Clifford Wai, M.D.

Clifford Wai, M.D.

  • Distinguished Teaching Professor
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - Urogynecology
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction


Clifford Wai, M.D., is a member of the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, and Director of the Division's three-year Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program. He is also a member of the Division of Basic Reproductive Biology Research and the Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for Reproductive Biology Sciences.

Dr. Wai, who is fluent in both Cantonese and English, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Following residency, he pursued a three-year fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at UT Southwestern under the preceptorship of Dr. Joseph Schaffer. He is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, which he joined in 2003.

Believing that each patient is different and that treatment plans must be individualized, his practice focuses on improving the quality of each patient's life. This philosophy also drives his research. During his fellowship training, Dr. Wai became interested in research to understand and help women with urinary and fecal incontinence. Among the topics he has investigated is the role of nerve injury in anal and urinary incontinence. He hopes this research will result in promising new treatments for patients with pelvic floor disorders. 

Education & Training
  • Internship - MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (1996-1997), Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Residency - MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (1997-2000), Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2000-2003), Urogynecology
  • Medical School - Georgetown University Medical Center School of Medicine (1992-1996)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Urogynecologic Society
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Honors & Awards
  • Outstanding Graduating Resident in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Outstanding Graduating Resident in Gynecology, Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Outstanding Faculty Teacher, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • CREOG National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education
  • AUGS/June Allyson Foundation Research Fellowship Award
Books & Publications
  • Nerve injury to the lower urinary tract
  • Effect of episiotomy on the pelvic floor
  • Childbirth related pelvic floor injury

Clinical Focus

  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

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