Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN–MADISON
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Grand Rounds

 Grand Rounds: Al-Niaimi presents “Quality Metrics And Outcomes: Past, Present And Future”

Grand Rounds: Al-Niaimi presents “Quality Metrics And Outcomes: Past, Present And Future”

Ahmed Al-Niaimi, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Gynecologic Oncology, presented the UW Ob-Gyn Grand Rounds lecture “Quality Metrics And Outcomes: Past, Present And Future” on September 16, 2021.In the lecture, Al-Niaimi explained current measures of post-operative outcomes in terms of morbidity and mortality; assessed how past and ongoing QI programs can improve outcomes; ... more
 Grand Rounds: Jung presents “Feedback Culture”

Grand Rounds: Jung presents “Feedback Culture”

Sarah Jung, PhD, of the UW SMPH Department of Surgery, presented the lecture “Feedback Culture” at UW Ob-Gyn Grand Rounds on September 9, 2021. Jung is an Assistant Professor in Education Research and Development in the Department of Surgery.In the lecture, Jung discussed why and how culture may affect feedback; identified elements of culture that make feedback successful; a... more

Grand Rounds: Ward presents “Traumatic Birth Experience and Perinatal PTSD”

On August 26, 2021, UW Ob-Gyn resident Jordan Ward, MD, PGY-4 presented the Grand Rounds lecture “Traumatic Birth Experience and Perinatal PTSD.” In the lecture, Ward defined traumatic birth and perinatal PTSD, identified risk factors, described long-term consequences from the experience, and proposed strategies to prevent traumatic birth experiences. Watch the whole lecture... more

Grand Rounds: Lowry presents “The History of Paid Family Leave”

On December 9, 2021, UW Ob-Gyn resident Alexa Lowry, MD, PGY-4 presented the Grand Rounds lecture “The History of Paid Family Leave.”In the lecture, Lowry defined maternity, paternity, and parental leave; compared parental leave policies in the United States to countries around the world; evaluated the benefits of parental leave; and explained the current state of paid paren... more

Grand Rounds: Badger Bytes on PCOS

On December 2, 2021, three presenters offered different updates on PCOS during the UW Ob-Gyn Grand Rounds Badger Bytes research presentation. David Abbott, PhD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Reproductive Sciences, Laura Cooney, MD, of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and Leeann Bui, UW SMPH medical student, each presented updates on polycystic ovary... more

Grand Rounds: Rice presents “The Nuances of Career Development”

On November 11, 2021, Laurel Rice, MD, Ben Miller Peckham, MD, PhD, Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology, presented the Grand Rounds lecture “The Nuances of Career Development”. In the presentation, Rice shared perspectives for navigating career development in academic medicine through the power of articulating one's interests and passion, identifying and being open to pursuin... more

Grand Rounds: Pennycuff presents “Onco-urogynecology: Pelvic Health, Intimate Well Being, and Cancer Survivorship”

On October 28, 2021 Jon Pennycuff, MD, MSPH of the UW Ob Gyn Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Division presented the grand rounds lecture “Onco-urogynecology: Pelvic Health, Intimate Well Being, and Cancer Survivorship”. In the presentation, Pennycuff explored the role of the gynecologist in cancer survivorship care, described the prevalence and severity of ... more

Grand Rounds: Rhoades presents “Virtual interviewing in medical education: what have we learned and is it here to stay?”

On November 4, 2021, Janine Rhoades, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine presented the Grand Rounds lecture “Virtual interviewing in medical education: what have we learned and is it here to stay?”.In the presentation, Rhoades identified advantages, limitations, and areas for improvement in the virtual interview process, discussed best practices for virt... more

Grand Rounds: Moniz presents “US Healthcare Reform & Women: Progress to date and Unfinished Business”

On August 12, 2021, the UW Department of Ob-Gyn hosted Michelle Moniz, MD for a special Grand Rounds lecture. Moniz, who is an assistant professor in the University of Michigan Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a member of the University of Michigan’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, presented the lecture “US Healthcare Reform & Women: Progress to d... more

Grand Rounds: Adegboro presents “The Age of Viability: A New Era”

Claudette Adegboro, MD, of the UW SMPH Department of Pediatrics, presented the Grand Rounds lecture “The Age of Viability: A New Era” on July 29, 2021. In the lecture, Adegboro explained current obstetric and neonatal practice around periviable birth at 22-25 weeks’ gestation, assessed survival rates and outcomes for extremely preterm infants, and identified next steps for ... more

