Karolynn T. Echols MD

Associate Professor Ob/Gyn, Director FPMRS, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital/Sidney Kimmel Medical Center

Karolynn Echols, MD is currently an Associate Professor, section chief of FPMRS at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and co-director of the Jefferson Comprehensive Urogynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine program. She earned her bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and her medical doctorate from Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and her fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Dr, Echols also has vast experience doing philanthropic work in obstetrical fistula, urogynecologic surgery and woman’s health in Cameroon, Niger, Kenya, Rwanda and Jamaica. She is the president and co-founder of Medicine In Action, a non-profit organization that continues to enhance women and children’s health in Jamaica since 2005 and continues to lead Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology) surgical missions every March and November. Dr. Echols has almost 20 years’ experience in Urogynecology, with a special interest in Integrative Medicine as it applies to the field and is well regarded in the Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey community, earning numerous accolades for her quality and patient-centered care. In 2016, she most recently completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil and other renowned faculty in the field at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and is currently board certified in the field. She is widely published and currently concentrating her research on Integrative Urogynecology.