Eric R. Sokol, MD

Urogynecologist

Pelvic surgeon, Minimally invasive surgeon

Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Clinic

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-725-6079
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Gynecology Clinic

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-725-6079
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Professional Education

Board Certification: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2013)

Residency: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (2002) IL

Internship: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (1999) IL

Board Certification: Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2005)

Fellowship: Brown University - School of Medicine (2005) RI

Medical Education: Wayne State University School of Medicine (1998) MI

Urogynecology, Brown University, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery (2005)

Honors & Awards

See curriculum vitae, Stanford University (2007)

Administrative Appointments

See curriculum vitae, Stanford University, 2005

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Hospital & Clinics patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Improving the accuracy of prolapse and incontinence procedure epidemiology by utilizing both inpatient and outpatient data
Elliott, C. S., Rhoads, K. F., Comiter, C. V., Chen, B., & Sokol, E. R. (2013). Improving the accuracy of prolapse and incontinence procedure epidemiology by utilizing both inpatient and outpatient data. INTERNATIONAL UROGYNECOLOGY JOURNAL, 24(11), 1939-1946.

To sling or not to sling at time of abdominal sacrocolpopexy: a cost-effectiveness analysis.
Richardson, M. L., Elliott, C. S., Shaw, J. G., Comiter, C. V., Chen, B., & Sokol, E. R. (2013). To sling or not to sling at time of abdominal sacrocolpopexy: a cost-effectiveness analysis. journal of urology, 190(4), 1306-1312.

Three-Year Outcomes of Vaginal Mesh for Prolapse A Randomized Controlled Trial
Gutman, R. E., Nosti, P. A., Sokol, A. I., Sokol, E. R., Peterson, J. L., & Iglesia, C. B. (2013). Three-Year Outcomes of Vaginal Mesh for Prolapse A Randomized Controlled Trial. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 122(4), 770-777.

The predictive value of a cystocele for concomitant vaginal apical prolapse.
Elliott, C. S., Yeh, J., Comiter, C. V., Chen, B., & Sokol, E. R. (2013). The predictive value of a cystocele for concomitant vaginal apical prolapse. journal of urology, 189(1), 200-203.

Posterior Compartment Prolapse: A Urogynecology Perspective
Richardson, M. L., Elliot, C. S., & Sokol, E. R. (2012). Posterior Compartment Prolapse: A Urogynecology Perspective. UROLOGIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, 39(3), 361-?.

Robot-Assisted Versus Open Sacrocolpopexy: A Cost-Minimization Analysis
Elliott, C. S., Hsieh, M. H., Sokol, E. R., Comiter, C. V., Payne, C. K., & Chen, B. (2012). Robot-Assisted Versus Open Sacrocolpopexy: A Cost-Minimization Analysis. JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, 187(2), 638-643.

One-year objective and functional outcomes of a randomized clinical trial of vaginal mesh for prolapse
Sokol, A. I., Iglesia, C. B., Kudish, B. I., Gutman, R. E., Shveiky, D., & Sokol, E. R. (2012). One-year objective and functional outcomes of a randomized clinical trial of vaginal mesh for prolapse. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 206(1).

Variation in the Quality of Surgical Care for Uterovaginal Prolapse
Rhoads, K. F., & Sokol, E. R. (2011). Variation in the Quality of Surgical Care for Uterovaginal Prolapse. MEDICAL CARE, 49(1), 46-51.

Vaginal Mesh for Prolapse A Randomized Controlled Trial
Iglesia, C. B., Sokol, A. I., Sokol, E. R., Kudish, B. I., Gutman, R. E., & Shott, S. (2010). Vaginal Mesh for Prolapse A Randomized Controlled Trial. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 116(2), 293-303.

Alternative method of suprapubic assistance in operative cystoscopy
Chang, P. L., & Sokol, E. R. (2010). Alternative method of suprapubic assistance in operative cystoscopy. INTERNATIONAL UROGYNECOLOGY JOURNAL, 21(2), 247-249.

Is lysyl oxidase-like protein-1, alpha-1 antitrypsin, and neutrophil elastase site specific in pelvic organ prolapse?
Man, W. C., Ho, J. Y.-P., Wen, Y., Sokol, E. R., Polan, M. L., & Chen, B. (2009). Is lysyl oxidase-like protein-1, alpha-1 antitrypsin, and neutrophil elastase site specific in pelvic organ prolapse?. INTERNATIONAL UROGYNECOLOGY JOURNAL, 20(12), 1423-1429.

