Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science

Carol Ann Glowacki, MD, FACOG

Associate Professor, Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Science, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Director, Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstruction Surgery, Temple University Hospital

About me

Clinical Interests
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Voiding dysfunction
  • Pelvic and bladder pain
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Disorders of the vulva
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Female pelvic and reconstructive surgery
  • Recto-vaginal fistulas
Research Interests
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction and pain
Education
  • MD, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
Training
  • Fellowship, Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
  • Fellowship, Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Residency, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
Board Certification
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
Memberships
  • American Urogynecology Society
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Awards and Honors
  • Barry Freeman Fellowship for International Health
  • Iowa Medical Foundation Grant for International Education
  • Margaret Rouse Akin Award for Research in Gynecologic Oncology
  • Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society)
  • Carl M. Reinert, S.J.-Nora Condon Academic Merit Scholarship
  • CREOG Award for Excellence in Teaching, June 2013
  • Top Doctors, Urogynecology/Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, Philadelphia magazine, 2018

Additional Information
Disorders of the pelvic floor, such as incontinence and prolapse, affect more than half of all women in their lifetime. These disorders can have a devastating impact on a woman’s quality of life. I believe it is critical to educate women in the recognition and understanding of their condition. I take a comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating these disorders. All surgical and nonsurgical options are discussed extensively with each patient. I take pride in my individualized and personal approach to the management of every patient and each patient is an active participant in developing her specialized treatment plan.

It is my mission and passion to provide the highest quality of care and help women achieve success in overcoming their pelvic floor disorders.

Publications

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications
Husain A, Johnson K, Glowacki CA. Surgical Management of Complex Obstetric Fistula in Eritrea. Journal of Women’s Health, 14(9): 839-44, November 2005.

Nguyen JK. Glowacki CA. Bhatia NN. Survey of voiding dysfunction and urinary retention after anti-incontinence procedures. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 98(6):1011-7, December 2001.

Winters JC, Fontenot C, Glowacki C, et al., Comparison of biomechanical properties of Periosteal suture fixation and bone anchor fixation to the pubic bone. Urology, 55(6) 866-9, June 2000.

Nygaard IE, Glowacki CA, Saltzman CL. Relationship Between Foot Flexibility and Urinary Incontinence in Nulliparous Female Athletes. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 87:1049-51, 1996.

Other Publications
Rectovaginal Fistula. Zitsman, S., Glowacki CA. Postgraduate Obstetrics and Gynecology. Accepted for publication.

Urinary Incontinence in Women- Update. Florian-Rodriguez M, Glowacki CA. Physican Information and Education Resource for the American College of Physicians, September 2014.

Nerve Injury In Pelvic Surgery. Florian Rodriguez M, Glowacki CA. Post graduate Obstetrics and Gynecology, April 2014.

Glowacki CA, Wall LL. Bone Anchor Slings. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology. September 2000.

Glowacki CA, Nguyen JK, Bhatia NN. A Newer Bulking Agent in the Management of Intrinsic Urethral Sphincter Deficiency. Journal of Gynecologic Techniques, June 2000.

Nguyen JK, Glowacki CA, Bhatia NN. Childbirth and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Current Concepts and Future Directions. Journal of Gynecologic Techniques. June 2000.

Glowacki CA, Wall LL. Pelvic Organ Prolapse. In: Assessment and Conservative Treatment of Incontinence and Some Pelvic Floor Disorders. Laycock J and Haslam J, eds., Springer- Verlag, London, UK, 2002, 193-207.

Nolan TE, Glowacki CA. Optimization of Preoperative Management. In: Obstetrics and Gynecology: Principles for Practice. Duff P and Ling F, eds. McGraw-Hill. New York, NY, 2001.

Presentations
Rectovaginal Fistula from Pessary: More Common Than Reported. A Case Series Submitted to American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecoogy Annual Meeting, May 2017.

The Evil Triad of Chronic Pelvic Pain, Update in Women’s Health for Nurse Practitioners. Fox Chase Cancer Center, May 2016.

Perineal laceration simulation. Temple University Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, April 20, 2016.

Preparing for the First Milestone: Room for Improvement?” Poster Presentation. CREOG &APGO Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 4, 2016.

Management of Quality of Life Symptoms in Patients Undergoing Pelvic Radiotherapy: Survey of Gynecology Oncology and Radiation Oncology Practitioners. Poster Presentation. American Urogynecology Society, Seattle, WA, October 2015.

Anatomy of the Female Pelvis Grand Rounds. Temple University Hospital Department of Ob/Gyn, July 2015.

Nerve Injury in Female Pelvic Surgery Grand Rounds Temple University Hospital Department of Ob/Gyn, January 7, 2015.

Urogynecology and Sexual Dysfunction. Together Facing Gynecologic Cancer Symposium. Fox Chase Medical Center, November 15, 2014.

AUA/SUFU Guidelines for Overactive Bladder, APC Journal Club Fox Chase Medical Center, July 30, 2014.

Obstetrical Perineal Trauma Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Quarterly Meeting, Holy Redeemer Hospital, January 28, 2014.

Nerve Injury in Pelvic Surgery Grand Rounds Temple University Hospital Department of Ob/Gyn, December 2013.

