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Carlos Estrada, MD

Estrada MD
Urology Research
Hospital Title:
Principal Investigator
Academic Title:
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Research Focus Area:
Spina BifidaTissue EngineeringUrinary and Gastrointestinal Tract Surgical ResearchBiomaterials


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  1. Estrada CR. Variability in Care-What Would Business People Think? J Urol. 2018 Jan; 199(1):40-42.
  2. Diamond DA, Chan IHY, Holland AJA, Kurtz MP, Nelson C, Estrada CR, Bauer S, Tam PKH. Advances in paediatric urology. Lancet. 2017 Sep 09; 390(10099):1061-1071.
  3. Algarrahi K, Franck D, Savarino A, Cristofaro V, Yang X, Affas S, Schäfer FM, Sullivan MP, Estrada CR, Mauney JR. Bilayer silk fibroin grafts support functional oesophageal repair in a rodent model of caustic injury. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2018 Feb; 12(2):e1068-e1075.
  4. Algarrahi K, Franck D, Cristofaro V, Yang X, Savarino A, Affas S, Schäfer FM, Ghezzi C, Jennings R, Nedder A, Kaplan DL, Sullivan MP, Estrada CR, Mauney JR. Bi-layer silk fibroin grafts support functional tissue regeneration in a porcine model of onlay esophagoplasty. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2018 Feb; 12(2):e894-e904.
  5. Epelboym Y, Estrada C, Estroff J. Ultrasound diagnosis of fetal hypospadias: Accuracy and outcomes. J Pediatr Urol. 2017 Oct; 13(5):484.e1-484.e4.
  6. Wiestma AC, Estrada CR, Cho PS, Hollis MV, Yu RN. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic bladder augmentation in the pediatric patient. J Pediatr Urol. 2016 Oct; 12(5):313.e1-313.e2.
  7. Sack BS, Mauney JR, Estrada CR. Silk Fibroin Scaffolds for Urologic Tissue Engineering. Curr Urol Rep. 2016 Feb; 17(2):16.
  8. Breen M, Phelps A, Estrada C, Chow JS. CT cystography for evaluation of bladder perforation--be safe and know the limitations--reply to Dr. Karmazyn. Pediatr Radiol. 2016 Apr; 46(4):580.
  9. Chung YG, Seth A, Doyle C, Franck D, Kim D, Cristofaro V, Benowitz LI, Tu DD, Estrada CR, Mauney JR, Sullivan MP, Adam RM. Inosine Improves Neurogenic Detrusor Overactivity following Spinal Cord Injury. PLoS One. 2015; 10(11):e0141492.
  10. Breen M, Phelps A, Estrada C, Chow JS. The role of imaging in pediatric bladder augmentation. Pediatr Radiol. 2015 Sep; 45(10):1440-7.
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  12. Algarrahi K, Franck D, Ghezzi CE, Cristofaro V, Yang X, Sullivan MP, Chung YG, Affas S, Jennings R, Kaplan DL, Estrada CR, Mauney JR. Acellular bi-layer silk fibroin scaffolds support functional tissue regeneration in a rat model of onlay esophagoplasty. Biomaterials. 2015 Jun; 53:149-59.
  13. Lee NG, Andrews E, Rosoklija I, Logvinenko T, Johnson EK, Oates RD, Estrada CR. The effect of spinal cord level on sexual function in the spina bifida population. J Pediatr Urol. 2015 Jun; 11(3):142.e1-6.
  14. Hubert K, Johnson E, Estrada C, Diamond D, Maizels M. CEVL training for coronal/distal shaft hypospadias repair: a guide for attendings, residents, and OR staff. J Pediatr Urol. 2015 Feb; 11(1):3-4.
  15. Franck D, Chung YG, Coburn J, Kaplan DL, Estrada CR, Mauney JR. In vitro evaluation of bi-layer silk fibroin scaffolds for gastrointestinal tissue engineering. J Tissue Eng. 2014; 5:2041731414556849.
  16. Chung YG, Algarrahi K, Franck D, Tu DD, Adam RM, Kaplan DL, Estrada CR, Mauney JR. The use of bi-layer silk fibroin scaffolds and small intestinal submucosa matrices to support bladder tissue regeneration in a rat model of spinal cord injury. Biomaterials. 2014 Aug; 35(26):7452-9.
