The Team

The PFDN Team consists of representatives from the sponsor, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, as well as from seven clinical centers and one data coordinating center - RTI International.

Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island
Center for Women’s Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
101 Plain Street
5th Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 430-8228


Vivian Sung, MD
Principal Investigator


Deborah Myers, MD
Alternate Principal Investigator
Ann Escher, BS, RN, CCRC
Research Supervisor

Duke University
Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR)
School of Medicine
2200 West Main Street
10th Floor, Suite 1000
Durham, NC 27701


Nazema Siddiqui, MD, MHSc
Principal Investigator


Anthony Visco, MD
Alternate Principal Investigator
Stephanie Yu
Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

University of California at San Diego (UCSD) / Kaiser Permanente: San Diego
UCSD Women's Pelvic Medicine Center
4520 Executive Drive
Suite 360
San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: (858) 657-6154
Fax: (858) 657-8650
Kaiser Permanente San Diego Urogynecology
3250 Fordham Street
Suite 113
San Diego, CA 92110
Phone: (619) 821-5717
Fax: (855) 351-6731


Emily Lukacz, MD
Co-Principal Investigator


Shawn Menefee, MD
Co-Principal Investigator
Kyle Herrala, MS, CHES
Research Coordinator
Gisselle Zazueta-Damian
Research Coordinator
Kaiser Permanente San Diego

University of Chicago
Section of Obstetrics and Gynecology
5841 South Maryland Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637


Kimberly Kenton, MD
Principal Investigator


Margaret Mueller, MD
Alternate Principal Investigator
Jinxuan (Rowena) Shi
Research Coordinator
Tara Samsel
Research Coordinator

University of Pennsylvania
3737 Market Street
12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (267) 785-8072


Heidi Harvie, MD
Principal Investigator


Uduak Andy, MD
Alternate Principal Investigator
Zandra Kennedy
Research Coordinator

University of Texas Southwestern
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75390-9032
Phone: (214) 645-3833


David Rahn, MD
Principal Investigator


Joseph Schaffer, MD
Alternate Principal Investigator
Agnes Burris, RN
Clinical Research Coordinator

RTI International
3040 E. Cornwallis Road
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: (919) 597-5110


Marie Gantz, PhD
Principal Investigator


Megan Carnes, PhD
Alternate Principal Investigator
Carolyn Huitema
PFDN Research Operations Manager

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
6710B Rockledge Drive
MSC 7002, Room 2419B
Bethesda, MD 20817
Phone: (301) 594-1336


Donna Mazloomdoost, MD
Medical Officer
Project Scientist, Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (PFDN)
Gynecologic Health and Disease Branch
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)


Katherine E. Hartmann, MD, PhD
Steering Committee Chair



Where We Work


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