David E. Rapp

David E. Rapp, MD

Female Pelvic Medicine and Neurourology, Urologic Reconstruction
Primary Location:
Urology Clinic

500 Ray C. Hunt Dr.

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Secondary Locations:


ABMS Certification:
American Board of Urology (General)
American Board of Urology (Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery)
Clinical Practice:
Urethroplasty, Urology



Prior to his appointment at UVA, Dr. Rapp was a clinical associate professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, and served for nearly 10 years as the co-director of the Virginia Urology Center for Continence and Pelvic Floor Reconstruction.

Born in Virginia in 1974, Dr. Rapp attended UVA for his undergraduate education, and received his MD from George Washington University. He then moved to the University of Chicago for his urology residency, followed by a fellowship in urinary incontinence and pelvic floor reconstruction at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. He is board certified both in urology and in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Rapp is a widely-published author and academic contributor in his field. He is the author/co-author of 80 peer-reviewed publications, over 200 published/unpublished abstracts and several book chapters. He regularly presents at national and international medical conferences and has made multiple media appearances.

Dr. Rapp holds a patent for a device and method for vaginal sacrocolpopexy, allowing for the easier treatment of pelvic organ prolapse — a condition in which pelvic organs, including the bladder, rectum, and uterus, fall from the normal position.

He is founder and president of the Global Surgical Expedition, a medical charity that sends surgical teams to underserved countries to provide surgical care. To date, GSE has provided over 250 surgeries to men and women in need.


George Washington School of Medicine, 2001
University of Chicago
Virginia MAson Medical Center