About Dr. Dell

Medical Director

Dr. Dell is among the first Board Certified Urogynecologists in the United States. Dr. Dell, medical director of the Institute for Female Pelvic Medicine, received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and did internship and residency training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.

Dr. Dell is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Surgeons and is a member of several other professional societies. His scholarly publications appear in Urology, The Journal of Pelvic Surgery, Journal of Urology and the International Urogynecology Journal.

In addition to extensive clinical research experience in interstitial cystitis, Dr. Dell currently is researching the development of biomaterials for treating female incontinence and pelvic floor defects. He participates in clinical research trials and regularly serves as organizer, invited lecturer and visiting professor at local, national and international events. Dr. Dell has lectured at international symposia in Paris, Copenhagen, Halifax, Toronto and New York City.

Dr. Dell Named one of America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Specializing in Urogynecology

Consumers’ Research Council of America, a Washington, D.C. based research organization, has named Dr. Dell one of America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Specializing in Urogynecology every year since 2008. The organization provides consumers’ information guides for professional services throughout America with the purpose of educating and assisting consumers in obtaining the finest professional services.

Curriculum Vitae

Medical Licensure:

Tennessee, MD25063, Issued: November, 1993

Board Certification:

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
November 20, 1998

Subspecialty Board Certification:

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery,
June 21, 2013

Society Membership:

Fellow, American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
East Tennessee Ob/Gyn Society
Society of Pelvic Reconstructive Surgeons
American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
American Urogynecologic Society

Visiting Professor Program:

Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals
1998

Overactive Bladder Council:

Speaker
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery:

Core Faculty
MDU Surgical Training Program

Director of Surgical Preceptorship
C.R. Bard Urology
Pelvic Floor Reconstruction and Female Incontinence

Director of Local TVT Training Program
Gyncecare, Ethicon Inc.

Director of Local Surgical Preceptorship
American Medical Systems

Research and Product Development Consultant
C. R. Bard Urology

Research and Product Development Consultant
Gynecare, Ethicon Inc.

Product Development Consultant
American Medical Systems

Bard Contigen Injection Program:

Preceptor, 1999 – 2005

Bard Tegress™ Implant:

Preceptor, 2005
Steering Committee Member
National Faculty Member
Lead Investigator:  5 – year
Multi-Center – Post Approval Registry Study

Scientific Advisory Board:

Physicians Nutraceutical Laboratories, Inc.

Physician Editorial Advisory Panel:

OBG Management

Professional Advisory Committee:

Girling Health Care, Inc.

Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical:

-Gynecological Working Group for Chronic Pelvic Pain and Interstitial Cystitis
-Site Director for Multi Center, randomized, double-blind, Placebo controlled Elmiron Study
-Elmiron National Speaker Bureau
-Ditropan XL National Speaker Bureau
-Elmiron National Advisory Board Member
-National Steering Committee Member – Bladder Matters:
Clinical Insights on Urologic Health

Strathmore’s Who’s Who:

Honors Recipient

Residency:

Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Tennessee, Memphis
July 1993-June 1996

Internship:

Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Tennessee, Memphis
June 1992 -June 1993

Medical:

University of Minnesota School of Medicine
Minneapolis, MN
M.D. June 1992

Honors:

Fulbright-Swyers Academic Scholarship Recipient 1988-1992
Phi Rho Sigma Medical Fraternity, Member and Officer
MATEC-Midwest Aids Training –Speaker and Representative
DOC-Doctors Ought to Care, Speaker to Metro Area High
School Students

Undergraduate:

Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude
Major: Chemistry, Minor: Biology, Graduated 1988

Honors:

Chemistry Honor Society
Pre-medical Society-President
Student Advisory Council
Outstanding Organic Chemistry Student Award
Outstanding Biochemistry Student Award
Outstanding Physical Chemistry Student Award
Smith-Glynn Callaway Outstanding Junior Pre-Med Scholarship recipient
Chemistry Department Scholarship recipient
Regents Academic Scholarship recipient

