Chief of Advanced Urogynecology and FPMRS
I am excited to announce that I have moved my practice to
Westchester and the Hudson Valley.
I am very excited to work with an outstanding Urogynecology team. Together we are so pleased to offer our services to the Westchester community and surrounding area. Our team is devoted to the management of benign urogynecologic conditions. By using cutting edge technology we are able to offer specialized services for each patient’s unique condition. I work with three fellowship trained urogynecologists (Gynecology and Urology trained) and a physician assistant, who are skilled 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
• urethral diverticulum
We perform many office-based procedures including
We are skilled in various minimally invasive surgical approaches including: sacral neuromodulation, vaginal, laparoscopic, cystoscopic, and robotic approaches.
Dr. Cara L. Grimes is a Board Certified Urogynecologist. She completed her undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University. After college she pursued a love of teaching, and taught math and science at Castlemont High School in Oakland, California with Teach For America. Dr. Grimes earned her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College and finished her OB/GYN residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She completed an accredited three-year fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology) at the University of California San Diego. From 2012-2017, she was an Assistant Professor, Section Director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, and Director of Research for Gynecologic Specialty Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2010 and in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery since 2014. She is currently an Associate Professor at New York Medical College and the Chief of Urogynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Westchester Medical Center.
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 Research Chair for the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons and helps run the Collaborative Research in Pelvic Surgery Consortium (CoRPS). https://www.sgsonline.org/corps-landing-page
Dr. Malacarne Pape completed her training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Langone Medical Center and also completed her fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at NYU, where she trained with both urologist and gynecologist FPRMS specialists.
Dr. Malacarne Pape is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. She is passionate about connecting with women to offer them optimal quality of life through care for their various pelvic health needs. Her clinical interests include pelvic organ prolapse, postpartum pelvic floor dysfunction, urinary and fecal incontinence, genitourinary fistula and urethral diverticulum. She provides many office-based treatments and procedures and helps to run the Videourodynamics suite at WMC. She is skilled at many minimally invasive surgical modalities including vaginal, laparoscopic, and robotic approaches. She has been honored by the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) with the Excellence in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery award.
Dr. Patrick M. Popiel, MD, is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (urogynecology). Dr. Popiel is an emerging leader in his field, and has recently been recognized by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) for his excellence in minimally invasive surgery. Additionally, he was honored with the Excellence in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery award by the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS).
Dr. Popiel received his medical degree from the Medical University of Lodz in Lodz, Poland. He completed his obstetrics, gynecology and women’s health residency with the Atlantic Health System, predominately based in Morristown, NJ, where he was the Educational Chief Resident. During his residency, he also participated in the visiting resident program at the renowned MAYO Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He then completed his female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (department of obstetrics and gynecology) fellowship at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. During his fellowship, he presented his research on urothelial defense mechanisms against urinary tract infections as well as assessment of post-operative voiding function at national conferences.
In addition to his field specific society memberships and certifications, Dr. Popiel has published numerous research papers and journal abstracts. His work on indwelling vs. immediate removal transurethral catheters after robotic surgery was awarded the Top Research Study at 21st Annual Atlantic Health Research Symposium.
Dr. Siri Drangsholt is one of Westchester counties few fellowship trained urologists. From early in her career she became interested in quality of life conditions that many women suffer from. She trained with leaders in the Female Urology field at New York University and with renowned Urogynecologists at Weill Cornell Medicine. She is skilled at performing neuromodulation for urinary/fecal incontinence, sling surgery under local anesthesia, and robotic prolapse repair. Her other clinical interests include urinary retention, nocturia, interstitial cystitis, neurogenic bladder (urinary problems that results from conditions of the nervous system), urinary fistula and mesh related problems. Together with Dr. Malacarne Pape she runs the videourodynamic and outpatient surgery suite for minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment options. Her philosophy is to educate patients about their medical conditions so they can make informed decisions about the treatment that will suit them best.
She is a member of the American Urological Association, Society for Urodynamics and Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Urogynecological Association. In addition Dr. Drangsholt has published numerous research papers and journal abstracts. Her video on how to perform Robotic Sacrocolpopexy for Prolapse won the award for best video presentation at a recent meeting.