I strive to provide the best care for my patients. I am double board-certified in Urology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and specialize in the surgical treatment of complex pelvic floor disorders. I offer a full spectrum of treatment options, including those not offered anywhere else in the region. I believe each patient deserves a personalized treatment approach. I take every aspect of their condition, preferences, lifestyle, and health into consideration when developing a diagnosis and treatment plan.
I am also passionate about promoting awareness of female pelvic floor disorders, with the goal of decreasing ‘silent suffering’ amongst women with these conditions.
In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, backcountry snowboarding, and gardening.
Qualifications and experience
- Failed Prior Surgery, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Kidneys and Urinary System, Kidneys and Urinary System - Incontinence, Kidneys and Urinary System - Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Surgery, Surgery - Robotic Surgery, Surgery - Urologic Surgery, Urology, Women's Health, Women's Health - Fecal Incontinence, Women's Health - Lower Genital Tract Disorders, Women's Health - Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Languages spoken
UCLA Medical Center Program (2017)
Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital (2011)
University of Virginia School of Medicine (2010)
Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital (2015)
University of Virginia (VA) (2006)
- Clinical interest for patients
My practice focuses on disorders of the female pelvic floor - urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, pelvic organ prolapse, fistula, and other disorders of the female urethra, vagina, and bladder. I have received specialized training in complex reconstruction of the female pelvic floor, including surgical repairs of urinary incontinence, fistula, pelvic organ prolapse, urethral strictures, female lower urinary tract obstruction, mesh complications, and robotic reconstructive surgery. I am Board Certified in Urology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. I have completed a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery with Dr. Shlomo Raz at the University of California, Los Angeles where I trained in both urogynecology and urology. In addition to the above, I perform complete mesh removal when indicated and advanced techniques of female pelvic floor reconstruction using native tissue (a patient's own tissues including fascia).
You will find more information about me, some of the conditions I treat, and our Women's Pelvic Health and Surgery Clinic at the websites below.
- Research interest for patients
I have conducted research on a breadth of urologic topics and have published in several medical journals on robotic repair of pelvic organ prolapse, mesh-related complications, voiding dysfunction, and new surgical techniques for repair of complex female pelvic floor disorders.
- Volunteer activities
I am dedicated to global health outreach. I have traveled to Uganda with the non-profit organization Medicine for Humanity to spread awareness of and perform surgeries to repair obstetric fistulae. I have also volunteered with the CRUDEM Foundation and performed urologic surgeries at Hôpital Sacré Coeur in rural northern Haiti.