Rafael Gosalbez, MD - Pediatric Urologist


Director, Division of Urologic Surgery

Dr. Rafael Gosalbez is a pediatric urologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. A graduate of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, Dr. Gosalbez completed his internship, residency and fellowship in pediatric urology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He served as Chief of Pediatric Urology at the University of Miami from 1992 to 1999, when he left the university to join Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Gosalbez was honored with the 1993-94 Annual Teaching Award by the urology residents at the University of Miami. Dr. Gosalbez is a diplomate of the American Board of Urology, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and belongs to multiple national and international urologic societies. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section of Urology. He is the author of numerous books, monographs, and manuscripts. He also serves as an editor for Current Opinion in Urology and Urología Pediatrica.

Dr. Gosalbez was listed in "Best Doctors in America" National Chapter in 1998.

Galvez, C., Raymo, A., ..., Gosalbez, R. (2023). Long Term Bowel Vaginoplasty with a Single Yang-Monti Tube. Urology practice, 11(2), 439-446. View in Pubmed

Suarez Arbelaez, M.C., Khanna, K., ..., Gosalbez, R., et al (2023). Does preoperative screening VCUG affect the outcomes and complications of pyeloplasty in patients with ureteropelvic junction obstruction?. Journal of pediatric urology, 20(1), 76.e1-76.e7. View in Pubmed

Guevara, C.G., Suarez, M.C., ..., Gosalbez, R. (2022). Small Intestinal Submucosa for corporeal body grafting in patients with proximal hypospadias and severe chordee: Long term follow-up assessing erectile function and genital self-perception. Journal of pediatric urology, 18(6), 758.e1-758.e7. View in Pubmed

Galvez, C., Isern, S., ..., Gosalbez, R. (2022). Abdominal Evisceration: A Rare Complication of In Utero Vesicoamniotic Shunting. Urology, 168(), 201-204. View in Pubmed

González, S.T., Rosito, T.E., ..., Gosalbez, R., et al (2022). Multicenter comparative study of open, laparoscopic, and robotic pyeloplasty in the pediatric population for the treatment of ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO). International Brazilian journal of urology, 48(6), 961-968. View in Pubmed

Quintanilla, R., Galvez, C., ..., Gosalbez, R. (2022). Simultaneous placement of fecal and urinary continent channel stomas in the umbilicus: Single-center experience. Journal of pediatric urology, 18(5), 613.e1-613.e8. View in Pubmed

Guevara, C.G., Achua, J.K., ..., Gosalbez, R., et al (2021). Neonatal Circumcision: What Are the Factors Affecting Parental Decision?. Curēus, 13(11), e19415. View in Pubmed

Galvez, C., Guevara, C., ..., Gosalbez, R. (2021). Papers presented at the fall 2020 Pediatric Urologic Oncology Work Group of the Societies of Pediatric Urology meetingBladder Duplication in a Setting of VACTER Association. Urology, 153(), 307-311. View in Pubmed

Ransford, J.A., Moscardi, P., ..., Gosalbez, R., et al (2021). Predictive factors for early discharge (≤24 hours) and re-admission following robotic-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty in children. Canadian Urological Association journal, 15(11), E603-E607. View in Pubmed

Alam, A., Delto, J.C., Blachman-Braun, R., Wayne, G., Mittal, A.G., ..., Gosalbez, R. (2017). Staged Fowler-Stephens and Single-stage Laparoscopic Orchiopexy for Intra-abdominal Testes: Is There a Difference? A Single Institution Experience. Urology, 101(), 104-110. View in Pubmed

Alam, A., Delto, J.C., Blachman-Braun, R., Wayne, G., Mittal, A.G., ..., Gosalbez, R. (2017). Author reply. Urology, 101(), 109-110. View in Pubmed

Moscardi, P.R.M., Gosalbez, R., Castellan, M.A. (2017). Management of High-Grade Penile Curvature Associated With Hypospadias in Children. Frontiers in pediatrics, 5(), 189. View in Pubmed

Alamsahebpour, A., Blachman-Braun, R., Gupta, A., Castellan, M., Campos, S.J., Gosalbez, R. (2015). Laparoscopy and transseptal orchiopexy in the management of transverse testicular ectopia. Current urology reports, 16(7), 48. View in Pubmed

Garcia-Roig, M., Castellan, M., Gonzalez, J., Gorin, M.A., Cruz-Diaz, O., Labbie, A., Gosalbez, R. (2014). Sigmoid vaginoplasty with a modified single Monti tube: a pediatric case series. Journal of Urology, 191(Suppl 5), 1537-1542.

