Pamela A. Moalli, MD, PhD
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr. Moalli is a Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Director of the Division of Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital. She is also a faculty in in the Department of Bioengineering and the McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine; Clinical and Translational Institute; Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at Carnegie Mellon University..

Office Location:
Magee-Womens Research Institute
204 Craft Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Contact Information:
Office Telephone: 412-641-6052

Education & Training

  • Brown University, BA with distinction in Biology
  • Northwestern University, MD, PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology, National Institutes of Health-sponsored Medical Scientist Training Program
  • University of Pittsburgh, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • University of Pittsburgh, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Fellowship in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

Research Interests

  1. Pelvic Floor Disorders
  2. Prolapse Meshes

The primary focus of Dr. Moalli's research has been on prolapse meshes - first defining their impact on the vagina and then transitioning to mechanisms of complications. Based on this knowledge, her group is developing novel elastomeric meshes whose properties more closely match those of the vagina. Recently, she has explored regenerative techniques to rebuild compromised vaginal supportive tissues. The strength of her research group, in collaboration with Dr. Steven Abramowitch in the Department of Bioengineering, is that it is highly interdisciplinary with expertise in biochemistry, biomechanics, computational analyses, and biomaterials. The expertise gained from this work has benefited both the Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network and the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network. Currently, she is leading two national multicenter trials; the first defining mechanisms of anterior vaginal wall failure following a native tissue vs a mesh augmented repair of uterovaginal prolapse and another aiming to biofabricate uterosacral ligaments ex vivo for use in prolapse surgeries to reestablish apical support to the vagina.

Dr. Moalli is extensively involved in teaching college students, medical students, graduate students, residents, and clinical fellows. Her greatest teaching commitment has been serving as the Program Director of the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC Medical Education from March 2006 to June 2020. In this role, Dr. Moalli was responsible for ensuring that the fellows have the appropriate training as clinicians, surgeons, and researchers to rise to the top of their field.

Selected Publications

View Dr. Moalli publications on PubMed