Research and Education

Research
Catrina Crisp MD MSc FACOG earned the 2012 President's Award for Outstanding Research in Gynecology Surgery.

Fellowships

TriHealth’s Fellowship Program in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery offers comprehensive training in all areas of urogynecology, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive pelvic surgery. Dr. Pauls is the fellowship director and director of Clinical Research. Dr. Kleeman is the Director of the Division of Urogynecology and both he and Dr. Crisp are members of the teaching faculty. Find more information about the fellowship here, in our education section. 

Residencies

Our physicians are also faculty for TriHealth's well-regarded Obstetric and Gynecology Residency program, which offers a comprehensive education in obstetrics and gynecology. Discover more about our program here, in our Education section.

Research

We collaborate with TriHealth's Hatton Institute for Research and Education in numerous clinical trials that bring the most current information and care to our patients. This positions TriHealth on the forefront of urogynecological research and care in the Greater Cincinnati region.

Open Studies

2014

  • Compliance and Accuracy of 24 Hour Voiding Diaries in a Urogynecology Practice
  • Resident Education and Satisfaction with Training in Robotic Surgery: Results of a national multispeciality survey
  • The Effect of Intravenous Acetaminophen on Post-operative Pain and Narcotic Consumption in Vaginal Reconstruction Surgery Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial
  • A New Summary Score for the PISQ-IR
  • Is There a Difference in Pain and Quality of Life Following Vaginal Hysterectomy with Vaginal Reconstruction Compared to Robotic Colpopexy?  A Prospective Cohort Study
  • Impact of Provider Education on Rates of Perioperative Corneal Abrasion; Experience of a Large Community Based Hospital
  • Urethral histology, innervation, and support
  • Detailed Histologic Anatomy of the Vagina in Female Cadaveric Dissection
  • A Randomized Controlled Trial of Oxybutynin and Omega-3 Fatty Acid supplementation versus Oxybutynin and Placebo for Treatment of Overactive Bladder in Women
  • Comfort levels of primary care providers with screening, diagnosing, treating and referring pelvic floor disorders
  • Associated factors in women presenting for mesh-related complication surgeries
  • Fellows' Pelvic Research Network (FPRN): Social Networking: Multi-center survey of use among urogynecology patients
  • Attitudes and Experiences of Urogynecologists and Pediatric Gynecologists regarding Genitoplasty: a National Survey
  • Robotic Sacral Colpopexy: A Radiographic Study of Anatomy and Suture Location
  • 3D virtual reality robotic simulation in an academic setting: a randomized controlled trial
  • Resident Burnout: A Cross-Sectional Survey Study Among Specialties after Implementation of the 2011 ACGME Duty Hour Restrictions
  • Does Vaginal Packing Influence Patient Outcomes following Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery?  A Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Effects of Preoperative Dexamethasone on Postoperative Quality of Recovery following Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery:  A Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Acupuncture and Female Sexual Dysfunction in Premenopausal Women: A Prospective Cohort Study
  • Impact of Technologic Innovation on Hysterectomy Route and Associated Implications for Resident Education
  • Peri-operative Caregiver Burden in the Geriatric Urogynecologic Population
  • Effects of Physical Therapy on Pelvic Floor Symptoms and Quality of Life in Postpartum Women Following Severe Perineal Trauma:  A Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Establishing Health Status Utilities for Urogynecology
  • Personality Traits and Coping Strategies among Women with Vulvodynia
  • Vaginal Length after Prolapse Repair: A Comparison of Robotic Assisted Sacrocolpopexy and Uterosacral Ligament Suspension
  • Preoperative Management of Antibiotics in Cesarean Sections: A Study in Quality Improvement Involving Physicians in Training
  • Systemic Markers of Collagen Metabolism and Vitamin C in Smokers and Non-Smokers with Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Colpocleisis:  A Prospective, Multi-Center Analysis of Body Image, Satisfaction and Regret
  • Sexual Function and Personality:  A Population Based Analysis
  • Effects of Physical  Therapy on Quality of Life and Function following Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery; a Randomized Trial
  • Bowel preparation and return of bowel function after pelvic organ prolapse surgery
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