Dawn Scarzella, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a Board Certified Urologist in Coral Springs and recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Scarzella received her M.D. from the George Washington School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. She completed her Urology residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. Taking a special interest in the treatment of female urological conditions, she attended highly specialized training, where she has studied incontinence treatment techniques with internationally recognized urologists.
Dr. Scarzella has expertise in the areas of female urology, urinary incontinence and other urogynecological disorders. She also treats all male conditions including BPH, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, performs vasectomies, and manages stone disease in both men and women. She is an invited lecturer at specialty conferences, sits on the advisory board of the MS Society and is an active member of the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Urological Association (AUA), and an advocate for The Society for Women in Urology.
Dr. Scarzella’s Healthcare Philosophy:
“My professional endeavor provides both male and female patients with state-of-the-art solutions to both urological and urogynecological disorders. Practicing in South Florida for over 15 years, urological innovations now provide me with more treatment options than ever before. Aside from treating all urological conditions, I also specialize in kidney stone disease, minimally invasive urology, treatment of overactive bladder, and urinary incontinence.”
Why did I go into Urology?
I get asked this all the time. A female that chooses Urology is so rare. My father, Dr. Giulio I. Scarzella is a Urologist, and my Mom is an R.N. so I was introduced to the world of medicine early on. My Dad would take me on “rounds” with him at the hospital when I was very young. I saw how passionate he was about his specialty and how important he was to so many people. His patients adored him. I worked in his office filing and answering phones when I was a teenager through college. I was exposed to a specialty that many others in medical school did not even have a glimpse of, but never did I ever think of going into a field that was made up of less than 1% women.
Medicine became my dream. So onward I went, through the well known rigorous world of a “must have straight A’s” college student, through the MCATS, and then …. GW Med.
The day comes when you have to make this life altering decision, “What specialty are you going to match in?” I am grateful everyday to my Dad for helping me choose the world of Urology as my world. I have such a special niche that I am honored to fill. There are still only 8% of urologists that are women today and over half of them see pediatrics only. I have often been the only woman in the room throughout my career!
I am proud to be making a difference with every patient I care for. I appreciate the diversity of treating both male and females with their different conditions and personalities. My patients have become my extended family over the years. They are a part of my life, and I have become a part of theirs.”