Adam Benjamin Hittelman, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Urology and Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing; Associate residency director

Departments & Organizations

Urology: General Adult Urology | Pediatric Urology | Robotic Surgery and Laparoscopy

Office of Student Research

Pediatric Urology

Yale Medical Group

Office of Cooperative Research

Biography

Dr. Adam B. Hittelman is an assistant professor of Urology and Pediatrics who specializes in treating children and adolescents with urogenital problems. His practice at Yale’s Pediatric Specialty Center is dedicated to accommodating the specific needs of younger patients and their families. “Any surgery on your child, big or small, is always big when it’s your child,” says Dr. Hittelman. To ease the anxiety and strain on parents and caretakers, “we strive to coordinate all of the child’s care in a comfortable, child-friendly environment with as few visits as possible.”

Because children with complex urologic issues often develop associated medical conditions, Dr. Hittelman works closely with pediatric specialists in multi-disciplinary clinics, improving family access and continuity of care. “I always try to make myself available to parents and families,” he says. “We take the time to ensure that their questions and concerns are addressed and answered to everyone’s satisfaction.”

Dr. Hittelman earned his MD and a PhD in molecular and cellular biology from New York University. He later completed his residency and fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, a program renowned for its multidisciplinary approach to training and research in the field of pediatric urology.

Clinically, Hittelman’s primary focus is in reconstructive surgeries for children born with congenital anomalies like hydronephrosis (swelling of a kidney(s) due to a build-up of urine), primary vesicoureteral reflux (a valve defect that can prevent urine from flowing backward from the bladder into the ureters) and disorders of sexual development (congenital anomalies of the internal and external genitalia). Kidney stones, hypospadias, hydroceles and hernia are also part of his clinical work. He offers traditional and minimally invasive approaches to pediatric procedures, including laparoscopic, endoscopic and robotic-assisted techniques.

“As technology has improved and instruments are getting smaller, I have been able to apply this to younger and younger patients,” he says. “This has allowed for shorter hospital stays, decreased postoperative pain and smaller incisions.”

Dr. Hittelman is the author of a large body of peer-reviewed articles and research related to pediatric urologic conditions. He is also an active member of several national medical organizations, including the American Urologic Association, the Society of Pediatric Urology, the Society of Fetal Urology and the American College of Surgeons.

Education & Training

MD New York University School of Medicine (2001)
PhD New York University School of Medicine (2000)
Fellow University of California, San Fransisco
Resident University of California, San Fransisco
Resident University of California, San Francisco
Board Certification AB of Urology, Urology (2010)
Board Certification AB of Urology, Pediatric Urology (2010)

Honors & Recognition

  • Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2016Connecticut Magazine (2016)

  • Samuel Soifer Memorial Award in Urology (2001)

  • Joseph Alexander Foundation Fellow (09/99-06/01) (1999)

  • Medical Scientist Training Program (09/93-06/01) (1993)

  • U.C. Berkeley Honors Thesis (1993)

  • Young Investigators Award, Symposium on Polyamines in CancerConquer Cancer Foundation (1992)

  • U.C. Berkeley Honors (1991)

  • U.C. Berkeley Honors (1989)

  • U.C. Berkeley Honors (1989)

  • U.C. Berkeley Honors (1988)

  • U.C. Berkeley Honorary Scholarship (1988)

Professional Service

  • Clinical Operations Committee, Yale Urology (2014 - 2015)

  • Reviewer Case Report in Medicine (2014 - 2014)

  • AGCME program directors course (2014 - 2014)

  • New England American Urologic Association Annual Meeting, Program Committee, Scientific Committee (2014 - 2014)

  • US News and World Report "Best Children's Hospitals", Pediatric Urology Working Group (2014 - 2014)

  • Preceptor Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Clinical Rotation, Yale School of Medicine (2014 - 2014)

  • Course Director Pediatric Urology Rotation in Core Pediatric Clerkship, Yale School of Medicine (2013 - 2015)

  • Physician Shadowing Program, Yale School of Medicine (2013 - 2013)

  • General Medical Education Committtee (2013 - 2015)

  • Pediatric Services Ambulatory Committee (2013 - 2015)

  • Patient Centered Communication (2013 - 2014)

  • Co-chair Patient and Staff Satisfaction Committee (2013 - 2015)

  • Children's Hospital Operating Room Committee (2013 - 2015)

  • Chairman Residency Clinical Competency Committee (2013 - 2015)

  • Faculty mentor Medical School Urology Interest Group, Yale School of Medicine (2013 - 2014)

  • US News and World Report "Best Children's Hospitals", Pediatric Urology Working Group (2013 - 2013)

  • New England American Urologic Association Annual Meeting, Program Committee, Scientific Committee (2013 - 2013)

