Cara Grimes, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Hawthorne, NY, Westchester Medical Center

CaraLouiseGrimesMDMAS, FACOG

Obstetrics & Gynecology Hawthorne, NY

Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

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Summary

  • Dr. Cara Grimes is a Urogynecologist. She completed her undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University. After college she pursued a love of teaching, and taught math/science at Castlemont H.S in Oakland, CA with Teach For America. She earned her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College and finished her OB/GYN residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She completed an accredited three-year fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology) at the UC San Diego. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology (2010) and in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (2014).

    Dr. Grimes is uniquely trained to provide specialty consultation and management of the full spectrum of Female Pelvic Floor Disorders including pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, incomplete bladder emptying, accidental bowel leakage, difficult defecation, painful bladder syndrome, recurrent urinary tract infections, fistula and urethral diverticulum. Dr. Grimes’ approach is to perform a comprehensive office evaluation and offer you a wide range of treatment options tailored to your specific problem ranging from conservative to medical or surgical management. She performs many office-based procedures including cystoscopy, bulking injections, botox bladder injections, urodynamics, endoanal ultrasound, and anal manometry. She can offer you various minimally invasive surgical approaches tailored to your specific condition including sacral neuromodulation, vaginal, laparoscopic, cystoscopic, and robotic approaches.

    In addition to providing a wide spectrum of treatment options tailored to each patient, Dr. Grimes is very involved in teaching medical students and residents, conducting clinical research, and collaborating with her peers on a national level with the American Urogynecologic Society and Society for Gynecologic Surgeons. She is the Chair of the Collaborative Research in Pelvic Surgery Consortium (CoRPS).
  • Chief of Advanced Urogynecology and FPMRS at Westchester Medical Center

    Dr. Cara Grimes is a Board Certified Urogynecologist who is uniquely trained in female prolapse/incontinence. She tailors her care specifically for each woman.

Education & Training

  • University of California San Diego
    University of California San DiegoFellowship, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 2009 - 2012
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Johns Hopkins UniversityResidency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2006 - 2009
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
    Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical CenterInternship, Transitional Year, 2005 - 2006
  • Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
    Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell UniversityClass of 2005

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2012 - 2021
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2009 - Present
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2013
  • Fellow (FACOG) American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

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