Education: Pediatric Urology Fellowship: Our Faculty

Our Faculty

Our team is internationally recognized for work in the areas of:

  • Robotic pediatric urologic surgery  
  • Sacral neuromodulation for children with refractory voiding dysfunction 
  • Surgical management of complex congenital urologic problems 
  • Comprehensive management of pediatric voiding dysfunction 
  • Extensive expertise caring for children with Spina Bifida 

Fellowship Director

  • Abby S. Taylor, MD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Urology
    Fellowship Director
    Pediatric Urology Fellowship
    Assistant Residency Program Director
    Department of Urology
    Division of Pediatric Urology

    Medical School: Northeastern Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio
    Residency: Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Jacksonville, FL
    Fellowship: Vanderbilt Pediatric Urology Fellowship, Nashville, TN
    Clinical Interests: Pediatric Urology, Genitourinary Reconstruction

    Dr Taylor is associate program director for the residency program, director of medical student education in urology, and currently working on completing her Masters of Public Health with an emphasis in epidemiology.

  • Cyrus Adams, MD, MS

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Urology
    Division of Pediatric Urology

    Medical School: University of Tennessee, Memphis
    Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Fellowship: Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
    Clinical Interests: Pediatric Urology, Reconstructive Surgery, Neurogenic bladder, Antenatal Hydronephrosis, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery

    Dr. Adams is a Pediatric Urologist with clinical interests in the management of antenatal and postnatal hydronephrosis and neuropathic bladder, reconstructive genitourinary surgery, and minimally invasive robotic surgery.  His research interests include the long-term clinical outcomes of genitourinary reconstruction, as well as in the management and care of patients with spina bifida.

  • Mark C. Adams, MD

    Professor
    Department of Urology
    Division of Pediatric Urology

    Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
    Residency: University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
    Fellowship: The Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
    Clinical Interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Spina Bifida, Bladder Exstrophy, Antenatal Hydronephrosis

  • John W. Brock III, MD

    Professor
    Department of Urology
    Professor and Surgeon-in Chief, Emeritus
    Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
    Senior Vice President
    Pediatric Surgical Services
    Chair
    Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
    Division of Pediatric Urology

    Medical Degree: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
    Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
    Clinical Interests: Pediatric Urology, Reconstructive Surgery, Antenatal Hydronephrosis, Bladder Exstrophy

  • Douglass B. Clayton, MD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Urology
    Division of Pediatric Urology

    Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine, Memphis, TN
    Residency: University of Alabama - Birmingham, School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL
    Fellowship: Vanderbilt Pediatric Urology Fellowship, Nashville, TN
    Clinical Interests: Neurogenic Bladder, Pediatric Urology, Urinary Incontinence, Urodynamics, Laparoscopy and Robotics

    Dr. Clayton has dedicated the last 10 years of his career to basic science research in the area of bladder inflammation. He has been funded by the National Institutes of Health through a K08 Career Development Award. 

  • John C. Pope IV, MD

    Professor
    Department of Urology
    Chief
    Division of Pediatric Urology
    Division of Pediatric Urology

    Medical Degree: University of Tennessee School of Medicine, Memphis TN
    Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
    Fellowship: James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN
    Clinical Interests: Pediatric Urology, Reconstructive Surgery, Spina Bifida, Pediatric Stone Disease, Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Stacy T. Tanaka, MD, MS, FACS

    Professor
    Department of Urology
    Director
    Spina Bifida Clinic
    Division of Pediatric Urology

    Medical School: University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA
    Residency: University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA
    Fellowship: Vanderbilt Pediatric Urology Fellowship, Nashville, TN
    Clinical Interests: Neurogenic Bladder, Pediatric Urology

    Dr. Tanaka is an accomplished researcher, focusing on bladder dysfunction in children. She is the site principal investigator of two multi-center studies on spina bifida in the pediatric population. She also serves in leadership roles on several editorial boards and national organizations.

  • John C. Thomas, MD

    Professor
    Department of Urology
    Chief of Staff
    Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
    Division of Pediatric Urology

    M.D. Degree: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
    Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship: Vanderbilt Pediatric Urology Fellowship, Nashville, TN
    Clinical Interests: Reconstructive Urology, Spina Bifida, Pediatric Stone Disease, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery

    Dr. Thomas is the Chief of Staff at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and serves in leadership roles in numerous state-wide and national organizations focused on pediatric urology.