Dr. Andrew Sokol is a Professor of OB/GYN and Urology at Georgetown University Medical School, in Washington, DC and a board-certified Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. As an internationally recognized expert in vaginal and laparoscopic pelvic floor surgery, Dr. Sokol holds numerous leadership positions and has served on the Board of Directors for AAGL. He has also held numerous leadership positions in the prestigious Society of Gynecologic Surgeons as well as the American Urogynecologic Society. Dr. Sokol graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors from the University of Michigan and then earned his medical degree with Alpha Omega Alpha honors from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit in 1998. After completing an OB/GYN residency at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL in 2002, he completed a combined fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2005. Dr. Sokol is the Editor of a gynecology textbook entitled The Requisites in Obstetrics and Gynecology: General Gynecology (Elsevier, 2007)and has authored over 45 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. Additionally, hehas produced a number of award-winning surgical videos and won numerous awards for his teaching and research.Dr. Sokol’s research interests include surgical management of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence, biomaterials (e.g., mesh) and pelvic reconstructive surgery. He is actively involved in clinical research trials that focus on surgical therapy for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, as well as minimally invasive surgical teams.