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Posters, presentations, and awards at the 2024 Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine conference

Faculty, trainees, researchers, and more from the UW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology brought posters and presentations to the 2024 Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Pregnancy Meeting in National Harbor, Maryland, this February. Read on for some of their exciting accomplishments! Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellow Jackie Powell, MD, earned the Best Poster of Poster Ses... more

Welcome incoming REI fellow Jayapriya Jayakumaran, MD!

The UW Department of Ob-Gyn Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) is excited to announce that Jayapriya Jayakumaran, MD will join us as the first-ever REI fellow!Jayakumaran earned her medical degree from Madras Medical College, followed by obstetrics and gynecology residency at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Hospital and University of Central Florid... more

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship earns ACGME accreditation

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) Fellowship received initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) on February 7, 2024! Bala Bhagavath, MD, professor and director of the Division of REI, will serve as the fellowship program director. This will be the first REI fellowsh... more

Grand Rounds: Powell and Moore present “HIV Care & Prevention in Obstetrics & Gynecology”

On November 30, 2023, UW Ob-Gyn Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow Jacqueline Powell, MD, and UW School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Family Medicine and Community Health LGBTQ+ Health Fellow Laurence Moore, MD, presented the Grand Rounds lecture, “HIV Care & Prevention in Obstetrics & Gynecology.”In the lecture, Powell and Moore described current HIV epidemiologic... more

Division of FPMRS at 2023 AUGS annual meeting

Members of the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery brought research and leadership to the PFD Week 2023 meeting in Portland, OR in early October: Dobie Giles, MD, MS, MBA, professor in the Division of FPMRS, moderated a general session during the conference. Poster: Development of a Multidisciplinary Curriculum for Urogynecology and Colorectal Surge... more

Patel earns Morley Memorial Paper Award at Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Meeting

Congratulations to Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellow Ushma Patel, MD, who received the Dr. George Morley Memorial Paper award at the 2023 Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (CAOG) 90th Annual Meeting, held in Nashville October 25-28, 2023. Patel received the award for the paper “Aiming for Zero: Success of the Hysterectomy Surgical ... more

Grand Rounds: Bailey, Patel and Wagar present “Badger Bytes: Fellow Focused Session”

On November 2, 2023, UW Department of Ob-Gyn fellows Erin Bailey, MD, Ushma Patel, MD, and Matt Wagar, MD presented the Grand Rounds lecture “Badger Bytes: Fellow Focused Session”. Erin Bailey, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow, presented “Postpartum depression pre and post development of comprehensive PAS center at a single academic institution”.Matt Wagar, MD, Gynecologic... more

Rose, Mojdehbakhsh co-author study in Gynecologic Oncology

UW Department of Ob-Gyn Gynecologic Oncology Fellow Rachel Mojdehbakhsh, MD, and Stephen Rose, MD, professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, co-authored a multi-site study recently published in Gynecologic Oncology. In “Radical hysterectomy case volume and cervical cancer treatment in the era of COVID-19: A multi-site analysis of National Cancer Institute-designated... more

Bailey, Hoppe co-author CHAP article in Green Journal

UW Ob-Gyn Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow Erin Bailey, MD, MS, is the lead author on a new article about the Chronic Hypertension and Pregnancy (CHAP) trial published in Obstetrics and Gynecology! Kara Hoppe, DO, MS, associate professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, is senior author on the article; co-authors include other researchers who were involved in this l... more

Welcome incoming Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellow Katy Hallman, MD!

The UW Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine is excited to announce that Katy Hallman, MD, matched to the Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship! Hallman received her MD from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and is currently completing ob-gyn residency at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She comes highly recommended by our MFM colleague... more

Welcome incoming Gynecologic Oncology Fellow Julia Gelissen, MD!

