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Research - Female Pelvic Medicine at MedStar Washington

The opportunity to participate in research is an integral component of the training program. Along with dedicating one of their training years to developing a thesis project, fellows can contribute to ongoing research undertaken by the faculty. Active protocols include:

  • VaULT: A prospective cohort study comparing laparoscopic sacral hysteropexy to vaginal mesh hysteropexy
  • 522 FDA registry studies for native tissue and vaginal mesh repairs including Elevate and Uphold

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. If desired, this can be completed without extending the length of the fellowship.

Fellows are guided and supported in their projects by faculty mentors, research coordinators and the resources of the MedStar Health Research Institute. The MedStar Health Research Institute coordinates the research activities of all institutions within the MedStar Health system, provides infrastructure to support clinical research and supervises the animal laboratories on site. The Office of Graduate Medical Education also offers funding to support the presentation of research at conferences or meetings.


For more information, contact:

Jacqueline A. DeLeon
Academic and Fellowship Program Coordinator
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving Street, NW Suite 5B-63
Washington, DC 20010

P: 202-877-7127
F: 202-877-5435
Email: Jacqueline.A.Deleon@MedStar.net