Vijaya Vemulakonda, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery-Urology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Mississippi School of Medicine (2000)
Graduate School :
  • JD, Harvard University (1996)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, George Washington University (DC) (1993)
Internship:
  • Baylor College of Medicine Program (2001)
Residency:
  • Baylor College of Medicine Program, Urology (2006)
Fellowships:
  • Seattle Children's Hospital, Pediatric Urology (2008)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Urology

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor, Surgery-Urology
  • Associate Professor

Recognition & Awards

  • 5280 Top Doc, 5280 Magazine (2017)
  • Rising Star in Urology Research Award, American Urologic Association (2017)
  • Distinguished Service in Research Award, Children's Hospital Colorado Center for Children's Surgery (2016)

Research Interests

My research interests include better defining indications for surgery and improving clinical outcomes for children with congenital urologic anomalies such as ureteropelvic junction obstruction, vesico-ureteral reflux, posterior urethral valves, and bladder exstrophy.

Teaching

  • Associate Urology Residency Program Director (2011)
    School of Medicine, Surgery

Publications

  • Bush RA, Vemulakonda VM, Richardson AC, Deakyne Davies SJ, Chiang GJ. Providing Access: Differences in Pediatric Portal Activation Begin at Patient Check-in. Appl Clin Inform. 2019 Aug;10(4):670-678. PubMed PMID: 31509879
  • Vemulakonda VM, Hamer MK, Kempe A, Morris MA. Surgical decision-making in infants with suspected UPJ obstruction: stakeholder perspectives. J Pediatr Urol. 2019 Oct;15(5):469.e1-469.e9. PubMed PMID: 31239100
  • Goodstein TA, Cost NG, Campbell JB, Vemulakonda V, Wilcox D, Saltzman AF. A Contemporary Analysis of Pediatric Urology Surgical Volume at a Tertiary Care Center. Urology. 2019 Mar;125:179-183. PubMed PMID: 30610906
  • Brockel MA, Polaner DM, Vemulakonda VM. Anesthesia in the Pediatric Patient. Urol Clin North Am. 2018 Nov;45(4):551-560. PubMed PMID: 30316310
  • Vemulakonda VM, Bush RA, Kahn MG. "Minimally invasive research?" Use of the electronic health record to facilitate research in pediatric urology. J Pediatr Urol. 2018 Oct;14(5):374-381. PubMed PMID: 29929853
  • Saltzman AF, Carrasco A Jr, Colvin A, Campbell JB, Vemulakonda VM, Wilcox D. Patients with disorders of sex development and proximal hypospadias are at high risk for reoperation. World J Urol. 2018 May 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29855697
  • Maccini MA, Chalmers DJ, Vemulakonda VM, Campbell JB. Incidence and risk factors for positive urine culture at the time of pediatric urologic surgery. Int Urol Nephrol. 2018 Jun;50(6):1017-1020. PubMed PMID: 29785658
  • Rove KO, Brockel MA, Saltzman AF, Dönmez MI, Brodie KE, Chalmers DJ, Caldwell BT, Vemulakonda VM, Wilcox DT. Prospective study of enhanced recovery after surgery protocol in children undergoing reconstructive operations. J Pediatr Urol. 2018 Jun;14(3):252.e1-252.e9. PubMed PMID: 29398586
  • Rove KO, Warncke JC, Vemulakonda VM. Trends in pediatric urologic consultations in a tertiary care hospital setting. J Pediatr Urol. 2017 Aug 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28826658
  • Vemulakonda VM, Bush RA, Kahn MG. "Minimally invasive research?" Use of the electronic health record to facilitate research in pediatric urology. J Pediatr Urol. 2018 Oct;14(5):374-381. PubMed PMID: 29929853
  • Brockel MA, Polaner DM, Vemulakonda VM. Anesthesia in the Pediatric Patient. Urol Clin North Am. 2018 Nov;45(4):551-560. PubMed PMID: 30316310
  • Maccini MA, Chalmers DJ, Vemulakonda VM, Campbell JB. Incidence and risk factors for positive urine culture at the time of pediatric urologic surgery. Int Urol Nephrol. 2018 Jun;50(6):1017-1020. PubMed PMID: 29785658
  • Saltzman AF, Carrasco A Jr, Colvin A, Campbell JB, Vemulakonda VM, Wilcox D. Patients with disorders of sex development and proximal hypospadias are at high risk for reoperation. World J Urol. 2018 May 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29855697
  • Rove KO, Brockel MA, Saltzman AF, Dönmez MI, Brodie KE, Chalmers DJ, Caldwell BT, Vemulakonda VM, Wilcox DT. Prospective study of enhanced recovery after surgery protocol in children undergoing reconstructive operations. J Pediatr Urol. 2018 Jun;14(3):252.e1-252.e9. PubMed PMID: 29398586
  • Rove KO, Warncke JC, Vemulakonda VM. Trends in pediatric urologic consultations in a tertiary care hospital setting. J Pediatr Urol. 2017 Aug 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28826658
  • Rove KO, Warncke JC, Vemulakonda VM. Trends in pediatric urologic consultations in a tertiary care hospital setting. J Pediatr Urol. 2017 Aug 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28826658
  • Dönmez MI, Carrasco A Jr, Saltzman AF, Vemulakonda V, Wilcox DT. Long-term outcomes of cutaneous vesicostomy in patients with neuropathic bladder caused by spina bifida. J Pediatr Urol. 2017 Dec;13(6):622.e1-622.e4. PubMed PMID: 28669586
  • Polaner DM, Almenrader N, Vemulakonda V. Caudal analgesia, hypospadias, and urethrocutaneous fistula: Does association mean causality?. Paediatr Anaesth. 2017 Jul;27(7):676-677. PubMed PMID: 28585401
