A CU Medicine provider.

I strive to provide comprehensive, personalized care for patients. I specialize in taking care of women with pelvic floor disorders (incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary fistulas, urethral diverticula, lower urinary tract disorders, voiding dysfunction, and surgical complications).

I am Board-Certified in both Urology and Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery. I specialize in minimally invasive surgery (vaginal and robotic-assisted laparoscopic approaches) and 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.

In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, hiking, and backcountry snowboarding.

Locations

Monday: 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 8am - 4:30pm
Friday: 8am - 4:30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 8am - 5pm
Tuesday: 8am - 5pm
Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Qualifications and experience

Specialties
Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Urology, Surgery - Urologic Surgery, Surgery, Surgery - Robotic Surgery, Women's Health - Fecal Incontinence, Women's Health , Women's Health - Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Kidneys and Urinary System, Kidneys and Urinary System - Incontinence, Kidneys and Urinary System - Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Failed Prior Surgery, Women's Health - Lower Genital Tract Disorders
Gender
Female
Languages spoken
English
Education
Internship
Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital (2011)

Fellowship
UCLA Medical Center Program (2017)

Medical School
University of Virginia School of Medicine (2010)

Residency
Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital (2015)

Undergraduate
University of Virginia (VA) (2006)

Clinical interest for patients

I specialize in the treatment of pelvic floor disorders in women. Conditions I treat include urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and benign disorders of the lower urinary tract in women (voiding dysfunction, female urethral stricture, female urinary retention, urethral diverticulum, amongst other conditions). I also treat many women who have suffered complications of prior surgery for pelvic floor disorders, such as mesh-related complications. I specialize in complex surgical reconstruction for pelvic floor disorders including minimally-invasive vaginal and robotic (daVinci) surgery. I am Board Certified in Urology and Urogynecology (also known as Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery). As a urologist by training, I also see male patients, specializing in men with complex voiding dysfunction and other uncommon disorders of the bladder such as Hunner's ulcers.

I take great care performing surgery to achieve the best possible results and it is a great privilege and pleasure to help patients live their fullest and best lives. Testimonial from a patient: "The surgery was a great success! I can now run without a diaper or even a light pad!! I am ecstatic. My quality of life has improved significantly. I no longer have to constantly worry about leakage doing my day to day and obviously, the exercise without diapers is just amazing. I can play tag with my kids without worry!"

I am passionate about promoting awareness of pelvic floor disorders, which are very common but too often patients suffer in silence and either are fearful to seek care or do not realize the many treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical, we have to offer them. I hope to decrease ‘silent suffering’ amongst women and men with these conditions by spreading awareness, knowledge, and increasing access to care.

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 improving access to quality health care. I work with ECHO Colorado to improve access to and quality of care for urologic conditions.

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.

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