  • Medical student mock interviews for residency, Yale School of Medicine (2013 - 2013)

  • Physician Shadowing Program, Yale School of Medicine (2013 - 2013)

  • Director AUA course program (2013 - 2013)

  • Preceptor Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Clinical Rotation, Yale School of Medicine (2012 - 2012)

  • Physician Shadowing Program, Yale School of Medicine (2012 - 2012)

  • Abstract Review AUA Annual Meeting (2012 - 2012)

  • Medical education fellowship (2012 - 2013)

  • New England American Urologic Association Annual Meeting, Program Committee, Scientific Committee (2012 - 2012)

  • US News and World Report "Best Children's Hospitals", Pediatric Urology Working Group (2012 - 2012)

  • Medical student mock interviews for residency, Yale School of Medicine (2012 - 2012)

  • Physician Shadowing Program, Yale School of Medicine (2012 - 2012)

  • Preceptor Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Clinical Rotation, Yale School of Medicine (2012 - 2012)

  • Director AUA course program (2012 - 2012)

  • Endoscopy room renovation committee (2011 - 2012)

  • US News and World Report "Best Children's Hospitals", Pediatric Urology Working Group (2011 - 2011)

  • Medical student mock interviews for residency, Yale School of Medicine (2011 - 2011)

  • Reviewer Journal of Pediatric Urology (2010 - 2010)

  • Medical student mock interviews for residency, Yale School of Medicine (2010 - 2010)

  • Course Director Resident academic and lecture series, Yale School of Medicine (2010 - 2010)

  • Reviewer Journal of Men's Health (2010 - 2010)

  • Medical student mock interviews for residency, Yale School of Medicine (2009 - 2009)

  • Society of Fetal Urology (2008 - 2008)

  • Society of Pediatric Urology (2008 - 2008)

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2008 - 2008)

  • American Academy of Pediatric Urologists (2008 - 2008)

  • Reviewer Journal of Urology (2005 - 2005)

  • American Association of Clinical Urologists (2003 - 2003)

  • American College of Surgeons (2001 - 2001)

  • American Urologic Association (2000 - 2000)

International Activity

  • Yale School of Medicine, Pediatric Surgery Grand Rounds: "Disorders of Sexual Development, Background and Management." New Haven, CT, United States (2014 - 2014)

  • Bridgeport Hospital, Pediatric Grand Rounds: "Management of Hydronephrosis." Bridgeport, CT, United States (2014 - 2014)

  • Management of Hydronephrosis Bridgeport, United States (2014 - 2014)

    Presentation at the Bridgeport Hospital Pediatric Grand Rounds

  • Disorders of Sexual Development, Background and Management New Haven, United States (2014 - 2014)

    Presentation at the Yale School of Medicine Pediatric Surgery Grand Rounds

  • Yale New Haven Hospital, CT State Assemble of Surgical Technologists, Pediatric Surgery: 6 Point Workshop, "Use of the DaVinci Robot in Pediatric Urologic Surgery." New Haven, CT, United States (2013 - 2013)

  • Use of the DaVinci Robot in Pediatric Urologic Surgery New Haven, United States (2013 - 2013)

    Yale New Haven Hospital, CT State Assemble of Surgical Technologists, Pediatric Surgery: 6 Point Workshop

  • Use of the DaVinci Robot in Pediatric Urologic Surgery New Haven, United States (2013 - 2013)

    Yale New Haven Hospital, CT State Assemble of Surgical Technologists, Pediatric Surgery: 6 Point Workshop

  • Yale School of Medicine, Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, "DSD, Surgical Management and Molecular Mechanisms." New Haven, CT, United States (2012 - 2012)

  • Sociedad Colombiana de Urologia, Urology Grand Rounds, Video Conference: "Current Understanding of Disorders of Sexual Development." Bogotá, Colombia (2012 - 2012)

  • Yale School of Medicine, Urology Grand Rounds: "Disorders of Sexual Development, Review and Molecular Mechanisms." New Haven, CT, United States (2012 - 2012)

  • Urologic Care - Optimizing management of the bladder and bowel. Sturbridge, United States (2012 - 2012)

    Presentation at the New England Spina Bifida Conference

  • Upper Tract Management of Lower Tract Problems New Orleans, United States (2012 - 2012)

    Presentation at the National Medical Association Annual Convention

  • Dysfunction voiding - Novel therapeutic approaches. Nicosia, Cyprus (2012 - 2012)

    Presentation at the National Congress of Turkish Association of Urology

  • National Congress of Turkish Association of Urology: "Dysfunctional voiding - Novel therapeutic approaches." Nicosia, Cyprus (2012 - 2012)

  • Disorders of Sexual Development - what have we learned about the molecular mechanisms? Nicosia, Cyprus (2012 - 2012)

