The Female Pelvic Health Center
760 Newtown-Yardley Road, Suite 115
Newtown, PA 18940
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Stephanie M. Molden, MD - Curriculum Vitae

Quick Links ~ Education - Academic Appointments - Professional Experience - Board Examinations - Awards & Honors - Leadership Roles - Committee Membership - Professional Societies - Lectures/Presentations - Publications - Abstracts - Current Research

EDUCATION

Certificate in Biostatistics & Epidemiology - Drexel University, June 2009

Fellowship in Female Pelvic Health Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology)St. Luke’s Health Network & Institute for Female Pelvic Medicine, Allentown & Bethlehem, PA (2006-2009)

Internship & ResidencyAbington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA (2002-2006)

MD - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (1998-2002)

B.S. - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (1994-1998)

Major - Biochemistry
Minor - Spanish

University of Valencia, Spain

UVA Study Abroad Program – Spanish instruction only
Fall semester, 1996

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ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Clinical Instructor
St. Luke’s Health Network
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Bethlehem, PA
July 1, 2006 – June 24, 2009

Assistant Director of St. Luke’s Center for Pelvic Health
701 Ostrum Street, Suite 108
Bethlehem, PA
July 1, 2008 - June 24, 2009

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Medical Director/President
The Female Pelvic Health Center & Surgicare Associates Ambulatory Surgery Center
760 Langhorne-Newtown Rd., Suite 115
Newtown, PA 18940
July 2009 - present

Fellow Physician
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology: Division of Urogynecology
St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network & The Institute for Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Allentown/Bethlehem, PA 18104
July 2006 - June 2009

Administrative Chief Resident
Abington Memorial Hospital - Resident in Ob/Gyn (2002-2006)
1200 Old York Rd.
Abington, PA 19001

Medical Science Research Associate
Department of Hematology
University of Pennsylvania (Summer 1999)

Medical Science Research Associate
Department of Cell Biology
University of Virginia (Summer 1996)

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BOARD EXAMINATION

  • FPMRS Subspecialty Board Examination: Passed on 1st attempt June, 2013
  • ACOG Oral Board Examination: Passed on 1st attempt December, 2011
  • ACOG Written Board Examination: Passed on 1st attempt June, 2006

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AWARDS and HONORS

  • Physician Recognition Award from St. Mary Medical Center, 2014
  • National Association Professional Women 2011-2012
  • Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare 2011-2013
  • Cambridge Who's Who Executives 2009, 2011-2013
  • Philadelphia Area Reproductive Endocrine Society (PARES) 2nd place research award, 2005
  • Administrative Chief Resident (selected by Chairman), 2005-2006
  • Eleanor Widener Dixon research award - honorable mention, 2004
  • American Society for Hematology Research Scholarship, 1999
  • Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship, 2001 & 2002
  • Norfolk Foundation Scholarship, 2001
  • DAR Good Citizenship award, 1994
  • Lion's Club award 1994
  • Dean's List 1994, 1996, 1997

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LEADERSHIP ROLES

Research Faculty Advisor
Fellows Pelvic Research Network (FPRN), Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (2009-present)

Medical Director/Chairperson
St. Mary Hospital Robotic Surgery Program (2011-2013)

Ad Hoc Journal Research Reviewer
The Journal of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (2011-present)

Principal Investigator for Fellows Pelvic Research Network
Society for Gynecologic Surgeons (2008-2009)

Administrative Chief Resident - Ob/Gyn
Abington Memorial Hospital (Academic Year 2005-2006)

ACOG Junior Fellows Chairperson
Pennsylvania Section (2004-2005)
ACOG junior fellow representative lobby on Congress 2005

ACOG Junior Fellows Vice-Chairperson
Pennsylvania Section (2003-2004)

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COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

Robotic Surgery Committee Chairperson
St Mary Medical Center (2011-2013)

Fellows' Pelvic Research Network (FPRN) - Faculty Advisor
Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (2009-present)

