September 16, 2013
Gina Northington, MD, PhD, and Deborah Karp, MD, both recently received board certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery through the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). Dr. Northington and Dr. Karp are members of the inaugural group of physicians to receive certification in this new subspecialty.
Earlier this year, the division received approval from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship. Emory’s program is currently one of 48 such accredited programs, and the only one in Georgia.
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, also known as urogynecology, offers evaluation, management, and treatment options for pelvic floor dysfunctions including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, fecal incontinence, and genitourinary fistulas.