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Padmanabhan, Priya MD, MPH, FACS






Bryan Mawr College, AB
The University of Michigan School of Public Health, MPh
New York Univeristy, MD
Vanderbilt University Department of Urology- fellowship in voiding dysfunction and pelvic reconstruction

Priya Padmanabhan, M.D., M.P.H. has joined Comprehensive Urology. She practices female urology, voiding dysfunction and pelvic reconstruction. She is caring for patients at the Royal Oak and Tri-Atria locations.
She is an Associate Professor of Urology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. After growing up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Dr. Padmanabhan earned her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College in 1994. She returned home to complete a Masters of Public Health at The University of Michigan School of Public Health. She obtained her medical degree and completed urology residency at New York University Medical Center. She subsequently completed an accredited ABOG/ABU fellowship in female urology and pelvic reconstruction surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Dr. Padmanabhan received her bachelor’s degree in biology and anthropology at Bryn Mawr College. She pursued her Masters of Public Health in International Health with a minor in Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She was awarded the Commonwealth Africa Scholarship to conduct research and expand national healthcare goals in Kenya. Dr. Padmanabhan received her medical degree and completed her urologic residency at the New York University. She then completed a clinical fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Urology at Vanderbilt University. She comes to Comprehensive Urology after 9 years on faculty at the University of Kansas. She has published numerous peer reviewed articles and book chapters and given multiple presentations at various national and international meetings in the area of voiding dysfunction and reconstruction. She is a member of the American Urological Association (AUA), International Continence Society (ICS) and Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology (SUFU). Dr. Padmanabhan’s clinical and scholarly interests include genitourinary reconstruction, lower urinary tract dysfunction. neurogenic bladder, and robotic surgery, with particular focus on quality of life issues.

When not providing urologic care, Dr. Padmanabhan enjoys time with her husband and two children. She enjoys baking, decorating, travelling, hiking and fun times with her dog.

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