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Division of Urogynecology

The urogynecology team at The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center diagnoses, treats and rehabilitates patients with pelvic floor disorders, including urinary and anal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Our physicians are fellowship trained.

Philosophy

We are a team of physicians, nurses, midwives and physical therapists who provide comprehensive and individualized care for women with pelvic floor disorders.

Mission

The Urogynecology Division, a diverse group of individuals, provides the highest standard of care in the prevention and treatment of pelvic floor disorders. We do this in the safest, most effective and most compassionate way to improve quality of life for our patients and for our community by empowering women to partner in their care.

Vision

Our vision is to be recognized as the premier center for pelvic floor disorders through our quality care, nationally recognized research programs and highly sought-after educational opportunities. We will provide a welcoming and safe environment resulting in satisfied patients and fulfilled employees.

Research

The research team focuses on supporting women who take part in clinical trials for pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and fecal incontinence, and other pelvic floor issues. Team members include research coordinators and facilitators, and the urogynecology faculty and fellows. Our goal is to provide the best care possible for current patients while improving treatment for future patients.

Email the research team.

Funding

The Urogynecology Division receives funding from the National Institutes of Health and various foundations. We’ve also worked with industry partners on research.

Visiting Residents

If you’re an Ob/Gyn resident interested in a urogynecology fellowship, apply for one of two month-long visiting residency positions in urogynecology at UNM. If selected, you’ll work closely with faculty and fellows while gaining exposure to research and clinical female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.

Expect to:

  • Observe surgical cases.
  • Participate in our weekly journal club and didactics.
  • Provide one formal didactic session at our interdisciplinary meeting.

You won’t take obstetrical call during this elective.

Applying

Contact the Division of Urogynecology

Phone: (505) 272-9712
Fax: (505) 272-6385

Apply in the spring of your second year of residency. We grant positions on a rolling basis. Send the following to Lisa LaMastra:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • 250-word personal statement about your interest in urogynecology
  • Letter of support/good standing from your residency director
  • Preferred dates for the elective

Expect to hear from us within two weeks of applying.