Daniel Marchalik, MD, MA is the Director of the Kidney Stone Program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and an Associate Professor of Urology at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He also serves as the Medical Director of Physician Wellbeing at MedStar Health.
Dr. Marchalik offers a variety of treatment options of kidney stone disease, including endoscopic laser surgery, minimally invasive extracorporeal shock wave therapy, and percutaneous treatment of large stone. His team is one of the few teams in the DMV area to offer an outpatient "tubeless" mini-PCNL: a same-day procedure used to treat large kidney stones. Dr. Marchalik places a strong emphasis on preventative care such as medical and dietary modifications for the prevention of kidney stones.
Dr. Marchalik completed his undergraduate studies at Rutgers University, where he graduated summa cum laude. He received his medical degree from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his internship and residency training with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
As the author of a monthly column in the Lancet, Dr. Marchalik dedicates his time to literature, medicine, and medical education. His interest in literature has helped him craft a depth of care that is unique in the field of surgery. He is the creator and director of the Literature and Medicine Track at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Marchalik has completed a master's degree in English Literature at Georgetown University.
Philosophy of Care
"There's a tremendous value in carefully listening to patients and taking the time to discuss values and preferences that are important to each individual. In situations that may provoke anxiety, I help my patients feel as comfortable as possible and make sure that they feel that they are being listened to.
Through clear communication, I help my patients understand the diagnosis and treatment process in order to empower them when making decisions regarding their health. With each diagnosis, there are multiple treatment options. The right choice depends as much on the patient as it does on the disease process."
Clinical areas of focus
- Bph Surgery
- Elevated Psa
- Enlarged Prostate
- Kidney Stone
- Urinary Tract Infection
Conditions and procedures
Conditions I treat
- Benign Neoplasm Of The Prostate
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
- Bladder Neck Obstruction
- Bladder Stone
- Elevated Psa
- Enlarged Prostate
- Epididymo Orchitis
- Erectile Disorder
- Frequency Of Urination
- Incomplete Emptying Of Bladder
- Kidney Stone
- Male Urinary Problems
- Microscopic Hematuria
- Overactive Bladder
- Post Void Residual
- Prostatic Hypertrophy
- Prostatic Obstruction
- Scrotal Abscess
- Scrotal Cyst
- Slowing Of Urinary Stream
- Straining On Urination
- Strictures Of Upper Urinary Tract
- Testicular Hydrocele
- Testicular Torsion
- Urinary Hesitation
- Urinary Problems
- Urinary Retention
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Urinary Tract Obstruction
- Urinary Urgency
Procedures I perform
- Bph Surgery
- Dilatation Of Ureter
- Endoscopic Surgery For Urinary Stones
- Green Light Laser Therapy
- Hydrocele Repair
- Kidney Surgery
- Laser Enucleation Of Prostate
- Laser Lithotripsy
- No Needle No Scalpel Vasectomy
- Prostate Cancer Screening
- Screening For Malignant Neoplasms Of Prostate
- Transurethral Prostatectomy
- Ureteral Stent
- Ureteral Stricture Dilation
- Urinary Catheter Insertion
- Urinary Catheter Management
- Urinary Catheter Removal
MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.
List of insurance plans we accept
- Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
- Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
- Aetna USAccess (POS)
- Aetna Student Health Insurance
- Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
- CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
- CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
- CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
- CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
- CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
- CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
- CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
- CIGNA POS/Network POS
- Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
- CIGNA Indemnity
- Coventry Health Care of Virginia
- Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
- First Health PPO
- FIRST HEALTH
- Tricare Prime
- Tricare Standard
- Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
- Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
- MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
- MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
- MedStar Medicare Choice
- United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
- United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
- United Healthcare Choice Plus
- United Student Resources
- M.D. IPA (HMO)
- M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
- Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
- Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
- Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
- Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
- Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
- United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
- OneNet PPO, Inc.
