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Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Victoria L.  Handa, MD, MHS
Program Director

Deborah Nida
Program Coordinator

Description: Our fellowship is dedicated to training physicians for leadership roles in the academic practice of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.  Thus, we have three missions:

  • We seek to provide the highest level of clinical training for our fellows, who will master the evaluation and management of complex pelvic disorders and prepare to serve their patients and colleagues as expert consultants.
  • We will enhance our fellows' abilities as teachers and provide them with specific skills related to educatiing future generations of physicians.
  • We will insure of fellows obtain the excpertise and knowledge needed to conduct high-impact research.

The curriculum includes 12 months of research and 24 months of clinical training.  Clinical rotations include Urogynecology (at Johns Hopkins and at Greater Baltimore Medical Center), Urology, Colorectal Surgery and Geriatrics. Fellows are also prepared for academic careers via full participation in research projects, presentations at national meetings, grant writing, and scientific publications.

Other Degrees or Curricula Offered:  Our fellows complete graduate-level courses in epidemiology, biostatistics, and research ethics.  These are graduate courses offered by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, consistently ranked as #1 school of public health in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

Requirements: Applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and must be eligible for medical licensure in the state of Maryland.

Program Length: 3 years

Number of Fellows: 1 per year

Fellowship Program Director: Victoria L. Handa, MD, MHS

Urogynecology Faculty: Victoria Handa, MD, MHS;  Grace Chen, MD;  Tola Omotosho, MD; Joan Blomquist, MD; Mark Ellerkmann, MD

Colorectal Faculty: Jonathan Efron, MD  Susan Gearhart, MD  Elizabeth Wick, MD

Urology Faculty: E. James Wright, MD   R. Duane Cespedes, MD

Application Process: ERAS

Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Deborah Nida, Fellowship Coordinator.

Email: dnida1@jhmi.edu

Phone: 410- 550-0336

 

 

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