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Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Welcome to the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Tripartite Mission

The Division of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery is actively involved in each of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology's clinical, research and educational missions.

Our Staff:

Education

Fellowship:
The Fellowship program is designed to ensure education and training of physicians who will improve the health care of women and provide leadership for the subspecialty. The program provides the Fellows with state-of-the-art clinical training and investigative and scholarly skills to prepare for a career in academic medicine.

Residency:
The Indiana University OB/GYN Residents rotate on the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Service for 5 weeks duration during their third year of residency. During this time, faculty, fellows and the resident see patients with pelvic floor dysfunction together and assist each other in surgery. Informal didactic teaching is carried out when clinically relevant.

While participating in the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery rotation, the resident attends a weekly Education Meeting with Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery faculty and fellows. Formal didactic lectures on pertinent topics, such as urodynamics, pelvic floor anatomy review, and prolapse surgery updates, in addition to the American Board of OB/GYN core lecture series are presented. The resident rotating on the service prepares an in-depth review of a topic relevant to Urogynecology, presenting it at one of these meetings. Fellows and residents are encouraged to bring difficult clinical cases to these group meetings for discussion.

Research

Residents, fellows and faculty work together on research projects. Two of these collaborations have resulted in publication acceptance in a peer-reviewed journal already this year, and at least three residents in the past three years have been mentored in their required resident research projects.

The Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellows and faculty are continuously available to OB/GYN residents for consultation throughout their residency. Three Department of OB/GYN Grand Round presentations on Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery topics are presented by the division annually. These presentations are attended by all OB/GYN residents.

Clinical Service

The Division is dedicated to improving the lives of women with pelvic floor disorders, including pelvic organ prolapse and urinary and bowel incontinence. Our goal is to provide the highest standards of practice in the prevention and treatment of these disorders in a safe, effective, ethical and compassionate manner.

To Contact Us:

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Douglass Hale, MD
Division Director
317.962.6600

For office numbers and sites where you can receive care, please access: http://iuhealth.org/find-a-doctor/

Indiana University School of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
550 University Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46202


obgyniu@iupui.edu

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For information about the various ways to give or on unique procedures we perform, please contact us at 317-944-8609.