Calendar of Events

Jun
19
Wed
2013
2013 Resident Research & Alumni Day @ Discovery Classroom | Medical Education Building, Medical College of Wisconsin
Jun 19 @ 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm
2013 Resident Research & Alumni Day @ Discovery Classroom | Medical Education Building, Medical College of Wisconsin | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Resident Research and Alumni Day is an annual event in which housestaff present their research results within their residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

A guest speaker for the Roland S. Cron Lectureship is invited to present each year. We invite our Obstetrics and Gynecology alumni to attend this significant day to support our current residents.

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Mar
26
Wed
2014
Sterner Lecture for Fetal Medicine: “Fetal Cardiac Therapy: Can We Treat Cardiovascular Conditions Before Birth?” – Jack Rychik, MD @ Alumni Center | Medical Education Building, Medical College of Wisconsin
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jun
25
Wed
2014
2014 Resident Research & Alumni Day @ Alumni Center | Medical Education Building, Medical College of Wisconsin
Jun 25 @ 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Resident Research and Alumni Day is an annual event in which housestaff 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.

Agenda

TimeActivity
7:30amREGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
7:45amWELCOME
8:00amBenjamin Beran, R3
“Behavioral Interviewing”
Mentor: Paul Lemen, MD
8:15amJessica Greenblatt, R4
“Decision Making and Mode of Pregnancy Termination”
Mentor: Suzanne Walczak, MD
8:30amElizabeth Hopp, R2
“Lymphedema in Endometrial Cancer”
Mentor: Denise Uyar, MD
8:45amCaitlin McCarthy, R3
“Anti-Mullerian Hormone Levels in Predicting IUI Cycle Success”
Mentor: Estil Strawn, MD
9:00amMegan Mietelski, R4
“Threshold for Defining Subclinical Hypothyroidism and its Influence on in Vitro Fertilization Pregnancy and Live Birth Rates”
Mentor: Estil Strawn, MD
9:15amShirley Hinshaw, R3
“Endometrial Carcinoma: the effect of surgical technique in the morbidly obese”
Mentor: William Bradley, MD
9:30amBREAK
9:45amJacinda Hunter, R3
“Perspectives of Specialty Providers on Teratogenic Risk Counseling”
Mentor: Suzanne Walczak, MD
10:00amCara Leppellere, R4
“Specifics Why Pregnant Women Decline Vaccination Against Influenza”
Mentor: Timothy Klatt, MD
10:15amMegan Foeller, R2
“Are Adverse Neonate Outcomes in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Twin Gestations Decreased Compared with Nondiabetic Twins?”
Mentor: Meredith Cruz, MD
10:30amCheryl Czapla, R3
“LEEP and the Active Phase of Labor”
Mentor: Mary Burke, MD
10:45amBREAK
11:00amThe Roland S. Cron Lecture:
Alan H. DeCherney, MD
“Translational Science in Reproductive Medicine”
12:00pmLUNCH

The Roland S. Cron Lectureship

Guest Speaker

Alan Hersh DeCherney, MD

Alan Hersh DeCherney, MD

Alan Hersh DeCherney, MD
Head
Program in Reproductive and Adult Endocrinology/Reproductive Biology and Medicine Branch
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

About Dr. DeCherney
He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania where he served on the Board of Trustees from 2006-2010. His Medical Degree is from Temple University School of Medicine where he was AOA and awarded the Henry Laughlin Alumnus of the Year Award in 2005.

He also holds an honorary Master of Arts Degree from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He did a research fellowship in Immunology at the Lister Institute in London, England; his internship in Medicine was at the University of Pittsburgh, followed by a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Jun
24
Wed
2015
2015 Resident Research & Alumni Day @ Medical College of Wisconsin - Alumni Center
Jun 24 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

Resident Research and Alumni Day is an annual event in which housestaff 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

Ira Bernstein, M.D.

Ira Bernstein, M.D.

