Calendar of Events

Jun
6
Wed
2018
Morbidity & Mortality – Drs. Deveneau & Hoelzle @ Columbia St. Mary’s – Water Tower Medical Commons Conference Room
Jun 6 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Grand Rounds: Chief Lectures @ Columbia St. Mary’s – Water Tower Medical Commons Conference Room
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Jun
13
Wed
2018
Morbidity & Mortality (GYN) – Tim Klatt, MD @ MCW HUB - A1015/A1035
Jun 13 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Grand Rounds: “Updates in Gyn Onc” – Erin Bishop, MD @ MCW – HUB A1015/A1035
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Jun
20
Wed
2018
2018 Resident Research & Alumni Day @ Medical College of Wisconsin - Alumni Center
Jun 20 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

Resident Research and Alumni Day is an annual event in which residents present their research results within their residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. We invite our Obstetrics and Gynecology alumni to attend this significant day to support our current residents.

The Roland S. Cron Lectureship

Guest Speaker

Richard Legro, MD – “Preconception Interventions in Infertile Women: Do They Work?”
Interim Chair and Vice Chair of Research, Penn State Health Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Public Health Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine

About Dr. Legro

Dr. Richard S. Legro is Professor and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Penn State University College of Medicine in Hershey, PA and Co-Director of the Hub Resource Capacity Core at the Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

His research and clinical practice are primarily focused on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) – diagnosis, treatment, and genetic/environmental causes as well as on improving infertility diagnosis and treatment. He has been continuously funded by the NIH for over twenty years as a principal investigator. He has designed and led multiple multi-center trials in the U.S. and China that have appeared in high impact journals. These trials have broadened the scope of infertility trials from stopping when the patient conceives to follow mothers and fetus up and through live birth and to capture all treatment and pregnancy-related adverse events in mother and infant. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles in medical journals. He has been elected and served as a member of the Executive Board and Chair of the Publications Committee of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and is currently Secretary-Treasurer of the Endocrine Society.

He serves as a subspecialty board oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is an Associate Editor for Fertility and Sterility and Human Reproduction Update and the Co-Editor in Chief of Seminars in Reproductive Medicine. He has consulted for the NIH, the FDA, the WHO, and been selected for the Thousand Talents Program in China. He has received many awards including as Best and Top Doctor, has been inducted as a Fellow Ad Eundem to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in the UK and received the 2017 Excellence in Clinical Research Award from the FUNDACIÓN IVI in Spain.


Learn More about Resident Research and Alumni Day

Jun
27
Wed
2018
Morbidity & Mortality (OB) – Kate Dielentheis, MD @ MCW HUB - A1015/A1035
Jun 27 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
“Induction of Labor” – Garrett Fitzgerald, MD @ MCW HUB - A1015/A1035
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Jul
11
Wed
2018
Morbidity & Mortality (GYN) – Erin Bishop, MD @ MCW Delfs Conference Room 252
Jul 11 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Faculty Grand Rounds: “Prompting Well-Being and Reducing Burnout” – Cassie Ferguson, MD @ MCW Delfs Conference Room 252
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Catherine Ferguson, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Kern Institute for Transformation of Medical Education
Director of the Quality and Patient Safety Pathway for MCW Medical Students

