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Grimes, Cara L., MD

Grimes, Cara L., MD
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Certification: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery,

Dr. Grimes is the Chief of the Division of Advanced Urogynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Westchester Medical Center. She previously served as Section Chief of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Director of Research for Gynecologic Specialty Surgery at Columbia University.

She completed her internship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire, followed by Obstetrics and Gynecology resident at the Johns Hopkins Hospital where she was Administrative Chief Resident. She completed a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and a Masters of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research at the University of California San Diego.

Dr. Grimes is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Her clinical interests include providing thorough and compassionate care of women experiencing pelvic floor disorders including pelvic organ prolapse, uinary and fecal incontinence, defecatory dysfunction, and accidental bowel leakage. She provides many office based treatments and procedures and is skilled at many minimally invasive surgical modalities including cystoscopic, vaginal, laparoscopic,and robotic approaches.

Professional memberships: Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS), Society for Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS), International Urogynecological Association (IUGA)

Awards: Founder and Chair of the Collaborative Research in Pelvic Surgery Consortium (www.CorpsConsortium.org), UCSD/Kaiser Fellows Teaching Award; AUGS Foundation Grant recipient; Administrative Chief Resident, Johns Hopkins Hospital; Bayer Health Care Best Teaching Resident Award;

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Medical Education: Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
Internship: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (New Hampshire), Lebanon, NH - OB/Gyn
Residency: John Hopkins Hospital Anesthesia Residency, Baltimore, MD - OB/Gyn
Fellowship: University of California School of Medicine (San Diego), La Jolla, CA - Female Pelvic Medicine/Reconstructive Surgery


  • Obstetrics & Gynecology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Special Clinical Interest:
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Overactive bladder
  • Defecatory dysfunction
  • Accidental bowel leakage
  • Urethral diverticulum
  • Urinary retention
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Fistulas
  • Painful bladder syndrome
  • Behavioral modification training
  • Medications
  • Pessary
  • Office percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation
  • Office urethral bulking agents
  • Office Botox
  • Office trigger point injections
  • Sacral neuromodulation
  • Minimally invasive surgery (cystoscopic, vaginal, laparoscopic, robotic approaches)


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19 Bradhurst Avenue
Suite 2700S
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Phone: 914.493.2250
Fax: 914.493.2080

Multi-Specialists - Mamaroneck

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Mamaroneck, NY 10543
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