Lentz Gretchen Dept web

Gretchen M Lentz, MD

Professor and Division Director, Urogynecology
Adjunct Professor, Urology
Clinician Educator (Urogynecology), Education Division

Joined UW Medicine:


Clinical Focus:

• Pelvic floor reconstructive surgery for pelvic organ prolapse
• Urinary incontinence (medical/surgical therapies)
• Da Vinci robotic surgery
• Uterine-sparing surgery for pelvic organ prolapse


Washington, 1989


• Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1993 (recertified, 2010)
• Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 2013


• MD Degree
   (University of Washington, 1986)
• Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
   (University of Washington, 1990)
• Fellowship in Urogynecology
   (St. George's Hospital Medical School, London, 1991)

Research Interests:

• Stress urinary incontinence
• Surgical teaching
• Pelvic organ prolapse


• American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
• American Urogynecologic Society (past Board of Directors)
• Editorial Board of Clinical Updates in Women's Health Care
• International Continence Society
• Seattle Gynecological Society (past President)
• Society of Gynecologic Surgeons
• Pacific Coast Obstetrical and Gynecological Society
• Washington State Medical Association


• Board Examiner, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2001-2011
• Editorial Advisory Board Member, Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 2005-2011
• Best Doctors in America Award, 1995–2010
• Best Doctors in Seattle Award, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2009

Selected Publications:

Lentz GM, Lobo RA, Gershenson D, Katz VL. Comprehensive Gynecology, 6th edition in press.

Lentz GM, Fialkow MF. Lower urinary tract disorders. ACOG Vol VII, #4, Oct 2008.

Katz VL, Lentz GM, Lobo RA, Gershenson D. Comprehensive Gynecology, 5th Ed., 2007.

Fialkow MF, Newton KM, Lentz GM, Weiss NS. Lifetime risk of surgical management for pelvic organ prolapse or urinary incontinence. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2008;19(3):437-40.

Miller EA, Lentz GM. Reducing the risk of incontinence after childbirth: the urologist's role. Contemporary Urology 2006;18(9):10-16.

Lentz GM, Ayala L, Eckert LO. A comprehensive women's health care center: are gynecologists offering primary care? Am J Obstet Gynecol 2006;194:1660-7.

Lentz GM, Mandel LS, Goff BA. A six-year study of surgical teaching and skills evaluation for Ob/Gyn Residents. J Pelvic Med & Surgery 2005;11(2):59-60.

Stenchever MA, Lentz GM. Sexual dysfunction: a couples issue. Contemp Ob/Gyn 2004;49(12):30-46.

Fialkow MF, Lentz GM, Miller E, Miller J. Complications from transvaginal pubovaginal slings using bone anchor fixation. Urology 2004;64(6):1127-32.

Lentz GM, Bavendam T, Stenchever MA, Miller JL, Smalldridge J. Hormonal manipulation in women with chronic, cyclic irritable bladder symptoms and pelvic pain. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2002;186:1268-73.

Goff BA, Lentz GM, Lee D, Fenner D, Morris J, Mandel LS. Development of a bench station objective structured assessment of technical skills. Obstet Gynecol 2001;98:412-6.

Appointments & Practice Locations

Urogynecology and Female Urology Clinic
at UW Medical Center

Surgery Pavilion, SP1266, 1st Floor
1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195

Appointments:   206.598.5960