Marc Cendron

Marc Cendron, MD

Associate in Urology

Associate Professor of Surgery (Urology), Harvard Medical School

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Medical Services


  • Urology
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Circumcision
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Hydrocele
  • Inguinal Hernia


  • Urology


  • English


  • Andrology Program
  • Robotic Surgery Program
  • Neurourology Program
  • Center for Perinatal Urology
  • Urologic Tumors Program
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Voiding Improvement Program
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Experience and Education



Bowdoin College, 1978

Brunswick, ME

Medical School

Tufts University School of Medicine, 1980-1984

Boston, MA

Internship, Surgery

University of Pennsylvania , 1984-1985

Philadelphia, PA

Residency, Surgery

University of Pennsylvania, 1985-1986

Philadelphia, PA

Residency, Urology

University of Pennsylvania, 1986-1990

Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship, Pediatric Urology

Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1990-1991

Baltimore, MD


  • American Board of Urology, Pediatric Urology


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  1. Cendron M, Cho PS, Pennison M, Rosoklija I, Diamond DA, Borer JG. Anatomic findings associated with epispadias in boys: Implications for surgical management and urinary continence. J Pediatr Urol. 2017 Oct 26.
  2. McQuaid JW, Cendron M. Author Reply. Urology. 2016 06; 92:99.
  3. McQuaid JW, Johnson EK, Andrews E, Rosoklija I, Cendron M. The Efficacy of Congenital Penile Curvature Repair in Preadolescent Males: Early Outcomes. Urology. 2016 06; 92:95-9.
  4. McNamara ER, Schaeffer AJ, Logvinenko T, Seager C, Rosoklija I, Nelson CP, Retik AB, Diamond DA, Cendron M. Management of Proximal Hypospadias with 2-Stage Repair: 20-Year Experience. J Urol. 2015 Oct; 194(4):1080-5.
  5. Cendron M. Flap versus graft 2-stage repair of severe hypospadias with chordee. Flap repair. J Urol. 2015 Mar; 193(3):761-2.
  6. Cho P, Cendron M. The surgical management of male epispadias in the new millennium. Curr Urol Rep. 2014 Dec; 15(12):472.
  7. Rosman BM, Barbosa JA, Passerotti CP, Cendron M, Nguyen HT. Evaluation of a novel gel-based ureteral stent with biofilm-resistant characteristics. Int Urol Nephrol. 2014 Jun; 46(6):1053-8.
  8. Hartman RJ, Welchons DR, Teot L, Chow J, Cendron M. Incidental capture of rarely diagnosed pediatric tumor: an infant boy with clear cell sarcoma of the kidney. Urology. 2013 Dec; 82(6):1416-8.
  9. Zanetta VC, Rosman BM, Bromley B, Shipp TD, Chow JS, Campbell JB, Herndon CD, Passerotti CC, Cendron M, Retik AB, Nguyen HT. Variations in management of mild prenatal hydronephrosis among maternal-fetal medicine obstetricians, and pediatric urologists and radiologists. J Urol. 2012 Nov; 188(5):1935-9.
  10. Harty NJ, Nelson CP, Cendron M, Turner S, Borer JG. The impact of electrocautery method on post-operative bleeding complications after non-newborn circumcision and revision circumcision. J Pediatr Urol. 2013 Oct; 9(5):634-7.
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  12. Psutka SP, Cendron M. Bladder diverticula in children. J Pediatr Urol. 2013 Apr; 9(2):129-38.
  13. Cendron M. Editorial comment. J Urol. 2012 Feb; 187(2):681.