Grand Rounds: Heisler and Higgins present Equity Badger Bytes

On July 15, 2021, researchers in the UW Department of Ob-Gyn presented a Badger Bytes research Grand Rounds. Jenny Higgins, PhD, MPH, of the Division of Reproductive and Population Health, presented “Economics and Erotic Inequity: Poverty and Sexual Wellbeing.” During her presentation, Higgins defined erotic equity and shared main findings from the literature and a new empi... more

Grand Rounds: Marsh presents “Recurrent Pregnancy Loss”

On July 8, 2021, the UW Department of Ob-Gyn welcomed Courtney Marsh, MD, MPH from the University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology to present the Grand Rounds lecture “Recurrent Pregnancy Loss.” In the lecture, Marsh described the most common causes of recurrent pregnancy loss, discussed appropriate treatments for recurrent pregnancy loss, and... more

Grand Rounds: Brown presents “Are We Able To Talk About ABL? Tackling the Taboo of Bowel Incontinence”

On June 10, 2021, Heidi Brown, MD, MAS of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery presented the Grand Rounds lecture “Are We Able To Talk About ABL? Tackling the Taboo of Bowel Incontinence.” In the lecture, Brown identified risk factors for bowel incontinence, described initial evaluation and management of the condition, and outlined som... more

Grand Rounds: Parker-Autry presents “Urinary Incontinence: From Condition to Geriatric Syndrome”

On June 3, 2021, the UW Department of Ob-Gyn hosted Candace Parker-Autry, MD, of the Wake Forest Baptist Health Department of Urology, for the Grand Rounds lecture “Urinary Incontinence: From Condition to Geriatric Syndrome”. In the lecture, Parker-Autry reviews clinical characteristics of aging that contribute to the progression of a condition to a syndrome; highlights kn... more

Grand Rounds: Sampene presents “Leveraging Quality Improvement to Promote Health Equity”

Katie Sampene, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn, presented the Grand Rounds lecture “Leveraging Quality Improvement to Promote Health Equity” to the department on May 27, 2021. In the lecture, Sampene described the principles of health equity and how they relate to medical practice, walked through the basic process of quality improvement, and ... more
 Grand Rounds: Department Research Day

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
 Grand Rounds: Laura McDowell presents “Rural Medical Training: The Stats, The Need, The Future”

Grand Rounds: Laura McDowell presents “Rural Medical Training: The Stats, The Need, The Future”

UW Ob-Gyn resident Laura McDowell, MD, PGY-4 will be the first person to graduate from the UW Ob-Gyn Rural Residency Training Program, the first program in the nation to offer specific training for rural women's health. On April 29, 2021, McDowell presented the Grand Rounds lecture “Rural Medical Training: The Stats, The Need, The Future”. In the lecture, McDowell outlined ... more
 Grand Rounds: Valea presents "The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Medical Education"

Grand Rounds: Valea presents "The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Medical Education"

On April 22, 2021, UW Ob-Gyn Grand Rounds featured a guest lecture from Virginia Tech Carilion Department of Ob-Gyn Chair Fidel Valea, MD. Valea presented the lecture “The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Medical Education". In his lecture, Valea described common impacts of the 2020 pandemic on medical student education, resident and fellow training, and other clinical tr... more
 Grand Rounds: Huang presents “Caring for our Hmong Patients: Intersection of Culture and Western Medicine”

Grand Rounds: Huang presents “Caring for our Hmong Patients: Intersection of Culture and Western Medicine”

Wisconsin has the third-largest Hmong population in the United States. For her Grand Rounds lecture, UW Ob-Gyn resident Dandi Huang, MD, PGY-4 presented “Caring for our Hmong Patients: Intersection of Culture and Western Medicine”. In her presentation, Huang shared some history of Hmong migration to the U.S., discussed unique aspects of Hmong culture in relation to health, ... more
 Grand Rounds: Clark presents Resident Research Day keynote

Grand Rounds: Clark presents Resident Research Day keynote

On March 25, 2021, Steven Clark, MD kicked off Resident Research Day with the keynote presentation “Antepartum Testing 2021 – Making Sense of the Confusion.” Clark is a professor in the Baylor College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In his presentation, Clark discussed the broad range of available antepartum tests, the benefits and detractions of using ... more
 Grand Rounds: Dehlendorf presents “Person-Centered Contraceptive Care: Advancing Reproductive Autonomy and Equity”

