Award-winning Pediatric Urologist Dr. Dix Poppas conducts extensive research in his field, including minimally invasive techniques, via his work with the Institute for Pediatric Urology and the Laboratory for Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery, for which he serves as Co-Director and Director, respectively. In fact, his use of laparoscopy earned him a place on New York Magazine’s 2002 list of the “Top 100 Minimally Invasive Surgeons.” Additional honors for Dr. Dix Poppas include the National Kidney Foundation Inc.’s E. Darracott Vaughan Young Investigator Award and The New York Academy of Medicine’s Edwin Beer Research Fellowship.

Dr. Dix Poppas, who serves as an Attending Urologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, conducts peer reviews of articles for several professional publications, including Urology and the Journal of Endourology. He also maintains membership with numerous professional organizations, such as The Society for Pediatric Urology and the American Academy of Pediatrics. At Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, Dr. Dix Poppas makes his expertise available as a tenured Professor of Urology, and works in conjunction with the departments of plastic and reconstructive surgery, pediatric urology, and obstetrics and gynecology. He currently holdsappointments as the Richard Rodgers Family Professor of Pediatric Urology at Weill Cornell, Professor of Urology in Obstetrics/Gynecology, Professor of Urology in Pediatrics, and Professor in Urology in Surgery (Plastic/Reconstructive).

After completing his medical degree at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA, Dr. Dix Poppas served as a General Surgery Resident and Intern at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, also located in Norfolk, VA. He then worked in urology at New York Hospital as an Assistant and Chief Resident. Board certified in Urology and Pediatric Urology, Dr. Poppas became licensed to practice medicine in New York in 1996.

Work History

Work History
Jun 2006 - Present

Professor of Urology

Weill Medical College of Cornell University


Sep 1984 - Jun 1988


Eastern Virginia Medical School
Sep 1980 - Jun 1982


Virginia Commonwealth University