Deborah R. Karp, MD - Assistant Professor

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Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery




Education & Training   


Medical Education: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, MD, 2001

Residency: University of Chicago Hospitals, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2005

Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic (Florida), Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, 2011

Certifications: 

•  American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2007

•  American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 2013


Society & Professional Memberships  


•  American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
•  American Urogynecologic Society
•  International Urogynecologic Association
•  American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists

 
Awards and Honors


• Best Video in the Category of Urogynecology/Pelvic Floor Disorders, 2012 American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Global Congress

-  Teaching Award: Excellence in Teaching Gynecologic Surgery, Emory University Hospital, 2012

•  Kurt Semm Award for Outstanding Abstract, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, 2011
•  First Place, Surgical Podium Presentation, Cleveland Clinic Research Week, 2011
•  Best Clinical Abstract Presentation, Joint Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society
    and International Urogynecological Association, 2010
•  Intuitive Surgical Robotic Training Award for AUGS/SUFU members, 2010
•  Indiana State Medical Society Medical Mission Scholarship, 2008
•  Commitment to Caring Award, La Porte Hospital, 2006
•  Trustee at Large, Indiana State Medical Society, 2006
•  Golden Apple Teaching Award, Dept of Ob/Gyn, University of Chicago, 2004-2005

I See Patients At


Emory Clinic, Emory University Campus
Bldg A, 4th Floor
1365 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30322
Directions and Map 


Academic


Emory University School of Medicine 
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics 
1639 Pierce Drive, Room 4305 WMB
Atlanta, GA 30322 

Clinical


•  Advanced pelvic organ prolapse
•  Refractory stress urinary incontinence
•  Genitourinary and rectovaginal fistula
•  Minimally invasive vaginal and laparoscopic surgical techniques 


Research


•  Surgical outcomes after anti-incontinence treatments
•  Quality of life associated with pelvic floor disorder treatments 

Selected Research Articles


Hudson CO, Sinno AS, Galloway NTM, Northington GM, Karp DR. Complete Transvaginal Surgical Management of Multiple Bladder Calculi and Obstructed Uterine Procidentia. Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, 2013.


Treszezamsky AD, Karp D, Dick-Biascoechea M, Ehsani N, Dancz C, Montoya TI, Olivera CK, Smith AL, Cardenas R, Fashokun T, Bradley CS; Society of Gynecologic Surgeons Fellows’ Pelvic Research Network.  Spanish translation and validation of four short pelvic floor disorders questionnaires. Int Urogynecol J. 2013 Apr;24(4):655-70. PMID: 22976529


Smith AL, Karp DR, Aguilar VC, Davila GW. Repeat versus primary slings in patients with intrinsic sphincter deficiency. Int Urogynecol J. 2013 Jun;24(6):963-8. PMID: 23096532


Schreiner L, Peterson TV, Karp D, Davila GW.Predictive factors for voiding dysfunction after transobturator slings. Rev Bras Ginecol Obstet. 2013 Jul;35(7):290-294.PMID:24080840


Mahdy A, Karp, D, Davila W,Ghoniem GM.  The outcome of transobturator anterior vaginal wall prolapse repair using porcine dermis graft: intermediate term follow-up. Int Braz J Urol. 2013 Jul-Aug;39(4):506-12. PMID: 24054379


Schirmer DA, Mittal P, Karp DR. Vulvar Mass in a Patient With Type 1 Neurofibromatosis.J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2013 Sep 4. pii: S1553-4650(13)01202-8. PMID:24012924


Karp DR, Mukati M, Smith AL, Suciu G, Aguilar VC, Davila GW. Predictors of successful salingoophorectomy at the time of vaginal hysterectomy. J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2012; 19(1): 58-62.


Zoulek E, Karp DR, Davila GW. Did drug therapy contribute? Severe pelvic organ prolapse followed initiation of high dose glucocorticoid treatment. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2012; 206(3): 265.

Smith AL, Karp DR, Lefevre R, Aguilar VC, Davila GW. Lefort colpocleisis and stress incontinence: weighing the risk of voiding dysfunction with sling placement. Int Urogynecol J 2011; 22(11): 1357-1362.

Karp DR
, Rizvi TZ, Davila GW. Symptomatic vaginal enterocele associated with malfunctioning ventriculoperitoneal shunt and cerebrospinal ascites. Int Urogynecol J. 2011; 22(9): 1189-1191.

Zoulek E, Karp DR, Davila GW. Rectovaginal fistula as a complication to a bartholins cyst excision. Obstet Gynecol 2011; 118(2): 489-491.

