Calendar of Events

May
25
Wed
2016
2016 E. James Aiman Lecture @ Medical College of Wisconsin - Alumni Center
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Featured Speaker: Laurel W. Rice, MD – “Cultural Humility: Work to be Done”

Laurel W. Rice, MD

Laurel W. Rice, MD

Chair and Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Gynecologic Oncology
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

About Dr. Rice

Dr. Laurel W. Rice is chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a professor in the Division of Gynecology Oncology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Rice attended college and medical school at the University of Colorado. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as a Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology, at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, in Boston, MA. After four years on the faculty of Massachusetts General Hospital, the University of Virginia (UVA) recruited her to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. During her 14 years at UVA, Dr. Rice was appointed Division Chief of Gynecologic Oncology, established a Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology, and served as Vice Chair of the Department of OBGYN.

Nationally recognized as an expert in the care of women with gynecologic malignancies, Dr. Rice has published extensively in her field. Her research focuses on hormones and human malignancies, specifically endometrial carcinoma. She has lectured extensively throughout the United States.

Dr. Rice continues to serve in leadership positions of many national organizations. She is president-elect of the Council of University Chairs in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Secretary/Treasurer of the American Gynecologic Obstetrics Society, and an active member of several other professional organizations, including the Society of Gynecologic Oncology.

Since 2006, Dr. Rice has served on the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and currently serves as director for the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. She is an examiner for candidates seeking board certification in both General Obstetrics and Gynecology, in addition to the subspecialty area of Gynecologic Oncology. She also serves on the editorial board of Gynecologic Oncology, and as a reviewer for Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, both highly regarded journals in her field.

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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”

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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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Apr
26
Wed
2017
2017 E. James Aiman Lecture @ Froedtert Hospital – MCW Alumni Center
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Featured Speaker: Hope Ricciotti, MD – “Leadership Redefined”

Hope A. Ricciotti, mD

Hope A. Ricciotti, MD

Associate Professor and OBGYN Clerkship Committee Director
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Harvard Medical School

Chair and Residency Program Director
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

About Dr. Ricciotti

Hope Ricciotti, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and practices obstetrics and gynecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She is a contributor to many magazines and is co-author of several cookbooks and women’s health textbooks. Dr. Ricciotti oversees residency education in obstetrics, gynecology, and women’s health at Harvard Medical School. Her other research projects include evaluating innovative methods of medical education, and simulation for training medical students and residents.

Dr. Ricciotti is dedicated to educating the public and the Chair of the Medical Advisory Panel for You and Your Family Magazine and youandyourfamily.com. Her special interests include providing obstetrical care, contraception, cervical cancer prevention, and well-woman care for all phases of the lifecycle. In addition, she has special expertise in reproductive health, nutrition, and management of menopause.

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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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Oct
11
Wed
2017
October 2017 E. James Aiman Lecture @ Medical College of Wisconsin - HRC Auditorium
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Featured Speaker: Magdy P Milad, MD – “Seven Habits of Highly Effective Surgeons”

Magdy P Milad, MD

Magdy P Milad, MD

Vice Chair for Education; Chief of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Albert B. Gerbie Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University

About Dr. Milad

As Chief of Gynecology and Gynecologic Surgery, he performs advanced minimally invasive surgeries including laparoscopy, hysteroscopy for conditions of endometriosis, fibroids, adhesions, tubal disease and ovarian cysts. He also performs laparoscopic total and subtotal hysterectomy, myomectomy, cystectomy and hysteroscopic removal of fibroids and adhesions. He has developed expertise in the area of vaginal agenesis and other Mullarian anomalies.

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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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Oct
10
Wed
2018
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.

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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
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.

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