Mark Pe, MD

Mark Pe, MD

Urologist

Mark Pe, MD is a Board Certified urologist who practices at Hillcrest Urological Medical Group with fellow urologists Stephen Bridge, MD, Warren Kessler, MD, John Martin, MD, and Carol Salem, MD.

A native Southern Californian, Dr. Pe grew up in Loma Linda, and went to college in Los Angeles. He earned his bachelor's degree in microbiology and molecular genetics and master's degree in physiological science at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1999. He received his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 2004.

After medical school, Dr. Pe completed his residency in general surgery and urology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia in 2010. During his residency, he trained under Dr. Demetrius Bagley, a pioneer and a leading authority of endourology and kidney stone disease.

Dr. Pe is a member of many professional organizations such as the American Urologic Association and the San Diego Urologic Society. He has also authored numerous abstracts, peer-reviewed publications, and book chapters, and has presented his findings at both national and international medical conferences.

In his spare time, Dr. Pe spends his time enjoying the perfect San Diego weather and lifestyle. He is also an avid sports fan and enjoys outdoor activities like surfing, playing tennis, and running. Most importantly, Dr. Pe especially loves spending time with his wife Kate and playing with their two sons, Noah and Alex.

Dr. Pe is an advocate of minimally invasive treatment for both benign and malignant urologic diseases. He has trained on the da Vinci surgical robot and is part of the Scripps Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery team. Dr. Pe also has a particular interest in endoscopic treatment of stone disease and laser treatment of the prostate for BPH.

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

2010 – present Attending Physician
Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego Campus
San Diego, California

Hillcrest Urological Medical Group,
A Division of Genesis Healthcare Partners

San Diego, CA

EDUCATION

2009 – 2010 Chief Resident in Urology
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2006 – 2009 Resident in Urology
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2004 – 2006 Resident in General Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2000 – 2004 Doctor of Medicine
Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1999 – 2000 Master of Science
Physiological Science
University of California, Los Angeles
1994 – 1999 Batchelor of Science
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
University of California, Los Angeles

LICENSURE

2007 Pennsylvania
2007 DEA (active)
2010 California (active)

CERTIFICATION

2002 United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1
2004 United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 2
2005 United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 3
2010 Medtronic Interstim® Therapy
2012 Diplomate, American Board of Urology

AWARDS

1994 – 1998 Dean’s honors list; Provost’s honors list
2001 National Heart, Lung, and Blood medical student research grant
2005 – 2006 Excellence in Teaching Award
General Surgery
2007 Cleveland Clinic National Urology Resident Preceptorship Program in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
2008 Poster of Exceptional Merit
Johannes JR, Pe ML, Glassman DT, Byrne DS, Trabulsi EJ, Lallas CD, and Gomella LG.  The impact of surgical delay on renal mass interval growth based on preoperative imaging and final pathologic specimen.
American College of Surgeons 94th Annual Clinical Conference
San Francisco, CA, 2008

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1996 – 1999 Student Athlete Tutor
UCLA Student Athlete Tutorial Unit
2005 – 2006 Excellence in Teaching Award
General Surgery

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

2001 – 2004 Committee of Medical School Admissions
Jefferson Medical College

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

2006 – present American Urologic Association
2006 – present Society of Endourology
2010 – present American Urologic Association, Western Section
2010 – present San Diego Urologic Society

ABSTRACTS/PRESENTATIONS

1.  Pe ML, Trabulsi EJ, and Lallas CD.  Transperitoneal robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy after prosthetic mesh herniorrhaphy.  (Podium presentation)
Philadelphia Urologic Society resident’s essay competition,
Philadelphia, PA; 2007

2.  Pe ML, Trabulsi EJ, and Lallas CD.  Robot assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy.  (Instructional video presentation)
Advanced minimally invasive surgery at TJUH,
Avalon, NJ; 2007

3.  Pe ML, Sterious SN, and Lallas CD.  Robotic assisted laparoscopic dismembered pyeloplasty.  (Instructional video presentation)
American College of Surgeons 93rd Annual Clinical Congress,
New Orleans, LA; 2007

4.  Pe ML, Trabulsi EJ, Yingling CJ, Kedika R, Dicker AP, Gomella LG, and Valicenti RK.  Percent positive biopsy cores and biochemical outcome in patients with low-risk prostate cancer treated with brachytherapy or three dimensional conformal external beam radiotherapy.  (Podium presentation)
Mid Atlantic AUA annual meeting, Bermuda; 2007

