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Whitney Hendrickson-Cahill

Whitney Hendrickson-Cahill
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Why did you choose Duke for your fellowship training?

The FPMRS faculty are not only the top in the field, but all seemed genuine and interested in educating the next generation of urogynecologists.  I also felt Duke was a place where I could launch my research career in a niche of my choosing with excellent research mentors that would push me to be my very best.  On top of this, the surgical training seems quite diverse and exhaustive.


What excites you about the fellowship program at Duke OB/GYN?

I am excited to move back to the east coast to complete my training in FPMRS that seems to have the resources and support available for me to meet my goals of being an academic Urogynecologist and improving care for women.  I am also looking forward to working with, teaching and learning from the hardworking Duke OBGYN residents.


What are your career goals?

Academic Urogynecologist


What are your hobbies?

Yoga, hiking/backpacking, running, skiing.  I am looking forward to exploring new restaurants and hopefully training for triathlons/half marathons in the Durham area!

Education & Training

Undergraduate school & graduation year:

Middlebury College 2009

Medical school & graduation year:

University of Massachusetts Medical School 2014

Residency & graduation year

University of California, San Diego 2018


Awards and Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society
  • Excellence in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Ob/Gyn Administrative Chief Resident


Publications & Presentations


Selected Publications/Presentations: Ureaplasma urealyticum and painful lower urinary tract symptoms American Urogynecologic Society PFD Week 2017, Providence, Rhode Island; October 2017; A population based study of malignant neuroendocrine tumors of the female genital tract: a SEER database analysis Society of Gynecologic Oncology 47th Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, San Diego, CA; March 2016; 

Hendrickson WK, Flavin R, Kasperzyk JL, Fiorentino M, Fang F, Lis R, Fiore C, Penney KL, Ma J, Kantoff PW, Stampfer MJ, Loda M, Mucci LA, Giovannucci EL. Vitamin D receptor protein expression in tumor tissue and prostate cancer progression. J Clin Oncol 2011 Jun 10; 29(17):2378-85. PMID: 21537045

Research Interests

Describe your research interests/goals:

I am interested in expanding our knowledge of the GU microbiome and the development of dysbiosis leading to disease states in women, as well as pelvic organ prolapse surgical outcomes, and improving the ERAS pathway.