Victoria Scott, MD
“I find it extremely rewarding to educate my patients and help provide treatment for issues that might cause fear and inconvenience.”
- Urologist, Optum, Los Angeles, California, US, 2022–present
- Urologist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Group, Los Angeles, California, US, 2019–2022
- Clinical staff urologist, Cedars-Sinai urology residency program, Los Angeles, California, US, 2019–2022
- Director of education, Cedars-Sinai female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery fellowship, Los Angeles, California, US, 2019–2022
- Member of the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction and the Society of Women in Urology since 2018, and the American Urologic Association since 2012
- Diplomate of the American Board of Urology, 2021
- Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery fellowship, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, US, 2017–2019
- Urology residency, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, US, 2011–2017
- Doctor of medicine, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, US, 2011
- Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Scripps College, Claremont, California, US, 2007
- “Supracervical Hysterectomy Is Protective against Mesh Complications after Minimally Invasive Abdominal Sacrocolpopexy: A Population-Based Cohort Study of 12,189 Patients.” Journal of Urology, vol. 207, no. 3, 2022, pp. 669–76, doi: 10.1097/JU.0000000000002262.
- “Unsupervised Machine Learning Approaches Reveal Distinct Phenotypes of Perceived Bladder Pain: A Pilot Study.” Frontiers in Pain Research, vol. 2, 2021, doi: 10.3389/fpain.2021.757878.
- “Fear and Frustration among Women with Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections: Findings from Patient Focus Groups.” Journal of Urology, vol, 206, no. 3, 2021, pp. 688–95, doi: 10.1097/JU.0000000000001843.
- “Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma Molecular Testing Does Not Correlate with Irritative or Painful Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms.” Journal of Urology, vol. 206, no. 2, 2021, pp. 390–98, doi: 10.1097/JU.0000000000001750.
- “Re-Evaluation of Birth Trends and Pregnancy Complications among Female Urologists: Have We Made Any Progress?” Neurourology and Urodynamics, vol. 39, no. 5, 2020, pp. 1355–62, doi: 10.1002/nau.24409.
- “Vaginal Fistula Repairs.” Female Pelvic Surgery, Springer, New York, 2018.
My Journey in Medicine
I was drawn to the field of urogynecology because I am passionate about women’s health and helping patients feel comfortable and empowered about sensitive pelvic health issues. Only 10 percent of practicing urologists are women, so I am in a unique position to be an advocate for women’s health in this field and provide care that many women feel more comfortable receiving from a female doctor.
I am dedicated to educating patients and future generations of doctors. After completing my training, I taught medical students, residents, and fellows. I also conducted clinical research aimed at improving the quality of care delivered to women with urinary incontinence, prolapse, and urinary tract infections. I have published many peer-reviewed articles and presented this work at national and international conferences. My clinical specialties include surgical and medical management of urinary incontinence, prolapse, urinary tract infections, and pelvic pain.
The opportunity to join the Flo team and use health technology to provide women with vital information about their health is extremely exciting! I love helping to increase awareness and conversations about changes that occur in women’s bodies throughout puberty, pregnancies, deliveries, and menopause.
In my free time, I enjoy playing sports and building Legos with my children, traveling, and enjoying the sunshine in Southern California.
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