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Tatiana V. Sanses

Tatiana V. Sanses M.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Secondary Appointments: Surgery
Additional Title(s): Director of Outreach Program for Urogynecology
Location: Main Hospital, S3AX24
Phone: 410-328-0729
Fax: 410-328-1582
Cell: 410-232-0290 (pager)

Personal History:

Dr. Sanses is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery and the Director of the Outreach Program Development for Urogynecology at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Dr. Sanses received her medical degree from the Minsk State Institute of Medicine in Minsk, Belarus. She completed her residency in OB/GYN at the First Clinical Hospital in Minsk and completed her internal medicine internship at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC. Dr. Sanses then completed her OB/GYN internship at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY with her OB/GYN residency at Georgetown University. She completed her fellowship training in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Dr. Sanses recently graduated from the "Women in Leadership" program at the Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland, OH.

Prior to joining the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Sanses practiced at Case Western Reserve University in OB/GYN & Urogynecology. She was an active member of the Urologic Institute & Multidisciplinary Pelvic Center at the University of Hospitals Case Medical Center. She also lead in the development of a community outreach Pelvic Floor Program and was the medical director of Urologic Institute of UH Richmond Medical Center, a campus of UH Regional Hospitals.

Dr. Sanses goals are to develop and be a leader in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery throughout the University of Maryland Medical System and establish a culture of excellence in the field with a state-of-the-art virtual community outreach program. Dr. Sanses intends to make this program sustainable and efficient to provide high quality care to the women of Maryland.

Whether she is in clinic or a research setting, her goals are to provide women with the exceptional care they need, especially in matters that are so personal and private. Since pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) prevalence increases with age, the focus of Dr. Sanses’s research is to better understand PFDs in aging women. She provides care for many older women with PFDs, with motto to her patients: "Stay continent, confident, and capable".

Research Interests:

  • Gynecologic surgery outcomes
  • Robotic Surgical Training
  • Pelvic floor reconstructive surgery outcomes
  • Pelvic floor disorders in aging women
  • Functional assessment in aging women with pelvic floor disorders
  • Quality measure outcomes in gynecologic surgery
  • Imaging in pelvic floor
  • Myofascial pelvic pain
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Health policy & program development to sustain high quality & cost effective care in women's health

Clinical Speciality:



(Included only 2014-2015)

2015 - Butler-Williams Scholar, NIH/NIA
2014 - Building Interdisciplinary Research Career in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) University of Maryland Scholar Award



Dr. Sanses's recent publications.



  • Sanses TV, Schiltz NK, Richter HE, Koroukian SM. Trends and Factors Influencing Inpatient Prolapse Surgical Costs and Length of Stay in the U.S. Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. (accepted for publication)
  • Sanses TV, Gisela Chelimsky G, McCabe NP, Zolnoun D, Janata J, Elston R, Buffington T, Simpson P, Zhang L, Chelimsky T. The pelvis and beyond: musculoskeletal tender points in women with chronic pelvic pain. Clinical Journal of Pain (accepted for publication)
  • Siddiqui NY, Grimes CL, Casiano ER, Abed HT, Jeppson PC, Olivera CK, Sanses TV, Steinberg AC, South MM, Balk EM, Sung VW. Mesh sacrocolpopexy compared with native tissue vaginal repair: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jan;125(1):44-55. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000000570. Review
  • Rahn DD, Ward RM, Sanses TV, Carberry C, Mamik MM, Meriwether KV, Olivera CK, Abed H, Balk EM, Murphy M; for the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons Systematic Review Group. Vaginal estrogen use in postmenopausal women with pelvic floor disorders: systematic review and practice guidelines. Int Urogynecol J. 2015 Jan;26(1):3-13. doi: 10.1007/s00192-014-2554-z. Epub 2014 Nov 13.