Dr. Matthew E. Sterling, M.D. — Pennsylvania Urologist

Matthew E Sterling, MD graduated with high distinction from the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State University and then obtained his medical degree from Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  He completed his general surgery internship and urology residency at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, including the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  He then completed a fellowship in genitourinary trauma and reconstructive urology at Temple University Hospital.  He is one of only a few urologists in the greater Philadelphia area to have specific fellowship training in reconstructive urology and prosthetics.

Dr. Sterling is a member of the American Urologic Association, and has been inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society and the Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society.

While Dr. Sterling practices all aspects of general urology, his clinical and research interests include: Men’s Health, BPH and minimally invasive surgery for prostatic enlargement, erectile dysfunction including penile implant surgery, minimally invasive treatment for Peyronie’s disease, urethral stricture disease, voiding dysfunction/urodynamics, urinary incontinence/leakage, and kidney stone disease.

Education

EDUCATION:

  • 2017 – 2018 Fellow in Trauma and Reconstructive Urology, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2013 – 2017 Resident in Urology, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2012 – 2013 Intern in General Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2008 – 2012 Doctor of Medicine with honors, Rutgers University – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ
  • 2004 – 2008 Bachelor of Science in Science, The Pennsylvania State University – Schreyer Honors College, University Park, PA

Appointments

Appointments:

  • 2018 – Present Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, Jefferson Medical College
  • 2017 – 2018 Clinical instructor, Department of Urology, Temple University Hospital

Certifications

Certifications:

  • 2017 American Board of Urology – Step 1
  • 2017 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Licensed Physician and Surgeon

Societies

Societies:

  • 2012 – Present American Urologic Association
  • 2011 – Present Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • 2011 – Present Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society

Awards

Awards:

  • 2017 Outstanding Scholar in Urology, Penn Urology
  • 2017 Howard Pollack Award in Urology, Penn Urology  Given for highest absolute score and percentile by year on in-service exam
  • 2016 Philadelphia Urologic Society Resident Essay Contest 3rd Prize: Sterling ME, Strother MC, Kovell RC, Jaffe WI. Day of Catheter Removal May Predict Cure Rates in Men Undergoing AdVance® Sling for Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence at Extended Follow-up (≥24 months).
  • 2014 Mid-Atlantic Section of the AUA Resident Essay Contest 3rd Prize: Ziemba JB, Sterling ME, Mucksavage P. Practice patterns of acute renal colic in the emergency department
  • 2011 Marshall Hanley Endowed Scholarship, UMDNJ-RWJMS
  • 2010 Robert Wood Johnson Alumni Scholarship, UMDNJ-RWJMS

Publications & Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Sterling ME, Lee Z, Dunphy M, Metro MJ. Increasing the Number of Intralesional Collagenase Clostridium Injections from Four to Eight Cycles Provides Little Additional Curve Improvement in Men with Peyronie’s Disease. J Sex Med. 2018; Submitted

Strother MC, Skokan A, Sterling M, Butler P, Kovell RC. Adult Buried Penis Repair with Escutcheonectomy and Split Thickness Skin Grafting. J Sex Med. 2018; In-Press

Lee Z, Keehn AY, Sterling ME, Metro MJ, Eun DD. A Review of Buccal Mucosa Graft Ureteroplasty. Curr Urol Rep. 2018;19-23.

Sterling ME, Hartigan SM, Wein AJ, and Smith AL. A Standardized Surgical Technique for Removal of the Interstim® Tined Lead. Can J Urol. 2016; 23(5):8471-75.

Ziemba JB, Sterling ME, Mucksavage P. Care of Acute Renal Colic: A Survey of Emergency Medicine Physicians. Can J Urol. 2016; 23(4):8368-74.

Sterling ME, Kovell RC, Jaffe WI. Primary Seminal Vesicle Adenocarcinoma Presenting with Bilateral Orbital Metastasis. Urol Case Rep. 2016; 6:33-35.

Pietzak E, Sterling ME, Smith Z, Malkowicz SB, Guzzo TJ. Outcomes of Radical Cystectomy in Potential Candidates for Bladder Preservation Therapy. Urology. 2015; 85(4): 869-875.

Sterling ME, Long CJ, Bosse KR, Bagatell R, Shukla AR. A rapid progression of disease after surgical excision of a malignant rhabdoid tumor of the bladder. Urology. 2015; 85(3): 664-666.

Sterling M, Ziemba J, Mucksavage P. Acute management of nephrolithiasis. World J Clin Urol. 2014; 3(3): 161-167.

Weisleder N, Takizawa N, Lin P, Wang X, Cao C, Zhang Y, Tan T, Ferrante C, Zhu H, Chen PJ, Yan R, Sterling M, Zhao X, Hwang M, Takeshima M, Cai C, Cheng H, Takeshima H, Xiao R, Ma J. Recombinant MG53 protein modulates therapeutic cell membrane repair in treatment of muscular dystrophy. Science Translational Medicine. 2012; 4(139):139ra85.

