Meet Our Faculty

Charles W Butrick M.D., FACOG, FPMRS

Urogynecologist
The Urogynecology Center
Kansas City, MO
Dr. Butrick completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Barnes Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis. His areas of special interest involve the neuropathology of chronic pain, interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome, and pelvic floor pain disorders.

He was one of the founding members of the International Pelvic Pain Society as well as past president of that Society. His love for teaching has inspired him to lead both patient and provider education programs around the world as well as author multiple peer reviewed publications and book chapters. He has moderated a number of post graduate programs on the subject of various pelvic pain disorders for the last 20 years with such organizations as the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology, and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.

William H. Catherino, M.D., Ph.D.

Chair of the Research Division of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD
Dr. William Catherino is the Chair of the Research Division of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). He completed medical and graduate school training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, residency training at Duke University Medical Center, and fellowship training at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

His research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms of uterine leiomyoma development, a common and highly symptomatic malady in women which results in infertility, miscarriage, and symptoms significant enough to warrant surgical intervention in up to 20% of women.  Dr. Catherino is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and earned subspecialty Board Certification in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in 2007. He has been a Boards Examiner for the past 5 years. In addition to being a full professor, he does clinical work at NIH.

Jin Hee Kim, MD, FACOG

Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, NY
Dr. Kim is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in the Division of Gynecologic Surgical Services. Dr. Kim graduated from Yale University and earned her medical degree from New York University. Following her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York University, she completed an AAGL-accredited fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Chronic Pelvic Pain at the University of Michigan, also earning her Masters in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis. The fellowship provided Dr. Kim with specialized training and expertise in the field of advanced laparoscopy and robotics. Dr. Kim favors a minimally invasive approach to the care of her patients, understanding that this approach leads to faster recovery, less pain, shorter length of hospital stay, improved cosmesis, and greater patient satisfaction.

In addition to providing routine gynecologic care, Dr. Kim specializes in gynecologic endoscopy, including robotic surgery, advanced laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, and in the treatment of women with chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, abnormal uterine bleeding and vulvar pain. Dr. Kim regularly presents at national and international conferences, and led the establishment of a laparoscopic training program in Ghana.

Georgine Lamvu, MD, MPH

Gynecologic Surgeon, Pelvic Pain Specialist, Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Central Florida, Orlando VA Medical Center
Orlando, FL
Dr. Lamvu is a gynecologic surgeon, a pelvic pain specialist, and a professor in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Central Florida and the Orlando VA Medical Center where she is heavily involved in clinical care, education, and research. She received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Duke University and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she also received her Masters of Public Health in epidemiology and completed a fellowship in advanced laparoscopy and pelvic pain.

Dr. Lamvu began her clinical practice at UNC Healthcare Hospitals as an assistant professor and she completed an NICHD Triangle Clinical Research Fellowship in reproductive health. Her clinical practice and research focused on gynecologic care of women with chronic pelvic pain disorders including vulvodynia. She served as Director of the National Vulvodynia Registry from 2009-2016, and she is also a past President and current Chair of the Board for the International Pelvic Pain Society. Dr. Lamvu is Board Certified in Ob-Gyn by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and she is a Certified Pain Educator by the American Society of Pain Educators. Her research and publications encompass a variety of study designs including randomized clinical trials focusing on postoperative pain and other surgical outcomes in women.

Malcolm G. Munro, MD, FRCS, FACOG

Clinical Professor, Director of Gynecologic Services
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Munro is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Director of Gynecologic Services at Kaiser Permanente’s Los Angeles Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario Canada, his obstetrics and gynecological resident training at Western and the University of British Columbia, and training in Gynecologic Oncology at the Cancer Control Agency of British Columbia. He is certified by both the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, and the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Munro’s clinical and research interests are oriented to the physical, medical, and minimally invasive approaches to gynecological disorders with interests in surgical education and training as well as the problem of abnormal uterine bleeding including investigation, medical and procedural interventions. He was a founding co-chair of the FIGO Menstrual Disorders Committee that has been responsible for the development and publication of the two FIGO AUB systems; one for nomenclature and symptoms, and the other for classification for causes of abnormal bleeding in the reproductive years that is known by its PALM-COEIN. He has published more than 100 papers in the peer reviewed literature, 27 chapters, and five books including Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, released by Cambridge University Press in 2010 and Reproductive and Reconstructive Surgery in Gynecology, to be published in 2018. Dr Munro is also on the editorial board or a frequent reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed specialty journals.

