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Adam JM. Kern, MD

  • Position: Director, Pediatric Urology
  • Primary Specialties: Abnormal Urinary Stream, Bedwetting, Chordee, Circumcision, Daytime Wetting, Hematuria, Hernia, Hydroceles, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Kidney Stones, Meatal Stenosis, Penile Adhesions, Retractile Testes, Scrotal Masses, Scrotal Pain, Undescended Testicles, UTI, Varicoceles
  • Gender: Male

About This Provider

Dr. Adam Kern is one of the foremost fellowship-trained pediatric urologists in the Mid-Atlantic region. He serves as Director of Pediatric Urology at Chesapeake Urology and leads the practice’s pediatric urology program, Chesapeake Urology for Children. Dr. Kern joined Chesapeake Urology in September 2019 after previously being in private practice in Annapolis, Maryland.

His practice focus includes outpatient surgery, minimally-invasive and endoscopic surgery, perinatal urology and classic inpatient pediatric urology. He is proficient in the surgical management of hypospadias, hernia/hydrocele repair, undescended testicles, vesicoureteral reflux, kidney stones, ureteropelvic junction obstruction, and other common pediatric urology surgical issues. Dr. Kern also has an interest in a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to pediatric voiding dysfunction.

Dr. Kern, whose philosophy is to care for each child as he would want his own family member cared for, is complemented by a specialty-trained team of dedicated urologists, nurses, pediatric sonographers, fellowship-trained pediatric anesthesiologists, OR staff, medical assistants and office staff – all with the goal of providing comprehensive, gentle and personal care to pediatric patients throughout the region.

He earned his BA degree in chemistry with a concentration in biochemistry and a minor in philosophy from Haverford College. He then earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, during which time he was awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Kern went on to complete his general surgery internship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and his urological surgery residency training at the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He then completed an additional two-year fellowship in pediatric urological surgery at the Children’s Medical Center at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Dr. Kern is a member of the American Urological Association, the Society of Pediatric Urology, the Large Urology Group Practice Association, and is an elected member of the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society. He is credentialed at Anne Arundel Medical Center, the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center and Howard County General Hospital, and is board certified by the American Board of Urology.

Dr. Kern, who speaks conversational Spanish, enjoys road cycling, fine art photography, and amateur radio, and holds a professional certificate in culinary arts from the Apicius International School of Hospitality in Florence, Italy.


  • American Urological Association (AUA) Society of Pediatric Urology (SPU)
  • Large Urology Group Practice Association (LUGPA)
  • Chesapeake Urology
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute - NIH Research Scholar
  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society
  • University of Chicago Overall Excellence in Scientific Quality in the Performance of Research in Basic Science Award
  • UTSW Center for Translational Medicine Translational Pilot Program Awardee
  • College
  • Bachelor of Art Haverford College
    Haverford, PA
  • Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine The University of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
  • Internship
  • General Surgery The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Baltimore, MD
  • Residency
  • Urological Surgery The Johns Hopkins Hospital James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute
  • Fellowship
  • Fellow in Pediatric Urological Surgery The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Childrens Medical Center, Dept. of Urology
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Urology