Physicians and Staff
At the University of Maryland Medical Center, women who suffer from pelvic floor disorders, including urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, have access to the latest treatments, offered by a team of highly skilled physicians.
Harry W. Johnson, Jr., MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Director, Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstruction
Associate Vice Chair, Gynecology
Special Interests: Urogynecology, Laparoscopic Surgery/Pelvoscopy, Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Dr. Harry Johnson, a specialist in incontinence and pelvic health, is director of the Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstruction. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and he has been named as a Baltimore Magazine TOP DOC. He also serves as associate vice chair and associate professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.
Tatiana V. Sanses, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Director of Outreach and System Development, Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstruction
Special Interests: Surgical Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic Floor Disorders in the Geriatric Population, Childbirth and Pregnancy Related Pelvic Floor Disorders, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, Overactive Bladder, Voiding Dysfunction.
Dr. Tatiana Sanses joined the division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery as a Director of Outreach and System Development for Urogynecology in the department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Maryland Medical Systems. Dr. Sanses is board certified both in Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. She also serves as an assistant professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at University of Maryland School of Medicine.
She received her medical degree from Belarussian State Medical University, Minsk Belarus. After completion of her training in Belarus, Dr. Sanses completed her internship in Internal Medicine at Howard University Hospital, an internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at North Shore University Hospital, and a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University Hospital. She completed a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Prior to joining the division at University of Maryland, Dr. Sanses served as an assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University, department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She also was a medical director of Urology Institute at University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center, A Campus of UH Regional Hospitals.
Dr. Sanses is a principal investigator and co-investigator in several funded by NIH and American Urogynecologic Society trials to study surgical treatment in pelvic organ prolapse, painful bladder syndrome, myofascial pelvic pain, and other pelvic floor disorders. She published her research in leading Urogynecology, Obstetrics, and Gynecology journals including “Obstetrics and Gynecology,” “Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery,” “International Urogynecology Journal of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction,” “Journal of Sexual Medicine,” and “American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.”
Urogynecology and Female Reconstructive Surgery Services:
- Conservative and surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapsed including minimally invasive vaginal, robotic and laparoscopic surgical procedures
- Comprehensive treatment of urinary incontinence (physical therapy, surgery, botox injections, nerve stimulations)
- Urodynamics and Cystoscopy
- Management of pelvic floor disorders including interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome, overactive bladder, recurrent urinary tract infections, chronic pelvic pain related to musculoskeletal and urologic conditions in women, voiding dysfunction
- Management of defecatory disorders
Madeline A. Dick-Biascoechea, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Special Interests: Evaluation and Minimally Invasive Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Urinary and Fecal Incontinence, Correction of Genital Fistulas and Defactory Dysfunction
Dr. Dick-Biascoechea is a clinical assistant professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences in the Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Adult University Hospital/University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in 2004. She then practiced as a clinical assistant professor at Yale-New Haven Hospital/Yale School of Medicine from 2005 to 2010. She completed her fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital/Yale School of Medicine from 2010 to 2013.
Dr. Dick-Biascoechea offers services in the evaluation and treatment of patients with female pelvic floor disorders such as urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and fecal incontinence. She has expertise in vaginal surgery and minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopic and robotic surgery, for the treatment of these disorders.
Dr. Dick-Biascoechea is an active member of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) and the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO). She has published scientific papers and presented her research in multiple national meetings including ACOG, AUGS, the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) and the Society for Gynecological Investigation (SGI). Her research interests include bowel dysfunction, health disparities and obstacles to specialty care.
Dr. Dick-Biascoechea has been board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2006, and she speaks Spanish fluently.
Dorothy Atkins, MS, CRNP
Nurse Practitioner, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences: Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstruction
Special Interests: Gynecologic Evaluation, Osteoporosis Screening, Menopause, Incontinence
Dottie Atkins is a women's health nurse practitioner in the department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences. She is a frequent lecturer on women's health topics such as osteoporosis, and has been recognized for educational Web sites developed for the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program at University of Maryland School of Nursing. She has participated in research studies on irritable bowel disease and pregnancy and fetal heart rate interpretation.
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