Larissa V. Rodríguez

Professor of Urology Associate Provost for Faculty and Student Initiatives in Health and STEM Director, USC Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, Beverly Hills Vice Chair, Academics Director, FPMRS Fellowship at USC
Larissa V. Rodriguez, MD

Areas of treatment:

Pelvic floor disorders
Urinary incontinence
Pelvic organ prolapse
Chronic pelvic pain
Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery

Specialty:

  • Urology

Department:

  • Department of Urology

Languages:

  • English
  • Spanish

Larissa V. Rodríguez, MD

Professor of Urology
Associate Provost for Faculty and Student Initiatives in Health and STEM
Director, USC Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, Beverly Hills
Vice Chair, Academics
Director, FPMRS Fellowship at USC

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • Keck Medicine of USC - Beverly Hills
  • USC Urology - Bakersfield

About this doctor:

Dr. Rodríguez is an established surgeon-scientist with extensive expertise in the field of female pelvic and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS) in urology. Dr. Rodríguez is nationally and internationally recognized for her work in the field of stem cell research and tissue engineering.

An awarded researcher, Dr. Rodríguez has developed patented techniques and innovative surgical strategies to provide treatment in areas such as stress incontinence and reconstruction of the bladder and lower urinary tract. Another focus of her research has been the study of the etiology and treatment of urinary incontinence and vaginal prolapse, in which she is active in clinical research and outcomes research as they relate to treatment in these areas.

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Education:

BA, Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989
MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1994

Residencies:

Stanford University, Department of Urology, 2000

Fellowships:

Female/Reconstructive Urology Fellowship, UCLA Department of Urology, 2001

Certifications:

California State Medical License
Fluoroscopy License
Member in good standing of California Urological Association (CUA)
DEA
Diplomat of the American Board of Urology

Professional society memberships:

American Urological Association
Western Section American Urological Association
International Continence Society
International Urogynecological Association
American Urogynecological Society
Confederación Americana de Urología
Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology
Society of Women in Urology
American Association of Clinical Urologists
Association of Women Surgeons
Geriatric Urology Society
Asosiación Chilena de Urología
Asociación Colombiana de Urología

Awards:

Top Doctor, Los Angeles magazine, 2016
American Urological Association Lecturer Representative to the 28th European Urological Association Annual Congress, Milan, Italy, 2013
America’s Top Urologist, 2012 – Present
1st Prize Basic Science Essay Winner, Society of Female Urology and Urodynamics Annual Meeting, St. Petersburg, FL: The effects of acute and chronic stress on bladder structure and function, 2009
Recipient of Zimskind Award. Award given by the Society of Female Urology and Urodynamics to an individual with the most contribution to the field of Pelvic Medicine, Reconstruction and Voiding Dysfunction, 2008
3rd Place Winner of the 2008 AUA/Gyrus ACMI Prize Essay Contest (Laboratory Research Category): Cell fusion independent smooth muscle differentiation of human adipose-derived cells induced by smooth muscle environment, 2008
Second Prize Lapides Essay Competition: Treatment of SUI using adipose stem cells: improvement of urethral function, 2007
1st Prize: AUA Western Section Resident Essay Competition: Periurethral injection of autologous adipose derived stem cells with hepatocyte growth factor-impregnated PLGA microspheres for treatment of stress urinary incontinence in an animal model, 2007
1st Place Winner of the AUA/Gyrus ACMI Prize Essay Contest (Laboratory Research Category): Fibroblasts and adipose derived stem cells in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence: comparison of functional studies, 2007