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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Reoperative Anorectal Procedures in Patients with Anorectal Malformations - Is Bladder Function Affected?. Kennedy, U; Daugherty, M; Frischer, J; DeFoor, W; Strine, AC; Reddy, PP; Sheldon, C; Minevich, E; VanderBrink, BA. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2023; 58:1910-1915.

Long-Term Male Sexual Function and Fecal Incontinence Outcomes for Adult Patients with Hirschsprung Disease or Anorectal Malformation. Trinidad, S; Garrison, A; Encisco, EM; Canteria, R; VanderBrink, B; Strine, A; Reddy, P; Kotagal, M; Rosen, N; Rymeski, B; et al. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2023; 58:1573-1577.

Kidney function outcomes in patients after complete primary repair of bladder exstrophy and penopubic epispadias: Results from the international bladder exstrophy consortium. Joshi, RS; Eftekharzadeh, S; Shukla, AR; Ramji, J; Hingorani, SR; Canning, DA; Pippi-Salle, JL; Merguerian, P; DeFoor, WR; Frazier, JR; et al. Journal of Pediatric Urology. 2023; 19:34.e1-34.e9.

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. 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; 10:948490.

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; 31:151195.

Single Stage Repair in Proximal Hypospadias. Reddy, PP; Bhat, M. Hypospadiology. : Springer Nature; Springer Nature; 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.

MP67-04 KIDNEY FUNCTION OUTCOMES AFTER COMPLETE PRIMARY REPAIR OF EXSTROPHY: RESULTS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BLADDER EXSTROPHY CONSORTIUM. Joshi, RS; Eftekharzadeh, S; Shukla, AR; Ramji, J; Hingorani, SR; Canning, DA; Pippi-Salle, JL; Merguerian, P; DeFoor, WR; Frazier, JR; et al. Investigative Urology. 2021; 206:e510.

MP55-13 TESTICULAR TISSUE CRYOPRESERVATION FOR FERTILITY PRESERVATION PRIOR TO GONADOTOXIC THERAPY IN PEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENT PATIENTS. Grant, C; Fitzgibbon, T; Schulte, M; Ferrara, B; Frias, O; Riazzi, A; Daugherty, M; Vanderbrink, B; Noh, P; DeFoor, W; et al. Investigative Urology. 2021; 206:e963-e964.

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