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Samantha J. Pulliam, MD

  • Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship


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Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and the Pelvic Floor Disorders Service.


Obstetrics & Gynecology

Clinical Interests
  • Urogynecology
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Pelvic organ prolapse/relaxation
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Rectocele
  • Cystocele
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Bladder botox injections
  • Urogenital fistula
  • Vesicovaginal fistula
  • Rectovaginal fistula
  • Urethral diverticulum
  • Mesh slings and native tissue incontinence surgery
  • Mesh-related complications (mesh erosion, mesh exposure)
Medical Education
  • MD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Boston Medical Center|Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Mount Auburn Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Danvers: The Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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Samantha Pulliam, MD, joined Massachusetts General Hospital in 2006. She is board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Pulliam is the fellowship director for the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Program at Mass General, and also also holds the position of vice-chair of the Quality Committee for the American Urogynecologic Society.

Dr. Pulliam evaluates and treat patients with a complex pelvic floor disorders including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, which can include uterine prolapse, vaginal vault prolapse, anterior vaginal wall prolapse (cystocele) and posterior vaginal wall prolapse (rectocele). She also sees patients with mesh-related complications (mesh erosion, mesh exposure), urogenital fistula and other pelvic floor issues.

She is a member of the Mass General Pelvic Floor Disorders Service, a multidisciplinary group comprised of pelvic reconstructive surgeons, colorectal surgeons, urologists, gastroenterologists and physical therapists. The service proved surgical and nonsurgical treatment options, and holds regular conferences to discuss patients with complex and combined pelvic floor disorders.

Dr. Pulliam sees patients at Mass General Hospital Boston, Yawkey Center Suite 4E and Mass General North in Danvers. 

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Research & Publications


View my most recent publications at PubMed

Selected publications include:

  • Posthuma RL, Pulliam SJ, Foust-wright CE, WeinsteinMM, Wakamatsu MM, Kaimal AJ.  Pelvic floor muscle training versus retropubic midurethral sling as the Initial treatment for stress urinary incontinence: a decision analysis. Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery 2014:20(4): S86
  • Posthuma RL, Pulliam SJ, Berk, TK, Foust-wright CE, Weinstein MM, Wakamatsu MM, Phillippe M.  Estradiol and progesterone modulate toll-like receptor 4 in cultured human bladder epithelial cells.  Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery 2014:20(4):S49
  • Thomson AP,  Foust-wright CE,  Posthuma RL, Wakamatsu MM, Pulliam AJ, Weinstein MM Predictors for voiding trial failure after minimally invasive sacrocolpopexy. Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery 2014:20(4):S30
  • Foust-wright CE,  Posthuma RL, Thomson AP, Weinstein MM, Wakamatsu MM, Pulliam SJ. Predictors for length of stay following vaginal hysterectomy for pelvic organ prolapse . Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery 2014:20(4):S271-2
  • Napoe GS, Foust-wright CE, Posthuma RL, Pulliam SJ.  Confidence in the repair of obstetric anal sphincter injuries by attending obstetricians and gynecologists.  Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery 2014:20(4):S234-5

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Vincent Obstetrics and Gynecology Service
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-6850
Fax: 617-724-5843
Mass General OB/GYN at Mass General/North Shore Center
104 Endicott Street
Suite 304
Danvers MA, 01923-3623
Phone: 978-882-6767
Fax: 978-882-6775

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