Priya Padmanabhan, MD, MPH, 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 Master 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 American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology/American Board of Urology (ABOG/ABU) fellowship in female urology and pelvic reconstruction surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Dr. Padmanabhan has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and given multiple presentations at various national and international meetings on the subject of voiding dysfunction and reconstruction. She is a candidate member in the American Urological Association (AUA), International Continence Society (ICS) and Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology (SUFU). She is actively involved within the South Central Section of the AUA (SCS). She was nominated to serve as the SCS representative on the Young SUFU Committee. She serves on numerous quality and hospital committees at The University of Kansas Health System. Dr. Padmanabhan’s clinical and scholarly interests include genitourinary reconstruction, lower urinary tract dysfunction, neurogenic bladder and robotic surgery. She approaches each with a focus on quality-of-life issues.
Her philanthropic interests include serving on the board of directors for Newhouse Shelter and participation within KC for Refugees and the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. She resides in the Kansas City area with her husband and two children.