Sarah E. McAchran

  • Urology


Dr. McAchran is a Urologist and Urogynecologist. She is board certified in Urology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, a sub-specialty certification that is jointly administered by the American Board of Urology and the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and completed her advanced fellowship training in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation’s Glickman Urological Institute.  

Dr. McAchran specializes in the diagnosis, management, treatment, prevention and promotion of health for female urologic and urogynecologic disorders such as incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and voiding dysfunction including:

• Surgical Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence including both mesh slings as well as autologous fascial slings (slings made out of the patient’s own tissue)

• Medical and Surgical Treatment of Overactive Bladder including intravesical Botox injection and Sacral Neuromodulation (Interstim)

• Surgical Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

• Surgical Treatment of Urethral Diverticulum and Urinary Fistulas

Dr. McAchran is the Co-Medical Director of UW Health’s Women’s Pelvic Wellness Clinic, which offers a multidisciplinary approach to comprehensive care for pelvic floor disorders.  She was the recipient of a UW Medical Foundation “Shining Star” Award 2015. She was recognized for her excellence in resident training with the Wear Faculty Teaching Award and she has been listed in “Best Doctors in America”.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation
  • Department of Surgery

Practice locations

  • University Hospital - Urology
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-4757
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  • 1 S. Park Clinic - Urology
    • 1 S. Park St. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 287-2900
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  • UW Health Specialty Clinic - Mauston - Urology
    • 1040 Division St. / Mauston, WI
    • (608) 847-7355
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  • UW Health Women's Pelvic Wellness Clinic
    • 202 S. Park St. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6240
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Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urology
Medical School
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Glickman Urological Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

  • University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center , Cleveland, OH
  • University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH


  • Urethral Diverticulum
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Vaginal Mesh Removal
  • Urinary Fistula
  • Abdominal Sacrocolpopexy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Incontinence Sling
  • Intravesical Botox® Injection
  • Peripheral Tibial Nerve Stimulation
  • Pessary Placement
  • Sacral Neuromodulation
  • Urethral Bulking Agent Injection
  • Urodynamics
  • Urethral Diverticulectomy
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urethral Reconstruction
  • Vaginal Reconstruction
  • Performing Arts Medicine - Urologic Conditions
  • Urogynecology

Research and publications

Dr. McAchran’s research interests in female urology include optimization of care pathways to improve surgical outcomes and clinical outcomes of female pelvic floor reconstruction.