Gina Northington, MD, PhD - Assistant Professor

Gina Northington

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Division Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Fellowship Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Associate Chief of Service for Gyn Ob at Emory University Hospital

Education & Training   


Medical Education: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, MD


Residency: Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University; Oakwood Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery


Graduate Education: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, PhD - Biomedical Engineering


Certifications: 

•  American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2010

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

 
Society & Professional Memberships  


•  American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
•  American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS)
•  The Gerontological Society of America
•  International Continence Society

 
Awards and Honors


•  Women First: Honoring School of Medicine Pioneers, Emory University School of Medicine, 2013

•  Foundation Research Award, 2012

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 Hospital Campus
Woodruff Memorial Building
1639 Pierce Drive, Room 4307
Atlanta, GA 30322


Clinical


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


Research


•  Urinary incontinence and pelvic floor function

Publications


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.


Greer JA, Northington GM, Harvie HS, Segal S, Johnson JC, Arya LA.Functional Status and Post-Operative Morbidity in Older Women With Prolapse. J Urol. 2013 Sep;190(3):948-952. PMID:23473899


de Vries HF, Northington GM, Bogner HR. Urinary incontinence (UI) and new psychological distress among community dwelling older adults. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2011 May 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Northington GM. Fibulin-5: two for the price of one maintaining pelvic support. J Clin Invest. 2011 May 2;121(5):1688-91. doi: 10.1172/JCI57438. Epub 2011 Apr 25.

Asfaw TS, Hypolite J, Northington GM, Arya LA, Wein AJ, Malykhina AP. Acute colonic inflammation triggers detrusor instability via activation of TRPV1 receptors in a rat model of pelvic organ cross-sensitization. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2011:Jun;300(6):R1392-400. Epub 2011 Apr 6.

Arya LA, Heidi H, Cory L, Segal S, Northington GM. Construct validity of a questionnaire to measure the type of fluid intake and type of urinary incontinence. Neurourol Urodyn. 2011 Apr 1. doi: 10.1002/nau.21091. [Epub ahead of print]

Asfaw TS, Saks EK, Northington GM, Arya LA. Is pelvic pain associated with defecatory symptoms in women with pelvic organ prolapse? Neurourol Urodyn. 2011 Mar 10. doi: 10.1002/nau.21059. [Epub ahead of print]

Northington GM, Basha M, Arya LA, Wein AJ, Chacko S. Contractile response of human anterior vaginal muscularis in women with and without pelvic organ prolapse. Reprod Sci. 2011 Mar;18(3):296-303. Epub 2010 Dec 30.

Bogner HR, O'Donnell AJ, de Vries HF, Northington GM, Joo JH. The temporal relationship between anxiety disorders and urinary incontinence among community-dwelling adults. J Anxiety Disord. 2011 Mar;25(2):203-8. Epub 2010 Sep 17.

Basha M, Labelle EF, Northington GM, Wang T, Wein AJ, Chacko S. Functional significance of muscarinic receptor expression within the proximal and distal rat vagina. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2009 Nov;297(5):R1486-93. Epub 2009 Sep 9.