from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
This lecture is the first in a series of wellness lectures sponsored by the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Click here to see a full listing of the lectures.
Matthews is the Division Chief for Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. She joined the Department in July 2010. Matthews graduated from medical school at University of Virginia, where she graduated Valedictorian, and went on to complete her residency at the Medical College of Virginia. She joined the faculty and worked closely with Glen Hurt, MD, developing her skills in pelvic surgery and urogynecology. She is recognized internationally for her expertise in robotic surgery and is also a superb vaginal surgeon. She has a particular interest in fecal incontinence, rectovaginal fistulae and anal sphincter injury. One of her first objectives is to create a "Pelvic Floor Center of Excellence" in collaboration with urology, gastrointestinal medicine, and colorectal surgery. Matthews anticipates developing a robust clinical research program in collaboration with others here at the University of North Carolina.