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Rena D. Malik, MD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

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Secondary Appointment(s):

OB GYN & Reproductive Science

Additional Title:

Assistant Professor of Surgery Director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery


29 S Greene Street, Suite 500 Baltimore, MD 21201

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Dr. Malik is a urologist who specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. She joined as Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Urology at the University of Maryland in 2018. She previously completing residency at the University of Chicago and fellowship at the University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in reconstructive urology including the management of female and male voiding dysfunction (or problems urinating), urinary incontinence (leakage of urine), vaginal and robotic surgery for pelvic organ prolapse including cystocele (bladder), vaginal vault/enterocele (uterus or bowel), and rectocele (rectum), overactive bladder, neurogenic bladder, urodynamic evaluation (test to evaluate bladder function), male and female urethral stricture, vesicovaginal fistula, urethral diverticulum, and mesh-related complications.

She is currently a member of the American Urological Association and the Society of Women in Urology. She is also a member and participant in the social media committee for the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction as well as the Association of Women Surgeons. She has published over 20 peer-review articles and book chapters. Her current research interests include gender disparity, health literacy, and health care outcomes.

Dr. Malik is dedicated to providing the highest quality care to improve her patients’ quality of life. Her goal is to ensure that her patients are listened to and feel confident in their treatment plan

You can follow Dr. Malik on social media on Twitter or Instagram using the handle @RenaMalikMD

Areas of special interest and expertise include:

Urinary Incontinence

  • Pubovaginal sling
  • Midurethral sling
  • Injection of Periurethral Bulking Agent
  • Burch colposuspension
  • Intravesical Onabotulinum toxin A injection
  • Sacral Neuromodulation
  • Peripheral Tibial Nerve Stimulation
  • Urodynamic Evaluation

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

  • Vaginal Vault Suspension with Uterosacral Ligament Suspension or Iliococygeus Vaginal Suspension
  • Robotic Abdominal Sacrocolpopexy
  • Anterior/Posterior Colporrhaphy
  • Anterior Vaginal Wall Suspension
  • Colpocleisis

Reconstructive Urology

  • Ureteral Stricture Repair
    • Robotic and Open Ureteral Reimplant with
  • Psoas Hitch/Boari Reconstruction
    • Ileal Ureteral Reconstruction
    • Ureteral Reconstruction Using Buccal Mucosa
  • Grafts
  • Vesicovaginal Fistula Repair
    • Transvaginal
    • Robotic/Abdominal
  • Urethral Diverticulectomy
  • Removal of Vaginal Mesh
    • Transvaginal
    • Robotic/Abdominal
    • Groin Excision

Urethral Stricture

  • Vestibular Flap
  • Urethroplasty
  • Buccal Graft Urethroplasty (Female & Male)
  • Excision & Primary Anastomosis
  • Two-stage buccal graft Urethroplasty

Neurogenic Bladder

  • Intravesical Onabotulinum toxin A injection
  • Bladder augmentation
  • Continent Catheterizable Channel Creation
  • Urinary Diversion: Indiana Pouch, Ileal Conduit
  • Videourodynamic Evaluation

Research/Clinical Keywords

Female urology, urinary incontinence, vaginal and robotic surgery for prolapse of the pelvic organs (cystocele, rectocele, vault prolapse), urodynamics, overactive bladder, intravesical onabotulinum toxin A injection, neuromodulation, voiding dysfunction in men and women, urethral stricture, urethral diverticulum, vesicovaginal fistula, removal of transvaginal mesh, gender disparities, health literacy

Highlighted Publications

Lemack G, Malik R. Contemporary Pharmacotherapy of Overactive Bladder. Cox L, Rovner E, editors. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2019. Chapter Chapter 4, Outcome Measures and Patient Expectations for Overactive Bladder. 47-65p.

Gaitonde S, Malik R, Christie A, Zimmern P. Bethanechol: Is it still being prescribed for bladder dysfunction in women?. International Journal of Clinical Practice. 2018 August 15; :e13248-.

Malik R, Cohn J, Volsky J, Garvey S, Chang C, Bales G, Chung D. A Modern Comparison of Urodynamic Findings in Diabetic Versus Nondiabetic Women. Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. 2018 April; :1-.

Malik R, Wu Y, Christie A, Alhalabi F, Zimmern P. Impact of Allergy and Resistance on Antibiotic Selection for Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in Older Women. Urology. 2018 March; 113:26-33.

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