Department of OBGYN

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Fellowship Overview:

The fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh is designed as a three year curriculum for individuals who have completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology or urology. The ideal candidate for this fellowship program will be an individual with a strong interest in pursuing a career in academic medicine to include excellence and leadership in education, research, and patient care. The fellowship has been approved by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2002 and most recently by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) effective July 1, 2012.


The curriculum is designed to provide broad training and experience in clinical care and research for women with pelvic floor disorders. Clinical rotations include inpatient and outpatient urogynecology, urology, geriatrics, colorectal surgery, and gastroenterology. Surgical approaches to pelvic floor disorders include abdominal, vaginal, and laparoscopic procedures. Research rotations will include the opportunity to participate in both basic science (laboratory) and clinical research. Clinical experience in obstetrics is available but not required as part of the fellowship.

Meet our Current Fellows:

Mary Ackenbom, M.D.
Charelle Carter, M.D.
Lauren E. Giugale, M.D.
Erin S. Lavelle, M.D.

Application Process:

We participate with ERAS to provide a streamlined application process. Below we have included a description of the fellowship along with the additional materials needed to complete your application. The deadline to receive applications is TBD. You will be notified should you be invited to interview.

If you have any questions regarding our fellowship program or to request additional information, please contact:

Pamela A. Moalli, MD, PhD - Program Director
Associate Professor
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director of Fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
Magee-Womens Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh
Magee-Womens Research Institute
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-641-6052 / Fax: 412-641-3580

Kelli Lazar - Program Coordinator
Magee-Womens Research Institute
204 Craft Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-641-6052 (phone)
412-641-3580 (fax)