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

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

325 Ratings

Catherine Ann Matthews, M.D.

Obstetrics and Gynecology-Urogynecology

Clinical Interests

Urinary Incontinence Surgery, Pelvic and Reconstructive Surgery, Fecal Incontinence, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Robotic Urogynecologic 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

4.7 out of 5

325 Ratings

Catherine Ann Matthews, M.D.

Professor, Urology
Obstetrics and Gynecology-Urogynecology

Research Interests

Robotics; Pelvic Organ Prolapse; Gynecologic Surgical Procedures; Hysterectomy; Fecal Incontinence
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Contact Information

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


Recent Publications

Peripartum perineal hernia: a case report and a review of the literature. Hines KN, Badlani GH, Matthews CA.. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2018;():.

Increased long-term dietary fiber intake is associated with decreased risk of fecal incontinence in older women. Staller K, Song M, Grodstein F, Whitehead WE, Matthews CA, Kuo B, Chan AT.. Gastroenterology. 2018;():.

Midurethral slings. Zambon JP, Matthews CA, Badlani GH.. J Endourol. 2018;32(Suppl 1):S105-S110.

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;198(2):369-374.

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;36(8):2044-2048.

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.

The effect of resident involvement in pelvic prolapse surgery: a retrospective study from a nationwide inpatient sample. Caveney M, Matthews C, Mirzazadeh M.. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2017;23(6):387-391.

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, Urology

Clinical Interests

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

Catherine Ann Matthews, M.D.

Professor, Urology
Obstetrics and Gynecology-Urogynecology

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

Catherine Ann Matthews, M.D.325 Ratings


Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
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CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
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Patients' confidence in CP
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Patient Comments

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Dr. Matthews quickly accepted me as a patient when she was informed that I need urgent care even when she was in her vocation. She overbooked herself to see me during the first day when she came back from her vocation. She patiently listened to my medical history ( a little bit long) and also carefully examed me. She called me over the phone me once she studied my case further and told me her thoughts about my medical problem. In addition, she called me later once she collected my other test results. So far, she has demonstrated to me that she cares about her patients. It is clear that she has made effort to provide me the best care if she can. I appreciate everything she has done to me. I would highly recommend this provider to others.


This appointment was a referral from my regular Urologist. The best Dr. to treat my medical issues and I felt at ease and confident with treatment recommended.


Good experience always with Dr. Matthews.


very competent


After months of dealing with my uterine prolapse it was a relief to finally get to see Dr. Matthews. She explained everything very well, and made me feel so relieved that she will be able to get me back to enjoying my daily life and hobbies after my surgery.


Dr. Matthews is an amazing doctor who cares about her patients.


Dr. Matthews is a brilliant doctor. She is very knowledgeable, compassionate, and kind. She takes the time to listen to your concerns and put you at ease. She is one of the best doctors I have seen and appreciate her helping me.


one of the best doctors, if not the best, doctor I have ever seen.


Dr Matthews is wonderful!!


Dr. Matthews was both kind and gentle. She took time to explain her diagnosis and her thoughts seemed reasonable.


the best


Dr Matthews is totally awesome. She certainly takes the time to discuss my medical. Dr. Matthews has a very professional attitude which allows me, the patient, to feel very comfortable. She is very focused, yet, shares her warm and beautiful personality.


*Dr. Matthews is a very compassionate and competent doctor. Would highly recommend her to anyone with a similar problem.


Dr Matthews has the best bedside manner, and she is the only doctor that I have who actually understands the struggle I go through on a daily basis with all my health issues. She sees the big picture and not just one specific area. So thankful that she is my doctor.


very knowledgeable, caring, listened to me, answered my questions.


due to some sort of emergency situation in the office the morning of my appointment, I only briefly met Dr. Matthews at the end of my appointment. A resident in her office did my exam since she was unavailable and even though he seemed knowledgeable I was still disappointed since this was my first visit.


have not heard anything from the doctor about return visitor the attempt for another Botox attempt. Sorry couldn't help more.ii thinkDr Matthews is so good!


helpful and well informed


dr MATTHEWS is the tops!!


