Dr. Rebecca Rogers is Regent’s Professor at the University of New Mexico, where she is the Chief of the Division of Urogynecology and Director of the Fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS). She serves as the Vice Chair for Research of the Department, and was recognized by the University of New Mexico with the Regents’ Professorship award for excellence in research, clinical care and teaching.
Dr. Rogers began her career as a math teacher in the Peace Corps in Swaziland, Africa. From there, she was trained in experiential learning as an Assistant Instructor for Outward Bound. In 1992, Dr. Rogers received her medical degree from Harvard University and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and fellowship in FPMRS at the University of New Mexico. Following training, Dr. Rogers joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico, where she established the board-accredited FPMRS fellowship program and the Division of Urogynecology.
Dr. Rogers’ research interests include the development of validated measures of sexual health in women as well as determining the impact of childbirth of pelvic floor function. She created and validated the only condition specific measure of sexual function for women with pelvic floor dysfunction. She is currently funded through NICHD as a member of the NICHD-funded Pelvic Floor Disorders Network. She is active in the mentorship of junior clinician scientists, both within and outside of her institution.
In addition to her research efforts, Dr. Rogers has served as the President of AUGS, and is currently an Associate Editor for the International Urogynecology Journal, as well as serves as a member of the Editorial Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She served on the Executive Board of ACOG as the first FPMRS subspecialty representative to that organization.
In addition to research and administrative duties, Dr. Rogers maintains a busy clinical practice and is active in the teaching of medical students, residents and fellows. She has been consistently recognized for these efforts with teaching awards throughout her career. She, with the members of the AUGS Education Committee, authored a textbook on Teaching Surgical Skills, and she was active in establishing multi-center educational research efforts in both AUGS and the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons.
Dr. Rogers was appointed the Associate Chair for Clinical Integrations and Operations at the Dell Medical School - Department of Women's Health on February 2017.