The UW Ob-Gyn Division of Gynecologic Oncology is excited to announce that Julia Gelissen, MD matched to the Gynecologic Oncology fellowship! Gelissen received her MD from Brown University and is currently completing ob-gyn residency at Yale School of Medicine. She comes highly recommended by her gynecologic oncology colleagues and we are very excited to welcome her to Madi... more

Welcome incoming FPMRS Fellow Julie Dorland, MD

The UW Ob-Gyn Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship is excited to announce that Julie Dorland, MD, has matched as our August 2024 incoming FPMRS Fellow!Dorland received her MD from the Baylor College of Medicine and is currently completing her OBGYN Residency at the University of Texas at Austin. She comes highly recommended by our FPMRS Colleagues, a... more

Celebrate the UW Ob-Gyn Education Office on GME Professionals Day 2023

The third Friday in August is National Graduate Medical Education (GME) Professionals Day, an opportunity to recognize the work of professionals at all levels of graduate medical education. Please help us thank the amazing individuals in the UW Ob-Gyn Education Office!Providing a high-quality, comprehensive educational experience to learners of all levels is an essential pie... more

Wagar hosts episode of International Journal of Gynecologic Cancer podcast

UW Ob-Gyn Gynecologic Oncology fellow Matt Wagar, MD, guest-hosted an episode of the International Journal of Gynecologic Oncology podcast as part of his role as an editorial fellow for the journal! In the episode, Wagar and another editorial fellow outlined the contents of the July 2023 issue of the International Journal of Gynecologic Oncology. Listen to the whole episode ... more

Spencer accepted into AAMC 2023-2024 GME Leadership Development Certificate Program

Ryan Spencer, MD, MS, associate professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology as well as UW Ob-Gyn Residency Program Director and Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Director, was selected to participate in the 2023-24 Association of American Medical Colleges GME Leadership Development Certificate Program.The GME Leadership Development Certificate helps participants build th... more

Bosse reflects on training time, shares what’s next after MFM Fellowship

After three years of intense fellowship training in the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Bradley Bosse, MD, is preparing to graduate. Bosse shares what’s next after fellowship, the important lessons he will carry forward, and messages of gratitude for people who shaped his time in Madison.Where will you be going and what will you be doing after UW Ob-Gyn?I am m... more

Zhang reflects on training time, shares what’s next after Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship

After three years of intense fellowship training in the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Ran (Catherine) Zhang, MD, MPH, is preparing to graduate. Zhang shares what’s next after fellowship, the important lessons she will carry forward, and messages of gratitude for people who shaped her time in fellowship.What are you looking forward to about your next career step... more

Mojdehbakhsh selected as BIRCWH Women’s Health Scholar

Congratulations to UW Ob-Gyn resident and incoming gynecologic oncology fellow Rachel Mojdehbakhsh, MD! Mojdehbakhsh was selected to be a Women’s Health Scholar in the UW Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program.As a Women’s Health Scholar, Mojdehbakhsh will have access to UW BIRCWH monthly seminars and research training opportunities, ... more

UW Ob-Gyn presentations at 2023 Society of Gynecologic Oncology conference

UW Ob-Gyn faculty, advanced practice providers, fellows, and residents prepared an impressive slate of presentations and posters, and served in key leadership roles, for the 2023 Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer! Here are just some of their exciting contributions to the conference, which took place March 25-28, 2023 in Tampa, FL:Associate Proe... more

Obstetrics and Gynecology features video demonstration of fluorescein mapping for Paget’s Disease

In February, UW Ob-Gyn gynecologic oncology fellows Catherine Zhang, MD, MPH and Matt Wagar, MD, published a new Procedures and Instruments piece, “Fluorescein Mapping in Vulvar Paget Disease”, in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Co-authors on the article include Ryan Spencer, MD, MS, associate professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, and David Kushner, MD, professor in ... more

Wagar published in Obstetrics and Gynecology, featured on Green Journal Editors’ Picks podcast

Congratulations to UW Ob-Gyn gynecologic oncology fellow Matt Wagar, MD, who coauthored a new study in Obstetrics and Gynecology! Wagar also joined the latest Obstetrics and Gynecology Editors’ Picks podcast to discuss his article “Postpartum Opportunistic Salpingectomy Compared With Bilateral Tubal Ligation After Vaginal Delivery for Ovarian Cancer Risk Reduction: A Cost-Ef... more

Zhang, Wagar publish in Obstetrics and Gynecology

UW Ob-Gyn gynecologic oncology fellows Catherine Zhang, MD, MPH and Matt Wagar, MD, published a new Procedures and Instruments piece in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Co-authors on the article include Ryan Spencer, MD, MS, associate professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, and David Kushner, MD, professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology.In “Fluorescein Mapping ... more

UW Ob-Gyn celebrates Thank A Resident/Fellow Day!

