Our second announced key presenter/ speaker for the 2017 Symposium to be held on the campus of Ohio State University (the Union) from April 28-30th is Dr. Cecile A. Unger, MD, MPH
Dr. Unger is a specialist in urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. She has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed articles and 6 book chapters and has made numerous presentations at national meetings. Her clinical and research interests include surgical outcomes after repair of pelvic organ prolapse and treatment of urinary incontinence. She is also interested in complex pelvic floor reconstruction in women suffering from vaginal narrowing or shortening because of previous pelvic surgery or exposure to radiation therapy, and women who have concurrent colon and rectal disorders requiring a multi-disciplinary approach to their management.
Dr. Unger has an additional interest in caring for transgender patients. She has previously provided primary care and hormone therapy services to patients, and now sees patients for surgical consultations. She is part of a multi-disciplinary team at the Cleveland Clinic – Center for LGBT Care -that provides all aspects of transgender-specific services to patients. She is very committed to this transgender population and has been a long-standing advocate for the health and well-being of the transgender community.