimally Invasive Thermotherapy for the Treatment of Chronic Prostatitis? Current Prostate Reports 4 : 100-4,2006.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Penn Urology
51 N. 39th Street, MOB Suite 300

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-8699
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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