Advisory Council

Association for the Bladder Exstrophy Community is fortunate to have support and guidance from many of the world’s experts in the treatment and management of bladder exstrophy.

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Paul A. Merguerian, MD, MS

Chair

Dr. Paul Merguerian is the Division Chief of Urology at Seattle Children’s and Professor of Urology at the University of Washington.

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Joseph Borer, MD

Director, Bladder Exstrophy Program

Dr. Joseph Borer is Director, Bladder Exstrophy Program; Co-Director, Neurourology and Urodynamics, Reconstructive Urologic Surgery Chair at Boston Ch

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Douglas Canning, MD

Chief of the Division of Urology

Dr. Douglas Canning is Chief of the Division of Urology and Professor of Urology in Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of M

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Heather DiCarlo, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Urology

Dr. Di Carlo is an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Urology and Co-Director of Pediatric Urology Research at the Charlotte Bloomberg Children’s Cent

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Marlo Eldridge, DNP, CPNP

Director of the Voiding Improvement Program

Marlo Eldridge is Director of the Voiding Improvement Program, Robert D. Jeffs Pediatric Urology Service, at the James Buchanan Brady Urological Insti

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Misty Blue Foster LVN, BS, MPH

School Nurse

Misty Blue Foster is a foster care alumni with both Cloacal Exstrophy and Spina Bifida. She graduated from nursing school in 2009 from NCP College of

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John P. Gearhart, MD

Professor and the Director of Pediatric Urology

Dr. John P. Gearhart is a Professor and the Director of Pediatric Urology at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

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Emily Haddad, LCSW

Director of Patient and Family Support

Specialty – Director of Patient and Family Support in the Department of Pediatric Urology at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fo

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Rakesh Joshi, MCh, DNB, MNAMS

Professor & Head of the Department of Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Rakesh Joshi is the Professor & Department Head of Pediatric Surgery at B.J. Medical College & Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

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Antoine Khoury, MD

Chief of Pediatric Urology

Dr. Antoine Khoury is Chief of Pediatric Urology at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) and the Walter R. Schmidt Endowed Chair in Pediatric

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Bradley P. Kropp, MD

Medical Director of Pediatric Urology

Specialty – Dr. Kropp is the Medical Director of Pediatric Urology, OKC Kids Urology, Oklahoma City, OK. His major clinical focus

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John V. Kryger, MD

Professor of Urology and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Urology

John V. Kryger, MD, is a Professor of Urology and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Urology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hosp

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Anjana Kundu, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Dr. Anjana Kundu is a pediatric anesthesiologist and a consultant at Dayton Children’s Hospital, Ohio. She’s also the President and Founder of Pro

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Ranjiv Mathews, MD, FAAP

Clinical Professor of Surgery(Urology) and Pediatrics

Dr Ranjiv Mathews is Clinical Professor of Surgery(Urology) and Pediatrics at Southern Illinois School of Medicine, and is the Director of Pediatric U

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Michael E. Mitchell, MD

Pediatric Urology Specialist

Dr. Michael E. Mitchell is a specialist in pediatric urology at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

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Joao Luiz Pippi Salle, PhD, MD, FRCSC, FAAP

Division Chief of Pediatric Urology

Dr. Joao Luiz Pippi Salle is the Division Chief of Pediatric Urology at Sidra Medical and Research Center, Doha, Qatar

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Diane Price, LICSW

Clinical Social Worker

Diane Price is a clinical social worker in the Department of Urology at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), where she is a is a member of the Bladder

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Pramod P. Reddy, MD

Director of the Division of Pediatric Urology

Dr. Pramod P. Reddy is Director of the Division of Pediatric Urology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Professor of Clinical Surgery at the Univ

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William G. Reiner, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Urology

Dr. William G. Reiner, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Urology, OKC Kids Urology.

Specialty – Dr. Reiner’s research i

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Aseem R. Shukla, MD

Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Aseem Shukla is Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Department of Urology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, an

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Martin Situma, MD

Pediatric Surgeon

Martin Situma, MD is a Pediatric Surgeon working with Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital and Bethanykids

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Evalynn Vasquez, MD, MBA

Director of Complex Reconstruction and Malformations

Dr. Evalynn Vasquez serves as the Director of Complex Reconstruction and Malformations Program and is an Assistant Professor of Urology working in the

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Richard W. Grady, MD

Founding Chair 2013-2017

Dr. Richard Grady saw medicine as part science, part art. It was the cornerstone of his medical practice and his extensive humanitarian work. He embod

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Barbara Neilson, MSW, RES. Dip. S.W., RSW

Board Member 1995 - 2020

Barbara Neilson was a clinical social worker in pediatric urology, providing clinical social work services at Sick Kids in Toronto, Ontario for over 3