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Courtney Rowe, MD

Director, Reconstructive Urology Program,
Co-Director, Connecticut Children’s Continence Program

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Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group

Meet Courtney Rowe, MD



BA, Brown University, 1998-2002
MD, Boston University School of Medicine, 2006-2010


Urology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School, 2011-2016


Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Urology, Seattle Children’s Medical School / University of Washington, 2016-2018
Research Fellowship in Pediatric Urological Robotic Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital, 2010-2011

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate of American Board of Urology
  • Faculty Appointment

    Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    • Dr. Rowe’s primary clinical and research focus is in reconstructive urology, including hypospadias, bladder exstrophy, cloaca, GU sinus and other congenital differences.
    • She cares for the full range of pediatric urology conditions, including open, laparoscopic and robotic surgery for hydronephrosis, vesicoureteral reflux, urachal cysts, undescended testicles, hernias and hydroceles. She also serves as the primary pediatric urologist for the Kidney Transplant collaborative between Connecticut Children’s and Hartford Hospital.
    • Dr. Rowe’s clinical and translational research is focused on understanding and optimizing outcomes for patients after urologic reconstructive surgery.

    Selected Publications

    • Truong H, Salib A, Rowe CK. The Use of Social Media in Pediatric Urology-Forging New Paths or Crossing Boundaries?. Curr Urol Rep. 2019 Oct 16;20(11):72. doi: 10.1007/s11934-019-0928-y. Review. PubMed PMID: 31620926.

    • Rowe CK, Shnorhavorian M, Block P, Ahn J, Merguerian PA. Using social media for patient-reported outcomes: A study of genital appearance and sexual function in adult bladder exstrophy patients. J Pediatr Urol. 2018 Aug;14(4):322.e1-322.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2018.05.029. Epub 2018 Jul 9. PubMed PMID: 30078549.

    • Merguerian PA, Rowe CK. Developmental Abnormalities of the Genitourinary System . In: Avery’s Diseases of the Newborn. 10 ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2018. Chapter 88.

    • Rowe CK, Franco FB, Barbosa JA, Minnillo BJ, Chow JS, Treves T, Retik AB, Nguyen HT. A novel method of evaluating ureteropelvic junction obstruction: dynamic near infrared fluorescence imaging compared to standard modalities to assess urinary obstruction in a swine model. J Urol. 2012 Nov;188(5):1978-85. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2012.07.002. Epub 2012 Sep 20. PubMed PMID: 22999537.

    • Full Bibliography

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