Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery


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The University of Louisville Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery Fellowship is an accredited three-year program that provides comprehensive training to diagnose and treat conditions of pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and fecal incontinence, voiding and defecatory dysfunctions.  Surgical education includes vaginal, open, laparoscopic, robotic techniques, and training on the DaVinci Robotic Surgical System.

faculty and fellows at AUGSUnique opportunities include a laparoscopic dry lab and a fresh tissue human cadaver lab with full laparoscopic set-up.  Specialty specific and departmental didactics are attended weekly.  Fellows serve as mentors to students, residents and peers during outpatient clinics and surgical procedures.

Twelve months of the fellowship are dedicated solely to research where basic science and clinical research are conducted in coordination with faculty mentors.  Fellows are educated regarding grant writing, database creation and analysis, scientific writing, and presentation. All fellows complete a thirteen-week course in research and statistics provided by the Department of Bioinformatics & Biostatistics during the end of their first year.

One to two professional conferences are attended annually with submission and presentation of original research. Prior to graduation, fellows are expected to publish at least three peer-reviewed articles, complete a thesis project, present at at least one national meeting and sit for the subspecialty ABOG exam.


  • Maintain faculty that hone knowledge and skills, are active in research, provide quality mentorship based on current evidence-based practices and model professional behavior.
  •  Develop competent clinicians with the knowledge, clinical and surgical skills necessary to practice independently.
  •  Produce academicians who model professional behavior, are able to relay medical knowledge to future learners and serve as mentors during office based clinical practice and surgical procedures.
  •  Maintain a culture of inquiry, research, and scholarly activity that prepares fellows to independently design, implement, and analyze research for presentation and publication in peer-reviewed journals.





Department of OB/GYN & Women’s Health

Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Resad Pasic, MD, Fellowship Director

Department of Urology

Murali Ankem, MD, Chair

Department of Surgery

Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Jeffrey R. Jorden, MD

Russell Farmer, MD

Sandy Kavalukas, MD

School of Public Health and Information Sciences

Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics

Jeremy Gaskins, PhD

Department of Medicine

Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Thomas Abell, MD, Chair, Gastroenterology

Private Practice Physician

Urogynecology Specialists

Susan Tate, MD

Specialty:  OB/GYN, FPMRS Board Certified

Baptist Health

Nechol Allen, MD

Specialty:  Colon and Rectal Surgery

Nurse Practitioners

UofL Department of OB/GYN & Women’s Health, FPMRS Division

Alyce Goodman Abraham, APRN, WHN

Claire Hagan, APRN

Carrie Thonen, APRN

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