Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology was launched in 1989. It is one of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The field of obstetrics and gynecology is divided into nine sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the Journal's Section Editors for this issue.
Paul D. Blumenthal
Paul D. Blumenthal, MD, MPH, is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine, USA. He directs the Stanford Gynecology Service and the Division of Family Planning Services and Research at Stanford. He also directs SPIRES, the Stanford Program for International Reproductive Education and Services, an initiative providing technical assistance and training to family planning programs in a wide variety of countries across Africa, Asia and Central America. For over 30 years, Dr Blumenthal has been an advisor to multiple international agencies such as Gynuity Health Projects, Ipas, Pathfinder, FHI360, Path, Jjpiego, the Population Council, the RCOG and the World Health Organization, and served as the Special Advisor to Minister of Health and Family Planning of the Republic of Madagascar. He currently serves as the Global Medical Director for Population Services International. Dr Blumenthal is committed to the development and implementation of innovative approaches to reproductive health issues in both the domestic and international arenas.
Dr Kavita Mishra is a urogynecologist and fellow in transgender medicine and surgery at Cleveland Clinic, USA. She is also an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, USA. She completed her medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco, USA, and residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brown University, USA. She subsequently completed an ABOG/ABU-approved Fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at Brown University. She has subspecialty board certification in FPMRS. She performs reconstructive surgery for pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence using robotic, laparoscopic, and vaginal approaches. Her research interests include epidemiology of pelvic floor disorders and mesh complications. She is involved in the Pelvic Anatomy Group of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons.