Matthew E. Karlovsky, M.D.

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Email:
karlovskym@yahoo.com
Website:
http://www.pelvicmeshconsulting.com
Office:
480-394-0200
Fax:
480-306-6050
Cell:
480-272-0499
4530 E. Ray Rd
Suite 178
Phoenix (Ahwatukee),  
Arizona  
85044
United States
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Experience:
  • Arizona State Urological Institute, LLC                                                           
    • Phoenix, (Ahwatukee), AZ
    • Aug 2011 – present

 

  • Pelvic Mesh Medical Consulting, PLLC                                                           
    • Scottsdale, AZ
    • April 2013 - present

 

  • Center for Urological Services, PC                                                       
    • Phoenix (Ahwatukee), AZ
    • Director, Female Pelvic Health
    • July 2005 – July 2011

 

  • Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery                                                           
    • Chandler Regional Medical Center
    • Chandler, AZ
    •  Jan 2012 - Dec 2013

 

  • Medical Director, Speaker’s Bureau                                                     
    • Chandler Regional Hospital                                                                 
    • Chandler, AZ
    •  July 2010 – present

 

  • Outside Medical Consultant                                                                  
    • Arizona Medical Board
    • Scottsdale, AZ
    • October 2012 - present

         

  • Banner Health                                                                                      
    • Urinary Incontinence Working Group
    • Phoenix, AZ
    • June 2013 - present
Education:
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY                         
    • Fellowship, Neurourology/Female Urology and Prosthetics
    • Department of Urology
    • Nov 2004 – June 2005           
  • Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA                                       
    • Residency, Department of Urology
    • July 2000 – Oct 2004
  • Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA                                        
    • Surgery Internship and Residency
    • Department of Surgery
    • July 1998 – June 2000
  • State University of New York – Brooklyn College of                           
    • Medicine, Brooklyn, NY                     
    • Doctor of Medicine
    • Aug 1994 – June 1998
Certifications:
  • 2013 American Board of Urology- Certified, Female Pelvic Medicine & Recon Surg            
  • 2007 American Board of Urology- Certified, Urology                                       
  • USMLE, Steps 1, 2, 3
Licenses:
  • State of Arizona, Medical License# 33566
  • State of New York, Medical License# 233814
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Medical License# 417834   
Hospital Privileges:
  • Chandler Regional Medical Center, Chandler, AZ
  • Banner Desert Medical Center, Mesa, AZ
  • Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, Gilbert, AZ
Honors / Awards:
  • 2005 The Pfizer Female Urology & Urogynecology Fellow Award              
  • 2003 The Pfizer Scholars in Urology Award                                                            
  • 2002 The Pfizer Scholars in Urology Award                                                            
  • 2002 Praecis Pharmaceuticals/AUA Gerald P. Murphy Scholar                    
  • 2001 Cook Urological Research Award                                                        
  • 1998 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society                                       
  • 1993 Project Otzma Award                                                                          
  • 1993 Cum Laude  
Professional Memberships / Associations:
  • 2012 Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology                                      
  • 2011 International Urogynecological Association                                        
  • 2010 International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health                       
  • 2008 Desert Cancer Foundation of Arizona                                                 
    • Board Member and Medical Advisor
  • 2006 Phoenix Urological Society                                                                 
  • 2006 American Urogynecological Society                                                    
  • 2005 Maricopa County Medical Society                                                       
  • 2002 American Association of Clinical Urologists                                       
  • 2001 American Urological Association  
Publications:

PUBLICATIONS / LITERARY CONTRIBUTIONS:

  • Reviewer for Peer-Reviewed Journals & Societies
  • Neurourology & Urodynamics
  • International Urogynecology Journal
  • International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health
Publications:

Books

Female Urinary Incontinence: Your Leaky Bladder & What to Do About It. Scottsdale, 2012. www.BladderBook.com

