Avita Pahwa

Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Areas of treatment:

Urinary incontinence
Overactive bladder
Pelvic organ prolapse
Pelvic floor dysfunction
Urethral disorders
Fistulas
Fibroids
Gynecology
Gynecologic surgery
Laparoscopy
Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

Specialty:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Department:

  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages:

  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish

Avita Pahwa, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology

Practicing location:

  • Keck Hospital of USC

About this doctor:

Avita Pahwa, MD, is a fellowship trained Urogynecology specialist whose clinical interests involve pelvic floor disorders and the management of urinary incontinence, overactive  bladder, fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and benign conditions of the vagina and urethra.  Her research interests include patient-specific treatment of fecal incontinence and physical activity effects on urinary incontinence.  Dr. Pahwa is happy to return to the LAC+USC Medical Center, where she completed her obstetrics and gynecology training and served as chief resident.

 

Philosophy of Care:

Women’s health concerns such as incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse are sensitive topics that are often understandably difficult to discuss not only with family, but also  with your doctor. I look to change that, giving patients the time they need to openly communicate their feelings and medical concerns  I am honored to take care of women throughout all stages of their adult life and seek to provide the best patient-centered, evidence-based care that keeps each individual’s health goals in mind.

 

Education:

MD, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
BS, Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
AA in Religious Studies, University of California, Davis

Internships:

Obstetrics and Gynecology, LAC+USC Medical Center, 2013

Residencies:

Obstetrics and Gynecology, LAC+USC Medical Center, 2013

Fellowships:

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, 2016

Certifications:

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professional society memberships:

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
American Urogynecologic Society

Awards:

Chief Fellow, Division of Urogynecology, University of Pennsylvania (2015-2016)
Chief Resident, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, LAC+USC Medical Center (2012-2013)
Resident Leadership Award, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, LAC+USC Medical Center (recipient, 2012 and 2013)
Peer Physician Award, “Physician selected by your peers to be their personal physician”, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, LAC+USC Medical Center (recipient, 2012 and 2013)
Nurses Choice Award, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, LAC+USC Medical Center (recipient, 2010, 2012 and 2013)
Daniel R. Mishell Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, LAC+USC Medical Center (2010)
National Medical Association OB/GYN Scholarship Award Recipient (2009)