On February 24, 2023, the Gold Foundation hosted Thank A Resident/Thank A Fellow Day, an opportunity to celebrate trainees’ invaluable contributions to health care.Faculty and APPs from across the department shared messages of thanks for the residents and fellows who are truly the heart of our department. You can watch the whole video here!

Wagar discusses ERAS on SGO podcast

UW Ob-Gyn Gynecologic Oncology fellow Matt Wagar, MD, joined a panel of guests on the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s SGO On the Go podcast to discuss Enhanced Recovery After Surgery!As part of a panel of 2022-2023 SGO Opioid/ERAS Subcommittee members, Wagar and others guests provided practical tips on developing Enhanced Recovery After Surgery programs that could be appli... more

Bailey earns funding from UPH-Meriter Foundation

Congratulations to UW Ob-Gyn Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow Erin Bailey, MD! She recently received a grant from the UnityPoint Health-Meriter Foundation to support her fellowship research project “AT GOAL: Adopting technology for glucose optimization and lifestyle in pregnancy.”In addition to the UPH-Meriter Foundation grant, she also received a generous equipment donation f... more

Save the date: Department Research Day, May 4, 2023

Please join us for several exciting research presentations at Department Research Day, coming up May 4, 2023 from 7:00-10:00am. The event will be held in 1335 HSLC.Department Research Day will open with a keynote presentation from Genevieve Neal-Perry, MD, PhD, Robert A. Ross Distinguished Professor and Chair in the University of North Carolina School of Medicine Department ... more

Zhang to join Division of Gynecologic Oncology faculty

The UW Department of Ob-Gyn Division of Gynecologic Oncology is thrilled to announce that Catherine Zhang, MD, MPH will join the faculty in September 2023!Dr. Zhang attended the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. While in Iowa, she also earned a Master’s in public health from the University of Iowa College of Public Health. She completed ob-gyn residency at the U... more

Congratulations 2022 Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture & Symposium award winners!

The 2022 UW Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture and Symposium took place on October 20. This annual event brought together healthcare professionals, population health experts and community advocates dedicated to advancing health equity for a busy morning of presentations and poster sessions highlighting research that addresses persistent gender, racial, and oth... more

Wagar discusses ERAS on SGO on the Go podcast

UW Ob-Gyn Gynecologic Oncology fellow Matt Wagar, MD joined other members of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s Opioid/Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) subcommittee on the SGO on the Go podcast in September to talk about ERAS.In the episode “Key Concepts of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery. ERAS–Why Do We Do It?”, Wagar and other guests talked about key concepts and ... more

Welcome incoming MFM Fellow Jacqueline Powell!

The UW Ob-Gyn Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship program is thrilled to welcome incoming Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellow Jacqueline Powell, MD, to the department! Powell will arrive in August 2023.Powell attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and is currently completing ob-gyn residency at Oregon Health & Science University. We can’t wait to welcome Dr. ... more

Welcome incoming Gynecologic Oncology fellow Rachel Mojdehbakhsh!

The UW Ob-Gyn Gynecologic Oncology fellowship program is thrilled to announce Rachel Mojdehbakhsh, MD, has matched as the incoming 2023 Gynecologic Oncology fellow!Mojdehbakhsh completed medical school at Drexel University and is currently finishing ob-gyn residency in our department. Our selection committee was impressed by Dr. Mojdehbakhsh’s passion for medical education a... more

UW Ob-Gyn presents at ACOG District VI meeting

Many people from across the UW Department of Ob-Gyn were active participants in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists District VI annual meeting in Chicago September 16-18, 2022! Just a few of their amazing contributions:Ryan McDonald, MD, associate professor in the Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn, served as the District VI CME Representative on ... more

Welcome incoming FPMRS fellow Kelley Stewart!

The Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship is excited to announce that Kelley Stewart, MD, has matched as our August 2023 incoming FPMRS Fellow!Stewart received her MD from the University of New Mexico and is currently completing her ob-gyn residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She comes highly recommended by our FPMRS collea... more

Celebrate the UW Ob-Gyn Education Team on GME Professionals Day

National Graduate Medical Education (GME) Professionals Day, the third Friday in August every year, is an opportunity to recognize the work of professionals at all levels of graduate medical education. Everyone in the incredible UW Ob-Gyn Education Office works tirelessly to make sure that our residency and fellowships run smoothly, are successful, and recruit stellar learne... more

Rhoades published in AJOG MFM

UW Ob-Gyn Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Director Janine Rhoades, MD, has published a new article in AJOG-MFM!In “Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship program director perspective on virtual interviews following matriculation of the first virtual interview class”, Rhoades and co-authors compared program directors’ experiences with fellows who interviewed virtually to their... more

Rhoades becomes Director of MFM Fellowship

UW Ob-Gyn Assistant Professor Janine Rhoades, MD became the director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship on July 1, 2022! Rhoades takes over the fellowship director role from Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Director Igor Iruretagoyena, MD. Iruretagoyena will be the associate fellowship director for a transition period.Rhoades served as associate director of the fel... more

Wagar published in Reproductive Medicine

Incoming UW Ob-Gyn gynecologic oncology fellow (and recent residency graduate) Matt Wagar, MD, is co-author on a new publication in Reproductive Medicine.“A Standardized Protocol for Post-Partum Salpingectomy with Suture Ligation: A Prospective Feasibility Study” compared operative outcomes of 157 patients who underwent post-partum salpingectomy with 300 historical cases of ... more

Zhang earns Humanism in Medicine Award

The UW SMPH Department of Medicine’s Hospice and Palliative Care fellows recently named UW Ob-Gyn gynecologic oncology fellow Catherine Zhang, MD the 2022 recipient of their annual Humanism in Medicine Award. Congratulations, Dr. Zhang!The Humanism in Medicine award is given to a non-palliative care member of the UW SMPH community who most embodies the attributes of compassi... more

Congratulations to winners of UW Ob-Gyn 2022 department awards!

On June 23, 2022, the UW Department of Ob-Gyn held its annual awards ceremony, recognizing educational, research and administrative accomplishments throughout the year.The ceremony started by acknowledging a few momentous departures. Many people retired from the department this academic year, including:Carol Carr, CNM (Midwife in the ASOG Division)Janet Short (Medical Studen... more

UW Ob-Gyn expertise highlighted at AUGS/IUGA Scientific Meeting

The UW Ob-Gyn Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery was incredibly productive at the combined American Urogynecologic Society/International Urogynecologic Association (AUGS/IUGA) meeting in Austin, Texas June 14-18, 2022! This scientific meeting of the two organizations takes place every five years. Learn about the research, presentations, and leader... more

Jacobson reflects on training time, shares what’s next after MFM fellowship

After three years of intense fellowship training in the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Jennifer Jacobson, MD is moving on to the next stage of her career! Jacobson shares what’s next after fellowship, the important lessons she will carry forward, and messages of gratitude for people who shaped her time in Madison.***Where will you be going and what will you b... more

Zhang’s SGO presentation included in SGO Select package

Congratulations to UW Ob-Gyn gynecologic oncology fellow Catherine Zhang, MD, whose recent presentation from the Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting in March will be included in the SGO Select package!Zhang presented “Beneath the Surface: Fluorescein Mapping in Vulvar Paget's Disease” at the SGO annual meeting in Phoenix. The 2022 conference program chairs selecte... more