- United Healthcare Choice
- United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
- Optimum Choice
- United Healthcare Navigate
- United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
- CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
- Network OA
- POS OA & OA Plus
- CIGNA EPO
- PPO and PPO Plus
- Choice Fund PPO
- CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
- HealthyBlue PPO
- CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
- BlueChoice Open Access
- Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
- Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
- Innovation Health: Indemnity
- Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
- Innovation Health: PPO
- Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
- Innovation Health: POS Plus
- Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
- Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
- Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
- Innovation Health: POS
- Open HMO
- Opoen HMO Option
- Open EPO Plus
- Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
- Choice POS & Choice POS II
- Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
- Open POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
- Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
Board Certification: American Board of Urology, Urology
Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2016)
Internship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2012)
Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2011)
- Award of Meritorious Service--Medical Society of DC
News and publications
Marchalik D, Lipsky A. “Transformative Experiences and a Young Doctor’s Notebook.” Lancet. Jan 2021. PMID: 33485438.
Marchalik D, Petrov D. “Seeing COVID-19 Through José Saramago’s Blindness.” Lancet. Jun 2020. PMID: 32563364.
Marchalik D, Jurecic A. “Progress and Nostalgia in A Visit From the Goon Squad.” Lancet. Nov 2019.
Krishnan L, Marchalik D. “Physicians, Oaths, and Vampires.” Lancet. Sep 2019;393(10203):1001. PMID: 31544738.
Frank A, Marchalik D. “Institutional Madness: Shakespeare As Hospital Survival Guide.” Lancet. Mar 2019;393(10186):2114. PMID: 31226038
Khullar D, Marchalik D. “Scientific Collaboration in Michael Lewis’s The Undoing Project.” Lancet. Feb 2019;393(10170):397.
Krishnan L, Marchalik D. “Understanding Heartbreak: From Takotsubo to Wuthering Heights.” Lancet. Sep 2018;392(10150):812.
Aronson L, Marchalik D. “Destroyed But Not Defeated—The Old Man and the Sea.” Lancet. Jun 2018;391(10137):2312.
Marchalik D, Jurecic A. “Rethinking Cures in Jesse Belle’s A Cure For Suicide.” Lancet. Mar 2018;391(10127):1252. PMID: 29619951
Jurecic A. Marchalik D. “On Obesity: Roxane Gay’s Hunger.” Lancet. Sep 2017;390(10102):1577. PMID:28980951
Marchalik D, Jurecic A. “The Blameless Tragedy of Illness.” Lancet. Jul 2017;390(10093):445.
Jurecic A, Marchalik D. “Dr. Frankenstein’s Bioethical Experiment.” Lancet. Jun 2017;389(10088):2465.
Jurecic A. Marchalik D. “The Art of Transplantation: Mend the Living.” Lancet. May 2017;389(10081):1876. PMID: 28513441
Jurecic A. Marchalik D. “A Psychiatrist’s Search For Resilience.” Lancet. Apr 2017;389(10079):1599. PMID: 28443544
Marchalik D, Jurecic A. “Suffering in the Digital Age.” Lancet. Mar 2017;389(10072):897. PMID: 28271832
Marchalik D, Jurecic A. “Mental Illness in Han Kang’s The Vegetarian.” Lancet. Jan 2017;389(10065):147. PMID: 28102132
Jurecic A, Marchalik D. “Breathing Lessons in Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air.” Lancet. Dec 2016;388(10062):2859. PMID: 27979398
Jurecic A, Marchalik D. “Distorted Memories: Literary Perspective on HM and Memories.” Lancet. Oct 2016;388(10054):1874. PMID: 27751389
Jurecic A, Marchalik D. “After Plague.” Lancet. Aug 2016;388(10044):553.
