Rahel Nardos

Associate Professor of Urogyncology/Director of Global Women's Health
University of Minnesota
Dr. Nardos is an associate professor in the division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and the inaugural director of global women’s health at the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility, UMN. Dr Nardos was born and raised in Ethiopia. After completing her medical training in OBGYN in the US, she returned to Ethiopia to serve as a staff surgeon at the Addis Ababa Hamlin Fistula Hospital. She later completed a fellowship training in urogynecology and a master’s in clinical research, and served in various leadership roles including Division head of Urogynecology at Kaiser Permanente NW and Director of Global Health in OBGYN at Oregon Health and Science University as well as board member and programming chair of Worldwide Fistula Fund which supports obstetric fistula partners in five different countries. She is cofounder and vice chair of Global Perm NW and co-chair of the women and girls work group at the G4 Alliance. Dr Nardos has been engaged in many local and international pelvic floor health capacity building projects with international partners in many countries, contributed research to advance the care of women with pelvic floor conditions from childbirth injuries and co-authored a book, Overcoming Violence Against Women and Girls, the International Campaign to Irradicate a Worldwide problem.
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