Tova S. Ablove MD

Tova Ablove

Tova S. Ablove
MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Obstetrics and Gynecology; Urogynecology

Contact Information
Conventus
1001 Main Street, 5th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0715
Fax: (716) 323-0594
tablove@buffalo.edu


Patient Care

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Professional Summary:

As a Urogynecologist, my clinical practice focuses on the comprehensive care of women with pelvic floor disorders. This includes incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse such as cystoceles and rectoceles, some types of fecal incontinence, painful bladder syndrome and aging of the pelvic floor. I also have an interest in geriatric gynecology and menopause and the multiple medical comorbidities that may occur as a result of aging.

My goal is to provide the highest standard of treatment in a caring and comfortable setting, where my patients’ concerns will be heard and their treatment plan will be tailored to fit their needs. I want my patients to feel invested in, and involved with the care I give them.

I enjoy the teaching and research components of my faculty role, which include mentoring medical students and residents and conducting clinical, translational and basic research. I have a strong interest in collaborating with other subspecialties and disciplines.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Female Pelvic Medicine and Pelvic Surgery, Albany Medical Center/ Northeast Urogynecology (2003)
  • Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Albany Medical Center (2000)
  • MD, Medical School, Universtiy of New York at Buffalo (1996)
  • BS, Physics, Buffalo State College, Cum Laude (1991)

Employment:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor - Volunteer, Medicine, Division of Behavioral Medicine, University at Buffalo (2022-present)
  • Residency Program Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University at Buffalo (2018-present)
  • Division Head of FPMRS, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University at Buffalo (2013-present)
  • Residency Director, University at Buffalo (2018-present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2015-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2013–2015)
  • Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Wisconsin (2003–2013)

Awards and Honors:

  • Resident Teaching Award (2018)

Research Expertise:

  • aging: am interested in collaborating with others in the area of aging and how it relates to health in women
  • pelvic anatomy and pelvic floor dysfunction: have done prior research in this area. particularly interested in how problems of the pelvic floor lead to prolapse
  • pelvic pain: interested in developing new treatments for pelvic pain and better understanding painful bladder syndrome
  • recurrent urinary tract infections: interest in alternative non antibiotic therapies to treat and prevent urinary tract infections
  • simulation training: interested in developing and promoting new was to train residents on technical milestones
  • urinary incontinence: interested in voiding disfunction and have published multiple articles on post void dribbling

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • September 2021–July 2026
    A brief, transdiagnostic cognitive behavioral treatment for urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome (UCPPS): Process, predictions, outcomes
    NIH NIDDK
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $3,288,753
  • June 2018–June 2019
    Office Based Gynecologic Procedure Access Program (OBGA program)
    Garmen Family Foundation Competitive grant
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $15,000
  • April 2014–April 2015
    the Innovative Micro-Programs Accelerating Collaboration in Themes (IMPACT)titled: "Does the Orientation of the Spine & Sacrum protect the Pelvic Floor"
    University at Buffalo - IMPACT GRANT
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $35,000
  • January 2012–December 2014
    IIT000232 VESI-10G03
    Astellas Pharma
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $283,000
  • January 2011–January 2012
    University of Wisconsin - Intramural grant
    University of Wisconsin
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $35,000
  • September 2003–June 2005
    University of Wisconsin - Intramural grant
    University of Wisconsin
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $12,000

Journal Articles:

Abstracts:

