Douglas E. Coplen, MD

Douglas E. Coplen, MD


Specialty Areas

Pediatric Urology

Common Procedures

  • Hypospadias repair
  • Orchiopexy
  • Urinary tract reconstruction
    1) dismembered pyeloplasty
    2) ureteral reimplantation
    3) augmentation cystoplasty
  • Exstrophy closure
  • Endoscopic kidney stone removal

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Hydronephrosis
  • Undescended testes
  • Hypospadias
  • Spina bifida and neurogenic bladder
  • Vesicoureteral reflux
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary tract infections

Board Certifications

American Board of Urology

Certificate of added qualification



Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 1985


1987 General Surgery Residency, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

1988 Urologic Surgery Residency, Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

1992 Urologic Surgery Residency, Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis , MO


1990 NIH Oncology Training Grant, Barnes Hospital, St Louis, MO

1994 Pediatric Urology Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Memberships

American Urological Association

Societies for Pediatric Urology

American Academy of Pediatrics


Areas of Research Interest

Congenital hydronephrosis

Congenital urinary tract obstruction


Clinical Trials

PUSH trial–NIH hydration and kidney stones

PKIDS- PCORI trial–clinical outcomes of surgical outcomes for urolithiasis in children



Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Shriners Hospital

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Cox-Health system

Patients Seen At

St. Louis Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Place
Floor 2, Suite A
St. Louis, MO 63110

St. Louis Children’s Specialty Care Center
13001 North Outer 40 Road
Town and County, MO 63017

Washington University Pediatric Specialty Care
Memorial Hospital East
1414 Cross Street
Suite 140A
Shiloh, IL 62269

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To request an appointment with Dr. Coplen, please call (314) 454-6034.