Kathleen C. Kobashi, MD, FACS, FPMRS

Chair, Department of Urology
Houston Methodist


Biography

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.

Publications

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, , The 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

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

Editorial
Vasavada, SP, Ginsberg, DA, Clemens, JQ, Kobashi, KC & Dmochowski, RR 2021, , Neurourology and Urodynamics, vol. 40, 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

Underrepresentation of Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Research Informing the American Urological Association/Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction Stress Urinary Incontinence Guideline
Gonzalez, G, Dallas, K, Arora, A, Kobashi, KC & Anger, JT 2022, , Urology, vol. 163, pp. 16-21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2021.08.038

Microhematuria: AUA/SUFU Guideline
Barocas, DA, Boorjian, SA, Alvarez, RD, Downs, TM, Gross, CP, Hamilton, BD, Kobashi, KC, Lipman, RR, Lotan, Y, Ng, CK, Nielsen, ME, Peterson, AC, Raman, JD, Smith-Bindman, R & Souter, LH 2020, , The Journal of urology, vol. 204, no. 4, pp. 778-786. https://doi.org/10.1097/JU.0000000000001297

Vaginal Mesh Survivorship
Uberoi, P, Lee, W, Lucioni, A, Kobashi, KC & Lee, UJ 2020, , Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 93-99. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11884-020-00581-5

A Rapid Method to Preoperatively Assess Frailty for Older Patients with Pelvic Floor Conditions
Amin, KA, Lee, W, Moskowitz, D, Kobashi, KC, Lucioni, A, Reed, MJ, Nash, M & Lee, UJ 2020, , The Journal of urology, vol. 203, no. 6, pp. 1172-1177. https://doi.org/10.1097/JU.0000000000000739

Single Institutional Experience with Single Stage Sacral Neuromodulation: Cost Savings and Outcomes in a Contemporary Case Series
Lee, W, Artenstein, D, Tenggardjaja, CF, Lee, UJ, Lucioni, A, Reyblat, P & Kobashi, KC 2020, , The Journal of urology, vol. 203, no. 3, pp. 604-610. https://doi.org/10.1097/JU.0000000000000576

National Trends in the Surgical Management of Urinary Incontinence among Insured Women, 2004 to 2013: The Urologic Diseases in America Project
Urologic Diseases in America Project 2020, , The Journal of urology, vol. 203, no. 2, pp. 365-371. https://doi.org/10.1097/JU.0000000000000569

I leaked, then I Reddit: experiences and insight shared on urinary incontinence by Reddit users
Du, C, Lee, W, Moskowitz, D, Lucioni, A, Kobashi, KC & Lee, UJ 2020, , International Urogynecology Journal, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 243-248. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-019-04165-8

Tobacco use, immunosuppressive, chronic pain, and psychiatric conditions are prevalent in women with symptomatic mesh complications undergoing mesh removal surgery
Blau, EK, Adelstein, SA, Amin, KA, Durfy, SJ, Lucioni, A, Kobashi, KC & Lee, UJ 2020, , Investigative and Clinical Urology, vol. 61, pp. S57-S63. https://doi.org/10.4111/icu.2020.61.S1.S57

A Prospective Study to Evaluate Efficacy Using the Nuro Percutaneous Tibial Neuromodulation System in Drug-Naïve Patients With Overactive Bladder Syndrome
Kobashi, K, Nitti, V, Margolis, E, Sand, P, Siegel, S, Khandwala, S, Newman, D, MacDiarmid, SA, Kan, F & Michaud, E 2019, , Urology, vol. 131, pp. 77-82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2019.06.002