Tanaka J. Dune, MD, FACOG, joined Weill Cornell Medicine in the summer of 2016 as a full time faculty member in Urology. Dr. Dune is a urogynecologist at the Center for Female Pelvic Health, located at 525 East 68th Street, on the ninth floor of the F building (F9-West). On Select Wednesdays, Dr. Dune also sees patients at Weill Cornell Medicine's Lower Manhattan office at 156 William Street.
Dr. Dune graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada in 2005 and then from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in 2009. After completing her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, she went on to complete a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (aka Urogynecology) at Loyola University Medical Center in Illinois. At Loyola, Dr. Dune was trained by world renowned clinicians, surgeons and researchers in the surgical and non-surgical management of all pelvic floor disorders. Dr. Dune now teaches and trains medical students and residents.
Dr. Dune sees female patients for evaluation and treatment of a wide variety of pelvic floor disorders and urogynecologic conditions, including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, frequent urinary tract infections, fistulas, complications of vaginal mesh or slings requiring mesh removal, labial hypertrophy, various complex gynecologic conditions and other similar conditions.
In addition to patient care, Dr. Dune is an active researcher in the field of Urogynecology, with experience ranging from the basic, translational and clinical sciences. In particular, Dr. Dune has performed extensive research in the urinary microbiome since 2013, and she was presented with an award from the American Urogynecologic Society in 2015 for her work.
Dr. Dune has been actively involved nationally and internationally in the academic urogynecologic community. She is currently a member of the American Urogynecologic Society, and she is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Dune is dedicated to forming partnerships with each and every one of her patients, and is passionate about working together to facilitate patient education and personalized, well-rounded care.
"Dr. Dune is fantastic. She helped solve issues that I has having for over 2 years. After 4 Drs, 2 sonograms, and a CT scan couldnt. I highly recommend her!" - Marsha R. via Google Reviews on May 10, 2018
"After a frustrating search for a doctor who understood my complex needs I was referred to Dr. Dune. During the first visit I immediately knew that I was in competent hands, and that my issue was not only solvable but could result in a higher quality of life. I can't say enough about Dr. Dune's competency as a gyn and surgeon. In addition to being impeccably skilled, a perfectionist and professional, her compassion, kindness and enthusiasm is evident. She has greatly improved my quality of life through ongoing treatment as well as surgery. I'm extremely grateful. All of her staff is also impeccable." - Eli M. via Google Reviews on February 26, 2018
"I have been suffering with symptoms for many years. After a myriad of tests that all came back "normal/negative", no conventional doctors (urologist, OBGYN ) could figure out what was wrong. I finally went to see a specialist uro-gynecologist (Dr. Dune), and with her assistance in learning my "trigger points", and the physical therapist she referred me to who taught me the special yoga exercises for tight pelvic floor, and the medication prescribed by Dr. Dune, and the special "pillow" she told me to use to use when I sit for long periods of time, so far this year, (knock wood) no symptoms for over 7 months! It's like a miracle! I am so thankful that I found Dr. Dune. Plus, her office staff is so friendly, always polite and smiling. It's a pleasure going to her for a check-up." - Mary W. via Google Reviews on Jun 9, 2018
"Doctor dune reviewed all of my grandma's medical records before examining her for the first time, which is very good. She was very patient and understanding with my 80 year old grandma. Thank you doctor dune!" - Howard J. via Yelp on February 28, 2018
"I think Dr. Dune might be the best doctor I have ever seen - extraordinarily knowledgeable, approachable and kind. I'm so grateful that I found her." - Kirsty M. via Yelp on March 13, 2018
"Dr. Dune was an absolute pleasure to meet. She took her time and answered all my questions. She was professional,compassionate and she also has a sense of humor. I Highly recommend her !" - Tihesha C. via Yelp on November 11, 2017
"Efficient, highly knowledgeable and truly dedicated to patient's well-being. I have never felt this well cared for. From the initial consultation to the immediate followup Dr. Dune is personable and kind while delivering top-notch, specialized medical care. She listens, answers questions, and clearly and confidently explains next steps. Thank you Dr. Dune. You are what every doctor should strive to be. - Anna via Healthgrades on November 30, 2017
"She listened intently and has repeatedly gone above and beyond using her own knowledge, colleagues inside the hospital and resources outside the hospital to come to a diagnosis. She has no ego about working with other colleagues and has become my advocate when other drs had turned me away due a rare condition. She is patient, kind and makes sure her staff gets all of the paperwork you need to go through. She even calls you back herself!" - Patient in 2017 via Healthgrades
"Dr. Dune is an amazing doctor. Her outstanding traits include compassion, a truly unusual commitment to the welfare of her patients, and uncommon knowledge and skill. I'd seen other doctors with little hope, or confidence in these doctors, till I found her. Her profile personal statement says, 'I am a woman who was taught by women to take care of women.' and you feel that amazing care as her patient. In my book, she's truly among the very best of the best. Thank you Dr. Dune." - Teresa in 2017 via Healthgrades
In the below video, Dr. Dune explains her clinical approach when patients seek her care for urogynecologic concerns in NYC.
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