Dr. Diana Atashroo is coming to Stanford Hospital from NorthShore UniversityHealthSysteml in Illinois, affiliated with the the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine.

Dr. Atashroo sees patients for general gynecology and a variety of other complex gynecologic issues. Her expertise includes evaluation and management of complex pelvic pathology and pelvic pain. Her special interests include: pudendal neuralgia and other peripheral neuropathic pain conditions, pelvic floor muscle spasms, vulvodynia, pelvic congestion syndrome, endometriosis, and interstitial cystitis. She also performs minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery, including laparoscopic and robotic procedures. She has special skills in ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks, office procedures, and Botox trigger point injections.

She has leadership roles within AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists) and IPPS (International Pelvic Pain Society) and has presented on various topics related to pelvic pain.

Dr. Atashroo is committed to furthering the well-being of women, and strives to provider her patients with an individualized and comprehensive approach.

Clinical Focus

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Administrative Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetric & Gynecology, Stanford University (2019 - Present)
  • Director ,Pelvic Pain Center, Stanford University (2019 - Present)
  • Director, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Stanford University (2019 - Present)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Member, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ( ACOG) (2010 - Present)
  • Member, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (2010 - Present)
  • Member, International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) (2013 - Present)
  • Member, National Vulvodynia Association (2017 - 2018)
  • Board of Directors, International Pelvic Pain Society ( IPPS) (2017 - Present)
  • Vice Chair of Pelvic Pain Interest Group, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) (2018 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2014)
  • Fellowship:St Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2013) AZ
  • Residency:Baystate Medical Center Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2011) IL
  • Medical Education:University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine Registrar (2007) MO
  • BA/MD, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Undergraduate and Medical Education (2007)
  • MD, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, IL, OBGYN residency (2011)
  • MD, St Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix AZ, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery fellowship (2013)


All Publications

  • Surgical interventions for chronic pelvic pain. Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology Senapati, S., Atashroo, D., Carey, E., Dassel, M., Tu, M. F. 2016; 28 (4): 290–96


    The objective of this study is to review an evidence-based approach to surgical treatment of key chronic pelvic pain (CPP) contributors emphasizing the importance of preoperative evaluation and counseling.CPP is a poorly understood but highly prevalent condition and there are limited, well constructed studies to guide effective, durable treatment. CPP arises from factors originating in multiple organ systems, including reproductive, urologic, gastrointestinal, and myofascial, all informing the central nervous system. For those with severe disabling conditions, who have a suboptimal response to medical management, surgical interventions can be offered for diagnostic evaluation and/or treatment. Leiomyoma, adenomyosis, adnexal disorder, pelvic adhesions, and pelvic varicosities are common considerations in the differential diagnosis of CPP amenable to surgical approach.Surgical treatments of CPP range from conservative/fertility-sparing approaches to extirpative therapy. Consistently, successful outcomes often are predicated on correctly identifying the abnormal peripheral pain process (which often is only part of the complete picture for these patients). Further research is needed to better guide clinicians as to when to choose surgical therapy vs. targeting secondary contributors to pelvic pain.

    View details for DOI 10.1097/GCO.0000000000000281

    View details for PubMedID 27285959

  • Trainee Perception of Uterine Morcellation: The University of Chicago Resident Experience. Journal of minimally invasive gynecology Senapati, S., Atashroo, D., Tu, F. 2015; 22 (6S): S33–S34

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jmig.2015.08.092

    View details for PubMedID 27679210

  • A Model for Resection of Endometriosis: A Feasibility Study. Journal of minimally invasive gynecology Atashroo, D. T., Senapati, S., Tu, F. 2015; 22 (6S): S119

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jmig.2015.08.336

    View details for PubMedID 27678626