Stephanie J Kielb

  • 572 Citations

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Research Interests

I am a board certified urologist with a subspecialty certification in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (urogynecology). After obtaining a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry on a full academic scholarship from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, I attended the University of Michigan Medical School. I then completed an internship in general surgery, residency in urology, and research fellowship at the University of Michigan Health System. At Michigan, I served as Chief Resident her final year and trained under Dr. Edward McGuire, one of the founders of the subspecialty of female urology. I am an associate professor of urology and the residency program director in the Department of Urology at Feinberg School of Medicine. I am a recognized expert in voiding dysfunction and incontinence, having performed sacral neuromodulation and botulinum toxin injections for urinary leakage procedures since 2004. I was awarded research funding to investigate the effects of sacral neuromodulation on urinary and bowel symptoms and pain, and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in this area. I also perform minimally invasive procedures for stress incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, including robotic surgery as well as native-tissue and mesh slings. I am the urologic director of the multi-disciplinary adult spina bifida clinic at the Rehabilitation Institue of Chicago and have extensive experience treating both men and women with neurogenic bladder. I am a founding member of the American Urological Association Working Group on Congenitalism and have published extensively on the needs and outcomes of this patient population. I manage adults with many other congenital genitourinary conditions, including cloacal exstrophy, sacral agenesis, urogenital sinus conditions, vaginal agenesis/atresia, and disorders of sexual differentiation. Additionally, I specialize in the treatment of urinary symptoms related to spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurologic conditions which affect urination. I am a respected clinician with surgical experience in complex reconstructive procedures, including bladder augmentation, mitrofanoff/monti procedures (catheterizable channels), ureteral reconstruction for ureteral strictures or injury including robotic ureteral reimplant, boari flap, psoas hitch, and ileal ureter construction for extensive ureteral strictures from radiation therapy. I also treat genitourinary fistulas, including vesicovaginal (between bladder and vagaina), ureterovaginal (between the ureter and vagina), and enterovesical (between bowel and bladder). I regularly travel to Africa on women’s health mission trips to repair genitourinary fistulas in Rwanda.

Certifications and Licenses

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Training Experience

2002Residency, University of Michigan Health System

Education/Academic qualification

MD, University of Michigan

… → 1996

Research interests

  • Urology

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Research Output

  • 572 Citations
  • 37 Article
  • 7 Review article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Comment/debate


Kielb, S., Feb 2020, In : Urology. 136, p. 93-94 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Revisiting the penoscrotal approach to artificial urinary sphincter surgery: how does it compare to a perineal incision for initial implantation?

Staniorski, C. J., Singal, A., Nettey, O., Yura, E., Keeter, M. K., Kielb, S. J. & Hofer, M. D., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : World journal of urology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Abdominal Versus Standard Placement of the Sacral Nerve Stimulator Implantable Pulse Generator

    Manjunath, A., Keeter, M. K., Koloms, K. & Kielb, S. J., May 1 2019, In : Urology. 127, p. 49-52 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • A case of emphysematous cystitis and bladder rupture

    Hudnall, M. T., Jordan, B. J., Horowitz, J. & Kielb, S., May 2019, In : Urology Case Reports. 24, 100860.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • A Review of Botulinum Toxin A for the Treatment of Neurogenic Bladder

    Cooley, L. F. & Kielb, S., Feb 1 2019, In : PM and R. 11, 2, p. 192-200 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 2 Scopus citations