Kelly L. Kantartzis, Urogynecologist, MD, MS

Research and Experience

Education

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
Magee-Womens Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA
July 2011 – June 2014

Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency
Magee-Womens Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA
June 2007 – June 2011

Medical School
Doctor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
May 2007

Graduate School
Masters of Science, Clinical Research
University of Pittsburgh
May 2014

Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science (Magna Cum Laude, Honors Program)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The Pennsylvania State University
May 2003

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Arizona License, 2014 – current
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology: Board Certified

Honors and Awards

  • Special Resident in Minimally Invasive Gynecology, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, 2011
  • Resident Achievement Award, Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons, 2010
  • The Pennsylvania State University, Magna Cum Laude, 2003
  • Schreyer Honors Scholar, The Pennsylvania State University

Professional Affiliations

  • American Urogynecologic Society
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists

Publications

Apical support at the time of hysterectomy for uterovaginal prolapse
Kantartzis KL, Turner LC, Shepherd JP, Wang L, Winger D, Lowder JL
Int Urogynecol J, 2014. 10.1007/s00192-014-2474-y.

The effect of age on complications in women undergoing minimally invasive sacral colpopexy
Turner LC, Kantartzis KL, Lowder JL, Shepherd JP
Int Urogynecol J. 2014 May 6.

Predictors of postoperative urinary retention in women undergoing minimally invasive sacral colpopexy
Turner LC, Kantartzis KL, Shepherd JP
Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2014 Sep 2.

Cost-effectiveness of test phase implantation strategies for Interstim™ sacral neuromodulation
Kantartzis KL, Shepherd JP
Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2013 Nov-Dec; 19(6): 322-7.

The introduction of laparoscopic sacral colpopexy to a fellowship training program
Kantartzis KL, Sutkin G, Winger D, Wang L, Shepherd JP
Int Urogynecol J. 2013 Nov; 24 (11): 1877-81.

Stem cell therapy for female urinary incontinence
Kantartzis KL, Moalli PA
Curr Obstet Gynecol Rep. 2013 Sept. 2(3): 123-8.

Sacral neuromodulation and intravesical botulinum toxin for refractory overactive bladder
Kantartzis K, Shepherd J
Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Oct;24(5):331-6.

Menstrual suppression in the adolescent
Kantartzis KL, Sucato GS
J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2013 Jun;26(3):132-7.

Primary Amenorrhea in a Young Adult with Sickle Cell Disease:A Case Report and Brief Literature Review on Adolescent Reproductive Health and Sickle Cell Disease
Erb T, Gerschultz (Kantartzis) K, Sanfilippo, J.|
J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2008 21:361

Eliminating monthly periods with combined hormonal contraception
Gerschultz (Kantartzis) KL, Sucato GS
Womens Health. 2007 Sep;3 (5): 541-5.

Extended cycling of combined hormonal contraceptives in adolescents: Physician views and prescribing practices
Gerschultz (Kantartzis) KL, Sucato GS, Hennon TR, Murray PJ, Gold MA
J Adolesc Health 2007; 40 (2): 151-157.

Extended cycle hormonal contraception in adolescents
Sucato GS, Gerschultz (Kantartzis) KL
Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Oct; 17 (5): 461-5.

Minimizing hysterectomy costs transitioning from open to minimally invasive techniques
Shepherd JP, Kantartzis KL, Ahn K, Bonidie MJ, Lee T
Accepted, JSLS.

Adoption of robotic sacrocolpopexy at an academic institution
Bradley M, Kantartzis K, Lowder J, Winger D, Wang L, Shepherd J
Accepted, JSLS.