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Karlovsky M. Does Mid-urethral Sling Surgery also Resolve Urinary Incontinence During Sex (Coital Incontinence)? A 3-Year Retrospective Review. J Sex Med 2011;8(suppl 2): 56-7
  • Karlovsky M. Kidney Stones and Pregnancy. The Female Patient, Vol 35, No.2, February 2010
  • Karlovsky M. Female Urinary Incontinence & Sex (Coital Incontinence): A Review. The Female Patient. August 2009, Vol 34, No.8
  • Canales B, Karlovsky M, Seidmon J, Monga M. How Small Can We Go? Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Using 6 F Nephroureteral Catheter. Urology 2007, 69:4, 629-632
  • Canales B, Karlovsky M, Seidmon J, Monga M. How Small Can We Go? Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Using 6 F Nephroureteral Catheter. J Endourology 2006 August, Vol 20, Supp, A105
  • Karlovsky ME, Kushner L, Badlani GH. Synthetic Biomaterials for Pelvic Floor Reconstruction. Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports 2006 Vol 1, Issue 2
  • Karlovsky ME, Kushner L, Badlani GH. Synthetic Biomaterials for Pelvic Floor Reconstruction. Current Urology Reports 2005 Sep;6(5):376-84
  • Karlovsky ME, Thakre A, Rastinehad A, Kushner L, Badlani GH: Biomaterials in Pelvic Floor Reconstruction. Urology 2005, 66:3, 469-475, Review
  • Karlovsky ME, Badlani GH. An Invited Commentary on: Pubovaginal Sling Using Cadaveric Allograft Fascia for the Treatment of Female Urinary Incontinence: Almeida SH, et al. Transplant Proc. 2004 May;36(4):995-6 in American Journal of Urology Review, August 2005, 3:8
  • Karlovsky ME, Moldwin, RM. Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: A Treatment Update. Practical Pain Management, April 2005 5(3): 47-56. Abstract available at: http://www.ppmjournal.com/abstract.asp?articleid=P0504F05
  • Karlovsky MLebed B, Mydlo JH: “The Increasing Incidence and Importance of HIV/AIDS and Gonorrhea in Men Ages Fifty and Over” Scand J Urol Nephrol 2004 May; 38(3) 247-252                        
  • Karlovsky M: Isaac Judaeus and His Book of Urine. J Urol 167: 4 suppl, 2002
  • Karlovsky M, Pontari M: Theories of Prostatitis Etiology. Current Urology Reports 2002, Vol. 3 Issue 4           
  • Braverman A, Karlovsky M, Pontari M, Ruggieri M. Aging and Hypertrophy Change the Muscarinic Receptor Subtype Mediating Bladder Contraction from M3 Towards M2. J Urol 167: 4 suppl, 2002      
  • Martin G, Gohil BC, Dewal HR, Jalalzai W, Karlovsky M, Turkish AS. Health Care Policy and Education in Medical School. JAMA 1996 May 1; 275(17): 1375

Lay Publications

  • Straight Talk: Take Control of Stress Urinary Incontinence. Coloplast brochure, 2010
  • Urinary Incontinence. The Chandler Republic, September 1, 2010
  • Coital Incontinence Often Treatable, Tempe Citizen Reporter, August 17, 2010
  • Hematuria. The Chandler Republic, September 16, 2009
  • Coping with Urinary Incontinence. Ahwatukee Citizen Reporter. May 6, 2009
  • Bothered By Your Bladder? Perfectify Magazine, May 2009
  • Is Your Bladder Preventing Intimacy? Perfectify Magazine, April 2009
  • Kidney Stones Common in Adults. The Chandler Republic. February 24, 2009
  • The Woman’s Urologist. MD News Magazine- Phoenix Edition, Vol. 8, No.7, 2008, cover story.
  • Urinary Incontinence- Ask the Expert. The Mesa Republic, August 7, 2008
  • Male Menopause- Ask the Doc. Spirit of Women Magazine, Fall 2007                               
  • Prostate Cancer- Ask the Expert. The Mesa Republic, August 24, 2007                                 
  • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections- Ask the Expert. The Mesa Republic, July 28, 2006                                                       
  • Prostate Cancer- Ask the Expert. The Ahwatukee Republic, Oct 20, 2006

 

