Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

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:

  • Short Term Urogenital Effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy and Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators
  • Porcine Dermis Graft-Augmentation for Vaginal Vault Suspension
  • Surgical Outcomes of Suburethral Sling Using Frozen Cadaveric Fascia Lata versus Porcine Dermis
  • Paravaginal Repair: Laparoscopic Versus Open Approach
  • Burch Colposuspension Using Single Suture Technique: Open Versus Laparoscopic Approach
  • Neurological Deficits of the Perineum Following Vaginal Delivery
  • Provider Screening for Female Sexual Dysfunction
  • Effect of Age and Menopause on Quality of Life Using UDI-6 Questionnaire
  • Identifying Neurological Deficits in Patients with Genuine Stress Incontinence
  • The Relationship Between Sensory Neurologic Function of the Female Pelvic Floor and Urge Incontinence
  • Female Sexual Dysfunction in Patients with Interstitial Cystitis

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.