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Catherine Ann Matthews, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

228 Ratings

Catherine Ann Matthews, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Fecal Incontinence, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic and Reconstructive Surgery, Robotic Urogynecologic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence Surgery, Women's Urology

Contact Information

Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-4131
Department: 336-716-4131


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Education & Training

  • M.D., University of Virginia, 1997
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 2001
  • Internship, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Virginia Commonwealth Univ., 1998
  • Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Virginia Commonwealth Univ., 2001

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology

NPI Number

  • 1467563593
Catherine Ann Matthews, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

228 Ratings

Catherine Ann Matthews, M.D.

Professor, Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

Research Interests

Robotics; Pelvic Organ Prolapse; Gynecologic Surgical Procedures; Hysterectomy; Uterine Prolapse
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-4408 | Department: 336-716-4131


Recent Publications

Evaluation of the efficacy of postmortem human bladder tissue as a normal comparator for case-controlled gene expression studies in urology. Matthews CA, Eschenroeder A, Badlani G, Evans R, Walker SJ.. Neurourol Urodyn. 2017;36(4):1076-1080.

New developments in robotics and single-site gynecologic surgery. Matthews CA.. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2017;60(2):296-311.

Menopausal hormone therapy is associated with increased risk of fecal incontinence in women after menopause. Staller K, Townsend MK, Khalili H, Mehta R, Grodstein F, Whitehead WE, Matthews CA, Kuo B, Chan AT.. Gastroenterology. 2017;152(8):1915-21.e1.

Bladder capacity is a biomarker for a bladder-centric versus systemic manifestation in interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome. Walker SJ, Zambon J, Andersson KE, Langefeld C, Matthews CA, Badlani G, Bowman H, Evans RJ.. J Urol. 2017;():.

Transvaginal mesh increases the risk of bleeding, organ surgical site infection, and pulmonary embolism in vaginal pelvic reconstruction surgery: results from a multi-institutional dataset [abstract]. Caveney MK, Haddad D, Matthews CA, Badlani GH, Mirzazadeh M.. Neurourol Urodyn. 2017;36(Suppl 1):S110.

Short-term complications associated with the use of transvaginal mesh in pelvic floor reconstructive surgery: results from a multi-institutional prospectively maintained dataset. Caveney M, Haddad D, Matthews C, Badlani G, Mirzazadeh M.. Neurourol Urodyn. 2017;():.

The effect of resident involvement in pelvic prolapse surgery: a retrospective study from a nationwide inpatient sample [abstract]. Caveney MK, Matthews CA, Mirzazadeh M.. Neurourol Urodyn. 2017;36(Suppl 1):S59-S60.

Validation of an educational simulation model for vaginal hysterectomy (VH) training design: prospective cohort study [abstract]. Miyazaki D, Mathews C [sic] [Matthews C], El Haraki AS.. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016;214(4 Suppl):S473-S474.

Management strategies for the ovaries at the time of hysterectomy for benign disease. Matthews CA.. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2016;43(3):539-549.

Minimally invasive sacrocolpopexy: how to avoid short- and long-term complications. Matthews CA.. Curr Urol Rep. 2016;17(11):81.

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Professor, Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

Clinical Interests

Fecal Incontinence, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic and Reconstructive Surgery, Robotic Urogynecologic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence Surgery, Women's Urology
Catherine Ann Matthews, M.D.

Catherine Ann Matthews, M.D.

Professor, Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

Catherine Ann Matthews, M.D.228 Ratings


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All good


Dr. Matthews is TOP NOTCH I have been singing her praises to EVERYONE! I previously saw another doctor at this same practice and have NOTHING good to say about that doctor. Dr. Matthews not only heard me, she listened to what I saw saying. She clearly and consistently stated what she believed the problem to be, and advised that I needed an MRI, that my problems were likely related to my back issues. At a follow up visit Dr. Matthews saw the MRI results, and asked when I would see the neurosurgeon Dr. Branch. When she found out I was waiting to see which ever doctor could work me in, she contacted Dr. Branch's office... long story short I was having back surgery within a matter of weeks. Had I not had the surgery, I would have lost control of my bladder, bowels, and legs. Because of Dr. Matthews, my quality of life is already dramatically improved and I will be forever grateful!


dr Matthews is a very caring and comforting physician which lowers anxiety level


Dr. Matthews is excellent and went above and beyond for me, and gave me confidence that we could tackle my medical issues.