Book Chapters

  • Karlovsky M, Badlani GH: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. In: Conn’s Current Therapy 2008. Robert E. Rakel (Editor), Edward T. Bope (Editor), WB Saunders
  • Karlovsky M, Badlani GH: Voiding and Sexual Dysfunction After Cerebrovascular Accidents and Traumatic Brain Injury: The Role of the Neurourologist.  In: The Comprehensive Neuro-Rehabilitation Team: Directing the Therapeutic Path Post-Acquired Brain Injury. Eds. Jean Elbaum, Deborah Benson, Springer Publishing, June 2007
  • Karlovsky M, Badlani GH: Supravesical Urinary Diversion. In: Mastery of Surgery, 5th edition. Robert J. Baker (Editor), Josef E. Fischer (Editor); LW&W, 2006
  • Karlovsky M, Badlani GH: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. In: Conn’s Current Therapy 2007. Robert E. Rakel (Editor), Edward T. Bope (Editor), WB Saunders
  • Karlovsky M, Badlani GH: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. In: Conn’s Current Therapy 2006. Robert E. Rakel (Editor), Edward T. Bope (Editor), WB Saunders
  • Mydlo JH, Karlovsky M: Prostate Cancer with Other Primary Malignancies. In: Prostate Cancer, Science and Clinical Practice.  Mydlo JH, Godec CJ (ed): Academic Press, Elsevier Inc., 2003
Presentations:

Podium Presentations

  • Karlovsky ME. Mesh, the FDA & Malpractice. ProRRG Insurance Group. Arizona Ob/GYN Associates. March 4, 2014
  • Karlovsky ME. Mesh & Malpractice: You Win Some, You Lose Some. Case Review & Lawsuit Prevention. American Urogyneoclogic Society, Las Vegas, NV, October 18, 2013
  • Karlovsky, ME Minitape Readjustable Transobturator Sling: Novel, Simple, Non-invasive, Post-operative Readjustment Within 1 Week for Recurrent Stress Incontinence from Any Prior Procedure, and for High Risk Urinary Retention Patients. American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, May 21, 2012
  • Karlovsky ME. Does Mid-Urethra Sling Surgery also Resolve Urinary Incontinence During Sex (Coital Incontinence)? A 3 Year Retrospective Study. American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., May 16, 2011
  • Karlovsky M, Eisenberg E, Badlani G. “Minimal 12 month follow up using the versatile BioArc SP hybrid sling system for the correction of stress urinary incontinence with or without combined pelvic floor prolapse.” Research Year in Review, June 2005, Long Island Jewish Medical Center           
  • Karlovsky M, Eisenberg E, Badlani G. “Minimal 12 month follow up using the versatile BioArc SP hybrid sling system for the correction of stress urinary incontinence with or without combined pelvic floor prolapse.” Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology, Winter Meeting, Fellows Forum, Orlando, FL, February 2005          
  • Karlovsky MMydlo JH: “The Increasing Incidence and Importance of HIV/AIDS and Gonorrhea in Men Ages Fifty and Over”, Philadelphia Urological Society, Philadelphia, PA, April 2003
  • Karlovsky M: “Isaac Judaeus and His Book of Urine” American Urological Association, Orlando, FL, May 2002
  • Karlovsky M, Seidmon EJ: “Immediate Post-operative Management of Percutaneous Nephrostolithotomy (PCNL) with a 6F Nephroureteral Stent”, Philadelphia Urological Society, Philadelphia, PA, March 2002
  • Karlovsky M, Seidmon EJ: “Immediate Post-operative Management of Percutaneous Nephrostolithotomy (PCNL) with a 6F Nephroureteral Stent” Mid-Atlantic American Urological Association, Hot Springs, VA, October 2001
  • Karlovsky M, Srinivasan R, Pontari M: “Interstitial Cystitis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Preliminary Data on a Potential Association”, Philadelphia Urological Society, Philadelphia, PA, March 2001

Poster Presentations:

