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Pediatric Urology

US News & World Report: Best Children's Hospitals 2022-23

The Division of Pediatric Urology at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center is among the top centers in the nation for primary and reoperative surgery of bladder exstrophy, one of the most severe congenital birth defects. We provide comprehensive and compassionate care to diagnose and treat all childhood urological problems in patients around the world. 

Our highly trained staff, equipped with the most advanced technology, specializes in the treatment of a wide range of conditions. A collaborative group from pediatric radiology, orthopaedic surgery and urology developed a modern 3D MRI-guided imaging tool, which is used during major surgery for newborns to ensure greater safety and accuracy and can also be used to telementor surgeons around the world. 

Meet our team.

Drs. Gearhart and DiCarlo
Johns Hopkins Children's Center Pediatric Urologists John Gearhart and Heather Di Carlo.

Conditions We Treat

Diagnostic Procedures

We provide a variety of resources and information to help children and parents better understand what will take place before, during and after urological treatment.

We believe that knowing what a diagnostic procedure entails helps to increase you and your child’s comfort level and help ensure the best outcomes. Learn about the services and resources available to you and your child.


Featured Stories

Surgeons John Gearhart, left, and Paul Sponseller have restored urinary continence—the gold standard for success in CE repair—in 90 percent of their patients

Conquering Cloacal Exstrophy

On May 5, 2010 — their five-year-wedding anniversary — Meagan Cline, a nurse, and Brandon Cline, a science teacher, went for a routine prenatal ultrasound. The Mississippi couple, who’d been struggling with infertility, was expecting a child and eager to find out if they were having a boy or a girl.

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