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Research Opportunities at Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

The Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center is committed to investigating the latest advancements and treatments in the field of urogynecology. Our fellows are required by ABOG and ACGME to develop and complete a research project for their written thesis (ideally a randomized controlled trial). However, our fellows consistently develop and work on a multitude of studies throughout the program, with the aim that each will lead to a publishable manuscript. 

Through the Atlantic Center for Research, our institution offers a great deal of support to its investigators, including a full-time biostatistician. Additionally, our division employs a full-time clinical research coordinator to support these endeavors. 

Below are some of the recent clinical trial and research studies conducted by our fellows:

  • Pudendal block using Liposomal Bupivacaine vs. standard treatment during Sacrospinous Ligament fixation: a prospective randomized clinical trial
  • The application of external fractional CO2 laser energy versus topical lidocaine for the treatment of vestibulodynia in premenopausal women on hormonal contraception: a pilot study
  • The safety and feasibility of same-day discharge after robotic-assisted sacral colpopexy alone or with concomitant procedures for pelvic organ prolapse 
  • Development of an Algorithm for the Management of Refractory OAB for tertiary therapy (intradetrusor injections onabotulinum toxinA (OBT) or Sacral neuromodulation (SNS)
  • Indwelling vs. immediate removal of Foley catheter after robotic assisted laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy: A randomized controlled trial
  • Liposomal bupivacaine vs. bupivacaine hydrochloride and lidocaine during suburethral sling placement: A randomized controlled trial
  • Foley catheter versus a self-contained valved urinary catheter for patients who cannot void spontaneously after urogynecologic procedures: A randomized controlled trial
  • The impact of pre-procedure periurethral topical lidocaine application on pain scores after complex urodynamic testing in women A randomized controlled trial
  • The implementation of a smartphone application for overactive bladder patients within an established practice: a quality improvement project
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction after Intermittent Straight Catheterization in Labor
  • The predictive role of baseline urgency symptoms with or without detrusor overactivity 5 years following retropubic sling insertion
  • Relationship between cervical incompetence and pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Prevalence of occult malignancy within morcellated specimens removed during laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy
  • Subjective and objective outcomes of robotic and vaginal high uterosacral ligament suspension
  • Effect of anal sphincter laceration on pelvic floor disorders 1 year after delivery: A cohort study
  • Duration of the second stage of labor and the risk of pelvic floor dysfunction among primiparous women up to 2 years postpartum
  • Resident experience and knowledge of perineal anatomy and perineal laceration repair.
  • Common reasons patients make postoperative phone calls to their surgeon: A cross-sectional pilot study.
  • Subjective and objective results 5 years after mid-urethral sling using polypropylene mesh
  • Several FDA-regulated, sponsor investigational drug and device trials.

View current clinical trials at Atlantic Center for Research >