Fellowship Graduates

Michelle Schroeder, MD

"Cooper has provided me with the breadth of surgical experience necessary to be a skilled Urogynecologist. My research has been well supported with experienced mentors, research coordinators and biostatisticians. The fellow's clinic allows for growth to become an independent practitioner and help care for the women of Camden. Fellows get a well-rounded experience that set them up for future success."

-Michelle Schroeder, MD

2016 – 2019

Shefali Sharma, MDShefali Sharma, MD
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Attending physician

Thesis Title: Alteration of Ceramide Metabolism in Pelvic Organ Prolapse

2015 – 2018

Eduard M. Martinez, FACOG, MD Eduard M. Martinez, FACOG, MD
Urogynecology Attending at Tidelands Health Women’s Center Georgetown, SC

Thesis Title: The Role of Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Menopause Status in Gene Expression of Proteins in Smooth Muscle in the Vagina: A Prospective Analysis.

“At Cooper University Hospital, I was exposed to all the different aspects of Urogynecology during my three years of Fellowship. There was a great amount of independence with Attendings always being available. There was a strong emphasis on teaching you not just about the surgeries and patient care, but about how to run an efficient office correctly. 

The experience is very well rounded with all aspects of patient care that you do not find in many other Urogynecology Fellowship Programs. The people you work with are great and always willing to help and go the extra mile for you."

2014 – 2017

Uzma Chaudhry, MDUzma Chaudhry, MD
Obstetrician Gynecologist

Thesis Title: The Effects of OAB and IC/BPS on Sphingosine/S1P reversible sphingolipid metabolic pathway: a pilot project

2013 – 2016

Tamara Toidze, MDTamara Toidze, MD
Urogynecologist

Thesis Title: The role of pelvic organ prolapse and menopause status in gene expression of proteins in smooth muscle in the vagina: a prospective analysis.

2011 – 2014

Sang Rhee, MDSang Rhee, MD
Urogynecologist in Frederick, Mount Airy, and Urbana, MD

Thesis: Pelvic Organ Prolapse Alternation of Sphinigosine-1-Phosphate/Rho-Kinase Signaling Pathway in Human Vaginal Wall

"The urogyn fellowship at Cooper was the best time in my training years. Attendings put an emphasis on education, not service. You are exposed to various approaches of different surgeries. The variety and volume of surgeries is unmatched by any other fellowship program. However, that is not all you learn. Most importantly, they will show you how much you should care about patients."

2008 – 2011

Benjamin Steinberg, DOBenjamin Steinberg, DO
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of California San Francisco-Fresno
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Urology Associates of Central California

"Exceptional surgical diversity is the hallmark of Cooper’s Urogynecology Fellowship Program. A curriculum of vaginal, abdominal and robotic training will ensure you have all the tools and techniques necessary to become a complete pelvic surgeon."

2007 – 2010

Deeptha Sastry, MDDeeptha Sastry, MD
Attending at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Harbour Women’s Health Portsmouth, New Hampshire

“Multiple caring and compassionate fellowship-trained surgeons provide an exceptional hands-on experience in urogynecology.”

2003 – 2006

Adam Steinberg, DOAdam Steinberg, DO
Vice President for Medical Affairs, Hartford Region

Associate Director of Quality Woman’s Health, Assistant FPMRS Fellowship Director, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Connecticut, School of Medicine

"I hold my training at Cooper’s FPMRS fellowship in the highest regards. It has allowed me to succeed in my career by providing me with superior surgical skill, research acumen, and teaching ability. As an assistant FPMRS fellowship director, I understand what is needed to educate and produce the best in the field. Cooper exudes this with a world-class faculty and facility. Humanistically, the fellowship pro­vides you with understanding and compassion needed to treat any condition of the female pelvic floor."