  14. Hong YK, Onal B, Diamond DA, Retik AB, Cendron M, Nguyen HT. Robot-assisted laparoscopic excision of symptomatic retrovesical cysts in boys and young adults. J Urol. 2011 Dec; 186(6):2372-8.
  15. Cendron M. Editorial comment. J Urol. 2011 Jun; 185(6 Suppl):2540.
  16. Cendron M. The first World Congress of Pediatric Urology. J Urol. 2011 Jun; 185(6 Suppl):2439.
  17. Passerotti CC, Kalish LA, Chow J, Passerotti AM, Recabal P, Cendron M, Lee RS, Lopez AB, Retik AB, Nguyen HT. The predictive value of the first postnatal ultrasound in children with antenatal hydronephrosis. J Pediatr Urol. 2011 Apr; 7(2):128-36.
  18. Cendron M. Editorial comment. J Urol. 2010 Aug; 184(2):680-1; discussion 681-2.
  19. Nguyen HT, Herndon CD, Cooper C, Gatti J, Kirsch A, Kokorowski P, Lee R, Perez-Brayfield M, Metcalfe P, Yerkes E, Cendron M, Campbell JB. The Society for Fetal Urology consensus statement on the evaluation and management of antenatal hydronephrosis. J Pediatr Urol. 2010 Jun; 6(3):212-31.
  20. Passerotti C, Chow JS, Silva A, Schoettler CL, Rosoklija I, Perez-Rossello J, Cendron M, Cilento BG, Lee RS, Nelson CP, Estrada CR, Bauer SB, Borer JG, Diamond DA, Retik AB, Nguyen HT. Ultrasound versus computerized tomography for evaluating urolithiasis. J Urol. 2009 Oct; 182(4 Suppl):1829-34.
  21. Diamond DA, Xuewu J, Bauer SB, Cilento BG, Borer JG, Nguyen H, Cendron M, Rosoklija I, Retik AB. What is the optimal surgical strategy for bulbous urethral stricture in boys? J Urol. 2009 Oct; 182(4 Suppl):1755-8.
  22. Estrada CR, Passerotti CC, Graham DA, Peters CA, Bauer SB, Diamond DA, Cilento BG, Borer JG, Cendron M, Nelson CP, Lee RS, Zhou J, Retik AB, Nguyen HT. Nomograms for predicting annual resolution rate of primary vesicoureteral reflux: results from 2,462 children. J Urol. 2009 Oct; 182(4):1535-41.
  23. Diamond DA, Xuewu J, Cilento BG, Bauer SB, Peters CA, Borer JG, Mandell J, Cendron M, Rosoklija I, Zurakowski D, Retik AB. Varicocele surgery: a decade's experience at a children's hospital. BJU Int. 2009 Jul; 104(2):246-9.
  24. Cendron M. Reflux nephropathy. J Pediatr Urol. 2008 Dec; 4(6):414-21.
  25. Nelson CP, Diamond DA, Cendron M, Peters CA, Cilento BG. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in pediatric patients using a late generation portable lithotriptor: experience at Children's Hospital Boston. J Urol. 2008 Oct; 180(4 Suppl):1865-8.
  26. Cendron M. Antibiotic prophylaxis in the management of vesicoureteral reflux. Adv Urol. 2008; 825475.
  27. Passerotti C, Cendron M, Gargollo P, Diamond DA, Borer JG, Cilento B, Bauers S, Retik AB, Peters CA, Nguyen HT. Minimally invasive surgical approaches to retrovesical structures. Int J Med Robot. 2007 Dec; 3(4):307-11.
  28. Lee RS, Passerotti CC, Cendron M, Estrada CR, Borer JG, Peters CA. Early results of robot assisted laparoscopic lithotomy in adolescents. J Urol. 2007 Jun; 177(6):2306-9; discussion 2309-10.
  29. Wang LL, Perlman EJ, Vujanic GM, Zuppan C, Brundler MA, Cheung CR, Calicchio ML, Dubois S, Cendron M, Murata-Collins JL, Wenger GD, Strzelecki D, Barr FG, Collins T, Perez-Atayde AR, Kozakewich H. Desmoplastic small round cell tumor of the kidney in childhood. Am J Surg Pathol. 2007 Apr; 31(4):576-84.
