UW Medicine offers holistic healthcare services to women across the continuum from adolescence through late adulthood. UW Medicine provides wellness and preventive services as well as care for normal to high-risk pregnancies, and breast, gynecologic and pelvic health. Our experts care for women with complicated medical conditions (such as reproductive/infertility and gynecologic oncology) that may require minimally invasive procedures or comprehensive surgical care. In addition, UW Medicine is prepared to care for infants requiring special or intensive care services within our three Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs). Our level 3 and level 4 NICUs provide the latest therapies for infants born preterm or those who require highly skilled care. Our physicians are researchers who are making medical discoveries that are improving the lives of women and infants throughout the world.
Anna Kirby, MD, presents to help us understand the anatomy of vaginal support and when and why apical suspensions are indicated
Ellen Schur, MD, MS, links neuroscience to obesity and advises on how to approach clinical care for these patients.
Paul Pottinger, MD, FIDSA, provides an update on the current situation with HAIs, SSI, Influenza, Legionella, MRSA, & C.difficile in cesarean sections and hysterectomy.
Lauren Owens, MD, MPH, defines trauma and trauma-informed care, describes the prevalence of trauma among various populations, describes a trauma-informed approach to the pelvic exam and informs of a trauma-informed approach to labor and delivery.
Jonathan Wright, MD discusses the similarities between Prostate and Breast Cancer, including screening controversies & USPSTF, treatment paradigms & active surveillance for low risk disease, and BRCA mutations & how they are important for prostate cancer.
Jovana Martin, MD, MPH, reviews trends in increasing prevalence in cancer survivors. She also provides a review of surveillance methods for gynecological cancers and helps to understand the late effects of cancer treatment.
Tiffany Beck, MD, MPH, gives a review of menopause and health in the well woman and how it overlaps with the cancer survivorship population.
Anna Kirby, MD, gives an overview to understand the initial evaluation of urinary incontinence, when to refer and the treatments for urgency urinary incontinence.
Elizabeth Swisher, MD, Professor, provides an update on identifying the hereditary ovarian cancer risks since this has gone through a major transformation in the recent year.
Kathryn Pennington, MD, describes the patterns of care in treating ovarian cancer, while identifying women who are at risk.
Information & Resources
Ann Stapleton, MD, shares her expertise in chronic UTIs in women in this patient information article.