Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology,

and Reproductive Sciences


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Department of Reproductive Medicine

Charles W Nager, MD

Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology)


Distinguished Professor and Samuel Yen Chair of Reproductive Medicine (Ob/Gyn)


  • MD - University of California, San Diego, 1982
  • Residency - University of California, San Diego (Obstetrics and Gynecology), 1982-1986
  • Fellowship - St George's Hospital, London, England (Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery), 1997
  • Board Certification - Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1988
  • Beard Certification - Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery,


Contact Information:





Clinic Locations:


Women's Pelvic Medicine - La Jolla: 858-657-8737


Administrative Assistant:

  • Fernando Martinez - 858-657-8631


Clincial Expertise

  • After 10 years as an Ob/Gyn generalist and residency program director he completed a fellowship in Urogynecology at St. George’s Hospital in London with Stuart Stanton
  • He was the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) division director and fellowship program director for more than 10 years before becoming department chair in 2014


Research Interests

  • Urodynamics and clinical trials in pelvic floor disorders in both the Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network and the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network
  • Among his 100 publications, he considers his most significant work to be the protocol chair and first author of the 2012 NEJM article of “A Randomized Trial of Urodynamics before Stress Incontinence Surgery”



  • The university–wide UCSD Chancellor’s Associate Award for Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Teacher Awards from the UCSD Department of Reproductive Medicine Residency Program and the UCSD Family Medicine Residency Program
  • SGS President’s Award for Outstanding Research in Gynecologic Surgery
  • Awarded the National Association for Continence (NAFC) Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Selected by his peers as one of San Diego’s Best Doctors for 15 consecutive years (only 2 other San Diego physicians have been selected for 15 consecutive years) 



Recent Publications

  • Committee Opinion No.703: Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria in Women. Committee on Gynecologic Practice, American Urogynecologic Society. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Jun;129(6):e168-e172. PMID: 28368896 (Primary author) View in: PubMed
  • Nager CW. Midurethral Slings: Evidence-Based Medicine vs. the Medicolegal System. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Jun;214(6):708.e1-5. PMID: 27105683 View in: PubMed
  • Nager C, Zyczynski H, Rogers RG, Barber MD, Richter HE, Visco AG, Rardin CR, Harvie H, Wallace D, Meikle SF. The Design of a Randomized Trial of Vaginal Surgery for Uterovaginal Prolapse: Vaginal Hysterectomy With Native Tissue Vault Suspension Versus Mesh Hysteropexy Suspension (The Study of Uterine Prolapse Procedures Randomized Trial). Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jul-Aug; 22(4):182-9. PMID: 27054798.
    View in: PubMed
  • Kirby AC, Tan-Kim J, Nager CW. Dynamic maximum urethral closure pressures measured by high-resolution manometry increase markedly after sling surgery. Int Urogynecol J 2015 Jan 31 PMID: 25636909. View in: PubMed
  • Nager C, Tulikangas P, Miller D, Rovner E, Goldman H. Position statement on mesh midurethral slings for stress urinary incontinence. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2014 May-Jun;20(3):123-5. PMID: 24763151. View in: PubMed
  • Nager CW, Brubaker L, Litman HJ, Zyczynski HM, Varner RE, Amundsen C, Sirls LT, Norton PA, Arisco AM, Chai TC, Zimmern P, Barber MD, Dandreo KJ, Menefee SA, Kenton K, Lowder J, Richter HE, Khandwala S, Nygaard I, Kraus SR, Johnson HW, Lemack GE, Mihova M, Albo ME, Mueller E, Sutkin G, Wilson TS, Hsu Y, Rozanski TA, Rickey LM, Rahn D, Tennstedt S, Kusek JW, Gormley E; Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. “A randomized trial of urodynamic testing before stress-incontinence surgery.” N Engl J Med. 2012 May 24;366(21):1987-97. View in: PubMed


For a complete list of publications in PubMed click HERE