Michael H. Heit

Michael H. Heit, MD, PhD, MD, BS

Volunteer Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology


Originally from New York, I spent twenty years in Louisville, KY (1994 - 2013) practicing Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (formely Urogynecology), first as Division Head and Fellowship Director of Urogynecology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Louisville. From 2004 until 2013, I owned Urogynecology Specialists PLLC, a Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery private practice in Louisville, KY at Norton Suburban Hospital.

Since March 2013, I had the honor and pleasure to join my long time friend and colleague, Douglass Hale MD, in private practice at Urogynecology Associates PSC and serve as Fellowship Director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Key Publications

1              Durst PJ, Heit MH. Polypropylene Mesh Predicts Mesh/Suture Exposure After Sacrocolpopexy Independent of Known Risk Factors: A Retrospective Case-Control Study. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jun 27. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000452. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28657987.

2             James-Stevenson T, Xu H, Heit M, Shin A. Age and Dyssynergia Subtypes Associated With Normal Sphincter Pressures in Women With Fecal Incontinence. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jun 27. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000415. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28657991.

3              Ju R, Siddiqui N, Garrett J, Feng L, Heit M. A validated translation of a survey for measuring incontinence knowledge in Chinese-speaking American immigrants. Int Urogynecol J. 2017 Jun;28(6):851-856. doi: 10.1007/s00192-016-3215-1. Epub 2016 Dec 6. PubMed PMID: 27924375.

4              Takase-Sanchez MM, Thompson JC, Hale DS, Heit MH. Suprapubic versus transurethral bladder drainage following reconstructive pelvic surgery: a comparison of patient satisfaction and quality of life. Int Urogynecol J. 2017 May;28(5):721-728. doi: 10.1007/s00192-016-3164-8. Epub 2016 Oct 6. PubMed PMID: 27714436.

5              Heit M, Guirguis N, Kassis N, Takase-Sanchez M, Carpenter J. Operationalizing the Measurement of Socioeconomic Position in Our Urogynecology Study Populations: An Illustrative Review. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2017 May/Jun;23(3):208-215. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000353. PubMed PMID: 27782979.

6              Carpenter JS, Heit M, Rand KL. Development and psychometric properties of a measure of catheter burden with bladder drainage after pelvic reconstructive surgery. Neurourol Urodyn. 2017 Apr;36(4):1140-1146. doi: 10.1002/nau.23077. Epub 2016 Jul 26. PubMed PMID: 27460055.

7              Khoder W, Hom E, Guanzon A, Rose S, Hale D, Heit M. Patient satisfaction and regret with decision differ between outcomes in the composite definition of success after reconstructive surgery. Int Urogynecol J. 2017 Apr;28(4):613-620. doi: 10.1007/s00192-016-3157-7. Epub 2016 Oct 13. PubMed PMID: 27738734.

8              Carpenter JS, Heit M, Chen CX, Stewart R, Hamner J, Rand KL. Validating the Postdischarge Surgical Recovery Scale 13 as a Measure of Perceived Postoperative Recovery After Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2017 Mar/Apr;23(2):86-89. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000352. PubMed PMID: 28230616.

9              Kassis NC, Hamner JJ, Takase-Sanchez MM, Khoder W, Hale DS, Heit MH. If you could see what we see, would it bother you? Int Urogynecol J. 2017 Jan;28(1):59-64. doi: 10.1007/s00192-016-3073-x. Epub 2016 Jul 2. PubMed PMID: 27372947.

10.          Stewart JR, Hamner JJ, Heit MH. Thirty Years of Cystocele/Rectocele Repair in the United States. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jul-Aug;22(4):243-7. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000240. PubMed PMID: 26825407.

11           Takase-Sanchez MM, Brooks HM, Hale DS, Heit MH. Obliterative Surgery for the Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse: A Patient Survey on Reasons for Surgery Selection and Postoperative Decision Regret and Satisfaction. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2015 Nov-Dec;21(6):325-31. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000198. PubMed PMID: 26506160.

12           Kassis NC, Wo JM, James-Stevenson TN, Maglinte DD, Heit MH, Hale DS. Balloon expulsion testing for the diagnosis of dyssynergic defecation in women with chronic constipation. Int Urogynecol J. 2015 Sep;26(9):1385-90. doi: 10.1007/s00192-015-2722-9. Epub 2015 Jun 18. PubMed PMID: 26085464.


13           Guirguis N, Heit MH. Urinary Biomarkers Under Investigation for Overactive Bladder Syndrome. Current bladder dysfunction reports. 2015; 2:1-5.Edit Citation Edit citation


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Titles & Appointments

  • Fellowship Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery