Department of OBGYN

Jocelyn Fitzgerald, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Division of Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

Dr. Fitzgerald was born at Magee-Womens Hospital and is a life-long Pittsburgher. She attended the Penn State University Schreyer Honors College and earned dual degrees in Biology/Neurobiology and Women’s Studies/Women’s Health. She attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and graduated from the PSTP program in 2013. She completed her Gynecology and Obstetrics residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and her fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Georgetown University/MedStar Health.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Representative Publications

  • Brown, T, Davidson, E, Fitzgerald JJ. Editorial: Our professional responsibility and social media: a call to action in FPMRS. Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Accepted September 2020, Ahead of Print.
  • Fitzgerald, JJ and Richter, LA. The Role of MRI in the diagnosis of Pelvic Floor Disorders. Current Urology Reports. Accepted January 2020, ahead of print.
  • Fitzgerald, JJ, Davitt, J, Scott, F, Robinson, JK. Case report: Critically high carboxyhemoglobin level following extensive hysteroscopic myomectomy. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, September 2019. 
  • Fitzgerald JJ and Iglesia, C. Treatment Options for Women with Urinary Incontinence. New England Journal of Medicine Journal Watch, January 2019.
  • Fitzgerald, JJ, Blomquist J, Pierce, C, Nugent, J, Handa, VL. Care-seeking for stress incontinence and overactive bladder among parous women in the first two decades after delivery. Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. July-August 2016, 22(4):199-204.
  • Hallock, J, Fitzgerald JJ, Chen, CCG. Update on Robotic versus Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy: Outcomes and Costs. Current Obstetrics and Gynecology Reports. Dec 2014, Vol. 3, Issue 4: 252-264.
  • Fitzgerald JJ, Koronowski, KB, Ustinova E, DeGroat, WC, Pezzone MA. Evidence for the role of mast cells in colon-bladder cross organ sensitization. Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical. January 2013. Volume 173, pp. 6-13.
  • Fitzgerald JJ, Pezzone, MA. The Role of Bowel Pathophysiology in Voiding Dysfunction. Current Bladder Function Reports, December 2009. Volume 4, Number 4, pp. 234-239.
  • ​Woodburn K, Cardenas-Trowers O, Fitzgerald JJ. Mix and Mesh: An electronic database of FPMRS Mesh Products through 2020. Urogynecology. June 2022. PMID: 35234182
  • ​Dzienny A, Toal C, Fitzgerald JJ, Carter-Brooks, C. Who’s posting what? A qualitative, cross-sectional study comparing Twitter and Instagram patterns between healthcare professionals and patients. Urogynecology. June 2022. PMID: 35703277
  • Nguemeni Tiako M, Chaitoff A, Fitzgerald JJ. Comments on Surgeon-Patient Sex Disocrdance and Postoperative Outcomes. JAMA Surgery March 2022. PMID: 95319745
  • Oliver E, Fitzgerald JJ. Comments on Study about US Female Surgeons. JAMA Surgery December 2022. PMID: 34964817
  • Fitzgerald JJ, Sokol ER, Rardin CR, Cundiff GW, Paraiso MF, Chou, J. Gutman RE, Long Term Outcomes After Vaginal and Laparoscopic Mesh Hysteropexy for Uterovaginal Prolapse: A Parallel Cohort Study (eVAULT). Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery April 2022. PMID: 35536663
  • Fitzgerald JJ, Soriano A, Panza J, Hoke TP, Desai SP, Artsen A, Andiman SE, Antosh DD, Gutman RE. Success of Concomitant vs. Interval Slings for prevention and treatment of bothersome de novo SUI. Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. April 2022. PMID 35443255
  • Polland A, Furuya R, Duong V, Fitzgerald JJ, Wang H, Iwamoto A, Bradley SE, Iglesia, CB. Description of vaginal laxity and prolapse and correlation with sexual function (DeVeLoPS). Sexual Medicine Open Access. October 2021. PMID: 39629323
  • Fitzgerald JJ, Richter HE, Sung V, Dunivan G, Mete M, Gutman RE. Development of a Simplified Patient-Centered Pelvic Floor Surgery Complication Scale. Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. September 2021. PMID: 34608085
  • Davenport, A, Hoang E, Fitzgerald JJ, Park AJ, Iglesia, CB. UTOPia: Urogynecology Tag Ontology Project. Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. September 2021. PMID: 33886513
  • ​Carey, E, Fader, A, Fitzgerald, JJ, Hammons, L, Nensi, A, Park, A, Ricci, S, Rosenfield, R, Scheib, S, Weston, E, Stone R. Enhanced Recovery and Surgical Optimization Protocol for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery : An AAGL White Paper. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. February 2021.  PMID: 32827721

Clinical/Research Interest Summary

Chronic pelvic and bladder pain, patient-centered outcomes in pelvic reconstructive surgery, surgical innovation in pelvic reconstructive surgery, equity in medicine, the role of social media in medicine