Abstracts Published/Papers Presented:
    1. Sarinoglu C, Dell JR, Sibai BM, Mercer B: Fetal Startle Response Observed Under Ultrasonography Predicts a Reassuring Biophysical Profile. 15th Annual Meeting of the Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, Atlanta, Georgia, January 1995, abst#284.
    2. Sarinoglu C, Dell JR, Ling F, Sibai BM, Mercer B: Fetal Startle Response Observed Under Ultrasonography Predicts a Reassuring Biophysical Profile.  Obstetrics and Gynecology 1996, 88:599-602.
    3. Lipscomb G, Dell JR, Ling F, Spellman J: A Comparison of the Cost of Local Versus General Anesthesia for Laparoscopic Sterilization in an Operating Room Setting. Presented at the Annual Clinical Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, San Francisco, CA May 8-9, 1995.
    1. Lipscomb G, Dell JR, Ling F, Spellman J: A Comparison of the Cost of Local Versus General Anesthesia for Laparoscopic Sterilization in an operating Room Setting Journal of American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy, Vol. 3, No 2: 277-281, 1996.
    1. Dell JR: Persistent Sinus Tract Following Abdominal Scarocolopexy with Synthetic Mesh, J Pelvic Surg. 7: 301, 2001.
    1. Parsons CL, Dell JR, Stanford EJ, et al: Increased Prevalence of Interstitial Cystitis:  Previously Unrecognized Urologic and Gynecologic Cases Identified using a New Symptom Questionnaire and Intravesical Potassium Sensitivity.  Urology 60 (40); 573 – 578, 2002.
    1. Parsons CL, Dell JR, Bullen M, et al: Increased Prevalence of Interstitial Cystitis in Urologic Patients and Gynecologic Pelvic Pain Patients as Determined Using a New Symptom Questionnaire.  J Urol 167 (Suppl); 65, 2002.
    1. Parsons CL, Dell J, Stanford EJ, et al: The Prevalence of Interstitial Cystitis in Gynecologic Patients with Pelvic Pain as Detected by Intravesical Potassium Sensitivity.  Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:  1395 – 1400, 2002.
    1. Moldwin RM, Dell JR: The Evaluation and Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis.  The Female Patient.  June 2003; (suppl) 19 – 26.
    1. Moldwin R, Dell J: Evaluating and Treating Interstitial Cystitis An Introduction.  Women’s Health Care 2003; 2:
    1. Moldwin R, Dell J: Female Chronic Pelvic Pain.  Women’s Health Care 2003; 2:     8 – 11.
    1. Moldwin R, Dell J: Interstitial Cystitis:  Causes and Consequences.  Women’s Health Care 2003; 2:  12 – 14.
    1. Moldwin R, Dell J: Diagnosis of Interstitial Cystitis.  Women’s Health Care 2003; 2:  17 – 21.
    1. Moldwin R, Dell J: Interstitial Cystitis:  Summary, Guidelines, and Special Concerns.  Women’s Health Care 2003; 2:  30 – 34.
    1. Dell JR: Potassium Sensitivity Test.  The Female Patient.  June 2003; (suppl) 27 – 30.
    1. Dell JR: Chronic Pelvic Pain of Bladder Origin:  A Focus on Interstitial Cystitis.  Presented at the Annual Clinical meeting of The World Foundation for Medial Studies in Female Health.  Kansas City, KS.  April 10 – 12, 2003.
    1. Dell JR: Chronic Pelvic Pain of Bladder Origin:  A Focus on Interstitial Cystitis.  Int J Fertil 2003; 48(4):  154 – 162.
    1. Dell JR: Building a Successful Interstitial Cystitis Practice in Gynecology:  Practice Building Today September 2003; 4 – 11.
    1. Moldwin RM, Dell JR: Chronic Pelvic Pain of Bladder Origin:  A Clinician’s Handbook on the Evaluation and Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis.©  2003; Synermed Communications
