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At the Urogynecology Center of Northern Virginia, Dr. Maria Canter and her staff offer a safe and supportive environment for treating women’s intimate health. Dr. Canter has served women in the Northern Virginia area for over 12 years by providing surgical and nonsurgical solutions to treat urinary incontinence, vaginal prolapse, fecal incontinence and sexual dysfunction in women.


Dr. Canter is board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Obstetrics and Gynecology. She was one of the first surgeons in the country to be boarded with both specialties. Dr. Canter works with each individual patient and customizes treatment plans for their specific needs. She focuses on improving her patients’ quality of life by using minimally-invasive techniques.

Dr. Canter was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up just outside of the city. She attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed a residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Georgetown University Medical Center graduating with the Minimally Invasive Endoscopy Award. A three-year fellowship ensued in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. While in fellowship, she received awards for Academic Achievement, Clinical Investigation and the prestigious American Urogynecology Society June Allyson Award for research in urine proteomics.

Dr. Maria Canter opened Urogynecology Center NoVa in May 2016. However, Dr. Canter has been in practice in Northern Virginia for over 10 years and is proud to say she loves what she does. When asked what attracted her to this field, she replies,

“I have the privilege to take care of women. I get to build a rapport with my patients, renew confidence and restore quality of life in women who usually take care of everyone else.”


Nina Moneymaker, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC

Nina Moneymaker is a native of San Francisco, CA. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008, after receiving her Associate of Science in Nursing from Monterey Peninsula College. She went on to earn a Master of Science in Nursing from Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions in 2017. She also holds a degree in Cultural Anthropology and Art History from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

As a Registered Nurse for 16 years, she served her communities in Monterey, CA, Norfolk, VA, and the great Capital of Washington, DC. Nina’s nursing experience includes working in acute care orthopedic and cardiac settings.

As a Woman’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner, Nina began her career focusing on providing health care to underserved communities. Her first year, she worked for the Virginia Department of Health/Three Rivers Health District, providing gynecological, reproductive, and family planning care to five farming communities. She then spent the next three years with Planned Parenthood in both Washington, DC, and Monterey, CA, where she primarily treated patients with gynecological and family planning concerns.

Nina joined Dr. Canter at the Urogynecology Center of Northern Virginia, in July of 2021. She has a professional, caring, and empathetic demeanor with her patients, which allows them to feel comfortable discussing symptoms related to incontinence, pelvic prolapse, and pelvic pain. Nina has a particular clinical interest in pessaries to help treat pelvic prolapse. She values building trusting and caring relationships with her patients and enjoys teaching her patients about ways to achieve optimal urologic and gynecologic health.

Nina is a member of the American Urogynecology Society, Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health and the Association of Woman’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses.

Outside of work, Nina enjoys gardening, hiking, and spending time with her husband and dog.