A photo of William Robert DeFoor Jr.

Director, Clinical Research

Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery



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, Urology, Kidney Stones

My Locations

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

DeFoor, WR, et al. The risk of recurrent urolithiasis in children is dependent on urinary calcium and citrate. Urology. 2010 Jul;76(1):242-5.

DeFoor WR, et al. Long-Term Outcomes of the Neobladder in Pediatric Continent Urinary Reconstruction. J Urol. 2009;181:2689-94.

Traxel E, DeFoor WR, et al. Multivariate analysis of risk factors for urinary tract infections after endoscopic injection of dextranomer-hyaluronic acid. J Urol. 2009;182 (4 Suppl): 1708-12.

DeFoor WR, Tobias N. Simple behavioral modification may be effective first-line treatment in resolution of nocturnal enuresis. J Pediatrics. 2009;155(5):760.

Heshmat S, DeFoor WR, et al. The use of customized Mic-Key gastrostomy button for the management of the MACE stomal complications. Urology. 2008;72(5):1026-9.

DeFoor WR, et al. Urinary metabolic evaluations in solitary and recurrent stone forming children. J Urol. 2008;179(6):2369-72.

DeFoor WR, et al. Risk factors for end stage renal disease in children with posterior urethral valves. J Urol. 2008;180(4 Suppl):1705-8; discussion 1708.