    1. Dell JR: Chronic Pelvic Pain of Bladder Origin:  A Focus on Interstitial Cystitis.  Clinical Courier September 2003; Vol. 21, No. 30.
    1. Dell JR: Treatment of Overactive Bladder to Improve Your Patient’s Quality of Life:  Pelvic and Bladder Health in the Continuum of Care.  October 2003; Vol. 1, Issue 1.
    1. Dell JR: Pelvic Care:  Diagnosis and Treatment of Overactive Bladder.  Pelvic and Bladder Health in the Continuum of Care.  December 2003; Vol. 1, Issue 2.
    1. Dell JR: Treating Overactive Bladder and Managing Reimbursement Issues.  Pelvic and Bladder Health in the Continuum of Care.  January 2004; Vol. 1, Issue 3.
    1. Dell JR, Shulman LP: Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPP) of Bladder Origin:  A Focus on Interstitial Cystitis (IC).  Clinician October 2003; Vol. 21, No. 10.
    1. Dell JR, Parson CL: Intravesical Instillation Therapy Using PPS in Patients with Interstitial Cystitis.  Poster 18.  Presented at:  Research Insights into Interstitial Cystitis:  A Basic and Clinical Science Symposium.  October 30 – November 1, 2003; Alexandria, Virginia.
    1. Dell JR: Use of the PUF Questionnaire to Determine the Prevalence of Interstitial Cystitis in Obstetrics and Gynecology Practices.  Poster 19.  Presented at:  Research Insights into Interstitial Cystitis:  A Basic and Clinical Science Symposium.  October 30 – November 1, 2003; Alexandria, Virginia.
    1. Stanford EJ, Parsons CL, Dell JR, et al: Characteristics of Gynecologic Patients Enrolled in Double-Blind Study of Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium (PPS, Elmiron) Therapy for Chronic Pelvic Pain.  Poster 49.  Presented at:  Research Insights into Interstitial Cystitis:  A Basic and Clinical Science Symposium.  October 30 – November 1, 2003; Alexandria, Virginia.
    1. Dell JR, Shulman LP: Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPP) of Bladder Origin:  A Focus on Interstitial Cystitis (IC).  A Nationwide Teleconference Series.  July 2003 – March 2004.  Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation and Synermed Communications.
    1. Dell JR, Parsons CL: Multimodal Therapy for Interstitial Cystitis. J Reprod Med 2004; 49:  243 – 252.
    1. Dell, JR: Site-Specific Rectocele Repair Augmented with PelvisoftTM  A Surgical Video.  ©2003; C.R. Bard Inc.
    1. Grochmal, SA, Dell, JR, Sherry SJ: Prevalence of Bladder Origin Pain (Interstitial Cystitis) in Adolescent Women with Failed Treatment for Documented Endometriosis.  Poster 31.  Presented at:  The 5th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  June 3 – 6, 3004; Las Vegas, Nevada.
    1. Mishell DR, Dell, JR: Chronic Pelvic Pain of Bladder Origin:  A Focus on Interstitial Cystitis.  OB GYN Rounds May 2004; Vol. 4, No. 2.
    1. Dell JR, O’Kelley, KR: Pelvisoft Biomesh Augmentation of Rectocele Repair:  The Initial Clinical Experience in 35 Patients.  Int Urogynecol J 2005; 16:  44 – 47.
    1. Dell, JR: Understanding Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women:  Diagnosing and Managing Women with Interstitial Cystitis.  The Female Patient September 2004; Vol. 29, No. 5.
    1. Dell JR, O’Kelley KR: TVT Erosion Secondary to a Twist in Tape.  Int Urogynecol J 2005; 16:  168 – 169.
    1. Dell JR, Mishell DR, Shulman LP: Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPP) of Bladder Origin:  A Focus on Interstitial Cystitis (IC).  A Nationwide Teleconference Series.  May 2004 – September 2004.  Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation and Synermed Communications.
