Rose Khavari, MD

Associate Professor of Urology, Academic Institute
Associate Member, Research Institute
Program Director, Urology Residency, Department of Urology
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Urology Residency Program


Biography

With passion for medicine and surgery, Rose Khavari, MD received her Medical Doctorate degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas with highest honors and completed her residency in Urology at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Khavari has been an Alpha Omega Alpha member since her junior year of medical school. During that time she was awarded the American Federation of Research Award (AFAR) scholarship for a summer research grant at Harvard Medical School where she studied regional cerebral auto regulation during orthostatic changes. During Urology residency at Baylor College of Medicine she was awarded multiple research awards such as the Department of Urology Research Award and the Elisabeth Pickett Research Award by the Society of Women in Urology. Under the mentorship of Dr. Timothy Boone, Dr. Khavari received advanced fellowship training in male and female continence, pelvic floor reconstructive surgery, and neurourology at Houston Methodist Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. Training in voiding dysfunction, urinary tract and pelvic reconstruction with a focus on prosthetics, soft tissue reconstruction, bowel reconstruction and a supplemental experience in colorectal, gynecologic surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery has allowed her to become a well-rounded and highly skilled reconstructive surgeon in the growing field of Neurourology.

In October of 2012 she joined The Urology Associates at the Houston Methodist Hospital. She serves as director of research at the Center for Restorative Pelvic Medicine. She became a faculty member involved in clinical training of Urology, as well as Obstetrics and Gynecology residents affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. In 2012, she and her team established the Neurourology and Transitional Urology Clinic and serves as clinic director. This clinic is devoted to the care of pediatric patients transitioning to adulthood with neurologic/congenital abnormalities of the urinary tract. Using her comprehensive and advanced training through residency and fellowship, combined with her interest in research and teaching, Dr. Khavari plans to build and lead a career in urogynecology, female urology, neurourology, and pelvic reconstruction.

Description of Research

Dr. Khavari serves as director of research at the Center for Restorative Pelvic Medicine, and firmly believes that medicine is lost without its backbone in research. Throughout her professional career, Dr. Khavari has participated in various research endeavors. Her research has included:

  1. A unique modification to augmentation cystoplasty with catheterizable stoma for neurogenic patients
  2. Impaired detrusor contractility and surgical treatment for stress urinary incontinence
  3. Nerve growth factor as a predictor biomarker in female patients with obstructive urinary symptoms, and
  4. fMRI imaging combined with concurrent urodynamic to study storage and voiding in neurogenic and idiopathic overactive bladder patients.

Areas Of Expertise

Neurourology Neurogenic Bladder Urinary Diversion and Urinary Reconstruction Urogynecology Female Urology Prolapse Male and Female Incontinence Botox Multiple Sclerosis Transitional Urology Reconstructive surgery Fistula
Education & Training

Residency, Baylor College of Medicine
Internship, Baylor College of Medicine
MD, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Clinical Fellowship, The Methodist Hospital
Active Clinical Trials

Supraspinal Targets in Voiding Dysfunction

NCT03574610

Publications

Protocol for a multicenter randomized, double blind, controlled pilot trial of higher neural function in overactive bladder patients after anticholinergic, beta-3 adrenergic agonist, or placebo
High, RA, Danford, JM, Shi, Z, Karmonik, C, Kuehl, TJ, Bird, ET & Khavari, R 2020, , Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, vol. 19, 100621. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conctc.2020.100621

Contemporary multicenter outcomes of continent cutaneous ileocecocystoplasty in the adult population over a 10-year period: A Neurogenic Bladder Research Group study
Cheng, PJ, Keihani, S, Roth, JD, Pariser, JJ, Elliott, SP, Bose, S, Khavari, R, Crescenze, I, Stoffel, JT, Velaer, KN, Elliott, CS, Raffee, SM, Atiemo, HO, Kennelly, MJ, Lenherr, SM & Myers, JB 2020, , Neurourology and Urodynamics, vol. 39, no. 6, pp. 1771-1780. https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.24420

Are White Matter Tract Integrities Different in Multiple Sclerosis Women With Voiding Dysfunction?
Tran, K, Karmonik, C, Boone, TB & Khavari, R 2020, Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0000000000000830

Higher neural contribution underlying persistent lower urinary tract symptoms in men with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia undergoing bladder outlet procedures
Khavari, R, Hernandez, N, Karmonik, C, Shi, Z, Miles, BJ & Gonzalez, RR 2020, , Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, vol. 17, 100498. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conctc.2019.100498

