Janine Oliver, MD

Dr. Janine Oliver | CU Urogynecology | Denver, Aurora, Lone Tree, Colorado

Specialty: Urology and female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery

Clinical location

University of Colorado Hospital 
1635 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO 80045

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About Dr. Janine Oliver   

Janine Oliver, MD, specializes in reconstructive surgeries of the female pelvic floor, including surgical repairs of incontinence, fistulae and pelvic organ prolapse. Dr. Oliver earned her medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She went on to complete a fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she studied both urogynecology and urology. She is one of a small number of reconstructive urologists trained to perform complete mesh removal and advanced techniques of female pelvic floor reconstruction using native tissue or fascia.

Dr. Oliver has conducted research on a breadth of urologic topics. A number of medical journals have featured her research on robotic repair of pelvic organ prolapse, mesh-related complications, voiding dysfunction and new surgical techniques for repair of complex female pelvic floor disorders.

Her approach to care involves looking comprehensively at the health of a woman’s pelvic floor. Since multiple conditions often affect the pelvic floor simultaneously, Dr. Oliver evaluates how the system’s complex interactions can impact treatment. She then works with each patient to review the best surgical and nonsurgical options for her unique diagnoses, including those that incorporate the latest methods, such as robotic surgery.

Dr. Oliver chose female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery as her specialty because she is passionate about promoting awareness of pelvic floor disorders and decreasing the silent suffering many women experience. She finds her day-to-day work very rewarding, because it allows her to see firsthand how treatment improves the lives of her patients and helps them return to the activities they love.

In her free time, Dr. Oliver enjoys hiking and backcountry snowboarding, and she is always eager to share her appreciation for wildlife and nature conservancy with others.

Education

2006 B.S. in chemistry with high distinction, University of Virginia.

2010 MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine.

2011 Intern, general surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine.

2015 Resident, urology, Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine.

2017 Fellow, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles.

Board certifications

Board certified, American Board of Urology
Board eligible, subspecialty certification in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (will sit for exam in 2019).

Professional honors and recognition

2013      Best Poster, Bladder Cancer: Invasive Session, AUA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA: Oliver JL, et al. Sarcopenia predicts post-operative complications and length of stay following radical cystectomy.
2013      Morris Abrams Award: given to the “Most Compassionate Resident” in urology from Washington University School of Medicine.
2010      Best Poster, Sexual Function/Dysfunction Session, AUA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA: Kavoussi PK, Straub AC, Oliver JL, Heberlein K, Costabile RA, Isakson B, and Lysiak JJ. Myoendothelial junctions in the corpus cavernosum are important for normal erectile function.
2010      Third Prize, Resident Essay Competition, Mid-Atlantic Section of the AUA 68th Annual Meeting, Farmington, PA. Smith RP, Oliver JL, and Peters CA: Pediatric robotic extravesical ureteral reimplantation: comparison with open surgery.
2006      First Prize, Katz Undergraduate Research Symposium, Charlottesville, VA: Oliver JL and Mullins DW. Differential osteoprotegerin production by human melanomas: implications for anti-tumor immunity.

Past grants

2013       Society for Women in Urology Travel Grant Award.
2005       Harrison Undergraduate Research Award.
2004       Sigma Xi Grants-In-Aid of Research Fall Award.
2004       Virginia Academy of Science Undergraduate Research Award.