Jurecic A, Marchalik D. “Perspectives on Mortality.” Lancet. Jul 2016;388(10039):19. PMID: 27397781
Marchalik D, Jurecic A. “The Surgical Theater.” Lancet. Jun 2016;387(10036):2371. PMID: 27312296
Jurecic A, Marchalik D. “Emotion, Error, and Redemption.” Lancet. May 2016;387(10031):1897. PMID: 27203640
Marchalik D, Jurecic A. “Kazuo Ishiguro’s Uncanny Science.” Lancet. Apr 2016;387(10026):1365. PMID: 27115806
Jurecic A, Marchalik D. “The Literary Legacy of Oliver Sacks.” Lancet. Feb 2016;387(10021):835. PMID: 26972068
Marchalik D, Jurecic A. “The Judgment Dilemma.” Lancet. Jan 2016;387(10016):330. PMID: 26842411
Marchalik D, Jurecic A. “We the Animals.” Lancet. Nov 2015;386(10009):2132. PMID: 26638955
Jurecic A, Marchalik D. “Examining Empathy.” Lancet. Oct 2015;386(10004):1618. PMID: 26595622
Marchalik D, Jurecic A. “Stories for Survival.” Lancet. Sep 2015;386(10000):1230. PMID: 26460648
Marchalik D, Jurecic A. “Novel Remedies.” Lancet. Sep 2015;386(10000):1223. PMID: 26460642
Marchalik D. “Saving the Professionalism Course.” Lancet. Jun 2015;385(9985): 2346-7. PMID: 26088632
Marchalik D. Goldman C, Alger J, Rodriguez A, Catomeris A, Lynch J, Padmore J, Mete M, Krasnow R. “The Impact of Gender and Institutional Factors on Depression and Suicidality in Urology Residents.” Dec 2020;26(6):10471-10479. PMID: 33325351
Trockel M, Menon N…. Marchalik D, Farley H, Normand P, Melder M, Dudley J, Shanafelt T. “Assessment Of Physician Sleep and Wellness, Burnout, and Clinically Significant Medical Errors.” JAMA Open. Dec 1;3(12):e2028111. PMID: 33284339s
Melnick E, Ong S… Marchalik D, Goldstein R, Sinsky C. “Characterizing Physician EHR Use With Vendor Derived Data: A Feasibility Study and Cross-Sectional Anaysis.” JAMIA. In Press.
Marchalik D. “Urology Burnout, Uninterrupted.” AUANews. Jan 2021.
Marchalik D, Shanaleft T. “Addressing Burnout Among Health Care Professionals by Focusing on Process Rather Than Metrics.” JAMA Health Forum. Sept 2020.
Marhcalik D, Sheshamani M. “Re-envisioning healthcare in the COVID-19 Era.” Modern Healthcare. Sep 2020.
Olson K, Marchalik D, Farley H, Dean S, Lawrence E, Hamidi M, Rowe S, McCool J, O’Donovan C, Micek M, Stewart M. “Organizational Strategies to Reduce Physician Burnout and Improve Professional Fulfillment.” Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. Oct 2019. PMID: 31588019
Rowe S, Stewart M, Farley H, Marchalik D. “Defending the Term “Burnout”: A Useful Tool in the Quest to Ease Clinician Suffering.” NEJM Catalyst. Aug 2019.
Marchalik D, Rodriguez A, Namath A, Krasnow R, Obara S, Padmore J, Groninger H. “The impact of non-medical reading on clinician burnout: a national survey of palliative care providers.” Annals of Palliative Care. May 2019. PMID: 31431021
Marchalik D, Goldman C, Carvlaho F, Talso M, Lynch J, Esperto F, Pradere B, Van Besien J, Krasnow R. “Resident Burnout in the United States and Europe: An International Concern.” BJUI. 2019. PMID: 30993851
Marchalik D. Catomeris A, Krasnow R. “The Impact of Burnout on Professional and Academic Goals and Career Regret in Urology Trainees.” J Urology. Jul 2019;202(1):45-46. PMID: 30747874
Davis JE, Padmore JS, Remington JB, Evangelista R, Marchalik D. “All GME is local: novel approach to GME governance in a consortium model by utilization of an associate DIO model.” J Grad Med Ed Jun 2019;(11)3:347-349. PMID: 31210877
Marchalik D, Brems J, Rodriguez A, Lynch J, Padmore J, Stamatakis L, Krasnow R. “The Impact of Institutional Factors on Physician Burnout: A National Study of Urology Trainees.” UROLOGY. Sep 2019;131:27-35. PMID: 31199967
Dinizio M, Shih W….Marchalik D, Hwang J, Kundu S, Eggener S, Kim I. “Multi-Institutional Analysis of Racial Disparity Among African American Men Eligible For Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance.” Oncotarget. Apr 2018;9(30)21359-21365. PMID: 29765545
