Elizabeth Mueller, MD, FACS, MS

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Urology
Professor
Division Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Fellowship Program Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Medical Director, Urogynecology

Languages Spoken

English

Clinical Expertise

About Dr. Mueller

Interests
Hiking, Bicycling, Family Time, Marathon Running, Triathlon, Camping

Medical Education

Medical School
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Residency
Loyola University Medical Center - Urology
Fellowship
Loyola University Medical Center - Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certification

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
American Board of Urology Subspecialty

Research

  • Cosmetic Appearance of Port-site Scars 1 Year After Laparoscopic Versus Robotic Sacrocolpopexy: A Supplementary Study of the ACCESS Clinical Trial Mueller, E. R.; Kenton, K.; Anger, J. T.; Bresee, C.; Tarnay, C., Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
  • Editorial Comment Mueller, E. R., The Journal of urology
  • Expert Panel Recommendations on Lower Urinary Tract Health of Women Across Their Life Span Losada, L.; Amundsen, C. L.; Ashton-Miller, J.; Chai, T.; Close, C.; Damaser, M.; DiSanto, M.; Dmochowski, R.; Fraser, M. O.; Kielb, S. J.; Kuchel, G.; Mueller, E. R.; Parker-Autry, C.; Wolfe, A. J.; Mallampalli, M. P., Journal of women's health (2002)
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  • Incontinence medication response relates to the female urinary microbiota Thomas-White, K. J.; Hilt, E. E.; Fok, C.; Pearce, M. M.; Mueller, E. R.; Kliethermes, S.; Jacobs, K.; Zilliox, M. J.; Brincat, C.; Price, T. K.; Kuffel, G.; Schreckenberger, P.; Gai, X.; Brubaker, L.; Wolfe, A. J., International Urogynecology Journal
  • Investigation of Sacral Needle Depth in Minimally Invasive Sacrocolpopexy Graham, E.; Akl, A.; Brubaker, L.; Dhaher, Y.; Fitzgerald, C.; Mueller, E. R., Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery
  • Measuring Clinical Outcomes in Overactive Bladder Interventions: We Can Do Better Mueller, E. R., European urology
  • One-Year Outcomes After Minimally Invasive Sacrocolpopexy Kenton, K.; Mueller, E. R.; Tarney, C.; Bresee, C.; Anger, J. T., Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery
  • Outcomes in 450 Women After Minimally Invasive Abdominal Sacrocolpopexy for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Mueller, M. G.; Jacobs, K. M.; Mueller, E. R.; Abernethy, M. G.; Kenton, K. S., Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery
  • The bladder is not sterile: History and current discoveries on the urinary microbiome Thomas-White, K.; Brady, M.; Wolfe, A. J.; Mueller, E. R., Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports
  • The Clinical Urine Culture: Enhanced Techniques Improve Detection of Clinically Relevant Microorganisms Price, T. K.; Dune, T.; Hilt, E. E.; Thomas-White, K. J.; Kliethermes, S.; Brincat, C.; Brubaker, L.; Wolfe, A. J.; Mueller, E. R.; Schreckenberger, P. C., Journal of clinical microbiology
  • Women's Urological Health as a Priority to the Woman Well Visit Mueller, E. R.; Damaser, M. S.; Mallampalli, M. P.; Losada, L., Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
  • Colpocleisis: a safe minimally invasive option for pelvic organ prolapse, Mueller, M. G.; Ellimootil, C.; Abernethy, M. G.; Mueller, E. R.; Hohmann, S.; Kenton, K., Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery
  • Comparison of flowrates and voided volumes during non-instrumented uroflowmetry and pressure-flow studies in women with stress incontinence Mueller, E. R.; Litman, H.; Rickey, L. R.; Sirls, L.; Norton, P.; Wilson, T.; Moalli, P.; Albo, M.; Zimmern, P., Neurourology and Urodynamics
  • Does Side Make a Difference? Anatomical Differences Between the Left and Right Ureter Odegard, S. E.; Abernethy, M. G.; Mueller, E. R., Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery
  • Surgical Pain Control with Ropivacaine By Atomized Delivery (Spray): A Randomized Controlled Trial Collins, G. G.; Gadzinski, J. A.; Fitzgerald, G. D.; Sheran, J.; Wagner, S.; Edelstein, S.; Mueller, E. R., Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
  • Are We Satisfied? Perspective on Five-year Outcomes of Midurethral Slings Brubaker, L.; Brincat, C.; Mueller, E., European urology
  • IL22 Regulates Human Urothelial Cell Sensory and Innate Functions through Modulation of the Acetylcholine Response Immunoregulatory Cytokines and Antimicrobial Peptides: Assessment of an In Vitro Model, Le, P. T.; Pearce, M. M.; Zhang, S.; Campbell, E. M.; Fok, C. S.; Mueller, E. R.; Brincat, C. A.; Wolfe, A. J.; Brubaker, L., PLoS ONE
  • Interplay between Bladder Microbiota and Urinary Antimicrobial Peptides: Mechanisms for Human Urinary Tract Infection Risk and Symptom Severity Nienhouse, V.; Gao, X.; Dong, Q.; Nelson, D. E.; Toh, E.; McKinley, K.; Schreckenberger, P.; Shibata, N.; Fok, C. S.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L.; Wolfe, A. J.; Radek, K. A., PLoS ONE
  • Robotic compared with laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy: a randomized controlled trial Anger, J. T.; Mueller, E. R.; Tarnay, C.; Smith, B.; Stroupe, K.; Rosenman, A.; Brubaker, L.; Bresee, C.; Kenton, K., OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY
  • Robotic objective structured assessment of technical skills: a randomized multicenter dry laboratory training pilot study Tarr, M. E.; Rivard, C.; Petzel, A. E.; Summers, S.; Mueller, E. R.; Rickey, L. M.; Denman, M. A.; Harders, R.; Durazo-Arvizu, R.; Kenton, K., Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery
  • The postendometrial ablation endometrium: reassessment with biopsy and ultrasonography Gadzinski, J. A.; Sheran, J.; Garbe, G.; Fitzgerald, G.; Mueller, E.; Wagner, S., OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY
  • Urethral sensation following reconstructive pelvic surgery Abernethy, M. G.; Davis, C.; Lowenstein, L.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L.; Kenton, K., International Urogynecology Journal
  • Urine is not sterile: use of enhanced urine culture techniques to detect resident bacterial flora in the adult female bladder Hilt, E. E.; McKinley, K.; Pearce, M. M.; Rosenfeld, A. B.; Zilliox, M. J.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L.; Gai, X.; Wolfe, A. J.; Schreckenberger, P. C., Journal of clinical microbiology
  • Day of surgery urine cultures identify urogynecologic patients at increased risk for postoperative urinary tract infection Fok, C. S.; McKinley, K.; Mueller, E. R.; Kenton, K.; Schreckenberger, P.; Wolfe, A.; Brubaker, L., The Journal of urology
  • Risk Factors for Urgency Incontinence in Women Undergoing Stress Urinary Incontinence Surgery Rickey, L. M.; Huang, L.; Rahn, D. D.; Hsu, Y.; Litman, H. J.; Mueller, E. R., Advances in urology
  • Where do we place the sacrocolpopexy stitch? A magnetic resonance imaging investigation Abernethy, M.; Vasquez, E.; Kenton, K.; Brubaker, L.; Mueller, E., Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery
  • A randomized trial of urodynamic testing before stress-incontinence surgery Nager, C. W.; Brubaker, L.; Litman, H. J.; Zyczynski, H. M.; Varner, R. E.; Amundsen, C.; Sirls, L. T.; Norton, P. A.; Arisco, A. M.; Chai, T. C.; Zimmern, P.; Barber, M. D.; Dandreo, K. J.; Menefee, S. A.; Kenton, K.; Lowder, J.; Richter, H. E.; Khandwala, S.; Nygaard, I.; Kraus, S. R.; Johnson, H. W.; Lemack, G. E.; Mihova, M.; Albo, M. E.; Mueller, E.; Sutkin, G.; Wilson, T. S.; Hsu, Y.; Rozanski, T. A.; Rickey, L. M.; Rahn, D.; Tennstedt, S.; Kusek, J. W.; Gormley, E. A.; Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network, The New England journal of medicine
  • Abdominal Colpopexy: Comparison of Endoscopic Surgical Strategies (ACCESS). Mueller, E. R.; Kenton, K.; Tarnay, C.; Brubaker, L.; Rosenman, A.; Smith, B.; Stroupe, K.; Bresee, C.; Pantuck, A.; Schulam, P.; Anger, J. T., Contemporary Clinical Trials
