About Dr. Suzanne Frye
When Suzanne Frye, M.D., completed her urology residency in 1985, there were just a handful of women urologists in the world. Having chosen this field of medicine because of her interest in women's health care and the knowledge that there were almost no female urologists at the time, she found during her training that women's urologic problems were not getting the attention they deserved. During the nearly three decades that Dr. Frye has been practicing urology, she has, along with other urologists, helped to develop the field of female urology, benefitting women patients with genitourinary problems. Gradually more women have entered the field of urology- now about 20% of urology residents are women.
Dr. Frye has an innate sense in treating women urology patients. She understands that it can be difficult for a woman to go to a urologist and discuss certain symptoms. She is known for her gentle touch with examinations. Through her original urologic training, her continuous updating of new knowledge in the growing field of female urology, and her vast experience treating women patients, she is able to diagnose and treat certain problems in a way that might elude physicians without a keen interest in women's urological health.
During her long career, in addition to continuously treating patients in her private urology practice, Dr. Frye has participated in clinical research in women's bladder disorders and has given numerous presentations to other physicians, medical students, and community groups on women's urological problems. As a urology resident, she received an award for clinical research from the New York Section of the American Urological Association, In 1990, the Interstitial Cystitis Association presented her with an award for Outstanding Service. In 1996, she received an award from the Women's Medical Association of New York City, again for for Outstanding Service.
While practicing urology, Dr. Frye obtained a Master of Public Health degree at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. In sub-Saharan Africa, she studied the problem of vesico-vaginal fistulas, a genitourinary complication faced by women in developing countries who do not have access to caesarian sections for childbirth. As a member of the International Section of the American Public Health Association, she stays current with global health issues, especially those relating to women.
As a member of the Society of Women in Urology, the Society of Urodymamics and Female Urology, the College of Women's Health Physicians, and the American Medical Women's Association, Dr. Frye promotes better health care for women and supports women in the medical field.