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Meet Our Clinical Team

All UCSF Women's Continence Center practitioners are faculty members at the University of California, San Francisco. In addition to their clinical expertise, the faculty are internationally recognized leaders in many aspects of research about urinary incontinence and prolapse. Biographical information is provided below about each provider to help you learn more about our clinical team.


PhotoJeanette S. Brown, MD, Director
Professor, UCSF Departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology, Reproductive Sciences, Urology and Epidemiology

Dr. Jeanette Brown is a urogynecologist and the Director of the UCSF Women's Continence Center. Dr. Brown founded the Center to offer an integrated and comprehensive approach to problems related to pelvic floor dysfunction. A graduate of Rutgers Medical School, Dr. Brown completed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Santa Clara. Dr. Brown specializes in urogynecology and devotes her practice to women's urinary incontinence, lower urinary tract dysfunction and vaginal prolapse. She is an internationally recognized researcher and her research focuses on prevention of incontinence and evaluation of new surgical and non-surgical treatments.

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Robert B. Domush, MD
Associate Professor, UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Dr. Robert Domush has 25 years of experience in general gynecology with an emphasis on the surgical treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction and prolapse. He is a graduate of Georgetown University Medical School, and he completed his residency at Emory University and the UCSF/Mount Zion Hospital.

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Sharon Knight, MD
Associate Professor, UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Dr. Sharon Knight is a Urogynecologist with a clinical focus in treatment of urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and fistula, as well as other bladder and pelvic floor disorders in women. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine. She completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the University of Pittsburgh and her fellowship in Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Tennessee. Her other special interests include minimally invasive surgical options and global healthcare for women.

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Abner Korn, MD
Professor, UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Dr. Abner Korn is an obstetrician/gynecologist whose practice is dedicated to the treatment of women with incontinence. He is also the Director of the Women's Gynecologic-Urology Clinic at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Korn is a graduate of Yale University, and he completed his residency at UCLA. His special interests include female urology, incontinence, vaginal surgery and gynecologic infections.

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Leslee Subak, MD
Professor, UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Dr. Leslee Subak is a gynecologist with a specialty in urogynecology and pelvic surgery. Dr. Subak is a graduate of Stanford Medical School, and she completed her residency and fellowships at UCSF. She has a special interest in developing effective treatments and evaluating the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of medical care for female urinary incontinence and pelvic floor disorders. Understanding the impact of incontinence symptoms and costs on women's lives and the effectiveness, costs, and cost-effectiveness of treatment will help women and their providers make the best treatment decisions and ultimately improve women's quality of life.

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Janis Luft, NP, MS
Assistant Professor, UCSF School of Nursing, Department of Family Health

Ms. Janis Luft is a women's health nurse practitioner. She designed and directs the Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Program at the UCSF Women's Continence Center and specializes in the use of behavioral techniques to help patients control their urinary incontinence. Ms. Luft is a graduate of the UCSF Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program.

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Wendy Katzman, PT, DPTSc
Assistant Professor, UCSF School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehab Science

Wendy Katzman PT, DPTSc, is a physical therapist, board certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, School of Allied Health Sciences, and completed her doctorate in Rehabilitation Science at UCSF. Dr. Katzman's research interests are in women's health, including urinary incontinence, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and age-related musculoskeletal impairments. She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine, the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehab Science.

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Donna Y. Deng, MD
Assistant Professor, UCSF Department of Urology

Dr. Deng's clinical interests include urinary incontinence, voiding dysfunction, neurourology,
and pelvic reconstruction for prolapse and fistula repair – for both women and men. Dr. Deng earned her MD at the University of California, Davis, followed by internship and residency in Urology at UCSF. She then completed a fellowship in the area of urinary incontinence, pelvic reconstructive surgery, neuro-urology and urodynamics at UCLA. Dr. Deng is certified by the American Board of Urology.

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Madhulika G. Varma, MD
Assistant Professor, UCSF Department of Surgery

Dr. Madhulika Varma is a colon and rectal surgeon who specializes in fecal incontinence and pelvic floor disorders. Dr. Varma is a graduate of Brown University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in general surgery at UCSF and a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on constipation, fecal incontinence, and pelvic floor disorders.

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Susan Wong, RN, BSN, PHN
Clinical Nurse, UCSF Center for Pelvic Physiology

Susan Wong RN, BSN, is a member of the Colon and Rectal Surgical Team, working extensively in our Center for Pelvic Physiology Testing. She earned her nursing degree at the University of California at San Francisco. Susan is very interested in pelvic floor disorders and has had extensive training in the testing of and treatment for pelvic floor problems. She is our therapist for biofeedback, providing treatment for patients suffering from constipation, fecal incontinence and other rectal disorders.

Susan Barbour, RN, NP, CNS

Susan Barbour has been the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse at UCSF Medical Center since 1984. She received her BSN from the University of California San Francisco, and completed her Master’s Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner at UCSF. She attended Cosler School of Enterostomal Therapy at USC in Los Angeles for her Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse specialty education. Her primary focus is working with hospitalized persons and their families. She is also a non-salaried Assistant Clinical Faculty at the School of Nursing.

Margaret Chuang, MPTMargaret Chuang, MPT, PT
Physical Therapist, UCSF Medical Center, Department of Rehabilitation Services

Margaret Chuang MPT, PT, is a physical therapist, with a focus on womenís health. She graduated from California State Long Beach with a Masterís degree in Physical Therapy and she is also a certified Pilates instructor. Margaretís clinical interests include treating women with incontinence, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse. She is also involved in research in fertility of women with polycystic ovarian syndrome in the School of Medicine, the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehab Science.

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