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Dr. Stephanie Molden Receives National Research Award
St. Mary physician recognized at national meeting of gynecologic surgeons to participate in a local webchat on female pelvic health.

LANGHORNE, Pa., May 24, 2010 – Stephanie M. Molden, MD, Medical Director of The Female Pelvic Health Center on the St. Mary campus, recently received The President’s Research Award from the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons at the organization’s 2010 national conference held recently in Tucson, AZ.

Dr. Molden was a featured presenter at the 36th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons. At the conference, she presented findings on and was recognized for her research on “Risk Factors Leading to Midurethral Sling Revision – A Multicenter Case-control Study” (that has subsequently been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Urogynecology) and for a second multicenter study on outcomes after sling revision (that has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery). These studies focus on the causes and incidence of voiding dysfunction after a sling surgical procedure used to treat urinary stress incontinence and the outcomes after revision of these slings.

Certified in biostatistics and epidemiology, Dr. Molden specializes in urogynecology, a unique specialty of OB/GYN. She has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment for incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, including minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Molden is the first and only fellowship-trained urogynecologist in Bucks County and performed the first surgery at St. Mary using the new da Vinci Si HD® Surgical System, the latest generation of the high-tech robotic unit.

Dr. Molden is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Urogynecology Society, the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, and the Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology. A published author and experienced presenter, Molden has served as principal investigator for numerous clinical research projects and now serves as an advisor to fellows of urogynecology in their research via the Fellows’ Pelvic Research Network.

Molden will share her expertise concerning female pelvic health issues, such as incontinence, prolapse, and OB/GYN issues, during “Chat It Up,” a live webchat scheduled from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 3. The webchat is the first in a series on women’s health offered by St. Mary Medical Center in partnership with 6ABC. Participants will have an opportunity to ask health-related questions to skilled physicians and experts. To participate, go to www.6abc.com/stmary to register and ask your question during the live chat. Questions also may be submitted in advance on the 6ABC website beginning May 28. For more information about the webchat, please call 215.710.2090.