Dr. Jason Engel’s Curriculum Vitae


(7/7/99 – present)

George Washington University Hospital
Clinical Director of Urologic Robotic Surgery (2004 – Present)
Clinical Professor of Urology
Vice Chairman of Urology (2008 – 2013)

Urologic Surgeons of Washington
1147 20th St NW, Suite 400,
Washington D.C. 20036


University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

  • M.D., 1993 (Alpha Omega Alpha)

University of Virginia

  • B.A. Biological Chemistry, 1989 (with Distinction)

Post-Graduate Training

Northwestern University

  • Resident in General Surgery, 1993-1995
  • Resident in Urology, 1995-1999
    • Northwestern Urology/Biani Clinical Research Award
    • Northwestern Riba Fellowship Award

Board Certifications

American Board of Urology

  • Certified February 27, 2001, recertified 2009

Work Experience

NIH/ National Cancer Institute, Laboratory of Pathology, Tumor Invasion And Metastasis Section

  • Research fellow, 1987-1991
    • National Institutes of Health Student Fellowship Research Training Award

Outside Interests

  • Biking, tennis, fly fishing, history and traveling with my family



  1. S.E. Hayhurst, J.D. Engel, T. Walsh, S. Gordon, S. Murray, N. Boedeker: “What Is Your Diagnosis” (Seminal Vesical Obstruction and Resection in a Ring-Tailed Lemur: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 246(8): 839-841, April 2015.
  2. J.D. Engel, S.B. Williams: “Unclamped Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy For Predominantly Endophytic Renal Tumors”: Urology Journal, 10(1): 767-773, Winter 2013.
  3. C.E. Bayne, W.A. Davis, C.P. Rothstein, J.D. Engel: “Seminal Vesicle Abscess Following Prostate Biopsy Requiring Transgluteal Percutaneous Drainage”: Canadian Journal of Urology, 20(3): 6811-6814, June 2013.
  4. F. Ahmed, J. Rhee, D.E. Sutherland, C.J. Benjamin, J.D. Engel, H.A. Frazier: “Early Surgical Complications Following Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy: The Initial 1000 Cases Stratified by the Clavien Classification System”: Journal of Endourology, 26(2): 135-139, February 2012.
  5. J.D. Engel: “Sexual Outcomes After Prostatectomy: A Call For Uniformity”: Canadian Journal of Urology, 19(4): 6336, 2012.
  6. J.D. Engel: “Robotic Prostatectomy Proven to Provide Sexual Outcome Benefit”: Nature Reviews Urology, 8(7): 357-358, July 2011.
  7. J.D. Engel: “Effect on Sexual Function of a Vacuum Erection Device Post-Prostatectomy”: Canadian Journal of Urology, 18(3): 5721-5725, June 2011.
  8. J.E. Jamal, J.D. Engel: “Management of Post-Prostatectomy Erectile Dysfunction”: Canadian Journal of Urology, 18(3): 5726-5730, June 2011.
  9. A. Wedmid, P. Mendoza, S. Sharma, R.L. Hastings, K.P. Monaha, M. Walicki, T.E. Ahlering, J. Porter, E.P. Castle, F. Ahmed, J.D. Engel, H.A. Frazier, D. Eun, D. I. Lee: “Rectal Injury During Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: Incidence and Management”: Journal of Urology, 186: 1928-1933, 2011.
  10. D.E. Sutherland, B. Linder, A.M. Guzman, M. Hong, H.A. Frazier, J.D. Engel, F.J. Bianco: “Posterior Rhabdosphincter Reconstruction During Robot Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: Results From a Phase II Randomized Clinical Trial“: Journal of Urology, IN PRESS 2011.
  11. J.D. Engel, S.B. Williams, D.E. Sutherland, K.R. Wagner: “Changes in Penile Length After Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy“: Journal of Endourology, 25(1): 65-69, January 2011.
  12. J.D. Engel, S.B. Williams, W.W. Kao, Y.M. Hong: “Oncologic Outcome of Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy in the High Risk Setting“: Journal of Endourology, 24(12): 1963-1966, December 2010.
  13. D.E. Sutherland, S.B. Williams, D. Rice, T.W. Jarrett, J.D. Engel: “Vascular Pseudoaneurysms in Urology: Clinical Characteristics and Management“: Journal of Endourology, 24(6): 915-921, June 2010.
  14. Y.M. Hong, D.E. Sutherland, B. Linder, J.D. Engel“Learning Curve” May Not Be Enough: Assessing the Oncologic Experience Curve for Robotic Radical ProstatectomyJournal of Endourology, 24(3): 473-477, March 2010.
