Gina Northington, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Division Director

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Fellowship Director

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Chief of Service, Gynecology

Emory University Hospital

Office: Emory Clinic Building A, 4th Floor, Emory University Campus

Phone: 404-778-3401


Education and Training

Medical Education: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, MD
Residency: Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University; Oakwood Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
Graduate Education: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, PhD - Biomedical Engineering


•  American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2010
•  American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 2013

Areas of Interest

•  Advanced pelvic organ prolapse
•  Refractory stress urinary incontinence
•  Genitourinary and rectovaginal fistula
•  Minimally invasive vaginal and laparoscopic surgical techniques

Awards and Honors

•  Featured in the book “Against All Odds: Celebrating Black Women in Medicine,” 2015
•  Women First: Honoring School of Medicine Pioneers, Emory University School of Medicine, 2013
•  Foundation Research Award, 2012

Society and Professional Memberships

•  American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
•  American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS)
•  The Gerontological Society of America
•  International Continence Society



Pratt TS, Hudson CO, Northington GM, Greene KA. Obesity and Perioperative Complications in Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery in 2013: Analysis of the National Inpatient Sample. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jun 27. doi: 10.1097/SPV. 0000000000000454. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28658002

Pennycuff JF, Schutte SC, Hudson CO, Karp DR, Malykhina AP, Northington GM. Urinary neurotrophic peptides in postmenopausal women with and without overactive bladder. Neurourol Urodyn. 2016 Apr 6. doi: 10.1002/nau.23011. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27062604.

Pennycuff JF, Northington GM, Loucks T, Suciu G, Karp DR. Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury as a Quality Metric: 16-Year Experience at a Single Institution. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Mar;127(3):496-500. Doi:10.1097/AOG .0000000000001199. PMID: 26855095

Miklos JR, Chinthakanan O, Moore RD, Mitchell GK, Favors S, Karp DR, Northington GM, Nogueiras GM, Davila GW. The IUGA/ICS classification of synthetic mesh complications in female pelvic floor reconstructive surgery: a multicenter study. Int Urogynecol J. 2015 Dec 21. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26690360

Northington GM, Hudson CO, Karp DR, Huber SA. Concomitant apical suspensory procedures in women with anterior vaginal wall prolapse in the United States in 2011. Int Urogynecol J. 2015 Dec 2. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26630948

Hudson CO, Karp DR, Loucks TL, Northington GM. Apical Suspension at the Time of Hysterectomy for Uterovaginal Prolapse: A Comparative Analysis of 2001 and 2011. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2015 Nov-Dec; 21(6):343-347. PMID: 26506163

Greer JA, Harvie HS, Andy UU, Smith AL, Northington GM, Arya LA. Short-Term Postoperative Functional Outcomes in Older Women Undergoing Prolapse Surgery. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Mar;125(3):551-558. PMID: 25730215

Huber SA, Northington GM, Karp DR. Bowel and bladder dysfunction following surgery within the presacral space: an overview of neuroanatomy , function, and dysfunction. Int Urogynecol J. 2014 Nov 20. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25410373

Hudson CO, Northington GM, Lyles RH, Karp DROutcomes of Robotic Sacrocolpopexy:  A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2014 Sep-Oct;20(5):252-60. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000070. PMID: 25181374

Saguan D, Northington G, Chinthakanan O, Hudson C, Karp DIatrogenic lower urinary tract injury at the time of pelvic reconstructive surgery: does previous pelvic surgery increase the risk? Int Urogynecol J. 2014 Mar 6. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24599177

Hudson CO, Sinno AS, Galloway NTM, Northington GM, Karp DR. Complete Transvaginal Surgical Management of Multiple Bladder Calculi and Obstructed Uterine Procidentia. Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. 2013.

Greer JA, Northington GM, Harvie HS, Segal S, Johnson JC, Arya LA. Functional Status and Post-Operative Morbidity in Older Women With Prolapse. J Urol. 2013 Sep;190(3):948-952. PMID:23473899

de Vries HF, Northington GM, Bogner HR. Urinary incontinence (UI) and new psychological distress among community dwelling older adults. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2011 May 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Northington GM. Fibulin-5: two for the price of one maintaining pelvic support. J Clin Invest. 2011 May 2;121(5):1688-91. doi: 10.1172/JCI57438. Epub 2011 Apr 25.

Asfaw TS, Hypolite J, Northington GM, Arya LA, Wein AJ, Malykhina AP. Acute colonic inflammation triggers detrusor instability via activation of TRPV1 receptors in a rat model of pelvic organ cross-sensitization. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2011:Jun;300(6):R1392-400. Epub 2011 Apr 6.

Arya LA, Heidi H, Cory L, Segal S, Northington GM. Construct validity of a questionnaire to measure the type of fluid intake and type of urinary incontinence. Neurourol Urodyn. 2011 Apr 1. doi: 10.1002/nau.21091. [Epub ahead of print]

Asfaw TS, Saks EK, Northington GM, Arya LA. Is pelvic pain associated with defecatory symptoms in women with pelvic organ prolapse? Neurourol Urodyn. 2011 Mar 10. doi: 10.1002/nau.21059. [Epub ahead of print]

Northington GM, Basha M, Arya LA, Wein AJ, Chacko S. Contractile response of human anterior vaginal muscularis in women with and without pelvic organ prolapse. Reprod Sci. 2011 Mar;18(3):296-303. Epub 2010 Dec 30.

Bogner HR, O'Donnell AJ, de Vries HF, Northington GM, Joo JH. The temporal relationship between anxiety disorders and urinary incontinence among community-dwelling adults. J Anxiety Disord. 2011 Mar;25(2):203-8. Epub 2010 Sep 17.

Basha M, Labelle EF, Northington GM, Wang T, Wein AJ, Chacko S. Functional significance of muscarinic receptor expression within the proximal and distal rat vagina. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2009 Nov;297(5):R1486-93. Epub 2009 Sep 9.