Department of Ob-Gyn leadership, awards, research and more at 2024 SGS Annual Meeting

Members of the UW Department of Ob-Gyn Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery had an exciting array of leadership roles, research, and presentations at the 2024 Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS) Annual Meeting! The meeting was held March 24-27, 2024 in Orlando, Florida.  

Professor Dobie Giles, MD, MBA, received the SGS Distinguished Service Award. The SGS Distinguished Serve Award is presented annually to an SGS member in good standing who has provided important contributions to the Society. The selection is made by the Board of Directors and is based on scientific leadership, organizational or society service, and contributions to SGS, gynecologic surgery and/or surgical patient care.  

Assistant Professor Jon Pennycuff, MD, MSPH, moderated the SGS Fellows/Young Attending Course "Keys to a Successful Surgical Career." Pennycuff gave the presentation “I’m Here, Now What? How to Market and Grow Your Surgical Practice” during the course. 

Assistant Professor Caroline Cox, MD, provided the Pelvic Anatomy Group (PAG) Digital Library Update. Cox was recently selected to lead the PAG Digital Library Group.  

Associate Professor Christine Heisler, MD, MS, gave the oral presentation Workplace Microaggressions: Results of a Survey of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Members.”  


Validation of ICIQ-LUTS Questionnaire in the Transmasculine Population. Kreines F, Cox CHarvie H, Arya L, Andy U.  

Risk Factors for Postpartum Urinary Retention: A Case-Control Study.Warner KJ, Avery GMBattula S, Esparza A, Pinto A, Heisler CA.  

Perioperative Care Pathway for Vulvar Reconstruction: A Case Series. Stewart K, Seibert G, Heisler CA.  

The Economic Impact of Unused Suture at a Community Hospital. Pennycuff JF, Zinter A, Barman S, Price T, Gill T, Heisler CA.  

Correlation of CT Derived Biomarkers of Presacral Adiposity with Body Mass Index. Pennycuff JF,Jaber D, Toia G, Pickhardt P.  

Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Transmasculine Individuals: Prevalence and Association with Anxiety and Depression. Kreines F, Cox CHarvie H, Arya L, Andy U. 

Congratulations to all who attended, received awards, presented research, and more!