Pelvic Trauma Taskforce
St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network (2008-2009)

Peer Investigational and Performance Review Committee (PIPR)
Abington Memorial Hospital, Dept of Ob/Gyn (2005-2006)

Failure Mode and Effect Analysis Committee (FMEA)
Abington Memorial Hospital, Dept of Ob/Gyn (2005-2006)

Medical School Electives Committee Student Representative
University of Virginia (2001)

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MEDICAL LICENSURE

  • Pennsylvania – 2004 - present
  • New Jersey – 2009 - present

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PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) - 2002-present
  • Society for Gynecologic Surgeons - 2012 (SGS – elected member)
  • American Urogynecology Society (AUGS) - 2006-present
  • Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology (SUFU) 2007- present
  • International Urogynecology Association (IUGA) - 2006-present
  • American Medical Association (AMA) – 2009-2012
  • National Association for Professional Women (NAPW) 2011-2012

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LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

Quality of Life, Sexual Health, and Anatomic Outcomes One Year after Transvaginal Mesh Reconstruction

  • Oral presentation, AUGS Scientific Meeting 2009
    Hollywood, FL

Validated Measurements of Quality of Life and Sexual Function One Year After Transvaginal Mesh Reconstruction

  • Oral poster presentation, IUGA Scientific Meeting 2009
    Lake Como, Italy

TVT Secur: One Year Outcomes

  • Poster presentation, IUGA Scientific Meeting 2009
    Lake Como, Italy

Quality of Life Outcomes after Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery with Mesh

  • Oral presentation, SUFU Scientific Meeting 2009
    Las Vegas, NV

"TVT Secur Surgical Technique and Learning Tips and Tricks", (video presentation)

  • Video presentation, IUGA Scientific Meeting 2008
    Taipei, Taiwan

"Surgical Revision of Midurethral Slings: Early versus Late Revision in Patients with Voiding Dysfunction"

  • Oral Presentation, SGS Scientific Meeting 2008
    Savannah, GA

"Short Term Assessment of Patients Undergoing the New Tension Free Vaginal Tape Secur Procedure for Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence"

  • Oral Poster Presentation, IUGA Scientific Meeting 2007
    Cancun, Mexico

"Multicenter Short Term Assessment of Patients Undergoing the New Tension Free Vaginal Tape Secur Procedure for Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence"

  • Poster Presentation, AUGS Scientific Meeting 2007
    Palm Springs, CA

Resident Lecture Series (2006-2008):

  • "Basic Evaluation of the Urogynecology Patient"
  • "Pelvic Anatomy I & II"
  • "Prolapse and the POPQ Exam"
  • "Basics of Urodynamics"
  • "Surgical Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence"
  • "Surgical Pitfalls & Complications"
  • "TVT-Secur: The New Frontier"
  • "Vaginal Masses, Lumps, & Bumps"
  • "Urinary Tract Infections"
  • "Interstitial Cystitis"
  • "Fecal Incontinence"
  • "Pessaries"
  • "Laparoscopic tips" & lab

"Seasonality of spontaneous and IVF pregnancy, and temperature and humidity effect on IVF"

  • Poster Presentation, ASRM October 2004
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Annual Research Day Presentation
    Abington Memorial Hospital, May 2006

"Chlamydia Antibody Testing and Tubal Factor Infertility"

  • Department of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, UNC Chapel Hill
    May 2005

"Ovarian Hyperthecosis" case presentation and discussion

  • Annual Abington Memorial Hospital Education Day
    September 2004

"Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia"

  • Perinatal & Neonatal Conference, Abington Memorial Hospital
    October 2003

"Timing of Neonatal Injury/Asphyxia"

  • Perinatal & Neonatal Conference, Abington Memorial Hospital
    January 2004

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PUBLICATIONS

Ehsani N ... Molden SM.  Risk Factors for Synthetic Mesh Extrusion Following Abdominal Sacral Colpopexy and Vaginal Mesh Procedures. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2012 Nov-Dec;18(6):357-61

Harvie H, Molden S, et al. IRB Variability in Multicenter Urogynecology Studies.  Female Pelvic Med & Reconstr Surg. 2012 Mar-Apr;18(2):89-92.