  15. A.R. McCullough, W.G. Hellstrom, R. Wang, H. Lepor, K.R. Wagner, J.D. Engel“Recovery of Erectile Function Following Nerve Sparing Radical Prostatectomy and Penile Rehabilitation With Intraurethral Alprostadil Versus Sildenafil Citrate”Journal of Urology, 183: 2451-2456, January 2010.
  16. S.B. Williams, D.E. Sutherland, H.A.FrazierA. Schwartz, J.D. Engel“Pathologic Analysis of Capsular and Incisional Denudation and Positive Margin Status in the Development of a Robot-assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy Program”: Journal of Robotic Surgery, 3(3): 137-140, 2009.
  17. H. Lepor, A.R. McCullough, J.D. Engel: “Renewing Intimacy: Advances in Treating Erectile Dysfunction Post-Prostatectomy“: Reviews in Urology, 10, 245-252, February 2009.
  18. K.B. Blumenthal, D.E. Sutherland, K.R. Wagner, H.A. Frazier, J.D. Engel“Bladder Neck Contractures Related to the Use of Hem-O-Lock Clips in Robot Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy”Urology, 72(1) 158-161, July 2008.
  19. J.D. Engel: Evolution of Robotic Urologic Surgery. Robotic Surgery: Theory and Technique, 2008: McGraw Hill Company
  20. J.D. Engel, H.A. Frazier: Development of a robotic prostatectomy program. Robotic Surgery: Theory and Technique, 2008: McGraw Hill Company.
  21. K. Wagner, T. Jarrett, J. D. Engel: Robotically Assisted Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty. Robotic Surgery: Theory and Technique, 2008: McGraw Hill Company.
  22. J.D. Engel, D. Jacobs, B. Konsur, C.M. Megaridis, W. Bushman: “Urodynamic Evaluation of the Human Bladder Response to an Increase in Outlet Resistance”Neurourology and Urodynamics, 21(6): 524-528: 2003
  23. R.A Batler, R.A. Schoor, C.M. Gonzalez, J.D. Engel, R.B. Nadler: “Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy: The Experience of the Inexperienced”Journal of Endourology, 15(5): 513-516, 2001.
  24. J.D. Engel : Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in Pre-Menopausal Women. Urology Pearls, pp 145-147, January, 2000.
  25. J.D. Engel : Xanthogranulomatous Pyelonephritis. Urology Pearls, pp142-144, January, 2000.
  26. J.D. Engel, S.D. Kundu, T. Yang, S. Lang, S. Goodwin, L. Janulis, J. Chang, S-J Kim and C. Lee: “Introduction of Transforming Growth Factor b Type II Receptor Restores Tumor Suppressor Activity in Murine Renal Carcinoma (Renca) Cells”Urology, 54(1): 164-170, 1999.
  27. J.D. Engel and A.J. Schaeffer: Evaluation and antimicrobial therapy of recurrent urinary tract infections in women. Urologic Clinics of North America, Office Urology, November, 1998.
  28. J.D. Engel, M.D. Moceanu, M.G. Oefelein and A.J. Schaeffer: Angiosarcoma of the bladder: A reviewUrology, 52(5): 837-846, 1998.
  29. J.D. Engel, R.V. Rege, R.J. Joehl and P.A. Angelos: “Bilateral adrenal cortical adenomas in primary hyperaldosteronism”: Urology, 52(4): 711-714, 1998.
  30. S.D. Kundu, I.Y. Yim, D. Zelner, L. Janulis, S. Goodwin, J.D. Engel and C. Lee: “Absence of expression of Transforming Growth Factor b Type II receptor is associated with an aggressive growth pattern in a murine renal carcinoma cell line, Renca“: Journal of Urology, 160: 1883-1888, 1998.
  31. J.D. Engel, N. Gesundheit, P. Tam, L. Todd and K.T. McVary: “Efficacy of transurethral alprostadil in patients who failed prior intracavernosal injection therapy”Urology, 51(5): 678-683, 1998.
  32. J.D. Engel, L.S. Palmer, E.Y. Cheng and W.E. Kaplan: “Surgical versus endoscopic correction of vesicoureteral reflux in children with neurogenic bladder dysfunction”Journal of Urology, 157: 2291-2294, 1997.
  33. F.A. van den Brule, J.D. Engel, W.G. Stetler-Stevenson, F.T. Liu, M.E. Sobel and V. Castronovo: ” Genes involved in tumor invasion and metastasis are differentially modulated by estradiol and progestin in human breast cancer cells”International Journal of Cancer, 52: 653-657, 1992.
  34. M.L. Stracke, J.D. Engel, L.W. Wilson, M.M. Rechler, L.A. Liotta and E. Schiffman: “The type-I insulin-like growth factor receptor is a motility receptor in human melanoma cells”Journal of Biological Chemistry, 264: 21544-21549, 1989.
  35. R. Guirguis, E. Shiffman, B. Liu, D. Birkbeck, J.D. Engel and L.A. Liotta: “Detection of autocrine motility factor in urine as a marker of bladder cancer”Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 80: 1203-1211, 1988.


