Dr. Gerten graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and completed her residency at the Phoenix Integrated Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She completed a Fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. This Fellowship specialized in the treatment of women with pelvic floor disorders; incontinence, vaginal prolapse and support problems, bowel control, and pelvic and bladder pain conditions. Dr. Gerten uses the latest surgical and non surgical treatments for these conditions.
Dr. Gerten received several awards and honors including the Special Excellence in Endoscopic Procedures Award in 2004, both the Academic Excellence Resident Research Award and Regional Resident Research Day Award in 2005, and the Society of Gynecologic Surgeon’s Research Travel Award in 2007. Dr. Gerten is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, and the American Urogynecologic Society.
Dr. Gerten has an interest in participating in research into the evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor conditions. She has completed research in vaginal prolapse surgery, Intra-abdominal pressure changes associated with lifting, and Cesarean Delivery and Respiratory Distress Syndrome to name a few. She has been published in Women’s Health, the International Urogynecology Journal, the International Journal of Gynecologists and Obstetricians, and many more. Dr. Gerten has given lectures on Urinary Incontinence, Vesico-Vaginal Fistula, and Overactive Bladder.
Dr. Gerten traveled to Nigeria in 2007 and Liberia in 2008 on Medical and Surgical Service Trips. She traveled to perform the repair of vesicovaginal fistulas in women who sustained bladder injury during childbirth. When not at Park Nicollet, Dr. Gerten enjoys running, reading, and keeping up with her husband and four very active children.