Marcella L. Roenneburg, M.D.
Dr. Marcella Roenneburg is a nationally recognized expert in urinary incontinence and pelvic reconstructive surgery.
Four years ago, she
joined a medical mission to the West African nation of Niger to work with girls as young as 12 who had suffered childbearing-related wounds and were left incontinent and ostracized by their families and communities.
In Niger, Bangladesh and Sierra Leone, she
has operated on scores of young women with vesicovaginal fistulas - holes between the bladder and the vagina - and provided instruction to native physicians on how to make the repairs.
Although rare in the United States, fistulas are a tremendous international health problem.
also sees patients in the nationally renowned Weinberg Center for Women's Health and Medicine
at Mercy Medical Center
in Baltimore, Md.