Kerac Falk, M.D., FACOG, joins University Health as urogynecologist and UNR Med as assistant professor

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A head shot portrait of Dr. Kerac Falk.

Kerac Falk, M.D., FACOG, board-certified obstetrician gynecologist and fellowship-trained subspecialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery has joined University Health and UNR Med, bolstering urogynecology services in northern Nevada. Photo by Brin Reynolds/UNR Med.

Kerac Falk, M.D., FACOG, board-certified obstetrician gynecologist and fellowship-trained subspecialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery has joined University Health and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med), bolstering urogynecology services in northern Nevada.

In his role as urogynecologist with University Health, Dr. Falk will bring expertise in the treatment of many common, but infrequently-discussed female pelvic floor conditions that significantly impact women's quality of life. These include complex disorders such as urinary and bowel incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, childbirth injury, genital fistulas, recurrent urinary tract infection, bladder pain, and sexual dysfunction.  

As an assistant professor with UNR Med, Dr. Falk will train the next generation of women's health care providers through an inclusive and multidisciplinary approach that advances women's health locally through clinical practice, research and innovation. The UNR Med Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology provides future health care providers a variety of learning opportunities on improving the lives and health of women in northern Nevada through excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, education and advocacy.  

"Dr. Falk is the first fellowship trained urogynecologist in the region, and the region's only provider practicing only urogynecology," said Neda Etezadi-Amoli M.D., chair, obstetrics and gynecology. "His approach to providing women with expert consultation and a commitment to destigmatizing female pelvic disorders, supporting every patient with detailed counseling, and offering treatment that is customized for each patient's needs will elevate women's health care in northern Nevada. He has a passion for delivering comprehensive health care and treatment to all patients regardless of age, race, ethnicity, culture, language, gender identity or sexual orientation."  

Dr. Falk completed his undergraduate degree in molecular biology at the University of California, Berkeley and completed medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He returned to the U.S. for obstetrics and gynecology residency training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, and completed a three-year advanced fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA.  

He is an accomplished and published researcher with a focus on recurrent urinary tract infection and overactive bladder, including the role that bacterial biofilms play in postmenopausal recurrent UTI, and the discovery of new treatments from naturally-occurring compounds. Dr. Falk also studies how to improve the quality of women's health care delivery, and advocates for improved and equitable access to overactive bladder (OAB) treatments. He is active nationally with the American Urogynecologic Society, participating in various committees, special interest groups and writing groups.  

Originally from California, Dr. Falk has lived and worked around the globe, and is thrilled to return to the west and settle down in the Sierras near family. 

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The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Nevada's first public medical school, is a community-based, research-intensive medical school with a statewide vision for a healthy Nevada. Established in 1969, UNR Med is improving the health and well-being of all Nevadans and their communities through excellence in student education, postgraduate training and clinical care, research with local, national and global impact and a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Released: Tuesday August 10, 2021 @ 8:00 AM