Professor of Urology
University of Michigan Medical Center
J. Quentin Clemens, MD, FACS, MSCI is the Edward J. McGuire Professor and Associate Chair for Research at the University of Michigan, where he also serves as Director of the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program.
Dr. Clemens obtained his MD degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland in 1993. He then completed his urologic residency training at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his Fellowship in Neurourology, Reconstruction and Incontinence with Edward J. McGuire at the University of Michigan in 2000.
Dr. Clemens’ clinical interests include female urinary incontinence, complex fistulas and mesh erosions, bladder dysfunction due to neurologic disease, and interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome. He is the Secretary/ Treasurer of the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU). In 2014, he received the Paul Zimskind Award from SUFU for his accomplishments in the field of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Clemens’ research interests are in the areas of epidemiology and health services research related to benign urologic diseases. He has been Principal Investigator on multiple NIH-funded projects related to urinary incontinence, interstitial cystitis and chronic prostatitis, including the current NIDDK MAPP Research Network and NIDDK LURN Research Network. He has been Chair of the MAPP Network since 2013.
Dr. Clemens has also been actively involved in health policy issues with the AUA, where he was named the Gallagher Health Policy Scholar for 2008-2009. He is past Chair of the AUA Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee, and past Chair of the AUA Data Committee. As Chair of the Data Committee, he led the development and administration of the AQUA registry, the AUA census and the AUA data grants program. For these activities he was awarded the 2018 AUA Distinguished Service Award.
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