Resident Simulation: Suture Workshop @ MCW HRC (1st floor) – Room 1210
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Jul
18
Wed
2018
Morbidity & Mortality (OB/GYN) – Matt Lee, MD @ Ascension | St. Joseph – Klieger Auditorium
Jul 18 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Grand Rounds: Targeted Therapy in Ovarian Cancer” – Bradley Monk, MD, FACOG, FACS @ Ascension | St. Joseph – Klieger Auditorium
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Bootcamp Lectures: Induction of Labor – Miriam Murray, MD @ Ascension | St. Joseph – Klieger Auditorium
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am
Bootcamp Lectures: FHR Monitoring and Triage – Rachael Persons, MD @ Ascension | St. Joseph – Klieger Auditorium
Jul 18 @ 10:20 am – 10:40 am
Bootcamp Lectures: Postpartum Issues – Sarah De Cicco, MD @ Ascension | St. Joseph – Klieger Auditorium
Jul 18 @ 10:40 am – 11:00 am
Jul
25
Wed
2018
Morbidity & Mortality (OB) – Kate Dielentheis, MD @ MCW HUB - A1015/A1035
Jul 25 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Grand Rounds: “Coding and Compliance” – Elizabeth Keltner, CPC, CHCA @ MCW HUB - A1015/A1035
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Bootcamp Lectures: Preterm Labor/PPROM – Kate Dielentheis, MD @ MCW HUB - A1015/A1035
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am
Bootcamp Lectures: Irene Lewnard, MD @ MCW HUB - A1015/A1035
Jul 25 @ 10:20 am – 10:40 am
Bootcamp Lectures: HTN – Katherine Miller, MD @ MCW HUB - A1015/A1035
Jul 25 @ 10:40 am – 11:00 am
Aug
8
Wed
2018
Morbidity & Mortality (GYN) – Paul Lemen, MD @ MCW HUB - A1015/A1035
Aug 8 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Grand Rounds: Neonatal Circumcision – Elizabeth Roth, MD (Department of Urologic Surgery, Pediatrics) @ MCW HUB - A1015/A1035
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Resident Session: Behavioral Health – Rebecca Bauer, MD (Department of Psychiatry) @ MCW HUB - A1015/A1035
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Aug
15
Wed
2018
AIDET Lecture @ Ascension | St. Joseph – Klieger Auditorium
Aug 15 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
Bootcamp Lectures: PPH – Grace Miller, MD @ Ascension | St. Joseph – Klieger Auditorium
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am
Bootcamp Lectures: Routine GYN Visit – Megan Heinlein, MD @ Ascension | St. Joseph – Klieger Auditorium
Aug 15 @ 10:20 am – 10:40 am
Bootcamp Lectures: Pelvic Mass/Ovarian Cyst – Stas Miaskowski, MD @ Ascension | St. Joseph – Klieger Auditorium
Aug 15 @ 10:40 am – 11:00 am
Aug
22
Wed
2018
Morbidity & Mortality (OB) – Tim Klatt, MD @ MCW HUB - A1015/A1035
Aug 22 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Faculty Grand Rounds: Health Case Disparities Panel Discussion @ MCW HUB - A1015/A1035
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Resident Simulation: Family Planning @ MCW HUB 5520
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Aug
29
Wed
2018
Morbidity & Mortality (OFFICE) – Paul Lemen, MD and Julianne Newcomer, MD @ MCW HUB - A1015/A1035
Aug 29 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
R2 Peer Review Presentation of Methods @ MCW HUB - A1015/A1035
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Sep
5
Wed
2018
Morbidity & Mortality – Kathleen Trebian, MD @ Columbia St. Mary’s – Water Tower Medical Commons Conference Room
Sep 5 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
“Beyond the Blood Clot: Venous Thromboembolism and Inherited Thrombophilias in Pregnancy” – Megan Heinlein, MD @ Columbia St. Mary’s – Water Tower Medical Commons Conference Room
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
“Prenatal Care” – Jonathan Berkoff, MD @ Columbia St. Mary’s – Water Tower Medical Commons Conference Room
Sep 5 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am
Resident Meeting @ Columbia St. Mary’s – Water Tower Medical Commons Conference Room
Sep 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Sep
12
Wed
2018
Morbidity & Mortality (GYN) – Michael Lund, MD @ Froedtert Hospital – Delfs/Klieger Conference Room
Sep 12 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
2018 Annual Sterner Lecture for Fetal Medicine @ CHW Briggs & Stratton Auditorium
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Featured Speaker: Rodrigo Ruano, MD, PhD – “Fetoscopic Regenerative Therapy for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia at Mayo Clinic”

Rodrigo Ruano, MD, PhD

Senior Associate Consultant
Chair, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Physiology & Biomedical Engineering
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

His medical degree was from Medical School of University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (1992-1997). He completed his residency Hospital das Clinicas Medical School of University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (1998-2001). Additional training included a Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades, AP-HP, Université de Paris V, Paris, France (2001-2003) and Fetal Surgery fellowship at Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-em-Yvelines, France (2003-2004). He concluded his PhD thesis “Evaluation of lung volumes by 3D-ultrasonography in fetuses with diaphragmatic hernia congenital isolation” at Medical School of University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil in 2005.

