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Surgery / Urologic Surgery

Paul F. Austin, MD

Current Position
Professor, Surgery
Division of Urologic Surgery
Director of Pediatric Urology Research


Specialty Areas
Pediatric Urologic Surgery
Urologic Oncology
Urologic Surgery

Patients Seen At
Medical Building One
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
1040 N. Mason Road, 122
Creve Coeur, MO  63141
314-454-6034
Fax:   314-454-2876
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St. Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place, Suite A, First Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-454-6034
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8242
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Pediatric urological surgery, bladder obstruction, composite urinary reservoir, incontinence in children, congenital abnormalities, pediatric urology

Areas of Research Interest
Regulation of bladder smooth muscle hyperplasia, combination therapy for refractory primary nocturnal enuresis,

Board Certification
Urology -- Certified

Medical Education
B.A.: Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky, 1987
Medical Degree: University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky, 1991
Residency: General Surgery, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, 1993
Residency: Urology, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, 1997
Fellowship: Pediatric Urology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1999
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2008-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Editorial Responsibilities

Reviewer for Scientific Journals
Journal of Urology, 1999-Present
Urology, 2000-Present
Journal of Endourology, 2001-Present
Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques, 2001-Present
Neurourology and Urodynamics, 2004-present
Nephron, 2005 - present
Cell Proliferation, 2006-present
Pediatrics, 2006-present

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Austin PF. Symptoms and side effects: delicate balance in the management of patients with neurogenic bladder. J Urol. 2013 Dec.

Marshall BA, Permutt MA, Paciorkowski AR, Hoekel J, Karzon R, Wasson J, Viehover A, White NH, Shimony JS, Manwaring L, Austin P, Hullar TE, Hershey T, The Washington University Wolfram Study Group W. Phenotypic characteristics of early Wolfram syndrome. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2013 Apr 27.

Manson SR, Song JB, Hruska KA, Austin PF. HDAC Dependent Transcriptional Repression of Bmp-7 Potentiates TGF-β Mediated Renal Fibrosis in Obstructive Uropathy. J Urol. 2013 Jun 29.

Vricella GJ, Coplen DE, Austin PF, White FV. Granulomatous lymphangitis. J Urol. 2013 Sep.

Oliver JL, Campigotto MJ, Coplen DE, Traxel EJ, Austin PF. Psychosocial comorbidities and obesity are associated with lower urinary tract symptoms in children with voiding dysfunction. J Urol. 2013 Oct.

Lehmann GC, Bell TR, Kirkham FJ, Gavlak JC, Ferguson TF, Strunk RC, Austin P, Rosen CL, Marshall MJ, Wilkey O, Rodeghier MJ, Warner JO, DeBaun MR. Enuresis associated with sleep disordered breathing in children with sickle cell anemia. J Urol. 2012 Oct.

Kim EH, Tanagho YS, Traxel EJ, Austin PF, Figenshau RS, Coplen DE. Endopyelotomy for pediatric ureteropelvic junction obstruction: a review of our 25-year experience.J Urol. 2012 Oct.

Balance impairment in individuals with Wolfram syndrome. Pickett KA, Duncan RP, Paciorkowski AR, Permutt MA, Marshall B, Hershey T, Earhart GM; Washington University Wolfram Study Group. Gait Posture. 2012 Jul.

Chatterjee R, Ramos E, Hoffman M, Vanwinkle J, Martin DR, Davis TK, Hoshi M, Hmiel SP, Beck A, Hruska K, Coplen D, Liapis H, Mitra R, Druley T, Austin P, Jain S. Traditional and targeted exome sequencing reveals common, rare and novel functional deleterious variants in RET-signaling complex in a cohort of living US patients with urinary tract malformations. Hum Genet. 2012 Jun 23.

Manson SR, Niederhoff RA, Hruska KA, Austin PF. Endogenous BMP-7 is a critical molecular determinant of the reversibility of obstruction-induced renal injuries. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2011 Dec.

Ferguson GG, Chen C, Yan Y, Royer ME, Campigotto M, Traxel EJ, Coplen DE, Austin PF.The efficacy of oral midazolam for decreasing anxiety in children undergoing voiding cystourethrogram: a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study. J Urol. 2011 Jun.

Manson SR, Niederhoff RA, Hruska KA, Austin PF. The BMP-7-Smad1/5/8 pathway promotes kidney repair after obstruction induced renal injury. J Urol. 2011 Jun.

Guo Q, Tripathi P, Poyo E, Wang Y, Austin PF, Bates CM, Chen F. Cell death serves as a single etiological cause of a wide spectrum of congenital urinary tract defects. J Urol. 2011 Jun.

Thom M, Campigotto M, Vemulakonda V, Coplen D, Austin PF. Management of lower urinary tract dysfunction: a stepwise approach. J Pediatr Urol. 2012 Feb.

Niederhoff RA, Manson SR, Tawfik A, Austin PF. The physiological significance of p27(KIP1) expression in detrusor function. J Urol. 2010 Oct.

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