  • Cipparone C, Marasco A, Ablove T. (2020) Sacral Structure as a Risk Factor for Pelvic Organ Prolapse. American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS). Vancouver, Washington (Oct) Oral
  • Marasco A, Doyle S, Mendel F, Ablove T. (2020) Female Pelvic Floor Mechanics: Analysis of Pressure Data and Imaging. Scottsdale, Arizona (Feb) Oral
  • Slagus J, Ablove T. (2018) Neck circumference as a predictor of urinary incontinence in a bariatric population. ICS. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Aug) Poster
  • Ablove T, Marasco A, Doyle S, Mendel F. (2018) Female Pelvic Floor Mechanics: Analysis of Pressure Data and Imaging. SUFU- Society for Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine, and Urogenital Reconstruction. Ausitn, Texas (Jun) Oral
  • Johnson S, Ablove T, Danforth T, Tomaszewski J, Doyle S. (2017) Parameter Optimization for Serial Slice Registration in the Presence of Noise: Generating Accurate 3D Models of Microvessels in the Trigone Region. BMES 2017 Annual Meeting. Phonex, Arizona (Oct) Oral
  • Ablove T, Danforth T, Gudleski G, Firth R, Lackner J. (2017) The Nature and Severity of Mental Comorbidities in Patients with interstitial cystitis and irritable bowel syndrome: results from an NIH trial. SUFU. Scottsdale, Arizona (Mar) Oral
  • Ablove TS, Bell L, Hong L, et al. (2017) The effect of Solifenacin on post void dribbling in women: results of a Randomized controlled trial. SUFU. Scottsdale, Arizona (Mar) Oral
  • Salunke S, Ablove T, Danforth T, Doyle S. (2017) Quantification and Reconstruction of 3D Microvessel Architecture between the Vagina and Bladder (conference top 10 basic science abstract). SUFU. Scottsdale, Arizona (Mar) Oral
  • Tokarz E, Ablove T, Ablove RH. (2016) The incidence of wrist pain and Dequervain's syndrome in post-partum caregivers. American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual meeting. Chicago, Illinois (Sep) Poster
  • Salunke S, Ablove T, Danforth T, Doyle S. (2016) Quantification and Reconstruction of 3D Microvessel Architecture between the Vagina and Bladder. Women’s Stem Cooperative Annual Summit. Buffalo, New York (Apr) Poster
  • Costa J, Ablove TS, Mendel F, et al. (2014) Does the Orientation of the Spine and Sacrum Protect the Pelvic Floor?. Advanced Design and Manufacturing Impact Forum. Buffalo, New York (Aug) Poster
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Professional Memberships:

  • American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS)
  • American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM)
  • International Academy of Pelvic Surgeons
  • International Urogynecologic Association (IUGA)
  • International Continence Society (ICS)
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG)
  • Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO)
  • Member of Society for Female Urology and Urodynamics (SUFU)
  • Buffalo Gynecologic and Obstetric Society

Presentations:

  • "Update: Incontinence Therapy" ub obgyn grand rounds (2022)
  • "painful bladder syndrome" obgyn grand rounds (2017)
  • "Geriatric Gynecology" UB Family Medicine Grand Rounds (2016)
  • "Quantification and Reconstruction of 3D Microvessel Architecture between the Vagina and Bladder." Women’s Stem Cooperative Annual Summit (2016)
  • "chronic pelvic pain" obgyn grand rounds (2016)
  • "pelvic floor disorders" internal medicine grand rounds (2016)
  • "urinary incontinence" YMCA Community talk (2016)
  • "Urinary incontinence, an Update" UBMD Family Medicine Grand Rounds (2015)
  • "The gRavity of Gravity: Disorders of the Pelvic Floor" Primary Care CME update (2015)
  • "Geriatric Gynecology" Medical College of Wisconsin (2014)
  • "Painful Bladder Syndrome" UB Alumni Woman's Health Event (2014)
  • "Problems of the Pelvis" UB mini Medical Conference (2014)
  • "What is the Matter with Mesh?" obgyn grand rounds (2014)
  • "Overactive Bladder diagnosis and treatment" obgyn grand rounds (2014)
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Service Activities:

  • department education committee; member (2022)
  • UBMD UBA – Compliance Committee; member (2022–present)
  • UB GME – Physician Reviewer; Physician Reviewer (2022–present)
  • JSMBS Community Response Committee; member (2022–present)
  • residency steering committee; organizer (2022–present)
  • Member of the Department Website Workgroup (2021–present)
  • ; ACOG Countdown to CREOG question writer (2021)
  • ACOG Countdown to CREOG question writer; question writer (2021–present)
  • ACOG scientific meeting 2021; abstract reviewer (2021)
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Promotions to Clinical Ranks; member (2020–2023)
  • Abstract Reviewer ACOG Annual Scientific Meeting 2021; Abstract Reviewer (2020–2021)
  • Abstract Reviewer ACOG Annual Scientific Meeting 2021 (2020–present)
  • UBMD UBA – Governing; alternate (2020–present)
  • Medical Student Research Forum; judge (2016)
  • assisted in the development of a medical student summer research curriculum (2014–2016)
  • Medical Student Research Forum; judge (2014)
  • ACOG District 2 legislative committee; member of committee (2013–2018)
  • member of faculty council (2013–2015)
  • provide care to patients - 4 half days per week in ubmd clinic; provider

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Contact Information

Conventus
1001 Main Street, 5th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0715
Fax: (716) 323-0594
tablove@buffalo.edu

This faculty member is affiliated with UBMD, practicing physicians who are also professors in the Jacobs School.

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