Dr. John J. Pahira, MD

Dr. John J. Pahira, MD

Dr. John J. Pahira, MD

Languages: English
Fax: (877) 625-1478

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  • Urology
Conditions I Treat
  • adrenal neoplasm
  • adrenal nodules
  • asthenospermia
  • atonic urinary bladder
  • atrophy of testis
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Procedures I Perform
  • active surveillance of prostate cancer
  • artificial urinary sphincter
  • bladder surgery
  • botox injection of the bladder
  • bph surgery
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About the Provider

Since 1983, John J. Pahira, MD, has been director of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's Center for Kidney Stone Disease and Lithotripsy Unit, the regional center for both the surgical and medical management of recurrent and complex kidney stone disease. Concurrently, he is a professor in the Department of Urology at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. 
Dr. Pahira is the author of, or contributor to, numerous text books and chapters, as well as research publications. He has been a guest lecturer at many medical schools and hospitals, and presented at international, national and regional professional meetings. In the course of his career, Dr. Pahira has sat on the editorial boards of many peer-reviewed publications, including a long-standing association with both the Journal of Urology and International Urology and Nephrology.
Dr. Pahira has been named a "Top Doctor" by Washingtonian magazine for multiple years, including 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Dr. Pahira's Philosophy of Care
I approach my patients as if they were members of my family, treating each one with respect, caring and professionalism.
Clinical Areas of Focus
Advanced, medical and surgical kidney stone treatment for both adults and children

  • Residency Program: University of Pennsylvania Hospitals (1979)
  • Residency Program: University of Pennsylvania Hospital (1979)
  • Internship/Residency: University Hospitals Case Medical Center (1976)
  • Residency Program: Abington Memorial Hospital (1976)
  • Internship Program: Abington Memorial Hospital (1975)
  • Medical School: Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine (1974)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Urology, Urology

Pahira, J.J.: Urolithiasis. Clinical Manual of Urology.  3rd Edited, Hanno, 2000.  Chapter 9:231-253

Pahira, JJ.: Urolithiasis. Clinical Manual of Urology.  4th  Edited, Hanno, 2006, Chapter 9

Pahira, JJ: Urolithiasis. Calcium Oxalate / Phosphate, Five-Minute Urology Consult, 3rd Edition, Edited, Gomella, LG, April 2013

Pahira, JJ: Prostatitis. Chronic Bacterial (NIH II Five-Minute Urology Consult, 3rd Edition,  Edited, Gomella, LG, April 2013  

Pahira, JJ:  Post Obstructive Diuresis, Five-Minute Urology Consult, 3rd Edition, Edited, Gomella, LG, April 2013

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Practice Locations
  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 4th Floor
    Washington, DC 20007
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    Phone: (202) 444-4922
    Fax: (877) 625-1478

  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Washington, DC 20007
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  • 5530 Wisconsin Avenue
    Suite 950
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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    Phone: (301) 652-7872
    Fax: (877) 625-1478

Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • Twenty-Year Gold Medalist at Georgetown University for Full-Time Academic Faculty
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Washingtonian
  • Dr. Pahira has served as president of the Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Urological Association, president of the Washington Urologic Society and the professional staff of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He was awarded membership to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.