Dr. Joao Luiz Pippi Salle is the Division Chief of Pediatric Urology at Sidra Medical and Research Center, Doha, Qatar

Specialty – Dr. Pippi Salle has created new approaches to address difficult areas of pediatric urology such as refractory urinary incontinence, feminizing genitoplasty, hypospadias repair, and other reconstructive procedures for bladder exstrophy and epispadias.

Education – Dr. Pippi Salle received his M.D. from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. He then spent seven years in training in General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, and Pediatric Urology in the United States, South Africa, and Canada.

Other – In 2011, Dr. Pippi Salle was named the Herbie Doctor of Year in recognition of his humanitarian contributions to the treatment of under-privileged children from around the world. He has chaired several pediatric urological events and workshops and is president of the International Society of Hypospadias and Disorders of Sex Development. Dr. Salle has 85 published papers in peer-reviewed journals and is the author of 34 book chapters. He is currently developing a CD-ROM for teaching pediatric urology to fellows and residents.