Kevin J. E. Stepp, MD, FACOG, FPMRS

Program Director
Urogynecology

Dr. Stepp completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at MetroHealth/Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He then completed a three-year combined fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Urogynecology/Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

He is actively involved with development of new surgical techniques including single incision/single port laparoscopy and robotics. In 2008, he is believed to be the 3rd gynecologic surgeon in the United States to perform a single port total laparoscopic hysterectomy using modern technology and the first in the world to use a purpose-built multichannel port for hysterectomy. He also works to help understand new products for use in urogynecology and pelvic support procedures. He was awarded the 2011 Surgeon of the Year by Surgical Products Magazine for his work on innovative surgical technologies. He regularly performs both robotic and conventional laparoscopic prolapse repairs as well as vaginal repairs. Above all, he is an advocate for performing the least invasive option for patients whether that be vaginal, conventional or robotic laparoscopy, LESS, mini-laparoscopy or a combination of any of the above.

Dr. Stepp speaks internationally on advanced laparoscopic techniques in gynecology and urogynecology and has trained over 500 physicians from over 25 countries. He has received numerous awards including the American Urogynecologic Society/Society for Gynecologic Surgeons President's Award for Prize Paper on Perioperative Complications in Elderly Urogynecology Patients. He was the first surgeon to receive the AAGL Golden Laparoscope Award twice, and the Kurt Semm, MD Award for Best Surgical Video for his educational surgical videos. He now serves on the Golden Laparoscope Award Review Committee. He is a reviewer for multiple medical journals and actively mentors obstetrics and gynecology residents and fellows during their training.

Gerald Bernard Taylor, MD, FACOG, FPMRS

Associate Program Director
Urogynecology

Dr. Taylor completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Carolinas Health Care System in Charlotte, NC. He then completed a three year fellowship in Urogynecology and Advanced Pelvic Surgery at Northside Hospital/Southeastern Gynecologic Oncology in Atlanta, Georgia. He specializes in the treatment of women with pelvic floor disorders. Dr. Taylor’s interests include the treatment of primary and recurrent vaginal prolapse, urinary and bowel incontinence, vaginal fistula, vaginal reconstructive surgery and advance laparoscopy and robotic surgery.

Dr. Taylor has won numerous awards for teaching residents and medical students and lectures nationally and internationally to physicians on the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence. His dedication to the treatment of women led him to Africa where he treats young women suffering from birth trauma and fistulas. Dr. Taylor was voted as a “Top Doctor” in Charlotte for 2011 and 2012. In 2012, he was recognized as a Leading Physician in the World and Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist in North Carolina by the International Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologist.

Michael J. Kennelly, MD, FACS, FPMRS

Urology, Urogynecology

Dr. Kennelly received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. He completed his residency at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and his fellowship at University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. He serves as the Co-Director of the Women’s Center for Pelvic Health and Medical Director of the Charlotte Continence Center at Carolinas Rehabilitation. In addition to holding various faculty teaching positions at Carolinas Medical Center, he also serves as Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Urology at the University of North Carolina.

Dr. Kennelly’s clinical, educational and academic expertise includes voiding dysfunction, neurogenic bladder and complex lower urinary tract and pelvic floor reconstruction. He has been the lead investigator in several clinical trials on these topics. Dr. Kennelly has authored or co-authored several journal articles and book chapters on urinary incontinence and neurourology and has lectured extensively on these topics.
At the Women’s Center for Pelvic Health, Dr. Kennelly specializes in the treatment of women with pelvic floor disorders such as incontinence and prolapse which includes laparoscopic/robotic and vaginal repair of prolapse, graft augmentation, mid-urethral sling placement, neuromodulations therapy, Interstim, botox treatments and urethral bulking for urinary incontinence.

Erinn M. Myers, MD, FACOG

Urogynecology

Dr. Myers received her medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. She completed her residency at Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, NC and her fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. While there, she received specialized training in pelvic reconstruction using minimally invasive techniques including native tissue vaginal reconstruction and comprehensive reconstruction using the da Vinci® robot-assisted techniques. Her training includes evaluation and treatment of urinary and fecal incontinence, childbirth trauma, pelvic organ prolapse, vesicovaginal and rectovaginal fistulae, and mesh complications. She is also interested in medical education with a focus on simulation lab training.
During residency and fellowship, Dr. Myers received many awards including E. Daniel Griffin, Jr., MD Award for Surgical Excellence, Harold M. Sluder, MD Award for Excellence in Teaching, Golden Tar Heel Teaching Award, and Fellows Award for Teaching Excellence.

Dr. Myers has presented her research in the field of Urogynecology both nationally and internationally. She has published articles in the International Urogynecology Journal, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, and Southern Medical Journal in various topics with a focus on patient education and robotic surgery.

She is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS), the American Association for Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), and the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA).

When not practicing, Dr. Erinn Myers enjoys traveling, running, and spending time with her husband and dog.

Megan E. Tarr, MD, MS, FACOG, FPMRS

Urogynecology

Dr. Megan Tarr is a urogynecologist who practices at the Women’s Center for Pelvic Health. She is doubly board certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. She has also earned diplomat status within the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Tarr earned her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Chicago. She completed her three-year fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at Loyola University, while simultaneously completing a master’s program in clinical research methods. During her fellowship, she gained extensive training in laparoscopic, robot-assisted laparoscopic, vaginal and open abdominal approaches to pelvic reconstructive surgery. She has also had extensive experience with procedures for urinary and fecal incontinence, mesh-related complications, vesicovaginal and rectovaginal fistula, childbirth trauma and sacral neuromodulation.

During her residency and fellowship training, Dr. Tarr received recognition for her teaching and patient care. She was recognized with the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award and The Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Teaching, and she has been inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Additionally, she recently received MVP recognition for her excellent patient care from the Chief of Staff of the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Tarr has authored several peer-reviewed articles, four book chapters and has made numerous presentations at national, regional and local meetings. Her research interests include surgeon ergonomics during laparoscopic and robotic surgery, comparison of surgical methods of prolapse correction, patient informed consent and resident/fellow surgical education.

Dr. Tarr sees patients at Carolinas HealthCare System Northeast and performs the majority of her surgeries through minimally invasive approaches, either vaginally, laparoscopically or robotically. She enjoys discussing pelvic floor disorders with patients and takes great pride in excellent clinical care.

When is not operating or doing clinical work, Dr. Tarr enjoys spending time with her daughter, son, and husband.

Michael Dobson, DO

Colorectal

Dr. Michael W. Dobson came to Charlotte in July 2007. After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Georiga, Dr. Dobson attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Dobson completed his General Surgery training at New Hanover Regional Medical Center where he received several awards including The Maxwell Award for excellence in surgery. Dr. Dobston then went on for further specialized surgical training in the field of Colon and Rectal Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

There he was honored with the award for the most outstanding colorectal surgical fellow. Dr. Dobson is currently the director of the Colorectal Surgery Center at Surgical Specialists of Charlotte.

David S. Sachar, MD

Gastroenterology

David S. Sachar, MD, joined Charlotte Medical Clinic in July 2010. Dr. Sachar is from Orange, Connecticut. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at Union College and his medical degree at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society.

While on active duty in the U.S. Army, Dr. Sachar completed his residency training in internal medicine and fellowship training in gastroenterology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He has served in South Korea, Afghanistan, and Iraq and was the Chief of Gastroenterology at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, NC for five years. He was named the most outstanding endoscopist in the Army in 2007.

Dr. Sachar is a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

In addition to general gastroenterology, Dr. Sachar specializes in Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR) and the non-surgical management of fecal incontinence and hemorrhoids.

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