  17. Johnson EK, Estrada CR, Johnson KL, Nguyen HT, Rosoklija I, Nelson CP. Evaluation of a mobile voiding diary for pediatric patients with voiding dysfunction: a prospective comparative study. J Urol. 2014 Sep; 192(3):908-13.
  18. Chung YG, Tu D, Franck D, Gil ES, Algarrahi K, Adam RM, Kaplan DL, Estrada CR, Mauney JR. Acellular bi-layer silk fibroin scaffolds support tissue regeneration in a rabbit model of onlay urethroplasty. PLoS One. 2014; 9(3):e91592.
  19. Paltiel HJ, Estrada CR, Alomari AI, Stamoulis C, Passerotti CC, Meral FC, Lee RS, Clement GT. Multi-planar dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound assessment of blood flow in a rabbit model of testicular torsion. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2014 Feb; 40(2):361-70.
  20. Tu DD, Chung YG, Gil ES, Seth A, Franck D, Cristofaro V, Sullivan MP, Di Vizio D, Gomez P, Adam RM, Kaplan DL, Estrada CR, Mauney JR. Bladder tissue regeneration using acellular bi-layer silk scaffolds in a large animal model of augmentation cystoplasty. Biomaterials. 2013 Nov; 34(34):8681-9.
  21. Seth A, Chung YG, Gil ES, Tu D, Franck D, Di Vizio D, Adam RM, Kaplan DL, Estrada CR, Mauney JR. The performance of silk scaffolds in a rat model of augmentation cystoplasty. Biomaterials. 2013 Jul; 34(20):4758-65.
  22. Franck D, Gil ES, Adam RM, Kaplan DL, Chung YG, Estrada CR, Mauney JR. Evaluation of silk biomaterials in combination with extracellular matrix coatings for bladder tissue engineering with primary and pluripotent cells. PLoS One. 2013; 8(2):e56237.
  23. Lee NG, Gomez P, Uberoi V, Kokorowski PJ, Khoshbin S, Bauer SB, Estrada CR. In utero closure of myelomeningocele does not improve lower urinary tract function. J Urol. 2012 Oct; 188(4 Suppl):1567-71.
  24. Tu DD, Seth A, Gil ES, Kaplan DL, Mauney JR, Estrada CR. Evaluation of biomaterials for bladder augmentation using cystometric analyses in various rodent models. J Vis Exp. 2012 Aug 09; (66).
  25. Lee NG, Gana R, Borer JG, Estrada CR, Khoshbin S, Bauer SB. Urodynamic findings in patients with Currarino syndrome. J Urol. 2012 Jun; 187(6):2195-200.
  26. Kokorowski PJ, Routh JC, Borer JG, Estrada CR, Bauer SB, Nelson CP. Screening for malignancy after augmentation cystoplasty in children with spina bifida: a decision analysis. J Urol. 2011 Oct; 186(4):1437-43.
  27. Routh JC, Graham DA, Estrada CR, Nelson CP. Contemporary use of nephron-sparing surgery for children with malignant renal tumors at freestanding children's hospitals. Urology. 2011 Aug; 78(2):422-6.
  28. Gomez P, Gil ES, Lovett ML, Rockwood DN, Di Vizio D, Kaplan DL, Adam RM, Estrada CR, Mauney JR. The effect of manipulation of silk scaffold fabrication parameters on matrix performance in a murine model of bladder augmentation. Biomaterials. 2011 Oct; 32(30):7562-70.
  29. Ibarra JM, Quinones MP, Estrada CA, Jimenez F, Martinez HG, Ahuja SS. CD8a? dendritic cells improve collagen-induced arthritis in CC chemokine receptor (CCR)-2 deficient mice. Immunobiology. 2011 Sep; 216(9):971-8.
  30. Botelho L, Rincon JA, Nguyen HT, Bauer SB, Rust D, Estrada CR. Intermittent ureterovesical junction obstruction in children. J Pediatr Urol. 2011 Oct; 7(5):579-81.
  31. Mauney JR, Cannon GM, Lovett ML, Gong EM, Di Vizio D, Gomez P, Kaplan DL, Adam RM, Estrada CR. Evaluation of gel spun silk-based biomaterials in a murine model of bladder augmentation. Biomaterials. 2011 Jan; 32(3):808-18.
  32. Martínez D, Heudebert G, Seas C, Henostroza G, Rodriguez M, Zamudio C, Centor RM, Herrera C, Gotuzzo E, Estrada C. Clinical prediction rule for stratifying risk of pulmonary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. PLoS One. 2010 Aug 11; 5(8):e12082.
