Maria Florian-Rodriguez, M.D.

I’m passionate about treating women with pelvic floor disorders like urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse because we have so many therapies that can dramatically improve their quality of life. These conditions are common – but it doesn’t mean women have to live with them. My approach is to start with the most conservative treatment and then, if needed, we can work toward more advanced and surgical techniques.

Biography

María E. Florián-Rodríguez, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a UT Southwestern Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care. She is a urogynecologist and specializes in the treatment of pelvic floor disorders.

Dr. Florián-Rodríguez earned her medical degree at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia and then received advanced training in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery through a fellowship at UT Southwestern.

Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2018.

Dr. Florián-Rodríguez’s clinical interests include the surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, mesh complications, and fistulas. Her research interests include studying the relationship between the vaginal extracellular matrix, cellular senescence, and prolapse.

She is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Urogynecologic Society, the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, and the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2015-2018), Urogynecology
  • Residency - Temple University Hospital (2011-2015), Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Medical School - University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (2007-2011)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Urogynecologic Society
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders Network
  • Society of Gynecologic Surgeons
Honors & Awards
  • Texas Monthly Super Doctors, Rising Star 2020
  • Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care 2018, UT Southwestern
Books & Publications
Research
  • Vaginal Extracellular Matrix Remodeling
  • Pathophysiology of Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Cellular Senescence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Clinical Focus

  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urogynecology

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