Dr. Ruano has authored over 170 peer-reviewed articles (PUBMED) and 50 book chapters pertaining to maternal-fetal medicine, prenatal detection of congenital anomalies, 3D/4D fetal ultrasonography, and fetal surgery.

Dr. Ruano focuses his clinical efforts on developing and investigating new minimally invasive fetal therapies such as fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion (FETO) for congenital diaphragmatic hernia, fetal cystoscopy for fetal bladder obstruction and fetoscopic laser ablation for twin-twin transfusion syndrome.

Feedback Session @ CHW Briggs & Stratton Auditorium
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Sep
19
Wed
2018
Morbidity & Mortality (OB/GYN) – Matt Lee, MD @ Ascension | St. Joseph – Klieger Auditorium
Sep 19 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Grand Rounds: “Behavioral Health” – Abbey Kruper, PsyD; Kristina Kaljo, PhD @ Ascension | St. Joseph – Klieger Auditorium
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Resident Session: Professionalism Lecture – Jessica Francis, MD @ Ascension | St. Joseph – Klieger Auditorium
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Sep
26
Wed
2018
Morbidity & Mortality (OB) – Amy Domeyer-Klenske, MD @ MCW – HUB A1015/1035
Sep 26 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Grand Rounds: “Cancer and Prenatal Genetics” – Jenny Geurts, MS, CGC & Allison Tomsen, MS, CGC @ MCW – HUB A1015/1035
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Resident Session: Professionalism Lecture @ MCW – HUB A1015/1035
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Oct
3
Wed
2018
Morbidity & Mortality – Allison Ring, MD @ Columbia St. Mary’s – Water Tower Medical Commons Conference Room
Oct 3 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
“The Menstrual Cycle” – Sarah De Cicco, MD @ Columbia St. Mary’s – Water Tower Medical Commons Conference Room
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
“Maximizing Natural Contraception” – Grace Janik, MD @ Columbia St. Mary’s – Water Tower Medical Commons Conference Room
Oct 3 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am
Resident Session: Resident Wellness @ Columbia St. Mary’s – Water Tower Medical Commons Conference Room
Oct 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Oct
10
Wed
2018
Morbidity & Mortality (GYN) – Seema Menon, MD @ MCW HRC Auditorium
Oct 10 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
2018 E. James Aiman Lecture @ Medical College of Wisconsin - HRC Auditorium
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Featured Speaker: Lee A. Learman, MD, PhD – Alternatives to Hysterectomy for Noncancerous Uterine Conditions: What does the evidence tell us?

Lee A. Learman, MD, PhD

Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Academic Affairs
Designated Institutional Official
Professor of Integrated Medical Science, Division of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University

About Dr. Learman

Lee A. Learman, MD, PhD, has been Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Academic Affairs since October 12, 2015 at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University (FAU). He is the Designated Institutional Official who is responsible for all residency and fellowship programs sponsored by the college as well as the recruitment of founding program directors for planned GME programs. The Academic Affairs role will comprise development and execution of College’s faculty development strategy, leadership for medical education scholarship and ongoing accreditation with LCME standards.

Dr. Learman comes to FAU from Indiana University, where he has served as the Clarence E. Ehrlich Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2008. He received his MD and a PhD in Social Psychology at Harvard Medical School in a program supported by the MacArthur Foundation to create a cadre of physician-social scientists in academic medicine. After completing his OBGYN residency at UCLA, Learman spent 14 years on the faculty at the UC San Francisco, where he was a Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, OBGYN Residency Program Director, Director of Curricular Affairs for the Office of Graduate Medical Education, and Chair of the Scholarship Committee for the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators.

