Douglas Luchristt, MD, MPH

Douglas Luchristt, MD, MPH
Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery


Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

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Why did you choose Duke for your fellowship training?

The Duke FPMRS division has a tremendous diversity in its clinical and research expertise, with world-class surgeons and researchers in all aspects of urogynecology. Moreover, they are committed not only to excellence in their own practice, but also to raising the next generation of urogynecologists. I had no doubt that Duke would offer me excellent training and help foster my own research and clinical interests as a fellow and was thrilled to be given the opportunity to join.

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

I am looking forward to not only having amazing surgical and research training through this fellowship, but also to have the opportunity to live in and explore the Triangle.

What are your career goals?

Academic Urogynecologist

What are your hobbies?

Much of my downtime is spent with family and friends, as well as my two Great Danes. I love exploring the local hiking trails and visiting the amazing restaurants in and around the triangle.


Education & Training

Swarthmore College, 2009

Medical School
Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, 2016

Northwestern, McGaw Medical Center 2020


Awards & Honors

2018 AUGS Resident Scholar Award; 2018, 2019 Medical Student Teaching Award

2016 Chairman’s Award, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University

2016 Chairman’s Award, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University

2016 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Northwestern University Chapter

2016 Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, Northwestern University Chapter

2014 Academic Pediatric Association Student Research Award

2012-2016 Lein Scholarship, Northwestern University

2009 Deans’ Award for Contributions to the College Community, Swarthmore College

2009 ESPN Academic All-Region Selection

2007 AAAS/Merck Scholar

2005-2009 National Coca-Cola Scholar

2005 Presidential Freedom Scholar



Luchrist, D. Meekins, A.R., Zhao, C., Grotegut, C., Siddiqui, N.Y., Alhanti, B., Jelovsek, J.E. “Risk of obstetric anal sphincter injuries at the time of admission for delivery: a clinical prediction model” BJOG 2022. PMID 35621030. Online ahead of print. 

Zemtsov, G., Jelovsek, J.E., O’Shea, M., Luchristt, D. “Trends in Performance of Anti-Incontinence Treatment at the Time of Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair from 2011-2019.” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2022 May 5. PMID: 35543553. Online ahead of print. 

Luchristt, D., Siddiqui, N.Y., Bretschneider, C.E., Jelovsek, J.E. “Quantifying the added value of two common frailty measures for predicting adverse outcomes following elective hysterectomy.” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2022 May 5. PMID: 35543546. Online ahead of print. 

Luchristt, D., Kenton, K., Bretschneider, C.E. “Historical and Forecasted Changes in Utilization of Same Day Discharge Following Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy.” J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2022 Mar 20;S1553-4650(22)00118-2. PMID 35321849. Online ahead of print. 

Luchristt, D. Weidner, A.C., Siddiqui, N. Y. “Urinary basement membrane graft-augmented sacrospinous ligament suspension: a description of technique and short-term outcomes.” Int Urogynecol J. 2022 Mar 16. Published online ahead of print. PMID: 35294566. 

Luchristt, D., Zemtsov, G., Jelovsek, J.E. “Changes in performance of apical suspension at the time of surgery for prolapse: assessment of the influence of the AUGS practice bulletin.” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2022 Feb 1. PMID: 35113047 

Bretschneider, C.E, Luchristt, D., Kenton, K., Sheyn, D. “Evaluating the association of same-day discharge following minimally invasive surgery for prolapse on 30-day postoperative adverse events.” Int Urogynecol J. 2022 Jan 23. Published online ahead of print. PMID: 35066657 

Bonus, M., Luchristt, D., Brown, O., Collins, S., Kenton, K., Bretschneider, C.E. “Predictors of postoperative complications from stress urinary incontinence procedures: a NSQIP database study.” Int Urogynecol J. 2022 Jan 14. Published online ahead of print. PMID: 35028702 

Luchristt, D., Kenton, K., Bretschneider, C.E. “Outcomes of Vaginal and Laparoscopic Hysterectomy with Concomitant Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery.” Int Urogynecol J. 2022 Jan 12. Published online ahead of print. PMID: 35020034 

Luchristt, D., Brown, O., Pidaparti, M., Kenton, K., Lewicky-Gaupp, C., Miller, E. S. “Predicting obstetrical anal sphincter injuries in patients who undergo vaginal birth after cesarean delivery.” Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2021 Aug;225(2):173.e1-173.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2021.02.014. PMID: 33617798 

Luchristt, D., Geynisman-Tan, J., Mueller, M., Kenton, K. “Cost-effectiveness analysis of universal cystoscopy at the time of benign laparoscopic hysterectomy.” J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2021 Aug;28(8):1470-1483. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2020.12.004. PMID: 33310171 

Luchristt, D., Brown, O., Geynisman-Tan, J., Mueller, M., Kenton, K., Bretschneider, C.E “Timing of diagnosis of complex lower urinary tract injury in the 30-day postoperative period following benign hysterectomy.” Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2021 May;224(5):502.e1-502.e10. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2020.10.050. PMID: 33157065 

Brown, O., Luchristt, D., Pidaparti, M., Miller, E., Geynisman-Tan, J., Kenton, K., Lewicky-Gaupp, C. “Is there an association between vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) prediction and obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASIS)?” Am J Perinatology. 2020 Sep 29. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1717099. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32992349 

Luchristt, D., Mueller, M., Kenton, K., Bretschneider, C.E “Questioning concomitant cystoscopy coding during hysterectomy in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database.” Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Dec;223(6):936-937. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2020.08.047. PMID: 32835713 

Luchristt, D., Brown, O., Kenton, K., Bretschneider, C.E “Trends in Operative Time and Outcomes in Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy from 2008 to 2018.” Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2021 Feb;224(2):202.e1-202.e12. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2020.08.014. PMID: 32791126 

Johnson, KN, Bortoletto, P., Gilchrist-Scott, D., Gossett, D. “Management of Menstrual Bleeding During Treatment for Non-Gynecologic Malignancy.” Journal of Reproductive Medicine. 2018 63(5): 437-442. 

Gilchrist-Scott, D., Mueller, M., Kenton, K. “Cystoscopy at the time of benign hysterectomy: a decision analysis.” Am J Obstet Gynecol. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Sep;221(3):289. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2019.05.053. Epub 2019 Jun 7. PMID: 31279444 

Gilchrist-Scott, D., Feinstein, JA., Agrawal, R. “Medicaid Managed Care Structures and Care Coordination.” Pediatrics. 2017 Sep;140(3):e20163820. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-3820. PMID: 28838950 

Segal, B., Gilchrist-Scott, D., Graves, S., Strohl, AE., Nieves-Neira, W., Shahabi, S. “Association of Lymph Node Count and Overall Survival in Node-Negative Endometrial Cancers.” JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics. 2017;1:10.1200/CCI.16.00064. doi: 10.1200/CCI.16.00064. Epub 2017 Aug 8. PMID: 30175315 

Gossett, D., Gilchrist-Scott, D., Wayne, D., Gerber, S. “Simulation Training for Forceps-Assisted Vaginal Delivery and Rates of Maternal Perineal Trauma.” Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2016 Sep;128(3):429-435. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001533. PMID: 27500334 

Richey, E.A., Lyons, E.A., …, Gilchrist-Scott, D., et al. “Accelerated approval of cancer drugs: improved access to therapeutic breakthroughs or early release of unsafe and ineffective drugs?” Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2009 Sep 10;27(26):4398-405. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2008.21.1961. Epub 2009 Jul 27. PMID: 19636013


Research Interests

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, Health Services Outcomes Research, Predictive Modeling