Disorders of bladder and bowel development affect voiding and defecation function. They are often associated with other developmental anomalies including the spinal cord, reproductive organs and external genitalia. The mission of the UC Davis Children’s Hospital Cloacal team is to provide comprehensive care to children and families with the utmost respect, privacy and cutting-edge care available. We are a multi-disciplinary team of surgeons, endocrinologists, geneticists, child psychologists, radiologists, anesthesiologists, fetal care specialists and nurses. For questions about our clinic and team, please contact Paula Wagner, N.P., at (916) 734-8482.

Coordinator:  Paula Wagner, N.P.,  Pediatric Urologic Surgery

Paula is a regular contributor and speaker at California Bladder Exstrophy Support Team (California B.E.S.T.)’s Annual Campout. Paula invites all patients and families to join her. The campground is found in Toiyabe National Forest. It is centrally located in South Lake Tahoe and is within walking distance to Lake Tahoe. BEST campout provides planned activities, crafts, organized potlucks for Friday and Saturday dinners, and speakers.

Team Members:

Pediatric Urologic Surgery

Eric A. Kurzrock, M.D. (Medical Director)
Professor of Urologic Surgery and Pediatrics
Chief Pediatric Urologic Surgery

Jennifer Yang, M.D.
Associate Professor of Urologic Surgery

Paula Wagner, N.P. (Nursing Coordinator)
Family Nurse Practitioner, Specialist Urology

Pediatric Surgery

Diana L. Farmer, M.D.
Chair and Pearl Stamps Stewart Professor
Department of Surgery

Shinjiro Hirose, M.D.
Associate Professor, Chief, Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery
Director, Fetal Care and Treatment Center

Payam Saadai, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Pediatric Endocrinology

Dennis Styne, M.D.  
Professor of Pediatrics, Chief Pediatric Endocrinology

Lindsey Loomba-Albrecht, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Endocrinology

Nicole Glaser, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Brian Haus, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Genetics and Pediatrics

Simeon Boyd, M.D.
Professor of Genetics and Pediatrics