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

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




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


Recent Fellows' Theses:

Patient Acceptable Symptom Status (PASS) in non-surgical management of female stress urinary incontinence (multi-center patient-centered outcome study)

Dr. Derrick Sanderson

High-definition Ultrasound Characterization of Acute Cyclophosphamide-induced Cystitis in the Mouse

Dr. Toy Gee (Annie) Lee

Do Anxiety Traits Predict Subjective Short-term Outcomes Following Prolapse Repair Surgery?

Dr. Amy Collins

Comparison of 2 Techniques to Predict Voiding Efficiency After Inpatient Urogynecologic Surgery

Dr. James Pulvino

Inherited Pelvic Organ Prolapse in the Mouse: Preliminary Evaluation of a new Murine Model

Dr. Anna McNanley

Pelvic Floor Ultrasound in Nulliparous and Parous Women with Stress Urinary Incontinence 

Dr. Varuna Raizada

Chondroitin Instillation for Treatment of Radiation Cystitis: Mouse Model Development, Assessment of Radiation Injury & Bladder Permeability, Impact of Chondroitin Instillation 

Dr. Paula Doyle


What Makes Us Different


FPMRS Fellowship Tracks

We offer 3 optional tracks: Research, Quality Improvement, Teaching/education


Academic careers have advanced way beyond Publish or Perish. Opportunities for career development are available in many areas. To help our fellows explore and develop a future career niche, we offer 3 tracks. Each track includes a specially developed curriculum to focus scholarly activity in the chosen area.



  • UR Advanced Certificate in Clinical Research Methods              (4 classes: Principles of epidemiology, Qualitative Health Care Research, Survey Research, Quantitative Methods (stats))

  • UR Grantsmanship Class

  • Writing in Science on-line course

  • Expectation: 5 abstract & 5 manuscript submissions, 1 grant submission


  • UR Advanced certificate in Health Services research               (US Health Care System: financing, delivery, performance, Medical Decision Making & Cost Effectiveness Research, Health Economics, Quantitative Methods (stats)

  • IHI modules, advanced certificate

  • HMS Global Academy: Health Care Disparities- An introduction (5 on line modules)

  • Expectation: 2 QI projects, minimum 1 submission to/2 attendance at annual URMC Team-Based Care Symposium, participation in at least 1 institutional or departmental QI committee


  • UR advanced certificate in Education for Health Professionals (Foundations of Health Professions Education, Teaching & learning in Higher Education and Health Care Settings,  Clinical Teaching in Health Care Professions Education: Teaching & Instruction Methods, + 3 electives from exhaustive list including fully on-line courses.

  • Expectation: attendance at 2 URMC annual health profession’s faculty development collquims, submission of 1 abstract to ACGME or CREOG annual conference, development of 2 formal curricula for residents/fellows/students, participation in at least 1 institutional or departmental education committee


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