Dr Richter is The Obstetrics and Gynecology Endowed Chair in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology & Geriatrics, past Division Director and current Research Director of the Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery. She is the Medical and Quality Officer of the Ambulatory OB/GYN Clinics and Director of the Urogynecology Care and Genitorectal Disorders Clinics. She is Associate Director of Gynecologic Research for the Center for Women’s Reproductive Health and past President of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons. She is currently President of the American Urogynecologic Society and serves as an Editor for the International Urogynecology Journal and Obstetrics and Gynecology.
In 2019, Dr Richter received the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons Distinguished Surgeon Award. She was the Principal Investigator of the NIDDK-sponsored Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network and is PI of the NICHD-sponsored Pelvic Floor Disorders Network since its inception in 2001. She oversees other NIH (R01) and industry sponsored research. She was also the recipient of a 10 year mid-career award (K24, NIDDK) in patient oriented pelvic floor research and mentors many young investigators. She has over 350 publications, many in top journals such as JAMA and NEJM. Dr. Richter is the ACOG representative to the Section for Enhancing Geriatric Understanding and Expertise among Surgical and Medical Specialists (SEGUE) council of the American Geriatrics Society/Hartford Foundation. She has a strong interest in treating vesicovaginal fistulas and has visited Africa regularly from for the past 15 years.