  1. J.D. Engel : Compliance and Efficacy of Combination Vacuum Erection Device/Tadalafil Penile Rehabilitation Versus Tadalafil Alone: A Prospective, Randomized Pilot Study. Presented at the 2010 Mid-Atlantic American Urological Association Meeting, Farmington, Pennsylvania.
  2. K.A. Klos, J Rhee, J.D. Engel: Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy Using a Blunt Finger Enucleation Technique. Presented at the 2010 Mid-Atlantic American Urological Association Meeting, Farmington, Pennsylvania.
  3. J Rhee, D Sutherland, F Ahmed, C Benjamin, J.D. Engel, H. Frazier: Surgical Complications Following Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy: The Initial 1000 Cases Stratified By The Clavien Classification System. Presented at the 2010 Mid-Atlantic American Urological Association Meeting, Farmington, Pennsylvania.
  4. J.D. Engel , K.R. Wagner, S Taneja, B Goodwin, H Lepor, A.R. McCullough: A Multicenter, Concurrent, Prospective Study of the Longitudinal Effects On Stretched Penile Length After Robotic and Open Radical Prostatectomy. Presented at the 2009 national meeting of the American Urologic Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  5. J.D. Engel : Business Principles of Urologic Practice. Presented at the 2009 national meeting of the American Urologic Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  6. Y.M. Hong, W.M. Kao, J Rhee, J.D. Engel: High Risk Prostate Cancer Biochemical Recurrence with Robotic Radical Prostatectomy. Presented at the 2009 Mid-Atlantic American Urological Association Meeting, Williamsburg, Virginia.
  7. A.R. McCullough, H Lepor, R Wang, K.R. Wagner, W.G. Hellstrom, J.D. Engel: Recovery of Erectile Function Following Nerve-Sparing Radical Prostatectomy After Penile Rehabilitation with Nightly Intraurethral Alprostadil Versus Sildenafil Citrate. Presented at the 2009 Mid-Atlantic American Urological Association Meeting, Williamsburg, Virginia.
  8. J .D. Engel , E.S. Hyams, A Bytyci, B Goodwin, K.R. Wagner, H Lepor, S Taneja, A McCullough: A Prospective Concurrent Longitudinal Study of the Return of Erectile Function After Robotic And Open Prostatectomy From a Penile Rehabilitation Study of Nightly Intraurethral Alprostadil Versus Sildenafil. Presented at the 2008 Mid Atlantic American Urological Association Meeting, Cambridge, Maryland.
  9. D.E. Sutherland, F.J. Bianco, S.H. Tran, J.D. Engel: Achieving Oncologic Competency with Robotic Prostatectomy: Can a Community Urologist without Fellowship Training Achieve Optimal Results? Presented at the 2008 Mid Atlantic AUA Meeting, Cambridge, Maryland.
