Marlene Corton, M.D.

Marlene Corton, M.D.

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Pelvic Floor Disorders

Biography

Marlene Corton, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in women’s pelvic organ disorders.

Dr. Corton earned her medical degree at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as a preceptorship in urodynamics and urogynecology, at UT Southwestern Medical School. She then earned a master’s degree in clinical science at UT Southwestern.

Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 1998.

Dr. Corton is devoted to education and was Associate Residency Director at UT Southwestern for 12 years. She has organized and directed anatomy courses for the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS) and the American Urogynecologic Society. She is an executive board member for the SGS and a member of its Education Committee and anatomy project group.

Dr. Corton is highly involved in research, serving as the Director of the Pelvic Anatomy Education and Research Program at UT Southwestern. She has authored many prize-winning anatomy papers and videos, delivered scores of presentations, and contributed to more than a dozen books. She has published a variety of academic articles, is a member of the editorial board for the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Journal, and is an editor of Williams Gynecology.

Dr. Corton is also a dedicated mentor to the next generation of obstetricians and gynecologists. In 2013, she won the Mentor of the Year Award from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In 2018, she received Honor Your Mentor recognition from the SGS.

She is a member of several professional organizations including the Texas Medical Association and the Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. From 2012 to 2015, she was Chair of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists District XI, Section 2.

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Education & Training
  • Residency - Parkland Memorial Hospital (1995-1998), Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Internship - Parkland Memorial Hospital (1994-1995), Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Medical School - Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Fellowship - The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (1998-2001)
  • Other Post Graduate Training - The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (2007-2012)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Southwestern Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • American Urogynecologic Society
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
Honors & Awards
  • Senior Resident Outstanding Teaching Award 1998
  • UT Southwestern Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award 2002
  • Council for Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education 2002
  • APGO/Ortho-McNeil Faculty Development Award 2003
Books & Publications
Research
  • Development of a pelvic anatomy and cadaver dissection course for Ob/Gyn residents and fellows.
  • Patient Oriented Research Program
  • Investigation of the Histological Properties of the Rectovaginal Septum of Fresh Cadavers
  • Development of a laparoscopy course

Clinical Focus

  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Surgical Treatment of Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Bladder/Voiding Dysfunctions
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse

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