Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Areas of Expertise

  • Managing Complications of Prior Pelvic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Treatment Options for Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Urinary Incontinence
  • Treatment of Congenital Abnormalities of the Pelvis

Education

Fellowship

University of California at Memorial Hospital
Gynecologic-Urology, Laser, and Pelvic Surgery
Irvine, CA
Long Beach, CA
1987

Internship and Residency

University of California
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
San Francisco, CA
1983 and 1986

Medical School

Washington University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
1982

Hospitals Affiliated With

INOVA Fairfax Hospital
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

Professional Associations

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG)
Fellow

American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS)
Member

Society for Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS)
Member

Leadership Positions

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)
Former Member of the Board of Directors, Founding Member of the Subspecialty FPMRS Division

American Urogynecologic Society
Past President

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Editorial Reviewer

Publications

“De novo stress incontinence and pelvic muscle symptoms after transvaginal mesh repair” American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (2009): Aungst, M.J., Friedman, E.B., von Pechmann, W.S., Horbach, N.S., Welgoss, J.A.

“Predicting intrinsic urethral sphincter dysfunction in women with stress urinary incontinence” Obstetrics & Gynecology (1994): Horbach, N.S., Ostergard, D.R.

“A suburethral sling procedure with polytetrafluoroethylene for the treatment of genuine stress incontinence in patients with low urethral closure pressure” Obstetrics & Gynecology (1988): Horbach, N.S., Blanco, J.S., Ostergard, D.R., Bent, A.E., Cornella, J.L.

Academic Appointments

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The George Washington University Medical Center
Clinical Professor

Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Faculty Member

Biography

Dr. Nicolette Horbach earned her medical degree from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. She continued her training with an internship and residency in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California in San Francisco, California. She completed a fellowship in Gynecologic-Urology, Laser, and Pelvic Surgery at the University of California in Irvine, California and Memorial Hospital in Long Beach, California. She is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and subspecialty certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS).

Dr. Horbach is a Past President of the American Urogynecologic Society and a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) serving as a founding member of the Subspecialty FPMRS Division of the ABOG. She is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists where she has authored many of the organization’s educational materials and led post-graduate courses in FPMRS for physicians. She is a member of the American Urogynecologic Society and Society of Gynecologic Surgeons. Dr. Horbach has been an Editorial Reviewer for Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She serves as a Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the George Washington University Medical Center. She is also on faculty at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. She advocated for women’s health issues with Congress, Medicare, and the NIH.

Throughout her career, Dr. Horbach has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards including being named a Top Doctor in the US News and World Report, Castle Connolly, Good Housekeeping, Washingtonian Magazine, and Northern Virginia Magazine. In addition to being quoted in a variety of national consumer magazines, she is the author of dozens of articles in peer-reviewed publications and book chapters as well as the author or editor of two books. She is a frequent speaker at medical conferences around the country.

Dr. Horbach has been in practice with Mid-Atlantic Pelvic Associates since 1996. She is interested in the effects of pregnancy, menopause, and prior pelvic surgery on pelvic structures. Her practice focuses on minimally invasive treatment options for pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence, treatment of congenital abnormalities of the pelvis and complications of prior pelvic surgery. She is committed to expanding women’s understanding of pelvic floor disorders.