Department of Urology

Katherine Theisen, MD

Enjoys outdoor activities, running, live music.

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate: University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Minnesota
  • Medical School: University of Minnesota
  • UPMC Urology Education committee

Representative Publications

  • Theisen KM, Davis A, Chaudhry R, Cannon GD. Epididymal inflammatory pseudotumor with downstream sperm granuloma in an adolescent patient: A case report and review of the literature. Urology. Accepted for publication.
  • Theisen KM, Kadow BT, Rusilko PJ. Three-dimensional imaging of urethral stricture disease and urethral pathology for operative planning.  Curr Urol Rep 2016; 17(8): 1-7.
  • Theisen KM, Slater R, Hale N. Taser related testicular trauma. Urology. 2016; 88: e5.
  • Theisen K, Haberman K, Konety BR. Questions and concerns of robotic approaches to bladder cancer surgery. In: Castle EP, Pruthi RS, editors. Robotic Surgery of the Bladder. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company; 2013. p 177 - 196.
  • Correa AF, Theisen K, Ferroni M, Maranchie JK, Hrebinko R, Davies BJ, Gingrich JR. The Role of Interferon in the Management of BCG Refractory Nonmuscle Invasive Bladder Cancer. Advances in Urology, vol. 2015, Article ID 656918, 6 pages, 2015.
  • Lyon TD, Theisen KM, Rycyna KJ, Benoit RM. Ureteral obstruction following partial nephrectomy: can it be caused by fibrin glue? Canadian Journal of Urology 2015; 22(1): 7578 – 7580.
  • Sternberg KM, Jacobs BL, King BJ, Wachterman J, Shahrour K, Theisen KM, Sprauer S, Ohmann E, Averch TD. The prone ureteroscopic technique for managing large stone burdens. Canadian Journal of Urology 2015; 22(2): 7758 – 7762.
  • Neiman M, Theisen K, Mayry ME, Kay AD. Can phosphorus limitation contribute to the maintenance of sex? A test of a key assumption. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 2009; 22: 1359-1363.
  • Theisen KM, Averch TD. CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS): What’s New in 2015. AUANews August 2015; pg 22.

Abstracts and Presentations

  • Fuller TW, Theisen KM, Rusilko P. Surgical Management of Adult Acquired Buried Penis:
  • Escutcheonectomy, Scrotoplasty, and Penile Split Thickness Skin Graft. Société Internationale d’Urologie 2016 Annual Meeting; Oct 2016, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Theisen KM, Ayyash O, Riley J, Ferroni M, Rycyna K, Averch TD, Semins MJ. Evaluation of student athlete kidney stone risk via 24 hour urine collection. NS-AUA 2016 Annual Meeting; Sept 2016, Buffalo, New York.
  • Theisen KM, Fuller TW, Bansal U, Reese J, Chen M, Rusilko P. Safety and surgical outcomes of same-day anterior ureteroplasty. NS-AUA 2016 Annual Meeting; Sept 2016, Buffalo, New York.
  • Fuller TW, Theisen KM, Rusilko P. Surgical Management of Adult Acquired Buried Penis:
  • Escutcheonectomy, Scrotoplasty, and Penile Split Thickness Skin Graft. NS-AUA 2016 Annual Meeting; Sept 2016, Buffalo, New York.
  • Theisen KM, Chaudhry R, Stephany H, Ost M, Cannon Jr, GD,  Schneck FX. Congenital Aphalia. AUA 2016 Annual Meeting; May 2016 San Diego, California.
  • Theisen KM, Ayyash O, Riley J, Ferroni M, Rycyna K, Averch TD, Semins MJ. Evaluation of student athlete kidney stone risk via 24 hour urine collection. AUA 2016 Annual Meeting; May 2016, San Diego, California.
  • Reese J, Theisen KM, Chen M. Same day anterior ureteroplasty is feasible in most patients. AUA 2016 Annual Meeting; May 2016, San Diego, California.
  • Theisen KM, Ayyash O, Riley J, Ferroni M, Rycyna K, Averch TD, Semins MJ. Evaluation of student athlete kidney stone risk via 24 hour urine collection. NS-AUA 2015 Annual Meeting; Oct 2015, Quebec City, Quebec.
  • Reese J, Theisen KM, Chen M. Same day anterior ureteroplasty is feasible in most patients. NS-AUA 2015 Annual Meeting; Oct 2015, Quebec City, Quebec.
  • Correa AF, Theisen K, Maranchie JK, Hrbeinko R, Davies BJ, Gingrich J. Contemporary series on the use of salvage intravesical therapy with interferon-α2B plus Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) in patients with BCG refractory superficial bladder cancer. NS-AUA 2014 Annual Meeting; November 2014, Amelia Island, FL.
  • Lyon TD, Chen L, Theisen KM, Davies BJ, Gingrich JR, Hrebinko RL, Maranchie JK, Tarin TV. Sarcopenia measured at L3 vertebral level best predicts 90-day complication rate following radical cystectomy. NS-AUA 2014 Annual Meeting; November 2014, Amelia Island, FL.