21777-Hamner, Jennifer

Jennifer Hamner, DO, DPT

Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology

UH 2440
Indianapolis, IN
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I completed my residency in general obstetrics and gynecology at Indiana University School of Medicine and subspecialty training in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine in Dallas, TX. I received additional training in gynecologic fistula care in Eldoret, Kenya

I became a physician in order to care for women and I'm dedicated to improving their quality of life.  I am passionate about female pelvic health and fortunate to have the opportunity to combine my two interest areas; advocating for access to care for women and pelvic surgery.

Before becoming a physician, I completed a doctoral program in physical therapy and I incorporate my knowledge of biomechanics and musculoskeletal disorders into the management of patients with pelvic floor disorders.

I have been highly involved in clinical and laboratory research, some of which has received awards nationally.

When I am not working I enjoy traveling, learning about foreign cultures and language, exploring restauants, and staying active. I love listening to live music, going to dance or theater performances, and spending time with family.


Key Publications

Stewart JR, Hamner JJ, Heit MH. Thirty Years of Cystocele/Rectocele Repair in the United States. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jul-Aug;22(4):243-7.

Florian-Rodriguez ME, Hamner JJ, Corton MM. First sacral nerve & anterior longitudinal ligament anatomy: clinical applications during sacrocolpopexy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Nov;217(5):607.


Hamner J, Carrick K, Ramirez D, Corton M.  Gross & Histologic Relationships of the

Retropubic Urethra to Lateral Pelvic Sidewall and Anterior Vaginal Wall in Female

Cadavers: Clinical Applications to Retropubic Surgery. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018



Jackson LA, Hare AM, Carrick KS, Hamner J, Corton M.  Anatomy, histology, and nerve density of the clitoris and associated structures: clinical applications to vulvar surgery. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Jun;26.


Florian-Rodriguez ME, Chin K, Hamner J, Acevedo J, Keller P, Word A.  Effects of Protease Inhibitors in healing of the vaginal wall. Sci. Rep. 2019 Aug;9:12354.


Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology
  • Education
    2012 DO Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
    2002 DPT Northern Arizona University
    1999 BS Northern Arizona University
  • Research

    -Surgical Outcomes

    -Pelvic Anatomy

    -Biomechanics and tissue recovery


  • Professional Organizations
    American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG)
    American Urogynecologic Society
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Clinical Interests

    Prolapse of female pelvic organs, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Urinary incontinence, Vaginal mesh complications, Urethral diverticulum, Fistula, Over active bladder, Pelvic floor disorders, Vaginal laser, Bladder botox, Neuromodulation, Rectocele, Cystocele, global health

  • Awards
    Org: American Urogynecologic Society
    Desc: Best Basic Science paper
    Scope: National
    Org: Midwestern University
    Desc: Graduating Obstetrics & Gynecology Student of the Year
    Scope: University
    Org: Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Desc: Excellence in Endoscopic Surgery Award
    Scope: Department
    Org: Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Desc: Michael McMahon Resident Teaching Award
    Scope: Department

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