Peer-reviewed original research

  • Scott VCS, Oliver JL, Raz S, and Kim JH. Robot-assisted Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy with Autologous Fascia Lata: Technique and Initial Outcomes. Int Urogynecol J 2019, PMID: 30707257.
  • Kavoussi PK, Smith RP, Oliver JL, Costabile RA, Steers WD, Brown-Steinke K, de Ronde K, Lysiak JJ, and Palmer LA. S-nitrosylation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase impacts erectile function. Int J Impot Res 2018, PMID: 30127396.
  • Oliver JL, and Raz S. Suprameatal urethrolysis with Martius flap for refractory bladder outflow obstruction following stress incontinence surgery in females. Neurourol and Urodynamics 2017. PMID: 28631835.
  • Oliver JL, Chaudhry ZQ, Medendorp AR, Wood LN, Baxter ZC, Kim JH, and Raz S. Complete excision of sacrocolpopexy mesh with autologous fascia sacrocolpopexy. Urology 2017, 106:65-69. PMID: 28479480.
  • Cohen SA, Chaudhry Z, Oliver JL, Kreydin EI, Nguyen MT, Mills SA, Ackerman AL, Kim JH, Tarnay CM, and Raz S. Comparison of times to ureteral efflux after administration of sodium fluorescein and phenazopyridine. Journal of Urology 2016, 197(2):519-523. PMID: 27664579.
  • Kavoussi PK, Heberlein K, Straub AC, Lowe GJ, Oliver JL, Smith RP, Steers WD, Annex BH, Isakson BE, and Lysiak JJ. Recombinant PAI-1 therapy restores myoendothelial junctions and erectile function in PAI-1 deficient mice. Andrologia. 2014, 47(10):1147-52. PMID: 25557984.
  • Oliver JL, Kavoussi PK, Smith RP, Woodson RI, Corbett ST, Costabile RA, Palmer LA, and Lysiak JJ. The role of regulatory proteins and s-nitrosylation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase in the human clitoris: implications for female sexual function. Journal of Sexual Medicine 2014, 11(8):1927-35. PMID: 24836757.
  • Oliver JL, Alexander MP, Norrod AG, Mullins IM, and Mullins DW. Differential expression and tumor necrosis factor-mediated regulation of TNFRSF11b/osteoprotegerin production by human melanomas. Pigment Cell and Melanoma Research 2013, 26(4):571-9. PMID: 23490134.
  • Oliver JL, Campigotto MJ, Coplen DE, Traxel EJ, and Austin PF. Psychosocial comorbidities and obesity are associated with lower urinary tract symptoms among children with voiding dysfunction. Journal of Urology 2013, 190(4 Suppl):1511-5. PMID: 23429069.
  • Smith RP, Oliver JL, and Peters CA. Pediatric robotic extravesical ureteral reimplantation: comparison with open surgery. Journal of Urology 2011, 185(5):1876-81. PMID: 21421231.
  • Chang CC, Ogino T, Mullins DW, Oliver JL, Yamshchikov GV, Bandoh N, Slingluff CL Jr, and Ferrone S. Defective HLA class I-associated antigen presentation caused by a novel beta 2-microglobulin loss-of-function in melanoma cells. Journal of Biological Chemistry 2006, 281:18763-73. PMID: 16648140.

   Chapters, books and reviews

  • Oliver JL and Tarnay CM. Hysterectomy with abdominal sacrocolpopexy. In: The Use of Robotic Technology in Female Pelvic Floor Reconstruction. Eilber KS and Anger JT, eds. Springer, New York, NY, 2018, pp. 73-89.
  • Oliver JL, Kim JH. Robotic Sacrocolpopexy-Is It the Treatment of Choice for Advanced Apical Pelvic Organ Prolapse? Curr Urol Rep. 2017, 18(9):66. PMID: 28718162.
  • Oliver JL, Sandhu GS, Andriole GL, and Grubb RL, III. Screening and Diagnosis: The Pros of PSA Screening. In: Prostate Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Management, 1st edition. Dicker A, Trabulsi E, and Kelly WK, eds. Demos Medical, New York, NY, 2014, pp. 37-42.

Scholarship in press

  • Oliver JL and Kim JH. Urethrovaginal fistula repair. In: Surgical Techniques in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Yazdany T and Ostergard DR, eds. JP Medical, London, UK.

Scholarship submitted

  • Lyon M, Oliver JL, Bonnel L, Roberts S, Flaig T, and Wilson S. Overall Survival and Quality of Care in Rural vs. Urban Patients Undergoing Radical Cystectomy. Submitted to World Journal of Urology.
  • Oliver JL, Burton C, Wood L, Chaudhry Z, Kwan L, Tarnay C, Baxter ZC, Kim JH, and Raz S. Risk factors for stress urinary incontinence surgery following sling revision: a multivariate analysis of patients undergoing total and subtotal excision of synthetic mesh suburethral slings for complications. Submitted to Journal of Urology.
  • Escobar D, Oliver JL, Cherukuri A, Khatri G, and Sheridan A. Translabial ultrasound technique for assessment of sub-urethral mesh. Submitted to American Journal of Roentgenology.

