Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

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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/Benefits

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

Mailing Address: 
The Christ Hospital 
2123 Auburn Avenue 
Suite 307 
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