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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 & Multidiscinplinary 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 Disorder prevalence increases with age, she provides care for many older women with urinary problems. She focuses on maintenance with her motto: "Stay continent, confident, and capable".

Research Interests:

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

Clinical Speciality:


Grant Support:

2013 - 2015
Urologic Diseases in America: NIH number HHSN276201200016C (Co-investigator)
Project is developed in University of California, Los Angeles, RAND Health, Santa Monica, California. NIH supported this work with more than $20 million over more than 10 years. I am a principal investigator to study comparative outcome measures in surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse in geriatric population based on national Medicare database files.

2013 - 2014
2012 American Urogynecologic Society Foundation Grant (Principal Investigator)
Project focuses on developing quality measures in pelvic floor disorders in geriatric population

2011 - 2014
R01-DK083538 NIH NIDDK Interstitial Cystitis Elucidation of Psychophysiologic and Autonomic Characteristics ICEPAC (Co-investigator)
Project focuses on evaluation of autonomic disorders in women with pelvic pain disorders of non-gynecologic causes (interstitial cystitis and myofascial pain)





Interstitial Cystitis - Elucidation of Psychophysiologic and Autonomic Characteristics (The ICEPAC Study): Design and Methods. Journal of Pain Research. (accepted for publication)


H. S. Harvie, L. Lowenstein, T. B. Omotosho, T. Sanses, S. Molden, J. R. Hardy, and L. Brubaker. IRB variability in multicenter studies. Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery 2012;18(2):89-93.


Rahn DD, Mamik MM, Sanses TVD, Matteson KA, Aschkenazi SO, Washington BB, Steinberg AC, Harvie HS, Lukban JC, Balk EM, Sung VW. Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Gynecologic Surgery: Systematic Review & Practice Guidelines. Obstetrics and Gynecology 2011 Nov;118(5):1111-1125

Sanses, T. Voiding Dysfunction After Midurethral Synthetic Slings: Update From Fellows' Pelvic Research Network. The Female Patient 2011; 36(12):42-49

Sanses T, Brubaker L, Xu Y, Kraus SR, Lowder JL, Lemack GE, Norton P, Litman HJ, Tennestedt SL, Chai T. Preoperative Urinary Hesitancy is Associated with Surgical Failure and Postoperative Voiding Dysfunction Following Burch Colposuspension or Pubovaginal Rectus Fascial Sling Surgery. International Urogynecology Journal of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. 2011 Jun; 22(6):713-9.


S. Molden, J. Bracken, A. Nguyen, H. S. Harvie, A. White, S. L. Hammil, D. Patterson, M. Tarr, T. Sanses, M. Murphy, R. G.Rogers. A Retrospective Multicenter Study on Outcomes after Midurethral Polypropylene Sling (MUS) Revision for Voiding Dysfunction. Journal of Female Pelvic Medicine & Surgery. 2010; 16(6):340-344

Molden S, Patterson D, Tarr M, Sanses T, Bracken J, Nguyen A, Harvie H, White A, Hammil S, Murphy M, Rogers R. "Risk factors leading to midurethral sling (MUS) revision â?" a multicenter case-control study". International Urogynecology Journal of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. 2010 Oct;21(10):1253-9

Sanses TVD, Grimes C, Hoskey K, Russo M, Melick CF, Blomquist J, Ellerkmann MR. "Outcomes of retropubic synthetic midurethral Gynecare TVT slings when performed by urogynecologists, urologists, and general gynecologists in a private community hospital." Journal of Female Pelvic Medicine & Surgery. 2010; 16:238-241.

Shippley S, Quiroz L, Sanses T, Knoepp LR, Cundiff GW, Handa VL. "Anatomic outcomes of paravaginal repair among patients undergoing sacrocolpopexy." International Urogynecology Journal of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. 2010 Mar;21(3)279-83.


Lowenstein L, Gamble T, Sanses T, et al. "Improvement in sexual function after treatment for prolapse is related to the improvement in body image perception." Journal of Sexual Medicine. 2009 Nov 12. PMID: 19912488.

Sanses TVD, Shahryarinejad A, Molden S, et al. "Anatomic outcomes of vaginal mesh procedure (Prolift, Gynecare) compared to uterosacral ligament suspension and abdominal sacrocolpopexy for pelvic organ prolapse. Fellows' Pelvic Research Network". American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2009 Nov;201(5):519.e1-8. Epub 2009 Aug 28.

Lowenstein L, Gamble T, Sanses Deniseiko T, et al. "Sexual function is related to body image perception and prolapse symptoms but not to vaginal topography." Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2009 Aug;6(8):2286-91.


Akingba, D., Deniseiko-Sanses, TV, Melick, C., Ellerkmann, RM, Matsuo, K. "Outcomes of hysterectomies performed by supervised residents versus those performed by attendings alone." Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Dec;199(6):673.e1-6.

Quiroz, L. H., Gutman, R. E., Shippey, S., Cundiff, G. W., Sanses, T, Blomquist, J. L., Handa, V. L. "Abdominal sacrocolpopexy: Anatomic outcomes and complications with Pelvicol, autologous and synthetic graft materials." American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 198(5):557e1-557e5, May 2008.


Deniseiko Sanses, Tatiana V. MD Painful Bladder Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis. Journal of Pelvic Medicine & Surgery. 13(6):321-336, November/ December 2007.


Fellows' Forum Discussion: Urinary incontinence in previously continent women following successful prolapse surgery. Tatiana Sanses. Greater Baltimore Medical Center/University of Maryland Medical Center. Posted on May 18, 2009 at

Sanses, TV and Fischer JR, et al. AUGS Fellows Literature Review. Jul-Aug 2008. Posted at

Sanses, TV and Clemons JL, et al. AUGS Fellows Literature Review. Jan-Feb 2008. Posted at

Sanses, TV and Clemons JL, et al. AUGS Fellows Literature Review. Nov-Dec 2007. Posted at on December 10, 2007

Sanses, TV and Clemons JL, et al. AUGS Fellows Literature Review. Jul-Aug, 2007[1]. Posted at

Sanses, TV and Clemons JL, et al. AUGS Fellows Literature Review. Nov-Dec, 2006. Posted at

Sanses, TV and Clemons JL, et al. AUGS Fellows Literature Review. Jul- Aug 2006[1]. Posted at