Regenerative investigations for urological disorders
In addition to serving a busy surgical practice, our clinicians are also evaluating quality-of-life issues, outcomes data and topics in minimally-invasive surgery. Our pediatric urology program is a national leader in research that studies stem cells and tissue engineering to improve treatments for children with urological disorders.
Recently Eric Kurzrock, chief of pediatric urologic surgery, and his research team received a $785,000 Department of Defense Spinal Cord Injury Research Program grant. Kurzrock developed a new technique to bioengineer and mature blood vessels from stem cells to create bladder grafts and other tissues needed by patients with bladder disease.
U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the pediatric urology program at UC Davis Children’s Hospital among the nations’ best. We collaborate with Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, our longstanding partner in caring for children with urological issues.