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Kris Strohbehn, MD

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations
Vice Chair of Gynecology
Program Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery Fellowship

Obstetrics and Gynecology

U. Vermont College of Medicine, MD 1988
Williams College, BA 1983


Contact Information

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon NH 03756

Office: (603) 653-9312
Fax: (603) 640-1918
Email: Kris.Strohbehn@Hitchcock.Org

Assistant: April Crowell
Asst. Email: April.L.Crowell@Hitchcock.Org

Professional Interests

Anatomic / biomechanical basis for stress urinary incontinence, including birth damage.
Imaging of the pelvic floor / urethra in stress urinary incontinence.
Pessary management for pelvic organ prolapse.
Outcome measures for pelvic floor disorders.

Grant Information

1. Eli Lilly Co. Multicenter Phase II trial of anti-incontinence drug. Grant based on per enrollment basis, total funding $103,218. Years Covered: 3/03-4/05.

2. Eli Lilly Co. Open label Phase II trial for continuation of anti-incontinence drug. Grant based on per enrollment basis $15,330. Years Covered: through 4/05.
3. Dura-Med. Multicenter randomized double blind oxybutynin vaginal ring study. Grant is based on per enrollment basis, total funding $235,888. Years covered: 12/04-6/06.

Courses Taught

Dartmouth Medical School:
2000- Didactic lectures to 3rd year medical students on topics of pelvic floor anatomy, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center:
2000- Supervise residents in operating room suite.
Supervise residents in Urogynecology clinic and precept continuity clinic.
Teaching attending for GYN service, 4 weeks / year

11/03- Supervise annual cadaveric dissection and anatomy day with residents in anatomy lab at Dartmouth Medical School.
2005 Teaching basics of anatomy and pelvic floor dysfunction to Urology residents
12/14/00 Course Co-Director, “Cystoscopy Workshop.” Southern NH Obstetrics & Gynecology faculty and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Obstetrics & Gynecology Residents
11/16-11/17/01 Course Co-Director, “Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Disorders.” Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
7/27-7/28/04 Course Director, “Incorporating Research into Your Practice.” Post-Graduate Course, American Urogynecologic Society. San Diego, CA
9/13-9/14/05 Course Co-Director, “Bench to Bedside Research of the Pelvic Floor: Demystifying the Bench Part.” Atlanta, GA
1998-2005 American Urogynecologic Society Research Committee: Organized and taught at annual retreat on research design for fellows-in-training.
Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, Advanced Gynecology Surgery Post-Graduate Course, 2004 - 2017
Course Director, SGS Advanced Gynecologic Surgery Post-Graduate Course, 2008- present

Selected Publications


Minimally Invasive Autologous Fascia Sling at the Midurethra: A Case Series.
Shaw JS, Gerjevic KA, Pollack C, Strohbehn K
J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2022 Oct;29(10):1165-1169. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2022.07.001. Epub 2022 Jul 6.
PMID: 35809894

Trends Among Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowships and Graduates.
Gerjevic KA, Brandes E, Gormley EA, Auty SG, Strohbehn K
Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2022 Jun 1;28(6):e211-e214. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000001186. Epub 2022 Apr 15.
PMID: 35421016

Geographic Variation in Apical Support Procedures for Pelvic Organ Prolapse.
Gerjevic KA, Newton H, Leggett C, Skinner J, Erekson E, Strohbehn K
Obstet Gynecol. 2022 Apr 1;139(4):597-605. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000004708. Epub 2022 Mar 10.
PMID: 35272346

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Between Sacral Neuromodulation and OnabotulinumtoxinA for the Treatment of Refractory Overactive Bladder in Women: A Systematic Review.
Gerjevic KA, Ahmad S, Strohbehn K, Riblet N
Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2021 Aug 1;27(8):481-487. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000001074.
PMID: 34074937

Autologous Fascia Lata for Combined Sacrocolpopexy and Rectopexy.
Shaw JS, Wilson LR, Wilson MZ, Ivatury SJ, Strohbehn K
Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2021 Mar 1;27(3):e484-e486. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000001038.
PMID: 33620908

Information Priorities for Deciding on Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse.
Gerjevic KA, Erekson E, Strohbehn K, Jacobs KA, Hanissian PD, Aarts JW
Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2019 Sep/Oct;25(5):372-377. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000572.
PMID: 30063484

Major postoperative complications following surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse: a secondary database analysis of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.
Erekson E, Murchison RL, Gerjevic KA, Meljen VT, Strohbehn K
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Nov;217(5):608.e1-608.e17. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2017.05.052. Epub 2017 Jun 1.
PMID: 28578172

Frailty, cognitive impairment, and functional disability in older women with female pelvic floor dysfunction.
Erekson EA, Fried TR, Martin DK, Rutherford TJ, Strohbehn K, Bynum JP
Int Urogynecol J. 2015 Jun;26(6):823-30. doi: 10.1007/s00192-014-2596-2. Epub 2014 Dec 17.
PMID: 25516232

Functional disability among older women with fecal incontinence.
Erekson EA, Ciarleglio MM, Hanissian PD, Strohbehn K, Bynum JP, Fried TR
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Mar;212(3):327.e1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2014.10.015. Epub 2014 Oct 15.
PMID: 25447956

Functional disability and compromised mobility among older women with urinary incontinence.
Erekson EA, Ciarleglio MM, Hanissian PD, Strohbehn K, Bynum JP, Fried TR
Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2015 May-Jun;21(3):170-5. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000136.
PMID: 25185600

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