The fellowship training program in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) at The Christ Hospital is a comprehensive multidisciplinary training program accredited by the American College of Graduate Medical Education.
The program’s goal is to train physicians interested in pursuing a career in academic medicine. Clinical and surgical experience includes how best to evaluate and manage patients with a variety of pelvic floor disorders including urinary and defecatory dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse, sexual dysfunction and complicated urologic and colorectal problems.
The program has a strong emphasis on research and collaboration with a variety of other disciplines including urology, colorectal surgery, gynecology and gastroenterology. The FPMRS service is well established and receives a large number of complex referrals from a large geographic area.
A full complement of diagnostic modalities including video urodynamics, colorectal imaging, anal manometry and endoanal ultrasound are all available and housed in a center at The Christ Hospital dedicated to the evaluation of female pelvic floor disorders.
Fellows receive hands-on training on all diagnostic modalities and learn how to perform pelvic floor rehabilitation. Surgical volume is extensive and provides a breadth of experience with traditional vaginal surgery, laparoscopy and robotic procedures, as well as reconstructive procedures of the lower urinary and gastrointestinal tract.
Program Length: Three years
Number of Fellows: One per year
ABOG accredited since August 2010
ACGME accredited since July 2012
Salary and benefits are coordinated through The Christ Hospital Office of Graduate Medical Education.
For more information, please contact:
The Christ Hospital GME Office
Phone: (513) 585-2028
Fax: (513) 585-4892
The Christ Hospital
2123 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program
Program Director: Aparna Shah, MD
Coordinator: Lara Bodart
Phone: (513) 585-3474
Fax: (513) 585-4895