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Urologist, Division of Urology


Board Certified

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, Disorders of Sex Development, Fertility Preservation, Urology

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

Risk of Reaugmentation after Enterocystoplasty Using a Reconfigured Bowel Segment in Patients with Spina Bifida: A Bi-Institutional Cohort Study. VanderBrink, BA; Szymanski, KM; Alam, Z; Misseri, R; DeFoor, WR; Kaefer, M; Reddy, P; Rink, RC; Minevich, E; Cain, MP. The Journal of Urology. 2019; 202:612-616.

Is anuria prior to pediatric renal transplantation associated with poor allograft outcomes?. Alam, Z; VanderBrink, BA; Brewer, N; Hooper, D; Tiao, G; Alonso, M; Nathan, J; DeFoor, WR; Sheldon, C; Reddy, PP. Pediatric Transplantation. 2019; 23.

Pediatric Partial Nephrectomy for Upper Urinary Tract Duplication Anomalies: A Comparison Between Different Surgical Approaches and Techniques. Neheman, A; Kord, E; Strine, AC; VanderBrink, BA; Minevich, EA; Defoor, WR; Reddy, PP; Noh, PH. Urology. 2019; 125:196-201.

Renal Replacement Therapy and Intermittent Catheterization Risk in Posterior Urethral Valves. Reddy, P; Cain, MP; Kaefer, M; Misseri, R; Rink, RC; Szymanski, KM; Whittam, B; Cheng, EY; Gong, E; Johnson, EK; et al. Pediatrics. 2019; 143:e20182656-e20182656.

Preoperative nutritional status and use of total parenteral nutrition in pediatric and adolescent patients undergoing continent urinary tract reconstruction. Strine, AC; VanderBrink, BA; Riazzi, AC; Schulte, M; Mayes, T; Noh, PH; Jr, DW R; Minevich, E; Sheldon, CA; Reddy, PP. Journal of Pediatric Urology. 2018; 14:572.e1-572.e7.

Hidden incision endoscopic surgery (HIdES) trocar placement for pediatric robotic pyeloplasty: comparison to traditional port placement. Hong, YH; DeFoor, WR; Reddy, PP; Schulte, M; Minevich, EA; VanderBrink, BA; Noh, PH. Journal of Robotic Surgery. 2018; 12:43-47.

Editorial Comment. VanderBrink, B. The Journal of Urology. 2018; 199:273-273.

Triamcinolone injection for treatment of Mitrofanoff stomal stenosis: Optimizing results and reducing cost of care. Reddy, PP; Strine, AC; Reddy, T; Noh, PH; Jr, DW R; Minevich, E; Sheldon, CA; VanderBrink, BA. Journal of Pediatric Urology. 2017; 13:375.e1-375.e5.

Results of a prospective randomized control trial comparing hydrophilic to uncoated catheters in children with neurogenic bladder. DeFoor, W; Reddy, P; Reed, M; VanderBrink, B; Jackson, E; Zhang, B; Denlinger, J; Noh, P; Minevich, E; Sheldon, C. Journal of Pediatric Urology. 2017; 13:373.e1-373.e5.

Clinical and urodynamic outcomes in children with anorectal malformation subtype of recto-bladder neck fistula. Strine, AC; VanderBrink, BA; Alam, Z; Schulte, M; Noh, PH; Jr, DW R; Minevich, E; Sheldon, CA; Frischer, JS; Reddy, PP. Journal of Pediatric Urology. 2017; 13:376.e1-376.e6.