Meet Dr. Michael Ingber
Dr. Ingber trained at the Cleveland Clinic where he completed a two-year fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. He was a clinical instructor at the Cleveland Clinic and received specialty training in the treatment of urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, female sexual dysfunction, and robotic and laparoscopic surgery. He part of the team which performed the world’s first removal of a kidney through a single vaginal incision. Dr. Ingber is an innovator in minimally-invasive surgery, also performing the world’s first reported single-incision “scarless” laparoscopic posterior uterine suspension in 2010. Dr. Ingber was trained at the Wayne State University School of Medicine where he graduated with honors in 1998 followed by a six-year residency in Urology at William Beaumont Hospital. He is Board Certified in Urology by the American Board of Urology. He serves as the Director of Urogynecology for Saint Clare’s Health System in northern New Jersey, and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, NY.
Dr. Ingber’s clinical interests include the treatment of urinary and pelvic disorders. He specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of urinary incontinence and voiding dysfunction in men and women, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic pain disorders. He has a special interest in the evaluation and treatment of female sexual dysfunction, including problems with sexual desire and painful intercourse. Dr. Ingber has published numerous manuscripts and book chapters on urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, interstitial cystitis, neuromodulation, and the treatment of female sexual dysfunctions. He has presented at many national and international meetings. Dr. Ingber travels often to impoverished areas in Africa where he performs surgery to repair damaged bladders due to prolonged labor. Recently, he started a foundation which sends surgical teams to these areas several times a year in order to serve this population of women. Dr. Ingber is a reviewer for eight major journals in the field of urology and urogynecology. He is an active member of the American Urological Association, International Urogynecology Association, Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology, and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health.
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Meet Melissa Phillips, CNM, WHNP-BC
Melissa Phillips attended Felician College where she earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing. She continued her education at Rutgers, The State College of New Jersey where she earned her master’s degree as a Certified Nurse Midwife as well as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She is board certified in both specialties. Melissa graduated with honors and is a long time member of the National Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau chapter. She has worked as a registered nurse for the past 11 years in the Emergency Department as well as in Cardiac Services.
With educational experience at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and a variety of private obstetric and practices, Melissa joins our practice to bring compassion and sensitivity to her patients. As an advanced practice nurse, Melissa will emphasize a wellness paradigm and use scientific, evidenced-based rationale for her practice. She lives in Mine Hill with her husband, two children and their dog.