Obstetrics & Gynecology
UMASS Memorial Medical Center
Memorial Campus
119 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA 01605


Fellow Research

Omar F. Duenas, MD (2013-2016)

Marcaine/Epinephrine vs Saline for suburethral injection at the time of midurethral sling placement. A Randomized Controlled Trial. IRB Docket H#14197. Mentor: Michael K Flynn MD

Dueñas-Garcia OF, Kandadai P, Flynn MK, Patterson D, Saini J, O'Dell K.  Patient-focused websites related to stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse: a DISCERN quality analysis.  (Published: Int Urogynecol J. 2015 Jan 13)

Dueñas-Garcia OF, Jean-Michel M, Marroquin-Galvez G, Mikhail M.  Awareness of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Specialty by Family Medicine Residents: A national survey. 

Padmasini Kandadai, MD (2011-2014)

Patient operated catheter vs transurethral Foley. A Randomized Controlled Trial IRB Docket H#13523 Mentors: Michael K Flynn MD & Danielle Patterson MD 

Urinary Retention After Hysterectomy and Postoperative Analgesic Use. Kandadai P, Saini J, Patterson D, O'Dell K, Flynn M. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2014 Dec 1.

Correct Performance of Pelvic Muscle Exercises in Women Reporting Prior Knowledge.  Kandadai P, O'Dell K, Saini J. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2014 Oct 27.

Acute urinary retention after cesarean delivery: a case-control study.  Kandadai P, Kandadai V, Saini J, O'Dell K, Patterson D, Flynn MK. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2014 Sep-Oct;20(5):276-80.

Cost-utility of routine endometrial evaluation before le fort colpocleisis.  Kandadai P, Flynn M, Zweizig S, Patterson D. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2014 May-Jun;20(3):168-73.

Diego S. Illanes, MD (2008-2011)

Live Sutures for the Repair of the Damaged Pelvic Floor 
Grant: $10,000 - University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dept. of Ob/Gyn 
IACUC Docket#09-17.  Mentor: George Pins, PhD & Stephen Young, MD 

Objective and subjective analysis of outcomes for obliterative pelvic reconstructive surgery: A ten year evaluation.  IRB Docket H#13602 .  Mentor: Stephen Young, MD & Tiffany Moore Simas, MD, MPH, MEd 

Modified suture for the suspension of the vaginal vault after hysterectomy in a fresh female cadaver (animal preliminary studies complete).  No IRB required for preliminary animal study 
Mentor: Kristen Billar, PhD

Long- term efficacy of the pubovaginal Mersilene mesh sling. (Published: American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2009;201(5):516).  Mentor: Stephen Young, MD

Emily Weber LeBrun, MD (2007-2010)

Preoperative Indicators for Postoperative Subjective Improvement Following Midurethral Sling Procedure for Stress Urinary Incontinence.  IRB Docket H#13301.  Mentors:  Rob Goldberg , PhD; Carol Bigelow, PhD; Michael Aronson, MD; Stephen Young, MD; Tiffany Moore Simas, MD, MPH, MEd

Urogynecology Fellowship Surgical Experience and Self-Assessment. IRB Docket H#12755.  Mentor:  Stephen Young, MD

New England Urogynecologic Mesh (NEU-ME) Registry.  IRB Docket H#13208.  Mentors:  Stephen Young, MD; Fred Anderson, PhD.

Long- term efficacy of the pubovaginal Mersilene mesh sling. (Published: American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2009;201(5):516).  Mentor:  Stephen B. Young, MD

LTC Scott M. Kambiss, DO (2005-2008)

Lisa C. Labin, MD (2004-2007)

Labin, LC, Morse, AN.  Overactive Bladder and Stress Urinary Incontinence from Diagnosis to Treatment.  Sexuality, Reproduction & Menopause. 2005; 3(1):18-22.

Labin, LC, Aronson, MP.  Case presentation and Expert Discussion:  Mixed Incontinence. In Walters MD, Karram MM (eds):  Urogynecology and Reconstructive Surgery, 3rd edition, (Publication date 2006).  Mosby Yearbook, Inc, St. Louis, MO.

Labin, LC, Morse AN, Young SB.  Vaginal revision of Intravesical Tnesion-free Vaginal tape 44 Hours After Initial Placement:  a case report.  Int Urigynecol J, accepted for publication.

Morse AN, Labin LC, Young SB, Aronson MP, Gurwitz JH.  Exclusion of Elderly Women from Published Randomized Trials of Stress Incontinence Surgery.  Obstet Gynecol 2004; 104:498-503.

O'Dell KK, Labin LC.  Common Problems of Urination in Non-Pregnant Women:  Causes, Current Managment, and prevention Strategies.  J of Midwifery and Women's Health2006;51(3):159-173.

Barron KI, Savageau J, Young SB, Labin LC, Morse AN.  predicition of Successful Voiding Immediately After Outpatient Mid-urethral Sling.  Int Urogynecol J, (2006)17:570-575

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