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Thursday, August 8, 2019 - "The Pelvic Biome"

Guest Speaker: Linda Brubaker, M.D. - Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, UCSD


Talk Title: Urine Trouble: Women’s Bladder Health and the Urinary Microbiome. 

Urinary problems are common and often bothersome in adult women.  Recent discoveries confirm a microbiome in the normal bladder.  This brief presentation will review the urobiome and the relationship to bladder health and common urinary problems in women.


Linda Brubaker, MD, MS is a board-certified specialist in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery working at the University of California San Diego. 

Dr. Brubaker is a prolific researcher with well over 300 publications and multiple NIH awards. She is a PI for the NIDDK Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (PLUS) Research Consortium.  Her current research focus is the human urobiome, recurrent UTI and bladder health. She is an Associate Editor for JAMA and the Editor in Chief for the Journal of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Brubaker has an illustrious academic profile, including service as the Dean of the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine for nearly 6 years. Dr. Brubaker has received multiple awards which include the Lifetime Achievement Award (American Urogynecologic Society), induction into AOA (2013), Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor Society, the 2007 APGO Excellence in Teaching Award, the 2003 Rush Medical College Distinguished Alumnus Award and the various Faculty Teaching Awards. She has served as the president (and program chairs) of both the American Urogynecologic Society as well as the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons. She recently completed her term as the Division Director for the subspecialty division in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  She has chaired the International Consultations on Incontinence committees on Pelvic Organ Prolapse (2006, 2009) and Research (2012, 2016).

Dr. Brubaker earned a BA, with honors, from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Master of Science degree (2004) in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from the University of Michigan. She received her medical degree and completed her medical training (medical school, residency and fellowship) at Rush University.




11:30am -12:00pm Registration/Social Time

12:00pm - 1:30pm Lecture Luncheon




La Jolla Country Club


Business casual, no jeans


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