Co-Editors-in Chief / Program Directors

Mickey Karram, M.D.

Mickey Karram, MD, is an Internationally renowned urogynecologist and pelvic surgeon. Dr. Karram is the Director of Urogynecolgy at the Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Volunteer Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. He is also editor-in-chief of the International Urogynecology Journal, and the consumer publication Women’s Health Today. Dr. Karram is past chairman of the board of the American Urogynecology Society Foundation, past president of the American Urogynecology Society, and co-founder and President of the Foundation for Female Health Awareness. He has published more than 175 scientific articles and book chapters and has co-authored the textbooks Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery (Mosby) and Atlas of Pelvic Anatomy and Gynecologic Surgery (Saunders).

Mark D. Walters, M.D.

Mark D. Walters, MD is Professor of Ob-Gyn and Reproductive Biology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He retired from the Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, in 2020 and is currently Emeritus Staff. Dr. Walters earned his MD degree at Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston. He joined the Cleveland Clinic in 1993 and was Head of General Gynecology and Urogynecology and/or Vice Chair of Gynecology for 24 years. He was Program Director of the Fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery for 19 years and has taught more than 35 fellows, the majority of whom are now in academic and leadership positions.

Dr. Walters is a renowned educator and researcher and received numerous teaching awards. He co-authored more than 160 peer-reviewed publications, 85 book chapters, and 6 books, including Hysterectomy for Benign Disease (2010) and Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, 1st – 5th Editions (5th Edition in print), which were translated into Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Chinese. He had numerous editorial positions and was one of the original founders of the International Academy of Pelvic Surgery (IAPS).

Dr. Walters was board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. He is Past President of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS) and was recognized in 2019 for his overall contributions to the field with the AUGS Lifetime Achievement Award.