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Urologist, Division of Urology


My Biography & Research


Dr. VanderBrink's career goal is to help children with congenital conditions that affect the urinary tract to achieve the best possible outcomes. This can mean different things to different families and he takes pride in listening to each individual family’s concerns while formulating a treatment plan. His main goals are to preserve kidney function, work towards urinary control and provide opportunities to become independent for their chronic condition.

Cincinnati Children’s is uniquely poised to be a global leader in the field of urology given its national and international prominence along with the wealth of institutional resources available. Dr. VanderBrink is proud to work with excellent clinical colleagues who share the same mission of delivering high-quality urologic care to the children they serve. He is committed to actively researching our outcomes during this process in order to improve them.


Colorectal Disorders, Urology, Urology, Disorders of Sex Development, Fertility Preservation

My Locations

My Education

MD: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 2003.

Residency: North Shore LIJ Health System, New Hyde Park, NY, 2008.

Fellowship: James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN, 2010.

Certification: American Board of Urology, 2012.

My Publications

Horvath DJ, Dabdoub SM, Li B, VanderBrink BA, Justice SJ. New paradigms of urinary tract infections: implications for patient managementIndian J Urol. 2012 Apr;28:154-8.

Singh C, VanderBrink BA, Koff SA, Alpert SA, Jayanthi VR. Should routine VCUG screening of all boys with a first UTI still be the standard of care? Urology. 2011 14087.

VanderBrink BA, Kaefer M, Cain MP, Meldrum KK, Miserri R, Rink RC. Extravesical implantation of continent catheterizable channel. J Urol. 2011;185:2572-5.

VanderBrink BA, Cain MP, Kaefer M, Meldrum KK, Miserri R, Rink RC. Split-appendix technique for simultaneous appendicovesicostomy and appendicocecostomy. J Pediatr Surg. 2011;46:259-62.

VanderBrink BA, Cain MP, King SJ, Kaefer M, Meldrum KK, Miserri R, Jones D, Rink RC. Oral vitamin B12 for treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency in patients with prior ileocystoplasty: is it effective? J Urol. 2010;184:1781-5.

VanderBrink BA, Cain MP, Kaefer M, Meldrum KK, Miserri R, Boaz K, Rink RC. Does preoperative genitography in congenital adrenal hyperplasia affect surgical approach to feminizing genitoplasty? J Urol. 2010;184:1793-8. 

VanderBrink BA, Gitlin J, Toro S, Palmer LS. Effect of tamsulosin on systemic blood pressure and nonneurogenic dysfunctional voiding in children. J Urol. 2009;181:817-822.

VanderBrink BA, Gilley D, Cain MP et al. Reconstructive surgery for lower pole ureteropelvic junction obstruction associated with incomplete ureteral duplication. J Pediatr Urol. 2009;5:374-377.

VanderBrink, BA, Gitlin J, Levitt SB, Palmer LS, Franco I. Lymphatic sparing laparoscopic varicocelectomy versus microscopic varicocelectomy: is there a difference? Urology. 2007;70:1207-1210.

VanderBrink BA, Stock JA, Hanna MK. Aesthetic outcomes of genitoplasty in males born with bladder exstrophy or epispadias. J Urol. 2007;178:1606-1610.