2019 Resident and Fellow Research & Alumni Day

2019 Resident and Fellow Research & Alumni Day

June 19, 2019 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Medical College of Wisconsin - Alumni Center
Kelly Morey
(414) 805-6658

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.


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
9:15amSarah 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
10:15amThe Roland S. Cron Lecture: William Leininger, MD, FACOG
“Advocacy Beyond the Statehouse”

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