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Jerry L. Lowder, MD, MS

Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chief, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Specialty Areas

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Urogynecology
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Board Certifications

Female Pelvic Medicine
Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology)
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Hospital Affiliations

Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

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Location(s)

Location(s)

Barnes-Jewish Center for Outpatient Health

4901 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108

Suite: 710
Floor: 7
Office Phone: (314) 747-1402
Fax: (314) 362-3328

Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Building D

3023 N. Ballas Road
Fourth Floor, Suite 450
St. Louis, MO 63131

Suite: 450
Floor: 4
Office Phone: (314) 747-1402
Fax: (314) 362-3328

Education

Education

Fellowship: Female Pelvic Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2013
B.S.: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 1995
Fellowship: Urogynecology and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2006
Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina 2003
MS: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2006
Medical Degree: East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina 1999

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Vaginal Estrogen Therapy Is Associated With Decreased Inflammatory Response in Postmenopausal Women With Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections.
Meister MR, Wang C, Lowder JL, Mysorekar IU
Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2019 Nov 11; doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000790.

PMID:
    31725016
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Racial/Ethnic Disparities/Differences in Hysterectomy Route in Women Likely Eligible for Minimally Invasive Surgery.
Pollack LM, Olsen MA, Gehlert SJ, Chang SH, Lowder JL
J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2019 Sep 10; pii: S1553-4650(19)30410-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2019.09.003.

PMID:
    31518712
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Pelvic floor myofascial pain severity and pelvic floor disorder symptom bother: is there a correlation?
Meister MR, Sutcliffe S, Badu A, Ghetti C, Lowder JL
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Sep; 221(3)235.e1-235.e15. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2019.07.020.

PMID:
    31319079
    [PubMed - in process]
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Terminology for bladder health research in women and girls: Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms transdisciplinary consortium definitions.
Lowder JL, Bavendam TG, Berry A, Brady SS, Fitzgerald CM, Fok CS, Goode PS, Lewis CE, Mueller ER, Newman DK, Palmer MH, Rickey L, Stapleton A, Lukacz ES
Neurourol Urodyn. 2019 Jun; 38(5)1339-1352. doi: 10.1002/nau.23985.

PMID:
    30957915
    [PubMed - in process]
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Development of a standardized, reproducible screening examination for assessment of pelvic floor myofascial pain.
Meister MR, Sutcliffe S, Ghetti C, Chu CM, Spitznagle T, Warren DK, Lowder JL
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Mar; 220(3)255.e1-255.e9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2018.11.1106.

PMID:
    30527941
    [PubMed - in process]
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The Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (PLUS) in girls and women: Developing a conceptual framework for a prevention research agenda.
Brady SS, Bavendam TG, Berry A, Fok CS, Gahagan S, Goode PS, Hardacker CT, Hebert-Beirne J, Lewis CE, Lewis JB, Kane Low L, Lowder JL, Palmer MH, Wyman JF, Lukacz ES, Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (PLUS) Research Consortium.
Neurourol Urodyn. 2018 Nov; 37(8)2951-2964. doi: 10.1002/nau.23787.

PMID:
    30136299
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Physical examination techniques for the assessment of pelvic floor myofascial pain: a systematic review.
Meister MR, Shivakumar N, Sutcliffe S, Spitznagle T, Lowder JL
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Nov; 219(5)497.e1-497.e13. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2018.06.014.

PMID:
    29959930
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A Novel Research Definition of Bladder Health in Women and Girls: Implications for Research and Public Health Promotion.
Lukacz ES, Bavendam TG, Berry A, Fok CS, Gahagan S, Goode PS, Hardacker CT, Hebert-Beirne J, Lewis CE, Lewis J, Low LK, Lowder JL, Palmer MH, Smith AL, Brady SS
J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2018 Aug; 27(8)974-981. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2017.6786.

PMID:
    29792542
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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American Urogynecologic Society Best-Practice Statement: Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection in Adult Women.
Brubaker L, Carberry C, Nardos R, Carter-Brooks C, Lowder JL
Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2018 Sep/Oct; 24(5)321-335. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000550.

PMID:
    29369839
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Techniques for Repair of Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries.
Meister MR, Rosenbloom JI, Lowder JL, Cahill AG
Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2018 Jan; 73(1)33-39. doi: 10.1097/OGX.0000000000000521.

PMID:
    29368789
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infections across age groups.
Chu CM, Lowder JL
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Jul; 219(1)40-51. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2017.12.231.

PMID:
    29305250
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Restoring Genital Hiatus to Normative Values After Apical Suspension Alone Versus With Level 3 Support Procedures.
Carter-Brooks CM, Lowder JL, Du AL, Lavelle ES, Giugale LE, Shepherd JP
Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2019 May/Jun; 25(3)226-230. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000528.

PMID:
    29210807
    [PubMed - in process]
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Utilization of apical vaginal support procedures at time of inpatient hysterectomy performed for benign conditions: a national estimate.
Ross WT, Meister MR, Shepherd JP, Olsen MA, Lowder JL
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Oct; 217(4)436.e1-436.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2017.07.010.

PMID:
    28716634
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Apical Vaginal Support: The Often Forgotten Piece of the Puzzle.
Lowder JL
Mo Med. 2017 May-Jun; 114(3)171-175.

PMID:
    30228575
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Definitions of apical vaginal support loss: a systematic review.
Meister MR, Sutcliffe S, Lowder JL
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Mar; 216(3)232.e1-232.e14. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2016.09.078.

PMID:
    27640944
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The Impact of Obesity on Intraoperative Complications and Prolapse Recurrence After Minimally Invasive Sacrocolpopexy.
Turner L, Lavelle E, Lowder JL, Shepherd JP
Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2016 Sep-Oct; 22(5)317-23. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000278.

PMID:
    27054791
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Predicting obstetric anal sphincter injuries in a modern obstetric population.
Meister MR, Cahill AG, Conner SN, Woolfolk CL, Lowder JL
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Sep; 215(3)310.e1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2016.02.041.

PMID:
    26902989
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Genital hiatus size is associated with and predictive of apical vaginal support loss.
Lowder JL, Oliphant SS, Shepherd JP, Ghetti C, Sutkin G
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Jun; 214(6)718.e1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2015.12.027.

PMID:
    26719211
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The Emotional Burden of Pelvic Organ Prolapse in Women Seeking Treatment: A Qualitative Study.
Ghetti C, Skoczylas LC, Oliphant SS, Nikolajski C, Lowder JL
Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2015 Nov-Dec; 21(6)332-8. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000190.

PMID:
    26506161
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Sleep quality in women seeking care for pelvic organ prolapse.
Ghetti C, Lee M, Oliphant S, Okun M, Lowder JL
Maturitas. 2015 Feb; 80(2)155-61. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2014.10.015.

PMID:
    25465518
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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