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Melanie Meister, MD, MSCI

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Assistant Professor, KUMC, Obstetrics and Gynecology
mmeister@kumc.edu

Professional Background

Melanie Meister, MD, FACOG, completed her Bachelor's degree at the University of Iowa and followed this with her Doctorate in Medicine at Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa. Dr. Meister completed her residency training at Washington University School of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology and went on to pursue Fellowship training in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery also at Washington University. As a Fellow, Dr. Meister completed her Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation.

Education and Training
  • BS, Biological Sciences, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • MD, Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • MSC, Clinical Investigation, Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO
  • Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO
  • Clinical Fellowship, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery Subspecialty Board Certification, American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • MD License, Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
  • MD License, Missouri Division of Professional Registration
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology Board Certification, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professional Affiliations
  • American Congress of Obestetricians & Gynecologists, Fellow, 2018 - Present

Current Research and Grants
  • LUTS Prevention in Adolescent Girls and Women Across the Lifespan, National Institutes of Health, Co-I
Publications
  • Meister, Melanie, Brubaker, Allison, Sutcliffe, Siobhan , Lowder, Jerry., L. 2021. Effectiveness of Botulinum Toxin for Treatment of Symptomatic Pelvic Floor Myofascial Pain in Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Meister, M., R, Sutcliffe, S, Ghetti, C, Chu, C., M, Spitznagle, T, Warren, D., K, Lowder, J., L. 2019. Development of a standardized, reproducible screening examination for assessment of pelvic floor myofascial pain.. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 220 (3), 255.e1-255.e9
  • Lavelle, E., S, Alam, P, Meister, M, Florian-Rodriguez, M, Elmer-Lyon, C, Kowalski, J, Carter-Brooks, C, Mazloomdost, D, Zyczynski, H, Lowder, J, Gutman, R, Sutkin, G. 2019. Antibiotic Prophylaxis During Catheter-Managed Postoperative Urinary Retention After Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial.. Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Meister, M., R, Sutcliffe, S, Badu, A, Ghetti, C, Lowder, J., L. 2019. Pelvic floor myofascial pain severity and pelvic floor disorder symptom bother: is there a correlation?. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 221 (3), 235.e1-235.e15
  • Meister, Melanie., R, Wang, Caihong, Lowder, Jerry., L, Mysorekar, Indira., U . 2021. Vaginal Estrogen Therapy Is Associated With Decreased Inflammatory Response in Postmenopausal Women With Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections. Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Putman, Jessica, Meister, Melanie., R, Lenger, Stacy, Lowder, Jerry. 2021. REGIONAL PERFORMANCE OF APICAL SUPPORT PROCEDURES AT TIME OF HYSTERECTOMY FOR BENIGN INDICATIONS: WHAT IS THE ROLE OF SURGEON TRAINING?. Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Meister, M., R, Shivakumar, N, Sutcliffe, S, Spitznagle, T, Lowder, J., L. 2018. Physical examination techniques for the assessment of pelvic floor myofascial pain: a systematic review.. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 219 (5), 497.e1-497.e13
  • Meister, M., R, Rosenbloom, J., I, Lowder, J., L, Cahill, A., G. 2018. Techniques for Repair of Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries.. Obstetrical & gynecological survey, 73 (1), 33-39
  • Ross, W., T, Meister, M., R, Shepherd, J., P, Olsen, M., A, Lowder, J., L. 2017. Utilization of apical vaginal support procedures at time of inpatient hysterectomy performed for benign conditions: a national estimate.. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 217 (4), 436.e1-436.e8
  • Meister, M., R, Sutcliffe, S, Lowder, J., L. 2017. Definitions of apical vaginal support loss: a systematic review.. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 216 (3), 232.e1-232.e14