Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery Fellowship

Bottom row: Fiona Lindo, MD and Danielle Antosh, MD Top row: Emily Rutledge, MD and Rachel High, DO

The Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery (URPS) Fellowship at Houston Methodist Hospital is a three-year subspecialty training program for obstetrics and gynecology physicians who wish to specialize in urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery. Houston Methodist Hospital is the first ACGME-accredited program in urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery in the Houston area. Our goal is to provide excellent training in both surgical and non-surgical management of pelvic floor disorders and childbirth-related injuries for women.

The fellowship provides experience in the management of complex benign pelvic surgery, including and beyond incontinence and prolapse. It offers the opportunity to acquire the practical knowledge and medical and surgical skills needed to identify, evaluate and treat the spectrum of disorders affecting the lower genitourinary tract. The goal of the fellowship is to prepare candidates for subspecialty board certification and a career in academic medicine.

Application Information
All applicants must apply and submit supporting documents through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). In addition, applicants must email CREOG scores to our fellowship program coordinator as part of the application process. Fellowship positions are filled through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).

Important Notice About Employment at Houston Methodist
Houston Methodist is committed to improving the health of our patients, employees and communities around us. As a health care provider, it’s our responsibility to promote a healthier environment for those employed in our facilities. Job seekers will be tested for tobacco/nicotine products usage, including nicotine gum and patches, during the post-offer physical.

Effective Jan. 1, 2013, Houston Methodist Hospital will no longer enroll/hire residents and fellows who use products containing nicotine. A positive nicotine test at the pre-employment health screen is a failure to meet the conditions of employment, is considered a violation of the employment contract by the applicant and will result in inability to start the program. The matched applicant's inability to start the training program will be reported to the NRMP.

If a potential resident/fellow tests positive for tobacco use, the offer will be rescinded and individuals will be given the opportunity to participate in a free tobacco cessation program provided by Houston Methodist. Residents wishing to reapply after testing positive for tobacco may do so 90 days after the date the initial offer was rescinded.

Although applicants who are not allowed to start may be re-tested in 90 days, programs will not be obligated to hold the position for the applicant since a positive test result is considered a violation of the match agreement between the applicant and Houston Methodist Hospital.

Background Check
Prior to employment start date, job seekers must complete a criminal background check.

Program Leadership

Danielle Antosh, MD
Program Director

Fiona Lindo, MD, MPH, FACOG, FPMRS
Associate URPS Fellowship Director