Helain Landy received her medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. She completed her Ob/Gyn residency at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, PA and her Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC. After serving as an attending physician at GW, she relocated to South Florida and joined the faculty at the University of Miami in 1991. In 1995, she returned to DC and rejoined the faculty at GW until she was recruited to Georgetown in 1997. She was the MFM Fellowship Program Director from 1999-2009 and has been the Chair of the Ob/Gyn Department since 2003. She was the first (and thus far, only) female clinical chair at GUMC.
Her clinical areas of expertise include multiple gestations, pregnancy loss, medical complications of pregnancy, obstetric sonography, and cervical insufficiency. She has had given many presentations at various meetings and has published many peer-reviewed articles. She has served as teacher and mentor for medical students, residents and fellows and has received several teaching awards. She has been an oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists since 1997.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
She is a professor emerita of surgery and medical education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the former vice chair of education in the department of surgery. With a doctoral degree in education, she has been a surgical education specialist for more than 30 years. She has dedicated the majority of that time to developing and delivering faculty development programs, pursuing educational research, and consulting with clinical departments and professional societies.
Her research interests focus on learning, teaching and assessing in the operating room, technical skills acquisition, and curriculum and instructional design. Dr. DaRosa serves on the editorial board of Academic Medicine and the Journal of Graduate Medical Education. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed abstracts, papers, and book chapters.
She serves as Course Director for the highly subscribed American College of Surgeons’ six-day Surgeons as Educators course and faculty on their Residents as Teachers and Leaders program. She teaches several annual faculty and resident teacher development programs for the Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics and the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. DaRosa earned the distinction of being the first nonclinician to be elected President of the Association for Surgical Education. This same organization honored Dr. DaRosa with the Distinguished Educator Award and presented her with the Founding Director Recognition Award for starting the Foundation for the Association for Surgical Education. She has received Outstanding Scientific Paper Awards from the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Association for Surgical Education. Dr. DaRosa is an honorary member of the Association of Women Surgeons.
She has also presented her research and faculty development programs at regional, national, and international forums.