Shumyle Alam, MD
Dr. Alam was named Co-Director of the Urogenital Center with Curtis Sheldon, MD. As a part of Improvement Science Methodology related to the coordination of multidisciplinary care, Dr. Alam decreased the time between initial referral of complex genitourinary patients to the development of a treatment plan from 90+ days to a mean of 20 days.
Eugene Minevich, MD
Dr. Minevich has become an integral part of CCHMC’s multidisciplinary global initiative with Israel. In collaboration with the CCHMC Global Health Child Center, Dr. Minevich has joined the Israeli Exchange Program providing educational presentations and performing surgery on patients with complex urology conditions.
Paul N. Noh, MD
Dr. Noh, MD, Director of Minimally Invasive laparoscopic assisted robotic surgery in Pediatric Urology is performing robotic and single port with decreased pain, blood loss and length of stay reported.
Elizabeth C. Jackson, MD
The Spina Bifida Team of the Division of Developmental and Behavior Pediatrics has initiated a self-management program for patients 12-21 years of age using ACCEPT techniques. Dr. Jackson is using self-management techniques for all the myelomeningocele patients requiring pediatric urology care in the Spina Bifida Clinic. The children and providers explore readiness for self-catheterization, work together to build an action plan to meet the child’s goals and evaluate adherence to the defined plan of care.
The Division of Pediatric Urology ranked fourth in this year’s U.S. News & World Report survey in recognition of our clinical and research activities.
Eugene Minevich, MD, was president of the American Association of Pediatric Urologists (AAPU), served on the Clinical Research Committee of the AAP Section of Pediatric Urology in October and program chairman of the Society of Pediatric Urology, AUA annual meeting in May. He lectured and performed surgery at Schneider Children’s Hospital in Shaare Zedek, Jerusalem, in October.
Pramod Reddy, MD, was awarded second prize for a clinical research presentation on “The Impact of The Alexander Technique” on improving surgical ergonomics at the Urology Section of the AAP in October and a paper presented in May at the IPEG Annual Congress in Prague, Czech Republic. Reddy moderated three clinical scientific sessions: “Hypospadias Repair” at the Third World Congress of Pediatric Surgery in Delhi, India; “Tissue Engineering and Stem Cell Research: The Nuclear Energy of Surgery” at the Asian Society of Pediatric Urology in Istanbul, Turkey; and “Challenges of Surgical Education” at the SPU annual meeting in Washington, DC.
Shumyle Alam, MD, was a visiting professor at the Anorectal Malformations (ARM) Workshop 2011 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and presented, “The treatment of ARM with Special Emphasis on Pediatric Urology.”
William Robert DeFoor Jr., MD, was named secretary-treasurer of the AAPU.
Paul Noh, MD, was invited to the Arab Health Congress in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and presented on the topics of posterior urethral valves and laparoscopy in pediatric urology in January.
The two multidisciplinary clinics, Disorders of Sexual Development Clinic and Urogenital Center, have provided care management for children with complex genitourinary conditions for patients nationally and internationally.
Pediatric Urology Research and Fellowship Program
Pramod Reddy’s basic science lab initiated study on the relationship between the CNS and the lower urinary tract and how stress can induce changes in bladder function and morphology. Reddy was principle investigator for phase 3 of a Warner Chilcott darifenacin clinical trial on neurogenic detrusor overactivity. Our division and the
The Division of Developmental Biology recruited Joo-Seop Park, PhD, from Harvard University as an assistant professor.
W. Robert DeFoor Jr., MD, was the lead PI on the subcontract for the NIH clinical trial, “Randomized Intervention for Children with Vesicoureteral Reflux (RIVUR).” DeFoor was also PI on an Oceana Therapeutics Inc. study on VUR Grade II-IV receiving endoscopic correction with Deflux.
Paul Noh, MD, was awarded a National Kidney Foundation grant to study urinary NGAL as a noninvasive biomarker of obstruction in unilateral hydronephrosis. Noh was selected as PI for a Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. study on the use of oxybutynin chloride topical gel in the treatment of detrusor overactivity.
Our ACGME-accredited fellowship program is recognized nationally and internationally. Alice Payton, MD graduated in June 2011 to begin her career at the University of Toledo. Ingride Richardson, MD, began fellowship training in July 2010, and Bezalel Sivan, MD, of Israel began international fellowship training in December 2010.
Our division completed the final year of our three-year affiliation with Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Pramod Reddy, MD, traveled to Arkansas monthly to perform complex genitourinary procedures for children and urologic procedures for children with spina bifida. This highly successful affiliation resulted in the recruitment of three pediatric urology faculty for the Arkansas hospital.
Elizabeth Jackson, MD, works with our certified nurse practitioners to manage voiding dysfunction patients in our Healthy Bladder Clinic and in the Myelomeningocele Clinic in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Jackson was also awarded a $30,000 research gift from the Junior Cooperative Society to support her study, “Nocturnal Enuresis: Comparison of Buzzer and Voice Alarms on the Rate of Resolution of Bedwetting.”
The division hired our fifth nurse practitioner, Tammy Lingsch, who will focus on inpatient care management.