The Division of Female Pelvic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery (FPS&RS) at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center (AECOM/MMC) is actively involved in several research projects. The availability of research in the basic sciences through the Einstein Departments of Urology and Structural Biology and Anatomy, both of which have worked closely with the Division, is a strength of the Fellowship. In addition, the Division of Vascular Surgery at Montefiore Moses Division maintains a state-of-the-art research facility in which fellows may elect to do their research block. A fully-equipped basic science research laboratory at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center provides another site for basic research, primarily with antioxidants.
The Division currently has two grants: (1) An in-Vitro Model for the Evaluation of Interstitial Cystitis Therapies and (2) The Effect of Cycling Duration and Saddle Pressure on Urogenital Innervation. Other ongoing research projects include:
Fellows are encouraged to participate actively in these studies, and are also encouraged to develop clinical and basic science studies of their own. The depth and breadth of the research activities at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine make this site ideal for any fellow interested in pursuing research.