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Accredited Fellowships

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Program Director

Chiara Ghetti, MD, MSc


Sarah Dowling
Education Specialist — Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Washington University School of Medicine
4901 Forest Park Avenue, Suite 905
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 273-1906


Urogynecology Faculty:
Chiara Ghetti, MD, MSc
Jerry Lowder, MD, MSc
Christine Chu, MD

Urology Faculty:
Henry Lai, MD

Prakash Gyawali, MD

Colorectal Faculty:
Matthew Mutch, MD
Elisa Birnbaum, MD

Pelvic Floor PT:
Tracy Spitznagle, PT, DPT, WCS

Ellen Binder, MD

Program Offers

3 year fellowship
2 fellows per year

The Washington University fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery is an ACGME-accredited three-year program for individuals who have completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology or urology at an ACGME-approved program. The ideal candidate for this program has a strong interest in pursuing a career in academic urogynecology, to include excellence and leadership in education, research and patient care.

The curriculum is designed to provide board training and experience in clinical care and research for women with pelvic floor disorders. Clinical rotations include in-patient and outpatient urogynecology, urology, gastroenterology, colorectal surgery, pelvic floor physical therapy, and geriatrics. Both surgical and non-surgical approaches to treatment are emphasized. Fellows develop surgical expertise which includes abdominal, vaginal and laparoscopic/robotic approaches to pelvic floor disorders. Certificate of Science in Clinical Research degree is available. Masters in Clinical Research may be available.

Requirements: Completion of residency training in obstetrics and gynecology or urology at an ACGME- approved program.

Application Process: ERAS