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Release Date: 05/17/2016

B. Star Hampton, MD, FACOG, a board certified urogynecologist in the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has recently received the inaugural distinguished service award from the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS).

The mission of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons is to promote excellence in gynecologic surgery through acquisition of knowledge and improvement of skills, advancement of basic and clinical research, and professional and public education. The Society’s distinguished service award is presented annually to one SGS member in good standing who has provided important contributions to the Society. The selection is made by the executive committee and is based on the nominee’s scientific leadership, organizational or society service, contributions to the SGS, and gynecological and/or surgical patient care expertise.

Dr. Hampton is a graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at New York University Medical Center in New York City. Following residency, Dr. Hampton completed a three-year fellowship specializing in urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery at New York University Medical Center. She has achieved board certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery (FPMRS) by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG).

Dr. Hampton specializes in non-surgical and surgical approaches to pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence, including minimally invasive options for pelvic floor disorders. She is a national leader in medical education as well as the field of urogynecology and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Hampton is committed to teaching physicians in training, takes an active part in the academic growth of her field, and travels yearly for international women's health outreach.

About Women & Infants Hospital

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, is one of the nation’s leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns. A major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University for obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics, as well as a number of specialized programs in women’s medicine, Women & Infants is the 12th largest stand-alone obstetrical service in the country and the largest in New England with approximately 8,500 deliveries per year. A Designated Baby-Friendly® USA hospital, U.S.News & World Report 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospital in Neonatology and a 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital, in 2009 Women & Infants opened what was at the time the country’s largest, single-family room neonatal intensive care unit.

Women & Infants and Brown offer fellowship programs in gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine, urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery, neonatal-perinatal medicine, pediatric and perinatal pathology, gynecologic pathology and cytopathology, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. It is home to the nation’s first mother-baby perinatal psychiatric partial hospital, as well as the nation’s only fellowship program in obstetric medicine.

Women & Infants has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiography; a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology; a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence by the National Institutes of Health (NIH); and a Neonatal Resource Services Center of Excellence. It is one of the largest and most prestigious research facilities in high risk and normal obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics in the nation, and is a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Gynecologic Oncology Group and the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network.
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