    Presentation at the National Congress of Turkish Association of Urology

  • National Congress of Turkish Association of Urology: "Disorders of Sexual Development - what have we learned about the molecular mechanisms?" Nicosia, Cyprus (2012 - 2012)

  • Yale School of Medicine, Pediatric Grand Rounds: "Hydronephrosis, Does it Always Need to be fixed??" New Haven, CT, United States (2012 - 2012)

  • DSD, Surgical Management and Molecular Mechanisms New Haven, United States (2012 - 2012)

    Presentation at the Yale School of Medicine Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds

  • Disorders of Sexual Development, Review and Molecular Mechanisms New Haven, United States (2012 - 2012)

    Presentation at the Yale School of Medicine Urology Grand Rounds

  • Hydronephrosis, Does it Always Need to be fixed?? New Haven, United States (2012 - 2012)

    Presentation at the Yale School of Medicine Pediatric Grand Rounds

  • Yale School of Medicine, Pediatric Surgery: "Surgical Management of Obstructive Uropathy." New Haven, CT, United States (2011 - 2011)

  • 9th Annual Yale Pediatric Update: "Urinary Tract Infections: The Urologist's Perspective." New Haven, CT, United States (2011 - 2011)

  • Bridgeport Hospital, Pediatric Grand Rounds: "Dysfunctional Elimination Syndrome - The Straight Poop." Bridgeport, CT, United States (2011 - 2011)

  • Dysfunctional Elimination Syndrome - The Straight Poop Bridgeport, United States (2011 - 2011)

    Presentation at the Bridgeport Hospital Pediatric Grand Rounds

  • Surgical Management of Obstructive Uropathy New Haven, United States (2011 - 2011)

    Presentation to the Pediatric Surgery Department of Yale School of Medicine

  • Urinary Tract Infections: The Urologist's Perspective New Haven, United States (2011 - 2011)

    9th Annual Yale Pediatric Update

  • Yale School of Medicine, Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds: "The foreskin: To Snip or Not to Snip." New Haven, CT, United States (2010 - 2010)

  • The foreskin: To Snip or Not to Snip New Haven, United States (2010 - 2010)

    Presentation at the Yale School of Medicine Ib/Gyn Grand Rounds

  • 7th Annual Yale Pediatric Update: "Common GU Problems: Pre- and Post-Circumcision." New Haven, CT, United States (2009 - 2009)

  • Lattanzi-Pearson Lecture Series, Hospital of St. Raphael: "Dysfunctional Elimination Syndrome: Getting the Wet Child Dry." New Haven, CT, United States (2009 - 2009)

  • Yale School of Medicine, Pediatric Surgery Grand Rounds: "Perinatal Testicular Torsion." New Haven, CT, United States (2009 - 2009)

  • Yale School of Medicine, Pediatric Grand Rounds: "Vesicoureteral reflux - What's a Urologist to Do?" New Haven, CT, United States (2009 - 2009)

  • Bridgeport Hospital Pediatric Grand Rounds: "Management of Vesicoureteral Reflux." Bridgeport, CT, United States (2009 - 2009)

  • Dysfunctional Elimination Syndrome: Getting the Wet Child Dry New Haven, United States (2009 - 2009)

    Lattanzi-Pearson Lecture Series, Hospital of St. Raphaels

  • Management of Vesicoureteral Reflux Bridgeport, United States (2009 - 2009)

    Presentation at the Bridgeport Hospital Pediatric Grand Rounds

  • Common GU Problems" Pre- and Post-Circumcision New Haven, United States (2009 - 2009)

    7th Annual Yale Pediatric Update

  • Common GU Problems" Pre- and Post-Circumcision New Haven, United States (2009 - 2009)

    7th Annual Yale Pediatric Update

  • Perinatal Testicular Torsion New Haven, United States (2009 - 2009)

    Presentation at the Yale School of Medicine Pediatric Surgery Grand Rounds

  • Vesicoureteral reflux - What's a Urologist to Do? New Haven, United States (2009 - 2009)

    Presentation at the Yale School of Medicine Pediatric Grand Rounds

  • Danbury Hospital Pediatric Grand Rounds: "Vesicoureteral Reflux - What to Do?" Danbury, CT, United States (2008 - 2008)

  • Vesicoureteral Reflux - What to Do? Danbury, United States (2008 - 2008)

    Presentation at the Danbury Hospital Pediatric Grand Rounds

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Adam Benjamin Hittelman, MD, PhD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Pediatric Specialty Center-Urology747 Belden Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
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Pediatric Specialty Center1 Long Wharf Drive, Ste 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06511
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Yale UrologyYale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208058
New Haven, CT 06520-8058

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