Cynthia Fok, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Urology

Cynthia Fok

Contact Info

csfok@umn.edu

Administrative Assistant Name
Resha Tejpaul

Administrative Phone
612-625-7486

Administrative Fax Number
612-626-0428

Additional Locations

Practices:

  • Institute for Prostate and Urologic Cancers
  • Fairview Mesabi Clinic

Assistant Professor, Department of Urology


Urologist


University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL

Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL (Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery)

Summary

Born in Madison Wisconsin, Dr. Cynthia Fok received her undergraduate education in Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She then went on to receive her M.D. at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She finished her urologic residency training in at Loyola University Medical Center in 2010 and then completed an American Board of Urology (ABU) & American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ABOG) accredited fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center in 2013. During her fellowship she not only obtained a Masters in Public Health from Loyola University of Chicago, but also was actively involved in research including being awarded the Society of Women in Urology Elizabeth Pickett Research Grant in 2011 for research exploring the relationship between overactive bladder and the genitourinary microbiota. Her clinical and research interests continue to explore pelvic floor dysfunction with interests in pelvic organ prolapse, overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, genitourinary fistulas, urethral stricture disease, and genitourinary microbiota.

Awards & Recognition

  • Society of Women in Urology Elizabeth Pickett Research Grant recipient, 2011

Research

Publications

  1. Fok CS, McKinley K, Mueller ER, Kenton K, Schreckenberger PC, Wolfe AJ, Brubaker L. Day of Surgery Urine Cultures Identify Urogynecologic Patients at Increased Risk for Post-Operative Urinary Tract Infection, J Urol 2013; 189(5): 1721-1724.
  2. Fok CS, Kenton K. Diagnostic cystourethroscopy for gynecologic conditions. http://www.uptodate.com/contents/diagnostic-cystourethroscopy-for-gynecologic-conditions
  3. Fok CS, FitzGerald MP, Turk T, Mueller E, Dalaza L, Schreckenberger P. Reflex testing in male urine specimens misses few positive cultures, may reduce unnecessary testing of normal specimens. Urology 2010; 75:74-6.
  4. Wheeler JS, Fok CS. Normal and Abnormal Micturition Spinal Cord Medicine in Principles and Practice, 2nd edition, edited by V. Lin. Demos Medical 2010.

Clinical

Specialties

  • Pelvic Organ ProlapseOveractive BladderGenitourinary fistulasUrinary incontinenceUrethral StricturesMinimally invasive surgeryFemale Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery 
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