  10. D.E. Sutherland, M.K. Rezaei, A.M. Schwartz, H.A. Frazier, J.D. Engel, Y.M. Hong, N.M. Mourtzinos, B.J. Linder, F.J. Bianco: Anatomic Localization of Positive Surgical Margins Following Robot Assisted Radical Prosatectomy. Presented at the 2008 Mid Atlantic AUA Meeting, Cambridge, Maryland.
  11. D. Sutherland and J.D. Engel: Robotically Assisted Distal Ureteral Surgery. Presented at the 2008 National American Urological Association meeting, Orlando, Florida. (VIDEO)
  12. J.D. Engel : Surgical Technique: Evidence Based Evaluation of Open vs. Robotic Prostatectomy Outcomes on Erectile Function. Presented at NYU Annual Consortium, December 2007
  13. K. Wagner, D. Sutherland, H. Frazier and J.D. Engel: A critical review of bladder neck contractures following robotic prostatectomy. Presented at the 2007 World Congress of Endourology, Cancun, Mexico
  14. K. Wagner and J.D. Engel: Penile Length after Robotic Prostatectomy: The Effect of Penile Rehabilitation. Presented at the Mid-Atlantic AUA meeting, Northampton, Bermuda, 2007.
  15. J.D. Engel: Outcomes of Robotically Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy. Presented as a member of the expert panel on Robotic Prostatectomy at the Mid-Atlantic AUA meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, 2005
  16. J.D. Engel, S. Williams, A. Schwartz, H.A. FrazierEffect of Learning Curve on Positive Margin Rates in Robotically Assisted Radical Prostatectomy. Presented at the Mid-Atlantic AUA meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, 2005.
  17. J.D. Engel , A.W. Weiser, Y.C. Hsieh and J.E. Garnett: Long-term biochemical benefit of adjuvant radiation therapy for pathologic Stage C prostate carcinoma patients who had reached PSA undetectability following radical prostatectomy. Presented at the North Central AUA meeting, Amelia Island, Florida, 1998.
  18. J.D. Engel , B. Konsur, D. Jacobs, C. Megaridis and W. Bushman: Prospective urodynamic evaluation of the human bladder response to an iatrogenic increase in urethral resistance. Presented at the North Central AUA meeting, Amelia Island, Florida, 1998.
  19. J.D. Engel , N. Gesundheit, P. Lam, L. Todd and K.T. McVary: Efficacy of transurethral alprostadil in patients who failed prior intracavernosal injection therapy. Presented at the North Central AUA meeting, Monterrey, CA, 1997.
  20. K.T. McVary, J.D. Engel, A. Diokno, H. Guess, J. Kusek, M. Lieber, J. Rochon and J. Tenover: Self-reported sexual function in men with symptoms of BPH – A MTOPS study interim report. Presented at the North Central Section AUA meeting, Monterrey, CA, 1997.
  21. J.D. Engel , L.S. Palmer, E.Y. Cheng and W.E. Kaplan: Surgical versus endoscopic correction of vesicoureteral reflux in children with neurogenic bladder dysfunction. Presented at the AUA National Meeting, Orlando, Florida, 1996.


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