Kevin J. E. Stepp, MD, FACOG, FPMRS
Program Director
Urogynecology

Kevin J.E. Stepp, MD is the division director of urogynecology and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at Atrium Health. He is also the founding director for the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship program at Atrium Health. He is board certified in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and a fellow of the America College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Stepp completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Cleveland Clinic. He then completed a three year combined fellowship in minimally invasive surgery and urogynecology/pelvic reconstructive surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.

He is actively involved with development of new surgical techniques including single port and micro-laparoscopy, robotics and advanced visualization. In 2008, he was the third gynecologic surgeon in the United States to perform a single port total laparoscopic hysterectomy using modern technology and the first in the world to use a purpose-built multichannel port for hysterectomy. He was awarded the 2011 Surgeon of the Year by Surgical Products Magazine for his work on innovative surgical technologies. In 2015, he was the first in the world to utilize percutaneous micro-laparoscopic instruments for surgical procedures in gynecology - including hysterectomy, endometriois and support procedures. Above all, he is an advocate for performing the least invasive option for patients whether that be vaginal, conventional or robotic laparoscopy, LESS, micro-laparoscopy or a combination of any of the above.

Dr. Stepp speaks internationally on advanced laparoscopic techniques in gynecology and urogynecology and has trained over 500 physicians from over 25 countries. He is honored to have served as the Scientific Program Chair for the 45th AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology in 2016 attended by almost 2000 physicians. He has received numerous awards including the American Urogynecologic Society/Society for Gynecologic Surgeons President's Award for Prize Paper on Perioperative Complications in Elderly Urogynecology Patients. He was the first surgeon to receive the AAGL Golden Laparoscope Award twice and the Kurt Semm Award for Best Surgical Video for his educational surgical videos and serves on the Golden Laparoscope Award Review Committee. He is a reviewer for multiple medical journals and actively mentors obstetrics and gynecology residents and fellows during their training.

Gerald Bernard Taylor, MD, FACOG, FPMRS
Urogynecology

G. Bernard Taylor, MD is the assistant program director for the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery Fellowship program at Atrium Health. He is a clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine Charlotte Campus.

He received his medical degree from The University of North Carolina. He then completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Atrium Health. After 5 years as a general obstetrician and gynecologist, he completed a fellowship in urogynecology and advanced gynecologic surgery at Southeastern Gynecologic Oncology. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Taylor is recognized as an educator and mentor. He has won numerous teaching awards for his work with undergraduates, medical students, and residents. He lectures internationally on  women's health and treatment of pelvic floor disorders. His dedication to caring for women in need of surgery has led to his involvement in global mission and work with women suffering from birth trauma and fistula on the west coast of Africa.

Dr. Taylor's special interest include genital reconstructive surgery, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and bowel incontinence, bladder and bowel fistula, advance laparoscopy and robotic surgery, and gender affirmation surgery.

Michael J. Kennelly, MD, FACS, FPMRS
Urology, Urogynecology

Michael J. Kennelly, MD serves as the co-director of the Women's Center for Pelvic Health and medical director of the Charlotte Continence Center at Carolinas Rehabilitation. In addition to holding various faculty teaching positions at Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center, he also serves as clinical professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Urology and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine Charlotte Campus.

He received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. He then completed his residency at the University of Michigan and his fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center. He is dual board certified in urology and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. 

Dr. Kennelly’s clinical, educational and academic expertise includes voiding dysfunction, neurogenic bladder and complex lower urinary tract and pelvic floor reconstruction. He is currently the lead investigator, co- or sub-investigator on more than fifteen clinical trials. Dr. Kennelly has authored or co-authored numerous journal articles and book chapters on urinary incontinence and neurourology. He lectures internationally on women's pelvic health. 

At the Women’s Center for Pelvic Health, Dr. Kennelly specializes in the treatment of women with pelvic floor disorders such as incontinence and prolapse which includes laparoscopic/robotic and vaginal repair of prolapse, graft augmentation, mid-urethral sling placement, neuromodulations therapy, InterStim, BOTOX treatments and urethral bulking for urinary incontinence.

Erinn M. Myers, MD, FACOG
Urogynecology

Erinn Myers, MD is co-director of research for the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship program and surgical director for Carolinas Simulation Center. She serves as clinical assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine Charlotte Campus.

She received her medical degree from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She completed her residency at Atrium Health  and her fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is board eligible for female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.

During residency and fellowship, Dr. Myers received many awards including the E. Daniel Griffin, Jr., MD Award for Surgical Excellence, Harold M. Sluder, MD Award for Excellence in Teaching, Golden Tar Heel Teaching Award and Fellows Award for Teaching Excellence. Dr. Myers has presented her research in the field of urogynecology both nationally and internationally. She has published articles in the International Urogynecology Journal, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, and Southern Medical Journal in various topics with a focus on patient education and robotic surgery. She is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS), the American Association for Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) and the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA).

