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 committed to using her skills to bridge the gap.

Dr. Capes has traveled with surgical teams to Niger and the Democratic Republic of Congo to treat women suffering from obstetric fistula. She is a vital member of the Stitch in Time surgical team and leads the surgical planning efforts, and is central to the recruitment of subspecialists 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.