Kate Vellenga Meriwether, MD | Albuquerque, New Mexico Translate
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Dr. Meriwether received a degree in Biomedical Sciences from Michigan Technological University in 2004. After her MD degree in 2008 Michigan State with extensive work in global medicine in Hispanic America and Africa, she knew she wanted to to work with underserved minority women and sought a residency in Washington, DC. As she wanted to work in an ethnically diverse, less dense population to complete her training, she completed a fellowship in Female Pelvic Surgery at the University of New Mexico in 2015. After 4 years practicing in Kentucky, she returned to New Mexico to renew her lifetime goal of serving this diverse community and learning about how health beliefs affect patient choice of therapy in the delicate personal problems of incontinence, prolapse, sexual dysfunction, and pelvic pain.

Personal Statement

Dr. Meriwether is passionate about furthering evidence-based medicine in the arenas of urinary diseases and pelvic pain in women, and wants to continue to serve an ethnically diverse, underserved population in her area of Female Pelvic Surgery. In order to further more quality evidence helping us support women with these issues, she serves as the Research Chair of a national organization, the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (https://www.sgsonline.org/leadership), where she guides research engines performing multicenter collaborative studies and systematic reviews on timely topics, and serves on the editorial board of two journals, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (https://journals.lww.com/jpelvicsurgery/pages/editorialboard.aspx) as well as Obstetrics and Gynecology (https://journals.lww.com/greenjournal/pages/editorialboard.aspx). Dr. Meriwether’s profile can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/katemeriwether1.


Medical School
Michigan State University

Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Washington Hospital Center

American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surg