Education & Training

Medical School

University of Missouri School of Medicine


Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • Texas A&M University System Health Science Center


Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • Texas A&M University System Health Science Center
  • Texas A&M University System Health Science Center


Urogyn. & Pelvic Reconst. Surg

  • Duke University Hospital


American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Am Bd of Female Pelvic Med and Reconstructive Surg


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Academic Information

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division Director, Urogynecology


500 N Keene St
Columbia, MO 65201
United States

P. 573-817-3393

Research Profile

  • Prospective and retrospective studies to understand the efficacy of nonsurgical therapy in the treatment of multiple forms of pelvic floor disfunction
  • Prospective and retrospective studies to examine various aspects of pre- and post-surgical care

Research Interests

  • Female Incontinence
  • Voiding Dysfunction
  • Genital Prolapse
  • Sacral Neuromodulation
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Urinary-Tract Infection
  • Urodynamics
  • Urogynecology
  • Women's Health Care

Areas of Expertise

  • Bladder Control Problems
  • Bowel Control Problems
  • Difficulty with Emptying the Bladder or Bowel
  • Poor Support of the Pelvic Organs (Bladder, Rectum and Uterus)
  • Vaginal Fistula Involving the Urinary Tract or Bowel

Awards & Honors


  • Bronze Star Medal Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards)
  • Army Commendation Medal (5 awards)
  • Army Achievement Medal (2 awards) National Defense Service Medal (2 awards)
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Southwest Asia Service Medal with three Bronze Stars
  • Kuwait Liberation Medal
  • Iraqi Campaign Medal
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Bronze “M” device
  • Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon
  • Overseas Service Bar
  • Combat Infantryman’s Badge
  • Parachutist Badge Ranger Tab
  • Echelons Above Division
  • “Medic Warrior” Certificate of Achievement (Joint Readiness Training Center)


Inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha (medical honor society) as a fourth-year medical student, selected for receipt of the Claude K. Leeper, M.D. Scholarship, the Thomas W. Burns, M.D. Scholarship, the McGraw-Hill student achievement award and recipient of The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award for 2004.