David C. Foster, M.D., M.P.H.

David C. Foster, M.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 668
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 487-3420
Fax: (585) 334-1264

Professional Bio

Dr. Foster attended The University of Vermont as an undergraduate and received his Medical Degree from the Thomas Jefferson University in 1976. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Foster completed a fellowship in Gynecologic Pathology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital under Dr. J. Donald Woodruff. Following a seven-year private practice, Dr. Foster returned to Johns Hopkins to join the full-time faculty in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. In 1989, he become the Director of the Division of Gynecologic Specialties and the Director of the Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Foster earned his Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University of Hygiene and Public Health in 1995. He was promoted to Associate Professor at Hopkins in 1996. That year he received the J. Donald Woodruff Teaching Award the Chief Residents at Hopkins for the best faculty teacher. Dr Foster joined the University of Rochester in 1996 as an Associate Professor and Director of Ambulatory Care, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 1997, he received the CREOG National Faculty Award for Excellence in Residency Education. Currently Dr. Foster is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology with an active clinical practice in general gynecology with a particular focus on diseases of the vulvoaginal region, pain diagnosis and management of the lower genital tract, and diagnosis and management of disorders of the lower urinary tract. Dr. Foster is active a the advisory level with International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease. He is a member of the Committee on Terminology for Benign Vulvar Disease, who is responsible for formulating standard definitions for vulvoginal disease, internationally. Dr. Foster is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Research Bio

Dr. Foster attended The University of Vermont as an undergraduate and received his Medical Degree from the Thomas Jefferson University in 1976. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Foster completed a fellowship in Gynecologic Pathology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital under Dr. J. Donald Woodruff. Following a seven-year private practice, Dr. Foster returned to Johns Hopkins to join the full-time faculty in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. In 1989, he become the Director of the Division of Gynecologic Specialties and the Director of the Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Foster earned his Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University of Hygiene and Public Health in 1995. He was promoted to Associate Professor at Hopkins in 1996. That year he received the J. Donald Woodruff Teaching Award the Chief Residents at Hopkins for the best faculty teacher. Dr Foster joined the University of Rochester in 1996 as an Associate Professor and Director of Ambulatory Care, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 1997, he received the CREOG National Faculty Award for Excellence in Residency Education. Currently Dr. Foster is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology with an active clinical practice in general gynecology with a particular focus on diseases of the vulvoaginal region, pain diagnosis and management of the lower genital tract, and diagnosis and management of disorders of the lower urinary tract. Dr. Foster is active a the advisory level with International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease. He is a member of the Committee on Terminology for Benign Vulvar Disease, who is responsible for formulating standard definitions for vulvoginal disease, internationally. Dr. Foster is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.



Current areas of interest: Vulvar Disease, Vulvoldynia, Interstitial Cystitis

Patents

Nanoparticle Coatings for Enhanced Capture of Flowing Cells in Microtubes

United States Serial NO.: 12/622,924
Filed Date: November 20, 2009
Title: Device and Method for Separation, Concentration, and/or Purification of Cells
Invented by: Michael King, David Foster, Bryce Allio, Han Woo Jin

Awards & Honors (Local)

CREOG National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education, University of Rochester 1997
J. Donald Woodruff Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins University 1996
Alpha Omega Alpha, Thomas Jefferson University 1975
Phi Beta Kappa, University of Vermont 1971

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 26 available »

2009
Foster, DC; Kotok, MB; Huang, L; et al. "The Tampon Test for vulvodynia research: reliability, construct validity, responseiveness". Obstet Gynecol.. 2009; 113(4): 825-32. Link
2007
Foster DC; Piekarz KH; Murant TI; LaPoint R; Haidaris CG; Phipps RP;. "Enhanced synthesis of proinflammatory cytokines by vulvar vestibular fibroblasts: Implications for vulvar vestibulitis." Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007; 346(4): e1-8. Link
2007
Hanjani NM; Foster DC; Scott GA; Mercurio MG;. "A genital mass due to HSV in a renal transplant recipient". J Lower Genital Tract Dis. 2007; 11(3): 173-6. Link
2006
Bachmann GA; Rosen, R; Pinn VW; Utian WH; Ayers C; Basson R; Binik YM; Brown C; Foster DC; Gibbons, Jr. JM; Goldstein I; Graziottin A; Haefner HK; Harlow BL; Kellogg Spadt S; Leiblum SR; Masheb RM; Reed BD; Sobel JD; Veasley C; Wesselmann U; Witkin SS;. "Vulvodynia: Definitions, Diagnosis and Management. A State-of-the-Art Consensus". J Reprod Med.,. 2006; 51(6): 447-56. Link
2005 Sep
Foster DC, Dworkin RH, Wood RW. "Effects of intradermal foot and forearm capsaicin injections in normal and vulvodynia-afflicted women." Pain.. 2005 Sep; 117(1-2):128-36.

Current Appointments

Professor Emeritus - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Obstetrics and Gynecology - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education

MPH | Epidemiology | Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health1995
Gynecology Pathology | The Johns Hopkins Hospital1981
Visiting Fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology | The Vrie University of Amsterdam1980
Internship | The Johns Hopkins Hospital1977
M.D. | Thomas Jefferson University1976
B.A. | University of Vermont1972
Pitman High School, College Preparatory1968
Residency | The Johns Hopkins HospitalAttended 1977 - 1980

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine07/01/1980 - 06/30/1981
Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine07/01/1977 - 06/30/1980
Internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine07/01/1976 - 06/30/1977