About Dr. Tanaka Dune

“I am a woman, who was taught by women, to take care of women.

My entire training experience has allowed for the development of my extensive knowledge on the matters that affect women, teens and girls. During my subspecialty fellowship training, I was extremely lucky enough to have been trained by world renowned clinicians, surgeons and researchers in the surgical and non-surgical management of all pelvic

floor disorders”

Tanaka J. Dune, MD, FACOG is a Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon (a.k.a. Urogynecologist) in New York City. She is a top pelvic health expert, academician, clinician and surgeon. She mentors and teaches a multitude of different groups of individuals including high school students, undergraduates, medical students and residents and fellows.

Dr. Dune enjoys seeing women for a variety of pelvic floor disorders including: urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, frequent urinary tract infections, fistulas, complications of vaginal mesh or slings requiring mesh removal, labial hypertrophy, various complex gynecologic conditions and other similar conditions.

Dr. Dune offers an abundance of up to date treatment solutions including: minimally invasive surgery, office and mini surgical suite procedures, injections, medical and nonmedical management solutions.

“I am completely dedicated to forming partnerships with each and every one of my patients, and I am extremely passionate about working together as a unit in order to facilitate the best patient education including personalized, well-rounded care.”

In addition to patient care, Dr. Dune is an active researcher in the field of Urogynecology, with experience  ranging from the basic, translational and clinical sciences.

In particular, Dr. Dune has performed extensive research in the urinary microbiome since 2013, and she was presented with an award from the American Urogynecologic Society in 2015 for her work.

Dr. Dune has been actively involved nationally and internationally in the academic urogynecologic community. She is currently a member of the American Urogynecologic Society, and she is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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CLINICAL & ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Assistant Professor of Urology and Obstetrics and Gynecology

    • ​​Weill Cornell Medicine, ​​New York-Presbyterian Hospital 

  • Journal Article Reviewer​

  • Mentor

    • Undergraduate students​

    • Medical students

    • Residents

    • Fellows​

EDUCATION

  • September 2000 – June 2005   

    •  Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario, Canada 

               BSc(Hons) with Distinction, Life Sciences

  • August 2005 – May 2009 

    • Wake Forest University School of Medicine

    • Winston-Salem, North Carolina

    • Doctor of Medicine 

  • June 2017 – current  

    • Weill Cornell Medicine Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Masters of Science - Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research​

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POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

  • June 2009 – June 2010                         

    • Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency (Intern)

    • St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY

                                                             

  • June 2010 – June 2013                         

    • Obstetrics and Gynecology   Residency

    •  Northwestern University Medical Center, Chicago, IL


  • June 2012 – June 2013                        

    •  Executive Chief Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology

    •  Cook County Hospital (Northwestern), Chicago, IL


  • July 2013 – July 2016                          

    • Female Pelvic Medicine  & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

    • Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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