Karp DR, Peterson TV, Mahdy A, Ghoniem GM, Aguilar VC, Davila GW. Biologic grafts for cystocele repair: Does concomitant midline fascial plication improve surgical outcomes? Int Urogynecol J 2011; 22(8): 985-990.

Peterson TV, Karp DR, Aguilar VC, Davila GW. Validation of a global pelvic floor symptom bother questionnaire. Int Urogynecol J 2010; 21: 1129-1135.

Peterson TV, Karp DR, Aguilar VC, Davila GW. Primary vs. recurrent prolapse surgery: Differences in outcomes. Int Urogynecol J 2010; 21: 483-488.
Karp DR, Jean-Michel M, Peterson TV, Lefevre R, Castillo PA, Davila GW, Aguilar VC. “Eye-ball” POP-Q examination: Shortcut or valid assessment tool? Int Urogynecol J 2010; 21: 1005-1009.

Karp DR
, Apostololis C, Lefevre R, Davila GW. Atypical Graft Infection Presenting as a Remote Draining Sinus. Obstet Gynecol 2009; 114(2): 443-445.


Book Chapters


•  Karp DR, Davila GW. Chapter 5: Complimentary Investigations. New Techniques in Genital Prolapse Surgery. Springer 2011: 49-62.


Selected Abstracts


•  Karp DR, Galloway NTM. Surgical treatment of multiple bladder calculi associated with irreducible uterovaginal prolapse. Video podium at the American Urogynecologic Society 2012 Annual Meeting and International Urogynecologic Association 2012 Annual Meeting.

•  Saguan D, Hudson C, Northington GM, Karp DR. Risk factors for iatrogenic lower urinary tract injury in pelvic reconstructive surgery: Does a history of previous pelvic surgery matter? Oral podium at the International Urogynecologic Association 2012 Annual Meeting.

•  Hudson C, , Northington GM, Karp DR. Outcomes of robotic sacrocolpopexy: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Oral poster at the International Urogynecologic Association 2012 Annual Meeting.

•  Karp DR, Mukati M, Aguilar VC, Davila GW. Predictors of successful salingo-ophorectomy at the time of vaginal hysterectomy. Oral podium at the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology 2011 Annual Meeting and Cleveland Clinic Research Day 2011.

•  Karp DR, Mukati M, Smith AL, Aguilar VC, Davila GW. Obstructive symptom resolution following sling transection of transobturator vs. retropubic slings. Non-discussed Poster at the International Urogynecologic Association 2011 Annual Meeting & the American Urogynecologic Society 2010 Annual Meeting.

•  Smith AL, Castillo PA, Karp DR, Davila GW, Aguilar VC. Transobturator vs single incision sling in women with stress urinary incontinence: A prospective randomized controlled trial. Oral poster at the International Urogynecologic Association 2011 Annual Meeting. Awarded best oral poster presentation.

•  Smith AL, Karp DR, Aguilar VC, Davila GW. Repeat vs primary synthetic sling in patients with intrinsic sphincter deficiency. Oral poster at the International Urogynecologic Association 2011 Annual Meeting.

•  Gross CK, Smith AL, Karp DR, Aguilar VC, Davila GW. Urodynamic voiding parameters: Do differences exist between stress incontinence and intrinsic sphincter deficiency? Oral poster at the International Urogynecologic Association 2011 Annual Meeting.

•  Gross CV, Smith AL, Karp DR, Aguilar CV, Davila GW. Can preoperative urodynamic parameters predict postoperative voiding dysfunction in patients with intrinsic sphincter deficiency undergoing a suburethral sling? Oral poster at the International Urogynecologic Association 2011 Annual Meeting.

•  Schreiner L, Peterson TV, Lefevre R, Karp DR, Castillo PA, Davila GW. Predictive factors for voiding dysfunction after transobturator slings. Non-discussed Poster at the International Urogynecologic Association 2011 Annual Meeting.

•  Karp DR, Jean-Michel M, Peterson TV, Lefevre R, Smith AL, Aguilar VC, Davila GW. A triple arm randomized controlled trial of the impact of local estrogen on postoperative tissue healing following vaginal reconstructive surgery. Oral podium at the combined International Continence Society/International Urogynecologic Association 2010 Annual Meeting and Oral podium at the American Urogynecologic Society 2010 Annual Meeting.

•  Karp DR, Smith AL, Aguilar VC, Davila GW. Transurethral injection therapy for female stress incontinence: Can we predict response and likelihood of repeat treatments? Oral podium at the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology 2010 Annual Meetint, Short oral podium at the American Urogynecologic Society 2010 Annual Meeting, and non-discussed poster presentation at the combined International Continence Society/International Urogynecologic Association 2010 Annual Meeting.