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Shanti Mohling, MD, FACOG

 

Dr. Shanti Mohling is a board-certified and fellowship-trained gynecologist and gynecologic surgeon.  Joining NWEPS in May of 2021, Dr. brings her outstanding talents in endometriosis care, gynecologic surgery, and biomechanics to our practice.

Dr. Mohling is committed to providing world class surgical care to women with complex gynecologic surgical issues including endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, heavy bleeding, fibroids, pelvic organ prolapse, and incontinence.  

Dr. Mohling focuses on minimally invasive surgical techniques for all surgeries and can complete most surgeries via a robotic surgery or laparoscopy (tiny incisions). Even in cases that might be performed Through large abdominal incisions by many surgeons, Dr. Mohling has the skill to complete these procedures through a minimally invasive approach.

Dr. Mohling has great experience and knowledge in the biomechanics aspects of pelvic pain and dysfunction.  As a former massage therapist during her pre-medical years, she maintains a deep appreciation for the role that the muscles, tendons and ligaments can play in perpetuation of pelvic pain.

Dr. Mohling is an in-demand speaker and educator on the topic of advanced gynecologic surgery and endometriosis and gives educational talks and tutors other surgeons both locally and at national and international meetings.

Dr. Mohling's past career includes a history of service in academic medical centers as well as years of private practice as a generalist in both obstetrics and gynecology.  She was previously the director of Gynecologic Surgery for the residency program at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, TN, where she was also associate director of their AAGL Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) fellowship.  She is deeply involved with the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy (AAGL), serving as Past President of the Foundation of the AAGL as well as a past member of the Scientific Program Committee (2019).  

 

Dr. Mohling brings to NWEPS a devotion to her patients and to furthering the science and surgery for patients with pelvic pain and endometriosis.

Limited Resume:

Education:

 

Undergraduate Education - University of Colorado

Medical School - University of Colorado School of Medicine

Residency - University of Colorado School of Medicine, OB/GYN Residency

Fellowship - University of Tennessee AAGL Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery Fellowship

Professional Affiliations:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Fellow, American Congress of Obstetricians  and Gynecologists

  • Member, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists

Previous Work Experience:

  • Private Practice, Taos, Mexico - 2001 - 2014 of Hawai'i Dept of OB/GYN, 2005-2008

  • Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina Dept of OB/GYN, 2009 - 2011

  • Instructor and Fellow, Emory University Division of Gynecologic Oncology, 2011-2012

  • Assistant Professor, Chief of Service for GYN Surgery @ Grady Memorial, MIS GYN Surgeon Emory University, 2012-2015

  • Director of Gynecology, Pearl Women's Center, Portland, OR, 2015-2018

  • Faculty Member, Legacy Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery Fellowship, 2015 -> Present

  • Founder, Northwest Endometriosis and Pelvic Surgery, 2018 -> present.

Recent Educational Talks and Academic Appearances:

  • 2020 - Hepatic Endometriosis, American Association of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado

  • 2018 - Robotic Myomectomy of a 600 gram Fibroid,  American Association of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV

  • 2018 - Impaired Intestinal Permeability in Patients with Endometriosis - Society of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders Annual Congress, Florence, Italy

  • 2017 - Outcomes for Laparoscopic Excision of Vaginal and Mid-Urethral Mesh, American Association of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

  • 2017 - Endometriosis as a Chronic Disease: Surgical Management, American Association of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

  • 2017 - Robotic Assisted Hysterectomy for Endometriosis: Comparing Outcomes of Two Methods for Intact Uterine Extraction, American Association of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

  • 2016 - Appendectomy Peformed as a Component of Laparoscopic Treatment for Endometriosis: A Retrospective Analysis, ACOG Clinic Meeting, Washington, DC 

  • 2016 - Laparoscopic Assisted TAP Blocks: development of a technique, AAGL Global Congress, Las Vegas, NV

  • 2015 - Endometriosis: Tools for the Frozen Pelvis, AAGL Global Congress, Las Vegas, NV

  • 2015 - Laparoscopic Excisions Posterior Vaginal Wall Mesh, AAGL Global Congress, Las Vegas, NV