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

Our Women’s Center for Pelvic Health and Reconstructive Surgery 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 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, Women’s Center for Pelvic Health and Reconstructive Surgery
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Cystocele, Lower Urinary Tract Reconstruction, Pelvic Floor Disorders, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Rectocele, Urinary Incontinence, Urogynecology, Uterine Prolapse
 
Photo of Dr. Chi Chiung Grace Chen, M.D., M.H.S.

Chen, Chi Chiung Grace, M.D., M.H.S.

Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Fistulas, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Interstitial Cystitis, Pelvic Floor Disorders, Stress Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, Urogynecology, Uterine Prolapse
 
Photo of Dr. Danielle Patterson, M.D., S.M.

Patterson, Danielle, M.D., S.M.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Associate Fellowship Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Johns Hopkins University SOM
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Cystocele, Fistulas, Lower Urinary Tract Reconstruction, Pelvic Floor Disorders, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Stress Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, Urogynecology
 

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.

Jackie JenkinsJenkins, Jackie

Patient Navigator, Women's Center for Pelvic Health and Reconstructive Surgery

Jackie Jenkins 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, 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 (IBD), Obstructed Defecation Syndrome (ODS), Oncology, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Rectal Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Sacral Nerve Stimulation, Slow Transit Constipation, Surgery, Surgical Oncology
 

Gastroenterology

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

Stein, Ellen Meredith, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Achalasia, Barrett's Esophagus, Belching, Chest Pain, Clinical Gastroenterology, Colon Polyps, Constipation, Digestive Disorders, 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

Mary Austin, Physical Therapist

Mary Austin | Physical Therapist

Certifications: Certified Women's Health Specialist

Expertise: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Manual Therapy

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Karen Dobbs | Physical Therapist

Expertise: Female and Male Pelvic Floor, Urinary and Fecal Incontinence, Pelvic and Genital Pain, Constipation, Dyspareunia, Oncology

Kathy McGinty, physical therapist in Timonium, MD

Kathy McGinty | Physical Therapist Assistant

Certifications: Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Expertise: Oncology, Lymphedema, Lipedema, Myofascial Restrictions, Craniosacral Therapy

Amanda McQueen, Physical Therapist

Amanda McQueen | Physical Therapist

Expertise: Orthopedics

Beth Northrop, physical therapist

Beth Northrop | Physical Therapist

Certifications: Certified Women's Health Specialist

Expertise: Pelvic Health, Pregnancy, Post-partum 

Laura Scheufele, Physical Therapist

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

Laura Scheufele 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.

Learn more about pelvic floor therapy.

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