Dr. Andrew Joel

Academic Affiliation:

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
August, 2012 to Present

Board Certification:

Diplomat of the American Board of Urology, March 2007


Laparoscopy and Endourology, Department of Urology, University of California Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
July, 2003 to June, 2004


Georgetown University Hospital
Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Department of Urology, Washington, DC
Residency: Completed June, 2003

Medical School:

Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
MD Awarded May, 1997
Alpha Omega Alpha, cum laude


Hamilton College Clinton, NY
BA in Biochemistry awarded May, 1993

Dr. Andrew Joel attended Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, and graduated cum laude in 1997. Prior to his graduation, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha.

Dr. Joel completed both his surgical internship and urological surgery residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, in 2003. During his residency, he was recognized by his mentors for his dedication to his profession and the field of urology by receiving the Outstanding Resident Teacher Award. After residency, Dr. Joel received advanced training in urological laparoscopy and in the surgical and medical management of kidney stone disease at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco. During his fellowship, Dr. Joel performed numerous laparoscopic nephrectomies, partial nephrectomies, adrenalectomies, and pyeloplasties – many of them with the da Vinci robot. Upon completing his fellowship in June 2004, he returned to Washington, DC and joined the Georgetown University Hospital Department of Urology in September 2004.

In July 2005, Dr. Joel left Georgetown University Hospital in order to establish Washington Urology with his long-time colleague, Dr. Robert Mordkin. Currently, Dr. Joel is a member of the Virginia Hospital Center medical staff and serves as the Co-head of Laparoscopic Urology at the Hospital. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Most recently, Drs. Joel and Mordkin have become the first urologists in metropolitan Washington DC to perform single port laparoscopic nephrectomy, partial nephrectomy, and suprapubic prostatectomy. He is member of the American Urological Association, the Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Urological Association, and the Washington Urological Society.

Dr. Joel has authored numerous journal articles and meeting abstracts on a wide range of urological issues. He has also authored chapters in both urological and primary care text- books. He has lectured locally on prostate cancer and urological laparoscopy. He has been an instructor for new urological procedures including the robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy. He has been recognized by colleagues for his dedication to his profession and the field of urology by receiving the Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctors Award.