Dr. Myers specializes in pelvic reconstruction using minimally invasive techniques including native tissue vaginal reconstruction and comprehensive reconstruction using robot-assisted techniques. Her training includes evaluation and treatment of urinary and fecal incontinence, childbirth trauma, pelvic organ prolapse, vesicovaginal and rectovaginal fistulae and mesh complications. She is also interested in medical education with a focus on simulation training.

Megan E. Tarr, MD, MS, FACOG, FPMRS
Assistant Program Director
Urogynecology

Megan Tarr, MD is a urogynecologist who practices at the Women’s Center for Pelvic Health at Atrium Health Cabarrus. She serves as co-director of research for the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship program. She is double board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. She has also earned diplomat status within the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Tarr earned her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at The University of Chicago. She completed her three-year Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at Loyola University, while simultaneously completing a master’s program in clinical research methods.

During her residency and fellowship training, Dr. Tarr received recognition for her teaching and patient care. She was recognized with the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award and The Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Teaching, and she has been inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Additionally, she recently received MVP recognition for her excellent patient care from the Chief of Staff of the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Tarr has authored several peer-reviewed articles, four book chapters and has made numerous presentations at national, regional and local meetings. Her research interests include surgeon ergonomics during laparoscopic and robotic surgery, comparison of surgical methods of prolapse correction, patient informed consent and resident/fellow surgical education.

Dr. Tarr has extensive training in laparoscopic, robot-assisted laparoscopic and vaginal and open abdominal approaches to pelvic reconstructive surgery. She also has extensive experience with procedures for urinary and fecal incontinence, mesh-related complications, vesicovaginal and rectovaginal fistula, childbirth trauma and sacral neuromodulation. She performs most of her surgeries through minimally invasive approaches, either vaginally, laparoscopically or robotically. She enjoys discussing pelvic floor disorders with patients and takes great pride in excellent clinical care.

Smitha Vilasagar, MD
Minimally Invasive Gynecology

Smitha Vilasagar, MD is a minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon at the Women's Center for Pelvic Health. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology.

She earned her medical degree from Marshall University. She then completed her residency and fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and chronic pelvic pain/endometriosis treatment at the University of Rochester.

During residency and fellowship training, Dr. Vilasagar presented multiple oral, video and poster presentations at national conferences. She was awarded first place winner of Residency Laparoscopic Olympics Simulation Competition and received the AAGL Special Resident in Minimally Invasive Gynecology Award.

Dr. Vilasagar provides care for patients requiring minimally invasive surgery for a variety of reasons such as endometriosis, adenomyosis, abnormal uterine bleeding, dysmenorrhea, infertility, and fibroids. She performs multiple surgical procedures for treatment of chronic pelvic pain, sacrospinous ligament transection for treatment of pudendal neuralgia, ovarian vein ligation for treatment of pelvic congestion syndrome, vestibulectomy with vaginal advancement for treatment of vulvodynia, pelvic floor Botox injections for treatment of pelvic floor tension myalgia, as well as outpatient procedures such as trigger point injections and nerve blocks.

Dr. Vilasagar is a member of American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, International Pelvic Pain Society, and American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She was recently awarded the AAGL Best Surgical Video on Pelvic Pain at the 45th AAGL Global Congress for her video titled "Laparoscopic Ovarian Vein Ligation for the Treatment of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome."

Patients experiencing dysmenorrhea, vulvar/vaginal pain, dyspareunia and pelvic pain of myofascial origin can be referred to Dr. Vilasagar at the Women's Center for Pelvic Health CMC - Mercy location.

Baharak Moshiree

Baharak Moshiree, MD, MS-CI
Gastroenterology

Baha Moshiree MD, MS-CI is professor of medicine and director of motility in the Division of Gastroenterology at the Atrium Health.

She has previously completed subspecialty training in gastroenterology at the University of Florida and received a master’s degree in clinical investigation with a focus in functional and motility disorders during fellowship training on a National Institutes of Health (NIH) T32 grant. She also co-directed the Pelvic Floor Center at the University of Florida along with a colorectal surgery colleague and had funding from the Dean for its formation.

Her specific expertise is in the diagnosis and management of patients with chronic gastrointestinal illnesses such as complex esophageal disorders, gastroparesis, intestinal pseudo-obstruction, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and constipation. Her research has focused on the multidimensional pathophysiology of IBS and pain mechanisms in functional bowel disorders applying mindfulness-based therapy to patients with IBS and investigating biomarkers for this debilitating disorder. She receives grant support from the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation investigating targeted treatments for the GI symptoms in patients with CF and is the principal investigator of a multi-national CF study called GALAXY studying the prevalence of GI symptoms including constipation in CF. Other research roles have involved use of the wireless motility capsule for investigating gastroparesis and slow transit constipation for the diagnosis of upper and lower GI symptoms. This work has been presented at Digestive Diseases Week, at the Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility Meeting in Amsterdam and at the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Meeting.

Baha is a fellow of ACG, newly elected to the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society’s Council and a research fellow of the AGA. She also has NIH funding and is a Co-PI on an R21 grant evaluating GI dysfunction in autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Moshiree is on the ACG’s Guidelines Committee for IBS.

Brittany Seminara 

Brittany V. Seminara, MD
Gastroenterology

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