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he KU Women's Health Specialty Centers, Center for Urogynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine, proudly welcomes Dr. Melissa Huggins
Dr. Huggins is a native of Kansas City and attended the University of Kansas for both her undergraduate and medical school education. She is a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist. She has been national recognized for her patient-centric care, and remains strongly motivated by her desire to maximally restore the quality of life to her patients.She was a Felix Rutledge Fellow at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas in 2001. Following residency, her training continued under the direction of Donald Ostergard, MD, a pioneer in the field of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. At the Ostergard Female Urology and Gynecology Partnership in Southern California she completed her three year Urogynecology Fellowship in 2005.She has enjoyed aspects of both private and academic practice since completing her training 10 years ago. She has held academic appointments at the University of California, The University of Illinois and the University of Kansas, where she has been involved in fellowship, resident and medical student education and has received numerous teaching awards from Stanford Medical Center, as well as the University of Illinois.She treats a broad range of pelvic floor disorders including pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, voiding and pelvic floor dysfunction, painful bladder syndromes, chronic cystitis, and bowel incontinence. Her training had an emphasis on traditional suture repairs without mesh. She offers these non-mesh options as part of her minimally invasive techniques for prolapse repair. She has incorporated mesh removal into her practice for patients suffering from chronic pain related to these repairs. Since 2011 she has incorporated Botox bladder injections into her office practice for refractory incontinence.
Delegates from China Visit KU
A consortium of obstetrics and gynecology physicians representing Peking University and Hebei Medical University in China visited the University of Kansas Medical Center in late April. The delegation, hosted by the Clinical and Research Divisions of the KU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, visited the KU Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training Program (PROMPT) training site and hope to establish future research and clinical program collaboration between University of Kansas Medical Center and their home institutions.
In addition, Dr. Lihui Wei, the Vice President of the Chinese Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology and professor at Peking University People's Hospital, is working with Dr. Carl Weiner to establish the PROMPT program in China.
Spotlight on Dr. Courtney Marsh
We are pleased to announce the arrival of Dr. Courtney Marsh. Dr. Marsh joined the KU Women's Health
Specialty Center in October 2013 and will join S. Sam Kim, MD, Colleen Milroy, MD and Sacha Kreig, MD at
the Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine.
After graduating from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she completed her Obstetrics and
Gynecology residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She returns to Kansas City after completing a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Michigan.
During her fellowship Dr. Marsh trained with experts in the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. As a fellow, she researched hypothamic feedback of estrogen as related to pubertal onset and menstrual cyclicity. She also completed research using neuroimaging techniques to better understand polycystic ovary syndrome which she will continue as a faculty member at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She has a number of publications in the scientific literature and is also a member of many medical associations.
Physician in the News
A recent news story on LJWorld.com discusses how women with breast and other cancers have their lives saved by chemotherapy or radiation. However, this same lifesaving treatment, can destroy the eggs inside their ovaries. Dr. S. Samuel Kim shares his expertise in the egg freezing process and how this procedure can help preserve their fertility when going into cancer treatment.
New Clinic Offers Convenience for Eastern Kansas Patients
Center for Advanced Fetal Care - Topeka, KS
For years now, patients from Topeka, Lawrence, and Manhattan, KS have been driving to the KUMC campus for diagnostic ultrasounds and fetal testing. Drive no more, or at least drive a shorter distance. The KU Center for Advanced Fetal Care has expanded their services to Topeka, KS. The Center has opened a new office at 1111 SW Gage Blvd in the Fleming Place, which will provide nearly all of the same services and testing performed in Kansas City. Marc Parrish, DO, a perinatologist who recently joined the Center, will be the primary physician at this location. For appointments, please call (785) 783-8987.