Emily Lukacz, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, San Diego, CA


Obstetrics & Gynecology San Diego, CA

Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

Professor; Division & Program Director Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery; Department of Reproductive Medicine, UCSD School of Medicine

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  • Dr. Emily Lukacz is an obstetrician/gynecologist in San Diego, CA and is affiliated with UC San Diego Medical Center – Hillcrest. She received her medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School and has been in practice 21 years. She is board certified and fellowship trained in female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery and is experienced in incontinence, prolapse, urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery.

Education & Training

  • University of California, San DiegoM.A.S, Clinical Research, 2005
  • University of California San Diego
    University of California San DiegoFellowship, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, 2000 - 2003
  • University of California San Diego
    University of California San DiegoResidency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1996 - 2000
  • University of Michigan Medical School
    University of Michigan Medical SchoolClass of 1996
  • Johns Hopkins UniversityB.A., 1988 - 1992
  • University of California San DiegoMAS, Advanced Studies in Clinical Research

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1997 - 2021
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CARES Award (Clinical Advancement & Recognition of Excellence in Service) UC San Diego, 2013
  • Recognition from ACOG as being in the top 10% of reviewers of manuscripts for publication The American College of Obstetrics & Gynecologists, 2012
  • Prize Paper International Urogynecology Association Annual Meeting; Fellows Paper Session, 2011
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Pelvic Floor Disorders Network Comparison of 2 transvaginal surgical approaches and per...  
    Barber MD, Brubaker L, Burgio KL, Richter HE, Nygaard I, Weidner AC, Menefee SA, Lukacz ES, Norton P, Schaffer J, Nguyen JN, Borello-France D, Goode PS, Jakus-Waldman ..., JAMA, 1/1/2014
  • Urinary Incontinence Management Costs are Reduced Following Burch or Sling Surgery for Stress Incontinence  
    Subak LL, Goode PS, Brubaker L, Kusek JW, Schembri MM, Lukacz ES, Kraus SR, Chai TC, Norton P, Tennstedt SL; Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network, Am J Obstet Gynecol, 1/1/2014
  • A pilot study comparing anatomic failure after Sacrocolpopexy with absorbable or permanent sutures for vaginal mesh attachment  
    Tan-Kim J, Menefee SA, Lippmann Q, Lukacz ES, Luber KM, Nager CW, Perm J, 1/1/2014
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  • Defining Bladder Health in Women and Girls: Implications for Research, Clinical Practice and Public Health
    Lowder J, Berry A, Brady S, Fok C, Gahagan S, Hebert-Beirne J, Lewis J, Lewis B, Low L, Palmer M, Smith A, Lukacz ES, ICS, Florence, Italy, 1/15/2017
  • Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Girls and Women: Developing a Conceptual Framework for a Prevention Research Agenda
    Low L, Fok C, Goode P, Hardacker C, Hebert-Beirne J, Lewis J, Lewis B, Lukacz E, Palmer M, Wyman F, Brady S, ICS, Florence, Italy, 1/14/2017
  • Accidental bowel leakage evaluation (ABLE); A new patient-centered validated measure of accidental bowel leakage symptoms
    Lukacz ES, AUGS Annual Meeting, Providence, RI, 1/3/2017
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  • Female Incontinence for the Family Physician 
    San Diego Academy of Family Physicians, San Diego, CA - 1/25/2017
  • Urogynecology for the Allied Health Professional: From Basic Evaluation and First Line Treatments to When to Refer 
    San Diego, CA - 1/13/2016
  • Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: An Exploration of Biologic Risk Factors 
    UC Saan Diego, La Jolla, CA - 1/2/2015
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  • Urogynecologic Surgery: Perioperative patient care issues 
    Lippmann Q, Lukacz ES, UpToDate
    Waltham, MA - 1/9/2015
  • Evaluation of women with urinary incontinence 
    Lukacz ES, UpToDate
    Waltham, MA - 1/5/2015
  • Patient information: Urinary incontinence treatments for women (Beyond the Basics) 
    Lukacz ES, UpToDate
    Waltham, MA - 1/5/2015
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Press Mentions

  • Peeing Your Pants After Pregnancy Is Preventable
    Peeing Your Pants After Pregnancy Is PreventableOctober 17th, 2019

Grant Support

  • Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (PFDN)NIH/NICHD2016–2021
  • Prevention of Lower Urinary tract Symptoms (PLUS) Network: Bladder Health Clinical Center UC San Diego SiteNIH/NIDDK2015–2020