Dr. Learman is engaged in a variety of national service roles. He is an oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a former member of the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a former member of the USMLE Management Committee. He serves as faculty, advisor and Advisory Committee Chair for a national faculty development program in OBGYN – the APGO Academic Scholars and Leaders Program, and is the past Chair of the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is President of the Society of Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Learman is the author of over 70 peer-reviewed publications including several contributions to the AAMC MedEdPORTAL. His scholarly work spans topics in gynecology, obstetrics and medical education including curriculum development and evaluation, learner assessment, and professionalism in the learning environment. He provides peer review service to over 15 journals including Academic Medicine, has served on the editorial board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and is Editor-in-Chief (Gynecology) of the Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey.

Learn more about the E. James Aiman, MD, Endowed Lectureship

Resident Wellness – Lee Learman, MD @ MCW HRC Auditorium
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Oct
17
Wed
2018
Resident Interview Day @ Froedtert Hospital – Delfs/Klieger Conference Room
Oct 17 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Oct
24
Wed
2018
Resident Interview Day @ Froedtert Hospital – Delfs/Klieger Conference Room
Oct 24 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Oct
27
Sat
2018
Resident Interview Day @ Froedtert Hospital – Delfs/Klieger Conference Room
Oct 27 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Oct
31
Wed
2018
Morbidity & Mortality (office) – Julianne Newcomer, MD / Paul Lemen, MD @ MCW – Pathology Conference Room
Oct 31 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Grand Rounds: “Endometriosis” – Ben Beran, MD @ MCW – Pathology Conference Room
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Resident Journal Club @ MCW – Pathology Conference Room
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Nov
3
Sat
2018
Resident Interview Day @ Froedtert Hospital – Delfs/Klieger Conference Room
Nov 3 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Nov
7
Wed
2018
Morbidity & Mortality – Dr. Jennifer Moralez @ Columbia St. Mary’s – Water Tower Medical Commons Conference Room
Nov 7 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
“Antibiotics on L&D and Recent Updates” – Dr. Irene Lewnard @ Columbia St. Mary’s – Water Tower Medical Commons Conference Room
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
All Resident Meeting – Dr. Paul Lemen @ Columbia St. Mary’s – Water Tower Medical Commons Conference Room
Nov 7 @ 6:12 pm – 7:12 pm
Nov
14
Wed
2018
Morbidity & Mortality (OB) – Dr. Raj Narayan @ MCW – HUB 1015/1035
Nov 14 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Grand Rounds: “Preparing for Children’s ED: Prepubertal Vaginal Bleeding” – Dr. Seema Menon @ MCW – HUB 1015/1035
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Resident Session: Professionalism @ MCW – HUB 1015/1035
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Nov
17
Sat
2018
Resident Interview Day @ Froedtert Hospital – Delfs/Klieger Conference Room
Nov 17 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Nov
28
Wed
2018
Resident Interview Day @ Froedtert Hospital – Delfs/Klieger Conference Room
Nov 28 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dec
5
Wed
2018
Resident Interview Day @ Froedtert Hospital – Delfs/Klieger Conference Room
Dec 5 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dec
12
Wed
2018
Faculty Grand Rounds: “Scholarly Writing Panel” with Drs. Hershel Raff and Carol Williams @ MCW – HUB 1015/1035
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Resident Simulation: OB @ MCW STAR Center – 2nd floor
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Dec
15
Sat
2018
Resident Interview Day @ Froedtert Hospital – Delfs/Klieger Conference Room
Dec 15 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dec
19
Wed
2018
Morbidity & Mortality (OB/GYN) – Matt Lee, MD @ Ascension St. Joseph’s Hospital – Klieger Auditorium
Dec 19 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Grand Rounds: Ovarian Cancer and Management – Dr. Ali Mahdavi @ Ascension St. Joseph’s Hospital – Klieger Auditorium
Dec 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Jan
2
Wed
2019
Seminar on Obstetrics & Genetics @ Columbia St. Mary’s – Water Tower Medical Commons Conference Room
Jan 2 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am
Jan
9
Wed
2019
GYN M&M moderated by Dr. Domeyer-Klenske @ MCW – HUB 1015/1035
Jan 9 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Faculty Grand Rounds: Choosing When to Advise, Coach, or Mentor with Dr. Karen Marcdante @ MCW – HUB 1015/1035
Jan 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Presented by

