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Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Board Certified in Urogynecology
Medical Association Memberships: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; American Urogynecologic Society; Society of Gynecologic Surgeons; Seattle Gynecology Society; Puget Sound Urogynecologists & Female Urologists
Practice Philosophy: Pelvic floor disorders can cause a tremendous amount of silent suffering, as many women are too embarrassed to discuss the problem. Fortunately, awareness of these conditions has increased and advances in technology and evidence-based medicine have improved diagnosis and treatment. I enjoy helping patients choose the treatment that matches their goals and improves their quality of life.
Professional School: New York University
Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Fellowship: Brown University
Internship: Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Special Interests: Dr. Clemons has more than 20 years of experience. He completed a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Clemons sees patients who require medical or surgical treatment for various pelvic floor disorders, including pelvic organ prolapse, bladder control disorders, fecal incontinence and trauma associated with childbirth. He has a special interest in vaginal reconstructive surgery. Dr. Clemons has authored over 20 research papers and chapters, mostly focused on treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. He spent the last 10 years as Chief of Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center. He enjoys teaching residents and medical students, for which he has won teaching awards, and has a faculty appointment as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Washington. He is a respected leader in the specialty, is on the Editorial Board for the journal Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, and holds positions in the American Urogynecologic Society and the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons. In his spare time, he enjoys running with his dogs, bicycling, skiing, going to Seahawks and Mariners games, and spending time with his family.
Clemons JL, Weinstein M, Guess MK, Alperin M, Moalli P, Gregory WT, Lukacz ES,Sung VW, Chen BH, Bradley CS; AUGS Research Committee. Impact of the 2011 FDA transvaginal mesh safety update on AUGS members' use of synthetic mesh and biologic grafts in pelvic reconstructive surgery. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2013 Jul-Aug;19(4):191-8. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0b013e31829099c1.
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