Jefferson University Hospitals

Provider Profile

Karolynn T. Echols, MD

Karolynn T. Echols, MD

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Gynecology - Urogynecology

Make An Appointment

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Office Locations

833 Chestnut Street
1st Floor
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-5000
Fax: (215) 923-1089

Medical Services

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • Temple University School of Medicine, Medical School


  • Jackson Memorial Hospital, FL


  • Jackson Memorial Hospital, FL


  • Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans

Jefferson physicians accept most health insurance plans, including those listed below. However, plan acceptance may vary by practice and may be subject to change. If you have questions about whether a specific physician accepts your insurance, please contact your insurance company.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Aetna PA Employee Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF)
  • Amer Assoc Retired Persons (AARP)
  • AmeriHealth
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • AmeriHealth Comprehensive
  • AmeriHealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth Major Medical
  • AmeriHealth Personal Choice
  • BC BS Special Care
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Cigna Healthspring
  • Cigna PPO, POS
  • Consumer Health Network PPO
  • CorVel
  • Coventry/Health America
  • Delaware Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Devon
  • Empire BC/BS
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions (Guardian Resources)
  • Federal BCBS
  • First Health Network
  • Galaxy
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Health America PPO
  • Health Management Network PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Horizon HMO
  • HumanaChoicePPO,Medicare,GoldPlusHMO
  • Inter-County Health Plan
  • Intergroup Preferred
  • Jeff Plus
  • Keystone 65 HMO
  • Keystone First VIP Choice
  • Keystone First/Connect
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Medallion of New Jersey
  • Medicaid of PA
  • Medicare
  • Mercy LIFE
  • MultiPlan Inc.
  • NJ Blue Shield
  • NJ Plus
  • Oxford of PA
  • Personal Choice (GPPPN)
  • Personal Choice 65
  • PlanCare America
  • Postal Workers/Mailhandlers
  • PPO Next
  • Preferred Care PPO
  • Premier Blue
  • Prime Health Services, Inc.
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC HMO,PPO ReadingHspEmpONLY
  • UPMC Medicare HMO
  • US Family Health Plan



  • Integrative Medicine

Recent Publications

A novel approach to recurrent vaginal vault prolapse in a patient with müllerian agenesis

Pelvic organ prolapse is associated with alteration of sphingosine-1-phosphate/Rho-kinase signalling pathway in human vaginal wall

Management of soil-transmitted helminthiasis in surgical candidates for obstetric fistula repair

Surgical treatment of persistent vaginal granulation tissue using CO2 laser vaporization under colposcopic and laparoscopic guidance

Postoperative urinary retention following vaginal mesh procedures for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse

Characteristics of physicians who choose fellowship training in obstetrics and gynecology

Risk factors for mesh erosion 3 months following vaginal reconstructive surgery using commercial kits vs. fashioned mesh-augmented vaginal repairs

Sling procedures after repair of obstetric vesicovaginal fistula in Niamey, Niger

Treatment of persistent vaginal erosion due to Actinomyces infection in a penicillin-allergic patient

Anatomic relationships of the "top-down" mid-urethral sling

Urinary tract injury during hysterectomy based on universal cystoscopy

Levator contraction strength and genital hiatus as risk factors for recurrent pelvic organ prolapse

The incidence of urinary tract injury during hysterectomy: A prospective analysis based on universal cystoscopy

The anatomy of midurethral slings and dynamics of neurovascular injury

Sinus formation after insertion of a silicone-coated suburethral sling

Medium-term follow-up of transvaginal suburethral slings: Variance in outcome success using two different evaluation methods

Persistence of delayed hypersensitivity following transurethral collagen injection for recurrent urinary stress incontinence

Digital examination compared to trans-perineal ultrasound for the evaluation of anal sphincter repair

Cystoscopic fistulography: A new technique for the diagnosis of vesicocervical fistula