I listen to my patients and their families. I want to understand what is important to them, so we can work together toward a common goal. I believe in an individualized approach to care and shared decision-making.
As a pediatric urologist, I care for patients with all types of genitourinary problems. I have expertise in complex genitourinary reconstruction, minimally invasive surgery, fertility preservation and urologic oncology.
I have a particular interest in finding innovative approaches to surgical care, such as using minimally invasive techniques and care pathways to improve the quality of recovery.
I was inspired to become a pediatric urologist by the opportunity to care for patients with a wide variety of genitourinary problems from birth. The ability to care for them from birth into adulthood allows for me to have a significant impact on their lives. I also enjoy the reconstructive nature of surgery.
My research focuses on long-term outcomes and quality improvement in surgical care. One of my current projects is the implementation of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) in patients undergoing surgery on the urinary tract. ERAS is a care pathway that focuses on a team-based approach and the use of the best available evidence to standardize their care before, during and after surgery. We continuously track our outcomes and adjust the care pathway to allow for improvement over time. Another project involves an investigational protocol of harvesting and freezing testicular tissue (testicular tissue cryopreservation) for fertility preservation in patients who are at risk of infertility from radiation and/or chemotherapy but cannot provide a semen specimen.
As a co-director of the Comprehensive Care and Fertility Preservation Program, our team was honored to receive the 2017 Clinical Care Achievement Award at Cincinnati Children's.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy cooking, exploring new restaurants, and playing sports including hockey and golf.
AB: Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, 2006.
MD: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 2010.
Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 2015.
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2017.
MPH: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2021.
Pediatric urologic oncology; fertility preservation; minimally invasive surgery; complex genitourinary reconstruction
Urology, Fertility Preservation, Differences of Sex Development
Surgical outcomes research and quality improvement in the delivery of care for children with genitourinary anomalies
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Hip Pain and Change in Gait in a 7-Year-Old Boy. Clinical Pediatrics. 2023; 62:956-959.
Long-Term Male Sexual Function and Fecal Incontinence Outcomes for Adult Patients with Hirschsprung Disease or Anorectal Malformation. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2023; 58:1573-1577.
Reduced-Intensity Conditioning Mitigates Risk for Primary Ovarian Insufficiency but Does Not Decrease Risk for Infertility in Pediatric and Young Adult Survivors of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Transplantation and cellular therapy. 2023; 29:130.e1-130.e8.
Urinary and bowel management in cloacal exstrophy: A long-term multi-institutional cross-sectional study. Journal of Pediatric Urology. 2023; 19:35.e1-35.e6.
Evaluating the role for regional analgesia in children with spina bifida: a retrospective observational study comparing the efficacy of regional versus systemic analgesia protocols following major urological surgery. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. 2023; 48:29-36.
Factors Associated With Fertility Preservation in a Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Population. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. 2022; 44:369-375.
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) for Lower Urinary Tract Reconstruction in Children. Current treatment options in pediatrics. 2022; 8:174-191.
Validation of the modified Bosniak classification system to risk stratify pediatric cystic renal masses: An international, multi-site study from the pediatric urologic oncology working group of the societies for pediatric urology. Journal of Pediatric Urology. 2022; 18:180.e1-180.e7.
Diagnosis, management and recurrence rates of Mitrofanoff polyps. Journal of Pediatric Urology. 2021; 17:855.e1-855.e4.
MP55-13 TESTICULAR TISSUE CRYOPRESERVATION FOR FERTILITY PRESERVATION PRIOR TO GONADOTOXIC THERAPY IN PEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENT PATIENTS. Investigative Urology. 2021; 206.