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Venkata Jayanthi, MD, Division Chief



laparoscopic surgery, hypospadias, vaginoplasty, "intersex" conditions, complex urinary reconstruction


Dr. Rama Jayanthi is chief of the Department of Urology at Dayton Children’s, as well as chief of urology at Nationwide Children's Hospital. He is also a clinical professor of surgery in the Department of Urology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Jayanthi is a full time pediatric urologist with expertise in all aspects of the medical and surgical management of genitourinary problems including such diverse conditions as urinary tract infections, hydronephrosis, urinary incontinence, hypospadias and intersex conditions. He is a strong proponent of laparoscopic correction for kidney abnormalities, as well as primary reflux. Most recently, he has been collaborating with the anesthesia department to develop a spinal anesthesia program as a means of doing surgery without the need for general anesthesia.  He and his wife are empty nesters and are passionate fans of the Columbus Blue Jackets hockey club and the Columber Crew soccer team.  

Dr. Jayanthi received his medical degree from the Ohio State University and completed his urology residency at the Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York. He then completed his pediatric urology training at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.

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education and training

  • medical school: Ohio State University
  • internship: University Hospitals of Cleveland
  • residency: Urology, Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York
  • fellowship: Pediatric urology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
  • board certification: Urology

awards, honors and organizations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • ​American Association of Pediatric Urologists
  • American Medical Association
  • American Urological Association
  • American Urological Association, North Central Section
  • Society for Pediatric Urology
  • European Society of Pediatric Urology
  • American Association of Clinical Urologists
  • Ohio Urological Society
  • Central Ohio Pediatric Society 
  • Pediatric Urology Midwest Alliance
  • Board Member; Department of Mathematics, The Ohio State University

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

pediatric urology is full of conditions that can be treated and afterwards can lead to a normal, healthy life. There are many children who have problems with things that we all take for granted, such as having urinary control or being free from infections.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

I like the people who work here. They are committed to giving the best care possible.

Dayton Children's is special because...

it is a free standing children's hospital which is dedicated to giving care to the children of the region.

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conditions I treat

atypical genitalia, bed wetting, bladder exstrophy, bladder infection, bladder retraining, circumcision, concealed penis, hernia, hydrocele, hydronephrosis, hypospadias, intersex conditions, kidney infections, kidney stones, laparoscopic surgery, meatotomy, minimally invasive surgery, penile abnormalities, pyeloplasty, sacral nerve stimulation, testicular torsion, undescended testes, ureteral stent placement, ureteropelvic junction obstruction, urinary incontinence, urinary reconstruction, urinary tract infection, varicocele