Mark A. Rich, MD, FAAP, FACS, is the chief of pediatric urology with Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, at Orlando Health. He is the director of the pediatric urology residency program affiliated with the Department of Urology at the University South Florida.
As a recognized surgical innovator in pediatric urology, Dr. Rich earned his medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara. He completed an adult and pediatric residency in urology at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York. He completed a pediatric urology subspecialty fellowship at The Children&rsquo,s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Prior to practicing in Orlando, Dr. Rich was a practicing pediatric urologist at the LIJ/Schneider Children&rsquo,s Hospital in New York. He developed a pediatric urology research laboratory, investigating the genetic and molecular biology of kidney development and tumors in children.
Dr. Rich&rsquo,s interests and expertise include complex genitourinary reconstruction, hypospadias, spina bifida, pediatric stone disease, disorders of sexual differentiation, cloacal abnormalities and minimally invasive surgery. He has been the director of pediatric urology, affiliated with Arnold Palmer Hospital, since 1992.
Dr. Rich has received numerous honors and recognitions, including Orlando Health&rsquo,s &ldquo,Exemplary Physician Colleague&rdquo,. He has been named one of the &ldquo,Best Doctors in America&rdquo, and one of the &ldquo,Best Doctors in Orlando&rdquo,. Dr. Rich helped develop the urology program at Arnold Palmer Hospital into the only U.S. News and World Report-recognized pediatric urology program in Central Florida for the past three years.