Kathleen Connell, MD
Associate Professor, Ob/Gyn-Female Pelvic Med and Recon Surg

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Medical School:
  • MD, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine (1996)
Residency:
  • SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn Program, Chief Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology (2000)
Fellowships:
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Montefiore) Program, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (2003)
Languages: English
Department: Ob/Gyn-Female Pelvic Med and Recon Surg

Professional Titles

  • Division Chief, Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

Publications

  • Bordeianou LG, Anger JT, Boutros M, Birnbaum E, Carmichael JC, Connell KA, De EJB, Mellgren A, Staller K, Vogler SA, Weinstein MM, Yafi FA, Hull TL. Measuring Pelvic Floor Disorder Symptoms Using Patient-Reported Instruments: Proceedings of the Consensus Meeting of the Pelvic Floor Consortium of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the International Continence Society, the American Urogynecologic Society, and the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2020 Jan Feb;26(1):1-15. PubMed PMID: 31833996
  • Bordeianou LG, Anger JT, Boutros M, Birnbaum E, Carmichael JC, Connell KA, De EJB, Mellgren A, Staller K, Vogler SA, Weinstein MM, Yafi FA, Hull TL. Measuring Pelvic Floor Disorder Symptoms Using Patient-Reported Instruments: Proceedings of the Consensus Meeting of the Pelvic Floor Consortium of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the International Continence Society, the American Urogynecologic Society, and the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction. Dis Colon Rectum. 2020 Jan;63(1):6-23. PubMed PMID: 31804265
  • Orlicky DJ, Guess MK, Bales ES, Rascoff LG, Arruda JS, Hutchinson-Colas JA, Johnson J, Connell KA. Using the Novel Pelvic Organ Prolapse Histology Quantification System to Identify Phenotypes in Uterosacral Ligaments in Women with Pelvic Organ Prolapse. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33130030
  • Wakefield B, Diko S, Gilmer R, Connell KA, DeWitt PE, Hurt KJ. Accuracy of obstetric laceration diagnoses in the electronic medical record. Int Urogynecol J. 2020 Aug 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32789812
  • Diko S, Sheeder J, Guiahi M, Nacht A, Reeves S, Connell KA, Hurt KJ. Identification of obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIs) and other lacerations: a national survey of nurse-midwives. Int Urogynecol J. 2020 May 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32399907
  • Bordeianou LG, Anger JT, Boutros M, Birnbaum E, Carmichael JC, Connell KA, De EJB, Mellgren A, Staller K, Vogler SA, Weinstein MM, Yafi FA, Hull TL. Measuring Pelvic Floor Disorder Symptoms Using Patient-Reported Instruments: Proceedings of the Consensus Meeting of the Pelvic Floor Consortium of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the International Continence Society, the American Urogynecologic Society, and the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2020 Jan Feb;26(1):1-15. PubMed PMID: 31833996
  • Bordeianou LG, Anger JT, Boutros M, Birnbaum E, Carmichael JC, Connell KA, De EJB, Mellgren A, Staller K, Vogler SA, Weinstein MM, Yafi FA, Hull TL. Measuring Pelvic Floor Disorder Symptoms Using Patient-Reported Instruments: Proceedings of the Consensus Meeting of the Pelvic Floor Consortium of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the International Continence Society, the American Urogynecologic Society, and the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction. Dis Colon Rectum. 2020 Jan;63(1):6-23. PubMed PMID: 31804265
  • Diko S, Guiahi M, Nacht A, Connell KA, Reeves S, Bailey BA, Hurt KJ. Prevention and Management of Severe Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries (OASIs): a National Survey of Nurse- Midwives. Int Urogynecol J. 2020 Mar;31(3):591-604. PubMed PMID: 30877353
  • Diko S, Guiahi M, Nacht A, Connell KA, Reeves S, Bailey BA, Hurt KJ. Prevention and Management of Severe Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries (OASIs): a National Survey of Nurse- Midwives. Int Urogynecol J. 2019 Mar 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30877353
  • Guess MK, Connell KA, Chudnoff S, Adekoya O, Richmond C, Nixon KE, Freeman K, Melman A. The Effects of a Genital Vibratory Stimulation Device on Sexual Function and Genital Sensation. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jul Aug;23(4):256-262. PubMed PMID: 27918337
  • Chen Y, Johnson B, Li F, King WC, Connell KA, Guess MK. The Effect of Body Mass Index on Pelvic Floor Support 1 Year Postpartum. Reprod Sci. 2016 Feb;23(2):234-8. PubMed PMID: 26494698
  • Guess MK, Connell KA, Chudnoff S, Adekoya O, Richmond C, Nixon KE, Freeman K, Melman A. The Effects of a Genital Vibratory Stimulation Device on Sexual Function and Genital Sensation. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2016 Dec 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27918337
  • Iwanaga R, Orlicky DJ, Arnett J, Guess MK, Hurt KJ, Connell KA. Comparative histology of mouse, rat, and human pelvic ligaments. Int Urogynecol J. 2016 Nov;27(11):1697-1704. PubMed PMID: 27091643
  • Chen Y, Johnson B, Li F, King WC, Connell KA, Guess MK. The Effect of Body Mass Index on Pelvic Floor Support 1 Year Postpartum. Reprod Sci. 2016 Feb;23(2):234-8. PubMed PMID: 26494698
  • Mandimika CL, Murk W, Mcpencow AM, Lake AG, Miller D, Connell KA, Guess MK. Racial Disparities in Knowledge of Pelvic Floor Disorders Among Community-Dwelling Women. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2015 Sep-Oct;21(5):287-92. PubMed PMID: 26313495
  • Mandimika CL, Murk W, Mühlhäuser McPencow A, Lake A, Wedderburn T, Collier CH, Connell KA, Guess MK. Knowledge of pelvic floor disorders in a population of community-dwelling women. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Feb;210(2):165.e1-9. PubMed PMID: 24126299
  • Partin SN, Connell KA, Schrader SM, Guess MK. Les lanternes rouges: the race for information about cycling-related female sexual dysfunction. J Sex Med. 2014 Aug;11(8):2039-47. PubMed PMID: 24963841
  • Muffly TM, Calderwood CS, Davis KM, Connell KA. The fate of abstracts presented at annual meetings of the american urogynecologic society from 2007 to 2008. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2014 May-Jun;20(3):137-40. PubMed PMID: 24763154
  • Mandimika CL, Murk W, Mühlhäuser McPencow A, Lake A, Wedderburn T, Collier CH, Connell KA, Guess MK. Knowledge of pelvic floor disorders in a population of community-dwelling women. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Feb;210(2):165.e1-9. PubMed PMID: 24126299
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Professional Memberships