  • Complex repetitive discharges--a feature of the urethral continence mechanism or a pathological finding? Ramm, O.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L.; Lowenstein, L.; Kenton, K., The Journal of urology
  • Evidence of uncultivated bacteria in the adult female bladder. Wolfe, A. J.; Toh, E.; Shibata, N.; Rong, R.; Kenton, K.; Fitzgerald, M.; Mueller, E. R.; Schreckenberger, P.; Dong, Q.; Nelson, D. E.; Brubaker, L., Journal of clinical microbiology
  • Measuring Urinary Sensation with Current Perception Threshold: A Comparison between Method of Limits and Method of Levels Davis, C.; Lowenstein, L.; Mueller, E.; Brubaker, L.; Kenton, K., Obstetrics and gynecology international
  • Perioperative bowel habits of women undergoing gynecologic surgery: a pilot study. Tarr, M. E.; Klenov, V.; Tanzy, M. E.; Rivard, C. L.; McElhinney, M. M.; Brubaker, L.; Mueller, E. R.; FitzGerald, M. P.; Kenton, K., Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery
  • Reliability and responsiveness of the Urgency Severity and Life Impact Questionnaire (USIQ) Lowenstein, L.; Rickey, L.; Kenton, K.; Fitzgerald, M. P.; Brubaker, L.; Tulke, M.; Fordham, J.; Mueller, E. R., International Urogynecology Journal
  • Solifenacin objectively decreases urinary sensation in women with overactive bladder syndrome Lowenstein, L.; Kenton, K.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L.; Sabo, E.; Durazo-Arivzu, R. A.; Fitzgerald, M. P., International Urology and Nephrology
  • The impact of dispositional optimism on symptoms and treatment choices in patients with pelvic floor disorders Lowenstein, L.; Ramm, O.; Mueller, E.; Brubaker, L.; FitzGerald, M. P.; Lopez, J.; Kenton, K., International Urogynecology Journal
  • Continent women have better urethral neuromuscular function than those with stress incontinence Kenton, K.; Mueller, E.; Brubaker, L., International Urogynecology Journal
  • Current Use of Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification by AUGS and ICS Members Pham, T.; Burgart, A.; Kenton, K.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L., Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery
  • Interobserver and interdisciplinary reproducibility of 3D endovaginal ultrasound assessment of pelvic floor anatomy Santoro, G. A.; Wieczorek, A. P.; Shobeiri, S. A.; Mueller, E. R.; Pilat, J.; Stankiewicz, A.; Battistella, G., International urogynecology journal and pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Measurement of transurethral bladder neck displacement during tension-free vaginal tape procedure Abbasy, S. A.; Kenton, K.; Brubaker, L.; Mueller, E. R., International Urogynecology Journal
  • Neuromuscular characterization of the urethra in continent women Kenton, K.; Mueller, E.; Brubaker, L., Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery
  • Severe acidosis during laparoscopic repair of pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence. FitzGerald, M. P.; Mueller, E. R.; Edelstein, S., Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery
  • Reflex testing of male urine specimens misses few positive cultures may reduce unnecessary testing of normal specimens. Fok, C.; Fitzgerald, M. P.; Turk, T. M.; Mueller, E. R.; Dalaza, L.; Schreckenberger, P., Urology
  • Retropubic versus transobturator midurethral slings for stress incontinence. Richter, H. E.; Albo, M. E.; Zyczynski, H. M.; Kenton, K.; Norton, P. A.; Sirls, L. T.; Kraus, S. R.; Chai, T. C.; Lemack, G. E.; Dandreo, K. J.; Varner, R. E.; Menefee, S.; Ghetti, C.; Brubaker, L.; Nygaard, I.; Khandwala, S.; Rozanski, T. A.; Johnson, H.; Schaffer, J.; Stoddard, A. M.; Holley, R. L.; Nager, C. W.; Moalli, P.; Mueller, E. R.; Arisco, A. M.; Corton, M.; Tennstedt, S.; Chang, T. D.; Gormley, E. A.; Litman, H. J., New England Journal of Medicine
  • Are we missing an opportunity to teach future physicians about female pelvic floor disorders?. Mueller, E. R.; Kenton, K.; Rogers, R. G.; Fenner, D. E., International Urogynecology Journal
