Clinical Assistant Professor
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Education and Training
1996 - B.S. General Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (Magna Cum Laude)
2000 - M.D. University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine (Magna Cum Laude)
Post Graduate Education and Training
2000-2004 - Residency Obstetrics and Gynecology, Adult University Hospital, University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine
2010-2013 - Fellowship Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale School of Medicine
Dr. Dick-Biascoechea is a clinical assistant professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences in the Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Adult University Hospital/University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in 2004. She then practiced as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Yale-New Haven Hospital/Yale School of Medicine from 2005 to 2010. She completed her fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital/Yale School of Medicine from 2010 to 2013. Dr. Dick-Biascoechea has been board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2006.
Dr. Dick-Biascoechea offers services in the evaluation and treatment of patients with female pelvic floor disorders such as urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and fecal incontinence. She has expertise in vaginal surgery and minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopic surgery, for the treatment of these disorders. Dr. Dick-Biascoechea also performs placement of Sacral Neurostimulators for urinary and fecal incontinence as well as Botox injections. Dr. Dick-Biascoechea has special interest in the correction of genital fistulas and bowel dysfunction.
Dr. Dick-Biascoechea is an active member of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) and the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO). She has published scientific papers and presented her research in multiple national meetings including ACOG, AUGS, the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) and the Society for Gynecological Investigation (SGI). Her research interests include bowel dysfunction, health disparities and obstacles to specialty care.
Dr. Dick-Biascoechea speaks Spanish fluently.
Correction of Genital Fistulas and Defecatory Dysfunction, Evaluation and Minimally Invasive Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Urinary and Fecal Incontinence, Sacral Neurostimulator
1. Dick-Biascoechea , MA, Erekson EA. Asymptomatic microscopic hematuria. Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2012; 24 (5): 324-30. PMID: 22954764.
2. Yip SO, Dick MA, McPencow AM, Martin DK, Ciarleglio MM, Erekson EA. The association between urinary and fecal incontinence and social isolation in older women. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2013; 208 (2): 146.e1-7. PMID: 23159696.
3. Treszezamsky A, Karp D, Dick-Biascoechea M, Ehsani N, Dancz C, Montoya TI, Olivera C, Smith A, Cardenas R, Fashokun T, Bradley C. Spanish translation and validation of four short pelvic floor disorders questionnaires. International Urogynecology Journal. 2013. 24(4):655-70. PMID: 22976529.
4. Treszezamsky AD, Ehsani N, Connell R, Dick-Biascoechea M, Fashokun T. Use of patient reported outcome questionnaires in the urogynecologic literature. Neurourology & Urodynamics. 2013; 32(4):336-40. PMID: 23002074.
5. Lake AG, McPencow AM, Dick-Biascoechea MA, Martin DK, Erekson EA. Surgical site infections after hysterectomy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2013. Nov; 209(5):490.e1-9. PMID: 23770467.
6. Dick-Biascoechea MA, Roque DM, Schwartz PE. Appearances can be deceiving: ovarian mass presents as vaginal prolapse. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2014 Sep;211(3):310.e1-2.PMID: 24813973.
7. Richmond CF, Martin DK, Yip SO, Dick MA, Erekson EA. Effect of Supervised pelvic Floor Biofeedback and Electrical Stimulation in Women with Mixed and Stress Urinary Incontinence. Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery.2016 Apr 6. PMID: 27054793.
Awards and Affiliations
2000 - Outstanding Student in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine
2008 - Recognized as a successful Latina Woman in Connecticut in Latino Progress Exhibit in New Haven and Hartford, CT