  33. Mauney JR, Ramachandran A, Yu RN, Daley GQ, Adam RM, Estrada CR. All-trans retinoic acid directs urothelial specification of murine embryonic stem cells via GATA4/6 signaling mechanisms. PLoS One. 2010 Jul 13; 5(7):e11513.
  34. Estrada C. Editorial comment. J Urol. 2010 Jul; 184(1):314.
  35. Estrada CR. Editorial comment. J Urol. 2010 Apr; 183(4):1531-2; discussion 1532.
  36. Yu RN, Estrada CR. Stem cells: a review and implications for urology. Urology. 2010 Mar; 75(3):664-70.
  37. Drzewiecki BA, Kelly PR, Marinaccio B, Borer JG, Estrada CR, Lee RS, Bauer SB. Biofeedback training for lower urinary tract symptoms: factors affecting efficacy. J Urol. 2009 Oct; 182(4 Suppl):2050-5.
  38. Estrada C. Editorial comment. J Urol. 2009 Oct; 182(4 Suppl):1692-3; discussion 1693.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. Estrada, CR. Core Principles of Perioperative Management in Children. Campbell-Walsh Urology, Wein AJ, Kavoussi LR, Novick AC, Partin AW, Peters CA, Editors. 2009.
  42. Estrada CR, Datta S, Schneck FX, Bauer SB, Peters CA, Retik AB. Caliceal diverticula in children: natural history and management. J Urol. 2009 Mar; 181(3):1306-11; discussion 1311.
  43. Estrada CR, Peters CA, Retik AB, Nguyen HT. Vesicoureteral reflux and urinary tract infection in children with a history of prenatal hydronephrosis--should voiding cystourethrography be performed in cases of postnatally persistent grade II hydronephrosis? J Urol. 2009 Feb; 181(2):801-6; discussion 806-7.
  44. Estrada CR. Prenatal hydronephrosis: early evaluation. Curr Opin Urol. 2008 Jul; 18(4):401-3.
  45. Estrada, CR and Retik, AB. Open Surgical Management of Uretropelvic Junction Obstruction. Textbook of Reconstructive Urologic Surgery, Montague DK, Gill IS, Angermeier KW, Ross JH, Editors. 2008; 143-150.
  46. Estrada, CR. Supravesical Diversion for Bladder Outlet Obstruction. Dialogues in Pediatric Urology. 2008; 29(4).
  47. Passerotti CC, Nguyen HT, Lais A, Dunning P, Harrell B, Estrada C, Lee R, Retik AB, Peters CA. Robot-assisted laparoscopic ileal bladder augmentation: defining techniques and potential pitfalls. J Endourol. 2008 Feb; 22(2):355-60.
  48. Estrada CR. Traumatic Hematuria. Common Surgical Diseases: An Algorithmic Approach to Problem Solving, 2nd Edition. Myers J, Millikan KW, Saclarides TJ, Editors. 2008.
  49. 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.
  50. Estrada CR, Passerotti CC. [Robotic surgery in pediatric urology]. Arch Esp Urol. 2007 May; 60(4):471-9.
  51. Quinones MP, Martinez HG, Jimenez F, Estrada CA, Dudley M, Willmon O, Kulkarni H, Reddick RL, Fernandes G, Kuziel WA, Ahuja SK, Ahuja SS. CC chemokine receptor 5 influences late-stage atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis. 2007 Nov; 195(1):e92-103.
  52. Estrada CR, Passerotti CC. Robotic surgery in pediatric urology. Arch Esp Urol 2007. 2007; 60(4):471-9.
  53. Estrada CR, Adam RM, Eaton SH, Bägli DJ, Freeman MR. Inhibition of EGFR signaling abrogates smooth muscle proliferation resulting from sustained distension of the urinary bladder. Lab Invest. 2006 Dec; 86(12):1293-302.
  54. Estrada CR, Bauer SB. Safety and durability of dextranomer injections for urinary incontinence. Nat Clin Pract Urol. 2006 Sep; 3(9):466-7.
  55. Estrada CR, Salanga M, Bielenberg DR, Harrell WB, Zurakowski D, Zhu X, Palmer MR, Freeman MR, Adam RM. Behavioral profiling of human transitional cell carcinoma ex vivo. Cancer Res. 2006 Mar 15; 66(6):3078-86.
  56. Estrada CR, Suthar AM, Eaton SH, Cilento BG. Renal cell carcinoma: Children's Hospital Boston experience. Urology. 2005 Dec; 66(6):1296-300.