Scholarship in preparation

  • Oliver JL, Burton C, Wood LN, Sadun T, Kreydin EI, Kim JH, and Raz S. Mid-urethral position is not critical to achieving continence following sling placement for female stress urinary incontinence. Manuscript in preparation.
  • Chaudhry Z, Oliver JL, Cohen SA, Kreydin EI, Baxter ZC, Kim JH, Raz S, and Tarnay CM. Risk factors for prolonged hospitalization and major complications following mid urethral sling revision. Manuscript in preparation.

Other selected peer-reviewed, published abstracts

  • Scott V, Oliver JL, Raz S, and Kim JH. Robot-assisted sacral colpopexy with autologous fascia lata: technique and initial outcomes. Journal of Urology 2018, 199(4): e431.
  • Kreydin EI, Chaudhry ZQ, Oliver JL, and Raz S. Low serum testosterone is associated with increased stress and mixed incontinence in women. Neurourology and Urodynamics, 2017, 36(S1):S35.
  • Oliver JL, Kreydin EI, Kim JK, Baxter ZC, and Raz S. Transurethral bladder neck incision for female primary bladder neck obstruction: UCLA experience and outcomes. Neurourology and Urodynamics, 2017, 36(S1):S83.
  • Nguyen MT, Cohen SA, Pan CC, Vu VN, Mei JY, Fisseha E, Chaudhry ZQ, Kreydin EI, Oliver JL, Raz S, and Tarnay C. Prevalence of defecatory symptoms in patients with posterior vaginal wall defects on dynamic MRI. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2016, 214(4 Suppl):S494-495.
  • Nguyen MT, Cohen SA, Pan CC, Vu VN, Mei JY, Fisseha E, Chaudhry ZQ, Kreydin EI, Oliver JL, Raz S, and Tarnay C. Dynamic MRI for the detection of posterior vaginal wall defects and its association with clinical in-office exam versus intraoperative exam under anesthesia. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2016, 214(4 Suppl):S502-503.
  • Kreydin EI, Oliver JL, Kim MM, Ackerman AL, Cohen SA, Kim JK, and Raz S. ‘Til death do us part: the relationship between urinary incontinence and marital status among U.S. men and women. Neurourology and Urodynamics, 2016, 35(S1):S51.
  • Kreydin EI, Kim, MM, Oliver JL, Cohen SA, Ackerman AL, Kim JK, and Raz Z. Higher urine levels of environmental toxins are associated with increased incontinence and nocturia in men. Neurourology and Urodynamics, 2016, 35(S1):S51.
  • Scott VCS, Cohen SA, Greenberg SA, Kreydin EI, Oliver JL, Ackerman AL, Chaudhry ZQ, Nguyen MT, Kim JK, and Raz S. Use of iliotibial band (fascia lata) as a salvage continence repair after mesh removal – at least 6 months follow up. Neurourology and Urodynamics, 2016, 35(S1):S61.
  • Nguyen MT, Cohen SA, Pan CC, Vu VN, Mei JY, Fisseha E, Chaudhry ZQ, Oliver JL, Kreydin EI, Raz S, and Tarnay CM. Prevalence of defecatory symptoms in patients with posterior vaginal wall defects on dynamic MRI. Neurourology and Urodynamics, 2016, 35(S1):S83.
  • Abbosh P, Kibel A, Oliver JL, and Grubb R III. Evaluation of alkaline phosphatase as a marker for bone metastasis in patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer. Journal of Urology, 2013, 189(4):e770.
  • Hasseebuddin M, Oliver JL, and Strope S. Efficacy of separate deep biopsies after TURBT in sampling muscularis propia and predicting early recurrence of non-invasive TCC. Journal of Urology, 2013, 189(4):e730.
  • Oliver JL, Vemana G, Vetter J, Strope S, Menias C, Wildes T, and Grubb R III. Sarcopenia predicts post-operative complications and length of stay following radical cystectomy.  Journal of Urology, 2013, 189(4):e668-e669.
  • Kavoussi P, Ellen J, Oliver JL, Woodson R, Costabile R, Steers W, Palmer L, and Lysiak JJ. Enos s-nitrosylation and erectile function. Journal of Urology, 2010, 183(4):e345.

