Christopher M. Tarnay, MD
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Christopher M. Tarnay, MD

  • Urogynecology|
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Center for Women's Pelvic Health at UCLA | 200 Medical Plaza, Suite 140, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Health Science Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, Chief of Urogynecology in OBGYN. Dr. Tarnay is Co-Director of the Center for Women’s 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. He is the Associate Program Director for the Fellowship in FPMRS and past Chief of Staff for the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. 

Dr. Tarnay started the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at UCLA in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is an expert in robotic and minimally invasive surgery for prolapse and incontinence. He takes pride in balancing both conservative medical and surgical therapies for urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and bladder dysfunction.  He believes in holistic care when approaching a patient’s pelvic floor conditions and making sure all options are offered and explained.   

Dr. Tarnay is skilled in urogenital fistula care and through his volunteer work abroad he continues to lead efforts to reduce the suffering of women and mothers from fistula in the developing world through a sustainable program of service and education.

Link to Dr. Tarnay's CV >




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


Urogynecology & Recon. Pelvic Surgery, Harbor - UCLA Medical Center, 2000


Obstetrics & Gynecology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1998


Obstetrics & Gynecology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1995


MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1994



Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Urinary incontinence
Pelvic reconstruction
Pelvic organ prolapse
Robotic gynecological surgery
Botox injection of the bladder
Bladder fistula


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
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship



  • 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


  • Southern California, Super Doctors®, 2010-2024
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2018 - 2023
  • 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