Kathleen C. Kobashi, MD, FACS

Judith Helmle Shaw and Roy Gordon Shaw, Jr. Centennial Chair, Department of Urology
Professor of Clinical Urology, Academic Institute
Full Clinical Member, Research Institute
Chair, Department of Urology
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Kathleen Kobashi joined Houston Methodist Urology Associates in November 2021 and serves as Department Chair. She was previously the Director of the Pelvic Floor Center and the Residency Program Director at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle; she also founded the clinical fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) in 2003. She is board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and her focus is on urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, and pelvic floor reconstruction for prolapse.


Editorial: What's in a name? A historical perspective on the change of the name of our specialty from Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) to Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery (URPS)
Vasavada, S, Ginsberg, D, Kobashi, K, Quentin Clemens, J & Cameron, A 2024, , Neurourology and Urodynamics, vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 9-10. https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.25361

Updates to Surgical Treatment of Female Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI): AUA/SUFU Guideline (2023)
Kobashi, KC, Vasavada, S, Bloschichak, A, Hermanson, L, Kaczmarek, J, Kim, SK, Kirkby, E & Malik, R 2023, , Journal of Urology, vol. 209, no. 6, pp. 1091-1098. https://doi.org/10.1097/JU.0000000000003435

Kathleen C. Kobashi, MD, MBA, FACS
Kobashi, KC 2023, , Urology Practice, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 217. https://doi.org/10.1097/UPJ.0000000000000395

Management of Urethrovaginal Fistula
Uberoi, P & Kobashi, KC 2023, . in Textbook of Female Urology and Urogynecology: Surgical Perspectives. CRC Press, pp. 1185-1188. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003144243-120

Development of a coordinated registry network for pelvic organ prolapse technologies
Baird, CE, Chughtai, B, Bradley, CS, Kobashi, K, Jung, M, Sedrakyan, A, Andrews, S, Ferriter, A, Cornelison, T & Marinac-Dabic, D 2022, , BMJ Surgery, Interventions, and Health Technologies, vol. 4, e000076. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsit-2020-000076

Urological Education in United States Medical Schools: Where Are We Now and How Can We Do Better?
Kreshover, JE, Vanni, AJ, Sternberg, KM, Bhojani, N & Kobashi, KC 2022, , Urology Practice, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 581-586. https://doi.org/10.1097/UPJ.0000000000000336

Opioid-Limiting Pain Control After Transurethral Resection of the Prostate: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Donahue, RP, Stamm, AW, Daily, AM, Kozlowski, PM, Porter, CR, Govier, FE, Cowan, NG, Lucioni, A, Kuhr, CS, Kobashi, KC, Hanson, NA, Corman, JM & Lee, UJ 2022, , Urology, vol. 166, pp. 202-208. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2022.03.010

The Evolving Story of Mesh Mid Urethral Slings: The Surgeon's Perspective
Lee, W, Uberoi, P, Lucioni, A, Kobashi, KC, Berry, DL & Lee, UJ 2022, , Journal of Urology, vol. 207, no. 2, pp. 407-416. https://doi.org/10.1097/JU.0000000000002203

Listening to Learn: A Qualitative Analysis of Women's Experiences with Mesh Mid-urethral Sling Surgery
Uberoi, P, Lee, W, Lucioni, A, Kobashi, KC, Berry, DL & Lee, UJ 2022, , Urology, vol. 161, pp. 36-41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2021.12.006

Prevalence of Urinary Incontinence among a Nationally Representative Sample of Women, 2005-2016: Findings from the Urologic Diseases in America Project
Lee, UJ, Feinstein, L, Ward, JB, Kirkali, Z, Martinez-Miller, EE, Matlaga, BR & Kobashi, KC 2021, , Journal of Urology, vol. 205, no. 6, pp. 1718-1724. https://doi.org/10.1097/JU.0000000000001634

Virtual grand rounds as a novel means for applicants and programs to connect in the era of COVID-19
Xu, L, Ambinder, D, Kang, J, Faris, S, Scarpato, K, Moy, L, Kobashi, K, Lemack, G & Malik, R 2021, , American Journal of Surgery, vol. 221, no. 5, pp. 956-961. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2020.08.044

Female Pelvic Medicine: Challenging Cases with Expert Commentary
Kobashi, KC & Wexner, SD 2021, . Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-54839-1

Kobashi, KC & Wexner, SD 2021, . in Female Pelvic Medicine: Challenging Cases with Expert Commentary. Springer International Publishing, pp. ix-x.

National Trends in Neuromodulation for Urinary Incontinence Among Insured Adult Women and Men, 2004-2013: The Urologic Diseases in America Project
The Urologic Diseases in America Project 2021, , Urology, vol. 150, pp. 86-91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2020.11.043

“Beyond the Bump” – Insight Into the Postpartum Women's Experience of Pelvic Organ Prolapse as Expressed on Reddit
Du, C, Lee, W, Amin, KA, Lucioni, A, Kobashi, KC & Lee, UJ 2021, , Urology, vol. 150, pp. 99-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2020.08.026

Women Leaders in Academic Urology: The Views of Department Chairs
Huen, KH, Lee, CT, Skinner, EC, Terris, MK, Kobashi, KC, Bennett, CJ & Bergman, J 2021, , Urology, vol. 150, pp. 81-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2020.08.081

Media coverage of the 2019 United States Food and Drug Administration ordered withdrawal of vaginal mesh products for pelvic organ prolapse
Shoureshi, PS, Lee, W, Kobashi, KC & Sajadi, KP 2021, , International Urogynecology Journal, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 375-379. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-020-04401-6

Listening to Women: A Qualitative Analysis of Experiences after Complications from Mesh Mid-urethral Sling Surgery
Uberoi, P, Lee, W, Lucioni, A, Kobashi, KC, Berry, DL & Lee, UJ 2021, , Urology, vol. 148, pp. 106-112. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2020.11.006

Vasavada, SP, Ginsberg, DA, Clemens, JQ, Kobashi, KC & Dmochowski, RR 2021, , Neurourology and Urodynamics, vol. 40 Suppl 1, no. S1, pp. S5. https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.24639

Pre-operative COVID-19 screening: a model to provide non-discretionary care for urologic patients
Ferenczi, BA, Cheng, RR, Daily, A, Kuhr, C, Kobashi, K & Corman, JM 2021, , International Braz J Urol, vol. 47, no. 3, pp. 631-636. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2020.0516