Lara Burrows, MD, MSc


Lara Burrows, MD, MSc

Lara BurrowsLara Burrows, MD, MSc, is a national expert in the diagnosis and treatment of female sexual problems including vulvar pain, pain during sex and decreased sexual desire.

Dr. Burrows is a fellow of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disorders and a member of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health.

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Dr. Burrows specializes in the treatment of vulvodynia, sexual pain disorders, dermatologic diseases of the vulva, recurrent vulvovaginal infections, and female sexual dysfunction. These diseases include:

  • Vulvodynia
  • Vulvar Vestibulitis (also know as vestibulodynia)
  • Lichen Sclerosus
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lichen Simplex Chronicus
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic candidiasis (yeast infections)
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Desquamative Inflammatory Vaginitis (DIV)
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (also know as Vaginismus or levator ani syndrome)
  • Human Papiloma virus infection (HPV)
  • VIN
  • Herpes and post-herpetic neuralgia
  • Pudendal neuralgia
  • Endometriosis
  • Persistent Sexual Arousal Disorder
  • Clitoral pain
  • Decreased libido (diminished sex drive)
  • Decreased arousal or decreased orgasm
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Plasma Cell Vulvitis
  • Aphthous Ulcers/ Behcet’s Disease
  • Pruritis Vulvae (vulvar itching)
  • Vulvar Granuloma Fisuratum (recurrent tearing of the vulva)


Fellowship, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Pittsburgh & New York University
Masters, Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis, University of Pittsburgh
Residency, Gynecology and Obstetrics, The John Hopkins Hospital
MD, Dartmouth Medical School
BS, Psychology, New York University

Recent articles & talks
Recent Articles and Talks

Dr. Burrows is the author of more than 40 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts and is regarded as an expert in the evaluation and treatment of female sexual pain disorders. She is the senior associate editor for the textbook Female Sexual Pain Disorders: Evaluation and Management and co-authored the book 101 Questions about Vulvar Disease.


  • Treatment options for female sexual pain
  • Advanced concepts in vulvar disease (for academic audiences)
  • Advanced concepts in female sexual pain (for academic audiences)

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