Annika Sinha, MD

Dr. Annika Sinha
Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery


Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

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Why did you choose Duke for your fellowship training?

I chose Duke because of the opportunity to be part of a system with phenomenal training, excellent research, and a supportive, encouraging atmosphere. 

What excites you about the fellowship program at Duke Obstetrics and Gynecology?

I am excited to train with the many leaders and educators in the Division of URPS at Duke to build my skills and knowledge as a future urogynecologist and academician. 

What are your career goals?

In the future, my goal is to work in an academic setting with the opportunity to teach and train learners of all levels. 

What are your hobbies?

I love spending time with friends/family, cooking, and painting. 


Education & Training

Undergrad School
Mercer University, 2015

Medical School
Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, 2019

Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2023


Awards & Honors

American Urogynecologic Society Resident Scholar Award 2022

Award for Excellence in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery 2022

Cleveland Society of OB-GYN, Resident Research First Place Award 2022

Cleveland Society of OB-GYN Women's Health Service and Leadership Award 2022

Cleveland Society of OB-GYN, Resident Research First Place Award 2021

The Excellence in Public Health Award from the U.S. Public Health Service Physician

Professional Advisory Committee 2019

United States Environmental Protection Agency People, Prosperity, and the Planet Student

Design Grant Phase I and II 2017-2018

Clinton Global Initiative University Innovation Fund Grant 2016

Case Western Reserve University ThinkBox Research Grant 2016

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Dean’s Summer Research Award 2016

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Dean’s Tuition Scholarship

Phi Eta Sigma 

Sigma Xi



Gupta, S, Sinha A. ``Potential Markers of Endometriosis” J Genit Syst Disorders. May 16, 2016. 5:1-13.

Sinha, A, Gupta S. “Oxidative Stress in Assisted Reproductive Technology” JSM Invitro Fertilization. December 01, 2016. 1: 1006

Sinha, A, Gupta S. “The Role of Antioxidant Supplementation in Endometriosis Therapy” J. Gyn Women’s Health. March 07, 2017. 3:1.

Sinha, A, Gupta S. “Lipid Peroxidation and its Effect on Infertility” J Women’s Health and Gyn. Jan 22, 2018. 4:1.

Sinha, A, Gupta S. “The Role of Antioxidant Supplementation in Male Infertility” Clinical Research in Obstetrics and Gynecology. July 19, 2018. 1:1.

Datta, S, Sinha A, Kapoor, B. “Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors: Clinical and Pathological Correlates” Digestive Disease Interventions. March 07, 2019. 3:3-13.

Sinha, A, Alleyne, B., Chang, O., Shaffer, K., Al-Hilli, M, Valente, M, Wood, H, Ashton, K, Ferrando, C, Djohan, R. “Comprehensive Approach in Multi-Disciplinary Preventive Care for Transgender Patients.” JSM Sexual Medicine. August 20, 2020.

Gupta, S. Sinha, A. “Is in-vitro fertilization the answer in polycystic ovarian syndrome?” Fertility and Sterility. Feb 2021.

Das, D., Sinha, A., Yao, M., Michener, CM. “Trends and Risk Factors for Vaginal Cuff Dehiscence After Laparoscopic Hysterectomy.” Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. May 21, 2021

Sinha, A, Mei, L, Ferrando, C. “The Effect of Estrogen Therapy on Spermatogenesis in Transgender Women.” Fertility and Sterility Reports. June, 2021

Ross, J., Sinha, A., Prospt, K., Ferrando, C. Adherence to Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Referrals in Women with Fecal Incontinence. FPMRS. March, 2022

Sinha, A., Patterson, B. Persistently elevated β-human chorionic gonadotropin level after vacuum-assisted uterine aspiration: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports. July 2022.



