Irina Stanasel, MD $$

Pediatric Urologist

Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Languages Spoken:
English Romanian,Spanish


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Irina Stanasel, M.D., is a pediatric urologist at Children’s Health℠ and an assistant professor in the Department of Urology at UT Southwestern Medical School. She provides care for children of all ages who have a variety of urologic disorders.

“Being a pediatric urologist affords me the opportunity to take care of children with urologic conditions ranging from ones that require a few office visits to others that require surgery and long term regular follow up visits” she says. “I enjoy getting to know patients and helping them and their families by developing individualized treatment plans and caring for the kids at various stages of childhood.”

I enjoy getting to know patients and helping them and their families by developing individualized treatment plans and caring for the kids at various stages of childhood.
Dr. Stanasel

Dr. Stanasel received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and completed her residency in urology at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She completed a pediatric urology fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. Her specialties include fetal urology, bladder bowel dysfunction, complex hypospadias repair, prune belly syndrome and quality improvement in pediatric urology.

In addition to her medical degree, Dr. Stanasel holds a chemical engineering degree from the University of Texas, Austin. She also spent two years as a faculty member at the University of New Mexico working with underserved populations.

 Dr. Stanasel grew up in Romania before moving to Dallas as a teenager. She speaks English, Romanian and some Spanish. In her free time, Dr. Stanasel enjoys yoga, running, hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. 

Education and Training

Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (2008)
Wake Forest School of Medicine (2013), Urology
Texas Children's Hospital (2015), Pediatric Urology
Board Certification
American Board of Urology,
American Board of Urology(Pediatric Urology)


  • Hypotonia, ataxia and delayed development syndrome (HADDS)
  • Research Interests

    • Fetal Urology
    • Bladder Bowl Dysfunction
    • Hypospadias
    • Wilms’ Tumor
    • Prune Belly Syndrome
    • Urinary Microbiome
  • Publications

    • Management of adolescent varicocele. Zundel S, Szavay P, Stanasel I. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2021 Aug;30(4):151084. doi: 10.1016/j.sempedsurg.2021.151084. Epub 2021 Jul 14.
    • Robotic assisted ureteral reimplantation: current status. Stanasel I, Atala A, Hemal A. Curr Urol Rep. 2013 Feb;14(1):32-6. doi: 10.1007/s11934-012-0298-1.
    • Outcomes of endoscopic incision for the treatment of ureterocele in children at a single institution. Sander JC, Bilgutay AN, Stanasel I, Koh CJ, Janzen N, Gonzales ET, Roth DR, Seth A. J Urol. 2015 Feb;193(2):662-6. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2014.08.095. Epub 2014 Aug 26.
  • Professional Activities

    • Society of Women in Urology
    • American Urological Association
    • Society of Fetal Urology
    • Society for Pediatric Urology
  • Awards and Honors

    • First prize in American Urological Association Resident Quiz Bowl
    • Second Prize in Hugh Hampton Young Radiology Contest, Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association Annual Meeting.
    • IVUMed Resident Scholar
    • First Prize in the 12th Annual North Carolina Resident Debate.

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