Sterling M, Chekmareva MA, Barone JG. Benign testicular enlargement due to diffuse interstitial fibrosis associated with cryptorchid testis in 11-month-old male. Urology. 2012; 79(2):440-42.

Barone JG, Johnson K, Sterling M, Ankem MK.  Laparoendoscopic single-site varicocele repair in adolescents-initial experience at a single institution.  J. Endourol. 2011; 25(10):1605-8.

Presentations:

Lee Z, Sterling ME, Dunphy M, Metro MJ. A Modified Intralesional Collegenase Clostridium Histolyticum Injection Treatment Pathway for the Management of Peyronie’s Disease that Requires Fewer Office Visit and Utilizes Penile Traction Therapy. Podium Presentation: May 2018. AUA Annual Meeting; San Francisco, CA

Lee Z, Sterling ME, Dunphy M, Metro MJ. Does Increasing the Number of Intralesional Collegenase Clostridium Injections from Four to Eight Cycles Improve Penile Curvature in Men with Peyronie’s Disease? Podium Presentation: May 2018. AUA Annual Meeting; San Francisco, CA

Sterling ME, Lamin E, Skokan A, Wein AJ, and Smith AL. Practice Patterns Across Specialties in the Treatment of Women with Recurrent UTIs in an Academic Healthcare System. Poster Presentation: May 2017. AUA Annual Meeting; Boston, MA.

Sterling ME, McDonald M, Ziemba JB, Strother MC, Skokan A, and Mucksavage P. NSAIDs May Improve 30-day Readmission Rates to the ED for Acute Episodes of Renal Colic. Poster Presentation: May 2017. AUA Annual Meeting; Boston, MA.

Sterling ME, Strother MC, Kovell RC, Jaffe WI. Day of Catheter Removal May Predict Cure Rates in Men Undergoing AdVance® Sling for Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence at Extended Follow-up (≥24 months). Podium Presentation: October 2016. Mid-Atlantic Section of the AUA Annual Meeting; Hot Springs, VA.

Sterling ME, Hartigan SM, Wein AJ, and Smith AL. Removal of the Interstim® Sacral Neuromodulation (SNM) Permanent Tined Lead from the S3 Foramen: A Standardized Surgical Technique. Poster Presentation: February 2016. Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction. Winter Meeting; New Orleans, LA.

Sterling ME, Skokan A, Seranio N, Wein AJ, Malkowicz SB, Miller C, Guzzo TJ. A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Penile Cancer at a Large Tertiary Care Center – 18 Years of Experience. Podium Presentation: October 2015. Mid-Atlantic Section of the AUA Annual Meeting; Nassau, Bahamas.

Sterling ME, Mucksavage P. Video Abstract: Robotic Nephrolithotomy: Various Techniques for Extraction. Video Presentation: May 2015. AUA Annual Meeting; New Orleans, LA

Parrillo L, Ziemba J, Sterling M, Gertz A, Mucksavage P, Guzzo T. Hematuria Practice Patterns in the Primary Care Setting. Podium Presentation: May 2015. AUA Annual Meeting; New Orleans, LA

Smith Z, Jayarajan S, Sterling M, Canter D, Issa M, Dobbs R, Malkowicz B, Guzzo T. The administration of any additional BCG beyond induction therapy improves overall survival in high-grade T1 bladder cancer. Poster Presentation: December 2014. Society of Urologic Oncology Winter Meeting; Bethesda, MD

Ziemba JB, Sterling ME, Van Arsdalen KN, Mucksavage P. Characteristics of emergency department visits for patients with nephrolithiasis. Poster Presentation: September 2014. Mid-Atlantic Section of the AUA Annual Meeting; Baltimore, MD

Ziemba JB, Sterling ME, Mucksavage P. Practice patterns of acute renal colic in the emergency department. Podium Presentation: September 2014. Mid-Atlantic Section of the AUA Annual Meeting; Baltimore, MD

Smith ZL, Guzzo TJ, Jayarajan SN, Sterling ME, Issa MM, Dobbs RW, Malkowicz SB, Canter DJ. The administration of any additional BCG beyond induction therapy improves overall survival in primary high-grade T1 bladder cancer. Poster Presentation: September 2014. Mid-Atlantic Section of the AUA Annual Meeting; Baltimore, MD

Revenig LM, Canter DJ, Issa MM, Dobbs RW, Smith ZL, Sterling ME, Malkowicz SB, Guzzo TJ. Re-examination of the Natural History of High-grade T1 Bladder Cancer: Analysis of a Large Cohort. Poster Presentation: October 2013. Mid-Atlantic Section of the AUA Annual Meeting; White Sulphur Springs, WV

Sterling M, Schneider D, Barone JG. Investigating the role of varying parental factors in delayed toilet training: A study on an increasing public health issue. Poster Presentation: October 2011. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition 2011; Boston, MA.

Sterling M, Ferrante C, Lin P, Zhao X, Ma J, Weisleder N. Mechanism of Recombinant Mitsugumin 53 (MG53) Protein Function in Membrane Repair. Poster Presentation: October 2009. RWJMS Research Forum; Piscataway, NJ.