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

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

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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 J...
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 vulvovaginal 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 vulvovaginal disease, internationally. Dr. Foster is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Faculty Appointments

Professor Emeritus - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SMD)

Credentials

Education

MPH | Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Epidemiology. 1995

M.D. | Thomas Jefferson University. 1976

B.A. | University of Vermont. 1972

Awards

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

Research

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 J...
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 vulvovaginal 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 vulvovaginal disease, internationally. Dr. Foster is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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

Patents

Device and Method for Separation, Concentration, and/or Purification of Cells

Issue date: March 19, 2013

Patent #: 8,399,205

Country: United States

Inventors: Bryce A Allio, David C Foster, Michael R King, Han Woo Jin

Publications

Journal Articles

The Tampon Test for vulvodynia research: reliability, construct validity, responsiveness

Foster, DC; Kotok, MB; Huang, L; et al.

Obstet Gynecol. 2009; 113(4): 825-32.

Enhanced synthesis of proinflammatory cytokines by vulvar vestibular fibroblasts: Implications for vulvar vestibulitis.

Foster DC; Piekarz KH; Murant TI; LaPoint R; Haidaris CG; Phipps RP;.

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007; 346(4): e1-8.

A genital mass due to HSV in a renal transplant recipient

Hanjani NM; Foster DC; Scott GA; Mercurio MG;.

J Lower Genital Tract Dis. 2007; 11(3): 173-6.

Vulvodynia: Definitions, Diagnosis and Management. A State-of-the-Art Consensus

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;.

J Reprod Med.,. 2006; 51(6): 447-56.

Effects of intradermal foot and forearm capsaicin injections in normal and vulvodynia-afflicted women.

Foster DC, Dworkin RH, Wood RW

Pain.. 2005 September 117 (1-2):128-36. Epub 1900 01 01.

Contributions of physical and sexual abuse to women's experiences with chronic pelvic pain

Poleshuck EL; Dworkin RH; Howard FM; Foster DC; Shields CG; Giles DE; Tu X.

J Reprod Med. 2005; 2(50): 91-100.

The vulvodynia guideline.

Haefner, HK; Collins, ME; Davis,GD; Edwards, L; Foster, DC; Hartmann, EH; Kaufman, RH; Lynch, PJ; Margesson, L J; Moyal-Barracco, M; Piper, CK; Reed, BD; Stewart, EG; Wilkinson, EJ;.

J Lower Genital Tract Dis. 2005; 9(1): 40-51.

A novel ELISpot method for adherent cells.

Turner CK, Blieden TM, Smith TJ, Feldon SE, Foster DC, Sime PJ, Phipps RP

Journal of immunological methods.. 2004 August 291 (1-2):63-70. Epub 1900 01 01.

Impact of genetic variation in interleukin-1 receptor antagonist and melanocortin-1 receptor genes on vulvar vestibulitis syndrome.

Foster DC, Sazenski TM, Stodgell CJ

The Journal of reproductive medicine.. 2004 July 49 (7):503-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Vulvar disease.

Foster DC

Obstetrics and gynecology.. 2002 July 100 (1):145-63. Epub 1900 01 01.

Vulvar lesions: differential diagnosis and treatment

Mercurio MG; Foster DC; Maguluri S.

Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality. 2002; : 1-7.

Human bladder permeability assessment using intravesical fluorescein clearance rate.

Wood R, Pittelli R, Foster D, Mayer R, Messing EM

Urology.. 2001 June 57 (6 Suppl 1):131-2. Epub 1900 01 01.

Chronic Vulval Pain

Foster DC.

Pain in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2001; 17: 189-208.

Effect of vulvovaginal estrogen on sensorimotor response of the lower genital tract: a randomized controlled trial

Foster DC; Palmer M; Marks J.

Obstet and Gynecol. 1999; : 232-237.

Elevated tissue levels of interleukin-1 beta and tumor necrosis factor-alpha in vulvar vestibulitis.

Foster DC, Hasday JD

Obstetrics and gynecology.. 1997 February 89 (2):291-6. Epub 1900 01 01.

Presacral blockade for evaluation of chronic plevic pain

Bourke DL; Foster DC; Valley MA; Robinson JC.

Am J Pain Management. 1996; 6: 9-12.

Effects of estrogen or estrogen/progestin regimens on heart disease risk factors in postmenopausal women

The Writing Group for the PEPI Trial.

JAMA. 1995; 3(273): 199-208.

Long-term outcome of perineoplasty for vulvar vestibulitis

Foster DC; Butts C; Woodruff JD.

J Women's Health. 1995; : 669-75.

A Case Control Study of Vulvar Vestibulitis

Foster DC; Woodruff JD.

J Women's Health. 1995; 6: 677-80.

Urethral pressure variation in women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome.

Foster DC, Robinson JC, Davis KM

American journal of obstetrics and gynecology.. 1993 July 169 (1):107-12. Epub 1900 01 01.

Subcutaneous Injection of Triamcinolone acetonide in Treatment of Chronic Vulvar Pruritus

Kelly RA; Foster DC; Woodruff JD.

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1993; 3(169).

The Impact of Prenatal Care on Fetal and Neonatal Death Rates for Uninsured Patients: A "Natural Experiment" in West Virginia

Foster DC; Guzick DS; Pulliam RP.

Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1992; 1(79).

The use of dinitrochlorobenzene in the treatment of vulvar carcinoma in situ.

Foster DC, Woodruff JD

Gynecologic oncology.. 1981 June 11 (3):330-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Pleural and Parenchymal Endometriosis

Foster DC; Stern JL; Buscema J; Rock JA; Woodruff JD.

Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1981; 5(58): 552-556.

Books

Tissue Repair Contraction and Myofibroblasts (2006)

Chapter: Functional assessment of fibroblast heterogeneity by the cell-surface glycoprotein Thy-1

Authors: Baglole CJ, Smith TJ, Foster D, Sime PJ, Feldon S, Phipps RP.

Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media 2006

Primary Care for Women (2004)

Chapter: Premalignant Lesions in the Cervix, Vagina, and Vulva

Authors: Foster DC

Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA 2004

Primary Care for Women (2004)

Chapter: Vulvar Disease

Authors: Foster DC

Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia PA 2004

Ambulatory Gynecology (1995)

Chapter: Non-infectious Diseases of the Vulva

Authors: Woodruff JD; Foster DC

Publisher: JB Lippincott, Philadelphia PA 1995

Obstetrics and Gynecology on Call (1993)

Chapter: Cord Prolapse

Authors: Foster DC

Publisher: Appleton, Lange, Norwalk, Connecticut 1993

Obstetrics and Gynecology On Call (1993)

Chapter: Abdominal Pain

Authors: Foster DC

Publisher: Appleton & Lange, Norwalk, Connecticut 1993