Last Name

Monica Richardson, MD, MPH

TitleClinical Assistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentObstetrics & Gynecology
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
I decided to be a doctor when I was in high school after caring for a sick grandmother. My family experienced first hand how important the physician-patient relationship was to the healing of a patient. It was then that I realized communicating and advocating is the biggest priority in helping patients heal. I loved science and math but I loved listening and helping others even more. In medical school I found myself organizing education for women's health groups and enjoyed caring for women and their intimate concerns. It was natural to pursue training in obstetrics and gynecology.

While training in obstetrics and gynecology I became interested in treating women with gynecologic and urologic issues. I therefore pursued fellowship training in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. For most women, disorders of the pelvic floor are often not mentioned to their physician. Sometimes after deliveries or even just with aging, a woman's body undergoes change. I find caring and advocating for this large population of women to be the most rewarding. In my training I learned a variety of both noninvasive and surgical treatments of urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction and other gynecologic concerns.

I enjoy speaking with women about their health concerns and coming up with a strategy that is most comfortable for them. I aim at setting goals to optimize a treatment plan that makes the most sense for the busy lives of women. Together with my tools and a patient's motivation for a cure, we can ensure a happy, healthier you.

The division of Urogynecology aims at improving the quality of life for all women. We offer a variety of treatments for pelvic floor disorders, urinary and anal incontinence, fistulas, pelvic or bladder pain, sexual dysfunction or any gynecologic concern.

 Self-Described Keywords
  • Urinary Incontinence in Women: Treatments
  • Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises (Kegels)
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Accidental Bowel Leakage (Fecal Incontinence)
  • Bladder Infections in Women (Urinary Tract Infections)
  • Hormonal Therapy for Women
  • Menopause
  • Painful Bladder Syndrome
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.
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  1. Ohno MS, Richardson ML, Sokol ER. Abdominal sacral colpopexy versus sacrospinous ligament fixation: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Int Urogynecol J. 2016 Feb; 27(2):233-7. PMID: 26282093.
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  2. Richardson ML, Sokol ER. A cost-effectiveness analysis of conservative versus surgical management for the initial treatment of stress urinary incontinence. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Nov; 211(5):565.e1-6. PMID: 25019485.
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  3. Richardson ML, Fu CL, Pennington LF, Honeycutt JD, Odegaard JI, Odegaard JL, Hsieh YJ, Hammam O, Conti SL, Hsieh MH. A new mouse model for female genital schistosomiasis. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 May; 8(5):e2825. PMID: 24786606.
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  4. Oakley SH, Brown HW, Greer JA, Richardson ML, Adelowo A, Yurteri-Kaplan L, Lindo FM, Greene KA, Fok CS, Book NM, Saiz CM, Plowright LN, Harvie HS, Pauls RN. Management of vesicovaginal fistulae: a multicenter analysis from the Fellows' Pelvic Research Network. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jan-Feb; 20(1):7-13. PMID: 24368481.
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  5. Richardson ML, Balise RR, Comiter CV. Chronic sacral nerve stimulation as a novel treatment for stress urinary incontinence-A rat model. Neurourol Urodyn. 2015 Mar; 34(3):270-3. PMID: 24375804.
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  6. Korbly NB, Kassis NC, Good MM, Richardson ML, Book NM, Yip S, Saguan D, Gross C, Evans J, Lopes VV, Harvie HS, Sung VW. Patient preferences for uterine preservation and hysterectomy in women with pelvic organ prolapse. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Nov; 209(5):470.e1-6. PMID: 23921090.
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  7. Good MM, Korbly N, Kassis NC, Richardson ML, Book NM, Yip S, Saguan D, Gross C, Evans J, Harvie HS, Sung V. Prolapse-related knowledge and attitudes toward the uterus in women with pelvic organ prolapse symptoms. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Nov; 209(5):481.e1-6. PMID: 23748108.
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  8. Richardson ML, Elliott CS, Shaw JG, Comiter CV, Chen B, Sokol ER. To sling or not to sling at time of abdominal sacrocolpopexy: a cost-effectiveness analysis. J Urol. 2013 Oct; 190(4):1306-12. PMID: 23524201.
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  9. Richardson ML, Elliot CS, Sokol ER. Posterior compartment prolapse: a urogynecology perspective. Urol Clin North Am. 2012 Aug; 39(3):361-9. PMID: 22877719.
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