Urology

The department of pediatric urology is located at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC).  Our department provides specialized care of genitourinary issues for children of all ages.  We have a team approach that includes our nurses, nurse practitioners, and fellowship trained physicians.

We manage the full spectrum of genitourinary disorders with specialized programs for minimally invasive and robotics surgery, complex reconstructive surgery, stone prevention and treatment, hyperbaric wound healing, and voiding dysfunction.

Our department’s research is dedicated in both basic science and clinical outcomes.  With the support of an NIH grant, Dr. Fernando Ferrer directs a full-time staff at the University of Connecticut to study molecular patterns of cancer cell growth.  Our clinical projects focus on outcomes of surgical and non-surgical management of common genitourinary disorders.

Pediatric residents are invited to join the urology team during their elective rotations.  This rotation incorporates the outpatient and the surgical elements, based on the resident’s preference.  Our department works with the inpatient pediatric team to follow patients together.

Urology Faculty

Fernando Ferrer, M.D. FAAP FACS
Associate Professor and Vice Chairman Dept. of Surgery
University of Connecticut Health Center
Executive Vice-President, Medical Affairs
Surgeon-in-Chief
Director Division Pediatric Urology
Connecticut Children's Medical Center
fferrer@connecticutchildrens.org

Christina Kim, M.D. FAAP
Associate Professor and Medical Director
ckim@connecticutchildrens.org

Jill Bernstein, M.D., FAAP
Clinical Instructor
jbernst@connecticutchildrens.org

John Makari, M.D. FAAP
Assistant Professor
jmakari@connecticutchildrens.org

Eric Nelson, M.D. FAAP
Assistant Professor
enelson@connecticutchildrens.org

Philip Smith, M.D.
Assistant Professor
ppsmith@uchc.edu

Fernando Ferrer, M.D.

Fernando Ferrer, M.D.

University of Connecticut Pediatric Residency Program, Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

Medical Education, 4H, 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106