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Program Leadership

Why Choose UNC?

Our fellowship program in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of North Carolina is a three-year program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We aim to train FPMRS sub-specialists while promoting the academic goals of teaching and research within this rapidly advancing subspecialty.  This goal is accomplished through a multidisciplinary team approach to patient care involving nationally and internationally recognized experts in GI Medicine, Urology, Colorectal Surgery, and Neurology.

Our diverse patient population allows for training opportunities in multiple surgical modalities including vaginal, abdominal, laparoscopic, and robotic approaches.  In addition, the medical care offered to patients allows for advanced training in physical therapy, pain management, neuromodulation, and pharmacotherapy.  This collaborative effort encourages a diverse range of clinical and scientific viewpoints and experiences.

The School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina and UNC Health comprise North Carolina’s most comprehensive public center for medical care, health careers, education, and biomedical research.  The UNC Department of OBGYN also has a very strong research program and was ranked #6 nationally for NIH funding this year. The close association with the nationally recognized UNC School of Public Health further expands the quality and diversity of opportunities available.

Learn more about Urogynecology at UNC Health.

Fellowship Objectives

Our educational objectives are:

  • To prepare fellows to provide excellent clinical care, both medical and surgical, in the comprehensive evaluation and management of women with pelvic floor disorders, including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, neurogenic bladder, defecatory dysfunction, fecal incontinence, and complex benign conditions such as vesicovaginal and rectovaginal fistulas and congenital anomalies.
  • To provide the fundamental research and analytical skills necessary for a successful career as an academic leader in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and to nurture a drive towards independent scientific investigation.
  • To promote skills in teaching, curriculum development, and leadership essential for excellence as future educators, mentors, and leaders in our field.

Application Process


One fellow is accepted at the first year level each year

How to apply:

Application deadline: TBA

Our Fellowship Program Director | Dr. Elizabeth Geller
Our Fellowship Coordinator | Ashley Bolton
Phone: 919-966-4717
Fax: 919-843-9952

Mailing Address

UNC Department of OB-GYN
UNC Urogynecology
3032 Old Clinic, CB# 7570
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7570

UNC Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME)
UNC GME Resident and Fellow Policies

Past Fellows



Name Year of Graduation Current Employment and Location


 Amy Askew, MD



 Assistant Professor
Medical University of South Carolina


 Michelle Schroeder, MD



 Urogynecology Specialist at Cone Health
 Greensboro, North Carolina
 Radhika Patnam, MD 2020
 Urogynecology Specialist at Allegheny General
 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 Katherine Husk, MD
 Assistant Professor
 Albany Medical Center
 Albany, New York
 Marcella Willis-Gray, MD
 Assistant Professor
University of NC at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
 Taylor J. Brueseke, MD
 Assistant Professor
 University of California at Irvine
 Orange, California
 Maria De La Luz Nieto, MD 2016
 Urogynecology Specialists of Palm Beach
 West Palm Beach, Florida
 Jacquia F. De La Cruz, MD
 Kaiser Permanente
 Portland, Oregon
 Erinn M. Myers, MD 2014  Assistant Professor
 Carolinas Medical Center
 Charlotte, North Carolina
 Andrea K. Crane, MD 2013
 Assistant Professor
 Wake Med Health and Hospitals
 Raleigh, North Carolina
 Barbara Robinson Henley, MD 2012
 Assistant Professor
 Georgia Health Sciences University
 Augusta, Georgia
 Brent A. Parnell, MD 2011  Urogynecologist
Alabama Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Pain
Birmingham, Alabama
 Gena C. Dunivan, MD 2010  Associate Professor
University of Alabama
Birmingham, Alabama
 Thao V.T. Nguyen, MD 2009
 Maryland Urogynecology Center
 Rockville, Maryland
 Elizabeth J. Geller, MD 2008
 University of NC at Chapel Hill
 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
 Jennifer M. Wu, MD 2007
 University of NC at Chapel Hill
 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
 Andrew F. Hundley, MD 2005
 Associate Professor and Director
 Ohio State University
 Columbus, Ohio
 Soo Y. Kwon, MD 2004
 Associate Professor
 Rush Medical Center
 Chicago, Illinois
 Kathryn A. Copeland, MD 2003  Associated Urologists
Affiliated with the University of Indiana
Indianapolis, Indianna
 Mary L. Jannelli, MD 2002
 Associate Professor, Retired
 University of NC at Chapel Hill
 Chapel Hill, NC
 Daniel L. Kim, MD 2002
 Long Island College Medical Center
 Brooklyn, New York
 AnnaMarie Connolly, MD 1999  ACOG Chief of Education and Academic Affairs
 Jeffrey P. Wilkinson, MD 1999
 Division of Global Women’s Health
 Baylor University
 Houston, Texas
 Cynthia B. Saacks, MD 1997
 Kamm McKenzie Ob/Gyn Practice
 Raleigh, North Carolina