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Urologist, Division of Urology


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


I’m a pediatric urologist with a special interest in neurogenic bladder, which includes a number of urinary conditions that result in lack of bladder control.

I take time to listen to each patient and their family about what is important to them, while educating them about the condition. My main goals for my patients are to preserve their kidney function, help them work toward urinary control and provide them with opportunities to become independent with their condition.

I work with an amazing team of nurses, operating room staff, office administrative support and doctors to deliver high-quality care. I also do research with other pediatric urologists, where we seek to standardize care with the goal of improving patient outcomes.

I’m proud to have been selected twice as University of Cincinnati Pediatric Educator of the Year by urology residents there. I was also recognized by my peers as Top Doctor in Cincinnati for pediatric urology, in 2019 and 2020.

In my free time I enjoy playing tennis and exercising. I’m also a huge baseball fan.

Clinical Divisions

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

Research Divisions


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

Endoscopic-assisted robotic pyelolithotomy: a viable treatment option for complex pediatric nephrolithiasis. Roth, JD; Gargollo, PC; DaJusta, DG; Lindgren, BW; Noh, PH; Rensing, AJ; Krambeck, AE; Whittam, BM. Journal of Pediatric Urology. 2020; 16:192.e1-192.e5.

Need for botulinum toxin injection and bladder augmentation after isolated bladder outlet procedure in pediatric patients with myelomeningocele. Smith, MC; Strine, AC; DeFoor, WR; Minevich, E; Noh, P; Sheldon, CA; Reddy, PP; VanderBrink, BA. Journal of Pediatric Urology. 2020; 16:32.e1-32.e8.

Probability of Bladder Augmentation, Diversion and Clean Intermittent Catheterization in Classic Bladder Exstrophy: A 36-Year, Multi-Institutional, Retrospective Cohort Study. VanderBrink, B; Gargollo, PC; Cain, MP; Cheng, E; DaJusta, D; Jr, DW R; Fuchs, M; Gong, EM; Granberg, CF; Jackson, E; et al. The Journal of Urology. 2019; 202:1256-1262.

Impact of body mass index on 30-day postoperative morbidity in pediatric and adolescent patients undergoing continent urinary tract reconstruction. Strine, AC; VanderBrink, BA; May, T; Riazzi, AC; Schulte, M; Noh, PH; Jr, DW R; Minevich, E; Sheldon, CA; Reddy, PP. Journal of Pediatric Urology. 2019; 15:521.e1-521.e7.

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; Jr, DW R; Reddy, PP; Schulte, M; Minevich, EA; VanderBrink, BA; Noh, PH. Journal of Robotic Surgery. 2018; 12:43-47.