Urology

  • Meet the Team

    The Division of Pediatric Urology is home to specialists with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child's unique needs. Learn more about our faculty and staff.

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

    513-636-4975

    Pramod P. Reddy, MD

    Director, Division of Pediatric Urology

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4975

    Fax: 513-636-6753

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Kidney stones; ESWL; genitourinary surgery; clinical trials

    Research Interests

    Bladder organogenesis; tissue engineering of bladder matrix

    Biography

    Pramod P. Reddy, MD, is a pediatric and fetal urologist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the Cincinnati Fetal Center. His special interests include kidney stones; ESWL; genitourinary surgery; clinical trials.

    Education and Training

    MBBS: Nagarjuna University, Guntur, India 1990.

    Residency: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY.

    Residency: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY.

    Fellowship: The Hospital For Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada.

    Certification: American Board of Urology 2001.

    Publications

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    Faculty

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

    513-636-4975

    bob.defoor@cchmc.org

    William R. DeFoor Jr., MD, MPH

    Director, Clinical Research

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4975

    Fax: 513-636-6753

    Email: bob.defoor@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Complex genitourinary reconstruction; clinical outcomes research; clinical trials;  urolithiasis; uro-oncology; laparoscopic-assisted; robotic-assisted surgery; vesicoureteral reflux

    Research Interests

    Modulation of apoptosis in cryptorchidism (undescended testes) with anti-oxidant pharmacotherapy; pediatric urologic surgical outcomes analysis using an evidence based medicine approach 

    Education and Training

    BS: Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 1991.

    Fulbright Fellowship: Universite' Rene' Descartes, Paris, France, 1992.

    MD: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1996.

    Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 2001.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 2003.

    MPH: Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, School of Public Health, 2005.

    Publications

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    Elizabeth C. Jackson, MD
    Director, Healthy Bladder Clinic

    513-636-4975

    elizabeth.jackson@cchmc.org

    Elizabeth C. Jackson, MD

    Director, Healthy Bladder Clinic

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4975

    Fax: 513-636-6753

    Email: elizabeth.jackson@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Functional bladder disorders; neurogenic bladder; urolithiasis 

    Biography

    Elizabeth C. Jackson, MD, is a pediatric nephrologist recognized in the need for bladder management. Dr. Jackson has recently discontinued her inpatient nephrology role and is currently focused on outpatient lower urinary tract management. She is the director of the Healthy Bladder Clinic at Cincinnati Children's. The Healthy Bladder Clinic cares for children with functional lower urinary tract disorders. There are more than 1200 visits per year to this clinic.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1978.

    Residency: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1981.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1984.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1983; Pediatric Nephrology, 1985.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Comparison of voice and buzzer alarms for nocturnal enuresis. Principal Investigator. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Oct 2011 - present.

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    Eugene Minevich, MD, FACS, FAAP
    Surgical Director, Stone Program

    513-636-4975

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    Eugene Minevich, MD, FACS, FAAP

    Surgical Director, Stone Program

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4975

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    Specialties

    Complex genitourinary reconstruction; microscopic hypospadias; endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteral reflux; urolithiasis; ESWL

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

    513-636-4975

    paul.noh@cchmc.org

    Paul H. Noh, MD, FACS, FAAP

    Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4975

    Fax: 513-636-6753

    Email: paul.noh@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Minimally invasive laparoscopic-assisted surgery; robotic-assisted surgery; prenatal evaluation; fetal care; UTIs

    Education and Training

    BS: Pennsylvania State University.

    MD: Jefferson Medical College.

    Internship: Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, 1999-2000.

    Residency: Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, 2000-2004.

    Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2004-2005.

    Certification: American Board of Urology, Subspecialty Certification in Pediatric Urology - American Board of Urology.

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    Joo-Seop Park, PhD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    Phone: 513-803-7871

    Email: joo-seop.park@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Molecular biology; genetics 

    Biography

    Joo-Seop Park, PhD is an assistant professor in the Divisions of Pediatric Urology and Developmental Biology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He received his bachelor's in pharmacy from Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea. He subsequently studied the regulation of gene transcription with Dr. Jeffrey W. Roberts at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY where he obtained his doctorate in Molecular Biology and Genetics in 2004. Dr. Park then went on to postdoctoral training with Dr. Andrew P. McMahon at Harvard University where he was awarded fellowships from the National Kidney Foundation and the Charles King Trust to study mammalian kidney development.

