Christopher M. Tarnay, MD

Christopher M. Tarnay, MD

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery| Urogynecology
Accepting new patients
Primary Location
Center for Women's Pelvic Health at UCLA
200 Medical Plaza
Suite 140
Los Angeles, California 90095


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Health Science Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, Chief of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) in OBGYN. Dr. Tarnay is Co-Director of the Center for Womens Pelvic Health. Dr. Tarnay completed his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology residency at UCLA School of Medicine and then completed fellowship in Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at Harbor - UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Tarnay founded the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine at UCLA in department. He is an expert in robotic and minimally invasive surgery for prolapse and incontinence. He is an authority in medical and surgical therapies for urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, female pelvic reconstructive surgery and voiding dysfunction. Dr. Tarnay is skilled in fistula care and leads efforts to reduce the suffering of women and mothers from fistula in the developing world through a sustainable program of service and education.




Medical Board Certifications

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2014
Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2002


Harbor - UCLA Medical Center, 2000


UCLA School of Medicine, 1998


UCLA School of Medicine, 1995


Georgetown University School of Medicine, MD, 1994


Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Voiding dysfunction
Urinary incontinence
Pelvic reconstruction
Anal fistula repair
Pelvic organ prolapse
Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery


Pelvic Organ Prolapse: A Personalized Approach to Treatment
Female Bladder Leakage: Solutions to Get Control
Latest Treatments for Uterine Fibroids
Robotic Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse | UCLA Obstetrics & Gynecology
Functional Disorders of the Ano–rectum



  • Outcomes of vaginal reparative surgery and urinary incontinence
  • Minimally-invasive surgical techniques
  • Surgical care for obstetrical fistula
  • Use of simulation in surgical training for medical students and residents


  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2019
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2018
  • Southern California, Super Doctors®, 2010-2017
  • The Serge & Yvette Dadone Clinical Teaching Award for UCLA School of Medicine, 2014
  • APGO Excellence in Teaching Award. Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2010
  • Excellence in Resident Teaching Award UCLA, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2006
  • Resident Teaching Award: Department of Family Practice, Kaiser Permanente, 2004
  • Excellence in Resident Teaching Award. UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2004
  • President's Award in Surgical Research "Randomized Comparison of Entry Force and Incision Parameters of Six Laparoscopic Trocar-Cannula Systems" Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, 1998
  • Special Excellence in Endoscopic Procedures. American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, 1998