5.  Pe ML, Trabulsi EJ, Yingling CJ, Kedika R, Dicker AP, Gomella LG, and Valicenti RK.  The impact of percent positive biopsy cores on biochemical outcome in patients with low-risk prostate cancer treated with brachytherapy or 3D-CRT.  (Poster presentation)
American Society of Clinical Oncology GU symposium,
San Francisco, CA; 2008

6.  Halpern EJ, Pe ML, Johannes JR, Forsberg F, Gomella LG, and Trabulsi EJ.  Analysis of prostate cancer detected by microflow imaging.  (Poster presentation)
AUA annual meeting, Anaheim, CA; 2008

7.  Pak RP, Pe ML, Lallas CD, Trabulsi EJ, and Gomella LG.  Improving pT2 surgical margins in robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy: impact of a change in apical dissection.  (Poster presentation)
American College of Surgeons 94th Annual Clinical Conference,
San Francisco, CA; 2008

8.  Johannes JR, Pe ML, Glassman DT, Byrne DS, Trabulsi EJ, Lallas CD, and Gomella LG.  The impact of surgical delay on renal mass interval growth based on preoperative imaging and final pathologic specimen.  (Awarded “Poster of Exceptional Merit”)
American College of Surgeons 94th Annual Clinical Conference,
San Francisco, CA; 2008

9.  Pe ML, Thumar AB, McCue P, Lallas CD, Gomella LG, and Trabulsi EJ.  Comparison of lymph node yield in robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy versus open radical retropubic prostatectomy.  (Podium presentation)
Philadelphia Urologic Society resident’s essay competition,
Philadelphia, PA; 2010

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

1.  Chang DD, Park NH, Denny CT, Nelson SF, and Pe M.  Characterization of transformation related genes in oral cancer cell lines.  Oncogene 16: 1921-1930, 1998.

2.  Pe ML, Sterious SN, Liu JB, and Lallas CD.  Robotic dismembered pyeloplasty in a horseshoe kidney after failed endopyelotomy.  JSLS 12: 210-212, 2008.

3.  Gittens PR, Lallas CD, Pe ML, Perkel R, Folia C, and Gomella LG.  Uropharmacology for the primary care physician.  Can J Urol 15: suppl 78-91, 2008.

4.  Pe ML, Trabulsi EJ, Kedika R, Dicker AP, Gomella LG, and Valicenti RK.  Effect of percentage of positive prostate biopsy cores on biochemical outcome in low-risk PCa treated with brachytherapy or 3D-CRT.  Urology 73: 1328-1334, 2009.

5.  Pe ML, Trabulsi EJ, and Valicenti RK.  Author response to editorial comment on “Effect of percentage of positive prostate biopsy cores on biochemical outcome in low-risk PCa treated with brachytherapy or 3D-CRT.”  Urology 73: 1334-1335, 2009.

6.  Lallas CD, Pe ML, Patel JV, Sharma P, Gomella LG, and Trabulsi EJ.  Transperitoneal robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy after prosthetic mesh herniorrhaphy.  JSLS 13: 142-147, 2009.

7.  Lallas CD, Pe ML, Thumar AB, Chandrasekar T, Lee FC, McCue P, Gomella LG, and Trabulsi EJ.  Comparison of lymph node yield in robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy with that in open radical retropubic prostatectomy.  BJU Int 107: 1136-40, 2011.

BOOK CHAPTERS

1.  Pe ML and Gomella LG.  Renal failure, acute.  In Domino FJ, Baldor RA, Ehrlich AM, et al (Eds.) The 5-Minute Clinical Consult, 17th Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2008: 1100-1101.

2.  Pe ML, Trabulsi EJ, and Halpern EJ.  Transrectal ultrasound imaging of the prostate.  In Hricak H and Scardino PT (Eds.) Contemporary Issues in Cancer Imaging:  Prostate Cancer.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2009: 102-119.

3.  Pe ML, Davis E, and Hirsch IH.  General urology.  In Paulk D and Agnew D (Eds.) Physician Assistant Review Guide.  Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett; 2009.

4.  Pe ML and Trabulsi EJ.  Short topics: A to Z.  In Gomella LG (Ed.) The 5-Minute Urology Consult, 2nd Edition.  Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2010: 646-660.

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