  • Clinical anatomy and surgical skills training for Senior Residents : a multicenter multidisciplinary program for urogynecological procedures, Summers, S. L.; Mueller, E. R.; Darrell, B.; Pombar, X.; Kobak, W.; Graziano, S.; Irwin, T.; Mody, V.; Rickey, L.; Hruska, L.; Kenton, K., Journal of Pelvic Medicine & Surgery
  • Defining the educational gap in urodynamics training between residency and the first 18 months in practice: 1668 Mueller, E. R., Journal of Urology
  • Evaluation of urgency in women with a validated Urgency, Severity and Impact Questionnaire (USIQ)., Lowenstein, L.; FitzGerald, M. P.; Kenton, K.; Hatchett, L.; Durazo-Arvizu, R. A.; Mueller, E. R.; Goldman, K.; Brubaker, L., International Urogynecology Journal
  • Fecal incontinence in US adults: epidemiology and risk factors. Whitehead, W. E.; Borrud, L.; Goode, P. S.; Meikle, S.; Mueller, E. R.; Tuteja, A.; Weidner, A.; Weinstein, M.; Ye, W., Gastroenterology
  • Home-based cognitive therapy for overactive bladder: 1562 Abbasy, S. A.; Michelfelder, A.; Kenton, K.; Mueller, E. R.; FitzGerald, M. P., Journal of Urology
  • Impact of fluid management on fluid intake and urge incontinence in the BE-DRI Trial for OAB in women: 1530 Mueller, E. R.; Litman, H.; Zimmern, P. E.; Norton, P.; Goode, P. S., Journal of Urology
  • New pelvic symptoms are common after reconstructive pelvic surgery. Pham, T.; Kenton, K.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L., American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Observations relating to urinary sensation during detrusor overactivity. Lowenstein, L.; Pham, T.; Abbasy, S.; Kenton, K.; Brubaker, L.; Mueller, E. R.; Shott, S.; Vardi, Y.; Gruenwald, I.; FitzGerald, M. P., Neurourology & Urodynamics
  • Patients with painful bladder syndrome have altered response to thermal stimuli and catastrophic reaction to painful experiences. Lowenstein, L.; Kenton, K.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L.; Heneghan, M.; Senka, J.; FitzGerald, M. P., Neurourology & Urodynamics
  • Prior pelvic floor surgery is associated with more bothersome symptoms in urogynecology patients Tarr, M.; Kenton, K.; Mueller, E.; Brubaker, L., Journal of Urology
  • Transabdominal uterosacral suspension: outcomes and complications. Lowenstein, L.; Fitz, A.; Kenton, K.; FitzGerald, M. P.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L., American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Urinary incontinence: Relative efficacy of retropubic and transobturator slings. Mueller, E. R., Nature Reviews Urology
  • Urinary retention is uncommon after colpocleisis with concomitant mid-urethral sling. Abbasy, S.; Lowenstein, L.; Pham, T.; Mueller, E. R.; Kenton, K.; Brubaker, L., International Urogynecology Journal
  • Urodynamic procedures are on the rise: 1669 Mueller, E. R., Journal of Urology
  • Chronic lower urinary symptoms do not predict bacteriuria. FitzGerald, M. P.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L.; Dalaza, L.; Abraham, T.; Schreckenberger, P. C., International Journal of Gynaecology & Obstetrics
  • Patient-selected goals: the fourth dimension in assessment of pelvic floor disorders. Lowenstein, L.; FitzGerald, M. P.; Kenton, K.; Dooley, Y.; Templehof, M.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L., International Urogynecology Journal
  • Quality of life after surgery for stress incontinence. Tennstedt, S. L.; Litman, H. J.; Zimmern, P.; Ghetti, C.; Kusek, J. W.; Nager, C. W.; Mueller, E. R.; Kraus, S. R.; Varner, E., International Urogynecology Journal
  • The correlation of voiding variables between non-instrumented uroflowmetery and pressure-flow studies in women with pelvic organ prolapse. Mueller, E. R.; Wei, J.; Nygaard, I.; Brubaker, L.; Varner, E.; Visco, A.; Cundiff, G. W.; Weber, A. M.; Ghetti, C.; Kreder, K., Neurourology & Urodynamics
