Louisville native Laura B. Cornwell, M.D., joins Norton Children’s Urology

Pediatric urologist Laura B. Cornwell, M.D., has joined Norton Children’s Urology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, practicing in St. Matthews, at the Novak Center for Children’s Health in downtown Louisville, and in Bowling Green.

Dr. Cornwell completed her general surgery internship at the University of Colorado, in Aurora, a urology residency at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, , and a pediatric urology fellowship at Rady Children’s Hospital and the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

A Louisville native, Dr. Cornwell received her doctor of medicine degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine with distinction in research in 2013. She also completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Louisville.

Dr. Cornwell is passionate about pediatric urological issues, including minimizing patient risks and understanding the impact of childhood urological disease on kidney health.

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Melissa G. Wilkerson, APRN, joins Norton Children’s Urology

Melissa G. Wilkerson, APRN, a former nurse at Norton Children’s Hospital and a nurse practitioner with experience in pediatrics, has joined Norton Children’s Urology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. Melissa practices at Norton […]

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Multidisciplinary spina bifida clinic brings specialists together each month

On the third Wednesday of each month, a team of specialists from across Norton Children’s come together to provide multidisciplinary care to kids with spina bifida (SB). Since 2016, the Norton Children’s Spina Bifida Clinic […]

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Rain J. Wells, APRN, joins Norton Children’s Urology

Rain J. Wells, APRN, has joined Norton Children’s Urology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, as a nurse practitioner. Rain is the ninth clinician on the urology team, joining five pediatric urologists and three […]

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Pediatricians can prepare families for the possibility of persistent cloaca with prenatal ultrasound

Cloaca — a severe anorectal malformation where the genital, urinary and gastrointestinal tracts share a common channel — can be observed through prenatal ultrasound, and pediatricians should be alerted to the possibility of persistent cloaca, […]

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Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) in pediatric patients

Under normal circumstances, urine flows from the kidneys to the bladder through tubes called ureters. Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is a condition that causes this flow to be reversed. VUR is most commonly diagnosed in infants and […]

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Diagnosis and referral are key to addressing common penile anomalies such as penoscrotal webbing

Common penile anomalies such as penoscrotal webbing can be addressed surgically if needed, but early diagnosis is key, Jeffrey T. White, M.D., Ph.D., a pediatric urologist with Norton Children’s Urology, affiliated with the UofL School […]

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‘Understanding and Managing Penile Anomalies’ CME now available on demand

The second installment of Norton Children’s monthly continuing medical education series, “Understanding and Managing Penile Anomalies” with Jeffrey T. White, M.D., Ph.D., is now available online. Dr. White, pediatric urologist with Norton Children’s Urology, affiliated […]

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What are phimosis and paraphimosis?

Phimosis and paraphimosis are issues that affect the foreskin of the penis. Phimosis is when the foreskin can’t retract (pull down) from the tip of the penis. Paraphimosis occurs when the foreskin is retracted but […]

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