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Expert in Urogynecology, Urinary and Fecal Incontinence, Pelvic Prolapse, Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgery

Expert ID: 726495 Massachusetts, USA

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Expert is a fellowship trained urogynecologist who specializes in the treatment of urinary incontinence, pelvic prolapse, fecal incontinence and related disorders of the female genito-urinary tract. He has been the Director of Urogynecology at Mount Auburn Hospital, a community teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, since 1995, and Director of Urogynecology at Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center, since 1999. He has been active in clinical research involving incontinence and prolapse, frequently lectures regionally and nationally, and is an ad hoc reviewer for a number of peer reviewed journals in urogynecology, pelvic surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology. Expert is a consultant for many medical device companies in the field of urogynecology, and holds a number of patents in the field. Several of his inventions have been commercialized, including a sling for urinary incontinence and a personal device for behavioral modification for overactive bladder. His TOPAS sling for fecal incontinence is currently undergoing clinical testing in a multicenter prospective trial.

Expert is a recognized authority in minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery, including laparoscopic surgery. Although he lectures and teaches on all aspects of laparoscopic surgery, his major fields of interest are laparoscopic reconstructive surgery for pelvic organ prolapse, and supracervical hysterectomy. He is well known for his work in laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy and sacrocervicopexy for uterine prolapse, and recently published a series on this latter procedure. He pioneered a novel approach to laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH) with his colleague, Dr. DiSciullo, which involves transcervical morcellation of the uterine fundus, thus avoiding enlarging any of the 5 mm abdominal incisions. A retrospective study of their experience has been submitted for publication. Expert is a consultant for a number of medical device companies that bring laparoscopic and other gynecologic surgical devices to the market. He is a national preceptor for a number of companies, including Bard, Boston Scientific, Gyrus / ACMI / Olympus, and Ethicon Women's Health & Urology.

As a urogynecologist. Expert has been involved in the evaluation and management of fecal incontinence. Surgical treatment in the past centered on anal sphincteroplasty, and the long-term published results were disappointing. Expert is the inventor of the TOPAS (Transobturator Post-Anal Sling), a novel implantable polypropylene mesh sling that restores the function of the puborectalis and recreates the normal anorectal angle in the continent woman. A recent prospective, non-randomized multicenter, pilot study of TOPAS was completed, and a multicenter, pivotal trial is soon to be underway.

Expert is an expert in various areas of women's health, including urinary and fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Lowell, Massachusetts - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Brockton, Massachusetts - New Bedford, Massachusetts - Hartford, Connecticut - Manchester, New Hampshire - Providence, Rhode Island

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1989 Degree: MD Subject: Medicine Institution: Tufts University School of Medicine
Year: 1983 Degree: BA Subject: Psychobiology Institution: Brown University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1995 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director Department: Urogynecology Responsibilities: As Director of Urogynecology, Expert oversees a division of 4 attendees and 3 fellows at a time. He was the Director of the Fellowship in Urogynecology from 1999 - 2010.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Medical Association, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Urogynecologic Society, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons and several regional Obstetrical and Medical Society
Licenses / Certifications
He is certified by the Board of Medical Examiners, American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery. He is license to practice in Massachusetts and Rhode Island (inactive).
Professional Appointments
HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS: Administrative Chief Resident, Director of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Director, Fellowship Program in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Director of Urogynecology, Attending Staff.

OTHER POSITIONS: Co-Founder of NEAGL, Examiner, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinical Consultant, Co-Editor for American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Video Committee, Ad Hoc Reviewer for 6 different Urogynecology journals.
Awards / Recognition
Outstanding Medical Educator Award, Resident Achievement Award (twice) by two different teaching hospitals, Resident Teaching Award, Outstanding Teacher Award
Medical / Professional
OB/GYN Internship and Residency at Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School and Fellowship in Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at Brown University.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 4 patents, 19 original article publications, Reviews, 5 chapters and editorial publications, 2 books, monographs and textbook publications, 13 Poster and Abstract presentation publications, 17 Video presentations and 5 nonprint materials. He is also credited with 5 medical illustrations in the field of urogynecology.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has much experience in deposition testimony, and has been an expert in approximately 7 cases that went to trial.
Training / Seminars
Expert teaches a regular cadaver lab for residents and attendees. He is also the co-founder of Surgical Film Festival (SURFF), a group that arranges regularly held dinner meetings that bring together gynecologic surgeons together to share throughts and ideas.
Marketing Experience
Expert is a recognized thought-leader in the field of urogynecology, laparoscopy and vaginal surgery.

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