Patel earns FPMRS Journal 2022 Media Impact Award

UW Ob-Gyn resident and soon-to-be Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellow Ushma Patel, MD received the 2022 Media Impact Award from the journal FPMRS for the article “Updated Prevalence of Urinary Incontinence in Women: 2015-2018 National Population-Based Survey Data"!The article was published online in February 2022 and appeared in the April 2022 issue of F... more

Rush reflects on training, shares what’s next after finishing fellowship

After three years of intense fellowship training in the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Shannon Rush, MD, is preparing to graduate. Rush shares what’s next after fellowship, the important lessons she will carry forward, and messages of gratitude for people who shaped her time in Madison.Where will you be going and what will you be doing after UW Ob-Gyn?I'm headed... more

2022 Department Research Day

On May 26, 2022, the UW Department of Ob-Gyn hosted Department Research Day, which included many research presentations from across the Department.Jeffrey Peipert, MD, chair of the Indiana University School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, kicked off Department Research Day with the keynote presentation “The Contraceptive CHOICE Project to Path4You: Les... more

Division of FPMRS brings presentations to AUGS/IUGA 2022 conference

Faculty and fellows in the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery will bring research and presentations to the American Urogynecologic Society and International Urogynecological Association 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting in Austin, TX, June 15-16! Read more about some of the exciting developments they will share at the meeting:Oral abstract: ... more

UW Ob-Gyn research and presentations at 2022 ACOG Annual Meeting

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists held the Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting in San Diego May 6-8, 2022. Faculty, fellows and residents in the UW Department of Ob-Gyn brought many exciting presentations and projects to the conference. Read more about some of their awesome accomplishments:Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn Director Makeba Wi... more

Montemorano presenting at UW Resident and Fellow Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Symposium

On Thursday, May 26, UW Ob-Gyn gynecologic oncology fellow Lauren Montemorano, MD will present at the UW Resident and Fellow Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Symposium!Montemorano will present “Code status documentation for admitted gynecologic oncology patients”, a project mentored by David Kushner, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Gynecologic Oncology.Incredible work... more

Barroilhet/Patankar Labs celebrate graduates

The research labs of interim department chair Lisa Barriolhet, MD, MS and Division of Reproductive Sciences Director Manish Patankar, PhD celebrated some amazing graduates in May!Please help us congratulate Lojain Ibrahim Aljohani, MS and Kristal Gant, PhD, who graduated from the UW-Madison Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology program, and Shannon Rush, MD, graduating UW ... more

Warner gives oral presentation at SGS conference

Our congratulations to UW Ob-Gyn Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellow Kristina Warner, MD, who presented research at the 2022 Society of Gynecologic Surgeons annual meeting in San Antonio, TX!Warner presented “The impact of subspecialty training on outcomes following surgery for pelvic organ prolapse – a NSQIP-based study” during an oral poster session.In... more

Patel recaps research on AUGS social media

After publication of the new article “Updated Prevalence of Urinary Incontinence in Women” in the journal Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, UW Ob-Gyn resident (and incoming FPMRS fellow) Ushma Patel, MD, PGY-4 summarized the study’s findings in a video highlighted on the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS)’s social media.In the video, Patel outlined the stu... more

Wetterhahn, Bosse present at AIUM Conference

Huge congratulations to UW Ob-Gyn resident Madeline Wetterhahn, MD, PGY-3 and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow Brad Bosse, MD, who shared research at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine’s 2022 Annual Integrative Ultrasound Meeting!Wetterhahn and Bosse both presented during Obstetric Ultrasound Scientific Sessions at the conference, which was held March 12-16, 2022... more

UW Ob-Gyn presentations at 2022 Society of Gynecologic Oncology conference

Members of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Gynecologic Oncology, fellows and residents prepared an impressive slate of posters and presentations for the 2022 Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer! Take a look at just some of the research brought to the hybrid conference, as well as the variety of service and leadership roles held by members of our depart... more