Guest Speaker

Ira M. Bernstein, MD – “Preeclampsia: Not Just a Disease of Pregnancy”
Senior Associate Dean for Research, College of Medicine
John Van Sicklen Maeck Professor and Chair
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

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Sep
23
Wed
2015
2015 Annual Sterner Lecture for Fetal Medicine @ Medical College of Wisconsin - Alumni Center
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Featured Speaker: Foong-Yen Lim, MD – “Amnioport…Cincinnati Fetal Center Experience”

Foong-Yen Lim, MD

Foong-Yen Lim, MD

Associate Professor; Surgical Director, Cincinnati Fetal Center
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Foong-Yen Lim, MD, a pediatric and fetal surgeon, leads the Fetal Team as the Surgical Director of the Cincinnati Fetal Center (CFC). He has performed more than 500 fetoscopic procedures and various open fetal surgeries at CFC. Besides his leadership role locally, he currently serves on the Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Committee of the American Pediatric Surgical Association; and Board of Directors of the North American Fetal Therapy (NAFTNet). He also served as the Program Director of the 30th Annual International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society (IFMSS) Conference.

Dr. Lim continues to expand his expertise in Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery with an emphasis on congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH); congenital lung lesions such as congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM) and bronchopulmonary sequestration (BPS); congenital high airway obstruction syndrome (CHAOS); and congenital tumors including giant cervical teratoma, and sacrococcygeal teratoma. In addition to serving as one of the attending physicians on the CDH Team that is dedicated to the care and management of all CDH patients, he is leading the clinical and research projects related to CDH and congenital lung lesions at Cincinnati.

Dr. Lim leads the Cincinnati Fetal Center Perinatal Research Group in clinical research with currently over thirty active IRB protocols. Together with the staff in Cincinnati Fetal Center, we are building a comprehensive data base for all of our patients to facilitate outcomes report and study. At Cincinnati Children’s, Dr. Lim collaborates with physicians and researchers at the Perinatal Institute, The Heart Institute, Division of Pulmonary Biology, Division of Radiology, Division of Otolaryngology, Division of Anesthesia, Division of Urology, and the Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery in various projects. The Cincinnati Fetal Center is also collaborating with physicians and researchers at the University Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital in various projects. We also have robust involvement in multicenter trials, registries and projects such as International Stage I TTTS Trial, International Prenatal Tracheal Occlusion Trial for Severe CDH, DHREAMS (Diaphragmatic Hernia Research & Exploration; Advancing Molecular Science) study (NIH grant HD057036), International CDH Registry, North America registry for pregnancies complicated by prenatally diagnosed lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO) with normal amniotic fluid volume, and NAFTNet-sponsor projects including “Natural history of Stage I Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome” and “Delivery indications for TTTS after laser ablation”; just to name a few.
Innovation of prenatal diagnosis and in utero treatment are the mainstay of the Lim lab. The ability to diagnose congenital conditions prior to birth has led to an opportunity to understand the natural history of these processes and provide antenatal therapy to prevent devastating morbidities and even death. While much of our focus is on risk stratification using prenatal evaluations and the development of prognostic indicators, we are also actively investigating the role of prenatal biomarkers that may provide insight into the development and progression of these fetal anomalies. The advancement and innovation of operative techniques can then be performed in animal models with translation into patient use.

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Jun
22
Wed
2016
2016 Resident Research & Alumni Day @ Medical College of Wisconsin - Alumni Center
Jun 22 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

