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26 years of experience
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Education ?

Medical School Score
Thomas Jefferson University (1984)
  • Currently 2 of 4 apples

Awards & Distinctions ?

American Board of Urology
American Urological Association

Affiliations ?

Dr. Clair is affiliated with 8 hospitals.

Hospital Affilations



  • St. Luke's Hospital/Bethlehem
    801 Ostrum St, Bethlehem, PA 18015
    • Currently 4 of 4 crosses
    Top 25%
  • Sacred Heart Hospital/Allentown
    421 Chew St, Allentown, PA 18102
    • Currently 4 of 4 crosses
    Top 25%
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital
    1200 S Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown, PA 18103
    • Currently 3 of 4 crosses
    Top 50%
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg
    2545 Schoenersville Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18017
    • Currently 1 of 4 crosses
  • St. Luke's Hospital
  • St Lukes Hospital - Allentown Campus
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital - Allentown Campuses
  • St. Luke`s Hospital
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Clair has contributed to 4 publications.
    Title Tumor Recurrence Incidence Following Hand-assisted Laparoscopic Nephroureterectomy.
    Date February 2008
    Journal Jsls : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons / Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

    BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the incidence of tumor recurrence following hand-assisted laparoscopic nephroureterectomy (HALNU) for the treatment of upper tract urothelial carcinoma. METHODS: The medical records of consecutive patients who underwent HALNU by a single surgeon (CW) between October 2001 and May 2005 were reviewed. The ureter was clipped before kidney dissection to prevent distal migration of tumor. Following liberation of the kidney, the bladder cuff and intramural ureter were excised by using a Collings knife under cystoscopic guidance. RESULTS: Ten patients were identified. The primary location of disease was confined to the intrarenal collecting system. Eight high-grade (HG) and 2 low-grade (LG) tumors were removed, with pT3 (6), pT2 (1), pT1 (1), and pTa (2) disease. The patient having a LG pTa urothelial carcinoma developed pulmonary metastasis 20 months following surgery and survived an additional 26 months. Two patients, each having a HG pT3 tumor, developed a urothelial carcinoma in the bladder contralateral to the site of ureteral excision. At a mean follow-up of 41 months, there has been no evidence of tumor recurrence in the pelvis. CONCLUSION: Our technique of HALNU does not appear to harbor an increased risk for urothelial carcinoma recurrence.

    Title Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy of an Intrathoracic Kidney.
    Date April 2003
    Journal Urology

    We present a 35-year-old woman with symptomatic urolithiasis in an intrathoracic kidney. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy was successfully performed after ureteroscopy failed because of the unusual length of the ureter associated with the kidney position. We report the first case of percutaneous nephrolithotomy of an intrathoracic kidney.

    Title Pediatric Office Procedures.
    Date December 1988
    Journal The Urologic Clinics of North America

    The practice of pediatric urology has changed much during the last 25 years. Procedures that were once done only on inpatients are now done as ambulatory cases, comprising more than 60 per cent of all surgery. This trend has continued, with even more cases being done as office procedures. These consist of circumcision, meatotomy for stenosis, lysis of labial adhesions, and meatal dilatation after hypospadias repair. If an operation is done with attention to detail, it can be completed with minimal complications, although, as evidenced with circumcision, those that do occur can carry significant morbidity and even cause death. The primary limiting factor for performing procedures in the office is the comfort of the patient. The procedure, by necessity, has to entail minimum pain and great ease in obtaining hemostasis and requires a cooperative patient and family. Therefore, even as the number of operations performed on an out-patient basis increases, there are a finite number of cases suitable for the office.

    Title Initial Experience with Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy in Rhode Island. Procedure Has Permanently Altered the Treatment of Urinary Calculi.
    Date August 1988
    Journal Rhode Island Medical Journal

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