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Your Care Team

Women's Center for Pelvic Health team at Johns Hopkins.

Our Women’s Center for Pelvic Health—representing the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery division—includes:

  • Board-certified, highly trained urogynecologists
  • An experienced nurse practitioner who specializes in women’s health
  • A resourceful, compassionate patient navigator

Together, they collaborate with experts across Johns Hopkins, including urologists, colorectal surgeons and physical therapists, to provide care that addresses every aspect of your condition. 

Meet the Female Pelvic Health and Reconstructive Surgery Team

Our team includes leaders in the field of pelvic floor disorders care. All of our specialists are board-certified and have completed advanced training in pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.

We look at each of our patients as individuals. We understand that your condition may be embarrassing and disabling. Our specialists will treat you with the compassion and dignity you deserve as we work to improve your quality of life.

Our doctors and researchers are also involved in research and clinical trials that are uncovering new advances and treatments for pelvic floor disorders.

Urogynecology

Photo of Dr. Victoria Lynn Handa, M.D.

Handa, Victoria Lynn, M.D.

Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Division
Associate Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Cystocele, Lower Urinary Tract Reconstruction, Pelvic Floor Disorders, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Rectocele, Urinary Incontinence, Urogynecology, Uterine Prolapse
 
Photo of Dr. Melinda Gail Abernethy, M.D., M.P.H.

Abernethy, Melinda Gail, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Cystocele, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Interstitial Cystitis, Lower Urinary Tract Reconstruction, Pelvic Floor Disorders, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic Reconstruction, Stress Incontinence, Urogynecology, Uterine Prolapse, Voiding Dysfunction
 
Photo of Dr. Chi Chiung Grace Chen, M.D.

Chen, Chi Chiung Grace, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Gynecology and Obstetrics, Interstitial Cystitis, Lower Urinary Tract Reconstruction, Pelvic Floor Disorders, Stress Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, Urogynecology, Uterine Prolapse, Voiding Dysfunction
 
Photo of Dr. Tola B Fashokun, M.D.

Fashokun, Tola B, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Fellowship Program Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Cystocele, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Interstitial Cystitis, Lower Urinary Tract Reconstruction, Pelvic Reconstruction, Stress Incontinence, Urogynecology, Uterine Prolapse, Voiding Dysfunction
 

Cathy Wehner, Nurse Practitioner

Wehner, Cathy, M.S., C.R.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Gynecology/Obstetrics

Cathy Wehner, M.S., C.R.N.P., is a women’s health nurse practitioner who specializes in treating women with pelvic floor disorders and other needs during perimenopause/menopause. Ms. Wehner is also the preceptor for nurse practitioner students pursuing women’s health.

Ashley Sowards, Patient Navigator

Sowards, Ashley

Patient Navigator, Women's Center for Pelvic Health

Ashley Sowards is our patient navigator and can help you plan for your visit to the center. She will help you find a specialist, obtain medical records, coordinate appointments and make travel arrangements.

Urology

Photo of Dr. Edward James Wright, III, M.D.

Wright, Edward James, M.D. III

Associate Professor of Urology
Director, Division of Reconstructive and Neurological Urology
Chief of Urology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Incontinence, Lower Urinary Tract Reconstruction, Pelvic Floor Disorders, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic Prolapse, Urethral Stricture, Urinary Incontinence, Urogynecology, Urology
 

 

Surgery

Photo of Dr. Susan L Gearhart, M.D.

Gearhart, Susan L, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Associate Professor of Oncology
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colon Cancer, Colon Surgery, Colorectal Cancer, Colorectal Disease, Colorectal Surgery, Constipation, Defecatory Dysfunction, Fecal Incontinence, Hereditary Colorectal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Obstructed Defecation Syndrome (ODS), Oncology, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Rectal Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Sacral Nerve Stimulation, Slow transit constipation, Surgery, Surgical Oncologists, Surgical Oncology
 

 

Gastroenterology

Photo of Dr. Ellen Meredith Stein, M.D.

Stein, Ellen Meredith, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Achalasia, Barrett's Esophagus, Burping, Belching, Chest Pain, Clinical Gastroenterology, Colon Polyps, Constipation, Digestive Diseases, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastroenterology, Gastroparesis, Heartburn, Hiccups, Hoarseness, Indigestion, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Nausea, Neurogastroenterology, Rectal Problem, Reflux and Burning, Stomach Ulcer, Swallowing Disorders, Vomiting
 

 

Physical Therapy

Laura Scheufele, Physical Therapist

Scheufele, Laura, PT, B.C.I.A.-P.M.D.B.

Physical Therapist, Department of Rehabilitation Services

Laura Scheufele, PT, B.C.I.A.-P.M.D.B. has been a physical therapist for more than 20 years and has specialized in pelvic floor dysfunction for 14 years. She is dedicated to educating the general public, as well as allied health professionals, about conservative management of pelvic floor disorders.

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