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Douglas E. Coplen, MD

Associate Professor, Surgery
Division of Urologic Surgery
Director, Pediatric Urology, St. Louis Children's Hospital

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Urologic Surgery
Pediatric Urological Cancer
Urologic Surgery

Board Certifications

Urology (Certificate of Added Qualification - Pediatric Urology)

Areas of Clinical Interest

Pediatric urology, fetal urology, prenatal intervention for hydronephrosis, pediatric renal dilation, pediatric endopyelotomy, pediatric disorders of the penis, ectopic ureters, ureteroceles, buccal mucosal urethral replacement, hypospadias, bladder exstrophy, urogenital sinus anomaly, cloacal anomaly, epispadias, prune belly syndrome, enuresis, bed-wetting, neurogenic bladder, myelomeningocele, testicular cancer, pediatric urological cancer

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: Suite A
Office Phone: 314-454-6034
Fax: 314-454-2876

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Building One

1040 N. Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Suite: Suite 122
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Office Phone: 314-454-6034
Fax: 314-454-2876

Education

Education

Fellowship: Pediatric Urology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1994
Residency: Urologic Surgery, Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis , MO 1992
Fellowship: NIH Oncology Training Grant, Barnes Hospital, St Louis, Missouri 1990
Residency: Urologic Surgery, Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 1988
Residency: Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 1987
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana 1985
A.B., Chemistry : Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana 1981

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Long-term efficacy and durability of botulinum-A toxin for refractory dysfunctional voiding in children.
Vricella GJ, Campigotto M, Coplen DE, Traxel EJ, Austin PF
J Urol. 2014 May; 191(5 Suppl)1586-91. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2013.10.034.

PMID:
    24679879
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Granulomatous lymphangitis.
Vricella GJ, Coplen DE, Austin PF, White FV
J Urol. 2013 Sep; 190(3)1052-3. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2013.06.033.

PMID:
    23773564
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Psychosocial comorbidities and obesity are associated with lower urinary tract symptoms in children with voiding dysfunction.
Oliver JL, Campigotto MJ, Coplen DE, Traxel EJ, Austin PF
J Urol. 2013 Oct; 190(4 Suppl)1511-5. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2013.02.025.

PMID:
    23429069
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Endopyelotomy for pediatric ureteropelvic junction obstruction: a review of our 25-year experience.
Kim EH, Tanagho YS, Traxel EJ, Austin PF, Figenshau RS, Coplen DE
J Urol. 2012 Oct; 188(4 Suppl)1628-33. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2012.02.016.

PMID:
    22906656
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The efficacy of oral midazolam for decreasing anxiety in children undergoing voiding cystourethrogram: a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study.
Ferguson GG, Chen C, Yan Y, Royer ME, Campigotto M, Traxel EJ, Coplen DE, Austin PF
J Urol. 2011 Jun; 185(6 Suppl)2542-6. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2011.01.031.

PMID:
    21555034
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Do we need more rigorous standards for validation of new technology?
Coplen DE
J Urol. 2009 Nov; 182(5)2107-8. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2009.08.078.

PMID:
    19758640
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Editorial comment.
Coplen DE
J Urol. 2009 Oct; 182(4 Suppl)1853. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2009.03.116.

PMID:
    19692075
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Efficacy and safety of transdermal and oral oxybutynin in children with neurogenic detrusor overactivity.
Cartwright PC, Coplen DE, Kogan BA, Volinn W, Finan E, Hoel G
J Urol. 2009 Oct; 182(4)1548-54. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2009.06.058.

PMID:
    19683731
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Impact of wait time on outcome for inguinal hernia repair in infants.
Chen LE, Zamakhshary M, Foglia RP, Coplen DE, Langer JC
Pediatr Surg Int. 2009 Mar; 25(3)223-7. doi: 10.1007/s00383-008-2306-6.

PMID:
    19084967
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Combination therapy with desmopressin and an anticholinergic medication for nonresponders to desmopressin for monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Austin PF, Ferguson G, Yan Y, Campigotto MJ, Royer ME, Coplen DE
Pediatrics. 2008 Nov; 122(5)1027-32. doi: 10.1542/peds.2007-3691.

PMID:
    18977983
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The incidence of disorders of sexual differentiation and chromosomal abnormalities of cryptorchidism and hypospadias stratified by meatal location.
Cox MJ, Coplen DE, Austin PF
J Urol. 2008 Dec; 180(6)2649-52; discussion 2652. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2008.08.058.

PMID:
    18951572
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Correlation of prenatal and postnatal ultrasound findings with the incidence of vesicoureteral reflux in children with fetal renal pelvic dilatation.
Coplen DE, Austin PF, Yan Y, Dicke JM
J Urol. 2008 Oct; 180(4 Suppl)1631-4; discussion 1634. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2008.04.083.

PMID:
    18718617
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Enuresis and dysfunctional elimination.
Austin PF, Coplen DE
Mo Med. 2007 Sep-Oct; 104(5)421-4.

PMID:
    18018529
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Prenatal diagnosis and neonatal management of congenital urethral diverticulum.
Coplen DE, Austin PF
J Urol. 2007 Jun; 177(6)2330-2.

PMID:
    17509352
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The type and frequency of fetal renal disorders and management of renal pelvis dilatation.
Dicke JM, Blanco VM, Yan Y, Coplen DE
J Ultrasound Med. 2006 Aug; 25(8)973-7.

PMID:
    16870890
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The magnitude of fetal renal pelvic dilatation can identify obstructive postnatal hydronephrosis, and direct postnatal evaluation and management.
Coplen DE, Austin PF, Yan Y, Blanco VM, Dicke JM
J Urol. 2006 Aug; 176(2)724-7; discussion 727.

PMID:
    16813930
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Transforming growth factor-beta1-induced hypertrophy and matrix expression in human bladder smooth muscle cells.
Howard PS, Kucich U, Coplen DE, He Y
Urology. 2005 Dec; 66(6)1349-53.

PMID:
    16360482
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Inhibition of mitogenic signaling and induction of apoptosis in human bladder smooth muscle cells treated with doxazosin.
Austin PF, Cook BL, Niederhoff RA, Manson SR, Coplen DE, Weintraub SJ
J Urol. 2004 Oct; 172(4 Pt 2)1662-5; discussion 1666.

PMID:
    15371785
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Outcome analysis of prenatally detected ureteroceles associated with multicystic dysplasia.
Coplen DE, Austin PF
J Urol. 2004 Oct; 172(4 Pt 2)1637-9; discussion 1639.

PMID:
    15371779
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The effect of health care coverage on circumcision rates among newborns.
Quayle SS, Coplen DE, Austin PF
J Urol. 2003 Oct; 170(4 Pt 2)1533-6; discussion 1536.

PMID:
    14501653
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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