Ali M. Ziada, MD

Clinical interests

  • Ambiguous Genitalia
  • Bladder Exstrophy
  • Buried Penis
  • Epispadias
  • Genitourinary Malformations and Birth Defects
  • Hypospadias
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Prune Belly Syndrome
  • Undescended Testes
  • Urinary Obstruction
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux

Ali M. Ziada, MD


My name is Ali Ziada; I completed medical school and a residency at Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt. I completed a fellowship in pediatric urology at Children’s Medical Center, University of Texas-Southwestern, Dallas. I am a member of the American Urological Association, Society of Pediatric Urology, Society of Fetal Urology, American Association of Pediatric Urologists and the European Society of Pediatric Urology.

For more than 10 years, I have co-authored many journal articles as well as book chapters and have presented at numerous conferences in the US and overseas.

Personal statement

I believe when you take care of children you have to have a different care philosophy, you have to think about how much of an impact each treatment would have on a child.

When a child is recovering, it can cause a lot of missed school or a wasted summer. So we can adjust our treatment plans to fit the child's needs.

In my department, we see a wide age range of pediatric patients; we have prenatal consults and treat newborns and children all the way up to 18 years of age.

It's rewarding when you do a good job and when you're able to fix a problem early; so that when they get older, they don't even remember that they had anything done. That's the most rewarding thing, is that it's as if they were born without a urologic problem.

Faculty rank

Associate Professor of Pediatric Urology


Cairo University, School of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt

Cairo University, School of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt

Urology, University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Denver
Pediatric Urology, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Certifications or Special training
European Board of Urology