Sussman R, Han C, Marchalik D, Carvalho F, Davis M, Richter L, Wethington S, Stamatakis L. “To Oophorectomy Or Not To Oopherectomy: Practice Patterns Among Urologists Treating Bladder Cancer.” Urologic Oncology. Mar 2018;36(3);90e1-e7. PMID: 29273351
Wright HC, McGeagh K, Richter LA, Hwang JJ, Venkatesan K, Pysher A, Koch GE, Kowalczyk K, Bandi G, Marchalik D. “Transobturator Sling For Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence: Radiation’s Effect On Efficacy/Satisfaction.” Can J Urology. Oct 2017;24(5)8998-9002. PMID: 28971786
McAleese S, Marchalik D. “Cura Personalis in the Age of Healing.” Invited response to Ventres W. “Healing” Ann Fam Med. Jan 2016:14(1):76-78. PMID: 26755787
Shaw N, Marchalik D, Stamatakis L. “Incidentally Discovered Urachal Cancer in a Patient with Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Abdominal Wall.” BMJ Case Reports. Apr 2016. PMID: 27118740
Fisher H, Island H, Rich J, Marchalik D, Brown L. “Four Broad Temperament Dimensions: Description and Comparison with the Big Five.” Frontiers in Psychology. July 2015. PMID: 26284018
Marchalik D, Krishnan J, Verghese M, Venkatesan K. “Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma of the Bladder with Intravesical Cervical Insertion.” BMJ Case Reports. June 2015. PMID: 26109625
Lee N, Marchalik D, Lipsky A, Rushton H, Pohl H, Song X. “Risk Factors for Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in a Pediatric Institution.” Journal of Urology. Apr 2015; PMID: 25858421.
Kwon Y, Ha Y, Modi P, Salmasi A, Parihar J, Patel N, Faiena I, May M, Lee D, Llukani E, Patrick T, Rha K, Ahlering T, Sharecky D, Ahn H, Choi S, Pakr S, Jeon S, Ou Y, Eun D, Albala D, Badani K, Yuh B, Wilson T, Kwon T, Marchalik D, Hwang J, Kim W, Kim I. “Oncologic Outcomes in Men with Metastasis to the Prostatic Anterior Fat Pad Lymph Nodes: a -Institutional International Study.” BMC Urology. Aug 2015;15(1):79. PMID: 26231860
Marchalik D, Triest J, Wright H, Bandi G. “Use of ‘Off-the-Shelf’ Extraceluular Matrix Graft Material for Repair of Testicular Rupture: A Novel Technique.” UROLOGY. Sep 2014;84(3):719-721. PMID:25168558
Vora A, Marchalik D, Nassim H, Kowalczyk K, Bandi G, McGeagh K, Lynch J, Venkatesan K, Hwang J. “Multi-Institutional Outcomes and Cost Effectiveness of Using Alvimopan to Lower Gastrointestinal Morbidity After Cystectomy and Urinary Diversion.” Canadian Journal of Urology. Apr 2014;21(2):7222-7. PMID:24775576
Vora A, Marchalik D, Kowalczyk K, Nassim H, Bandi G, McGeagh K, Lynch J, Ghasemian R, Verghese M, Venkatesan K, Borges P, Uchio E, Hwang J. “Robotic-Assisted Prostatectomy and Open Radical Prostatectomy For Locally-Advanced Prostate Cancer: Multi-Institutional Comparison of Oncologic Outcomes.” Prostate International. Mar 2013;1(1)31-36. PMID: 24223399
Vora A, Larg T, Aronia J, Haynes S, Harbin A, Marchalik D, Nassim H, Lynch J, Bandi G, McGeagh K, Kowalczyk K, Ghasemian R, Venkatesan K, Verghese M, Hwang J. “Predictors of Gleason Score Upgrading in a Large African-American Population.” International Urology and Nephrology. Jul 2013;45(5):1257-62. PMID: 23864415
Vora A, Harbin A, Marchalik D, Nassim H, Verghese M, Bandi G, Hwang J. “Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Simple Prostatectomy in Men With Bladder Outlet Obstruction: Modified Urinary Reconstruction Leading to Improving Perioperative Outcomes.” Journal of Endourology: Part B: Videourology. Apr 2013;27(3).
Shiroff A, Gale S, Martin N, Marchalik D, Petrov D, Ahmed H, Rotondo M, Gracias V. “Penetrating Neck Trauma: A Review of Management Strategies and Discussion of the ‘No Zone’ Approach.” The American Surgeon. Jan 2013;79(1):23-29. PMID: 23317595
Fisher HE, Rich J, Island H, Marchalik D. “The Second to Fourth Digit Ratio: A Measure of Two Hormonally-based Temperament Dimensions.” Personality and Individual Difference, Nov 2010;49(7):773-7.
