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Obstetrics and Gynecology / Female Pelvic Medicine/Reconstructive Surgery

L. Lewis Wall, MD, D.Phil., M.Bioeth

Current Position
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Specialty Areas
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Patients Seen At
Center for Advanced Medicine
Gynecologic Treatment Center
Women's Center for Bladder and Pelvic Health
4921 Parkview Place, C, 13
St. Louis, MO  63110
Fax:   314-362-3328
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
660 So. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box: 8064
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Gynecology, gynecologic surgery, urogynecology, female urology, urodynamics, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, loss of bladder control, anal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary leakage, non-surgical treatment, ob/gyn, pelvic floor dysfunction, vesico-vaginal fistula, cystocele, rectocele, enterocele, post-hysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse, bladder suspension, vaginal hernia, pelvic reconstructive surgery, menopausal medicine, international women's health, problems in bladder emptying, urinary retention, difficulties in bowel emptying, disorders of defecation, pelvic floor rehabilitation, Kegel exercises.

For more information on urogynecologic disorders - visit the Washington University Urogynecology and Pelvic Floor Surgery web site.

Board Certification
Female Pelvic Medicine -- Certified
Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology) -- Certified
Obstetrics and Gynecology -- Certified

This physician is not able to accept new patients at this time.

Medical Education
B.A. Highest Honors: History and Anthropology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 1972
B. of Letters: Social Anthropology, Oxford University, Oxford, England, 1974
Medical Degree: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas, 1983
D.Phil.: Doctor of Philosphy in Social Anthropology, Oxford University, Oxford, England, 1984
Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, 1987
Fellowship: Gynecologic Urology and Urodynamics, St. Mary's Hospital for Women and Children, Manchester, England, 1988
Fellowship: Gynecologic Urology and Urodynamics, St. George's Hospital Medical School, London, England, 1988
M.A. : Bioethics, Centre for Human Bioethics, Monash University, Australia, 2001
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Honors and Awards
Continence Care Champion Award, by the National Association for Continence, 2005

American College of Obstetrians and Gynecologists, ACOG-Mead Johnson Patient Education Program Award, "A Multi-Disciplinary Patient Education Program for Incontinent Women", 1994

Editorial Responsibilities

Manuscript Reviewer
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fertility and Sterility
International Urogynecology Journal
Journal of Pelvic Surgery
Journal of Urology
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Neurourology and Urodynamics

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Wall LL. "Obstetric fistula is a "neglected tropical disease". PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012 Aug;6(8):e1769.

Anand M, Wang C, French J, Isaacson-Schmid M, Wall LL, Mysorekar IU. "Estrogen affects the glycosaminoglycan layer of the murine bladder." Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2012 May-Jun;18(3):148-52.

Wall LL. "Preventing obstetric fistulas in low-resource countries: insights from a Haddon matrix." Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2012 Feb;67(2):111-21.

Wall LL. "Ethical concerns regarding operations by volunteer surgeons on vulnerable patient groups: the case of women with obstetric fistulas." HEC Forum. 2011 Jun;23(2): 115-27.

Wall LL, Brown D. "The perils of commercially driven surgical innovation." Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Jan;202(1):30.e1-4.

Wall LL, Brown D. "Commercial pressures and professional ethics: troubling revisions to the recent ACOG Practice Bulletins on surgery for pelvic organ prolapse." Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2009 Jul;20(7):765-7.

Brooks RA, Wright JD, Powell MA, Rader JS, Gao F, Mutch DG, Wall LL. "Long-term assessment of bladder and bowel dysfunction after radical hysterectomy." Gynecol Oncol. 2009 Jul;114(1):75-9.

Wall LL, Arrowsmith SD, Hancock B. "Ethical aspects of urinary diversion for women with irreparable obstetric fistulas in developing countries: response to comments by Morgan and Husain." Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2009 May;20(5):613-4.

Wall LL, Arrowsmith SD, Hancock BD. "Ethical aspects of urinary diversion for women with irreparable obstetric fistulas in developing countries." Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2008 Jul;19(7):1027-30.

Wall LL, Wilkinson J, Arrowsmith SD, Ojengbede O, Mabeya H. "A code of ethics for the fistula surgeon." Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2008 Apr;101(1):84-7.

Wittman AB, Wall LL. "The evolutionary origins of obstructed labor: bipedalism, encephalization, and the human obstetric dilemma." Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2007 Nov;62(11):739-48.

Wall LL. "Ethical issues in vesico-vaginal fistula care and research." Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2007 Nov;99 Suppl 1:S32-9.

Wall LL. "Where should obstetric vesico-vaginal fistulas be repaired: at the district general hospital or a specialized fistula center?" Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2007 Nov;99 Suppl 1:S28-31.

Wall LL, Brown D. "The high cost of free lunch." Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Jul;110(1):169-73.

Wall LL, Khan F, Adams S. "Vesicovaginal fistula formation after cervical cerclage mimicking premature rupture of membranes." Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Feb;109(2 Pt2):493-4.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. L Lewis Wall.

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