  30. Higham-Kessler J, Reinert SE, Snodgrass WT, Hensle TW, Koyle MA, Hurwitz RS, Cendron M, Diamond DA, Caldamone AA. A review of failures of endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteral reflux with dextranomer microspheres. J Urol. 2007 Feb; 177(2):710-4; discussion 714-5.
  31. Kim S, Linden B, Cendron M, Puder M. Pediatric anorectal impalement with bladder rupture: case report and review of the literature. J Pediatr Surg. 2006 Sep; 41(9):E1-3.
  32. Cendron M. Endoscopic treatment for vesicoureteral reflux: let's not get carried away! Urology. 2006 Aug; 68(2):242-3.
  33. Lee RS, Cendron M, Kinnamon DD, Nguyen HT. Antenatal hydronephrosis as a predictor of postnatal outcome: a meta-analysis. Pediatrics. 2006 Aug; 118(2):586-93.
  34. Elder JS, Diaz M, Caldamone AA, Cendron M, Greenfield S, Hurwitz R, Kirsch A, Koyle MA, Pope J, Shapiro E. Endoscopic therapy for vesicoureteral reflux: a meta-analysis. I. Reflux resolution and urinary tract infection. J Urol. 2006 Feb; 175(2):716-22.
  35. Eaton SH, Cendron MA, Estrada CR, Bauer SB, Borer JG, Cilento BG, Diamond DA, Retik AB, Peters CA. Intermittent testicular torsion: diagnostic features and management outcomes. J Urol. 2005 Oct; 174(4 Pt 2):1532-5; discussion 1535.
  36. Eaton SH, Cendron MA. Primary desmoplastic small round cell tumor of the kidney in a 7-year-old girl. J Pediatr Urol. 2006 Feb; 2(1):52-4.
  37. Edney MT, Lopes JF, Schned A, Ellsworth PI, Cendron M. Time course and histology of urethrocutaneous fistula formation in a porcine model of urethral healing. Eur Urol. 2004 Jun; 45(6):806-10.
  38. Cendron M. Removing the stigma: helping reduce the psychosocial impact of bedwetting. Urol Nurs. 2002 Aug; 22(4):286-7.
  39. Weidman ER, Cendron M, Schned AR, Harris RD. Scrotal lymphangioma: an uncommon cause for a scrotal mass. J Ultrasound Med. 2002 Jun; 21(6):669-72.
  40. Edney MT, Schned AR, Cendron M, Chaffee S, Ellsworth PI. Priapism in a 15-year-old boy with congenital dyserythropoietic anemia type II (hereditary erythroblastic multinuclearity with positive acidified serum lysis test). J Urol. 2002 Jan; 167(1):309-10.
  41. Lopes JF, Schned A, Ellsworth PI, Cendron M. Histological analysis of urethral healing after tubularized incised plate urethroplasty. J Urol. 2001 Sep; 166(3):1014-7.
  42. Cendron M, Laing G, Schatzki S. John Clark, M.D: the first trained lithotomist in Colonial New England. Urology. 2001 Jul; 58(1):129-31.
  43. Lopes JF, Cendron M, Ellsworth PI. Cystoscopy at the time of ureteral reimplantation for primary vesicoureteral reflux: is it necessary? Incidence of undetected anomalies and cost. Urology. 2001 Jun; 57(6):1156-8; discussion 1158-9.
  44. Cendron M. Re: paternity and hormone levels after unilateral cryptorchidism: association with pretreatment testicular location. J Urol. 2001 May; 165(5):1644.
  45. Ellsworth PI, Cendron M, McCullough MF. Surgical management of vesicoureteral reflux. AORN J. 2000 Mar; 71(3):498-505, 508-13; quiz 517-20, 523-4.
  46. Ellison L, Cendron M, Ornvold K, Baker E. Early diagnosis of fetal bladder outlet obstruction. J Pediatr Surg. 2000 Mar; 35(3):513-4.
  47. Cendron M. Primary nocturnal enuresis: current. Am Fam Physician. 1999 Mar 01; 59(5):1205-14, 1219-20.
  48. Ellsworth P, Cendron M, Ritland D, McCullough M. Hypospadias repair in the 1990s. AORN J. 1999 Jan; 69(1):148-53, 155-6, 159-61.
