Suzette E. Sutherland, MD, MS, FPMRS is Director of Female Urology, Director of the UW Medicine Pelvic Health Center, and Associate Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WA. As a leader in this field, she is part of the first group of female urologists/urogynecologists to be board certified in the subspecialty of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery through the American Board of Urology/American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Sutherland completed her medical degree and urologic training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine/University Hospital of Cleveland in Ohio. Dr. Sutherland has gained further specialty training in female urology to include urinary incontinence, voiding dysfunction, urodynamics, neuromodulation, pelvic prolapse and reconstructive surgery, pelvic floor disorders and female sexual dysfunction from the Center for Continence Care in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, and from the Institute for Sexual Medicine in Boston. She has made numerous contributions to the literature in the form of presentations, papers and book chapters on urinary incontinence, pelvic prolapse and sexual health, and takes an active role in training future female urologists both at the resident and fellowship level. Serving as a consultant for pharmaceutical and medical device companies, she provides her expertise and innovative ideas for the future development of female urology. Dr. Sutherland remains active in associated clinical research, staying abreast of the newest developments in her field, thereby providing the most up-to-date treatment options for her patients.
Dr. Sutherland is an active member of the AUA, WS/AUA, Northwestern Urology Society, Minnesota Urologic Society (President 2012-2013), Society for Women in Urology (Current President-Elect), Society for Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction, American Urogynecology Society (Surgical Mesh Special Interest Group), International Continence Society, International Urogynecology Association, and International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health.