MedStar Washington Hospital Center - Georgetown University Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program
Program Director: Robert E. Gutman, MD
Associate Program Director: Amy Park, MD
Fellowship Coordinator: Jacqueline DeLeon
The MedStar Washington Hospital Center / Georgetown University Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship is a comprehensive training program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The program is sponsored by the department of Ob/Gyn at both MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Fellows benefit from a wide range of clinical cases. Medstar Washington Hospital Center logs almost 2,000 new patient visits and performs greater than 600 major procedures per year. With a full complement of urologic, radiologic and neurodiagnostic testing available, our program is known for its use of state-of-the-art medical technology. Fellows are trained in minimally invasive techniques, including vaginal surgery as well as conventional laparoscopy and robotic-assisted laparoscopy (utilizing the da Vinci ® Si and Xi™ Surgical systems).
The curriculum is designed to provide a comprehensive and multidisciplinary understanding of pelvic floor disorders. The clinical curriculum includes experience in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, colon and rectal surgery, and urology. Fellows assume progressively independent clinical responsibilities under the guidance of a multidisciplinary team of experts, including fellowship trained urogynecologists, female urologists, minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons, colon and rectal surgeons, urologists and a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. We have a track record of training fellows from Ob/Gyn and Urology backgrounds and we have integrated female urology into the fellowship program.
Fellows are actively engaged in research projects and resources at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Fellows have the opportunity to apply for the Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Research Program through Georgetown University School of Medicine and GHUCCTS (http://www.georgetownhowardctsa.org/education). If desired, this can be completed within the three years of fellowship for ob/gyn trained fellows, or would add an additional year to the length of the fellowship for urology-trained fellows.
Past and current fellows:
- Bela Kudish, MD, MS – Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
- David Shveiky, MD – Director of Urogynecology, Hadassah Medical Center, Ein Kerem, Israel
- Danielle Antosh, MD - Director, Center for Restorative Pelvic Medicine, FPMRS Fellowship Director, Houston Methodist Urogynecology Associates, Houston, TX
- Patrick Nosti, MD – Urogynecology of Kansas City, KS/MO
- Ladin Yurteri-Kaplan, MD, MS –Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
- Lee Richter, MD (female urology) – Assistant Professor, Department of Urology and Obstetrics & Gynecology, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
- Jeannine Miranne, MD, MS – Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
- Katelyn Smithling, MD – Baystate Medical Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Baystate, Springfield, MA
- Pakeeza Alam, MD – current fellow
- Sarah Francis – current fellow
- Allison Polland (female urology) – current fellow