Bhumy DavéHeliker

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Assistant Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
School of Medicine

B.A., Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2005, Biology
M.D., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2010
Residency, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, 2014, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellowship, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 2017, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

Phone: (714) 456-8564

University of California, Irvine
333 City Boulevard West, Suite 1400
Mail Code: 3200
Orange, CA 92868
Research Interests
neuromuscular recovery after childbirth, medical education, global health--prevention and treatment of fistulas
Awards and Honors
APGO Leaders and Scholars Award

Best Medical Student Clerkship Award (Assistant Clerkship Director)

Excellence in Medical Student Education Teaching Award

American Gynecological Club/Gynaecological Visiting Society (RCOG) Fellowship

Stanford University Hospital: Award for Surgical Excellence

Edward I Curtiss Award for service and leadership

Alpha Omega Alpha

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Alumni Association Scholarship

Merit Award, Dean’s Summer Research Program, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Alumni Association International Medicine Award

Summa Cum Laude, Washington University in St. Louis

Sigma Xi Honor Society

Lock and Chain Sophomore Honorary, Washington University in St. Louis

Arts & Sciences Scholar, Washington University in St. Louis
1. Heliker BD, Kenton K, Leader-Cramer A, Brown O, Bochenska K, Geynisman-Tan J, Mueller M, Lewicky-Gaupp C. Adding Insult to Injury: Levator Ani Avulsion in Women With Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2021 Jul 1;27(7):462-467. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000954. PMID: 33208651.

2. Buono K, Whitcomb E, Guaderrama N, Lee E, Ihara J, Sudol N, Lane F, Lee J, Heliker BD, Brueseke T. A Randomized Controlled Trial Assessing the Impact of Opioid-Specific Patient Counseling on Opioid Consumption and Disposal After Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2021 Mar 1;27(3):151-158. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000001009. PMID: 33620897.

3. Heliker BD, Kenton K, Komar A, Mueller MG, Lewicky-Gaupp C, Abernethy M. Treat or Wait? Natural Perioperative Course of Overactive Bladder Symptoms at the Time of Midurethral Sling Placement. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2021 Feb 1;27(2):e348-e351. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000927. PMID: 32947550.

4. Smithling KR, Adams-Piper EE, Tran AM, Davé BA, Chu CM, Chan RC, Antosh DD, Gutman RE. Efficacy of Repeat Midurethral Sling for Persistent or Recurrent Stress Urinary Incontinence: A Fellows Pelvic Research Network Study. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2019 Nov/Dec;25(6):430-433. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000598. PMID: 30694873.

5. Geynisman-Tan J, Dave-Heliker B, Bochenska K, Collins S, Lewicky-Gaupp C, Mueller M, Kenton K. Duration of Catheterization After Retropubic Midurethral Sling. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2019 Sep/Oct;25(5):369-371. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000569. PMID: 29509646.

6. Bochenska K, Mueller M, Geynisman-Tan J, Leader-Cramer A, Davé B, Lewicky-Gaupp C, Kenton K. Concomitant Repair of Pelvic Floor Disorders in Women Undergoing Surgery for Gynecologic Malignancies. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2018 Apr 4. 2019 Sep/Oct;25(5):362-364. PMID: 29621040.

7. Buono K, Davé-Heliker B. Mechanical inserts for the treatment of faecal incontinence: A systematic review. Arab J Urol. 2019 Apr 8;17(1):69-76. PMCID: PMC6583709.

8. Geynisman-Tan J, Kenton K, Leader-Cramer A, Dave B, Bochenska K, Mueller M, Collins SA, Lewicky-Gaupp C. Anal Penetrative Intercourse as a Risk Factor for Fecal Incontinence. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2018 May/Jun;24(3):252-255. PMID: 28248849.

9. Geynisman-Tan J, Brown O, Mueller M, Leader-Cramer A, Dave B, Bochenska K, Collins S, Lewicky-Gaupp C, Kenton K. Changing Referral Patterns to Urogynecology. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2018 Jan/Feb;24(1):48-50. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000416. PMID: 28430727

10. Bochenska K, Leader-Cramer A, Mueller M, Davé B, Alverdy A, Kenton K. Perioperative complications following colpocleisis with and without concomitant vaginal hysterectomy. Int Urogynecol J. 2017 Nov;28(11):1671-1675. PMID: 28470415.

11. Davé BA, Boller AM. Mesh-Is Less More? JAMA Surg. 2017 Mar 1;152(3):263-264. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4201. PMID: 27902812.

12. Mueller MG, Elborno D, Davé BA, Leader-Cramer A, Lewicky-Gaupp C, Kenton K. Postoperative appointments: which ones count? Int Urogynecol J. 2016 Dec;27(12):1873-1877. doi: 10.1007/s00192-016-3052-2. Epub 2016 Jun 16. PMID: 27311601.

13. Leader-Cramer A, Kenton K, Davé B, Gossett DR, Mueller M, Lewicky-Gaupp C. Factors Associated With Timing of Return to Intercourse After Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries. J Sex Med. 2016 Oct;13(10):1523-9. PMID: 27497647.

14. Davé BA, Jaber C, Leader-Cramer A, Higgins N, Mueller M, Lewicky-Gaupp C, Kenton K. Effect of anesthesia type on perioperative outcomes with a midurethral sling. Int Urogynecol J. 2016 Sep;27(9):1327-32. PMID: 26811113.

15. Davé BA, Leader-Cramer A, Mueller M, Johnson LL, Kenton K, Lewicky-Gaupp C. Anal Sphincter Injuries After Operative Vaginal Versus Spontaneous Delivery-Is There a Difference in Postpartum Symptoms? Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jul-Aug;22(4):194-8. PMID: 26945270.

16. Chen, B, Davé B. Challenges and future prospects for tissue engineering in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Curr Urol Rep. 2014 Aug;15(8):425. PMID: 24993035.

17. Conti AC, Maas JW Jr, Moulder KL, Jiang X, Davé BA, Mennerick S, Muglia LJ. Adenylyl cyclases 1 and 8 initiate a presynaptic homeostatic response to ethanol treatment. PLoS One. 2009 May 27;4(5):e5697. PMCID: PMC2682654.

18. Conti AC, Maas JW Jr, Muglia LM, Davé BA, Vogt SK, Tran TT. Distinct regional and subcellular localization of adenylyl cyclases type 1 and 8 in mouse brain. Neuroscience. 2007 May; 146(2):713-29. PMCID: PMC1939925.
Previous Research Support: Evergreen Invitational Women’s Health Grant Bhumy Dave (PI) “Vaginal Electrical Stimulation for Postpartum neuromuscular Recovery (VESPR)” 2015-2016
Professional Societies
Alpha Omega Alpha
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Urogynecologic Society
Society for Gynecologic Surgeons, Associate Member
Society for Gynecologic Surgeons, Pelvic Anatomy Group 3D Im
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