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Annetta M. Madsen, M.D.

  1. Gynecologist
  2. Surgeon
  3. Urogynecologist

Annetta M. Madsen, M.D., is a fellowship trained Urogynecologist, specializing in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery. She is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery (URPS). Her philosophy of care involves a shared decision-making model, where a person's individual values and goals guide the treatment plan. Her care plan often involves multidisciplinary collaboration to help people meet their goals.

Dr. Madsen performs surgery from vaginal, laparoscopic, and robotic approaches. Her clinical expertise includes surgical treatment of:

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) — uterine and vaginal prolapse, cystocele, rectocele
  • Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) — synthetic and fascial slings, urethral bulking, Burch urethropexy
  • Childbirth-related pelvic floor disorders — vaginal, vulvar and anal sphincter injury
  • Fistula — Between urinary tract or rectum and uterus or vagina
  • Female circumcision — Revision or release of scar tissue, de-infibulation, cyst removal
  • Vaginal and vulvar cysts — Urethral diverticulum, paraurethral cysts, vaginal and labial cysts
  • Mesh and other surgical complications
  • Refractory Overactive Bladder (rOAB) — Botox injection, Sacral neuromodulation
  • Dysfunctional/abnormal uterine bleeding — minimally invasive hysterectomy

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Madsen is active in research and education. Her research interests include: pelvic floor disorders related to pregnancy and childbirth injury, female pelvic anatomy, innovative solutions for vaginal and vulvar reconstruction, quality improvement.

  1. Incontinence
  2. Overactive bladder
  3. Pelvic organ prolapse
  4. Urethral diverticulum
  5. Vaginal fistula
  6. Vulvar disorder
  1. Botox injection
  2. Cystoscopy
  3. Hysterectomy
  4. Laparoscopic surgery
  5. Pelvic floor reconstruction
  6. Pelvic surgery
  7. Rectovaginal fistula repair
  8. Robotic surgery
  9. Sacral nerve stimulation
  10. Urethral bulking
  11. Urethral diverticulum surgery
  12. Urinary incontinence surgery
  13. Urinary sling procedure
  14. Uterine prolapse surgery
  15. Vaginal hysterectomy
  16. Vaginal repair
  17. Vesicovaginal fistula repair
  • Pelvic organ prolapse, including uterine-sparing procedures (hysteropexy)
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urogenital fistula
  • Rectovaginal fistula
  • Obstetric perineal and anal sphincter injuries
  • Childbirth-related pelvic floor disorders
  • Female circumcision
  • Vaginal and vulvar reconstruction
  1. 2017
    Fellowship - Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery; Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive SurgeryWomen & Infants Hospital, Brown University School of Medicine
  2. 2017
    Visiting Fellow - Fistula Repair Fellowship Elective, February 2017Kibagabaga Hospital
  3. 2016
    Visiting Fellow - Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship Elective, March 2016Tenwek Hospital
  4. 2014
    ResidentObstetrics and Gynecology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 2013
    Visiting Resident - General Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Elective, June 2013Tenwek Hospital
  6. 2010
    Medical School - Doctor of MedicineMedical School for International Health in Collaboration with Columbia University Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  7. 2004
    BSc (Hons) - Bachelor of Science, Nutrition ScienceUniversity of Minnesota College of Human Ecology
  8. 2001
    Undergraduate Studies - Postsecondary Enrollment Options ProgramBethel University


  1. 2019
    Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive SurgeryAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  2. 2017
    Obstetrics & GynecologyAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Awards and honors

  1. 2023
    Ob/Gyn Faculty Teacher of the Year AwardMayo Clinic
  2. 2022
    Top Doctors, UrogynecologyMinnesota Monthly Magazine
  3. 2022
    Humanism in Teaching AwardAssociation of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO)
  4. 2022
    SGS-AJOG (American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology) Top ReviewerSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons
  5. 2020
    Top 10% Peer ReviewerObstetrics and Gynecology Journal (Green Journal)
  6. 2019
    Rising Star AwardSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons
  7. 2019
    Twin Cities Rising Star, Top Doctors AwardMinneapolis/St. Paul Magazine
  8. 2017
    Excellence in Teaching Award - Resident EducationThe Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University
  9. 2017
    Distinguished Teacher Award - Undergraduate Medical EducationThe Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University
  10. 2017
    Excellence in Teaching Award - Undergraduate Medical EducationThe Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University
  11. 2016
    Fellows 1st Prize PaperSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons
  12. 2016
    Top Fellow Teacher of the Year- Undergraduate Medical EducationThe Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University
  13. 2015
    Excellence in Teaching Award - Undergraduate Medical EducationThe Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University
  14. 2013
    Mayo International Health Program ScholarMayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  15. 2012
    Resident Reporter, District VIAmerican Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Professional memberships

  1. 2023 - present
    Associate MemberInternational Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), Urogynecology Committee
  2. 2022
    MemberResidency Program Director Selection Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  3. 2022 - present
    Commiittee MemberEquipment Subcommittee, Midwest CPC (MWCPC)
  4. 2022 - present
    LeaderPeripartum Pelvic Health Clinical Service Line Development Workgroup
  5. 2022 - present
    Associate MemberAmerican College of Surgeons (ACS)
  6. 2022 - present
    MemberAssociation of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  7. 2021
    MemberSearch Committee, OB/GYN Research Chair
  8. 2021 - present
    MemberSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons, Pelvic Anatomy Group, Imaging Subcommittee
  9. 2021 - present
    MemberOB/GYN Innovation Task Force
  10. 2021 - present
    MemberUrogynecology Special Interest Group, Mayo Clinic Health System
  11. 2020
    Consensus Committee ParticipantPelvic Floor Disorders Consortium
  12. 2020 - present
    MemberInternational Urogynecologic Association, Obstetric Pelvic Floor Trauma Special Interest Group
  13. 2020 - present
    Active MemberSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons
  14. 2019 - present
    MemberInternational Continence Society
  15. 2019 - present
    MemberInternational Urogynecologic Association
  16. 2018 - 2023
    LeaderSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons, Pelvic Anatomy Group, Digital Anatomy Library Subcommittee
  17. 2017 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  18. 2016 - 2022
    MemberEducation Committee, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons
  19. 2015 - 2020
    Associate MemberSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons
  20. 2014 - 2017
    MemberFellows' Pelvic Floor Research Network, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons
  21. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican Urogynecologic Society Special Interest Group (SIG)
  22. 2013 - present
    Active MemberAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  23. 2009 - 2017
    MemberAmerican College of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Research activities

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