Karen J Marcdante, MD

Karen J Marcdante, MD
Professor of Pediatric Critical Care
Director of PCCM Fellowship
Medical College of Wisconsin

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Resident Simulation: Hysteroscopy @ MCW - HUB 7520
Jan 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Jan
16
Wed
2019
No Conference: CREOG Exams
Jan 16 @ 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Jan
23
Wed
2019
OB M&M moderated by Dr. Lund @ MCW – HUB 1015/1035
Jan 23 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Department Grand Rounds: Challenges with Statistical Errors – Dr. Pippa Simpson @ MCW – HUB 1015/1035
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Resident Wellness: class breakout sessions @ MCW – HUB 1015/1035
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Jan
30
Wed
2019
Office M&M moderated by Dr. Newcomer @ MCW – HUB 1015/1035
Jan 30 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Resident – Focused Core Lecture: Primary Amenorrhea Discussion (pt 1) – Dr. Seema Menon (faculty welcome to attend) @ MCW – HUB 1015/1035
Jan 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Resident Journal Club @ MCW – HUB 1015/1035
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
May
29
Wed
2019
2019 Eleanor Delfs Lecture @ MCW HRC Auditorium
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Featured Speaker: Nicholas Illsley, DPhil – “Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition in Trophoblast: a Key Role in Normal and Pathological Pregnancies”

Nicholas P. Illsley, D.Phil

Senior Scientist
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hackensack University Medical Center
Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School

Dr. Illsley moved to Hackensack University Medical Center in 2012, following positions at the U.K. Medical Research Council’s Clinical Research Centre in London, the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California San Francisco and the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His research focuses on the human placenta, its mechanisms of maternal to fetal transport, metabolism and role in the regulation of fetal growth. He has studied diabetic pregnancy, fetal growth restriction, preeclampsia and pregnancies subject to chronic hypoxia. He has published more than 80 articles in scientific journals on these topics. He has been awarded multiple research grants, primarily from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with continuous funding since 1988. Dr. Illsley has been instrumental in developing and promoting the NIH Human Placenta Project, a 10-year effort to devise real-time methods for examining placental function.

Dr. Illsley is a leader in his field, helping to found both the Placenta Association of the Americas for which he served as the first President (2001-2011) and the International Federation of Placenta Associations for which he is completing a five-year term as President. He has served on several journal editorial boards and on the Council of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation and Perinatal Research Society. He was a charter member of the NIH Human Embryology and Development Study Section and continues to serve on multiple NIH study sections, reviewing research in perinatal medicine. Dr. Illsley has now put this experience and expertise to use in a new role, leading investigations for the Center for Abnormal Placentation. In collaboration with Dr. Zamudio and Dr. Al-Khan, he is developing new research to investigate the molecular biology that underlies placental invasion into the uterus in both normal and abnormal pregnancies. He is particularly interested in abnormally invasive placenta (placenta accreta) and preeclampsia.