Reviews or Editorials in Refereed Journals
Marchalik D. “Urology Burnout, Uninterrupted.” AUANews. Jan 2021.
Marchalik D. “Physician Burnout in the Modern Era.” Lancet. Mar 2019;393(10174):868. PMID: 30837137.
Marchalik D. “The Return to Literature—Making Doctors Matter in the New Era of Medicine.” Academic Medicine. Dec 2017;92(12):1665-1667. PMID:29019798. Invited Commentary
Singer E, Gupta G, Marchalik D, Srinivasan R. “Evolving Therapeutic Targets in Renal Cell Carcinoma.” Current Opinion in Oncology. May 2013;25(3):237-280. PMID: 23455028
Marchalik D, Hill F, Wright H, Vora A. “The Use of Intralesional Collagenase In the Treatment of Peyronie’s Disease.” World Journal of Clinical Urology. Nov 2014;3(3):364-369.
Marchalik D, Lipsky A, Petrov D, Harvel JD, Milgraum S. “Dermatological Presentations of Orthopedic Pathologies: A Review of Diagnosis and Treatment.” American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. Oc 2012;13(5):293-310. PMID: 22494476
Petrov D, Marchalik D, Sosin M, Bal A. “Factors Affecting Duration of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Pediatric Patient.” Indian Journal of Pediatrics. Jan 2012;79(1):52-5. PMID: 21617905
Petrov D, Marchalik D, Lipsky A, Milgraum S. “Asymptomatic Enlargement of the Clavicle: A Review of Underlying Aetiologies.” Acta Orthopaedica Belgica. Dec 2010;76(6):715-8. PMID: 21302566
*Articles in the column can all be located under: bmj.co/literature_and_medicine
McDaniel C, Marchalik D. “The Future Of Genetics—How Far Is Too Far?” BMJ. Aug 2017. Available online.
McDaniel C, Marchalik D. “The Other Side of Research in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” BMJ. Jul 2017. Available online.
McDaniel C, Marchalik D. “Medicine, From Fiction to Today.” BMJ. May 2017. Available online.
McDaniel C, Marchalik D. “Life Between Two Worlds.” BMJ. Feb 2017. Available online.
McDaniel C, Marchalik D. “The Trauma of Survival.” BMJ. Dec 2016. Available online.
McDaniel C, Marchalik D. “Physicians and Their Pasts.” BMJ. Oct 2016. Available online.
McDaniel C, Marchalik D. “Drawing a Line In Research.” BMJ. Aug 2016. Available online.
McDaniel C, Marchalik D. “Survival is a Myth.” BMJ. Jul 2016. Available online.
McDaniel C, Marchalik D. “Considering Patient Stories Through Adam Johnson’s The Orphan Master’s Son.” BMJ. May 2016. Available online.
McDaniel C, Marchalik D. “Huruki Murakami’s The Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and the Complexity of Grief.” BMJ. Apr 2016. Available online
Marchalik D. “Rethinking Medical Education–In Defense of Fiction.” BMJ. Mar 2014. Available online
Mass Media Publications
Marchalik D. “Put Doctors at the Center of Health Care Tech.” The Harvard Business Review. Nov 30, 2020.
Marchalik D. “What Health Care Can Teach Other Industries About Preventing Burnout.” The Harvard Business Review. Oct 26, 2020.
Marchalik D. “Why are so many doctors burning out? Tons of real and electronic paperwork.” The Washington Post. Jun 1, 2019.
Marchalik D. “Could a Tuberculosis Outbreak Happen Here?” Slate. Jul 14, 2017.
Marchalik D. “The Affordable Care Act Is Still Law. Signing Up For Health Insurance Is Still Hard.” STATNews. Jun 2, 2017.
Marchalik D. “Potential Side Effects of the Drug Trump Reportedly Takes for Hair Loss.” The Washington Post. Feb 3, 2017.
Marchalik D. “We Doctors See Death All Around Us, But We Don’t Like to Think About Our Own.” The Washington Post. Aug 15, 2016.
Marchalik D. “Reading Novels at Medical School.” The New York Times. Jun 23, 2016.