To Pee or Not to Pee: Urinary Incontinence Evaluation and Management Grand Rounds Temple University Hospital Department of Ob/Gyn, July 2013.

Use of Grafts in Pelvic Surgery Grand Rounds. Temple University Hospital Department of Ob/Gyn, May 2013.

Echols KT, Chaudhry U, Glowacki CA, Hunter K, “ If You Were Me Doc, What Would You Do?” A Comparison Between Urogynecology Practice Preferences for Self and Family vs Current Practice Patterns. A Pilot Survey 39th Scientific Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, April 2013.

Fecal Incontinence in Women Grand Rounds Temple University Hospital Department of Gastroenterology, February 27, 2013.

Obstetric Trauma and the Anal Sphincter. Grand Rounds Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Holy Redeemer Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, February 2014,

Overactive Bladder: The AUA Guidelines. APC Journal Club, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, August 2014.

Urogynecology Overview: Incontinence and Prolapse Grand Rounds Temple University Hospital Department of Ob/Gyn, October 2012.

Does Computed Tomography Pelvimitry Play A Role In the Risk Factors For The Different Types of Genitourinary Prolapse?, Presented by Dr. Nyarai Mushonga, AUGS 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting, September 2012

Late onset obturator vaginal fistula from OBtape. Poster presentation Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, April 11-13, 2011.

Bladder Matters: Understanding Urinary Incontinence Ripa Center for Women’s Health, November 24, 2009.

Mind Over Bladder: Evaluation and Treatment of Overactive Bladder Grand Rounds, Cooper University Hospital- Dept of Ob/Gyn, June 2, 2009.

Mind Over Bladder: Understanding Urinary Incontinence Lowell General Hospital Community Outreach Program, January 23, 2008.

Volunteerism in Urogynecology- Roundtable discussion American Urogynecology Society Annual Meeting, October 20, 2006.

Urinary Incontinence and Prolapse Grand Rounds, Queens Hospital Center, Jamaica, NY, November 2006.

Urogynecology Board Review Comprehensive Review Course in Obstetrics and Gynecology S.U.N.Y. Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, May 19-21, 2005.

Peripheral Neuropathy in Pelvic Surgery Grand Rounds, S.U.N.Y Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, April 25, 2005.

Overactive Bladder Grand Rounds, Kingsbrook Jewish Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, March 23, 2005.

Overactive Bladder Grand Rounds, Department of Internal Medicine, Interfaith Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, March 17, 2005.

Overactive Bladder Grand Rounds, Coney Island Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, Brooklyn, NY, March 10, 2005.

Overactive Bladder Grand Rounds, Brookdale Hospital, Brooklyn, NY February, 2005 Overactive Bladder Grand Rounds, New York Community Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, January 25, 2005.

Urogenital Fistula Grand Rounds, S.U.N.Y. Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, January 3, 2005.

Fistulas of the Female Genital Tract Current Trends in Women’s Public Health, A Symposium for Nurses Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, November 2004.

Detrusor Instability Seattle Gynecology Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, September 2004.

Diagnosis and Management of Postsurgical Fistulas Seattle Gynecology Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, September 2004.

Complex Vesicovaginal Fistula Seattle Gynecology Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, September 2004.

The Niamey Fistula Project: A Preliminary Report. Glowacki C, Levy G, et al. Poster presentation at the joint meeting of The American Urogynecology Society and The Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, July 2004.

Uterosacral ligament Vaginal Vault Suspension During Reparative Vaginal Surgery. Tarnay C, Glowacki C, Bhatia N. Poster presentation at the American Urogynecology Society Annual Meeting, October 2001.

A Comparison of the Biomechanical Properties of Periosteal Suture Fixation and Bone Anchor Fixation to the Pubic Bone, presented at American Urogynecology Society Annual Meeting, November 1998.

Peripheral Nerve Injury in Pelvic Surgery, American Urogynecology Society Anatomy Course, March 1998.

What Should Be Routine Therapy and Follow-up of Borderline Ovarian Tumors? American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology District VI Annual Meeting, October 1998.

Published/Broadcast Interview
Interview with Kathleen Holliran. American College of Physicians Internist Incontinence Can Hide in Middle Age. ACP Internist, February 2015.

Urinary Incontinence Evaluation and Management WUML Radio: Focus on Health Program, Lowell, MA, November 14, 2007.

Ratings & Reviews

63 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

Our Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider related questions from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more.

OVERALL RATING

4.7 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

  • 4.7
  • 4.8
  • 4.8
  • 4.8
  • 4.6

6 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • 5.0
    September 23, 2018
    Dr. Glowacki is excellent in every way--highly professional, concerned about her patients, very thorough and detailed explanations that I can understand. I have great confidence in her and trust her professional abilities and good judgement to help me with my medical problems.
  • 5.0
    August 28, 2018
    Always left in writing, my care and how to go about it and to follow her instruction and always ask if I have any question.
  • 5.0
    August 17, 2018
    I can honestly say that I would recommend Dr. Glowacki and her staff to anyone.
  • 5.0
    June 24, 2018
    Dr and staff very helpful, informative, and put me at ease
  • 5.0
    April 29, 2018
    Dr. Glowacki was courteous and respectful of my situation. She addressed my problem with professionalism while still treating me as a person not just a patient.
  • 5.0
    April 17, 2018
    dr. is excellent in every way!!!!
LOAD MORE