Molden SM. Addressing the silent suffering.  Ostomy Wound Manag. 2011 Dec;57(12):2.

Molden S, Patterson D, Tarr M, Sanses T, Bracken J, Nguyen A, Harvie HS, White A, Hammil SA, Murphy M, Rogers RG.  Risk factors leading to midurethral sling revision: a multicenter case-control study.  Int Urogynecol J. 2010 Jun 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Molden S, Bracken J, Nguyen A, Harvie HS, Whit A, Hammil SL, Patterson D, Tarr M, Sanses T,  Murphy M, Rogers RG.  A Retrospective Multicenter Study on Outcomes after Midurethral Polypropylene Sling (MUS) Revision for Voiding Dysfunction.  J Female Pelvic Med & Reconstr Surg. 2010 Mar/April 16(2).

Sanses T, Shahryarinejad A, Molden S, et al.  Anatomic Outcomes of Vaginal Mesh Procedure Compared to Uterosacral Ligament Suspension and Abdominal Sacrocolpopexy for Pelvic Organ Prolapse. Am J Obstet Gynecol Aug 2009 (epub ahead of print).

van Raalte H, Lucente VR, Molden S, Haff R, Murphy M.  One-year Anatomic and Quality of Life Outcomes Following the Prolift Procedure for Treatment of Posthysterectomy Prolapse. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Dec;199(6):694.

Murphy M, Sternschuss G, Haff R, van Raalte H, Saltz S, Lucente VR.  Quality of life and surgical satisfaction following vaginal reconstructive versus obliterative surgery for the treatment of advanced pelvic organ prolapse. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 May;198(5):573.

Murphy M, Shrestha R, Haff R, van Raalte H, Molden S, Lucente V.  Vaginal Hysterectomy at the Time of Transvaginal Mesh Placement in the Treatment of Utero-vaginal Prolapse.  International Urogynecology Journal.

Molden S, Lucente VR.  "New Minimally Invasive Slings: TVT-Secur” Current Urology Reports. 2008 Sep;9(5):358-61

Lucente V, Molden S, S. Barker, M. Karram.  “Current Debate:   Transvaginal Placement of Synthetic Grafts for the Repair of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (Pro)“ Current Urology Reports 2008.

Molden, S, Lucente, V, et al, Suburethral Sling Procedures, Glob. libr. women's med.,(ISSN: 1756-2228) 2008; DOI 10.3843/GLOWM.10068.

Saltz S. Amenorrhea. Chapter in:  Obstetrics and Gynecology: Pearls of Wisdom. 2005.

Saltz S.  Endometriosis and Adenomyosis. Chapter in:  Obstetrics and Gynecology: Pearls of Wisdom. 2005.

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ABSTRACTS

Ehsani N, Molden S, et al.  Risk Factors for Synthetic Mesh Extrusion Following Abdominal Sacral Colpopexy and Vaginal Mesh Procedures.  (to be presented as FPRN study at SGS 4/2012; publication pending).

Molden S, Lucente V, Haff R, van Raalte H, Murphy M. Quality of Life, Sexual Health, and Anatomic Outcomes One Year after Transvaginal Mesh Reconstruction.

Rhee S, Lucente V, van Raalte H, Molden S, Murphy M.  Long-Term Quality of life and Anatomic Outcomes with Total Vaginal Mesh Reconstruction for the Post-hysterectomy Patients.  American Urogynecology Society.  Hollywood, FL 2009.

