Deborah J. Lightner, M.D.

  1. Urologist
  2. Urogynecologist

Departments

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English
  1. Cystocele
  2. Melanoma
  3. Pelvic organ prolapse
  4. Ureteral cancer
  5. Urinary incontinence
  6. Voiding dysfunction
  1. Reconstructive surgery
  2. Urinary incontinence surgery
  • Management of vaginal mesh complications
  • Female urology/incontinence
  • Female pelvic floor medicine and reconstructive surgery
  • Vaginal prolapse
  • Surgical and non-surgical management of female incontinence and voiding problems
  • Bladder prolapse
  • Research on devices, technologies and pharmaceutical trials for the above-mentioned interests
  • Urethral cancers
  • Urethral melanomas

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 1988
    Fellow - Tumor ImmunologyUniversity of Minnesota
  2. 1988
    Research Scholar - AFUD/AUAERAmerican Foundation for Urological Diseases
  3. 1986
    Chief Resident - UrologyYale-New Haven Hospital
  4. 1985
    Resident - UrologyYale-New Haven Hospital
  5. 1983
    Senior House Officer - Urologic UnitMeath Hospital
  6. 1982
    Junior Resident - UrologyYale-New Haven Hospital
  7. 1981
    Internship - Surgical InternshipNew Britain General Hospital, New Britain, CT
  8. 1980
    MDVanderbilt University
  9. 1976
    BA - Cellular and Molecular BiologyState University of New York at Buffalo

Certifications

  1. 2013
    Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive SurgeryAmerican Board of Urology
  2. 1990
    UrologyAmerican Board of Urology

Awards and honors

  1. 2013
    Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development Outstanding Faculty MemberMayo School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  2. 2012
    AUA Distinguished Service AwardAmerican Urological Association
  3. 2011
    Bronze Level CertificationMayo Clinic Quality Academy
  4. 2010
    AMA Women Physician Congress Physician Mentor Recognition ProgramAmerican Medical Association
  5. 2004
    Fellow, Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for WomenDrexel University College of Medicine
  6. 2003
    Merit of Distinction Continence Care - Mayo Clinic Rochester, Dept. of Urology, Dept. OB/GYN, Division of Gastroenterology and HepatologyNational Association for Continence
  7. 1998
    Pfizer Scholars in Urology AwardMayo Clinic
  8. 1996
    James H. DeWeerd Travel AwardMayo Clinic
  9. 1994
    Top DoctorsMinneapolis/St. Paul Magazine
  10. 1988
    Award for basic science research in vascular permeability of human renal cell carcinoma zenograftsNational Kidney Foundation
  11. 1988
    Best Resident AwardMinnesota Urologic Society
  12. 1986
    AFUD/AUAER Research ScholarAmerican Foundation for Urological Diseases
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Professional memberships

