Christine Vaccaro, D.O.

Christine M Vaccaro, D.O., Lieutenant Colonel, Army

Name: Christine M Vaccaro, D.O., Lieutenant Colonel, Army

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Title: 
Fellowship Director, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Faculty Rank: 
Associate Professor
Location: 
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
pelvic floor disorders, female sexual dysfunction, medical simulation
female pelvic pain

Office Phone: 
(301) 400-2468

Education

United States Military Academy at West Point, Graduated in 1999, Majored in Chemistry/Life Sciences, Nuclear Engineering Track
University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Graduated in 2003, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)

Residency Training: Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA, Graduated in 2007
Fellowship Training: Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, Graduated in 2011

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • Crisp CC, Vaccaro CM, Estanol V, Oakley SH, Kleeman SD, Fellner AN, Pauls RN. Intra-vaginal diazepam for high-tone pelvic floor dysfunction: a randomized placebo-controlled trial. Int Urogynecol J. 2013;24:1915-23
  • Crisp CC, Vaccaro CM, Estanol V, Oakley SH, Kleeman SD, Fellner AN, Pauls RN. Intra-vaginal diazepam for high-tone pelvic floor dysfunction: a randomized placebo-controlled trial. Int Urogynecol J. 2013;24:1915-23
  • Vaccaro CM, Mutema GK, Fellner AN, Crisp CC, Pauls RN. Histologic and cytologic effects of vaginal estrogen in women with pelvic organ prolapse: a randomized controlled trial. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 2013;19:34-9.
  • Crisp CC, Bandi S, Kleeman SD, Oakley SH, Vaccaro CM, Estanol MV, Fellner AN, Pauls RN. Patient-controlled versus scheduled, nurse administered analgesia following vaginal reconstructive surgery: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2012;207:433.e1-6.
  • Vaccaro CM, Clemons JL. Anal sphincter defects and anal incontinence symptoms following repair of obstetric anal sphincter lacerations in primiparous women: A prospective study. Int Urogynecol J. 2008:19;1503-8.

Bibliography

  • Dengler KL, Vaccaro CM. Incidence of Pelvic Floor Disorders in US Army Female Soldiers: Editorial Comment. Urology 2020;00:1-7 (In press), PMID: 32650018
  • Hertz A, George E, Vaccaro CM, Brand T. Head to head comparison of three virtual reality robotic surgery simulators. JSLS 2018;22:1-6.
  • Chen CC, Fialkow M, Vaccaro CM. ACOG Simulation Consortium Surgical Curriculum: Anterior and Posterior Repair, Oct 2017, published online: https://cfweb.acog.org/scog/
  • Vaccaro CM. The use of magnetic resonance imaging for studying female sexual function: A review. Clin Anat 2015;28:324-30.
  • Crisp C, Vaccaro C, Fellner A, et al. The influence of personality and coping on female sexual function: a population survey. Sex Med 2015;12:109-15.
  • Vaccaro C. The clitoral complex is ‘the’ spot. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2014; 180:192.
  • Vaccaro CM, Fellner AN, Pauls RN. Female sexual function and the clitoral complex using pelvic MRI assessment. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2014;180:180-5.
  • Oakley SH, Vaccaro CM, Crisp CC, Estanol MV, Fellner AN, Kleeman SD, Pauls RN. Clitoral size and location in relation to sexual function using pelvic MRI. J Sex Med 2014;11:1013-22.
  • Crisp CC, Vaccaro CM, Pancholy A, Kleeman S, Fellner AN, Pauls R. Is female sexual function related to personality and coping? An exploratory study. Sex Med 2013;1:69-75.
  • Vaccaro CM, Crisp CC, Fellner AN et al. Robotic virtual reality simulation plus standard robotic orientation alone: a randomized controlled trial. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 2013;19:266-270.