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

Academic appointments 

Associate Chair for Peri-Operative Access, Department of Pediatric Surgery

Other appointments 

Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Diplomate of the American Board of Urology; Member of The Society for Pediatic Urology; Nominating Committee, Canadian Urological Association, Awards Committee, Canadian Urological Association; Secretary - Pediatric Urologists of Canada; Examiner - Royal College of Physicians of Canada

Community Involvement 

International Volunteers in Urology (IVU Med).



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 

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 Jun 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22704090.

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.

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.

Capolicchio JP, Feifer A, Plante MK, Tchervenkov J. Retroperitoneoscopic living donor nephrectomy: initial experience with a unique hand-assisted approach. Clin Transplant. 2011 May-Jun;25(3):352-9.