J-P Capolicchio, MD, FRCSC, FAAP, Pediatric Urologist

Urology, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Fun fact about me 

I love sailing.

I love working with children and their families because 
I am a big kid.

Hospital information

Awards and distinctions 

Osler Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University; E. Reid Teaching Award, Division of Urology, McGill University Health Centre; Surgical Teaching Award, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Montreal Children's Hospital; Nominated to Best Doctors (Canada); Scholar of the Canadian Urological Association Scholarship Foundation; President, Pediatric Urologists of Canada, 2014-2016; Associate Chief of Surgery – PeriOperative Access, Department of Pediatric Surgery, MCH, 2012-2018.

Academic appointments 

Chief- Division of Pediatric Urology, Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University Health Centre

Other appointments 

Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Member of The Societies for Pediatric Urology and the European Society for Pediatric Urology; Member, Area of Focused Competence (AFC) Working Group for Pediatric Urology, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Community Involvement 

International Volunteers in Urology (IVU Med); Association québecoise de voile adaptée (AQVA).



Marianopolis College

Medical Degree 

McGill University


Urology, McGill University Health Centre


Pediatric Urology, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto; R.Samuel McLaughlin Foundation McLaughlin Fellowship in Medicine, Eli Lilly and Company Scholar of The American Foundation for Urologic Disease


Research interests 

Novel techniques in Minimally Invasive Surgery; Management of antenatally detected hydronephrosis

Selected publications 

Capolicchio JP, Braga LH, Szymanski KM. Canadian Urological Association/Pediatric Urologists of Canada guidelines on the investigation and management of antenatally detected hydronephrosis. Can Urol Assoc J. 2018 Apr;12(4):85-92. doi: 10.5489/cuaj.5094. Epub 2017 Dec 22.

Abou-Haidar H, Al-Qaoud T, Jednak R, Brzezinski A, El-Sherbiny M, Capolicchio  JP.  Laparoscopic pyeloplasty: Initial experience with 3D vision laparoscopy and articulating shears. J Pediatr Urol. 2016 Dec;12(6):426.e1-426.e5. doi:10.1016/j.jpurol.2016.08.027. Epub 2016 Oct 24. PubMed PMID: 27889223.

Capolicchio JP, El-Sherbiny M, Brzezinski A, Eassa W, Jednak R. Dye-assisted lymphatic-sparing laparoscopic varicocelectomy in children.  J Pediatr Urol. 2013 Feb (3): 33-37. Epub 2011 Nov 30. PMID: 22136973.

Szymanski KM, Al-Said AN, Pippi Salle JL, Capolicchio JP.  Do infants with mild prenatal hydronephrosis benefit from screening for vesicoureteral reflux? J Urol.2012 Aug;188(2):576-81. Epub 2012 Jun 15. PMID: 22704090.

Ghane Sharbaf F, Bitzan M, Szymanski KM, Bell LE, Gupta I, Tchervenkov J, Capolicchio JP. Native nephrectomy prior to pediatric kidney transplantation: biological and clinical aspects. Pediatr Nephrol. 2012 Jul;27(7):1179-88.

Eassa W, El-Sherbiny M, Jednak R, Capolicchio JP. The anterior approach to retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy in children: technique. J Pediatr Urol. 2012 Feb;8(1):35-9.

Eassa W, Al Zahrani A, Jednak R, El-Sherbiny M, Capolicchio JP. A novel technique of stenting for laparoscopic pyeloplasty in children. J Pediatr Urol. 2012 Feb;8(1):77-82.

Konrad M. Szymanski, Martin Bitzan, John-Paul Capolicchio.  Is retroperitoneoscopy the gold standard for endoscopic nephrectomy in children on peritoneal dialysis?  J Urol.2010 Oct;184(4 Suppl):1631-7.