Pediatric Urology

Pediatric urology involves management of genital and urinary problems that occur in children of all ages, with a special emphasis on developmental problems that affect the kidneys, bladder, urethra and genital tract.

Researchers in the Department of Urology conduct clinical and basic science research on the genetic and molecular congenital anomalies of the genitourinary tract in children.

Areas of research in pediatric urology include:

  • Doxazosin as primary therapy in voiding dysfunction
  • Penile and primary bladder reconstruction for the surgical repair of classical bladder exstrophy
  • The relationship between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and urinary incontinence and nighttime enuresis
  • The study of urinary tract infections (UTIs) and vesicoureteral reflux, both of which can result from voiding dysfunction, and of transient urodynamic dysfunction of infancy (when these two abnormalities occur together)
  • Personalized chemotherapy combined with surgery regimens in genitourinary malignancy