Collaborative Research in Pelvic Surgery Consortium (CoRPS)

CoRPS research projects are supported by the CoRPS Fund in honor of Drs. Cheryl Iglesia, Kim Kenton, and Holly Richter.

The CoRPS was started by former members of the Fellows Pelvic Research Network (FPRN)® who were looking to continue doing collaborative multi-center research after fellowship. For more than 5 years, they successfully completed many multi-center studies and currently lead a Challenging Case Series in the Blue Journal. Since its founding, the CoRPS has found a permanent home in SGS and in 2020 a fund was created to support it. This fund was established in honor of Drs. Kenton, Iglesia and Richter, who have been involved in the CoRPS as mentors from the beginning. 

The CoRPS is open to both SGS members and nonmembers - particularly early and mid-career attendings - who would like to participate in multi-center research in all subspecialties focused on gynecologic surgery. Those who are still in fellowship training programs should instead pursue involvement in the Fellows Pelvic Research Network (FPRN)®. 

Click HERE to join the CoRPS!

Expectations of Members

  • Attend quarterly meetings
    • In-person / virtual bi-annually (SGS, AUGS)
  • Give feedback on CONCEPT PROPOSALS and PROTOCOLS
  • Contribute as a Study LEAD or MEMBER
  • Serve as MENTOR if distinct expertise requested       

CoPRS Steering Committee

SGS Research Chair: Cara Grimes, MD, New York Medical College ([email protected])
CoRPS Chair: Shunaha Kim-Fine, MD, University of Calgary
Alexis Dieter, MD, Medstar Health/Georgetown University
Whitney Ross, MD, Washington University 
Jaime Long, MD, Penn State College of Medicine