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Hans Pohl, MD

English and Spanish
Service: Urology
Board Certifications:
American Board of Urology and American Board of Urology – Pediatric Urology
Areas of Clinical Interest:
Hydronephrosis, hypospadias

Fellowship: Children’s Hospital of Boston (2002)
Internship: NIH (2000)
Residency: The George Washington University Hospitals (1998)
Medical School: The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences (1992)
Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego (1988)

Awards & Recognition:

Top Doctors Recognition: Arlington Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, Washingtonian 

Clinic Locations: Fairfax

Keystone Publications:

Dr. Pohl's PubMed bibliography

Augmentation Cystoplasty in Children
(2004) Glenn's Urologic Surgery

Febrile urinary tract infections in children with an early negative voiding cystourethrogram after treatment of vesicoureteral reflux with dextranomerhyaluronic acid
(2008) Journal of Urology

Incidence of postpyelonephritic renal scarring a metaanalysis of the dimercaptosuccinic acid literature
(2009) Journal of Urology

Indications for nonoperative management of ureteroceles
(2005) Journal of Urology

National Kidney Foundation Fellows Research Forum
(2008) Early Collagen Deposition in Experimental Acute Pyelonephritis

Parental preferences in the management of vesicoureteral reflux
(2001) Journal of Urology

Society for Pediatric Urology
(2008) What is the "Proper" Evaluation of Urinary Tract Infection?

Urinary Tract Infections in Children
(2006) Clinical Pediatric Urology

Vesicoureteral reflux and ureteroceles
(2007) Journal of Urology

Voiding Disorders
(2005) Clinical Pediatric Nephrology

Patient Reviews:
"Dr. Pohl was very informative. We really enjoyed our visit with him. We look forward to seeing him again."

"Dr. Pohl did an incredible job with our son’s recent surgery. He made us feel at ease and he did a fantastic job. It was a quick and as smooth and painless a recovery as I think possible. Follow up visits with him were also wonderful. I definitely recommend him to anybody needing specialist in the future. Thank you so much!" 

"Dr. Pohl was very compassionate and spent time with our son, and with us, explaining exactly what was going to happen during his procedure. He thoroughly explained the after care and asked if we needed any other questions to be answered. He is one of the best doctors that we've interacted with since our son has been born." 

Service: Urology
Where did you grow up?
I was born in Los Angeles and moved to Washington, DC for medical school.
Why did you become a doctor and why did you choose your specialty?
During medical school, I became interested in surgery, with a particular fascination for reconstructive procedures. I remained at The George Washington University in the Department of Surgery and Urology as a resident. During my rotation at the Children’s National Health System as a Urology resident, I found myself particularly drawn to Pediatric Urology and, more specifically, to understanding how best to treat patients with urinary tract infections and vesicouretal reflux.
How long have you practiced in the Washington, DC area and what do you like most about it?
Since 2002.
What do you most enjoy doing outside of your clinical practice, when you’re not working?
Watching my son play tennis and lacrosse.
Describe your proudest accomplishment as a provider and/or in your personal life:
Providing my patients living with spina bifida the opportunity to become independent with their urinary control.
If you weren’t a doctor, what profession would you most likely be doing and why?
Furniture maker, like my father and grandfather.