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Kathleen A. Sterling, MD

  • Position: Chief, Urology Subsection, Suburban Hospital
  • Primary Specialties: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/BPH, General Urology, Kidney Stones, Overactive Bladder (OAB), Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL), Tubeless PCNL, Urinary Incontinence, UroLift, Bulkamid, Axonics Sacral Neuromodulation Therapy, Bladder Botox Injection
  • Gender: Female

About This Provider

In addition to general urology, Dr. Sterling’s clinical areas of specialty include male and female voiding dysfunction, overactive bladder, and urinary incontinence. She also specializes in kidney stone treatment, including management of large kidney stones with Percutaneous
Nephrolithotomy (PCNL).

Dr. Sterling is a specialist in Axonics sacral neuromodulation therapy, a treatment for bladder and bowel dysfunction. She was named an Axonics Center of Excellence in 2021 as a result of her experience and commitment to exceptional outcomes for patients living with urinary incontinence, including OAB

Previously, Dr. Sterling served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy where she was stationed onboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman during Operation Iraqi Freedom. During this time, she was awarded the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal.

Prior, she devised and executed emergency response training for the USS Normandy, where she led an engineering division and served as a public affairs liaison while deployed to the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf.


  • American Urological Association Society of Women in Urology Montgomery County Medical Society
Additional Profiles: Chief, Urology Subsection, Suburban Hospital
  • College
  • B.E., Civil Engineering Vanderbilt University
    Nashville, TN
  • Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Baltimore, MD
  • Internship
  • Surgery University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Residency
  • Urology University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Urology