  • The relationship between obstructive sleep apnea nocturia, and daytime overactive bladder syndrome in women., Lowenstein, L.; Kenton, K.; Brubaker, L.; Pillar, G.; Undevia, N.; Mueller, E. R.; FitzGerald, M. P., American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Validation of a real-time urodynamic measure of urinary sensation. Lowenstein, L.; FitzGerald, M. P.; Kenton, K.; Brubaker, L.; Gruenwald, I.; Papier, I.; Durazo-Arvizu, R. A.; Elliot, C.; Mueller, E. R.; Vardi, Y., American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Women who experience detrusor overactive at lower bladder volumes report greater bother. Lowenstein, L.; Kenton, K.; Dooley, Y.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L., Neurourology & Urodynamics
  • Does urethral competence affect urodynamic voiding parameters in women with prolapse?. Nygaard, I.; Kreder, K.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L.; Goode, P.; Visco, A.; Weber, A. M.; Cundiff, G.; Wei, J., Neurourology & Urodynamics
  • Neural pain after uterosacral ligament vaginal suspension. Lowenstein, L.; Dooley, Y.; Kenton, K.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L., International Urogynecology Journal
  • Overactive bladder and women's sexual health: what is the impact?. Coyne, K. S.; Margolis, M. K.; Jumadilova, Z.; Bavendam, T.; Mueller, E. R.; Rogers, R., Journal of Sexual Medicine
  • Patient preparedness: an important predictor of surgical outcome. Kenton, K.; Pham, T.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L., American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Patients' pelvic goals change after initial urogynecologic consultation. Lowenstein, L.; Kenton, K.; Pierce, K.; Fitzgerald, M. P.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L., American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Periurethral leiomyoma Lowenstein, L.; McClung, C.; Mueller, E. R., The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ
  • The volume at which women leak first on urodynamic testing is not associated with quality of life measures of urethral integrity or surgical failure., Lowenstein, L.; Dooley, Y.; Kenton, K.; Rickey, L.; FitzGerald, M. P.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L., Journal of Urology
  • Urinary hesitancy and retention during treatment with sertraline. Lowenstein, L.; Mueller, E. R.; Sharma, S.; FitzGerald, M. P., International Urogynecology Journal
  • Urodynamic prolapse reduction alters urethral pressure but not filling or pressure flow parameters. Mueller, E. R.; Kenton, K.; Mahajan, S.; FitzGerald, M. P.; Brubaker, L., Journal of Urology
  • Advanced anterior vaginal wall prolapse is highly correlated with apical prolapse. Rooney, K.; Kenton, K.; Mueller, E. R.; FitzGerald, M. P.; Brubaker, L., American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Clinical anatomy and surgical skills training (CASST): development of a multicenter multidisciplinary program., Kenton, K.; Mueller, E. R.; Graziano, S.; Summers, S.; Rickey, L.; Oldham, L.; Pombar, X.; Turner, F.; Darrell, B., American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • The global burden of female pelvic floor disorders. Kenton, K.; Mueller, E. R., BJU international
  • Gender differences in 24-hour urinary diaries of asymptomatic North American adults. Mueller, E. R.; Latini, J.; Lux, M.; Stablein, U.; Brubaker, L.; Kreder, K.; Fitzgerald, M. P., Journal of Urology
  • International Prostate Symptom Scores in young asymptomatic American men. Mueller, E. R.; Latini, J.; Lux, M.; Kreder, K.; Fitzgerald, M. P., BJU international
  • Surgical repair of the middle compartment Kenton, K.; Mueller, E. R., Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Physiology of the lower urinary tract Fitzgerald, M. P.; Mueller, E. R., Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Sliding hernia of the bladder presenting as suprapubic pain in a female. Mueller, E. R.; Kenton, K. S.; Brubaker, L., International Urogynecology Journal
  • Voiding frequency in a sample of asymptomatic american men Latini, J. M.; Mueller, E. R.; Lux, M. M.; Fitzgerald, M. P.; Kreder, K. J., Journal of Urology
  • Pelvic organ prolapse and urodynamics Mueller, E. R.; Kenton, K. S., American Urogynecologic Society Quarterly Newsletter