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Diplomate
  • American Urogynecologic Society, Member
  • Society for Reproductive Investigation, Member
  • International Urogynecology Association, Member

Practice Locations

UCH - Women's Pelvic Health & Surgery
1635 Aurora Ct
3rd Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2233

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, Board Certification (2004)
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Board Certification (2013)
  • NICHD Women's Reproductive Health and Research Scholar-Yale University School of Medicine, Other (2004)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Kidneys and Urinary System - Incontinence
  • Kidneys and Urinary System - Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
  • Kidneys and Urinary System - Reconstructive Urology
  • Women's Health - Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Women's Health - Fecal Incontinence
  • Kidneys and Urinary System
  • Women's Health
Clinical Interests
I have dedicated my career to treating women suffering from pelvic floor disorders, which includes urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, urogenital fistulas, and urethral diverticuli. I treat these conditions with a wide variety of nonsurgical and surgical treatment options. I also routinely utilize minimally invasive surgical techniques including vaginal, laparoscopic and robotic approaches for the correction of pelvic organ prolapse.

Care Philosophy
I believe that it is my responsibility to provide women with the most up to date medical knowledge and treatment options available for their condition(s), and to engage them in all aspects of their medical decision making so that they can decide which treatment option is best for their lifestyle. I am also passionate about advancing the science in our field. In my laboratory, we are working to understand the effects of aging, menopause and childbirth on the integrity of the tissues that support the pelvic organs, with the ultimate goal to prevent pelvic organ prolapse and to develop new treatment options for women.

Personal Interests
I enjoy spending time with my husband and three children, cooking, traveling, and skiing.

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine (1996)
Residency Programs:
  • SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn Program, Chief Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology (2000)
Fellowships:
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Montefiore) Program, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (2003)
Languages: English
Department: Ob/Gyn-Female Pelvic Med and Recon Surg
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