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Dr. Cheryl Iglesia on the BackTable OBGYN Podcast

Dr. Cheryl Iglesia


Dr. Cheryl Iglesia is the Director of the Section of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

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Ep 14 Cosmetic Gynecology with Dr. Cheryl Iglesia
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About Dr. Cheryl Iglesia

Dr. Cheryl Iglesia, MD, FACOG, a board-certified gynecologist and obstetrician, is an urogynecology & reconstructive pelvic surgery specialist in Washington, DC and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. She is Section Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, an Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Urology at Georgetown University, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health and Sciences in Bethesda, MD.

Dr. Iglesia earned her medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, and completed a surgical internship and residency at the University of Florida Health and Sciences Center in Jacksonville, FL. She completed a fellowship in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at the Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago, IL, followed by a mini-fellowship in pelvic floor clinical neurophysiology at Methodist Hospital and Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Iglesia is affiliated with medical facilities MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

A recognized expert in the field of urogynecology, Dr. Iglesia has published scholarly articles in the Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Obstetrics and Gynecology, and has authored medical book chapters on the subject of urogynecologic urgencies and emergencies. She is a frequent invited lecturer at medical conferences and is often called upon by media sources as an expert medical commentator on gynecological health topics.

Dr. Iglesia is actively involved in clinical research on the natural history of pelvic floor disorders and surgical therapy for pelvic organ prolapse. Her research interests include vaginal mesh for prolapsed repair, pelvic floor disorders, surgical management of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence, biomaterials and pelvic reconstructive surgery, and neuromodulation in the treatment of refractory urge incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction. She was the first surgeon in Washington, DC to perform a total vaginal mesh procedure and she participated in the first civilian laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy with mesh performed in DC.

In addition, Dr. Iglesia is developing the curriculum for a MedStar fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, which will be one of only 24 board-approved programs in the country. She is an active member of and leader for several medical associations, and is the recipient of many honors and awards: The Best Doctors in America 2005 - 2006, the CREOG National Faculty Award for Excellence in Residence Education, and the Jelks Award for Education, Diligence, Compassion and Innovation in Patient Care.

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Podcasts Featuring Dr. Cheryl Iglesia

Episode #14


In this episode, Dr. Mark Hoffman invites Dr. Cheryl Iglesia to shed light on the topic of cosmetic gynecology.

Articles Featuring Dr. Cheryl Iglesia

Cosmetic Gynecology: Balancing Societal Pressures & Patient Goals

Cosmetic Gynecology is a complex field where surgical procedures are used as a functional and aesthetic tool. Physicians must balance inordinate social pressures while respecting patient autonomy.

Cosmetic Gynecology Surgery: Considerations for OBGYNs and Cosmetic Surgeons

Cosmetic Gynecology is carefully defined as a procedure undergone with informed consent to alter the aesthetics of the genitalia. Learn about the considerations for OBGYNS and cosmetic surgeons.

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