Dr. Patrick Culligan has joined Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian as the new director of urogynecology at The Center for Female Pelvic Health within the Department of Urology. The center treats a wide variety of pelvic floor disorders and urogynecologic conditions, including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, fecal incontinence, frequent urinary tract infections, urinary urgency, fistulas, complications of vaginal mesh or slings requiring mesh removal, labial hypertrophy and various complex gynecologic conditions.
A specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive pelvic surgery, Dr. Culligan received his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine. He went on to complete his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Greenville Hospital System/University of South Carolina and his fellowship in urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare.
Following his fellowship, Dr. Culligan joined the faculty of the University of Louisville Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. While in Louisville, he co-founded a board-certified fellowship program in urogynecology. Dr. Culligan became well known in his field for his skills in advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques and his high-quality clinical research studies.
Dr. Culligan then moved to Atlantic Health System, where he founded and directed the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery and established a Board-approved fellowship program. During his nearly 13 years with Atlantic Health System, he published over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts on ways to improve and/or teach minimally invasive surgical techniques for the correction of prolapse and incontinence.
“Urogynecology is an extraordinary medical field, as we get to help women that would otherwise suffer in silence from conditions that essentially ruin their quality of life,” Dr. Culligan stated. “I’m passionate about helping each patient understand both surgical and non-surgical treatment options and then helping her follow through with the plan that is best for her. This allows my patients to take back their lives.”
Dr. Peter Schlegel, James J. Colt Professor of Urology, chairman of urology, and professor of reproductive medicine added, “We’re so pleased to have Dr. Culligan, a nationally recognized leader in urogynecology and minimally invasive reconstructive surgery, direct this new center, which will provide tremendous relief to women who have struggled both physically and mentally with these pelvic conditions.”
Dr. Culligan is seeing patients at:
The Center for Female Pelvic Health
Weill Cornell Medicine | NewYork-Presbyterian
525 East 68th Street, 9th floor (F9-West)
New York, NY 10065