"Dr. Rena D. Malik is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Urology and Director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed medical school at NYU School of Medicine, followed by urologic residency training at the University of Chicago and fellowship at the University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in reconstructive urology, including managing female and male voiding dysfunction, urinary incontinence, vaginal and robotic surgery for pelvic organ prolapse, overactive bladder, neurogenic bladder, male and female urethral stricture, vesicovaginal fistula, urethral diverticulum, mesh-related complications, erectile dysfunction, and postprostatectomy incontinence.
She is an online content editor for the Journal of Urology and Urology Practice journals and on the editorial board of the Urology Practice Journal. She serves on the communication committees for the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine, and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU), and the Association of Women Surgeons. In addition, she has been involved in the Salary Pay Disparities committee for the Society of Women in Urology, the AUA Mid-Atlantic Section Young Urologists, and Social Media Committees.
She served as the spokesperson for bladder health month for the AUA Radio Media tour in 2019 and has been on SiriusXM Doctor Radio Men’s Health Show and several podcasts, including AUAUniversity, AUA Inside Tract, and Urology Care Foundation. Dr. Malik is regularly featured by media outlets, including Insider, Men’s Health, Self, Scientific American, Bustle, and US News & World Report. She has an active YouTube Channel providing urologic education with over 1.3 million subscribers and 180 million views. She is passionate about dispelling medical misinformation.
Due to her clinical excellence, she was awarded Top Doctor between 2019 and 2022 by Baltimore Magazine for Urology and Urogynecology. She has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Her research interests include gender disparities, health literacy, medical misinformation in social media, and catheter-associated urinary tract infections."
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