Learn more about the Eleanor Delfs Lectureship for Pioneers

Sep
11
Wed
2019
2019 Annual Sterner Lecture for Fetal Medicine @ MCW HRC Bolger Auditorium
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Featured Speaker: Stephen P. Emery MD, FACOG – “Ventriculoamniotic Shunting for Fetal Aqueductal Stenosis”

Stephen P. Emery MD, FACOG

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences, Divisions of Ultrasound and Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Director, Center for Innovative Fetal Intervention at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Dr. Emery is the Director of the Center for Innovative Fetal Intervention at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. He is the principal provider of fetal therapy for this geographic region. He is the main instructor on fetal therapy for Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellows, Ob/Gyn residents and medical students. Dr. Emery is the Chair of the Steering Committee of the North American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTNet) and is responsible for its research agenda. He has recently conducted a multinational, multicenter, multidisciplinary study on the treatment of early-stage twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) which was published in a major medical journal and presented ant the 36th International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society (IFMSS) meeting in August of 2016. Dr. Emery is leading an international evidence-based reassessment of ventriculoamniotic shunting for fetal severe hydrocephalus through NAFTNet and IFMSS. His clinical, research and education efforts revolve around fetal therapy.

Sep
25
Wed
2019
2019 E. James Aiman Lecture @ Medical College of Wisconsin - HRC Auditorium
Sep 25 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Featured Speaker: Gregg Nelson, MD, PhD – “ERAS – The New Standard of Surgical Care in Obstetrics & Gynecology”

Gregory S. Nelson, MD, PhD

Professor and Chair, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Calgary, Tom Baker Cancer Centre

About Dr. Nelson

Dr. Gregg Nelson obtained his MD and PhD degrees at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and subsequently continued on to complete his sub-specialization in Gynecologic Oncology at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. He joined the Section of Gynecologic Oncology at TBCC in July 2010, and was the local Gyn Tumour Team lead and Chair of the Provincial Gynecologic Oncology Tumour Team from 2011-2018. He is currently Chair of Gynecologic Oncology and is Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Oncology at the Cumming School of Medicine.

Dr. Nelson’s principal research interests are the development and study of enhanced recovery protocols in cancer surgery and interventions to improve HPV vaccination in First Nations populations. He holds the position of Surgical Lead, ERAS Alberta and he also leads the international group that published the ERAS® Guidelines for Gynecologic/Oncology Surgery. Recently he has been appointed the Secretary of the ERAS® Society Executive Committee based in Sweden. He leads the EHVINA study – Enhancing HPV Vaccination In First Nations Populations in Alberta – a $1,250,000 project funded by Alberta Innovates/Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Fund.

Dr. Nelson has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and has presented numerous times internationally. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer.

Learn more about the E. James Aiman, MD, Endowed Lectureship

May
13
Wed
2020
Professional Development Series – Early Career Financial Planning- Chief School and Faculty Development @ Virtual Invite via Outlook
May 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Professional Development Series - Early Career Financial Planning- Chief School and Faculty Development @ Virtual Invite via Outlook

The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology invites you to our 2019-2020 Professional Development Series: May 13th

We would like to invite you to a joint session for our graduating chiefs and early physician/faculty on financial planning in the early physician career. 2 financial advisors from the Fortress Planning Group have donated their time to provide a session on financial planning for the early-career physician and will have time to answer questions. I hope you’ll join us! Concomitant educational sessions will be recorded.

May
20
Wed
2020
Professional Development Series – Faculty Promotional Portfolio – Jennifer Apps, PhD, May 20th @ Virtual Invite via Outlook
May 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology invites you to our 2019-2020 Professional Development Series: May 20th

Guest Speaker:

Jennifer Apps, PhD
Assistant Dean of Faculty Affairs
Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Please join us for a session with Dr. Jennifer Apps on portfolio creation and development for promotion. This session will review the current state of the professional portfolio at MCW. Please come prepared to make some notes as we explore existing tools you can utilize to support your own portfolio creation. You will be able to begin outlining your plan for creating and managing your portfolio.

Nov
18
Wed
2020
Professional Development Series – Can We Talk? Emotionally Intelligent Feedback Conversations – Natalie Fleury, JD , November 18th @ Virtual Invite via Outlook
Nov 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology invites you to our 2020-2021 Professional Development Series

Guest Speaker:

Natalie Fleury, JD
Ombuds Office

Please join us for a session with Natalie Fleury, JD from the Ombuds office talking to us about Emotionally Intelligent Feedback Conversations.