Molden S, Lucente V, van Raalte H, Haff R, Murphy M.   Validated Measurements of QOL and Sexual Function in Women One Year After Transvaginal Mesh Reconstruction.  International Urogynecology Association.  Lake Como, Italy.  June 2009.

Molden S, van Raalte H, Haff R, Lucente V.  TVT Secur:  One Year Outcomes.  International Urogynecology Association.  Lake Como, Italy.  June 2009.

Lucente V, van Raalte H, Haff R, Molden S, Ehsani N, Murphy M.   Validation of a New Post-Surgical Quality of Life Tool:  The Surgical Satisfaction Questionnaire (SS-8).  International Urogynecology Association.  Lake Como, Italy.  June 2009.

Ehsani N, Murphy M, van Raalte H, Molden S, Haff R, Lucente, V.  Four Month and One Year Results of Transvaginal Mesh Placement (Prolift) in the Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse.  International Urogynecology Association.  Lake Como, Italy.  June 2009.

Molden S, Lucente V, van Raalte H, Lipetskaia L, Haff R, Murphy M.   Validated Measurements of QOL and Sexual Function in Women Undergoing Transvaginal Mesh Reconstruction.  Society for Urodynamics & Female Urology.  Las Vegas, NV.  Feb 2009.

Lucente V, Haff R, Molden S. "TVT Secur Surgical Technique and Learning Tips and Tricks", (video).  International Urogynecology Association Scientific Meeting.  Taipei, Taiwan.  Sept 2008.

van Raalte H, Murphy M, Molden S, Rogerson E, Haff R, Lucente V.  Anatomic and Functional Outcomes of a New Rectocele Repair Technique Incorporating the Transvaginal Plication of the Rectal Muscularis Layer.  International Urogynecology Association Scientific Meeting.  Taipai, Taiwan, Sept 2008.

Molden SM, Lucente VR, van Raalte H, Lipetskaia L, Haff R, Murphy M.  Surgical Revision of Midurethral Slings: Early versus Late Revision in Patients with Voiding Dysfunction.  Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons.  Savannah, GA, April 2008.

Saltz S, Haff R, Lucente VR.  Short Term Assessment of Patients Undergoing the New Tension Free Vaginal Tape Secur Procedure for Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence.  International Urogynecologic Association in Cancun, Mexico, June 2007.  

Saltz S, Miklos J, Moore R, Haff R, Lucente VR.  Multicenter Short Term Assessment of Patients Undergoing the New Tension Free Vaginal Tape Secur Procedure for Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence.  Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urogynecologic Society in Hollywood, FL, September 2007.

Murphy M, Sternschuss G, Haff R, van Raalte H, Saltz S, Lucente VR.   Quality of Life and Surgical Satisfaction following Vaginal Reconstructive versus Obliterative Surgery for the Treatment of Advanced Pelvic Organ Prolapse.  Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urogynecologic Society in Hollywood, FL September 2007 and International Continence Society in Rotterdam, Netherlands, August 2007.

Saltz S, Schinfeld J, Somkuti S, Barmat L. Seasonality of spontaneous pregnancy and IVF, and the effect of temperature and humidity on IVF.  Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; October 2004

Saltz S, Schinfeld J, Somkuti S, Barmat L. Reduction in IVF multiple gestations from 1999 to 2004 in response to ASRM recommendations on number of embryos transferred. 

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CURRENT RESEARCH

  • A Prospective, Safety and Efficacy Cohort Study of Elevate® Anterior and Apical Prolapse Repair System Compared to Native Tissue Repair for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair Protocol #: PR1205  (multicenter 522 study)
  • A Prospective, Safety and Efficacy Cohort Study of Elevate® Apical and Posterior Repair System Compared to Native Tissue Repair for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair Protocol #: PR1206  (multicenter 522 Study)
  • CAPTURE Registry: Collection of Long Term Patient Outcomes Data Following Implantation of AMS Surgical Devices – Miniarc Pro
    Protocol#: PR1102  (multicenter study)

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