Dr. Matthews is a warm and caring provider who made me feel very comfortable discussing a very personal and private issue. She took the time to thoroughly explain my options ( what were good possibilities and what she would not recommend and why). I was given very clear and written instructions on the next steps for my follow up and she explained it simply. I was treated as if I was the only patient on the schedule. Not once did I have the feeling of being rushed or not listened to. I am considering the possibility of surgery with her and after my visit I know without hesitation she will provide excellent care and I would recommend her highly to anyone needing her services. It was a visit that required some very personal and difficult discussion as well as an exam and she was very reassuring and encouraging. She even told me she was proud of me for having the courage to come and discuss the issue with her.


Dr Matthews has been excellent to work with so far. My surgery is tomorrow and I I'm confident that all will go well


Awesome provider, so glad I found her. Catherine Matthews is the best, and I highly recommend her to others.


very caring and compassionate physician


Dr. Matthews is outstanding.


*Dr. Matthews was excellent!


very professional yet able to convey concern and warmth. Was focused with screening questions and during exam. I won't know until follow up visit whether my concern is different in a positive or negative way. I feel confident that Dr Matthews will assess me and we can set an appropriate goal/plan of care that will be helpful to me.


I like her a lot but she sometimes talks over my head. I'd like for her to state facts in "plain English"


After having had my problem for 14 months with little or no explanation from my previous Drs. in Statesville, Dr. Matthews recognized and explained my problem within a few minutes of my visit. She immediately began explaining my needs and making arrangements for necessary tests for follow-up care. Very thankful.


Dr. Matthews is top-notch. I wouldn't want anyone else to perform my surgery.


Dr. Matthew's is a fantastic physician. She is very knowledgeable in her field. Dr. Matthew's is very concerned about me as a patient and follow thru on her care plan.


Dr. Matthews was the best! Her knowledge of the treatment I needed was exceptional. Also, she showed much empathy for my personal condition. She ensured me that she and her team would do everything possible to ensure a lifelong success from the surgery. I would recommend her absolutely!


very good.


At one point in my care while in the office. I was asking her about my treatment while she already had made a decision about the plan of care at this visit. I like to be told about any treatment before it's exercised on me. Any patient deserves that respect.


Very empathic, professional and kind!


Dr. Matthews is a very professional and caring doctor. From my initial appointment for diagnosis, through surgery, and during post-op visits, Dr. Matthews always listened to questions and provided explanations that helped me understand my condition and options for correcting my problem. During surgery and all visits, she made me feel at ease. Since meeting her for the first appointment, I have shared my experiences with Dr. Matthews with friends and family. I feel very fortunate to have had Dr. Matthews as my surgeon.


I was very pleased with *Dr. Matthews, she was very courteous and helpful with the problems I was seeing her for. I would highly recommend her.


It I could give Dr. Matthews an A plus, plus, I would. She is marvelous.


Catherine Ann Matthews,MD is the most compassionate physician that I have ever visited. She seems so competent and dedicated to helping me. I feel fortunate to be her patient!


Dr. Matthews and staff were kind and considerate.


I would give Dr. Matthews a "15" if I could. She is an excellent clinician. I asked her a question that another MD couldn't answer, and Dr Matthews knew the answer and explained the phenomenon to me. That was the second time Dr Matthews exceeded all previous physicians. This text entry will not let me scroll up to proof read my entry, so please excuse all errors.


There is not a Doctor that I would trust more than Dr. Catherine Matthews! She is superb!


Dr. Matthews is awesome!


She was really concerned about my problem.


I have total confidence in this provider.


I can't say enough positive things about Dr. Mathews. From my first contact with her to my most recent 1-year follow-up visit after surgery, she has exhibited exemplary care as a physician/surgeon. All of her clinic's staff have done the same each time I have been at the office. Frankly, it is amazing and such a breath of fresh air from the customer service (or more accurately, the lack of) from most any health care provider in Danville, Virginia.


I have never had a doctor ask me "Is okay if I examine you?" and then thanked me for letting her examine me!


Dr Matthews is the BEST


She is very good! I don't remember she treated this for my no 2 problem in the past so.


I was totally satisfied and impressed with this provider. It was my first visit and I will continue to have her as my urologist. She was especially knowledgeable concerning my condition and gave me valuable information and advice on handling the problem. She was very patient, courteous and professional. She performed her expertise in this field just as I expect and have received from Wake Forest Baptist Doctors.


What a breath of fresh air! After being treated horribly at another practice, it was so refreshing to work with Dr Matthews. She never made me feel stupid for asking questions and she was incredibly respectful. I was very pleased with the care I received.


Personable, efficient, courteous, good listener for most part.


Doctor's schedule was packed.


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