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Director, Clinical Research

Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery



Board Certified

My Biography & Research

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

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery


Colorectal Disorders, Urology, Kidney Stones, Urology

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My Education

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.

My Publications

Risk of Reaugmentation after Enterocystoplasty Using a Reconfigured Bowel Segment in Patients with Spina Bifida: A Bi-Institutional Cohort Study. VanderBrink, BA; Szymanski, KM; Alam, Z; Misseri, R; DeFoor, WR; Kaefer, M; Reddy, P; Rink, RC; Minevich, E; Cain, MP. The Journal of Urology. 2019; 202:612-616.

Is anuria prior to pediatric renal transplantation associated with poor allograft outcomes?. Alam, Z; VanderBrink, BA; Brewer, N; Hooper, D; Tiao, G; Alonso, M; Nathan, J; DeFoor, WR; Sheldon, C; Reddy, PP. Pediatric Transplantation. 2019; 23.

Ultrasound versus computed tomography for the detection of ureteral calculi in the pediatric population: a clinical effectiveness study. Roberson, NP; Dillman, JR; Reddy, PO; Jr, DW; Trout, AT. Abdominal Radiology. 2019; 44:1858-1866.

Pediatric Partial Nephrectomy for Upper Urinary Tract Duplication Anomalies: A Comparison Between Different Surgical Approaches and Techniques. Neheman, A; Kord, E; Strine, AC; VanderBrink, BA; Minevich, EA; Defoor, WR; Reddy, PP; Noh, PH. Urology. 2019; 125:196-201.

Preoperative nutritional status and use of total parenteral nutrition in pediatric and adolescent patients undergoing continent urinary tract reconstruction. Strine, AC; VanderBrink, BA; Riazzi, AC; Schulte, M; Mayes, T; Noh, PH; Jr, DW R; Minevich, E; Sheldon, CA; Reddy, PP. Journal of Pediatric Urology. 2018; 14:572.e1-572.e7.

Comparison of ultrasound versus computed tomography for the detection of kidney stones in the pediatric population: a clinical effectiveness study. Roberson, NP; Dillman, JR; O'Hara, SM; Jr, DW R; Reddy, PP; Giordano, RM; Trout, AT. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2018; 48:962-972.

Hidden incision endoscopic surgery (HIdES) trocar placement for pediatric robotic pyeloplasty: comparison to traditional port placement. Hong, YH; DeFoor, WR; Reddy, PP; Schulte, M; Minevich, EA; VanderBrink, BA; Noh, PH. Journal of Robotic Surgery. 2018; 12:43-47.

Prospective evaluation of urinary incontinence in severely obese adolescents presenting for weight loss surgery. Jr, DW R; Inge, TH; Jenkins, TM; Jackson, E; Courcoulas, A; Michalsky, M; Brandt, M; Kollar, L; Xie, C. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 2018; 14:214-218.

Analyte variations in consecutive 24-hour urine collections in children. Ellison, JS; Hollingsworth, JM; Langman, CB; Asplin, JR; Schwaderer, AL; Yan, P; Bierlein, M; Barraza, MA; Defoor, WR; Figueroa, TE; et al. Journal of Pediatric Urology. 2017; 13:632.e1-632.e7.

Pediatric cardiac transplantation. Ryan, TD; Chin, C. In: Chand DH; Valentini RP, Ed. Clinician's Manual of Pediatric Nephrology. Singapore; Hackensack, NJ: World ScientificPublishing Co.; 2017.