Physician - Endourologist
Pacific West Urology
Dr. Joel Abbott is a board-certified urologist specialized in endourology and minimally invasive surgical techniques, including robotics, laparoscopy and advanced kidney stone care. He completed a specialized Endourology/Laparoscopic fellowship at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.
Dr. Abbott is primarily focused on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with kidney stones, particularly large and complex kidney stones. He previously served as the associate director of Chesapeake Urology’s Advanced Kidney Stone program and the University of Maryland Clinical Fellowship in Advanced Endourology.
He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA and completed his Osteopathic Rotating Internship and General Surgery Internship at West Virginia University, Charleston Area Medical Center. Dr. Abbott completed his residency in Urologic Surgery at Michigan State University, St. John Providence Health Osteopathic Division in Detroit, where he served as Chief Resident three consecutive years.
Dr. Abbott has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work, including the ACOS Erwin Literary Award, the MOA Scientific Research Award, the AUA Thirlby Award, the ACOS Resident Achievement Award, the Mark Cummings Award for Outstanding Leadership in Medical Scholarship, and the AOF Outstanding Resident of the Year. As a former enlisted active duty Marine, he earned the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for professional and leadership achievement.
Dr. Abbott’s work has been published in numerous textbooks and prestigious medical journals including the JUro, JEndo, Smith’s Textbook of Endourology, and Canadian JUro. He has given countless presentations in local, regional, national, and international arenas on his research and work in the minimally invasive treatment of large and complex kidney stones and kidney stone prevention. In addition, he serves as a content reviewer for the Journal Urology, Urology Practice, Journal Endourology, and World Journal Urology.