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Marisa Meyer Clifton, M.D.

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  • Director, Women’s Health


Bladder Stones, Kidney Stones, Lower Urinary Tract Reconstruction, Pelvic Floor Disorders, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic Reconstruction, Urethral Diverticulum, Urethral Fistulas, Urethral Stricture, Urinary Incontinence, Urogynecology , Urology more


Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-0403 | Fax: 410-550-3341

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 410-955-6100
10803 Falls Road
Pavilion 3, Suite 3300
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-616-7600


Dr. Marisa Clifton is the Director of Women’s Health at the Brady Urological Institute. She is fellowship trained and board certified in Urology with subspecialty certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. 

As a leader in the field of female urology, her clinical expertise includes surgical and nonsurgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, stress urinary incontinence, urgency urinary incontinence, urinary fistulas, genitourinary reconstruction and urethral diverticula. 

Dr. Clifton is also an Assistant Professor of Urology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and serves as the Urology Residency Program Director and the Director of Robotic Education. Her research interests include medical education and clinical outcomes after surgery.

Dr. Clifton received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed her residency in urology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She completed her fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. more


  • Director, Women’s Health
  • Director, Urology Residency Program
  • Director, Robotic Education

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2009)


  • Mayo Clinic / Urology (2014)


  • Cleveland Clinic / Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (2016)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Urology / Urology (2018)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Clifton MM, Linder BJ, Lightner DJ, Elliott DS. Risk of repeat anti-incontinence surgery following sling release: a review of 93 cases. J Urol. 2014;191(3):710-4.

Clifton MM, Gettman MT, Patterson DE, Rangel L, Krambeck AE. The change in upper tract urolithiasis composition, surgical treatments and outcomes of para and quadriplegic patients over time. Urolithiasis. 2014;42(5):415-9.

Clifton MM, Tollefson MK. Anatomic basis of radical cystectomy and orthotopic urinary diversion in female patients. Clin Anat. 2013;26(1):105-9.

Clifton MM, Goldman HB. Decade in review-urinary incontinence: advances in female urology and voiding dysfunction. Nat Rev Urol. 2014;11(11):613-4.

Clifton MM, Pizarro-Berdichevsky J, Goldman HB. Robotic Female Pelvic Floor Reconstruction: A Review. Urology. Urology. 2016;91:33-40.

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