Sep
29
Wed
2021
Professional Development Series – “Turning your Scholarly Activity into Academic Currency” – Jillian Theobald, MD, PhD , September 29th @ Virtual Invite via Outlook
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology invites you to our 2021-2022 Professional Development Series

Guest Speaker:

Jillian Theobald, MD, PhD
Associate Professor and Medical Toxicology
Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin

Jillian Theobald, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is the Medical Director of the Adult Translational Research Unit in the Clinical & Translational Science Institute and the Associate Medical Director of the Wisconsin Poison Center. She is the scholarship lead for the Women’s Faculty Council in the department of EM.

She is going to introduce you to how the women in the Department of EM have worked together to increase their scholarly activity and academic currency through monthly meetings, small writing work groups and a vital project dashboard.

Oct
21
Thu
2021
Professionalism Week 2021: Navigating Pandexit – Rebounding from Individual and Collective Challenges @ Virtual Event (register below)
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Professionalism Week 2021: Navigating Pandexit - Rebounding from Individual and Collective Challenges @ Virtual Event (register below)

Please join us as we discuss how groups can successfully navigate collective trauma with the COVID-19 pandemic as a model. It is how we cultivate resilience as a group, foster communication and individually and collectively recover and grow that determines whether an initial trauma will cause additional fall out. We propose to review some best practices for how to collectively navigate “pandexit” or recovery from any traumatic or stressful situation that affects a large group of people. In this session, we will discuss individual and group tools for resilience, go over acute and chronic reactions to trauma and discuss how leadership can steer groups of people into recovery.

Speakers:

      Kate Dielentheis, MD, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology
      Kristy Graettinger, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology
      Abbey Kruper, PsyD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry and behavioral medicine

Jan
19
Wed
2022
Professional Development Series – “Psychological Safety – An Essential Ingredient for Teamwork” – Martin Muntz, MD, FACP, January 19th @ Virtual Invite via Outlook
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology invites you to our 2021-2022 Professional Development Series

Guest Speaker:

Martin Muntz, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine, Curriculum Pillar Director – Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education, Vice-Chair for Faculty Development – Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Dr. Muntz oversees several avenues of Kern Institute work relating to “what and how” students learn in medical school, including topics like interprofessional education, communication skills, clinical reasoning, and leadership skills, as well as tools such as learning communities, reflection, and narrative writing. He also is dedicated to increasing transparency and facilitating culture change in the clinical learning environment, as well as exploring innovative curricular models and schedules.

Jan
26
Wed
2022
Babbette LaMarca, PhD, University of Mississippi Medical Center- to present “The Importance of T and B Lymphocytes in Causing Pathophysiology of Preeclampsia” Jan 26th @ Virtual
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Babbette LaMarca, PhD, University of Mississippi Medical Center- to present "The Importance of T and B Lymphocytes in Causing Pathophysiology of Preeclampsia” Jan 26th @ Virtual

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Dr. LaMarca is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pharmacology / Toxicology.

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Babbette LaMarca, PhD

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They have a strong translational research component with their tight collaborations with the Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) Division in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. Dr. LaMarca has served as MFM Thesis Director since 2006. Through this collaboration, they obtain human tissues to study alterations in genes and/or proteins in response to low oxygen environment or placental ischemia. Furthermore, they examine how novel therapeutics may provide an avenue for treatment in preeclamptic women by modulating specific immunopharmacological pathways that play a role in causing hypertension during pregnancy.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern”][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Mar
9
Wed
2022
2022 Eleanor Delfs Lecture: “Biomarkers of Reproductive Potential” – Dr. Anne Steiner @ MCW Bolger Auditorium (if on campus). Or via Zoom
Mar 9 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

After 2 years, we are excited to commence our Endowed Lectureships this year!

Featured Speaker: Anne Steiner, MD, MPH – “Biomarkers of Reproductive Potential”

Editor in Chief
F&S Reviews – an ASRM journal that publishes both systematic and comprehensive, authoritative review articles spanning reproductive medicine or science.

