Committee Members

Magdalena FOSSUM (SWE)

Magdalena FOSSUM (SWE)

Chair
MD, PhD, FEAPS, FEAPU, Associate Professor


Program director
eUROGEN responsible
Department of Pediatric Urology
Karolinska University Hospital
SE 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden

Principal investigator
Laboratory of Tissue Engineering
Department of Women’s and Children’s Health
Karlinska Institutet
Stockholm

My main areas of interest are within regenerative medicine for congenital malformation surgery. In our laboratory we perform quality controls on cultured human cells using micro molecular techniques and translate our findings with bioinformatics tools. We also perform wound-healing assays and try to develop scaffolds for in vivo tissue regeneration in collaboration with chemical engineering scientists.
I like networking and like to support international collaborations within Research and Clinical Pediatric Urology.

http://ki.se/en/kbh/tissue-engineering
Nicolas KALFA (FR)

Nicolas KALFA (FR)

Vice-Chair
MD, PhD, Professor


Pr and Head of Pediatric Surgery and Urology Departement.
Hôpital Lapeyronie, CHU de Montpellier, France
Université de Montpellier

The main interest of the team points toward to DSD pathophysiology and surgery, in close collaboration with the pediatric endocrinology unit. A special emphasis is performed on genetics basis of genital malformations, especially hypospadias. Multi-disciplinary research protocols are focusing on the role of environment and the possible role of endocrine disrupting chemicals in the occurrence of the malformation.

Prof. Kalfa's team presentation (in French)


Darius J. BÄGLI (CAN)

Darius J. BÄGLI (CAN)

Professor of Surgery & Physiology
Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto
Sr. Attending Urologist and Sr. Associate Scientist
Hospital For Sick Children & Research Institute
Divisions of Urology & Developmental and Stem Cell Biology

Topics of Interest:
  • Epigenetics and molecular biology of obstructive and fibrorproliferative bladder myopathy, host urinary infection response, and hypospadias / genital development.
  • Clinical networks and databases
  • Pediatric innovation

Goedele MA BECKERS (NL)

Goedele MA BECKERS (NL)

Pediatric urologist (FEAPU)
Clinical epidemiologist
Department of Urology
VU University Medical Center
Amsterdam

Topics of interest:
  • Clinical interest: reconstructive pediatric urology, DSD/hypospadias, voiding disorders in children with disabilities (neurogenic bladder, exstrophy, neuropsychiatric disorders), VUR
  • Research interest: voiding disorders in children with disabilities (translational research), hydronephrosis, VUR

Marco CASTAGNETTI (IT)

Marco CASTAGNETTI (IT)

MD, PhD, FEAPU
Consultant paediatric urologist
University Hospital of Padova
Padua, Italy

Topics of interest:
  • Hypospadias
  • Duplex system anomalies
  • Renal transplant
  • Lower urinary tract reconstruction
  • Genitourinary Rhabdomyosarcoma.
Member of the Board of the Italian Society for Pediatric Urology
Member of the Educational committee of the ESPU
Form 2013 to 2016, member of the Editorial Board of "The Journal Of Urology";
Since 2016 Member of the Editorial Board of "Frontiers in Paediatrics"

Luke HARPER (FR)

Luke HARPER (FR)

MD, FEAPU
Department of Pediatric Urology and Pediatric Surgery
Hôpital Pellegrin-Enfants
University Hospital Bordeaux, France

Topics of interest:
  • Posterior Urethral Valves
  • PUJ obstruction
  • Genital reconstruction
  • Pediatric Urology in humanitarian missions

Kathy HERBST (USA)

Kathy HERBST (USA)

M.S., Clinical Research Manager
Division of Urology/Nephrology
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Topics of interest:
  • Health services research
  • Physician practice pattern variation
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Vesicoureteral reflux
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Martin KAEFER (USA)

Martin KAEFER (USA)

MD, FAAP
Professor of Urology
Indiana University
702 Barnhill Drive, Suite 4230
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

Topics of interest:
  • Impact of Hydrostatic Pressure on Bladder and Renal function.
  • Development of Novel Bioscaffolds for the treatment of Bladder Dysfunction.
  • Effects of Agricultural Biochemicals on the prevalence and severity of genital anomalies.
  • Development of Novel Surgical Approaches for the management of congenital urinary tract obstruction.
Download Dr. Kaefer's "Bio Card".
More information: http://urology.iupui.edu/about/pediatric/kaefer.php

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