Renea M. Sturm, MD

Renea M. Sturm, MD

Minimally Invasive Urology| Pediatric Urology
Primary Location
Pediatric Urology
200 Medical Plaza
170
Los Angeles, California 90095
Phone
Fax
310-206-2603

About

Assistant Professor of Urology. Dr. Sturm's practice as a pediatric urologist focuses on the care of children with congenital defects and illnesses that involve the kidneys, bladder and genitalia. As a surgeon, she has a particular interest in minimally invasive robotic-assisted and endoscopic surgery. Her work as a basic and translational scientist is motivated by the long-term needs of children in her care with a focus on improving monitoring and treatment options for children with neurogenic bladder and hypospadias.

Dr. Sturm earned her undergraduate degree from Rice University and her medical doctorate from Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her urology residency training at the University of California, Davis, and her fellowship in pediatric urology at Lurie Children's Hospital of Northwestern University.

Education

Medical Board Certification

Urology, American Board of Urology, 2020

Fellowships

UCLA School of Medicine, 2020
Northwestern University GME, 2017

Residency

University of California, Davis Medical Center GME, 2015

Internship

University of California, Davis Medical Center GME, 2011

Degree

Baylor College of Medicine GME (Fellowship and Residency), MD, 2009

Hospital Affiliations

Areas of Focus

Minimally invasive treatment for vesicoureteral reflux (vur)
Undescended testes
Prenatal hydronephrosis
Robotic surgery for urinary obstruction (kidney disorders)
Endoscopic surgery for urinary stones
Hypospadias

Videos

Robotic Surgery in Pediatric Urology | Renea Sturm, MD | UCLAMDChat

Research

Interests

Translational and clinical

  • Robotics
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Neurogenic bladder

Basic science

  • Tissue engineering
  • Immunomodulation