Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

We manage both common and complex problems associated with dysfunction of the pelvic floor and bladder.

Education and Training

As a third-year resident, you will rotate on the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) service. You will be trained to evaluate patients via history, physical exam and diagnostic testing. You also will treat patients, medically and surgically, for common urogynecologic conditions.

During your FPMRS rotation, you will be supervised by our experienced pelvic surgeons and also will spend time in the Gross Anatomy Lab performing pelvic dissections. 

Training is also conducted through online educational modules and didactic teaching sessions, including journal club. You will participate in up to 12 didactic lectures during the year, which are supervised by our division’s faculty.

Our division is active in providing career and research mentoring to residents and medical students.


Our robust research features a combination of sponsored, investigator-initiated and unfunded research projects.

We collaborate with the departments of Urology, Surgery, Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Physiology and Biophysics.

Residents, medical students, graduate students and undergraduate students assist and participate in our research projects.  


Ablove, Tova
Tova Ablove, MD
Clinical Associate Professor