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Douglass S. Hale, MD, F.A.C.O.G, FACS     |     Michael H. Heit, MD, PhD, FACOG, FACS

Douglass S. Hale,

MD, FACOG

Dr. Douglass Hale is currently the  Medical Director for Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the Indiana University Academic Health Center and serves as Co-director of the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at Indiana University/Methodist Hospital.  He is a   clinical professor at Indiana University in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He joined Urogynecology Associates in 1993 and has served as senior partner since 2006.

Dr. Hale is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and American Board of Urology in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery; a subspecialty first recognized in 2013 by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

He has edited text books, written chapters, published over 60 scientific studies in peer-reviewed journals, as well as presenting regularly at national and international scientific meetings. Most notable are his three trips (2009, 2011, 2013)  to China as an invited surgeon and lecturer.

He is most known for his innovative surgical approaches to pelvic floor disorders.  In 2003 he became the first urogynecologist in the country to perform a DaVinci assisted laparoscopic sacral colpopexy for pelvic organ prolapse and has since become a leader in minimally invasive surgical techniques for prolapse repair.  This spares the patient a major abdominal incision, is less painful, and allows for a quicker return to normal activities of daily living.

Dr. Hale is the President Elect of the American Urogynecologic Society and will assume the Presidency of this organization in 2016.  He is also a member of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons where he has served in numerous capacities including program director, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, American Medical Association, and a Fellow in American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American College of Surgeons.  As Co-director of the fellowship-training program, Dr. Hale and Dr. Heit continue to attract top national candidates for these positions.  Dr. Hale’s mission remains to improve the care and quality of life for women with pelvic floor disorders.

 

Watch Dr. Douglass Hale discuss female pelvic floor disorders in this video segment.

 

 

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