Resident Research and Alumni Day is an annual event in which housestaff 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 – “Hereditary Ovarian Cancer, an Opportunity to Save Lives”

elizabeth-swisher-research-day-2016

Guest Speaker

Elizabeth M Swisher, MD
Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Genetics
University of Washington School of Medicine
Director, Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention Program at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Dr. Swisher earned a B.S. from Yale University and received her M.D. from the University of California at San Diego. She completed her residency at the University of Washington in Ob/Gyn and a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Washington University St Louis. She returned to the University of Washington to join the faculty in 1999 and has been here since that time. Both her clinical and laboratory work focus on cancer genetics. Dr. Swisher has published extensively on the genetics and therapy of ovarian cancer and has received numerous national awards including a Sidney Kimmel Award, the CREOG National Teaching Award, the GCF Margaret Greenfield/Carmel Cohen, MD Excellence in Ovarian Cancer Research Prize, and the OCNA Rosalind Franklin Award for Ovarian Cancer Research. She has received many research grants from the NIH, the DoD Ovarian Cancer Research Program, the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, the V Foundation, The Mary Kay Foundation, the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research, and others. She is the co-leader of the first Stand Up to Cancer/AACR ovarian Cancer Dream team. She is also the co-leader of an international clinical trial and has been the principal investigator.

Dr. Swisher has served many national and international cancer organizations including the American Society of Clinical Oncology (education), the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (elected council member), the Foundation for Gynecologic Oncology (elected board member), NRG Oncology (Translational Science committee), the American Association of Cancer Research (awards committee), and others.

Dr. Swisher is board certified in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics and gynecology.


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Sep
14
Wed
2016
2016 Annual Sterner Lecture for Fetal Medicine @ CHW Briggs & Stratton Auditorium
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Featured Speaker: ANTHONY JOHNSON, DO – “Update in Fetal Intervention”

Anthony Johnson, DO

Anthony Johnson, DO

Professor, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and in the Department of Pediatric Surgery
The John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center
Co-director, The Fetal Center
Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital

Dr. Anthony Johnson is an internationally renowned specialist in maternal-fetal medicine (MFM). He has performed more than 300 laser ablation procedures in the treatment of severe twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, and has extensive experience with other fetoscopic-based and needle guided in utero procedures.

He received his medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia, and subsequently completed his fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia and a fellowship in medical genetics at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He later served as the director of the Fetal Intervention Program in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at North Carolina Women’s Hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina prior to relocating to Houston in 2006.

Dr. Johnson joined the The Fetal Center, affiliated with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, in 2011 as co-director. Prior to joining the team, he was a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery and the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He was also one of the senior MFM physicians as part of the Texas Children’s Fetal Center team.

He has served as director of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s Special Interest Group in Maternal-Fetal Surgery and Special Interest Group in Genetics. He is an examiner on the Maternal Fetal Medicine Subspecialty Committee of the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and on the Medical Advisory Board of the Fetal Health Foundation.

Dr. Johnson was a reviewer of the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), which sponsored the Management of Myelomeningocele Study (MOMS), that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2011. Dr. Johnson’s specialty interests include:

Complicated Monochorionic Multifetal pregnancies Twin-Twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS)
Selective fetal growth restriction (SIUGR)
Other fetoscopic-based and needle guided in utero procedures including:
– Laser for TTTS
– Tracheal occlusion for diaphragmatic hernia
– Vesico-amniotic and pleura-amniotic shunts

Jun
21
Wed
2017
2017 Resident Research & Alumni Day @ Medical College of Wisconsin - Alumni Center
Jun 21 @ 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

Michelle A Kominiarek, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Dr. Michelle Kominiarek, MD MS is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and an Associate Professor in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Kominiarek is nationally known for her expertise in pregnancies complicated by obesity and pregnancies that occur after bariatric surgery. Her clinical and research interests also relate to women’s health outcomes such as labor progress, anticoagulation during pregnancy, hypertension in pregnancy, and obstetrical hemorrhage. She is an active member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Dr. Kominiarek strives to provide patients and their families with an excellent prenatal care and delivery experience that focuses on patient education and empowerment and often involves a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach with other clinicians who also specialize in high-risk pregnancies


