Globally Recognized

Peer acknowledgement, patient care awards, numerous intellectual property patents leading to new medical devices performed on a global scale. These are just some of the ways that we have been recognized as a leading center in women’s pelvic health.

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Patient Advocacy and Clinical Excellence

  • Dr. Sand:  Lifetime Achievement Award, International Urogynecological Association 
  • Dr. Goldberg:  Medical Activist Award, Women’s Health Foundation 
  • Dr. Goldberg:  Distinguished Physician Award, NorthShore University HealthSystem 
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor: Dr. Sand, Dr. Goldberg
Dr. Sand accepting the Distinguished Service Award
from the International Urogynecology Association

Selected Research Awards

  • Dr. Sand: 
    • Ralph Reis Award for Research at Northwestern University Medical School
    • ACOG Purdue Fredrick Research Award, American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists  
    • Best paper, Central Association of Obstetricians & Gynecologists  
    • Best paper, Annual meeting, American Urogynecologic Association.   
    • Best research paper, American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists District VI Annual Meeting. 
    • Best research paper, Royal Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada annual meeting
    • Organon Ovestin Research Award at the International Urogynecological Association Annual Meeting
    • Best paper, International Urogynecological Association Annual Meeting
    • President’s Award, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons 
    • Pharmacia Award for Research, American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
    • International Health Professional of the Year, International Biographical Centre of Cambridge, England 
    • Lifetime Achievement Award, International Urogynecological Association 
  • Dr. Goldberg:
    • Best Paper (First Prize): Joint Meeting of the International Continence Society (ICS) and International Urogynecology Association (IUGA) 
    • President’s Prize Paper, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons Annual Meeting 
    • First Prize: ACOG / Pharmacia Research Award: Acupuncture for Overactive Bladder 
    • Roy M. Pitkin Award for outstanding manuscript, Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Best Poster, International Urogynecology Association 32nd Annual Meeting  
    • Donald F. Richardson Memorial Prize for Best Paper – American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology  
    • Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Young Investigator Award

Medical Device Patents:  Sign of our Innovative Spirit

  • Dr. Goldberg:
    • Systems and methods for treating urinary incontinence.  
      EP 2680768 A4.   
    • Pelvic implants and methods of implanting the same.  
      US 8911348 B2.   
    • Implants and procedures for treatment of pelvic floor disorders.  US 8480558 B2.  
    • Devices for treating pelvic dysfunctions.
    • Apparatus and method for suspending a uterus.  WO2007038589.  
    • Apparatus for housing a plurality of needles and method of use therefore. 
      US8418851 B2.  
    • Anchor delivery system and method.
      WO 2015/015475 A2. 
Dr. Sand honored with an award, surrounded by past Fellow trainees

About the Team

From left: Dr. Goldberg, Dr. Rostami, Dr. Dutta, and Dr. Gafni-Kane standing

Collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and dedicated to advancing women’s health. Learn more about the team at WPSS.

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