Sinha, A. Ferrando, C. The Effect of Estrogen on Spermatogenesis in Transgender Women. Presented at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine October 2020. (Oral presented by Sinha, A)

Sinha, A. Yao, M, Kho, R., Shippey, E, Orlando, M. Perioperative Venous Thromboembolism in patients undergoing hysterectomy for fibroids: a nationwide sample. Will be Presented at American

Miller, K, Sinha, A, Kloepper K. “Biosurfactant Discovery and Characterization for Environmental Applications” Mercer University; Macon, GA (2012). (Poster presented by Sinha, A)

Grady, A, Chandler, B, Sinha, A, Smith A. “Prevalence and Distribution of the Causative Agent of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in field-collected Dermacentor variabilis from the Great Smokey Mountain National Park, NC” Mercer University; Macon, GA (2013). (Poster presented by Sinha, A)

Wall, G, Yin, M, Sinha, A. “The Creation of Inexpensive, Adjustable Prosthetic Devices for Use in Vietnam and Haiti” Clinton Global Initiative University; Phoenix, AZ (2014). (Poster presented by Wall, G, Yin., M, and Sinha, A)

Sinha, A, Patel, D, Sonntag, M. “The Use of Cost-Effective Prosthetic Devices in Vietnam” Clinton Global Initiative University; Miami, FL (2015).(Poster presented by Wall, G, Yin, M, and Sinha, A) 

Sinha, A, Ziemba, M, Smith A. “The Prevalence of the Etiologic Agent of RMSF in American Dog Ticks” Mercer University; Macon, GA (2015). (Poster presented by Sinha, A and Ziemba, M)

Sinha, A, Merlino, A, Lippus, J, Gladkiy, Y, Moore, J, Mesiano S “Expression of Progesterone Receptors in Human Fetal Membrane” Case Western Reserve University; Cleveland, OH (2016). (Poster presented by Sinha, A)

Moore, R, Sinha, A, Kumar, D, Mercer, B, Mesiano, S, Moore J. “Membrane Progestogen Receptor May Be Important in Controlling Fetal Membrane Weakening” Society of Reproductive Investigation. Orlando, FL (2017). (Poster presented by Moore, R).

Datta, S, Sinha, A, Pfau, D. “OSPRI: A Reusable Solar Water Disinfection Sensor to Prevent Waterborne Illnesses” Clinton Global Initiative University; Boston, MA (2017) (Poster presented by Datta, S, Sinha, A, and Pfau, D)

Sinha, A, Tippareddy, Charit, Sunshine, Kerrin, Datta, S. “OSPRI: A Reusable Solar Water Disinfection Sensor for Developing Countries” US EPA P3 Design Expo; Washington, D.C. (2018) (Poster presentation delivered by Datta, S, Sinha, A, Tippareddy, C, and Sunshine, K)

Sinha, A, Amini, P, Yi, L, Mesiano, S. “Understanding Labor: Physical Interactions between Progesterone Receptor and Key Transcription Factors” Case Western Reserve University; Cleveland, OH (2018). (Poster presented by Sinha, A).

Datta, S, Sinha, A, Kapoor, B. “Gastrointestinal Tumors: Clinical and Pathologic Correlates” Digestive Disease Interventions; New York, NY (2018). (Poster presented by Datta, S).

Ross, James H, Sinha, A, Ferrando, C. “Compliance with Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy in Women Presenting with Fecal Incontinence.” American Urogynecologic Society; Phoenix, AZ (2021). (Poster presented by Ross, J)

Sinha, A, McKenna, M, Kollikonda, S, Yeng, M, Mei, L, Valentine, L, Luna-Russo, M, Hornacek, D, Kho, Rosanne. “The Risk of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients With and Without Leiomyomas Undergoing Gynecologic Surgery.” Society of Gynecologic Surgeons; San Antonio, TX (Presented by McKenna, M)


Research Interests

My research interests currently include lower urinary tract dysfunction, stress urinary incontinence, gender-affirmation surgery and medicine, and perioperative risk in gynecologic surgery.