Diego Hernandez Aranda, MD
Derrick Sanderson, DO

 University     Rochester


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FPMRS​ Fellowship Program


Derrick Sanderson, DO

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Who we are.

What we do.

What makes us different.


Our Faculty


Our Current Fellows

Diego Hernandez Aranda, MD

First Year Fellow

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Derrick Sanderson, DO

Third Year Fellow

Derrick Sanderson, DO

Third Year Fellow


Dr. Diego Hernandez Aranda, First Year Fellow

Dr. Derrick Sanderson, Third Year Fellow

Our Graduates

2018 - Dr. Toy Gee (Annie) Lee

Current Position:University of Texas, Galveston, TX (Academic)

2016 - Dr. Amy Collins

Current Position: United Health Service, Binghamton, NY (Private)

2014 - Dr. Paula Doyle

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY (Academic)

2012 - Dr. Varuna Raizada

Current Position: Scripps, La Jolla, CA  (Private)

2010 - Dr. Anna McNanley

Current Position: Park Nicollet Health Service, Bloomington, MN (Private)

2008 - Dr. James Pulvino

Current Position: Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH (Academic)

2006 - Dr. Erin Duecy

Current Position: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY (Academic)


What We Do


Our Medical Practice


We provide comprehensive care for pelvic floor disorders, including:

  • Pelvic organ prolapse

  • Urinary incontinence

  • Painful bladder syndrome

  • Pelvic floor dysfunction

  • Neurogenic bladder


Our Fellowship Program


Our fellowship's curriculum consists of 5 core rotations: Urogynecology, Urology, Colorectal Surgery & GI, Pelvic Pain & Vulvar Disorders, and Research.


Our program offers fellows a rich educational experience through a variety didactic sessions, often providing interdisciplinary and collaborative learning. 


Led by an institutional leader in well-being, our program is dedicated to supporting our fellows at work and beyond.




Educational Highlight:

In this rotation, fellows run their own Interstim Management and Multi-channel Urodynamics Clinics.

  • Faculty: FPMRS faculty & Reconstructive urologist

  • Key skills and practice components:

    • New​ patient consults & follow-up visits with attending

    • Multi-channel Urodynamics

    • Office cystoscopy

    • PNEs

    • IC management

    • Trigger point injections

    • Pessary fitting & maintenance

    • Conservative management of incontinence

    • Interstim management

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Educational Highlight:

Our fellows get direct experience with reconstructive surgery when partnering with our reconstructive urologists.

  • Faculty: Urology faculty including 2 reconstructive urologists

  • Key skills and practice components:

    • Outpatient clinics and surgery

    • Cystoscopy

    • Biopsy

    • Stent placement & management

    • Reconstructive surgery

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Colorectal & GI

Educational Highlight:

In this rotation, fellows learn anal ultrasound  and anal manometry.

  • Faculty: Colorectal surgeon specializing in pelvic floor disorders, GI Faculty

  • Key skills and practice components:

    • Defecatory disorders & anal incontinence

    • Anal ultrasound and anal manometry

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Pelvic Pain & Vulvar Disorders 

Educational Highlight:

On this rotation, fellows work with our pelvic pain experts to learn dyspareunia evaluation & management.

  • Faculty: OB-GYN Faculty specializing in chronic pelvic pain & vulvar disorders

  • Key skills and practice components:

    • Chronic pelvic pain evaluation & management

    • Pelvic floor tension myalgia diagnosis & management

    • Vulvodynia

    • Vulvar skin disease

    • Dyspareunia evaluation & management

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Educational Highlight:

During this rotation, fellows benefit from the many departmental and institutional research opportunities and resources.


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  • Faculty: Will vary according to research interest 

  • Key skills and practice components:

    • Developing research questions 

    • Shepherding projects through IRB approval process

    • Recruiting participants

    • Analyzing data

    • Abstract and manuscript preparation

    • Peer reviewing

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Didactic Curriculum

OBGYN Fellowship Didactics

Monthly collaborative session with FPMRS, MFM, & MIGS fellows including a research curriculum, research presentation and review, grant writing, writing workshop, and professional development.





4 weeks of vacation annually


5 conference days annually (can be increased based on presentations)


Urogyn-only home call: average of 2 weeks a month


Book and travel fund


Generous institutional benefits - click to learn more!








Our Research


The University of Rochester Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology contains a very active Division of Research.  This group of researchers represents 10 countries, conducts research on a broad array of topics, and maintains a reputation of excellence through publications and conference presentations.  In the last year alone, the research division brought $4.4 million of grant funding into the department.