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Avita K. Pahwa, MD, FACOG

Assistant Professor, Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstruction Surgery

Avita Pahwa
For Patients
About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Overactive bladder
  • Voiding dysfunction
  • Bladder pain
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Recto-vaginal fistula

Research Interests

  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Fecal incontinence

Personal Statement

Women’s health concerns such as incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse are sensitive topics that are often understandably difficult to discuss, not only with family, but also with your doctor. I look to change that, giving patients the time they need to openly communicate their feelings and medical concerns. I am honored to take care of women throughout all stages of their adult life and seek to provide the best patient-centered, evidence-based care that keeps each individual’s health goals in mind.

Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • MD, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Memberships

  • American Urogynecology Society
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Honors & Awards

  • Excellence in Medical Student Education Award, Keck School of Medicine of USC, 2019
  • Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency, Keck School of Medicine of USC, 2017
  • Top Doctors, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pasadena Magazine, 2017
  • Leadership Award, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency, LAC+USC Medical Center, 2012 - 2013
  • Peer-selected Personal Physician Award, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency, LAC+USC Medical Center, 2012 - 2013
  • Nurses Choice Award, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency, LAC+USC Medical Center, 2010 - 2013
  • Daniel R. Mishell Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, LAC+USC Medical Center, 2010
  • National Medical Association OB/GYN Scholarship Award, 2009
Publications

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