  49. Cendron M, Ellsworth PI. [Treatment of complex hypospadias by the Snodgrass technique]. Ann Urol (Paris). 1999; 33(5):364-7.
  50. Cozzolino DJ, Cendron M, DeVore DP, Hoopes PJ. The biological behavior of autologous collagen-based extracellular matrix injected into the rabbit bladder wall. Neurourol Urodyn. 1999; 18(5):487-95.
  51. Cendron M, Schned AR, Ellsworth PI. Histological evaluation of the testicular nubbin in the vanishing testis syndrome. J Urol. 1998 Sep; 160(3 Pt 2):1161-2; discussion 1163.
  52. Latini JM, Curtis MR, Cendron M, Crow HC, Baker E, Marin-Padilla M. Prenatal failure to visualize kidneys: a spectrum of disease. Urology. 1998 Aug; 52(2):306-11.
  53. Cendron M. [The surgical treatment of distal hypospadias]. Arch Esp Urol. 1998 Jul-Aug; 51(6):539-49.
  54. Lerner LB, Cendron M, Rous SN. Nephrolithiasis from indinavir, a new human immunodeficiency virus drug. J Urol. 1998 Jun; 159(6):2074; discussion 2074-5.
  55. Cendron M, Klauber G. Combination therapy in the treatment of persistent nocturnal enuresis. Br J Urol. 1998 May; 81 Suppl 3:26-8.
  56. Merguerian PA, Mevorach RA, Shortliffe LD, Cendron M. Laparoscopy for the evaluation and management of the nonpalpable testicle. Urology. 1998 May; 51(5A Suppl):3-6.
  57. Lottmann HB, Archambaud F, Hellal B, Pageyral BM, Cendron M. 99mTechnetium-dimercapto-succinic acid renal scan in the evaluation of potential long-term renal parenchymal damage associated with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in children. J Urol. 1998 Feb; 159(2):521-4.
  58. Lottmann HB, Melin Y, Cendron M, Lombrail P, Beze-Beyrie P, Cendron J. Bladder exstrophy: evaluation of factors leading to continence with spontaneous voiding after staged reconstruction. J Urol. 1997 Sep; 158(3 Pt 2):1041-4.
  59. Cozzolino DJ, Cendron M. Bilateral renal vein thrombosis in a newborn: a case of prenatal renal vein thrombosis. Urology. 1997 Jul; 50(1):128-31.
  60. Curtis MR, Mooney DP, Vaccaro TJ, Williams JC, Cendron M, Shorter NA, Sargent SK. Prenatal ultrasound characterization of the suprarenal mass: distinction between neuroblastoma and subdiaphragmatic extralobar pulmonary sequestration. J Ultrasound Med. 1997 Feb; 16(2):75-83.
  61. Curtis M, Schned A, Hakim S, Cendron M. Papillary transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder with lymphangiectasia in an 8-year-old boy. J Urol. 1996 Jul; 156(1):202.
  62. Morin L, Cendron M, Crombleholme TM, Garmel SH, Klauber GT, D'Alton ME. Minimal hydronephrosis in the fetus: clinical significance and implications for management. J Urol. 1996 Jun; 155(6):2047-9.
  63. Robertson FM, Cendron M, Klauber GT, Harris BH. Renal cell carcinoma in association with tuberous sclerosis in children. J Pediatr Surg. 1996 May; 31(5):729-30.
  64. Garmel SH, Crombleholme TM, Cendron M, Klauber G, D'Alton ME. The vanishing fetal ureterocele: a cause for concern? Prenat Diagn. 1996 Apr; 16(4):354-6.
  65. Crombleholme TM, D'Alton M, Cendron M, Alman B, Goldberg MD, Klauber GT, Cohen A, Heilman C, Lewis M, Harris BH. Prenatal diagnosis and the pediatric surgeon: the impact of prenatal consultation on perinatal management. J Pediatr Surg. 1996 Jan; 31(1):156-62; discussion 162-3.
  66. Cendron M, DeVore DP, Connolly R, Sant GR, Ucci A, Calahan R, Klauber GT. The biological behavior of autologous collagen injected into the rabbit bladder. J Urol. 1995 Aug; 154(2 Pt 2):808-11.
