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Northwestern Medicine Doctors Achieve New Subspecialty Board Certification

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December 3, 2013

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Four Northwestern Medicine® physicians were among the first group of doctors nationally to achieve board certification in the subspecialty of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery.
 
Kimberly S. Kenton, MD, Stephanie J. Kielb, MD, Lisa Labin Johnson, MD, and Christina Lewicky-Gaupp, MD, recently earned the new certification, which is jointly recognized by the American Boards of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Urology.
 
“I’m pleased to be part of an amazing group of doctors that works daily to treat women with complex pelvic floor disorders in a genuinely cutting-edge environment through our Integrated Pelvic Health Program,” said Kenton, director of the Northwestern Medicine Integrated Pelvic Health Program and chief of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “The new board certification shows that the American Board of Medical Specialties recognizes the importance of specialized training and care for our patients.”
 
Northwestern’s Integrated Pelvic Heath Program features a unique team of specialists including urogynecologists, urologists and colorectal surgeons, who collaborate on the best treatment options for patients suffering from urinary and fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, among other complex pelvic floor disorders. In addition to the Chicago campus, Kenton sees patients at Northwestern Medicine’s Glenview Outpatient office.
 
“We always knew we had the top team treating pelvic health issues, and the American Board of Medical Specialties agrees,” said Serdar Bulun, MD, chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern Memorial and the Feinberg School. “Congratulations to these doctors on their most recent achievement.”
 
Before the board subspecialty was offered, doctors entered the field through certification either in urology or gynecology. The new Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery recognizes the complexity and multidisciplinary skill needed to treat pelvic floor disorders
 
“Kudos to these four doctors from all of us in the department of urology,” said Anthony Schaeffer, MD, chair of urology at Northwestern Memorial and the Feinberg School. “Your expertise and rapport with your patients raises our already high level of care.”
 
To make an appointment at the Integrated Pelvic Health Program, call (312) 926-4747 or visit the website.

Media Contact:

Kara Spak
Senior Media Relations Associate
312-926-0755
kspak@nmh.org

 
Last UpdateDecember 4, 2013
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