Women’s health expert appointed vice chair of urology

November 21, 2012 | News, Research, UToday, Medicine and Life Sciences
By Brian Purdue

Dr. Ajay Singla, a highly regarded researcher, clinician and a leader in comprehensive approaches to women’s health, has joined The University of Toledo Medical Center as professor, vice chair and director of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery in the Department of Urology.


Singla comes to UTMC from Wayne State University, where he was professor of urology and chief of female urology and voiding dysfunction, was co-director of the Continence Center, and served as director of the urology residency program for five years.

He has research interests in incontinence and has been the principal investigator for multiple clinical studies and is a co-investigator in collaborative animal research with biomedical engineers on various biological materials used in sling surgeries.

Known nationally and internationally in the field of post-prostatectomy incontinence, he has pioneered the male sling surgical procedure that he has performed in workshops around the world, training numerous urologists. Singla has been invited to speak at national and international meetings and organize various workshops and postgraduate courses.

He also is known for collaborations addressing women’s health where specialists in urology and gynecology, among other disciplines, consult with patients to address health issues that frequently are linked but often not recognized.

“I am hoping that I can use my experience well,” Singla said in regards to joining UTMC. “I aim to help educate residents and medical students, as well as work progressively with the other faculty.”

Singla has received numerous awards and recognitions, and contributed to several journals. He is a member of a number of professional societies, including the American Urological Association, the Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology, the American College of Surgeons, the Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Society, and the International Urogynecological Association and International College of Surgeons.

While serving as treasurer and trustee of the International Continence Society, the largest organization of incontinence experts in the world, he also is on the editorial board of the Turkish Journal of Urology and is a member of executive boards of the Neurourology and Urodynamics journal.

Singla received his medical degree in India and completed his urology residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine in neurourology and female urology.

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