Edward Stanford, MD, Named Division Head of Gynecologic Services

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Veronica T. Mallett, MD, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has announced the appointment of Edward Stanford, MD, MS, FACOG, FACS, as Division Head of Gynecologic Services and Female Pelvic Medicine in OB/GYN.

Veronica T. Mallett, MD, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has announced the appointment of Edward Stanford, MD, MS, FACOG, FACS, as Division Head of Gynecologic Services and Female Pelvic Medicine in OB/GYN. Dr. Stanford will also supervise Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery (Urogynecology) and serve as chief of Ambulatory Services within OB/GYN.

A respected clinical innovator whose expertise is recognized across the country, Dr. Stanford, has contributed nationally and internationally to the field of female pelvic medicine as well as reconstructive pelvic surgery. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and has completed two independent fellowships with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Dr. Stanford has published extensively in the field of gynecology under various topics that include incontinence, prolapse, mesh and graft technology, osteoporosis, and abnormal uterine bleeding. He currently serves as advisor to the United Nations Population Fund — End Fistula Campaign and temporary advisor to the World Health Organization on Fistula Research. He comes to Memphis from Centralia, Ill., where he currently serves as director of the Center for Advanced Pelvic Surgery, PC.

“Attracting a division head with Ed Stanford’s reputation and accomplishments will mean a tremendous boost to the women of Memphis and the surrounding region,” said Dr. Mallett. “Dr. Stanford’s recruitment to the department of OB/GYN is a pivotal milestone in the enhancement of the faculty for the department. I look forward to working with him in his new role,” she noted.

“Dr. Stanford brings a whole new armamentarium in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery to UT and the Mid-South. We are lucky to have attracted him,” stated Executive Dean Steve Schwab, who oversees all three UTHSC College of Medicine campuses.