She is a key member

Dr. Capes’s interest in international women’s healthcare began in medical school, when she rotated through Coronation Women’s Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa. The disparity between health care for women in the US and the developing world was shocking to a young doctor from Wisconsin, and she made a commitment to use her skills to bridge the gap.

Dr. Capes has travelled with surgical teams to Niger and Democratic Republic of Congo to treat women suffering from obstetric fistula. She is a key member of the Stitch in Time surgical team and leads the surgical planning efforts and is central to the recruitment of sub specialists to spearhead our teams.

Dr. Capes received her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University in New York and her fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery/Urogynecology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, also in New York.