TimeActivity
7:30amREGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
8:00amWELCOME
8:15amKathryn Sarnoski, MD, R4
“Improving Physician Compliance with Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Antepartum Patients”
Mentor: Laura Jacques, MD
8:30amKourtney Dropps, MD, R3
“Prophylactic Low Molecular Weight Heparin Surveillance and BMI in Pregnancy”
Mentor: Meredith Cruz, MD
8:45amMolly Isola, MD, R3
“Use of Expedited Partner Therapy for Treatment of Chlamydia in Adolescents”
Mentor: Jessica Francis, MD
9:00amBREAK
9:15amLaura Knutson, MD, R3
“Using the Electronic Medical Record to Decrease Preventable Birth Defects”
Mentor: Timothy Klatt, MD
9:30amPaige Persch, MD, R3
“Establishing an Evidence Based Cutoff: Basal Follicle Stimulating Hormone Levels of 8 or Greater to Detect Diminished Ovarian Reserve in Young Women"
Mentor: Kate Schoyer, MD
9:45amHeather Stief, MD, R3
“Impact of Treated Maternal Hypothyroidism on Neonatal Growth and Outcomes”
Mentor: Cresta Jones, MD
10:00amAlexandra Glasscock, MD, R3
“Sickle Cell Disease and Pregnancy: Mode of Delivery and Complications”
Mentor: Jennifer McIntosh, DO and Cresta Jones, MD
10:15amBREAK
10:30amThe Roland S. Cron Lecture:
Michelle A. Kominiarek, MD
"Gestational Weight Gain – Why Measure It?"
11:30amLUNCH

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Sep
13
Wed
2017
2017 Annual Sterner Lecture for Fetal Medicine @ CHW Briggs & Stratton Auditorium
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Featured Speaker: Julie S. Moldenhauer, MD, FACOG, FACMG – “Maternal Implications of Maternal-Fetal Therapy”

Julie S. Moldenhauer, MD

Medical Director, Special Delivery Unit
Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Dr. Julie Moldenhauer is an Attending Physician at the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and Medical Director of the Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit. Her clinical focus is in prenatal diagnosis and fetal therapy. She cares for mothers carrying babies with fetal anomalies that place both mother and baby at high risk.

One of Dr. Moldenhauer’s research interests lies in improving the prenatal management of gastroschisis, a defect that causes the fetal intestines to extend into the amniotic fluid through an opening in the abdominal wall. Dr. Moldenhauer also has a particular interest in outcomes after open fetal surgery and EXIT procedures, examining how fetal conditions and their treatment can place mothers at increased risk for complications. She believes that with a better understanding of the interrelation of mother and baby, we can improve the outcome for both.

Before joining CHOP in 2009, Dr. Moldenhauer was the Director of Reproductive Genetics in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of North Carolina. Her extensive background in reproductive genetics gives her unique insight into the practice of prenatal diagnosis.

“I tell every patient that our job is to teach them everything they need to know about their baby’s condition. We need to give them the tools to help them feel comfortable making the best care decisions possible,” Dr. Moldenhauer says. “I speak to patients and families the way I would want to be spoken to myself — I am a mom, too.”

Dr. Moldenhauer has great compassion for her patients and their families, and is interested in how a prenatal diagnosis affects the mother from a psychological standpoint. “I hope to build on caring for the mental well-being of these families,” she says.

Dr. Moldenhauer is conducting further studies into post-partum depression as it relates to mothers carrying babies with fetal anomalies, with the goal of integrating that learning into patient care. “If we can define how often depression occurs and create management strategies to help women and their families, we may be able to make a significant impact.”

Dr. Moldenhauer earned her BS degree in chemistry from Hillsdale College and her medical degree from Wayne State University, both in Michigan. She performed her residencies in obstetrics and gynecology and human genetics at Wayne State University. She also completed her fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at Wayne State University . She is board certified in obstetrics & gynecology, maternal-fetal medicine and clinical genetics.

In spring 2015, Dr. Moldenhauer appeared in a three-part documentary series airing on PBS called TWICE BORN: Stories from the Special Delivery Unit. The Emmy® Award-winning documentary offered a look inside the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and its unique Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit.