  57. 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.
  58. Levine LA, Greenfield JM, Estrada CR. Erectile dysfunction following surgical correction of Peyronie's disease and a pilot study of the use of sildenafil citrate rehabilitation for postoperative erectile dysfunction. J Sex Med. 2005 Mar; 2(2):241-7.
  59. Orsola A, Estrada CR, Nguyen HT, Retik AB, Freeman MR, Peters CA, Adam RM. Growth and stretch response of human exstrophy bladder smooth muscle cells: molecular evidence of normal intrinsic function. BJU Int. 2005 Jan; 95(1):144-8.
  60. Koh CJ, Estrada CR, Lee R, Freeman MR, and Retik AB. Why pursue a fellowship...a pediatric urology fellowship...a 3-year pediatric urology fellowship?. AUA News 2005. 2005.
  61. Stehr M, Estrada CR, Khoury J, Danciu TE, Sullivan MP, Peters CA, Solomon KR, Freeman MR, Adam RM. Caveolae are negative regulators of transforming growth factor-beta1 signaling in ureteral smooth muscle cells. J Urol. 2004 Dec; 172(6 Pt 1):2451-5.
  62. Adam RM, Eaton SH, Estrada C, Nimgaonkar A, Shih SC, Smith LE, Kohane IS, Bägli D, Freeman MR. Mechanical stretch is a highly selective regulator of gene expression in human bladder smooth muscle cells. Physiol Genomics. 2004 Dec 15; 20(1):36-44.
  63. Coogan CL, Estrada CR, Kapur S, Bloom KJ. HER-2/neu protein overexpression and gene amplification in human transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. Urology. 2004 Apr; 63(4):786-90.
  64. Chulamorkodt NN, Estrada CR, Chaviano AH. Continent urinary diversion: 10-year experience of Shriners Hospitals for Children in Chicago. J Spinal Cord Med. 2004; 27 Suppl 1:S84-7.
  65. Retik AB, Estrada CR. Commentary on Pelviureteric junction obstruction: how much is the extent of the upper ureter with defective innervation needing resection?. The American Journal of Urology Review. 2004; 2:2-4.
  66. Levine LA, Estrada CR. Priapism. Sexual Dysfunction, Teloken C, Taunhausev M, Da Ros C, Editors. 2004.
  67. Levine LA, Estrada CR. Human cadaveric pericardial graft for the surgical correction of Peyronie's disease. J Urol. 2003 Dec; 170(6 Pt 1):2359-62.
  68. Rhoden EL, Estrada C, Levine L, Morgentaler A. The value of pituitary magnetic resonance imaging in men with hypogonadism. J Urol. 2003 Sep; 170(3):795-8.
  69. Estrada CR, Levine LA. Tricorporal priapism in a patient with metastatic esophageal cancer. Urology. 2003 Jun; 61(6):1259.
  70. Levine LA, Estrada CR, Shou W, Cole A. Tunica albuginea tissue analysis after electromotive drug administration. J Urol. 2003 May; 169(5):1775-8.
  71. Estrada CA, Young JA, Nifong LW, Chitwood WR. Outcomes and perioperative hyperglycemia in patients with or without diabetes mellitus undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003 May; 75(5):1392-9.
  72. Levine LA, Estrada CR, Storm DW, Matkov TG. Peyronie disease in younger men: characteristics and treatment results. J Androl. 2003 Jan-Feb; 24(1):27-32.
  73. Estrada CR, Levine LA. Tricorporal priapism in a patient with metastatic esophageal cancer. Urology. 2003;61(6):1259. 2003; 61(1):1259.
  74. Estrada CR. Traumatic Hematuria. Common Surgical Diseases: An Algorithmic Approach to Problem Solving. Millikan KW and Saclarides TJ, Editors. 2003.
  75. Levine LA, Estrada CR. Intralesional verapamil for the treatment of Peyronie's disease: a review. Int J Impot Res. 2002 Oct; 14(5):324-8.
  76. Levine LA, Dimitriou RJ, Estrada CR. Nocturnal penile tumescence. Pathophysiology and Treatment of Male Sexual Dysfunction. Kandeel, F, Editor. 2002.
  77. Levine LA, Estrada CR, Morgentaler A. Mechanical reliability and safety of, and patient satisfaction with the Ambicor inflatable penile prosthesis: results of a 2 center study. J Urol. 2001 Sep; 166(3):932-7.
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