Curriculum Vitae

Heidi Wittenberg, MD MS FPMRS Gender Confirmation Surge

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery Board Certified

 

APPOINTMENTS                  Director of MoZaic Care, Inc 

                                               1/1/18- Present

 

                                               Medical Director, Gender Institute at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

                                               Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, Dignity, San Francisco, CA

                                               7/1/2020-Present

 

                                               First Center of Excellence Gender Confirmation Surgery, A Founding Surgeon

                                               Co-Director

                                               Greenbrae Surgery Center

                                               1/2019- Present

 

                                                Master Surgeon of Excellence Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery.

                                                Surgical Review Corporation

                                                6/2019

                                                President San Francisco Gynecological Society

                                                5/15/20-5/15/21

 

                                                President Elect San Francisco Gynecological Society

                                                5/14/19-5/15/20

 

                                                Director of Urogynecology Center of San Francisco

                                                9/1/14 – 7/31/18

                                                

                                                Center of Excellence Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, A Founding Surgeon

                                                California Pacific Medical Center

                                                2017

 

                                                Secretary Treasurer of San Francisco Gynecologic Society

                                                10/1/2014 – 5/14/19

 

                                                Clinical Instructor, UCSF

                                                UCSF Resident Surgical Instructor

                                                2008 – 2018

 

                                                Director

                                                Continence & Prolapse Center

                                                Pacific Women’s Obstetrics & Gynecology Medical Group

                                                2001-8/31/14

 

                                               Chair

                                               Multispecialty Pelvic Physiology Conference

                                               California Pacific Medical Center

                                               2010-2017

                                                

                                                Director of Comprehensive Pelvic Medicine and Continence Center

                                                California Pacific Medical Center

                                                2000-2006

 

 

BOARD STATUS                    American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology  

                                                Certified 2002 & active with MOC (maintenance of certification)

 

                                                Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery Specialty

                                                Board Certified 6/21/2013 & active with MOC

 

 

EDUCATION                          PGY 2, 3, & 4, Johns Hopkins

                                                            July 1,1996- June 30,1999

                                                PGY 1& 2, Columbus-Cabrini, Northwestern Affiliate

                                                            July 1,1994- June 30,1996

                                                M.D., U.H.S./The Chicago Medical School

                                                            July 1990- May 1994

                                                M.S., U.H.S./The Chicago Medical School

                                                            Major: Applied Physiology

                                                            July 1989- May 1990

                                                B.S., University of California, Berkeley

                                                            Major: Genetics

                                                            August 1985- May 1989

 

 

EMPLOYMENT                      MoZaic Care, Inc

                                                Director, Gender Confirmation Surgery

                                                1/1/18– Present

 

                                                Attending Physician, Director

                                                Urogynecology Center of San Francisco

                                                9/1/14 – 7/31/18

 

                                                Attending Physician

                                                Brownstein Crane Surgical Services

                                                1/1/2016 – 3/2017

 

                                                Attending Physician:  Gyn, Urogyn, Neurourologist, FPMRS

                                                Pacific Gynecology and Obstetrics Medical Group

                                                May 16, 2001 - 8/31/14

                                                            

                                                Attending Physician 

                                                Pacific Women's Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical Group 

                                                August 1,1999- May 15, 2001

 

 

                                   

AWARDS                               2018 Congressional Award: For Innovative Spirit, Professional Success, and                  

                                                        Commitment to Giving Back to the Community in a way that Supports Youth Development.

                                               2018 STARS Hall of Fame Induction for San Juan Unified Foundation 

                                               2016 Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery At 

                                                        California Pacific Medical Center: A Founding Surgeon American Association of Gynecologic                                                                              Laparoscopy/ Surgical Review Corporation

                                               2013-2014 UCSF Outstanding Resident Teaching Award

                                               2012-2013 UCSF Outstanding Resident Teaching Award

                                               2011 Congressional Award: Operations Access Unsung Hero 

                                               2013-2019 415 Top Doctors- Peer Survey

                                               1991 American Diabetes Association Annual Research Award

 

 

COMMITTEE                         Gynecology Quality Assurance/ California Pacific Medical Center

APPOINTMENTS                  2003-2018          

                                                

                                               California Pacific Medical Center New Technology Committee

                                               2006-2017

 

                                                Gynecology New Technology Committee

                                                2006-2018

 

                                                IPA Quality Assurance/ Brown & Toland, San Francisco Ca

                                                2009-2018

 

 

PROCTOR                               Intuitive Robot Benign Gyn Proctor 2009-2015

                                                Coloplast Proctor for Altis Sling 2013- 2015

 

 

 

INVITED                                  National Speaker

PRESENTATIONS                   Transcendent: Below the Belt Gender Confirmation Surgery 2016 – Present

                                                 American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology 5/4/19 Nashville Tennessee

                                                 American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology 4/28/2018 Austin Texas

                                                 Multiple Gender Alliance Conferences 2015 to present: Seattle, LA, Chico, SF

                                                 San Francisco Gynecological Society 1/16/18 SF, CA

                                                 International Society  Study of Women’s Sexual Health 2/10/18, San Diego, CA

                                                 UCSF 3/21/19 and 4/1/19

                                                 California Pacific Medical Center 3/6/18, SF, CA

                                                 Dignity Transgender Conference  10/24/18, SF, CA

                                                 WPATH/Dignity Transgender Summit 5/30/19, SF, CA

                                                 Marin General Hospital 9/13/17, Marin, CA

                                                            