Rush and Rose selected for late-breaking presentation at ACOG conference

Exciting news for UW Ob-Gyn Division of Gynecologic Oncology Director Stephen Rose, MD and gynecologic oncology fellow Shannon Rush, MD! Rose and Rush’s article “A Revised Markov Model Evaluating Oophorectomy at the Time of Benign Hysterectomy: Age 65 Years Revisited” was selected for the Obstetrics and Gynecology late-breaking research session at ACOG’s 2022 Annual Clinical... more

Patel and Brown discuss underdiagnosis and undertreatment of incontinence with UrologyTimes

After publication of their new article “Updated Prevalence of Urinary Incontinence in Women” in the journal Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, authors Heidi Brown, MD, MAS (Division of FMPRS) and Ushma Patel, MD (PGY-4 resident and soon-to-be FPMRS fellow) spoke with Urology Times about the study.In the latest video interview, Patel and Brown discuss the strong... more

UW Ob-Gyn brings posters, presentations to 2022 SMFM Annual Pregnancy Meeting

Though the meeting was virtual this year, the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine brought an impressive raft of research to the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s 42nd Annual Pregnancy Meeting! Read about some of the incredible posters and presentations they shared at the conference:Risk calculator for hypertension related postpartum readmission - Jinxin Tao, Yo... more

Brown and Patel on current state of urinary incontinence for women in Urology Times

After publication of their new article “Updated Prevalence of Urinary Incontinence in Women” in the journal Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, authors Heidi Brown, MD, MAS (Division of FMPRS) and Ushma Patel, MD (PGY-4 resident and soon-to-be FPMRS fellow) spoke with Urology Times about the study. In the interview, Brown and Patel shared the motivation behind t... more

Patel, Brown, Giles publish in FPMRS journal

A new study published in the journal Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery provides updated estimates for how many women in the U.S. experience or are at risk for urinary incontinence.“Updated Prevalence of Urinary Incontinence in Women”, by Division of FPMRS faculty Heidi Brown, MD, Dobie Giles, MD, and resident and soon-to-be FPMRS fellow Ushma Patel, MD, PGY-4... more

Spencer steps into Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Director role

As of February 1, 2022, Ryan Spencer, MD, MS, is the new director of the UW Ob-Gyn Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship! Spencer takes over for Division of Gynecologic Oncology Director Stephen Rose, MD, who has led the fellowship since 2011.Spencer has served as Associate Fellowship Director since 2017 and has been invaluable in supporting our fellows and the program in that tim... more

Montemorano authors research letter in Green Journal

UW Ob-Gyn gynecologic oncology fellow Lauren Montemorano, MD is lead author on a research letter in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology!“Blood Loss With Inhaled Anesthetic During First-Trimester Spontaneous Abortion Evacuation” is a single-institution retrospective study comparing estimated blood loss during surgery by anesthesia type. The study found:“Inhaled anesthetic i... more

Montemorano and Betancourt Ponce selected to UW Carbone Cancer Center Trainee Society

Huge congratulations to UW Ob-Gyn gynecologic oncology fellow Lauren Montemorano, MD and UW SMPH MD/PhD student Mayra Betancourt Ponce, who were both invited to join the UW Carbone Cancer Center Trainee Society! Betancourt Ponce is a student in Lisa Barroilhet, MD’s lab.The UWCCC Heidi Dvinge and Patti Keely Trainee Society connects cancer research trainees to funding opport... more

Division of FPMRS brings research and leadership to AUGS annual meeting

Huge congratulations to the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as fantastic UW Ob-Gyn residents and UW undergrads, who brought presentations and research to the PFD Week 2021 Annual Meeting, hosted by the American Urogynecologic Society!In addition to the presentations, UW was mentioned twice in the President’s Address: research ... more

Congratulations to Women’s Health Symposium poster award winners Mojdehbakhsh and Bailey!