An Instructional Video to Improve Teaching Techniques and Learning in the Operating Room
Sokol E, Metheny W, & Ward R. (2009). An Instructional Video to Improve Teaching Techniques and Learning in the Operating Room. MedEdPORTAL. Available from: www.aamc.org/mededportal.

Novel Repair of Tension-free Midurethral Sling Erosion into the Urethra
Sokol, E. R., & Urban, R. (2008). Novel Repair of Tension-free Midurethral Sling Erosion into the Urethra. JOURNAL OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE GYNECOLOGY, 15(6), 755-757.

Combined trans- and periurethral injections of bulking agents for the treatment of intrinsic sphincter deficiency
Sokol, E. R., Aguilar, V. C., Sung, V. W., & Myers, D. L. (2008). Combined trans- and periurethral injections of bulking agents for the treatment of intrinsic sphincter deficiency. INTERNATIONAL UROGYNECOLOGY JOURNAL, 19(5), 643-647.

Is alpha 2-macroglobulin important in female stress urinary incontinence?
Wen, Y., Man, W. C., Sokol, E. R., Polan, M. L., & Chen, B. H. (2008). Is alpha 2-macroglobulin important in female stress urinary incontinence?. HUMAN REPRODUCTION, 23(2), 387-393.

Long-term follow-up of a transvaginal Burch urethropexy for stress urinary incontinence
Rardin, C. R., Sung, V. W., Hampton, B. S., Clemons, J. L., Aguilar, V., & Sokol, E. R. (2007). Long-term follow-up of a transvaginal Burch urethropexy for stress urinary incontinence. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 197(6).

Variability of current symptoms in women with pelvic organ prolapse
Sung, V. W., Clark, M. A., Sokol, E. R., Rardin, C. R., & Myers, D. L. (2007). Variability of current symptoms in women with pelvic organ prolapse. INTERNATIONAL UROGYNECOLOGY JOURNAL, 18(7), 787-798.

Incarcerated vaginal herniation of the omentum mimicking vaginal prolapse.
Sokol, E. R., & Munro, E. G. (2007). Incarcerated vaginal herniation of the omentum mimicking vaginal prolapse. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 196(3), e7-8.

Effect of patient age on increasing morbidity and mortality following urogynecologic surgery
Sung, V. W., Weitzen, S., Sokol, E. R., Rardin, C. R., & Myers, D. L. (2006). Effect of patient age on increasing morbidity and mortality following urogynecologic surgery. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 194(5), 1411-1417.

The usefulness of urinary cytology testing in the evaluation of irritative voiding symptoms
Sokol, E. R., Patel, S. R., Clemons, J. L., Sung, V. W., Rardin, C. R., & Myers, D. L. (2005). The usefulness of urinary cytology testing in the evaluation of irritative voiding symptoms. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 192(5), 1554-1559.

Suburethral sting treatment of occult stress incontinence and intrinsic sphincter deficiency in women with severe vaginal prolapse of the anterior vs posterior/apical compartment
Clemons, J. L., Aguilar, V. C., Sokol, E. R., Sung, V. W., & Myers, D. L. (2005). Suburethral sting treatment of occult stress incontinence and intrinsic sphincter deficiency in women with severe vaginal prolapse of the anterior vs posterior/apical compartment. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 192(5), 1566-1572.

Results of urine cytology testing and cystoscopy in women with irritative voiding symptoms
Sokol, E. R., Pate, S. R., Sung, V. W., Rardin, C. R., Weitzen, S., & Myers, D. L. (2005). Results of urine cytology testing and cystoscopy in women with irritative voiding symptoms. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 192(5), 1560-1565.

Patient characteristics that are associated with continued pessary use versus surgery after 1 year
Clemons, J. L., Aguilar, V. C., Sokol, E. R., Jackson, N. D., & Myers, D. L. (2004). Patient characteristics that are associated with continued pessary use versus surgery after 1 year. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 191(1), 159-164.

Ultrasound examination of the postpartum uterus: what is normal?
Sokol, E. R., Casele, H., & Haney, E. I. (2004). Ultrasound examination of the postpartum uterus: what is normal?. journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine , 15(2), 95-99.

Laparoscopic morcellator-related injuries
Milad, M. P., & Sokol, E. (2003). Laparoscopic morcellator-related injuries. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF GYNECOLOGIC LAPAROSCOPISTS, 10(3), 383-385.