Pediatric Urology

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  1. Lacy JM, Hendrix LN, Bole R, Habib E, Wootton CW, Ziada AM. Technical refinements to improve outcomes following distal hypospadias repair. Can J Urol. 2016 Feb;23(1):8184-7.
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  2. Lacy JM, Hendrix LN, Grant C, Ziada AM. Distal hypospadias repair using only glans wing mobilization and approximation. Can J Urol. 2014 Apr;21(2):7241-5.
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  3. Lacy JM, Stewart GE, Ziada AM. Crossed testicular ectopia with preoperative ultrasound. Can J Urol. 2013 Aug;20(4):6875-7.
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  4. Ziada A, Hamza A, Abdel-Rassoul M, Habib E, Mohamed A, Daw M. Outcomes of hypospadias repair in older children: a prospective study. J Urol. 2011 Jun; 185(6 Suppl):2483-5. PMID: 21555019.
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  5. Ziada AM, Sarhan OM, Habib EI, ElTabie N, El Sheemy M, Morsi HA, ElGhonemy MN, Helmy T, Dawaba M, Ghali A, Eissa MA. Assessment of recoverability of kidney function in children with obstructive calcular anuria: multicenter study. J Pediatr Urol. 2011 Jun; 7(3):252-6. PMID: 21527220.
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  6. Mohamed AZ, Morsi HA, Ziada AM, Habib EM, Aref AM, Kotb EA, Eissa MA, Daw M. Management of major blunt pediatric renal trauma: single-center experience. J Pediatr Urol. 2010 Jun; 6(3):301-5. PMID: 19854105.
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  7. Shoukry AI, Ziada AM, Morsi HA, Habib EI, Aref A, Badawy HA, Eissa M, Daw M. Outcome of complete primary bladder exstrophy repair: single-center experience. J Pediatr Urol. 2009 Dec; 5(6):496-9. PMID: 19446497.
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  8. Shouman AM, Ziada AM, Ghoneim IA, Morsi HA. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy monotherapy for renal stones >25 mm in children. Urology. 2009 Jul; 74(1):109-11. PMID: 19428070.
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  9. Prieto J, Ziada A, Baker L, Snodgrass W. Ureteroureterostomy via inguinal incision for ectopic ureters and ureteroceles without ipsilateral lower pole reflux. J Urol. 2009 Apr; 181(4):1844-8; discussion 1848-50. PMID: 19233406.
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  10. Aggour A, Ziada AM, AbdelHamid AZ, AbdelRahman S, Morsi A. Metabolic stone composition in Egyptian children. J Pediatr Urol. 2009 Apr; 5(2):132-5. PMID: 19059808.
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  11. Shouman AM, Ghoneim IA, ElShenoufy A, Ziada AM. Safety of ungated shockwave lithotripsy in pediatric patients. J Pediatr Urol. 2009 Apr; 5(2):119-21. PMID: 19027365.
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  12. El-Sheikh MG, Ziada AM, Sadek SZ, Shoukry I. Pediatric and adolescent transperineal anastomotic urethroplasty. J Pediatr Urol. 2008 Oct; 4(5):333-6. PMID: 18790414.
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  13. Snodgrass W, Ziada A, Yucel S, Gupta A. Comparison of outcomes of tubularized incised plate hypospadias repair and circumcision: a questionnaire-based survey of parents and surgeon. J Pediatr Urol. 2008 Aug; 4(4):250-4. PMID: 18644524.
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  14. Snodgrass WT, Yucel S, Ziada A. Scrotal exploration for unilateral nonpalpable testis. J Urol. 2007 Oct; 178(4 Pt 2):1718-21. PMID: 17707015.
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  15. Yucel S, Ziada A, Harrison C, Wilcox D, Baker L, Snodgrass W. Decision making during laparoscopic orchiopexy for intra-abdominal testes near the internal ring. J Urol. 2007 Oct; 178(4 Pt 1):1447-50; discussion 1450. PMID: 17706708.
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  16. Ziada AM, Morsi H, Aref A, Elsaied W. Tubularized incised plate (TIP) in previously operated (redo) hypospadias. J Pediatr Urol. 2006 Oct; 2(5):409-14. PMID: 18947647.
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  17. Ghoneim IA, Ziada AM, Elkatib SE. Predictive factors of lower calyceal stone clearance after Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy (ESWL): a focus on the infundibulopelvic anatomy. Eur Urol. 2005 Aug; 48(2):296-302; discussion 302. PMID: 16005376.
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  18. Ziada A, Barqawi A, Glode LM, Varella-Garcia M, Crighton F, Majeski S, Rosenblum M, Kane M, Chen L, Crawford ED. The use of trastuzumab in the treatment of hormone refractory prostate cancer; phase II trial. Prostate. 2004 Sep 1; 60(4):332-7. PMID: 15264245.
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  19. Ziada AM, Crawford ED. Radiation therapy after radical prostatectomy. ScientificWorldJournal. 2004 Jun 7; 4 Suppl 1:377-81. PMID: 15349561.
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  20. Barqawi AB, Moul JW, Ziada A, Handel L, Crawford ED. Combination of low-dose flutamide and finasteride for PSA-only recurrent prostate cancer after primary therapy. Urology. 2003 Nov; 62(5):872-6. PMID: 14624911.
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  21. Ziada AM, Lisle TC, Snow PB, Levine RF, Miller G, Crawford ED. Impact of different variables on the outcome of patients with clinically confined prostate carcinoma: prediction of pathologic stage and biochemical failure using an artificial neural network. Cancer. 2001 Apr 15; 91(8 Suppl):1653-60. PMID: 11309764.
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  22. Ziada A, Crawford ED, Schröeder FH, Gleave ME, Miller PD, Garnick MB. Advanced prostate cancer: an update. Rev Urol. 2000; 2 Suppl 4:S35-9. PMID: 16986039.
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  23. Crawford ED, Rosenblum M, Ziada AM, Lange PH. Hormone refractory prostate cancer. Urology. 1999 Dec; 54(6A Suppl):1-7. PMID: 10606277.
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  24. Ziada A, Grover F, Crawford ED. The use of trans-oesophageal echocardiography in the management of intra-atrial thrombus in a patient with renal cell carcinoma. BJU Int. 1999 Oct; 84(6):737-8. PMID: 10510129.
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  25. Ziada A, Rosenblum M, Crawford ED. Benign prostatic hyperplasia: an overview. Urology. 1999 Mar; 53(3 Suppl 3a):1-6. PMID: 10094094.
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  26. Ziada AM, Crawford ED. Securing urethral catheters in patients undergoing urethrovesical anastomosis. Tech Urol. 1998 Dec; 4(4):210-1. PMID: 9892004.
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