Cruz-Diaz, O., Castellan, M., Gosalbez, R. (2013). Use of buccal mucosa in hypospadias repair. Current Urology Reports, 14(4), 366-372. View in Pubmed

Lasso-Betancor, C.E., Castellan, M., Yanes, R., Labbie, A., Gosalbez, R. (2012). Pediatric pyeloplasty without intrarenal stent. Archivos Españoles de Urología, 36(8), 469-473. View in Pubmed

Castellan, M., Gosalbez, R., Bar-Yosef, Y., Labbie, A. (2012). Complications after use of gastric segments for lower urinary tract reconstruction. Journal of Urology, 187(5), 1823-1827. View in Pubmed

Bar-Yosef, Y., Castellan, M., Joshi, D., Labbie, A., Gosalbez, R. (2011). Salvage dextranomer-hyaluronic acid copolymer for persistent reflux after ureteral reimplantation: early success rates. Journal of Urology, 185(Suppl 6), 2531-2534. View in Pubmed

Bar-Yosef, Y., Castellan, M., Joshi, D., Labbie, A., Gosalbez, R. (2011). Total continence reconstruction using the artificial urinary sphincter and the Malone antegrade continence enema. Journal of Urology, 185(4), 1444-1447. View in Pubmed

Castellan, M., Gosalbez, R., Joshi, D., Bar-Yosef, Y., Labbie, A. (2011). Ventral corporal body grafting for correcting severe penile curvature associated with single or two-stage hypospadias repair. Journal of Pediatric Urology, 7(3), 289-293. View in Pubmed

Tunuguntla, H., Mishra, A., Jorda, M., Gosalbez, R. (2011). Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the epididymis: case report and review of the literature. Urology, 78(1), 183-185. View in Pubmed

Castellan, M., Gosalbez, R. (2009). “Ambiguos genitalia”. Santiago, Chile. Mediterraneo. Manual de Nefrologia y Urologia Pediatrica, 4th ed..

Sfakianakis, G. N., Sfakianaki, E., Georgiou, M., Serafini, A., Ezuddin, S., ..., Gosalbez, R., et al (2009). A renal protocol for all ages and all indications: mercapto-acetyl-triglycine (MAG3) with simultaneous injection of furosemide (MAG3-F0): a 17-year experience. Seminars in Nuclear Medicine, 39(3), 156-173. View in Pubmed

Castellan, M., Garcia Merida, M., Gosalbez, R. (2008). [Transitory urinary retention after simultaneous bilateral extravesical ureteral reimplantation]. Archivos Españoles de Urología, 61(2), 316-319. View in Pubmed

Kato, T., Selvaggi, G., Burke, G., Ciancio, G., Zilleruelo, G., Hattori, M., Gosalbez, R., Tzakis, A. (2008). Partial bladder transplantation with en bloc kidney transplant—the first case report of a ‘bladder patch technique’ in a human. American Journal of Transplantation, 8(5), 1060-1063. View in Pubmed

Kutikov, A., Casale, P., White, M. A., Meyer, W. A., Chang, A., Gosalbez, R., Canning, D. A. (2008). Testicular compartment syndrome: a new approach to conceptualizing and managing testicular torsion. Urology, 72(4), 786-789. View in Pubmed

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Children's Urology Associates, PA
3200 SW 60 Court #104
Miami, FL 33155
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Fellowship - Emory University Hospital
Residency - Emory University Hospital
Medical School - Auto. Univ. of Barcelona, Spain


American Board of Urology - Certified
American Board of Urology (Pediatric Urology) - Certified