Cook Children's International Program

Pediatric Urology

Cook Children's is opening the doors of a state-of-the art center dedicated to treating kids with many different conditions of the urinary system and genital tract. Our Genitourinary Research, Education and Treatment (GREAT) for Kids program is led by a team of world-renowned medical professionals who are bringing their expertise in both common and rare diseases and conditions to the children of North Texas and beyond.

What is urology?

Urology refers to the urinary system which is made up of the genital and urologic organs and parts of the body. The Genitourology Institute at Cook Children's focuses on conditions of the kidneys, renal system, pelvis, bladder, urethra, ureter, penis and vagina.

Cook Children's specializes in providing advanced care for newborns, infants, children, teens, and young adults with urinary and genital conditions. We treat a wide variety of diagnoses, some of them very rare and requiring unique services such as robotic surgery and our clinical research in urodynamics.

New Robotic Surgical System
An amazing advancement in surgery, robotic technology allows us to provide minimally invasive surgery on any number of procedures, ranging from the most routine to the most complex cases. See how robotic surgery helped one of our patients recover quickly.

Meet our team

At Cook Children's, you can depend on our network of extraordinary people, pediatricians, specialists, nurses, brilliant minds and big talents who devote their lives to helping children get and stay healthy. But we never forget that it all comes down to the one checkup, the one surgery, the one child that matters most: yours.

Blake Palmer, M.D. – Pediatric Urologist
Specialties: Urology

Education: University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Residency: Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.
Fellowship: James Whitcomb Riley Children's Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind.; Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.


Badreldin Bedri, M.D. – Nephrologist
Specialties: Nephrology

Education: University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan
Residency: Woodhull Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Fellowship: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.

Exceptional network of care

When it comes to your child, you want the best care possible. Our team of urologists have undergone rigorous education and training in pediatrics, urology and other related specialties. Many of them are also noted educators and pioneers in research.

Because of its complexity, the urinary system and genital tract often affects other systems in the body. This means your child may be seen by other pediatric specialists such as: a urologist, nephrologist, neonatologist, perinatologist, pediatrician, surgeons, transplant surgeons, geneticists, endocrinologists, neurologists, neurodevelopment specialists, psychologists, nutritionists and/or dietitians and social workers. You and your child also have access to a variety of patient and family support, such as our Child Life specialists and parent mentors.

Referral forms

Need help referring a patient?
Please call the International Patient Services department at +1-682-885-4685, send faxes to +1-682-885-2557, or email