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

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 487-3420

Fax: (585) 334-1264

Office: (585) 487-3420

Biography

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.

Professional Background

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

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

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education

1977-1980
| The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Residency

1976
M.D. | Thomas Jefferson University

1972
B.A. | University of Vermont

1968
| Pitman High School, College Preparatory

1977
| The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Internship

1980
| The Vrie University of Amsterdam
Visiting Fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology

1981
| The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Gynecology Pathology

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

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1976 - 06/30/1977
Internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

07/01/1977 - 06/30/1980
Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

07/01/1980 - 06/30/1981
Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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Awards

1997
CREOG National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education, University of Rochester

1996
J. Donald Woodruff Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins University

1975
Alpha Omega Alpha, Thomas Jefferson University

1971
Phi Beta Kappa, University of Vermont

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Patents

Title: Device and Method for Separation, Concentration, and/or Purification of Cells
U.S. Serial #: 12/622,924
Filed: Nov 20, 2009
Invented By: BryceAllio, DavidFoster, MichaelKing, HanWoo Jin

Publications

Journal Articles

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.

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.

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.

Books & Chapters

2006
Chapter Title: Functional assessment of fibroblast heterogeneity by the cell-surface glycoprotein Thy-1
Book Title: Tissue Repair Contraction and Myofibroblasts
Author List: Baglole CJ, Smith TJ, Foster D, Sime PJ, FeldonS, Phipps RP.
Edited By: Chaponnier C, Desmouliere A, Gabbiani G
Published By: Springer Science and Business Media2006

2004
Chapter Title: Premalignant Lesions in the Cervix, Vagina, and Vulva
Book Title: Primary Care for Women
Author List: Foster DC
Edited By: Leppert PC, Peipert JF
Published By: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins2004 in Philadelphia, PA

2004
Chapter Title: Vulvar Disease
Book Title: Primary Care for Women
Author List: Foster DC
Edited By: Leppert PC, Peipert JF
Published By: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins2004 in Philadelphia PA

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