Richter named president of the American Urogynecologic Society

A UAB urogynecologist has been selected to lead the national nonprofit organization, which represents professionals dedicated to treating female pelvic floor disorders.

RicherHolly E. Richter, Ph.D., M.D.Holly E. Richter, Ph.D., M.D., professor of medicine in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, has been named President of the American Urogynecologic Society. She formerly served as vice president and president-elect of AUGS. Her presidential term begins this month.

AUGS is a nonprofit organization that represents professionals dedicated to treating female pelvic floor disorders, with a mission of restoring the quality of life for all women in need. AUGS represents more than 1,900 members, including practicing physicians, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, nurses and health care professionals, and researchers from many disciplines. 

“To be named president of AUGS is an honor that reflects my commitment to the field of urogynecology and pelvic floor disorders and in reestablishing a quality of life for our patients,” Richter said. “I look forward to serving the society in the upcoming year, and continuing to promote research, education, treatment advances and other provider and patient issues related to the care of women with pelvic floor disorders.” 

Richter is the Endowed Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, research director of UAB’s Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, associate director of Gynecologic Research in the Center for Women’s Reproductive Health, and medical and quality officer of Ambulatory OBGYN Clinics.