Associate Provost for Faculty and Student Initiatives in Health and STEM
Dr. Larissa Rodríguez was appointed Associate Provost for Faculty and Student Initiatives in Health and STEM on July 1, 2015. She is a Professor of Urology and the director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) at Keck Medicine of USC – Beverly Hills clinic. She is also vice chair of academics for the USC Institute of Urology and director of the FPMRS Fellowship at the Keck School of Medicine.
Dr. Rodríguez is an established surgeon-scientist with extensive expertise in the field of female pelvic and reconstructive surgery in urology. An awarded researcher, she is nationally and internationally recognized for her work in the field of stem cell research and tissue engineering of the urinary tract and in animal models of lower urinary tract dysfunction. She has focused some of her clinical and outcomes research on the etiology and treatment of urinary incontinence and vaginal prolapse, and has developed patented techniques and innovative surgical strategies to provide treatment in areas such as stress incontinence and reconstruction of the bladder and lower urinary tract. She has served on numerous NIH study sections and national and international organizations.
Dr. Rodríguez earned a B.S. in Mathematics from MIT and her M.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine.