Caregiver Profile

Caregiver Profile

Meet Dr. Erin McNamara


Undergraduate Degree

  • Duke University , 2000 , Durham , NC

Graduate Degree

  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health , 2015 , Boston , MA

Medical School

  • Georgetown University , 2006 , Washington , DC


  • Duke University , 2007 , Durham , NC


  • Duke University , 2012 , Durham , NC


  • Duke University , 2013 , Durham , NC


  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2016 , Boston , MA


Erin McNamara, MD, MPH, is a urologist in the Spina Bifida and Spinal Cord Center whose practice includes spina bifida, neurourology and complex reconstruction. Her research interests are focused on the transition from pediatric to adult- centered care for children with congenital urologic issues. She completed her fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital and joined the faculty in 2016. She is an Instructor in Surgery at Harvard Medical School.


  • American Board of Urology, Pediatric Urology


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  1. Reoperative surgery in anorectal malformation patients. Transl Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021; 6:43. View abstract
  2. A New Approach to Cloaca: Laparoscopic Separation of the Urogenital Sinus. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2020 Dec; 30(12):1257-1262. View abstract
  3. Timing and outcomes of testicular torsion during the COVID-19 crisis. J Pediatr Urol. 2020 Dec; 16(6):841.e1-841.e5. View abstract
  4. Contrast enhanced colostography: New applications in preoperative evaluation of anorectal malformations. J Pediatr Surg. 2021 Jan; 56(1):192-195. View abstract
  5. Case series: Comparison of contrast-enhanced genitosonography (ceGS) to fluoroscopy and cone-beam computed tomography in patients with urogenital sinus and the cloacal malformation. Clin Imaging. 2020 Apr; 60(2):204-208. View abstract
  6. Expanding the phenotypic spectrum of Mabry Syndrome with novel PIGO gene variants associated with hyperphosphatasia, intractable epilepsy, and complex gastrointestinal and urogenital malformations. Eur J Med Genet. 2020 Apr; 63(4):103802. View abstract
  7. Pain Management and Opioid Use for Outpatient Pediatric Urology-Are we Ready for a Paradigm Shift? J Urol. 2019 05; 201(5):874-875. View abstract
  8. Contrast-Enhanced Colosonography for the Evaluation of Children With an Imperforate Anus. J Ultrasound Med. 2019 Oct; 38(10):2777-2783. View abstract
  9. Commentary to "Who, where, and why are patients lost to follow up? A 20-year study of bladder exstrophy patients at a single institution". J Pediatr Urol. 2018 08; 14(4):364. View abstract
  10. Association between Testicular Microlithiasis and Testicular Neoplasia: Large Multicenter Study in a Pediatric Population. Radiology. 2017 11; 285(2):576-583. View abstract
  11. Initial Management of Disorders of Sex Development in Newborns. Urology. 2017 Mar; 101:1-8. View abstract
  12. Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Incontinence in Children with Pompe Disease. JIMD Rep. 2016; 28:59-67. View abstract
  13. Association of BMI and pediatric urologic postoperative events: Results from pediatric NSQIP. J Pediatr Urol. 2015 Aug; 11(4):224.e1-6. View abstract
  14. 30-Day morbidity after augmentation enterocystoplasty and appendicovesicostomy: A NSQIP pediatric analysis. J Pediatr Urol. 2015 Aug; 11(4):209.e1-6. View abstract
  15. Management of Proximal Hypospadias with 2-Stage Repair: 20-Year Experience. J Urol. 2015 Oct; 194(4):1080-5. View abstract
  16. Expanding our understanding of lower urinary tract symptoms and incontinence in adults with pompe disease. JIMD Rep. 2015; 20:5-10. View abstract
  17. Resolution rate of isolated low-grade hydronephrosis diagnosed within the first year of life. J Pediatr Urol. 2014 Aug; 10(4):639-44. View abstract
  18. Evaluation of cold ischemia for preservation of testicular function during partial orchiectomy in the rat model. J Pediatr Urol. 2014 Aug; 10(4):593-7. View abstract
  19. Neurogenic bladder dysfunction presenting as urinary retention in neuronopathic Gaucher disease. JIMD Rep. 2015; 15:67-70. View abstract
  20. The UroLume stent revisited: the Duke experience. Urology. 2013 Oct; 82(4):933-6. View abstract
  21. Variation in definitions of urinary tract infections in spina bifida patients: a systematic review. Pediatrics. 2013 Jul; 132(1):132-9. View abstract
  22. Role of systematic reviews and meta-analysis in evidence-based clinical practice. Indian J Urol. 2011 Oct; 27(4):520-4. View abstract
  23. Newer phosphodiesterase inhibitors: comparison with established agents. Urol Clin North Am. 2011 May; 38(2):155-63. View abstract
  24. Immune response to pneumococcal conjugate and polysaccharide vaccines in otitis-prone and otitis-free children. Clin Infect Dis. 1999 Jul; 29(1):191-2. View abstract