The Reconstructive Pediatric Urology Program is managed by Dr. Yerkes and Dr. Cheng. Both surgeons are board-certified in urology and pediatric urology. Dr. Yerkes and Dr. Cheng are on the faculty of the Department of Urology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Dr. Yerkes is an author of many articles and chapters on various topics in pediatric urology. She gives lectures and seminars for primary care providers and affected patients and families regionally and nationally on these subjects. Dr. Yerkes is also the current fellowship director for pediatric urology at Lurie Children’s and Northwestern University, a program with a long tradition of excellence.
Dr. Cheng is the author of over 100 papers, invited articles, and book chapters. Dr. Cheng's basic science research is in the areas of tissue engineering and bladder physiology. He is currently collaborating with Samuel Stupp, PhD, a leader in the field of nanotechnology and Arun Sharma, PhD, who heads the Basic Science Laboratory for Pediatric Urology and Regenerative Medicine. Together, they are investigating different methods of promoting tissue specific regeneration in the urinary tract with an emphasis on bladder regeneration.