  67. Cendron M, D'Alton ME, Crombleholme TM. Prenatal diagnosis and management of the fetus with hydronephrosis. Semin Perinatol. 1994 Jun; 18(3):163-81.
  68. Hiort O, Klauber G, Cendron M, Sinnecker GH, Keim L, Schwinger E, Wolfe HJ, Yandell DW. Molecular characterization of the androgen receptor gene in boys with hypospadias. Eur J Pediatr. 1994 May; 153(5):317-21.
  69. Cendron M, Horton CE, Karim OM, Takishima H, Haberlik A, Mostwin JL, Gearhart JP. A fetal lamb model of partial urethral obstruction: experimental protocol and results. J Pediatr Surg. 1994 Jan; 29(1):77-80.
  70. Carroll JC, Klauber GT, Kretschmar CS, Ucci A, Cendron M. Urological aspects of intra-abdominal desmoplastic small round cell tumor of childhood: a preliminary report. J Urol. 1994 Jan; 151(1):172-3.
  71. Klauber GT, Cendron M. Continent vesicostomy using a catheterizable posterior bladder tube: modification of the Mitrofanoff principle. J Pediatr Surg. 1994 Jan; 29(1):71-3.
  72. Karim OM, Cendron M, Mostwin JL, Gearhart JP. Developmental alterations in the fetal lamb bladder subjected to partial urethral obstruction in utero. J Urol. 1993 Sep; 150(3):1060-3.
  73. Crombleholme TM, Harris BH, Jacir NN, Latchaw LA, Kretschmar CS, Rosenfield CG, Wolfe LC, Cendron M, Trask C, Wolfe HJ. The desmoplastic round cell tumor: a new solid tumor of childhood. J Pediatr Surg. 1993 Aug; 28(8):1023-5.
  74. Cendron M, Huff DS, Keating MA, Snyder HM, Duckett JW. Anatomical, morphological and volumetric analysis: a review of 759 cases of testicular maldescent. J Urol. 1993 Mar; 149(3):570-3.
  75. Turek PJ, Malloy TR, Cendron M, Carpiniello VL, Wein AJ. KTP-532 laser ablation of urethral strictures. Urology. 1992 Oct; 40(4):330-4.
  76. Haberlik A, Cendron M, Sauer H. Biliovenous fistula in children after blunt liver trauma: proposal for a simple surgical treatment. J Pediatr Surg. 1992 Sep; 27(9):1203-6.
  77. Cendron M, Gearhart JP. The Mitrofanoff principle. Technique and application in continent urinary diversion. Urol Clin North Am. 1991 Nov; 18(4):615-21.
  78. Cendron M, Deserable D, Malkowicz SB, Wein AJ. The urology crash box. J Urol. 1991 Aug; 146(2):389.
  79. Cendron M, Wein AJ, Schwartz SS, Murtagh F, Livolsi VA, Tomaszewski JE. Germ cell tumor of testis in a patient with von Hippel-Lindau disease. Urology. 1991 Jan; 37(1):69-71.
  80. Cendron M, Whitmore KE, Carpiniello V, Kurzweil SJ, Hanno PM, Snyder HM, Duckett JW. Traumatic rupture of the corpus cavernosum: evaluation and management. J Urol. 1990 Oct; 144(4):987-91.
  81. Cendron M, Keating MA, Huff DS, Koop CE, Snyder HM, Duckett JW. Cryptorchidism, orchiopexy and infertility: a critical long-term retrospective analysis. J Urol. 1989 Aug; 142(2 Pt 2):559-62; discussion 572.
  82. Garber BB, Cendron M, Cohen R, Whitmore KE. Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis and amyloidosis: a rare association. J Urol. 1989 Jul; 142(1):114-6.
  83. Carpiniello VL, Cendron M, Altman HG, Malloy TR, Booth R. Treatment of urinary complications after total joint replacement in elderly females. Urology. 1988 Sep; 32(3):186-8.
  84. Klempner MS, Cendron M, Wyler DJ. Attachment of plasma membrane vesicles of human macrophages to Leishmania tropica promastigotes. J Infect Dis. 1983 Sep; 148(3):377-84.
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