Elisabeth Erekson, MD MPH FACOG FACS
Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S.
Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine – M.D.
Residency: Saint Louis University, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellowship: Women and Infants’ Hospital of Rhode Island/Alpert Medical School at Brown University, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Masters in Public Health: Brown University
Dr. Erekson received her bachelor and medical degrees from the University of Illinois and her Master of Public Health from Brown University. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Louis University, followed by a fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and an NIH T32 fellowship in epidemiology and clinical trials, both at Women and Infants’ Hospital of Rhode Island/Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Dr. Erekson a clinician-scientist who is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and the sub-specialty of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (also known as Urogynecology) and serves as a ABOG sub-specialty certifying examiner. Her research focuses on outcomes in gynecology, the epidemiology of female pelvic floor disorders, health services research in women’s health and quality improvement. Past research endeavors have included investigations of the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP), American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (ACS NSQIP), the National Survey of Ambulatory Surgery (NSAS), Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS). In 2012, she was awarded the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center Career Development award in conjunction with an R03 award from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists Transition into Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) program.
Dr. Erekson also has a strong focus on quality improvement and outcomes in gynecologic surgery. She serves a voting member of the National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Standing Surgical Committee for the endorsement of quality metrics in surgical care. She also serves as an American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) committee chair, quality council member, and national advisor of the Quality Improvement and Outcomes Research Network facilitating the collection of data on variation in practice patterns and outcomes for the surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence across 9 different health systems in the United States and Canadian. In 2017, she won the American College of Surgeons-American Urogynecologic Society’s joint scholarship to the Brandeis University Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management.