David L. Olive, MD

President, Wisconsin Fertility and Reproductive Surgery Associates
Middleton, WI
Dr. David Olive is the president and cofounder of Wisconsin Fertility and Reproductive Associates, and specializes in infertility, reproductive endocrinology, and minimally invasive surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in both Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is certified in Advanced Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy by the Accreditation Council of Gynecologic Endoscopy, and he is a leader in the field of robotic surgery for gynecological disorders.

Dr. Olive has served on the faculty of the University of Arkansas and the University of Texas, as professor and chief of reproductive endocrinology at Yale University, and as professor and chief of reproductive endocrinology/vice chair of academic development at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Olive has authored more than 300 articles for scientific journals and the popular press, and has served as an editor or reviewer for more than 20 professional journals. Dr. Olive also currently serves as an oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Mona E. Orady, MD, FACOG

Director of Robotic Surgery Services
St. Francis Memorial Hospital
San Francisco, CA
Dr. Mona Orady is currently the Director of Robotic Surgery Services at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco, California practicing GYN Minimally Invasive Surgery at Dignity Medical Foundation. Formerly she served as the Chief of Quality and Education in OB/GYN at Tawam Hospital in affiliation with John Hopkins Medicine in Alain, UAE. Prior to this, she was the Director of Robotic Surgery Education at the Cleveland Clinic Obstetrics & Gynecology & Women’s Health Institute from 2012-2015, specializing in robotic surgery in benign gynecology. There she developed and oversaw the minimally invasive surgery curriculum for the Gynecology residents at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Orady is actively involved in teaching medical students and residents and advancing MIS surgery education with involvement on the Robotic SIG at AAGL and most recently serving for the last 4 years as an active Board member of SLS. After completing a B.Sc. from McMaster University and an M.D. from the University of Western Ontario in 2001, she completed her residency in OB/GYN at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Board Certified from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2007, she is a current a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She was trained in Robotic Surgery in 2009 completing more than 1000 complex cases to date. Her research focus is benign hysterectomy and robotic surgery applications.

Frank Tu, MD, MPH

Director, Division of Gynecological Pain and Minimally Invasive Surgery
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Chicago, IL
Frank Tu, MD, MPH, is director of the NorthShore University HealthSystem Division of Gynecological Pain and Minimally Invasive Surgery in Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Tu is also a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.  He received his medical degree from the University of Alabama, and completed an obstetrics and gynecology residency at Northwestern University. Postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina included a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery and pelvic pain management and a simultaneous masters in public health (epidemiology).

His clinical research interests include clinical and pelvic musculoskeletal pain disorders, diagnostic test evaluation, outcomes assessment and physician surgical education.  His group’s work is funded by an R01 grant (CRAMPP) from the NIH/NIDDK and currently is a co-investigator on three other U and R series grants to investigate visceral pain conditions. Dr. Tu is a Past-President of the International Pelvic Pain Society, current IASP SIG chair for the Abdominal and Pelvic Pain SIG, continues to do peer review for several journals, and speaks periodically in front of national and international workshops on pain and endoscopic surgery.

Nelson B. Watts, MD, FACP, MACE, CCD

Director of Osteoporosis and Bone Health Services
Mercy Health
Cincinnati, OH
Dr. Nelson Watts currently serves as Director of Osteoporosis and Bone Health Services for Mercy Health, an integrated health system in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has a long career in osteoporosis research at Emory University and the University of Cincinnati. He has served as President of the American College of Endocrinology, President of the International Society of Clinical Densitometry, Chair of the FDA’s Advisory Committee for Endocrine and Metabolic Drugs and on the ABIM subspecialty board in Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Dr. Watts is active in numerous professional organizations and serves on several editorial boards. He has published numerous, books, book chapters, abstracts and articles in such journals as the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association.