Assistant Professor of Urology in Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Justin B. Ziemba, MD is currently an Assistant Professor of Urology in Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ziemba attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for his undergraduate studies. He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science in molecular and cellular biology in 2006. After completing his undergraduate degree, he attended the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, earning his medical degree in 2010. He stayed at the University of Pennsylvania to complete his general surgery internship and urologic surgery residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2015. Following his residency, he spent 2 years as a clinical and research fellow in minimally invasive surgery and endourology at the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Instructor of Urology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Dr. Ziemba’s clinical focus is on the surgical treatment and medical management of kidney stone disease. This clinical focus is supported by a McCabe Foundation Award aimed at understanding how kidney stone treatment may impact a patient’s health-related quality of life. He is also interested in determining how the location of surgery and the surgeon may influence cost and utilization in the ambulatory setting. This work is supported by a prestigious Data Grant from the American Urological Association.
He also remains committed to improving health care quality and patient safety through educational strategies. He has advanced training in quality improvement methodology and adverse event investigation through a graduate certificate from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. He currently holds the title of Director of Safety, Quality, and Value in Healthcare for the Division of Urology at the Perelman School of Medicine.