Dr. Steiner is nationally recognized as an infertility specialist and reproductive epidemiologist. She received her MPH from the University of North Carolina (UNC), in 2003. Her MD degree was awarded magna cum laude from Emory University School of Medicine in 1998. She then completed both her internship and residency in OBGYN at UNC and fellowship in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI) at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She joined UNC as a Women’s Reproductive Health Scholar in 2006 and has remained continually funded by the NIH since (R21, R01, U10 grants). Dr. Steiner was then appointed as the new Chief of the Division of REI at Duke University School of Medicine in 2018.
Her research focuses on reproductive aging, antimüllerian hormone (AMH), and predictors of fertility and infertility and fecundity. She completed Time to Conceive, a prospective, time-to-pregnancy cohort study, which enrolled over 750 women ages 30-44. The results of this study, published last year in JAMA and featured in the New York Times and Forbes, and on NPR and CNN, demonstrated that biomarkers of ovarian reserve are not predictors of reproductive potential in the general population, debunking anti-mullerian hormone as a “female fertility test.”  Dr. Steiner also serves as the Editor-in-Chief for F&S Reviews, an ASRM journal that publishes both systematic and comprehensive, authoritative review articles spanning reproductive medicine or science.

Register via Zoom

Learn more about the Eleanor Delfs Lectureship for Pioneers

Jun
8
Wed
2022
2022 E. James Aiman Lecture @ Medical College of Wisconsin - Kerrigan Auditorium
Jun 8 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Featured Speaker: AnnaMarie Connolly, MD, FACOG – “We Can All Agree: No One Starts the Day Wanting to Do a Bad Job – Getting to Our Best Days Through Critical Thinking, Feedback, and Innovation”

Chief of Education and Academic Affairs for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

About Dr. Connolly

Dr. Connolly obtained her MD from Tufts University. After completing her residency in OBGYN at the University of North Carolina (UNC), she worked as a specialist in private practice for 2 years. She then returned to UNC and completed a fellowship in Urogynecology/Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery. Dr. Connolly continued her career at UNC where she was named the Annie Louise Wilkerson, MD ’36 Distinguished Professor, served as the Obstetrics and Gynecology clerkship director for 7 years, Residency Program Director for 11 years, the Fellowship Program Director for the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship for 4 years and was also the Vice Chair for Education in the department of OBGYN. She is now the chief of education and academic affairs of ACOG.

While her clinical experience focused on urogynecology, her primary academic interests include medical education and the effect of childbirth on the pelvic floor. She has published original research on educational and clinical programming and tool development.

Her commitment to clinical practice and medical education has been recognized by the UNC School of Medicine. This includes her Directorship of the UNC Teaching Scholars Program for the past 13 years. Dr. Connolly has been honored for her educational efforts with multiple awards throughout her career at UNC. She is nationally recognized for her leadership in medical education.

Learn more about the E. James Aiman, MD, Endowed Lectureship

Oct
12
Wed
2022
2022 E. James Aiman Lecture: Isabel C. Green, MD, MEHP @ Medical College of Wisconsin - Alumni Center. Zoom available
Oct 12 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Featured Speaker: Isabel C. Green, MD, MEHP

“Not Just SIM-antics: Maximizing Simulation for Surgical Skills”

About Dr. Green

Dr. Green completed her Obstetrics & Gynecology residency at John Hopkins University and fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Georgetown University-MedStar. She serves as the Associate Program Director for the OB/GYN residency program at Mayo Clinic and directs a transition to residency course in the Mayo Medical School. She is also the Fellowship Director for Minimally Invasive Gynecology and a consultant of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Gynecology at Mayo Clinic.

Her practice interests are in office hysteroscopy and also the management of abnormal uterine bleeding, cervical dysplasia and chronic pelvic pain. Since residency she has been engaged in undergraduate and graduate medical education, with a focus in surgical education. In 2017 she completed a Masters of Education in the Health Professions from Johns Hopkins University.

Register via Zoom

Learn more about the E. James Aiman, MD, Endowed Lectureship