    Dr. Park 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.

    Education and Training

    PhD: Molecular Biology, Cornell University.

    Publications

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    Curtis A. Sheldon, MD
    Founding Director, Urogenital Center

    513-636-4975

    curt.sheldon@cchmc.org

    Curtis A. Sheldon, MD

    Founding Director, Urogenital Center

    Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4975

    Fax: 513-636-6753

    Email: curt.sheldon@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Complex genitourinary reconstructive surgery; renal transplantation; hypospadias

    Education and Training

    MD: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA, 1972 to 1976.

    Residency: Urology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1976 to 1981; General Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1981 to 1983.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1983 to 1985; Pediatric Urology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, 1985 to 1986; Visiting Fellow, Pediatric Urology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1986.

    Certification: Adult and Pediatric Urology, 1982; Surgery, 1985; Pediatric Surgery, 1988.

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    Brian A. VanderBrink, MD
    Urologist, Division of Urology

    513-636-4975

    brian.vanderbrink@cchmc.org

    Brian A. Vanderbrink, MD

    Urologist, Division of Urology

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4975

    Email: brian.vanderbrink@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Reconstructive lower urinary tract surgery; neurogenic bladder; spina bifida

    Biography

    Dr. VanderBrink's career goal is to help children with congenital conditions that affect the urinary tract to achieve the best possible outcomes. This can mean different things to different families and he takes pride in listening to each individual family’s concerns while formulating a treatment plan. His main goals are to preserve kidney function, work towards urinary control and provide opportunities to become independent for their chronic condition.

    Cincinnati Children’s is uniquely poised to be a global leader in the field of urology given its national and international prominence along with the wealth of institutional resources available. Dr. VanderBrink is proud to work with excellent clinical colleagues who share the same mission of delivering high-quality urologic care to the children they serve. He is committed to actively researching our outcomes during this process in order to improve them.

    Education and Training

    MD: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 2003.

    Residency: North Shore LIJ Health System, New Hyde Park, NY, 2008.

    Fellowship: James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN, 2010.

    Certification: American Board of Urology, 2012.

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    Staff

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    Stephanie Boardman, MSPAS, PA-C
    Physician Assistant, Division of Pediatric Urology

    513-636-4975

    stephanie.boardman@cchmc.org

    Stephanie Boardman, MSPAS, PA-C

    Physician Assistant, Division of Pediatric Urology

    Phone: 513-636-4975

    Email: stephanie.boardman@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BS: Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH, 2010.

    MSPAS: Kettering College, Kettering, OH, 2013.

    Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), 2013.

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    Sharon M. Dickman, MSN, APRN, CNP, SANE-P
    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pediatric Urology

    513-636-4975

    sharon.dickman@cchmc.org

    Sharon M. Dickman, MSN, APRN, CNP, SANE-P

    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pediatric Urology

    Phone: 513-636-4975

    Email: sharon.dickman@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    Sharon Dickman has more than 25 years of experience as a registered nurse in various pediatric settings within and outside Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Some of her experiences include neonatal care, research, general pediatrics, as well as forensic nursing, specifically child maltreatment (pediatric/adolescent sexual assault/abuse). In 2012, Sharon joined the Division of Pediatric Urology at Cincinnati Children's. She follows and manages children in the Healthy Bladder Clinic.

    Education and Training

    MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Wright State University, College of Nursing and Health, Dayton, OH, 2012.

    BSN: Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, KY, 1984.


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    Denise D. Ferguson, MSN, APRN, CPNP
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Urogenital Center

    513-636-4975

    denise.ferguson@cchmc.org

    Denise D. Ferguson, MSN, APRN, CPNP

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Urogenital Center

    Phone: 513-636-4975

    Fax: 513-636-6753

    Email: denise.ferguson@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Voiding dysfunction; bedwetting; recurrent UTIs; biofeedback

    Biography

    Denise Ferguson has more than 20 years of experience in various settings at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Her experience includes caring for chronically ill children, as well as perioperative nursing and nursing administration.

