Chief, Urology Subsection, Suburban Hospital


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 on board 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.

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  • Axonics Sacral Neuromodulation Therapy
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/BPH
  • Bulkamid
  • General Urology
  • Kidney Stones
  • Overactive Bladder (OAB)
  • Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL)
  • Tubeless PCNL
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • UroLift
  • Vasectomy

Education and Achievements

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, B.E., Civil Engineering
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, Doctor of Medicine
University of Maryland Medical Center, internship, surgery
University of Maryland Medical Center, residency, urology
Honors & Awards
Axonics Center of Excellence
Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctor, 2016, 2017, 2018
American Board of Urology
American Urological Association Society of Women in Urology Montgomery County Medical Society

Office Locations


Champlain Building, 6410 Rockledge Dr., Suite #503, Bethesda, Maryland 20817, United States
What Patients are Saying About Dr. Sterling

“Dr. Sterling is thorough and listens, which is so important.”

“Dr. Sterling. She is an excellent doctor. She takes time to listen to the patient's concerns and is very compassionate and understanding. I could not be more pleased with her.”

“Dr. Sterling is excellent. She is incredibly knowledgeable and has a great bed side manner. She is very caring and understanding.”


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