  • Chalmers DJ, Vemulakonda VM. Pediatric Urology for the General Surgeon. Surg Clin North Am. 2016 Jun;96(3):545-65. PubMed PMID: 27261794
  • Kaye IY, Payan M, Vemulakonda VM. Association between clean intermittent catheterization and urinary tract infection in infants and toddlers with spina bifida. J Pediatr Urol. 2016 Oct;12(5):284.e1-284.e6. PubMed PMID: 27118581
  • Carrasco A Jr, Vemulakonda VM. Managing adult urinary incontinence from the congenitally incompetent bladder outlet. Curr Opin Urol. 2016 Jul;26(4):351-6. PubMed PMID: 27096718
  • Vemulakonda VM, Jones J. Barriers to participation in surgical randomized controlled trials in pediatric urology: A qualitative study of key stakeholder perspectives. J Pediatr Urol. 2015 Sep 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26455638
  • Vemulakonda VM, Jones J. Barriers to participation in surgical randomized controlled trials in pediatric urology: A qualitative study of key stakeholder perspectives. J Pediatr Urol. 2015 Sep 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26455638
  • Vemulakonda VM, Wilcox DT, Torok MR, Hou A, Campbell JB, Kempe A. Inter-rater reliability of postnatal ultrasound interpretation in infants with congenital hydronephrosis. Int Urol Nephrol. 2015 Sep;47(9):1457-61. PubMed PMID: 26253827
  • Vemulakonda VM, Wilcox DT, Crombleholme TM, Bronsert M, Kempe A. Factors associated with age at pyeloplasty in children with ureteropelvic junction obstruction. Pediatr Surg Int. 2015 Sep;31(9):871-7. PubMed PMID: 26143412
  • Vemulakonda VM, Chiang G, Corbett ST. Variability in Use of Voiding Cystourethrogram During Initial Evaluation of Infants With Congenital Hydronephrosis. Urology. 2014 Jan 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24397941
  • Clements MB, Chalmers DJ, Meyers ML, Vemulakonda VM. Prenatal Diagnosis of Cloacal Exstrophy: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Urology. 2014 Jan 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24393699
  • Bush RA, Vemulakonda VM, Corbett ST, Chiang GJ. Can we predict a national profile of non-attendance paediatric urology patients: a multi-institutional electronic health record study. Inform Prim Care. 2014;21(3):132-8. PubMed PMID: 25207616
  • Vemulakonda V, Yiee J, Wilcox DT. Prenatal hydronephrosis: postnatal evaluation and management. Curr Urol Rep. 2014 Aug;15(8):430. PubMed PMID: 24927968
  • Chalmers DJ, Deakyne SJ, Payan ML, Torok MR, Kahn MG, Vemulakonda VM. Feasibility of integrating research data collection into routine clinical practice using the electronic health record. J Urol. 2014 Oct;192(4):1215-20. PubMed PMID: 24793730
  • Vemulakonda VM, Chiang G, Corbett ST. Variability in Use of Voiding Cystourethrogram During Initial Evaluation of Infants With Congenital Hydronephrosis. Urology. 2014 Jan 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24397941
  • Clements MB, Chalmers DJ, Meyers ML, Vemulakonda VM. Prenatal Diagnosis of Cloacal Exstrophy: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Urology. 2014 Jan 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24393699
  • Pshak TJ, Cho DS, Hayes KL, Vemulakonda VM. Correlation between CT-estimated tumor volume, pathologic tumor volume, and final pathologic specimen weight in children with Wilms' tumor. J Pediatr Urol. 2013 Sep 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24035637
  • Pshak TJ, Cho DS, Hayes KL, Vemulakonda VM. Correlation between CT-estimated tumor volume, pathologic tumor volume, and final pathologic specimen weight in children with Wilms' tumor. J Pediatr Urol. 2013 Sep 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24035637
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Professional Memberships

  • American Urologic Association, Member
  • Society of Pediatric Urology, Member
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American College of Legal Medicine, Fellow
  • Society for Fetal Urology, Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Colorado Fetal Care Center
13123 E 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
855-413-3825

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatric Urology
Conditions & Treatments
  • Kidneys and Urinary System
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Surgery - Urologic Surgery
  • Surgery
Clinical Interests
My clinical interest is prenatally diagnosed urologic conditions, such as ureteropelvic junction obstruction, vesicoureteral reflux, posterior urethral valves, and bladder exstrophy with an emphasis on providing multidisciplinary care to optimize long term renal and bladder outcomes.

Care Philosophy
I strive to provide compassionate, evidence based care for my patients. I believe that it is essential to actively engage parents in determining the best care for their children and to optimize treatment for them.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Mississippi School of Medicine (2000)
Graduate Schools:
  • JD, Harvard University (1996)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, George Washington University (DC) (1993)
Internships:
  • Baylor College of Medicine Program (2001)
Residency Programs:
  • Baylor College of Medicine Program, Urology (2006)
Fellowships:
  • Seattle Children's Hospital, Pediatric Urology (2008)
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Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Urology
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