  1. 2017 - present
    Committee MemberThe Society of Academic Urologists
  2. 2016 - present
    ChairPre-retirement Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Personnel Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  3. 2016 - present
    RepresentativePractice Guidelines Committee, American Urological Association
  4. 2015 - present
    Sit-withOffice of Staff Services, Department of Human Resources
  5. 2015 - present
    RepresentativePractice Guidelines Committee, American Urological Association
  6. 2015 - present
    ChairPractice Guidelines Committee, American Urological Association
  7. 2014 - 2017
    Vice ChairScience & Quality Council, American Urological Association
  8. 2014 - 2017
    Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Committee, Practice Guidelines Committee, American Urological Association
  9. 2014 - 2017
    Sit-WithData Committee, American Urological Association
  10. 2014
    Strategic Planning Committee MemberAmerican Urological Association
  11. 2013
    MemberSociety of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction
  12. 2011 - 2014
    Vice ChairPractice Guidelines Committee, American Urological Association
  13. 2011
    PreceptorMayo Physicians of Tomorrow Program, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  14. 2009 - 2012
    Co-ChairOveractive Bladder Guidelines Committee, Practice Guidelines Committee, American Urological Association
  15. 2009 - 2011
    ChairAUA Judicial & Ethics Committee, North Central Section, American Urological Association
  16. 2008 - 2009
    Vice ChairOperations Coordinating Group - Rochester, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  17. 2008 - present
    MemberBlue Cross-Blue Shield of Minnesota
  18. 2007 - 2009
    Vice ChairAUA Judicial & Ethics Committee, North Central Section, American Urological Association
  19. 2007 - 2008
    MemberFinance Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  20. 2007 - present
    MemberCareer and Leadership Development Committee - Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Committees
  21. 2006 - 2015
    Medical DirectorOffice of Staff Services, Department of Human Resources
  22. 2006 - 2009
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Urology
  23. 2006 - 2009
    MemberDiversity Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  24. 2006 - 2008
    MemberSystemwide Disaster Relief Steering Committee, Operations Coordinating Group - Rochester, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester
  25. 2006 - 2007
    Past PresidentOfficers & Councilors of Staff - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  26. 2006 - 2007
    MemberProgram Committee, American Urological Association
  27. 2006
    MemberNominating Committee, Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology
  28. 2006 - present
    MemberSociety of University Urologists
  29. 2005 - 2009
    MemberOperations Coordinating Group - Rochester, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  30. 2005 - 2006
    President-ElectOfficers & Councilors of Staff - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  31. 2005 - 2006
    PresidentOfficers & Councilors of Staff - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  32. 2005 - 2006
    MemberAdministrative Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  33. 2005 - 2006
    MemberClinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  34. 2005 - 2006
    ChairAUA/EAU Academic Fellowship, American Urological Association
  35. 2005
    Contributing Editor and ReviewerMayo Clinic on Managing Incontinence, Office of Intellectual Property (formerly Mayo Medical Ventures)
  36. 2004 - 2006
    Member at LargeExecutive Committee, Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology
  37. 2004 - 2005
    MemberClinical Advisory Board, National Association for Continence
  38. 2003 - 2011
    MemberAUA Judicial & Ethics Committee, North Central Section, American Urological Association
  39. 2003 - 2010
    MemberStress Urinary Incontinence Guidelines, Practice Guidelines Committee, American Urological Association
  40. 2003 - 2009
    MemberPractice Guidelines Committee, American Urological Association
  41. 2003 - 2006
    ChairWomen's Health Care Advisory Council, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  42. 2003 - 2006
    Women Liaison - Academic Medicine Statistics and Medical School Benchmarking, Women's Advisory Council, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  43. 2003 - 2004
    Past PresidentSociety of Women in Urology
  44. 2002 - 2015
    MemberOffice of Staff Services, Department of Human Resources
  45. 2002 - 2003
    SecretaryOfficers & Councilors of Staff - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  46. 2002 - 2003
    MemberTrip Task Force, Mayo Clinic Rochester Task Forces
  47. 2002 - 2003
    PresidentSociety of Women in Urology
  48. 2002 - present
    Faculty MemberFemale Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery Fellowship Training Program, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  49. 2002 - present
    MemberAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  50. 2001 - 2005
    Board MemberNational Association for Continence
  51. 2001 - 2003
    MemberProgram Committee, American Urological Association
  52. 2001 - 2002
    President-ElectSociety of Women in Urology
  53. 2000 - 2006
    MemberAUA/EAU Academic Fellowship, American Urological Association
  54. 2000 - 2002
    Secretary-electOfficers & Councilors of Staff - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  55. 2000 - 2002
    MemberRevenue Systems Intermediary Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  56. 2000 - 2002
    MemberCoordinating Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  57. 2000 - 2002
    MemberWomen's Issues in Urology, American Urological Association
  58. 2000 - 2001
    SecretarySociety of Women in Urology
  59. 1999 - 2005
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Urology
  60. 1999 - 2002
    MemberMedical Industry Relations Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  61. 1999 - 2000
    MemberMarketing Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  62. 1998 - 2000
    MemberDevelopment Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  63. 1998 - present
    MemberSociety of Urodynamics and Female Urology
  64. 1997 - present
    Consultant LiaisonPatient Education, Department of Urology
  65. 1995 - 2007
    Advisory Panel MemberContiMed, Inc
  66. 1995 - 2003
    MemberWomen's Health Care Advisory Council, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  67. 1995 - 2003
    MemberSpinal Cord Injury Interdisciplinary Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  68. 1995 - 1998
    Advisory Panel MemberAmerican Medical Systems
  69. 1993 - 2001
    MemberAmerican Association of Clinical Urologists
  70. 1993 - present
    MemberCanby Robinson Society, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  71. 1990 - present
    MemberAmerican Urological Association
  72. 1990 - present
    MemberNorth Central Section, American Urological Association
  73. 1990 - present
    MemberYale Surgical Society
  74. 1986 - present
    MemberMinnesota Urological Society
  75. 1985 - present
    MemberSociety of Women in Urology
  76.  
    EditorThird Edition, Mayo Clinic Family Health Book, Office of Intellectual Property (formerly Mayo Medical Ventures)
  77.  
    ContributorMayo Clinic Family Health Book, Office of Intellectual Property (formerly Mayo Medical Ventures)
  78.  
    MemberWomen's Healthcare Council, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  79.  
    Mayo Clinic Personnel Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  80.  
    AdvisorMedical Policy Research and Development, Medical Policy Committee, Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Minnesota
  81.  
    MemberUSMLE Step 2 Task Force; Contributors to Item Harvesting Project, National Board of Medical Examiners
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