As a Pelvic Surgeon/Urogynecologist, Dr. Margolis helps women suffering from incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and a variety of surgical problems involving the female pelvis.
Dr. Margolis earned his MD at the University of Kansas where he also completed his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency. He then completed The Pelvic Surgery fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. where he held a faculty position as instructor. He subsequently held full time faculty positions at Northwestern University and Stanford University where he served as Chief of the Division of Gynecology and founder/director of the Center for Pelvic Surgery/Urogynecology. He founded and directed the Center for Pelvic Surgery/Urogynecology at the Women's Cancer Center of Northern California. He holds an Associate Clinical Professorship at the University of Wisconsin where he practiced for two years before moving back to the Bay Area of Northern California in 2009. He currently holds a faculty position as Clinical Assistant Professor at UCLA and previously was Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University. He is an active mission surgeon traveling to South America and Africa on humanitarian surgical missions.
In 1991 recognizing the need for advanced training in Pelvic Surgery beyond general Obstetrics and Gynecology residency, Dr. Margolis was accepted to and completed the most advanced surgical training program in the US, The Pelvic Surgery Fellowship directed by Dr. Clifford Wheeless at Emory University. In 1994 the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) finally agreed that there was a need for specialized fellowship training in Pelvic Surgery thus, in 1995 Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (also known as Urogynecology) was named as the forth subspecialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology. It was not until 2011 that the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) formally recognized the subspecialty of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology) and the board certification process developed. In June 2013 the first Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology) subspecialty board exam was given which Dr. Margolis was invited to sit for. On August 26, 2013 Dr. Margolis received confirmation that he passed the first exam thus again leading the way by becoming a member of the first class of Board Certified Sub Specialists in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology). Dr. Margolis is one of a select few Fellowship Trained/Board Certified Pelvic Surgeons who not only helped form the subspecialty but continues to mold and perfect it. Much work needs to be done and Dr. Margolis continues to strive towards perfection in the surgical treatment of women with pelvic floor disorders, gynecologic/urologic/and colorectal conditions, and all forms of operative gynecology.