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Victoria Handa Named Director of Gynecology and Obstetrics Department at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center - 09/15/2015

Victoria Handa Named Director of Gynecology and Obstetrics Department at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Release Date: September 15, 2015
Victoria Handa, M.D.
Victoria Handa, M.D.
Credit: Johns Hopkins Medicine

Victoria Handa, M.D., professor of gynecology and obstetrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has been named director of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and deputy director of gynecology and obstetrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 

Handa also serves as the director of the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Johns Hopkins, and she holds a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Handa is an internationally recognized leader in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. She and her research team at the Johns Hopkins Women’s Center for Pelvic Health specialize in women’s health research, epidemiology and pelvic floor disorders, including incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and related conditions. She is a reconstructive surgeon and the author of more than 100 scientific papers. She has also provided advanced training to physicians for almost 20 years. 

Since 2008, she has led the Mothers’ Outcomes After Delivery study, a collaborative research effort between The Johns Hopkins University and Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

Handa is a member of the American Urogynecologic Society, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

She earned her undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Princeton University and her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, San Francisco, and a fellowship in urogynecology at the University of California, Irvine. She also earned a master’s of health science degree in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2001.

Previously, she was chief of the Division of Gynecology and director of urogynecology at the University of California, Davis.

“Vicki Handa is a true ‘triple threat,’” says Andrew Satin, M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. “She’s an outstanding clinician and educator, and she is currently supported by two research grants from the National Institutes of Health. I am thrilled to have her as a key part of our Johns Hopkins Gyn/Ob leadership team. She will truly be a tremendous academic leader on the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus.”