Dr. Jason Engel
Dr. Engel has been in practice in Washington, D.C., since 1999. He is a local who grew up in Wheaton, Maryland, and ultimately graduated from Landon School. Then came the University of Virginia for his undergraduate degree with high distinction, the University of Pennsylvania for his M.D. (inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, recognizing the top 10% of his class), followed by his surgical and Urology residency at Northwestern University in Chicago.
Dr. Engel has always been focused on innovation and minimally invasive surgery as it applies to Urology. He largely brought laparoscopy to Urology in Washington, D.C, which by 2004 led to his founding of the Robotic Surgery program at George Washington University Hospital. He was the first to perform a robotic prostatectomy in the Mid-Atlantic area and quickly became a leader and pioneer in Robotic Oncology and Reconstruction regionally and nationally.
He has been heavily involved in outcomes research and during this exciting time served for several years as the Clinical Director of Urologic Robotic Surgery and Vice Chairman at GW. He currently holds the position of Clinical Professor of Urology there.
Robotic Surgical expertise is certainly one thing that Dr. Engel is known for, at this point having performed over 3000 such surgeries over the years. Dr. Engel was voted a Washingtonian Top Doctor within two years of entering practice and has been named in each list ever since.
In more recent years, Dr. Engel has not only maintained his penchant for robotic surgery and oncology as well as complex urologic reconstruction as applied to urethral strictures and Peyronie’s Disease, but has also expanded his robotic expertise to vasectomy reversal. He has added significant focus to the minimally invasive treatment of BPH and helping men with and without a history of prostate cancer treatment with erectile dysfunction and their incontinence with contemporaneous reconstructive techniques.
Now teamed with a skilled Urology Nurse Practitioner, his practice also focuses intensely on availability and helping patients with simpler problems such as milder forms of ED, urinary tract infections, and other office-based Urologic problems. Dr. Engel performs more vasectomies than any other physician in the area, for instance, and has performed over 1000 office-based minimally invasive BPH treatments. Finally, his experience with kidney stone management is equally extensive.
In his spare time, Dr. Engel enjoys triathlons, playing/learning guitar, and spending time with his wife and three sons.