  • Karlovsky ME. Does Mid-Urethra Sling Surgery also Resolve Urinary Incontinence During Sex (Coital Incontinence)? A 3 Year Retrospective Study. International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health Annual Meeting, February 11, 2011, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Karlovsky, ME. Urinary Incontinence During Sex (Coital Incontinence): A Review of Diagnosis & Therapies. Western Section AUA, October 25, 2009, Las Vegas, NV
  • Lin K, Bigelow K, Gleason T, Azher B, Cadoff R, Karlovsky, M. Increased Mitotic Activity in High Grade Prostatic Epithelial Neoplasia Has High Risk of Prostate Cancer on Repeat Biopsies. Western Section AUA, October 25, 2009, Las Vegas, NV
  • Canales B, Karlovsky M, Seidmon J, Monga M. How Small Can We Go? Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Using 6 F Nephroureteral Catheter. Convegno Associazione Medica Bologna, Oct 14, 2006
  • Braverman A, Karlovsky M, Pontari M, Ruggieri M. Aging and Hypertrophy Change the Muscarinic Receptor Subtype Mediating Bladder Contraction from M3 Towards M2 American Urological Association, Orlando, FL, May 2002

Courses Proctored

  • Uphold Vaginal Support System: Boston Scientific. Phoenix, AZ, November 9, 2009
  • Uphold Vaginal Support System: Boston Scientific. Seattle, WA, August 21, 2009
  • Uphold Vaginal Support System: Boston Scientific. Irvine, CA, March 27, 2009
  • “New Technologies: Hands-On Experience”: Pelvic Prolapse Lab. Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, N.Y., March 2005

Speaking Invitations           

  • Incontinence, Infections & Kidney Stones. Trilogy Active Lifestyle Community. Gilbert, AZ, April 15, 2014
  • Breaking Free- Pelvic Floor Disorders, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, Gilbert, AZ January 8, 2014
  • Prostate Cancer Screening, Sun Lakes Jewish Men’s Group Sun Lakes, AZ, January 6, 2014
  • Mesh & Malpractice: Grand Rounds, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Department  of Ob/GYN, Phoenix, AZ, November 13, 2013
  • Vaginal Mesh & the FDA: Myths & Facts. Chandler Gilbert Community College, Chandler, AZ, March 2013
  • The Vaginal Mesh Controversy: Increase Your Understanding & Decrease Your Risks, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, Gilbert, AZ, January 23, 2012
  • Don’t Get Rocked By Stones, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, Gilbert, AZ,  April 25, 2012
  • Bladder and Prostate Health, Sun Life RV Resort, Mesa, AZ, March 19, 2012
  • Does Your Bladder Run/Ruin Your Life? Methodist Church of Gilbert, AZ, February 22, 2012
  • Does Your Bladder Run/Ruin Your Life? Red Mountain United Methodist Church, Mesa, AZ, February 15, 2012
  • Female Pelvic Health: Does Your Bladder Run (Ruin) Your Life? Course F5004, Chandler Gilbert Community College, Chandler, AZ, October 19, 2011
  • Female Pelvic Health: Does Your Bladder Run (Ruin) Your Life? Course S5003, Chandler Gilbert Community College, Chandler, AZ, December 2, 2010
  • Female Incontinence & Prostate Disorders, Red Mountain United Methodist Church, Mesa, AZ, November 6, 2010
  • Prostate Disorders, Healthspan Speaker’s Bureau, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, Gilbert, AZ, October 27, 2010
  • Female Urinary Incontinence. Healthspan Speaker’s Bureau, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, Gilbert, AZ, September 29, 2010
  • Female Urinary Incontinence, Ironoaks Country Club, Sun Lakes Hadassah Chapter, Sun Lakes, AZ, September 21, 2010
  • URGENT! Urinary Incontinence. Arizona State University, Employee Wellness Program, Tempe, AZ, September 14, 2010
  • Female Pelvic Health: Does Your Bladder Run (Ruin) Your Life? Course S5003, Chandler Gilbert Community College, Chandler, AZ, July 22, 2010
  • Female Pelvic Health: Does Your Bladder Run (Run) Your Life? Course S5003, Chandler Gilbert Community College, Chandler, AZ, March 25, 2010
  • Prostate Disorders, Chandler Police Department, Chandler, AZ, January 28, 2010
  • Urinary Incontinence & Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Chandler Police Department, Chandler, AZ, January 28, 2010                                  
  • Prostate Cancer Update-2009, Desert Cancer Foundation of Arizona, 12th Annual Luncheon, Chandler, AZ, October 22, 2009
  • Mesh Complications of Pelvic Floor Repair, Grand Rounds, Banner Desert Medical Center, Mesa, AZ, July 23, 2009                                     
  • Female Urinary Incontinence, Chandler Regional Hospital, Chandler, AZ, April 29, 2009         
  • Female Urinary Incontinence, Ahwatukee Recreation Center, Ahwatukee, AZ. April 8, 2009           
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Sun Lakes United Methodist Church. Sun Lakes, AZ, March 25, 2009
  • Prostate Cancer: An Overview. Desert Cancer Foundation of Arizona, Chandler Regional Hospital, Chandler, AZ, January 28, 2009          
  • How Pelvic Floor Disorders Affect Women’s Intimacy. Spirit of Women’s Series, Banner Desert Medical Center, Mesa, AZ, January 24, 2009
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Nursing In-Service. Chandler Regional Hospital, November 5, 2008
  • Ask The Experts: Overactive Bladder/Urinary Incontinence. Spirit of Women Series. Banner Desert Medical Center, Mesa, AZ, August 16, 2008
  • Interstim: Bladder Neuromodulation, Banner Desert Medical Center, May 20, 2008                                  
  • Interstim: Bladder Neuromodulation, Fleming’s, Chandler, AZ, April 30, 2008
  •  Female Urinary Incontinence- Boomerang Health Series, Chandler Regional Hospital, Chandler, AZ, April 9, 2008                                   
  •  Bladder Rehabilitation after Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury. Grand Rounds, Banner Desert Medical Center, Mesa, AZ, January 24, 2008
  •  “The Urology Room” In-service presentation: Operating Room, Chandler Regional Hospital, Chandler, AZ, December 6, 2007
  •  “Update on Prostate Cancer-2007: Robotics, HIFU and Active Surveillance”, Sun Lakes Community Center, Sun Lakes, AZ, November 19, 2007
  • “Male Genitourinary Problems for the Primary Care Physician”, Arizona State University Health Service, Tempe, AZ, December 14, 2006
  • “When Does Less than Perfect Sex Become a Problem- Female Sexual Dysfunction” Aging Gracefully Seminar- Banner Desert Medical Center, Mesa, AZ, July 24, 2006                                   
  •  “The Most Active Thing about My Life is My Bladder- Urinary Incontinence” Aging Gracefully Seminar- Banner Desert Medical Center, Mesa, AZ, March 25, 2006
  • “Grading, Laparoscopy, and Outcomes after Prostate Cancer Treatment.” Sun Lakes Community Center, Sun Lakes, AZ October 17, 2005                                 
  •  “Update on Erectile Dysfunction.” Pfizer Learning Center, Doral Arrowwood Conference Center. Rye Brooke, N.Y. April 7, 2005