                                              Utility of Routine Cystoscopy During Transvaginal Cervico-Ishtmic Cerclage: AUGS 2015

                                              Cervico-isthmic Cerclage & Cystoscopy: Pacific Coast OB Gyn Society 2012

                                              Incontinence 1999 – Present (complete list provided below)

                                              Community Health Resource Center

                                              Womens Resource Center

                                              Dignity Health Care: Grand Rounds on Robotics 2012// Transgender Health 2018

                                              Grand Rounds OB Gyn & Medicine Departments at CPMC

                                              Grand Rounds Marin General Hospital

                                              Grand Rounds OB Gyn at St Lukes Hospital

                                              Grand Rounds Medicine at Novato Community Hospital

                                               SutterHealth Nursing Education

                                               UC MedSurg Nursing Symposium 2005

                                               UCSF Conference 2018

                                               Pacific Northwest Ostomy and Continence Nursing Conf 2012

                                               Gender Conference, Chico California 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

                                               Gender Odyssey, Seattle Washington 2018                           

 

 

RESEARCH                           Peritoneal Pull Through Technique for Gender Confirmation Vaginoplasty Grafting

                                                            Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, San Francisco

                                                            2019- present

                                               Neuromodulation Placed for Urinary Issues Secondary Effect on Constipation

                                                            California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco

                                                            2012-2018

                                               Cervico-isthmic cerclage & Cystoscopy

                                                            Sponsor: Michael Katz, M.D., MFM

                                                            California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco

                                                            2008-present

                                               Holter monitor study of fetuses with internal scalp electrode

                                                            Sponsor: L. Feinkind, M.D., MFM

                                                            Columbus Hospital, Chicago

                                                            1994-1996

                                             “Effects of the Availability of Glucose on Rat Embryo Glucose Utilization.”

                                                            Sponsor: Ann Snyder, Ph.D.

                                                            Veterans Administration Medical Center, North Chicago

                                                            May 1991- August 1991

                                              “Effects of Ethanol on Fetal Rat Brain Cells.”

                                                            Sponsor: S. Singh, M.D. and Ann Snyder, Ph.D.

                                                            Veterans Administration Medical Center, North Chicago

                                                            June 1990- May 1991

                                               Chorionic Villus Sampling: NIH Study

                                                            Sponsor: Mitchell Golbus, M.D., Ph.D.

                                                            Genetics Clinic and Research Department

                                                            University of California, San Francisco 

                                                            May 1987- September 1987, December 1987

            

 

PROFESSIONAL                     

SOCIETIES 

                                               American Advanced Gyn Laparoscopy Society

                                               American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology

                                               American Medical Association

                                               American Urogynecology Society

                                               Pacific Coast Obstetrics and Gynecology Society 

                                               San Francisco Gynecological Society

                                               San Francisco Medical Society

                                               Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons

                                               Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine& Urogenital Reconstruction

                                               WPATH- World Professional Association of Transgender Health

                                               USPATH-US Professional Association of Transgender Health

PROCTOR                             Intuitive Robot Benign Gyn Proctor 2009-2015

                                               Coloplast Proctor for Altis Sling 2013- 2015

 

ACTIVITIES                           Kaiser Permanente Northern California: OB Gyn Resident Research Symposium

                                                            4/27/19 Invited Judge

                                              Operation Access: Providing Surgical Care to Uninsured

                                                             2011-Present

                                               Hospital de la Familia Surgical Missions in Guatemala

                                                            2005 and 8/2014

                                               Partners In Care University of California, San Francisco 

                                               Auxiliary Charity for the Hospital/ Founding Member

                                                            2010-2017

                                               National Youth Services Foundation 

                                               Career Specialty Lecturer

                                                            July 2000, 2001

                                               Community Services Committee

                                               Eating Disorders Education for High School Students

                                                            July 1989- May 1990

 

INTERESTS                             PROFESSIONAL

 

                                                Gender Confirmation Surgery

                                                Peritoneal Pull Through Vaginoplasty Development

                                                Pelvic Reconstruction for Cis & Transgender Patients

                                                Minimally Invasive alternative to abdominal cerclage: Transvaginal Cervico-Isthmic                                                                                                Cerclage

                                                Urogynecology: comparisons of different surgical techniques, different medical options                                                                                      & physical therapies for continence management. 

                                                Neuromodulation effect on pelvic motility, role in constipation.

                                                Neuromodulation effect on pain.

                                                Robotic DaVinci Surgery ( >500 complex surgeries)

                                                Minimally Invasive Surgery

                                                Surgical Missions

 

                                                PERSONAL

 

                                                My husband Steve, an amazing person-his 600 best friends would agree.

                                                We are a match personally and medically. Luckily, I was able to provide a kidney to him

                                                when he went into renal failure during our first year of marriage. 

                                                He takes excellent care of me and what he calls his “girl kidney”.

                                                He also takes care of our three dogs – all rescue dogs.

                                                I love weekends in Santa Rosa with family, friends and gardening. 

                                                As of 10/2017 we are working on rebuilding our home lost in the Santa Rosa fires, and                                                                                          looking forward to rebuilding!

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