Brain activation patterns of female multiple sclerosis patients with voiding dysfunction
Khavari, R, Chen, J, Boone, TB & Karmonik, C 2020, , Neurourology and Urodynamics, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 969-977. https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.24304

Neurourology in multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating disorders
Hernandez, N & Khavari, R 2019, . in Urological Care for Patients with Progressive Neurological Conditions. Springer International Publishing, pp. 117-125. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23277-1_13

Low Interrater Reliability of Videourodynamic Diagnosis of Detrusor External Sphincter Dyssynergia
Miller, BD, Tallman, CT, Boone, TB & Khavari, R 2019, Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0000000000000754

Functional Brain Imaging in Voiding Dysfunction
Khavari, R & Boone, TB 2019, , Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 24-30. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11884-019-00503-0

Outcomes of Intradetrusor OnabotulinumtoxinA Injection in Adults with Congenital Spinal Dysraphism at a Tertiary Transitional Urology Clinic
Kaviani, A, Pande, R, Boone, TB & Khavari, R 2019, Urology Practice, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 112-116. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urpr.2018.06.002

Feasibility of self-administered neuromodulation for neurogenic bladder in spinal cord injury
Stampas, A, Khavari, R, Frontera, JE & Groah, SL 2019, , International Neurourology Journal, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 249-256. https://doi.org/10.5213/inj.1938120.060

Data-driven machine-learning quantifies differences in the voiding initiation network in neurogenic voiding dysfunction in women with multiple sclerosis
Karmonik, C, Boone, T & Khavari, R 2019, , International Neurourology Journal, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 195-204. https://doi.org/10.5213/inj.1938058.029

Similarity of functional connectivity patterns in patients with multiple sclerosis who void spontaneously versus patients with voiding dysfunction
Khavari, R, Elias, SN, Boone, T & Karmonik, C 2018, Neurourology and Urodynamics. DOI: 10.1002/nau.23837

AMS-800 Artificial urinary sphincter in female patients with stress urinary incontinence: A systematic review
Peyronnet, B, OConnor, E, Khavari, R, Capon, G, Manunta, A, Allue, M, Hascoet, J, Nitti, VW, Gamé, X, Gilleran, J, Castro-Sader, L, Cornu, J-N, Waltregny, D, Ahyai, S, Chung, E, Elliott, DS, Fournier, G & Brucker, BM 2018, Neurourology and Urodynamics. DOI: 10.1002/nau.23833

A cross-sectional study of sexual function and fertility status in adults with congenital genitourinary abnormalities in a US tertiary care centre
Mccloskey, H, Kaviani, A, Pande, R, Boone, T & Khavari, R 2018, , Journal of the Canadian Urological Association. https://doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.5374

Higher Neural Correlates in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis and Neurogenic Overactive Bladder Following Treatment with Intradetrusor Injection of OnabotulinumtoxinA
Khavari, R, Elias, SN, Pande, R, Wu, KM, Boone, TB & Karmonik, C 2019, , The Journal of urology, vol. 201, no. 1, pp. 135-140. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2018.07.066

Similarity of functional connectivity patterns in patients with multiple sclerosis who void spontaneously versus patients with voiding dysfunction
Khavari, R, Elias, SN, Boone, T & Karmonik, C 2018, , Neurourology and Urodynamics, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 239-247. https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.23837

AMS-800 Artificial urinary sphincter in female patients with stress urinary incontinence: A systematic review
Peyronnet, B, OConnor, E, Khavari, R, Capon, G, Manunta, A, Allue, M, Hascoet, J, Nitti, VW, Gamé, X, Gilleran, J, Castro-Sader, L, Cornu, JN, Waltregny, D, Ahyai, S, Chung, E, Elliott, DS, Fournier, G & Brucker, BM 2018, , Neurourology and Urodynamics, vol. 38, no. S4, pp. S28-S41. https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.23833

New Frontiers in Molecular and Imaging Research on Evaluation and Diagnosis of Bladder Outlet Obstruction in Women
Martinez, L & Khavari, R 2017, , Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 291-297. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11884-017-0429-0

Outcomes in Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery in Women Using Chronic Antithrombotic Therapy
High, R, Kavanagh, A, Khavari, R, Stewart, J & Antosh, DD 2017, , Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, vol. 23, no. 6, pp. 372-376. https://doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0000000000000405

Disease-Specific Outcomes of Botulinum Toxin Injections for Neurogenic Detrusor Overactivity
Kaviani, A & Khavari, R 2017, , Urologic Clinics of North America, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 463-474. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ucl.2017.04.012