Friendly and knowledgeable and instilled confidence in her.


very pleased


Love *Dr. Matthews.


Excellent provider! The best!




I was most impressed with her listening skills, knowledge of medical issues presented and willingness to consider various treatment options. In hindsight, I thought an actual physical exam would have given her personal knowledge of me and also indicated a personal interest in me as her patient.


I've been holding her name for six years. I should have called sooner.


Dr. Matthews has given me hope that I will be able to live a normal life. Until my visit I had given up hope ever being able to go hiking or exercising like a normal person. It was life changing!


I had a good experience.


Extremely liked this provider and would refer anyone to her. She was very professional, easy to talk to and listened with ease of my concerns and she also had a great bedside manner and sense of humor which made me feel comfortable and at ease.


*Dr. Matthews is an exceptional practitioner and provided excellent quality care. She is very informative, kind & compassionate and demonstrates professionalism in all areas.


Dr. Matthews is very kind and overall amazing!!!


My experience with Dr. Matthews was excellent. What a pleasure to see a physician who cares and looks you in the eyes while discussing issues.


Dr. Matthews is the BEST doctor I have ever seen.


Dr. Matthews is wonderful. She goes the extra mile to make you feel comfortable and will help you in any way possible that she can. I would recommend her to everyone I know.


Really felt cared for!


finally someone who knew what she was doing and helped.


There was no meds involved . She was very thorough in telling me her opinion of what needs to be done next & explaining the overall situation of what my options are.


Very good.


Dr. Matthews is a phenomenal clinician. I have seen other physicians and health care providers, but Dr. Matthews was the first to diagnose the problem. She listened to me and made me feel comfortable.


*Dr. Matthews is a well experienced, pleasant to be around, she always smiling happy very professional.


Dr. Mathews is a wonderful doctor. It was refreshing to see someone who still cares about the health and well being of their patients. She made me feel at ease with an embarassing problem, she also helped me to take the blame from myself since it was a problem that I couldn't control. She is a wonderful person and doctor. I would recommend her to everyone. I have complete confidence in her skill.


Dr. Matthews is by far the best Doctor I've ever been a patient of. She had incredible bedside manner and spent as much time as needed with me during my visits. I had two surgeries within 3 weeks performed by her, due to complications, but she was amazing! She came and saw me twice a day all 5 days I was in the hospital. She was patient, kind, understanding! There is no question in my mind that she is in the right field of work! She was called to be a Doctor. She not only treated me physically, but taught me so much more and truly helped me through some emotional difficulties. Instead of just "ordering new medicines or calling in a psychiatrist", she took the time to LISTEN to me and encourage me and that is exactly what I needed. I can't say enough about this wonderful Doctor.


I have already given her name to friends and to the nursewhere I live.


Dr. Matthews was exceptional. I highly recommend her. If all physicians were like her, healthcare would be so much better. I have already shared with others in our community what an exceptional physician she was during my two visits. I commuted about an hour and half to see her and it was definitely worth the travel time.


Dr. Matthews is very helpful, professional and knowledgeable. She is able to explain in laymen's terms, what needed to be done.


dr Matthews is great!!!


Dr. Matthews is the most intelligent and caring doctor I have ever been to in my entire life. you can look at my record with Wake Forest Baptist, I've had many, many things don't there,


I have already recommended her.


Dr. Matthews is amazing. She encourages me to be a partner in my own care and she really listens to what I have to say. She treats me with respect and dignity and acknowledges when I am vulnerable because of a physical exam. She even thanked me for allowing her to perform the exam! I am so thankful she has joined WFBH and I feel so lucky to have her as my physician. She is a breath of fresh air and her technical skills are incredible. My health has definitely improved since she began caring for me.


Dr Matthews is a caring knowledgeable surgeon


Dr Catherine Matthews is one of the best Dr's I've ever used! I would definitely recommend her to anyone that could use her expertise. Her genuine compassion for me was apparent, comforting and reassuring.


Best of the best and worth my driving four hours round trip to see her. Had a great experience in this first visit with her.


Dr. Matthews is one of the best doctors - as in top 2 - I've had in my entire life. She's fabulous. I was more than happy to drive from Durham to get her advice. She's smart and forthright, and I am 100% confident in my decision, based on her recommendation. I'm grateful she's a specialist in this area and moreso that I had the fortune to have her work on my case, although I secretly wish she were a GP so I could have such a level of care on a more regular basis.

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