Pediatric Urology

Pediatric Urology

The first priority for faculty in the Division of Pediatric Urology is to provide excellent patient care. We achieve this by constantly:

  • Working to improve our understanding of pediatric urinary tract and reproductive organ conditions  
  • Innovating through research to deliver new techniques and treatments that improve patient’s lives 
  • Training and developing future leaders in pediatric urology

Our highly experienced, award-winning faculty and fellows provide high volumes of care for simple to complex conditions through our nationally ranked program.

Patient Care Excellence

Our seven pediatric urologists diagnose and treat all types of pediatric urology conditions using the most advanced techniques, including robotic-assisted surgery.

Patients receive expert care from doctors active in pediatric urology research at one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals:

  • Our team completed more than 28,000 outpatient visits in two years.  
  • Our surgical outcomes are outstanding, with less than 1 percent of patients needing unplanned reoperations after six years.

We see patients through the Vanderbilt Urology Clinic at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt at seven sites:

  • Vanderbilt Children’s Urology, Nashville 
  • Vanderbilt Children’s Urology, Chattanooga 
  • Vanderbilt Children’s Urology, Cookeville 
  • Vanderbilt Children’s Urology, Jackson 
  • Vanderbilt Children’s Urology, Murfreesboro 
  • Vanderbilt Children’s Urology, Spring Hill 
  • Vanderbilt Children’s Urology, Memphis

Research and Clinical Trials

At Vanderbilt, pediatric urologists continuously work to discover new therapies that will change the lives of our children today and in the future.

We are innovators in:

This work ensures our doctors continue leading the nation in pediatric urology care and research. Two of our current projects include:

  • National Institutes of Health-funded Management of Myelomeningocele (MOMS) trial and basic science bladder research. 
  • Designation as a Center for Disease Control Spina Bifida Program Center of Excellence for managing this condition and its related urologic conditions. 

Innovations, Awards and Technology

The Division of Pediatric Urology is internationally recognized with many awards for clinical and scientific research and patient care.

Surgical improvements are our specialty. We use the da Vinci Surgical System for pediatric urology surgeries. Our faculty:

  • Performed the first pediatric robotic renal surgery in the state of Tennessee in 2010 
  • Are skilled at reconstructive procedures with standard laparoscopy 
  • Are one of the most experienced in the country with sacral neuromodulation for children with refractory voiding dysfunction 

As part of the staff at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, our faculty contribute to one of the nation’s best pediatric urology programs. The Children’s Hospital is:

  • Ranked #7 in in the nation for pediatric urology, by U.S. News & World Report 
  • Ranked in the Top 10 every year since U.S. News rankings began 

Our Team

Selected Publications

Our pediatric urologists share their clinical and scientific research by publishing more than 200 articles and book chapters.

Pediatric Urology Fellowship

Our Fellowship in Pediatric Urology is an accredited two-year research/clinical program considered one of the top three programs in the country.
 
Fellows:

  • Spend one year in research 
  • Spend one year in clinical training 
  • Pursue multiple basic science and clinical research projects  
  • Participate in multidisciplinary conferences 
  • Often move into academic appointments in pediatric urology upon program completion