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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.”

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.


Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (2008), Medicine
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (2013), Urology
Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital - Pediatric Urology Fellowship (2015), Pediatric Urology

Research Interest

  • Prune Belly Syndrome
  • Urinary Microbiome
  • Wilms' Tumor

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Urological Association (2008)
  • Society for Pediatric Urology (2013)
  • Society of Fetal Urology (2013)
  • Society of Women in Urology (2008)