    1. Dell JR, O’Kelley KR: Pelvisoft Biomesh Augmentation of Rectocele Repair:  The Initial Clinical Experience in 35 Patients.  Presented at:  Joint Meeting of the International Continence Society and the International Urogynecological Association.  August 23 – 27, 2004; Paris, France.
    1. Dell JR, O’Kelley KR: Pelvisoft Biomesh Augmentation of Rectocele Repair:  The Initial Clinical Experience in 35 Patients.  Presented at:  The Global Congress of Gynecologic Edoscopy, AAGL 33rd Annual Meeting.  November 10 – 13, 2004;  San Francisco, California.
    1. Dell JR, Groshmal SA: Intravesical Therapy for the Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis Using a Therapeutic Cocktail.  Poster 188.  Presented at:  The Global Congress of Gynecologic Endoscopy, AAGL 33rd Annual Meeting.  November 10 – 13, 2004; San Francisco, California.
    1. Wysocki S, Dell JR, Smith D: Use of the PUF questionnaire to determine the prevalence of interstitial cystitis among nurse practitioners.  Presented at:  NPWH 7th Annual Conference:  Women’s Health Care in the New Millennium.  October 13 – 16, 2004.  Chicago, IL.
    1. Dell JR. Intravesical Therapy for the Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis using a Therapeutic Cocktail.  The Journal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparosopists.  August 2004; Vol. 11, No 3 (suppl).
    1. Dell JR. Understanding Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women:  Diagnosing and Managing Women with Interstitial Cystitis.  The Female Patient.  (suppl) October 2004.
    1. Mishell DR, Dell JR: Chronic Pelvic Pain of Bladder Origin:  Interstitial Cystitis.  Obstetrics and Gynecology Board Review Manual.  Hospital Physician.  December 2004; Vol. 9, Part 4.
    1. Dell JR, Fourcroy JL, Smith D: Understanding Interstitial Cystitis.  Clinical Courier.  February 2005; Vol. 23, No. 4.
    1. Dell JR, Fourcroy JL, Smith D: Understanding Interstitial Cystitis:  Case Studies.  Clinical Courier.  March 2005; Vol. 23, No. 20.
    1. Stanford C, Dell JR: Physician Satisfaction with the SPARCTM Suprapubic Sling System:  An Opinion bases Survey.  J Pelvic Medicine & Surgery.  March/April 2005; Vol. 11, No. 2.
    1. Dell JR; Pharmacologic and Nonpharmacologic Treatment Options for Interstitial Cystitis. Adv Stud Pharm.  2005:  15 – 22.
    1. Wysocki S, Smith D, Dell J: Interstitial Cystitis:  An Update and Results from the NPWH’s IC Prevalence Survey.  Women’s HealthCare.  July 2005; Vol. 4, No. 4, 28 – 38.
    1. Dell JR, O’Kelley KR: Pelvisoft Biomesh augmentation of rectocele repair – initial clinical experience.  Issues in Women’s Health.  2005; Vol. 2, No. 1, 14 – 17.
    1. Dell JR: An Interview with Jeffrey R. Dell, M.D.  Journal of Gynecologic Surgery.  2005; Vol. 21, No. 4.
    1. Dell JR, Butrick CW: Multimodal Therapy for Painful Bladder Syndrome / Interstitial Cystitis.  J Reprod Med (Suppl).  March 2006; Vol. 51, No. 3:  253 – 260.
    1. Dell JR, Grochmal SA, Chandakas S, et. al: Intravesical “jump-start” Therapy Using a Therapeutic Cocktail for the Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis.  JSLS 10:  51 – 577, 2006.
    1. Grochmal SA, Shulman L, Dell JR, et. al: Continued Chronic Pelvic Pain in Adolescent Women with Failed Treatment for Endometriosis:  Identification and Treatment Outcome in Patient with Bladder Origin of CPP (Interstitial Cystitis).  J Minim Invasive Gynecol 13 (5 Suppl):  5151, 2006.
