Dr. Steve Arrowsmith

Dr. Steven Arrowsmith is a urologist by training who joined Fistula Foundation as a medical advisor in 2010. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio. For 35 years, Steve has treated women with fistula throughout Africa and Asia. Over that period, he has helped establish three fistula centers in Africa, performed surgical repairs in 17 countries, and mentored dozens of fistula surgeons.
Steve was co-investigator for a World Health Organization (WHO) clinical trial on catheter management after fistula repair and lead author of “Obstetric Fistula & Other Forms of Female Genital Fistula,” published by the United Nations Population Fund and the Campaign to End Fistula. He has authored numerous academic articles and several textbook chapters on fistula repair. According to Steve, his most important mentors have been women with fistula, from whom he has drawn many life lessons and much personal strength.

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