On October 14, 2021, the UW Department of Ob-Gyn hosted the annual Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture and Symposium​. This year’s virtual event included the keynote presentation “Health Equity and Quality of Care: The Case of Maternal Mortality and Morbidity” by Elizabeth Howell, MD, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Perelman School of ... more

Welcome incoming MFM fellow Scott Infusino, MD

The Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine is thrilled to introduce the incoming 2022 Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellow. Please help us welcome Scott Infusino, MD!Infusino received his MD from Quinnipiac University. He is currently completing his ob-gyn residency at the University of Maryland. We look forward to welcoming him to Madison in July 2022.

Wagar matches into Gynecologic Oncology fellowship at University of Wisconsin

The UW Ob-Gyn Division of Gynecologic Oncology is excited to announce that Matthew Wagar, MD, PGY-4, matched as our 2022 Gynecologic Oncology fellow! Wagar earned his MD at the University of Minnesota, and is currently completing ob-gyn residency in our department. The Gyn Onc team was impressed with his passion for medical education and commitment to providing excellent pat... more

Patel matches into FPMRS fellowship at University of Wisconsin

We’re so thrilled to announce that Ushma Patel, MD, PGY-4 will stick around after finishing residency to be the second Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellow! Patel received her MD from Loyola University and has been completing her ob-gyn residency with us at the University of Wisconsin. The FPMRS team is impressed with her dedication to the field and fierc... more

Save the Dates: UW Ob-Gyn 2022 Research Events

Save the dates for three UW Department of Ob-Gyn research events in 2022:February 24, 2022 - Resident Research DayFeaturing a keynote presentation by Lisa Hollier, MD, MPH, professor of ob-gyn at Baylor College of Medicine and former president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Resident research presentations by PGY-4 residents John Poehlmann, MD, an... more

Congratulations to winners of 2021 UW Ob-Gyn department awards!

On June 24, 2021, the UW Department of Ob-Gyn held its annual awards ceremony, recognizing educational, research and administrative accomplishments throughout the year. The ceremony started by acknowledging a few momentous departures: Klaus Diem, MD is retiring after many years of service in the department. Diem is a past director of the Division of Gynecology, and served a... more

Racine published in Wisconsin Medical Journal

A study by maternal-fetal medicine fellow and soon-to-be member of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine faculty Jenna Racine, MD, was published in the Wisconsin Medical Journal. “Barriers to Self-Disclosing Level of Maternal Care: What Are Wisconsin Hospitals Worried About?” is eligible for continuing education credit. In the study, Racine and co-authors (inclu... more

Sobecki earns BIRCWH award

Huge congratulations to UW Ob-Gyn gynecologic oncology fellow and soon to be member of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology faculty Janelle Sobecki, MD! Sobecki was recently awarded a spot in the UW Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program, which will support her continuing her work on osteoporosis in gynecologic cancer patients. This g... more

Grand Rounds: Department Research Day

On May 13, 2021, the UW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology hosted Department Research Day, featuring exceptional presentations on fundamental, clinical, and quality improvement research. Recorded presentations from Department Research Day are available now. To start the morning, Kimberly Gregory, MD, MPH of Cedars-Sinai Obstetrics and Gynecology Department presented th... more

Rhoades authors two publications on virtual fellowship recruitment

UW Ob-Gyn Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist and associate MFM fellowship director Janine Rhoades, MD, co-authored two articles in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology – Maternal-Fetal Medicine about the virtual fellowship recruitment season of 2020. The two articles examined the 2020 MFM match process from candidates’ and program directors’ perspectives. “Mate... more

Racine published in Wisconsin Medical Journal

A new study published in the Wisconsin Medical Journal by UW Ob-Gyn maternal-fetal medicine fellow Jenna Racine, MD sought to survey birthing centers in Wisconsin to better understand barriers to disclosing their level of maternal care. The article was co-authored by UW-Madison Prevention Research Center Deputy Director Kate Gillespie, DNP, Cynthie Wautlet, MD, of the UW Ob-... more

UW Ob-Gyn brings research, developments to 2021 SMFM Conference

Faculty, residents, fellows, researchers and more brought numerous posters and presentations to the virtual 2021 Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting at the end of January! Learn more about the wealth of research shared by our colleagues at the conference: PRESENTATION: Racial disparities in post-operative pain experience and treatment following cesarean birt... more

