Colleen M. Fitzgerald, MD, MS is a board certified physiatrist, attending physician and Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, and the Department of Urology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. She serves as Medical Director of the Female Chronic Pelvic Pain Program at Loyola. Dr. Fitzgerald’s areas of clinical expertise and research include pregnancy-related low back and pelvic girdle pain, musculoskeletal medicine, chronic pelvic pain, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, and pelvic rehabilitation. Dr. Fitzgerald received her medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 1996 and completed her post-graduate training at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 2000, where she served as chief resident. She is a former National Institutes of Health (NIH) Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Scholar. She is the current recipient of an NICHD K23 Patient Oriented Research Award studying “Mechanistic Distinctions in Female Pelvic Pain Subtypes” and a Co-Investigator for the Loyola U01 Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (PLUS) grant. She is the past Co-Chair and current scientific committee member for the World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain. She is an active member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Association of Academic Physiatrists, the American Urogynecologic Society, the North American Spine Society and the International Pelvic Pain Society, currently serving as Secretary on the Board of Directors.