• Research Faculty

  • A photo of Pramod Reddy.

    Pramod P. Reddy, MD Director, Division of Pediatric Urology

    is a pediatric urologist studying the molecular regulation of bladder organogenesis using a Xenopus animal model, tissue engineering strategies for bladder substitution/replacement and epigenetic changes in bladder outlet obstruction. He conducts several clinic outcome studies on neurogenic detrusor instability, overactive bladder and the use of catheters in children with neurogenic bladders.


    A photo of William Robert DeFoor Jr.

    William Robert DeFoor Jr., MD, MPH Director, Clinical Research

    is a pediatric urologist conducting a multi-institutional clinical trial to assess outcomes in vesico-ureteral reflux. Other studies include outcomes in neurogenic bladder (NGB), urinary biomarkers in ureteropelvic junction obstruction, complications of clean intermittent catheterization, urinary metabolic evaluations in bariatric patients, and UTI prevention with gentamicin bladder irrigations. 


    A photo of Elizabeth Jackson.

    Elizabeth C. Jackson, MD Director, Healthy Bladder Clinic

    has clinical research in types of bedwetting alarms that are useful for nocturnal enuresis, in outcomes of neurogenic bladder, and in the relationship of obesity and kidney stones as well as industry sponsored research in anticholinergics for neurogenic bladder.


    A photo of Eugene Minevich.
    A photo of Paul Noh.

    Paul H. Noh, MD, FACS, FAAP Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery


    A photo of Joo-Seop Park.

    Joo-Seop Park, PhD

    is interested in understanding how progenitor cells maintain their multi-potent status and how they differentiate into different types of cells during organogenesis of the mammalian kidney and bladder. His lab studies transcriptional and epigenetic controls of cis-regulatory modules that act downstream of various signaling pathways.

    Visit the Park Lab.


    A photo of Curtis Sheldon.

    Curtis A. Sheldon, MD Founding Director, Urogenital Center


    A photo of Brian VanderBrink.

    Brian A. VanderBrink, MD Urologist, Division of Urology

    is an attending urologist who has strong interest in conducting clinical outcomes research, specifically in the area of lower urinary tract dysfunction. He works closely in collaboration with urology colleagues and the Colorectal Center to report and improve the urologic outcomes of patients with anorectal malformations. Reducing the incidence of urinary tract infection is another area of interest that includes examining the role innovative methods such as probiotics and hydrophilic catheters in small clinical trials.