Gyn Onc fellowship grad Lees published in Gynecologic Oncology

An article by UW Ob-Gyn Gynecologic Oncology fellowship graduate Brittany Lees, MD was published in the journal Gynecologic Oncology! “A population-based study of causes of death after endometrial cancer according to major risk factors” uses data from a population-based study by UW-Madison researchers that followed 745 women with a diagnosis of invasive endometrial cancer. ... more

UW Ob-Gyn posters and presentations coming up at SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer

The agenda for the virtual Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s 2021 Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, coming up in March, is available, and UW Ob-Gyn faculty and trainees will have an extensive presence at the conference. We're proud of the broad variety of research our team will bring to the event! “Cannabidiol: Assessing Activity in Ovarian and Endometrial Carcinoma Cell Li... more

Sobecki published in Gynecologic Oncology Reports

UW Ob-Gyn Gynecologic Oncology fellow (and soon-to-be Division of Gynecologic Oncology faculty member) Janelle Sobecki, MD published a new case report in Gynecologic Oncology Reports. UW Ob-Gyn resident Kathryn Dryer, MD, PGY-2, and Ryan Spencer, MD co-authored the article. “BRCA-2 (+) high-grade serous fallopian tube cancer diagnosed as an isolated breast mass by mammograp... more

Sobecki published in Gynecologic Oncology

UW Ob-Gyn fellow (and soon to be faculty) in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology Janelle Sobecki, MD published an article in the journal Gynecologic Oncology. In the article “Bone health and osteoporosis screening in gynecologic cancer survivors”, Sobecki and co-authors Ellen Hartenbach, MD and Laurel Rice, MD review available data of bone health in women with gynecologic ... more

Patel selected as 2022 FPMRS fellow!

The UW Ob-Gyn Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, and FPMRS Fellowship Director Christine Heisler, MD, are thrilled to announce that Ushma Patel, MD will join us as our second FPMRS fellow in July 2022! Patel is currently a PGY-3 resident in our department. Patel attended Marquette University for her undergraduate degree, and earned her MS from th... more

Department gearing up for exciting SMFM conference

The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s Annual Pregnancy Meeting is coming up in January 2021, and the UW Department of Ob-Gyn is ready to impress! Residents Melissa Meyer, MD, PGY-4, Matt Wagar, MD, PGY-3, and Stephanie Peace, MD, PGY-4 all have accepted posters at the conference. John Poehlmann, MD, PGY-3 will present an oral abstract. Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellows Br... more

Welcome Sobecki to Gyn Onc faculty!

Happy news out of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Gynecologic Oncology! When Janelle Sobecki, MD, current third-year fellow in gynecologic oncology, finishes her fellowship in 2021, she will join our faculty. Sobecki received her master’s degree in Medical Science from Boston University, her Doctor of Medicine from Wayne State University and completed her Ob-Gyn Residency at Nort... more

Welcome incoming MFM fellow Erin Bailey

The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Team is happy to announce that Erin Bailey, MD has matched as our July 2021 incoming MFM fellow!Bailey received her MD from the University of Wisconsin SMPH. She is currently completing her ob-gyn residency at Washington University in St. Louis. Our selection committee was very impressed with her dedication to the health of mothers and... more

Welcome incoming Gyn Onc fellow Lauren Montemorano

The Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Team is happy to announce that Lauren Montemorano, MD will join us in July 2021 as our newest gynecologic oncology fellow!Montemorano earned her medical degree from the University of Virginia and is completing her Ob Gyn residency at The Ohio State University. She will come to the fellowship program with a strong research background. As st... more

First FPMRS fellow announced! Welcome Dr. Kristina Warner

The Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Team is pleased to announce that Kristina Warner, MD has matched as our July 2021 incoming fellow. This is exciting news as she will be the first fellow to begin training in our newly accredited fellowship program. Warner graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Biology, earned her medical ... more