Venkata R. Jayanthi, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Contact Information

700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-6630
FX: (614) 722-3122
555 S 18th St
Ste 6 D
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]


Venkata R. Jayanthi, MD, is Chief of the Section of Pediatric Urology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and 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 started the pediatric urology laparoscopic surgery program and directs the program for complex genitourinary reconstructive surgery for both congenital and acquired conditions. He travels extensively overseas conducting educational and surgical missions in varied locations throughout the world.

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. He has been on the medical staff of Nationwide Children’s Hospital since 1994.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Ohio State University
    Date Completed: 06/30/1987


  • Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/1988


  • Albany Medical Center Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/1989


  • Albany Medical Center Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/1992


  • Hospital for Sick Children
    Date Completed: 06/30/1994


  • Pediatric Surgery


  • Urology


  • Pediatric Urology
  • Urology

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 11/08/1994


  • Venkata Jayanthi. 2012. Prune Belly Syndrome. In Pediatric Urology.: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Venkata Jayanthi. 2009. Megaureter. In Paediatric Urology.: Soembo Printing Co, Ltd.
  • Jayanthi VR, Patel AS. 2008. Vesicoscopic ureteral reimplantation: a minimally invasive technique for the definitive repair of vesicoureteral reflux.  Adv Urol.
  • Akyol I, Jayanthi VR, Luquette MH. 2008. Verrucous hemangioma of the glans penis.  Urology. Vol. 72, no. 1. (July): 230.e15-16.
  • Canon SJ, Jayanthi VR. 2008. Cutaneous calicostomy for salvage urinary diversion.  J Pediatr Urol. Vol. 4, no. 3. (June): 239-242.
  • Alpert SA, Koff SA, Jayanthi VR. 2008. Failed Orchidopexy and Complications of Circumcision. In Reoperative Pediatric Surgery. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press.
  • Venkata Jayanthi. 2004. Renal Vein Thrombosis. In Critial Decisions in UROLOGY.: BC Decker.
  • Venkata Jayanthi. 2002. Anomalies of the Kidney. In Adult and Pediatric Urology, 4th Edition.: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
  • Venkata Jayanthi. 2002. Voiding Dysfunction in Children: Neurogenic and Non-Neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction. In Campbell's Urology.: WB Saunders Co..
  • Venkata Jayanthi. 1999. Urethral plate mobilization, the modified Barcat hypospadias repair. In Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery of the External Genitalia.: W.B. Saudners Co..
  • Venkata Jayanthi. 1998. Upper tract dilation. In Pediatric Surgery and Urology: Long Term.: WB Saunders Co..
  • Venkata Jayanthi. 1994. The enigma of thetethered cord: diagnosis and management. In Problems in Urology.: J.B. Lippincott Co..
  • Schober MS, Zumberge NA, Jayanthi VR. Ultrasound-Guided Transgluteal Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy for a Patient with Complex Urogenital Reconstruction and Ectopic Kidney. Journal of Endourology. 2015 Sep 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed ID: 26414593

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • Listed, Best Doctors in America

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