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.


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Sep
12
Wed
2018
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.

Jun
19
Wed
2019
2019 Resident and Fellow Research & Alumni Day @ Medical College of Wisconsin - Alumni Center
Jun 19 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Resident and Fellow Research and Alumni Day is an annual event where our residents and graduating fellow present their clinical, translational science, and educational research results within their residency and fellowship in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

The Roland S. Cron Lectureship

Guest Speaker

William M. Leininger, MD, FACOG – “Advocacy Beyond the Statehouse”
Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Fellow, Physicians for Reproductive Health

About Dr. Leininger

Dr. William M. Leininger, MD, FACOG (CAPT, MC, USN [Ret]), currently practices as a board certified, Obstetrician/Gynecologist at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD). He served on the hospital’s Graduate Medical Education Executive Committee, and is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD. He has previously served as the Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialty Advisor to the Surgeon General of the Navy (2012-2015), and was a Residency Program Director for Obstetrics and Gynecology at Naval Medical Center San Diego (2007-2012).

Dr. Leininger graduated from Williams College with a BA in Biology in 1986, and then spent a year teaching high school math and science at the Landon School in Bethesda, MD (his alma mater). He next attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and graduated in 1991, and subsequently completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at NMCSD in 1997. In addition to San Diego, he practiced at the Naval hospitals in Bethesda, MD, Portsmouth, VA, Camp Pendleton, CA, and Keflavik, Iceland.

During his 26 years in the Navy, he deployed to the Persian Gulf and Kuwait, and served in humanitarian operations in Somalia (Operation Restore Hope), Guatemala, and Indonesia (Operation Tsunami Relief). During his career, he also worked on numerous policy issues, patient safety strategies, and medical education improvements, covering topics such as updates to the armed services’ abortion policy, developing care guidelines for transgender service personnel, decreasing cesarean section rates, preventing unplanned pregnancies, delivering healthcare for pregnant and deployed servicewomen, and promoting the core competency of professionalism.

Dr. Leininger is married to a Marine Corps veteran and a former volunteer fire fighter, and his wife is now a Senior GIS Analyst/Cartographer for the North County Dispatch JPA, providing support to the Fire and EMS Services in northern San Diego County. They live in Escondido, CA, and have three rescued German Shepherds.

Agenda

TimeActivity
7:00amREGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
7:45amWELCOME
8:00amAmanda Johnson, MD, MFM Fellow
“Altered neural calcium signaling in HCMV infection is mitigated with viral kinase inhibition”
Mentor: Scott Terhune, PhD
8:15amKathryn Carnahan, MD, R3
Association Between Continuity of Care and Health Care Utilization in an OB/GYN Resident Clinic
Mentor: Jessica Francis, MD
8:30amTalia Coney, MD, R3
Maternal Outcomes of Pregnancies Complicated by Life-Limiting Conditions
Mentor: Anna Palatnik, MD
8:45amJustin Harold, MD, R3
“All That Glitters isn’t Node: Failed Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping with Indocyanine Green in Women with Endometrial Cancer”
Mentor: William Bradley, MD
9:00amBREAK
9:15amSarah Hirsch, DO R3
Desire for Psychosocial Support and Barriers to Counseling in Couples with Infertility
Mentor: Abbey Kruper, PsyD
9:30amIsabel Nellen, DO, R3
Adiponectic in Visceral and Omental Fat in Middle Aged Women with a History of Infertility
Mentor: Kate Schoyer, MD
9:45amCindy Vu, MD, R3
Medical Students and the Influence of Gender in Obstetrics and Gynecology Education: A Possible Case of Gender-Bias?
Mentor: Rahmouna Farez, MD & Kristina Kaljo, PhD
10:00amBREAK
10:15amThe Roland S. Cron Lecture: William Leininger, MD, FACOG
“Advocacy Beyond the Statehouse”
11:30pmLUNCH

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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.