Melissa R. Kaufman, MD, PhD is Associate Professor of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Her inclusive Reconstructive Urology practice focuses on female and male incontinence, prolapse, cancer survivorship, neurourology, urologic congenitalism, prosthetics, fistula, trauma and urethral stricture. She is the Global Principal Investigator for a Phase III clinical trial to pioneer autologous cell therapy for stress incontinence. She serves as an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Urology and is past-president of the Society of Women in Urology. She was honored with the 2017 Zimskind award from SUFU for outstanding contributions within 10 years of completion of training.