Dr. Jennifer Klauschie completed a 3 year fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology) at Mayo Clinic Arizona. She is bringing her expertise to Phoenix's west valley communities. She treats a wide variety of pelvic floor conditions; combining best practices using evidence based medicine, a multi-disciplinary approach for pelvic floor conditions, and a wide variety of medical treatments and surgical procedures.
Dr. Klauschie grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico with 5 siblings and her parents. Her interest in medicine began as a young child being influenced by her unique family. Several of Dr. Klauschie's siblings have special needs, which meant being a caretaker from an early age and spending a lot of time in medical care settings. She believes that this aspect of her life has given her a special understanding of the challenges that patients and families experience with the healthcare system. Her medical care philosophy as a physician is to take a team approach with patients and empower them to understand their conditions and help guide them to make the best decision for themselves. Her dedication to advancing the field of medicine was first demonstrated when she submitted her first research publication in high school and it was accepted in a peer-reviewed journal at the age of 18.
Dr. Klauschie left New Mexico to attend Wells College in upstate New York for her Bachelor of Arts Degree. She spent her summers doing research and preparing for medical school at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She then returned to her hometown and attended medical school at the University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine where she received her MD. She found her passion for women's' health and entered residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, CO. During residency, she gained invaluable experience and surgical training which prepared her for entering fellowship. She continued her research and presented at the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons and was accepted into fellowship at Mayo Clinic Arizona.
She chose the subspecialty of Urogynecology so that she could advance her knowledge and gain expertise in treating pelvic floor conditions. Her fellowship at Mayo Clinic allowed her to train with world-renowned experts in the field of gynecology and provided her with vast surgical experience. Although many urogynecologists in the community traditionally offer only vaginal surgery to repair pelvic floor conditions, Dr. Klauschie offers minimally invasive surgery, such as laparoscopic and robotic surgery. She continues to publish in the field of Urogynecology and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. To stay abreast of current treatments, Dr. Klauschie attends and presents at national meetings such as the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS), Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology (SUFU), American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), World Robotics Global Congress (WRGC), and the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS). She's also a guest lecturer at Mayo Clinic's Urogynecology Course and Mayo Clinic's Advanced Endoscopic and robotic surgery course.
Dr. Klauschie joined Academic Urology and Urogynecology of Arizona to be a part of a unique medical group in the west valley that combines two specialties, providing comprehensive medical care and surgical treatments for men and women with genitourinary disorders.
While away from work, Dr. Klauschie loves to travel with her spouse, visit friends and family all over the country, and spending time in the ocean snorkeling, scuba diving, and boating. Additionally she enjoys off-road activities in the desert and can even be found participating in charity events such as 5K runs and bicycle rides for organizations that support breast cancer research, diabetes, homeless children, and Veterans, to name a few.
Mayo Clinic Arizona - Scottsdale, AZ
July 2008-July 2011
Fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and
Reconstructive Surgery PGY 7
Exempla Healthcare, St. Joseph Hospital – Denver, CO
June 2004 – June 2008
Residency Ob/GYN Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
June 2000 – May 2004
Bachelor of Arts: Molecular Biology and Chemistry
August 1995 – May 1999
ACOG Junior fellow-American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ob/GYN written Boards PASS. Board Eligible, 2008
Histological Characterization of Patients who have had Vaginal Cuff Dehiscence
Funding Source: Mayo Clinic CR
Alta Mira Specialized Family Services – Albuquerque, NM
Provide home care and activities for people with disabilities.
September 2000 – May 2004
Cleveland Clinic Foundation – Cleveland, OH
Performed animal surgery, coordinated clinical research project and developed Cleveland Clinic Foundation Hydrocephalus Conference.
May 1999 – July 2000
Cleveland Clinic Foundation Summer Research Fellow
Developed neurological exam for animal model of hydrocephalus
Assisted in animal surgeries
Helped perform data analysis of ongoing projects
Volunteer Sports Physicals through University of New Mexico
September 2000 – February 2004
Volunteer Alta Mira Specialized Family Services
August 2000 – May 2004
Fundraising runs for charity organizations, participant in dances for the physically challenged.
2009 – Current
Support local charities: Diabetes foundation, Ride for the children, Veterans run.
Hobbies: Biking, running, dancing
Languages: Medical Spanish
Pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence/voiding dysfunction, female sexual dysfunction as it relates to pelvic floor disorders, recurrent urinary tract infections, vesicovaginal and rectovaginal fistulas, complex urodynamics, fecal incontinence.
Vaginal, laparoscopic, and robotic hysterectomy, Vaginal and laparoscopic uterosacral suspension with and without hysterectomy, trachelectomy, colpocleisis, open/robotic sacral colpopexy, anterior/posterior colporrhaphy with and without graft placement, retropubic and transobturator slings, transvaginal and laparoscopic mesh excision and sling takedown, Posterior tibial nerve stimulation, Sacral neuromodulation (interstim placement), hydrodistention, periurethral injections, excision of urethral diverticulum/caruncles, repair of rectovaginal and vesicovaginal fistulas, labiaplasty, vaginal reconstruction (flap advancement), ureterolysis, open and robotic burch urethropexy, paravaginal repair, anal sphincter repair, diagnostic cystoscopy.