Media/Community Outreach

  • Toginet Radio, Urinary Incontinence, Connect with Julianna, Julianna Lyddon  May 4,2012       
  • Toginet Radio, Urinary Incontinence, Connect with Julianna, Julianna Lyddon, February 15, 2011
  • ABC15: 10 pm News, Vasectomies and March Madness, March 17, 2010                                  
  • AZ Family Channel 3: Live Chat- Doctors Who Blog. February 17, 2009
  • Channel 11, “In Focus”, Chandler, Arizona, February 6, 2009, Pelvic Floor Health for Women and Men           
  • Dr. Dan Health Show, Phoenix, AZ,  February 15, 2009KOOL 94.5, Free Zone 101.5, KMLE 107.9 “Female Urinary Incontinence”
  • Dr. Dan Health Show, Phoenix, AZ, February 22, 2009, KOOL 94.5, Free Zone 101.5, KMLE 107.9, “Prostate Enlargement”
  • Arizona Women’s Health Expo & Conference, St Joseph’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ, May 15, 2009
  • Health & Wellness Fair, East Valley JCC, Chandler, AZ September 9, 2007
  • Prostate Cancer Screening. East Valley Cancer Center, Chandler, AZ, November 12, 2005
Professional Memberships / Associations:

Industry Affiliation

  • Astellas- speaker 
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