As a pediatric urologist, I practice general pediatric urology and fetal urology. I treat children with spina bifida, neurogenic bladder and posterior urethral valves. In addition, I perform surgeries for complex genitourinary reconstruction, renal transplantation and hypospadias. I offer laparoscopic or robotic surgery as an option when possible.

I was inspired to pursue my career by my desire to help children live a healthy life and reach their full potential. In my practice, we work to provide holistic and coordinated care for every patient that we are privileged to care for. Each child’s well-being is very important to us.

I’m honored to have been inducted into the Croatian Society of Pediatric Surgery as an honorary member for services I provided to advance the field of pediatric urology.

In addition to helping my patients, I’m involved in research. My colleagues and I are seeking to develop a test to assess bladder function in a noninvasive manner. We also hope to develop a better understanding of how a normal bladder is formed, which will help us manage abnormal and unhealthy bladders.

In my free time, I am an avid photographer. I also enjoy traveling to new places with my family.

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.


Kidney stones; ESWL; genitourinary surgery; clinical trials

Services and Specialties

Colorectal Disorders, Urology, Epidermolysis Bullosa EB, Fetal Care, Fertility Preservation


Bladder organogenesis; tissue engineering of bladder matrix

Research Areas


Additional Languages

Hindi, Telugu

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Intraoperative laser angiography in bladder exstrophy closure: A simple technique to monitor penile perfusion. Kaefer, M; Saad, K; Gargollo, P; Whittam, B; Rink, R; Fuchs, M; Bowen, D; Reddy, P; Cheng, E; Jayanthi, R; et al. Journal of Pediatric Urology. 2022; 18:746.e1-746.e7.

Caregiver distress: A mixed methods evaluation of the mental health burden of caring for children with bladder exstrophy. Spencer, KA; Ramji, J; Unadkat, P; Nadeem, I; Lalakia, PA; Shah, J; Reddy, PP; Canning, DA; Pippi-Salle, J; Merguerian, P; et al. Frontiers in Pediatrics. 2022; 10.

In utero renal failure. Slagle, C; Schuh, M; Grisotti, G; Riddle, S; Reddy, P; Claes, D; Lim, FY; VanderBrink, B. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. 2022; 31.

Single Stage Repair in Proximal Hypospadias. Reddy, PP; Bhat, M. Hypospadiology. 2022.

Diagnosis, management and recurrence rates of Mitrofanoff polyps. Ismail, N; Daugherty, M; Strine, AC; DeFoor, WR; Minevich, E; Reddy, PP; VanderBrink, BA. Journal of Pediatric Urology. 2021; 17:855.e1-855.e4.

Outcomes according to channel type for continent catheterizable channels in patients undergoing simultaneous urinary and fecal reconstruction. Daugherty, M; Strine, A; Frischer, J; DeFoor, WR; Minevich, E; Sheldon, C; Reddy, P; VanderBrink, B. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2021; 56:1335-1341.

Comparison of risk of anticholinergic utilization for treatment of neurogenic bladder between in utero or postnatal myelomeningocele repair. Zaccaria, L; Daugherty, M; Grant, C; Strine, AC; Reddy, PP; DeFoor, WR; Minevich, E; Lim, FY; VanderBrink, BA. Journal of Pediatric Urology. 2021; 17:525.e1-525.e7.

Impact of bilateral ureteral reimplantation at the time of complete primary repair of bladder exstrophy on reflux rates, renogram abnormalities and bladder capacity. Ramji, J; Weiss, DA; Romao, RL P; Eftekharzadeh, S; Shah, J; Frazier, JR; Reddy, PP; Merguerian, PA; Pippi Salle, JL; Canning, DA; et al. Journal of Pediatric Urology. 2021; 17:393.e1-393.e7.

Variant of Bladder Exstrophy With an Intact Penis: Surgical Options and Approach. Ramji, J; Eftekharzadeh, S; Fischer, KM; Joshi, RS; Reddy, PP; Pippi-Salle, JL; Frazier, JR; Weiss, DA; Canning, DA; Shukla, AR. Urology. 2021; 149:e15-e17.

Clinical urologic and urodynamic outcomes in patients with anorectal malformation and absent vagina after vaginal replacement. Ahmed, H; Almomani, M; Strine, AC; Reddy, PP; Sheldon, C; Frischer, J; Breech, L; Minevich, E; Noh, PH; VanderBrink, BA. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2020; 55:1834-1838.

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