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Linda. M. Dairiki Shortliffe is the Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor Emerita of Urology at Stanford. She was Department Chair (1995-2011), Residency Program Director, founding Chief Pediatric Urology, first Stanford Fellowship Director Pediatric Urology, and Chief of Urology at the Palo Alto VA. She is currently President of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons (AAGUS), a mentor in the American Urological Association (AUA) Leadership Mentor Program, a California Council on Science & Technology (CCST) Distinguished Scientist & Technical Expert, and on an NIH (NIDDK) External Expert Panel.She received AB cum laude in History and Science from Harvard, MD from Stanford, urologic training at Stanford University Medical Center, and pediatric urologic training at Children’s Hospital Philadelphia. She was the Hewlett Foundation Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and a Stanford Clayman Institute Faculty Fellow. She was a featured physician in the National Library of Medicine exhibit, “Changing the Face of Medicine,” received a 2015 AUA Distinguished Service Award, and awarded the 2016 Ferdinand Valentine Medal of the New York Academy of Medicine and 2018 SWIU Jean Fourcroy Leadership Award.She had grants to examine prostatitis, effects of pregnancy and sex hormones on the urinary tract, and pediatric urinary tract imaging and physiology, and published over 180 manuscripts, chapters, and articles. She served as Deputy Chair NIH Consensus Panel on Impotence, NIDDK Special Grants Chartered Review Committee member, and Chair of the NIH Bladder Research Program Review Group that produced the publication to guide NIDDK research, Overcoming Bladder Disease: a Strategic Plan For Research. She serves as a Council Member on the California Council for Science & Technology and is co-investigator on R01EB026136 ( (PI Vasanawala), : Development and Validation of Radiation-Free Pediatric Renal Function Quantification 4/5/18 –1/31/22.She was President of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, oral examiner, Trustee, and President of the American Board of Urology, President Society University Urologists, Chair Society University Chairs & Program Directors, Chair Urology Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Chair of AUA/EAU Academic Fellowship Program, an Associate Editor AUA News, and member of ABU/AUA Joint Exam Committee, ACGME Urology Residency Review Committee, AAP Subcommittee on Urinary Tract Infections, Executive Committee AAP Section on Urology, Bladder Health Council of AFUD, Board of AFUD, Council on Education, Publications, Core Curriculum Steering, and the AUA Annual Program Committee.
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Urinary Tract Infections in Children
American Academy of Pediatrics
Children with UTI
Pediatric Risk Factors
World Health Organization
Interactions between hydronephrosis and subsequent renal tubular and glomerular changes are not well studied. Our group has examined defining parameters that may be involved in urinary tract hydronephrosis (nonobstructive), urinary tract obstruction, vesicoureteral reflux, and infectious nephropathy. We have examined the effects of sex hormones (testosterone, estrogen, progesterone) and pregnancy on urinary tract physiology to better understand their involvement in renal and urinary tract pathophysiology. We are applying the results of these findings to identify factors that could be markers of renal dysfunction using animal models and imaging parameters. Current work includes:•Risk factors to urinary tract and renal function during pregnancy•Dietary effects on pregnancy in an rat model related to metabolic, cardio-reno-vascular and hepatic changes•Quantitative imaging parameters and renal function (ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging)•Examination of sex hormones and effect on urinary tract pathophysiology and development•Hypnosis during urinary tract evaluation (with Dr. David Spiegel)