Dr. Joye K. Lowman, MD, MPH, FACOG, FPMRS
Dr. Lowman earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania and her Master of Public Health from Columbia University. She completed a three-year fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) at Indiana University, the first accredited program and the leading surgical training program in the country. She is the only African American graduate to date. She was the first fellow in over 5 years to present research at the largest national meetings for FPMRS in 2007 and 2008 (the American Urogynecologic Society and the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons) and her presentations won awards for outstanding research at each of those meetings. She has presented her original research at the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) meeting in Cape Town and at the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) meeting in Colorado in 2016 as well as the Joint Scientific meeting of IUGA and AUGS in Nashville, TN in 2019. She is a formally trained physician scientist and a graduate of one of few CITE (Clinical Investigator Training Enhancement) training programs sponsored by the National Institute of Health to train physicians to perform clinical investigation. She is one of the first FPMRS specialists to become board certified during the inaugural examination and is dual boarded in FPMRS and Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is an advocate for women’s health and has given lectures at the National Medical Association on menopausal hormone therapy and works tirelessly to push for insurance coverage for drugs like Osphena and other novel hormone therapies that are critical to help to improve her patient’s quality of life. She has been an advocate for evidence-based medicine and research within the field of FPMRS and is currently working to investigate the role of mesh augmentation in correcting pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence in women. She commits over 100 hours of community service annually. She helped start the KOYE (Keeping our Youth Engaged) program sponsored by the Links, Inc. at the Woolfolk Boys and Girls club in the West End. The program focused on improving the health of the 200 kids at the club who were incredibly underserved and now the program has flourished into a local consortium involving the EPA, national research grants and sponsorship from the Atlanta Hawks and includes programs on gardening, healthy eating, participation in the Fitgram, arts programs and tutoring. She started a real estate company called Moxie Real Estate to help renovate foreclosed and abandoned homes into affordable homes for the working poor. She has worked in Sierra Leone with the Mama-Pikin Foundation providing free medical care to rural health clinics surrounding Freetown, Sierra Leone. She has been a featured expert on V103, in Atlanta Medicine (the Journal of the Medical Association of Atlanta), Who’s who in Indianapolis, On Common Ground Magazine, Best Self and many others. She has written several book chapters and has won research grants from both the American Urogynecologic Society and the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the American Urogynecologic Society, the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, the International Urogynecologic Society, the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction and the North American Menopause Society.