Joshua T. Piotrowski, MD, PhD
About Joshua T. Piotrowski, MD, PhD
Joshua T. Piotrowski, MD, PhD, is a urological surgeon with Aurora BayCare Clinic Urological Surgeons.
Dr. Piotrowski treats patients with issues ranging from kidney stones to incontinence to erectile dysfunction.
He specializes in HoLEP, a non-invasive laser surgery treatment for older men diagnosed with an enlarged prostate, a common disease also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH.
Dr. Piotrowski also believes strongly in providing men with contraceptive options such as vasectomies.
“For men willing to have a vasectomy for their spouse or partner, they are taking ownership in the couple’s fertility plans and that is a big step,” he says. “Hopefully, we are a urology profession that can continue to encourage” men to do so.
Dr. Piotrowski performs robotic-assisted surgical procedures such as radical prostatectomy (removal of the prostate gland), pyeloplasty (reconstruction or revision of the renal pelvis to drain and decompress the kidney) and partial nephrectomy (removal of part of the kidney). He received extensive training in robotic-assisted surgery during his urology residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
He is board certified by the American Board of Urology. He also holds a Ph.D. in immunology.
Dr. Piotrowski, who grew up in the Wausau area in central Wisconsin, joined BayCare Clinic in 2020.
Away from his practice, Dr. Piotrowski enjoys spending time with his family, camping trips and cycling.
“Road biking is the greatest thing ever,” he says. “It’s so much fun to be outside and going fast.”
More from Joshua T. Piotrowski, MD, PhD
Board Certified by the American Board of Urology
2015 Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Rochester, MN
Medical College of Wisconsin
Medical College of Wisconsin - Urology
Additional Certifications, Training, and Achievements
PhD, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences – Biomedical Sciences and Immunology
Professional Associations and Memberships
Areas of Special Interest
Robotic Minimal Invasive Surgery
Prostate Enlargement (BPH)
HoLEP (Enucleation of the Prostate)
Treatment of kidney stones
Piotrowski, J.T., N.N. Diehl, and B.G. Mohney. 2010. Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction as a Risk Factor for Anisometropia. Archives of Ophthalmology. Sep;128(9):1166-9.
Piotrowski, J.T., Gomez, T.S., Schoon, R.A., Mangalam, A.K., and Billadeau, D.D. 2013. WASHout T cells Demonstrate Defective Receptor Trafficking, Proliferation, and Effector Function. Molecular Cellular Biology. 33(5):958-973.
Graham, D.B., Osborne, D.G., Piotrowski, J.T., Gomez, T.S., Gmyrek, G.B., Akilesh, H.M., Dani, A., Billadeau, D.D., Swat, W. 2014. Dendritic Cells Utilize the Evolutionarily Conserved WASH and Retromer Complexes to Promote MHCII Recycling and Helper T Cell Priming. PLoS One. Jun2;9(6):e98606.
Osborne, D.G., Piotrowski, J.T., Dick, C.J., Zhang, J.S., Billadeau, D.D. 2015. SNX17 Affects T Cell Activation by Regulating TCR and Integrin Recycling. Journal of Immunology. May 1;194(9):4555-66.
Linder, B.J., Piotrowski, J.T., Ziegelmann, M.J., Rivera, M.E., Rangel, L.J., Elliott, D.S. 2015. Perioperative Complications Following Artificial Urinary Sphincter Placement. The Journal of Urology. Sep;194(3):716-20.
Keihani S, Xu Y, Presson AP, Hotaling JM, Nirula R, Piotrowski J, Dodgion CM, Black CM, Mukherjee K, Morris BJ, Majercik S, Smith BP, Schwartz I, Elliott SP, DeSoucy ES, Zakaluzny S, Thomsen PB, Erickson BA, Baradaran N, Breyer BN, Miller B, Santucci RA, Carrick MM, Hewitt T, Burks FN, Kocik JF, Askari R, Myers JB. 2018. Contemporary Management of High-Grade Renal Trauma: Results from the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) Genitourinary Trauma Study. J. Trauma Acute Care Surg. Jan;***
Piotrowski, J.T., and Billadeau, D.D. 2012. WASH (Wisckott Aldrich Syndrome Protein and SCAR Homolog). Spring Encyclopedia of Signaling Molecules. New York, NY. 2001-2007.
Piotrowski, J.T., N.N. Diehl, and B.G. Mohney. 2009. Dacryostenosis as a Risk Factor for Anisometropia. American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. 2.
Piotrowski, J.T., Gomez, T.S., Gorman, J.A. and Billadeau, D.D. 2009. The Role of WASH in Thymic Development, A New Knockout Mouse. Mayo Graduate School Symposia. Rochester, MN.
Piotrowski, J.T., Gomez, T.S., and Billadeau, D.D. 2010. Endocytic Trafficking and the IL-2 Receptor, the Role of Wiskott-Aldrich SCAR Protein Homolog. Mayo Graduate School Symposia. Rochester, MN.
Piotrowski, J.T., Gomez, T.S., Freedman, B., and Billadeau, D.D. 2011. The Role of WASH in T cell Signaling and Activation. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, Science Research Conference – Signal Transduction in the Immune System. Snowmass, CO.
Piotrowski, J.T., Gomez, T.S., and Billadeau, D.D. 2011. Regulation of T cell Glucose Uptake and GLUT1 Trafficking by WASH. Mayo Graduate School Symposia. Rochester, MN.
Szeto, V., Bohdanowicz, M., Piotrowski, J.T., Flannagan, R., Kay, J., Billadeau, D., and Grinstein, S. 2012. WASH-dependent Actin Recruitment to the Maturing Phagosome. American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
Piotrowski, J.T., Gomez, T.S., Schoon, R.A., Mangalam, A.K., and Billadeau, D.D. 2013. The Role of WASH in T cell Activation and Myeloid Development. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, Science Research Conference – Signal Transduction in the Immune System. Nassau, Bahamas.
Piotrowski, J.T., Antiel, R.M., Hafferty, F.W., Moulton, C., Gettman, M.T., Farley, D.R., 2014. The 'Good' Intern: Do Interns Know Their Staff's Actual Expectations. Association of Surgical Education Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.
Linder, B., Piotrowski, J.T., Zieglemann, M., Rivera, M., Ogle, C., and Elliott, D. 2015. A Prospective Evaluation of Complications After Artificial Urinary Sphincter Placement and their Impact on Device Survival. Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction Winter Meeting. Scottsdale, AZ.
Ziegelmann, M., Linder, B., Piotrowski, J.T., Barrett, D., and Elliott, D. 2015. Artificial Sphincter Outcomes in Octogenarians. American Urological Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.