Print Bookmark Email


Faculty and Staff


Ardavan Akhavan, M.D.
Heather Noelle Di Carlo, M.D.
Jennifer Lockwood Dodson M.D., Ph.D.
John P. Gearhart, M.D.
Ming-Hsien Wang, M.D.




Jessica Hankinson, Ph.D.
Pediatric Psychologist in Pediatric Medical Psychology

Phone: 410-955-1855
Email: jcurley6@jhmi.edu

 Dr. Jessica Hankinson specializes in pediatric psychology and the assessment and treatment of children with chronic and acute medical conditions and associated emotional and behavioral problems. Dr. Hankinson serves as the primary behavioral psychologist within Pediatric Urology and is part of our interdisciplinary team to evaluate and treat children with bladder exstrophy-epispadias complex and voiding dysfunction. She has extensive experience providing behavioral management training and cognitive behavioral therapy with children with complex medical conditions and their families. Her clinical research interests include behavioral interventions for improving children’s compliance with medical regimens and procedures. She has presented her clinical research on the psychological functioning of children with bladder exstrophy in national and international forums. Dr. Hankinson received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Florida. She completed her predoctoral internship and two year pediatric psychology postdoctoral fellowship at The Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.



Karen Spriggs, R.N.
Pediatric Urology Nurse Clinician

Email : ksprigg1@jhmi.edu

Karen has been a registered nurse since 1990. She has specialized in pediatrics her entire career. Since 2000 she has specialized in pediatric urology including surgical care for children. Karen is an expert in the treatment of kids who have bladder problems. She compassionately and enthusiastically works closely with families whose children receive inpatient and outpatient treatments in the division of pediatric urology.


Clinical Scheduling Coordinator:
Sally Sawyer 
Phone: 410-955-9129
Fax: 410-955-7909
Once you and your child urologist agreed that surgery is necessary you will meet Sally who will schedule surgery for your child.

Child Life Specialist:
Elizabeth Fabian