    1. Stanford EJ, Dell JR, Parsons CL. The Emerging Presence of Interstitial Cystitis in Gynecologic Patients with Chronic Pelvic Pain.  Urology.  2007; 69 (Suppl 4A):  53 – 59.
    1. Forrest JB, Dell JR. Successful Management of Interstitial Cystitis in Clinical Practice.  Urology.  2007; 69 (Suppl 4A):  82 – 86.
    1. Dell JR. Year Book of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health.  Contributing Editor – Chapter 31 – Urogynecology.    2007.
    1. Dell JR: Interstitial Cystitis / Painful Bladder Syndrome:  Appropriate Diagnosis and Management.  J Womens Health.  2007; Vol. 16, No. 8:  1181 – 1187.
    1. Dell JR, Mokrzycki ML, Jayne CJ: Differentiating Interstitial Cystitis from Similar Conditions Commonly Seen in Gynecologic Practice.  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol.  2009; 144 (2):  105 – 109.
    1. Dell JR. Update on Diagnosis of Interstitial Cystitis.  The Female Patient.  2010.  Vol. 35; 35 – 38.
    1. Dell JR. Bedside Urodynamic Studies.  Chapter 115, P. 786 – 789.  PFenniger & Fowler’s Procedures for Primary Care.  Third Edition.  Elsevier, 2011.
    1. Dell JR, Fowler GC. Urodynamic Testing (Multichannel).  Chapter 116, p. 790 – 797.  PFenniger & Fowler’s Procedures for Primary Care.  Third Edition.  Elsevier, 2011.
    1. Dell JR, MonaLisa Touch Dual Probe Therapy for the Treatment of Lichen Sclerosus and Vaginal Atrophy. DEKA White Paper Florence, Italy. November, 2015.
    1. Dell JR, Treatment of Coexistant Lichen Sclerosus and Vulvo-Vaginal Atrophy with Fractional CO2 Laser Therapy. Abstract Presented at American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Boston MA. March 28-April 1, 2016
    1. Dell JR, Treatment of Coexistant Lichen Sclerosus and Vulvo-Vaginal Atrophy with Fractional CO2 Laser Therapy. Lasers Surg Med, Volume 48, Number 4. Page 433, Abstract #LB39; April, 2016.
    1. Lang P, Dell JR, Rosen L, et. al: Fractional CO2 Laser of the Vagina for Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause: Is the Out-of-Pocket Cost Worth the Outcome of Treatment? Lasers Surg Med 9999: 1-4, 2017.
    1. Dell JR, Evaluation of a Novel Radiofrequency Device for the Surgical Treatment of Excess Tissue of the Labia Minora and Labia Majora. White Paper. Cynosure. August 2019.
    1. Dell JR, The Use of the TempSure Surgical Radiofrequency Device for Reduction of the Labia Minora and Labia Majora. White Paper. Cynosure August 2019.
    1. Karram MM, Hype Yuen HT, Dell JR. Efficiency of a Non-Invasive Monopolar Radiofrequency Device for the Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence. Poster-Presentation at American Urogynecology Society Meeting. Nashville, TN. Sept 24-28, 2019
    1. Karram MM, Hype Yuen HT, Dell JR. Efficiency of a Non-Invasive Monopolar Radiofrequency Device for the Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence. Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Volume 25, Number 5 (Suppl). Page S296, Poster 281, September / October, 2019.
    1. Abdelaziz A, Dell JR, Karram MM. Transvaginal Radiofrequency Energy for the Treatment of Urinary Stress Incontinence: A Comparison of Monopolar and Bipolar Technologies in Both Pre- and Post-menopausal Patients. Neurourology and Urodynamics. September 2021; Vol 40, Issue 7: 1804-1810.