Jonathan C. Routh, MD, MPH
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My top priority is to find the most effective and least invasive treatment option for every child and every family I see.
– Jonathan C. Routh, MD, MPH

Jonathan C. Routh, MD, MPH

Pediatric Urologist

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Where I See Patients
Duke Children's Health Center Urology Clinic - Durham, NC
Duke Urology Clinic - Clinic 1G - Durham, NC
Duke Urology of Raleigh - Raleigh, NC
Lenox Baker Children's Hospital - Durham, NC
Board Certified
American Board of Urology, Urology
American Board of Urology, Pediatric Urology
My top priority is to find the most effective and least invasive treatment option for every child and every family I see.
– Jonathan C. Routh, MD, MPH

About Me

I treat children with disorders of the kidneys, bladder, ureters, and genitalia. My particular specialties are treating children with urologic cancer, disorders of sex differentiation, complex birth defects, hypospadias, kidney stones, bladder/bowel dysfunction and incontinence, and spina bifida. My top priority is to find the most effective and least invasive treatment option for every child and every family I see. I have advanced fellowship training in robotic and minimally-invasive surgery, so I am able to offer this option to children who might benefit from a less-invasive surgery. I am a member of the American Urological Association, the Society for Pediatric Urology, the Society for Fetal Urology, and the Children's Oncology Group.

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Areas of Expertise

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.91 out of 5
81 ratings, 13 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Urology, Urology
American Board of Urology, Pediatric Urology
Pediatric Urology, Children's Hospital Boston (Massachusetts), 2011
Pediatric Robotic Surgery, Children's Hospital Boston (Massachusetts), 2011
Pediatric Health Services Research, Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts), 2010
Urology, Mayo Clinic (Minnesota), 2008
MD, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill School of Medicine, 2002
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health (Massachusetts), 2010

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

I lead an active program in pediatric urology health services research. The goal of my research group is to make sure that every child with a urologic problem receives the best possible treatment, delivered the best possible way, at the best possible time. My research focuses on children with vesicoureteral reflux, kidney stones, spina bifida, and kidney/bladder cancers like rhabdomyosarcoma or Wilms’ tumor.

Publications and Grants

Insurance Accepted

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below.

    • Aetna Choice POS, Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice HMO, Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
    • Aetna Health Network Only, Aetna Health Network Option
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Limited Benefit Insurance PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS
    • Aetna Medicare Assure Plan (HMO D-SNP)
    • Aetna Medicare Eagle Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Essential Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Value Plan (HMO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
    • Aetna Open Choice PPO
    • Aetna PCP Coordinated POS Plan
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (QPOS)
    • Aetna Select HMO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice
    • Aetna Voluntary Indemnity Group Plan
    • Aetna Whole Health – Duke WakeMed WKCC
    • Aetna/CVS Health
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
    • Blue Advantage
    • Blue Medicare (HMO, PPO)*
    • Blue Options (123, PPO, HSA)
    • Blue Select
    • NC State Employees Health Plan
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate in the plan.

    • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Connect Individual Family Plan
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
    • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
    • Experience Health Medicare Advantage (HMO) Plan
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Healthgram
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana Choice - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice - Medicare Advantage (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus - Medicare Advantage (HMO)
    • Humana Medicare Advantage Group Plan - NC State Retirees
  • MedCost
    • First Medicare Direct
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
    • Carolina Complete Health
    • Healthy Blue
    • NC Medicaid Direct
    • WellCare of North Carolina
    • TRICARE Prime
    • TRICARE Prime Remote
    • TRICARE Select
    • AARP Medicare Advantage Plan 2 (HMO-POS)
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)*
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)*
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • United Healthcare (HMO, PPO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Charter/Charter Balance/Charter Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Core/Core Essential
    • United Healthcare Navigate/Navigate Plus/Navigate Balanced
    • United Healthcare Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Healthcare Shared Services - Harvard Pilgrim/UHC Options PPO Network
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice and mental health providers do not participate with the plan.

Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

External Relationships

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported outside activities with the companies or institutions listed below. This information has been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts of interest.
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Journal of Urology
  • Spina Bifida Association