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Elizabeth Frankman - MD, MSC

Elizabeth Frankman - MD, MSC

Gender: Female

Accepting New Patients: Yes

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Services
  • Ob/Gyn - Urogynecology
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Ob/Gyn
Practices at
  • Womens Center

My Areas of Interest

Urogynecology

Background

Education

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship: Magee-Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
2010

Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency: Magee-Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
2007

Master of Science, Clinical Research: Institute of Clinical Research Education, University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
2009

MD: University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
2003

BA: Lawrence University
Appleton, WI
1996

Board Certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
2013

Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology
2012

Research & Publications

Shepherd JP, Alperin M, Meyn LA, Frankman EA, Zyczynski HM.  Now or Later…Does Timing of a Midurethral Sling in Relation to Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair Affect Continence Outcomes at 1 Year?  Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 2010;16:299-303.

Frankman EA, Guido R, Zyczynski HM.  Surgical Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse in a Woman with Achondroplasia.  Obstet Gynecol 2010;116:531-533.

Frankman EA, Wang L, Bunker CH, Lowder JL.  Lower urinary tract injury in women in the United States, 1979-2006.  Am J Obstet Gynecol 2010;202:495.e1-5.

Lowder JL, Frankman EA, Burrows LJ, Ghetti C, Krohn MA, Moalli P, Zyczynski HM.  Lower urinary tract symptoms in women with pelvic organ prolapse.  Int Urogynecol J 2010;21:665-672.

Lowder JL, Frankman EA.  Reply to letter to editor regarding “Episiotomy in the United States:  Has anything changed?” Am J Obstet Gynecol 2010; 202:e5.

Frankman EA, Wang L, Bunker CH, Lowder JL.  Episiotomy in the United States:  Has anything changed? Am J Obstet Gynecol 2009;200:573.e1-573.e7.

Frankman EA, Lowder JL, Ghetti C, Burrows LJ, Krohn MA, Zyczynski HM.  Bowel symptoms and quality of life in women with pelvic organ prolapse. J Pelvic Med Surg 2009;15:211-216.

Professional Associations & Awards

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

American Urogynecologic Society

Personal

As a urogynecologist, I take care of women with pelvic organ prolapse (bulge from the vagina) and urinary incontinence (leakage of urine) as well as other bladder and rectal problems. I am interested in tailoring each patient's treatment plan to their interests, lifestyle and priorities - whether it be surgical or non-surgical. My free time is spent enjoying my husband and daughter.

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