Peer-reviewed presentations & symposia: video abstracts

  • Nguyen MT, Sadun TY, Oliver JL, and Raz S. Autologous fascia lata spiral sling anal sphincteroplasty: salvage repair for fecal incontinence. American Urogynecologic Society 38th Annual Scientific Meeting, Providence, RI, October 3-7, 2017.
  • Nguyen MT, Oliver JL, Sadun TY, and Raz S. Harvest of autologous fascia lata from the thigh: surgical technique. American Urogynecologic Society 38th Annual Scientific Meeting, Providence, RI, October 3-7, 2017.

Peer-reviewed presentations & symposia: Podium abstracts

  • Oliver JL, Burton C, Wood L, Chaudhry Z, Kwan L, Baxter ZC, Kim JH, Tarnay C, and Raz S.“Risk factors for stress urinary incontinence surgery following sling revision: a multivariate analysis of patients undergoing total and subtotal excision of synthetic mesh suburethral slings for complications.” Annual Meeting, American Urological Association, San Francisco, CA, May 2018.
  • Oliver JL, Burton C, Wood L, Chaudhry Z, Kwan L, Baxter ZC, Kim JH, Tarnay C, and Raz S. “Risk factors for stress urinary incontinence surgery following sling revision: a multivariate analysis of patients undergoing total and subtotal excision of synthetic mesh suburethral slings for complications.” Annual Meeting, Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction, Austin, TX, February 2018.
  • Oliver JL, Sadun T, Burton C, Wood N, Kreydin E, Kim JH, and Raz S. “Mid-urethral position is not critical to achieving continence following sling placement for female stress urinary incontinence,” Annual Meeting, American Urological Association, Boston, MA, May 2017.
  • Oliver JL, Raz S. “Suprameatal urethrolysis with Martius flap interposition for refractory iatrogenic bladder outlet obstruction following anti-incontinence surgery in women,” Annual Meeting, Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction, Scottsdale, AZ, February 2017.
  • “Sarcopenia predicts post-operative complications and length of stay following radical cystectomy,” Annual Meeting, American Urological Association, San Diego, CA, May 2013.
  • “S-nitrosoglutathione reductase and female sexual function,” Annual Meeting, American Urological Association, San Francisco, CA, May 2010.
  • “Expression of eNOS and associated regulatory proteins in the human clitoris,” Annual Meeting, International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, St. Petersberg, FL, February 2010.
  • “Expression of eNOS and associated regulatory proteins in the human clitoris,” Sexual Medicine Society of North America Fall Scientific Meeting, San Diego, CA, November 2009.
  • “Differential osteoprotegerin production by human melanomas: implications for anti-tumor immunity,” American Cancer Society Virginia Cancer Researchers Meeting, Charlottesville, VA, October 2005.
  • “Differential osteoprotegerin production by human melanomas: implications for anti-tumor immunity.” Virginia Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Harrisonburg, VA, May 2005.
  • “Differential osteoprotegerin production by human melanomas: implications for anti-tumor immunity,” Undergraduate Research Symposium, Charlottesville, VA, November 2005.

Editorial activities

  • 2017-present reviewer, Urology.
  • 2018-present reviewer, World Journal of Urology.

Moderator activities

  • Moderator, Breakout Session: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Rocky Mountain Urologic Society Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, April 2018.
  • Moderator, Poster Session: Female Pelvic Medicine, Reconstructive Surgery and Neurourology, 96th Annual Meeting of the South Central Section of the AUA, Naples, FL, October 2017.

Did you know?

Dr. Oliver has volunteered with nonprofit organizations, including Medicine for Humanity and the CRUDEM Foundation, to provide surgeries to women in Uganda and Haiti experiencing pelvic floor conditions.
 
I believe that women should be given all of the available treatment options, and that each woman's situation is unique. Through a shared decision-making process, I strive to provide the best care possible tailored to each individual patientDr. Janine Oliver