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Sarah E McAchran, MD, FACS

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Madison, WI 53705-2281

Sarah E McAchran, MD, FACS

Associate Professor (CHS)


  • MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, 2000
  • Internship and Residency in Urology, Case Medical Center/University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH, 2000-2006
  • Fellowship, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Glickman Urological Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 2006-2008

Clinical Specialties

Dr. McAchran is certified by the American Board of Urology and specializes in all aspects of female pelvic floor disorders including: urinary incontinence, voiding dysfunction, pelvic floor reconstruction for pelvic organ prolapse, urethrovaginal reconstruction for urethral diverticulum and fistulas, and female sexual dysfunction. She is also board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, a new sub-specialty certification that is jointly administered by the American Board of Urology and the American Board of Obstetrics & Gyneocology.

Research Interests

Dr. McAchran’s research interests in female urology include optimization of care pathways to improve surgical outcomes and clinical outcomes of female pelvic floor reconstruction.

Recent Publications
  • Le B, McAchran S, Paolone D, Gralnek D, Williams D, Bushman W. Assessing the Variability in Insurance Coverage Transparency for Male Sexual Health Conditions in the United States. Urology 2017 Apr; 102():126-129.
    [PubMed ID: 28024968]
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  • McAchran SE, Goldman HB. Synthetic midurethral slings redeemed. Lancet 2017 02 11; 389(10069):580-581.
    [PubMed ID: 28010988]
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  • Burleigh AE, Benck SM, McAchran SE, Reed JD, Krueger CG, Hopkins WJ. Consumption of sweetened, dried cranberries may reduce urinary tract infection incidence in susceptible women--a modified observational study. Nutr J 2013 Oct 18; 12(1):139.
    [PubMed ID: 24139545, PMCID: 3853585]
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  • McAchran SE, Paolone DR. The iatrogenic ureterovaginal fistula. Urology 2013 Jun; 81(6):e35.
    [PubMed ID: 23506729]
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  • McAchran SE. Retropubic versus transobturator midurethral synthetic slings: does one sling fit all? Curr Urol Rep 2010 Sep; 11(5):315-22.
    [PubMed ID: 20625859]
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  • McAchran SE, Williams DH, MacLennan GT. Renal cell carcinoma metastasis to the bladder. J. Urol. 2010 Aug; 184(2):726-7.
    [PubMed ID: 20639046]
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  • McAchran SE, Bushman W. Editorial comment. Urology 2009 Dec; 74(6):1226-7.
    [PubMed ID: 19962518]
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  • McAchran SE, Goldman HB. Contemporary length of stay and resource utilization when using a fast-track regimen for mid-urethral sling surgery. Urology 2009 Sep; 74(3):531-4.
    [PubMed ID: 19592077]
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  • Lowenstein L, Gamble T, Sanses TV, van Raalte H, Carberry C, Jakus S, Kambiss S, McAchran S, Pham T, Aschkenazi S, Hoskey K, Kenton K, Fellow's Pelvic Research Network . Sexual function is related to body image perception in women with pelvic organ prolapse. J Sex Med 2009 Aug; 6(8):2286-91.
    [PubMed ID: 19493287]
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  • Ridgeway B, Walters MD, Paraiso MF, Barber MD, McAchran SE, Goldman HB, Jelovsek JE. Early experience with mesh excision for adverse outcomes after transvaginal mesh placement using prolapse kits. Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 2008 Dec; 199(6):703.e1-7.
    [PubMed ID: 18845292]
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