Published on in Urology Update
The National Association For Continence had the honor of naming Dr. Amanda Berry as the most recent recipient of the Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion Award at the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) meeting. The award was sponsored by Astellas Pharma US, Inc., a pharmaceutical company dedicated to changing tomorrow by improving the health of people around the world through innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products.
Dr. Berry is a nurse practitioner with a special interest in working with children with incontinence, lower urinary tract symptoms, and recurrent urinary tract infections. In her approach to care, she believes that it’s just as important to know the child as it is to know the problem they come to see her for. By leveraging their strengths and natural curiosity, she works to create solutions unique to each child and family.
Dr. Berry is known by her peers for her commitment, expertise, and local and national reputation in the area of pediatric urology and continence care for children and adolescents. She demonstrates an incredible dedication to excellence in care daily in her clinical practice. The children and families who rely on CHOP’s Urology Division are often the most complex, vulnerable, and needy of any patient population. Dr. Berry provides evidence-based, individualized care with skill and compassion.
Originally a PhD-prepared chemist, Dr. Berry returned for a second degree in nursing and then as a nurse practitioner, and she has focused her entire NP career on pediatric urology and continence care. In addition to providing direct care, she has contributed to scholarship and service by speaking locally and nationally on important pediatric issues (e.g., outcomes of biofeedback in children with incontinence), is a co-investigator on a federal grant to address prevention of UI in girls and women, and has published her work in highly-regarded journals.
Her SUNA colleagues praise her as committed colleague for the local SUNA chapter. Even when the meeting is focused on adult urology, Dr. Berry attends, provides support, and is a true joy to know and work with.
Dr. Berry earned her undergraduate and graduate nursing degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her PhD in chemistry from the University of Rochester.