    In 1995, Denise joined the Division of Pediatric Urology staff at Cincinnati Children's. She follows and manages children in the Voiding Dysfunction Clinic.

    Education and Training

    BS: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1978.

    BSN: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, 1988. 

    MSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1994. 

    Certification: The National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses, 1995.
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    Abbey Franklin, MSPAS, PA-C
    Physician Assistant, Division of Pediatric Urology

    513-636-4975

    abbey.franklin@cchmc.org


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    Kimberly S. Kennedy, RNII, CPN
    DSD Clinical Coordinator

    513-803-4373

    kimberly.kennedy@cchmc.org

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    Odile Kennedy, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Family Nurse Practitioner, Urogenital Center

    513-636-4975

    odile.kennedy@cchmc.org

    Odile Kennedy, MSN, APRN, CNP

    Family Nurse Practitioner, Urogenital Center

    Healthy Bladder Clinic

    Phone: 513-636-4975

    Email: odile.kennedy@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs); enuresis; dysfunctional voiding

    Education and Training

    Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner, 2006.

    APRN: University of Cincinnati, 2006.

    MSN: University of Cincinnati, 2004.

    BS: Indiana University, 2002.

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    Tammy Lingsch, RN, MSN, CPNP
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Urogenital Center

    513-636-4975

    tammy.lingsch@cchmc.org

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    Tammy Lingsch, RN, MSN, CPNP

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Urogenital Center

    Phone: 513-636-4975

    Email: tammy.lingsch@cchmc.org

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    BJ Manz, RN, MSN, CPNP
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Urogenital Center

    513-636-4975

    bj.manz@cchmc.org

    BJ Manz, RN, MSN, CPNP

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Urogenital Center

    Phone: 513-636-4975

    Email: bj.manz@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Voiding dysfunction; bedwetting; recurrent UTIs; complex genitourinary conditions


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    Katie Mueller, RN, MSN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pediatric Urology

    513-636-4975

    katie.mueller@cchmc.org

    Katie Mueller, RN, MSN, CNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pediatric Urology

    Phone: 513-636-4975

    Email: katie.mueller@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Urogenital Center; inpatient care

    Biography

    Katie Mueller has been employed with Cincinnati Children's for twelve years with experience in various settings. Her experience includes caring for chronically ill children, postoperative nursing care as well as time spent in the outpatient departments at the Liberty Campus.

    In 2012, she joined the Division of Pediatric Urology as an inpatient nurse practitioner.

    Education and Training

    RN: Good Samaritan College of Nursing, 2001.

    BSN: College of Mount Saint Joseph, 2005.

    MSN: Northern Kentucky University, 2012.

    Certification: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

    Deborah Reeves, RN, BSN.

    Deborah Reeves, RN, BSN
    Program Manager, Urogenital Center

    513-636-7035

    debbie.reeves@cchmc.org

    Deborah Reeves, RN, BSN

    Program Manager, Urogenital Center

    Phone: 513-636-7035

    Email: debbie.reeves@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Complex genitourinary conditions; renal transplantation and the dysfunctional bladder; spina bifida

    Education and Training

    1978 Jewish Hospital School of Nursing

    1997 University of Cincinnati, Bachelor of Science in Nursing


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    Lena F. Riley, RN, APRN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Urology

    513-636-7035

    lena.riley@cchmc.org

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    Nan Tobias, RN, MSN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pediatric Urology

    513-636-4975

    nan.tobias@cchmc.org

    Nan Tobias, RN, MSN, CNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pediatric Urology

    University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

    Phone: 513-636-4975

    Email: nan.tobias@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Voiding dysfunction; bedwetting; recurrent UTIs; complex genitourinary conditions; inpatient care

    Biography

    Nan Tobias, RN, MSN, CNP, began working in the Division of Pediatric Urology in 1989, initiating and broadening the work with children who have dysfunctional voiding. She has been active in developing patient care information, writing policies and procedures, and in the education of clinical staff.

    Education and Training

    BSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1979.

    MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1984.

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1985.

    Certification: American Nurse's Credentialing Center.

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