Grand Rounds: Dehlendorf presents “Person-Centered Contraceptive Care: Advancing Reproductive Autonomy and Equity”

Christine Dehledorf, MD, MAS, of the University of California, San Francisco Person-Centered Reproductive Health Program, presented the UW Ob-Gyn Grand Rounds lecture “Person-Centered Contraceptive Care: Advancing Reproductive Autonomy and Equity” on Thursday, March 4. In her lecture, Dehlendorf discussed different models of counseling commonly used in family planning care,... more
 Grand Rounds: Brubaker presents “Everyday Scholarship”

Grand Rounds: Brubaker presents “Everyday Scholarship”

As the keynote speaker at Resident Research Day on February 25, 2021, Linda Brubaker, MD, MS presented the lecture “Everyday Scholarship.” Brubaker is a urogynecologist and chair of the UC San Diego Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. In her presentation, Brubaker discusses the value of scholarship as a personal challenge, professional growth too... more
 Grand Rounds: Byars-Winston presents “Science of Mentorship: From Good Intentions to Good Practice”

Grand Rounds: Byars-Winston presents “Science of Mentorship: From Good Intentions to Good Practice”

Angela Byars-Winston, PhD, of the UW SMPH Department of Medicine, presented the Grand Rounds lecture “Science of Mentorship: From Good Intentions to Good Practice” to the UW Department of Ob-Gyn on February 11, 2021. In her lecture, Byars-Winston discussed how cultural diversity can affect mentoring relationships, described evidence-based mentorship education to improve cul... more
 Grand Rounds: Zapata presents “Combating Racial Inequities in Infant Mortality: A Personal and Professional Journey”

Grand Rounds: Zapata presents “Combating Racial Inequities in Infant Mortality: A Personal and Professional Journey”

Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH, of the UW SMPH Department of Pediatrics, presented the Grand Rounds lecture “Combating Racial Inequities in Infant Mortality: A Personal and Professional Journey” to the UW Department of Ob-Gyn on February 4, 2021. In the lecture, Zapata identified leading causes of Black infant mortality in Wisconsin, examined major health problems affecting infant... more
 Grand Rounds: Davis presents “Medical Therapy for Transgender Patients”

Grand Rounds: Davis presents “Medical Therapy for Transgender Patients”

On January 28, Dawn Davis, MD, PhD presented the Grand Rounds lecture “Medical Therapy for Transgender Patients.” Davis is an associate professor in the UW SMPH Department of Medicine’s Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. In her presentation, Davis identified best practices for creating safe and welcoming environments for transgender patients, discussed heal... more
 Grand Rounds: Badger Bytes on opioids and women’s health

Grand Rounds: Badger Bytes on opioids and women’s health

On Thursday, January 7, a multidisciplinary group presented Badger Bytes Grand Rounds lectures as part of the presentation “The Multiple Dimensions of Opioid Use for Women’s Health.” The session was moderated by UW Ob-Gyn Division of Reproductive and Population Health Director Deborah Ehrenthal, MD, MPH. Erin Nacev, MD/MPH student in the UW SMPH started off with “Prenatal O... more
 Grand Rounds: Meyer presents “Navigating the Pandemic: COVID-19 on Labor and Delivery”

Grand Rounds: Meyer presents “Navigating the Pandemic: COVID-19 on Labor and Delivery”

The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 drastically affected health care provision this year. At UW Ob-Gyn Grand Rounds on December 17, 2020, UW Ob-Gyn resident Melissa Meyer, MD, PGY-4 discussed some of the ways care changed in the lecture “Navigating the Pandemic: COVID-19 on Labor and Delivery​”. In her lecture, Meyer provided an overview of COVID and pregnancy, discussed changes ... more
 Grand Rounds: Larson presents “Waste within the Healthcare System: How Your Actions Impact Patients, Providers, and the Planet”

Grand Rounds: Larson presents “Waste within the Healthcare System: How Your Actions Impact Patients, Providers, and the Planet”

On December 3, 2020, UW Ob-Gyn resident Ramsey Larson, MD, PGY-4 presented the Grand Rounds lecture “Waste within the Healthcare System: How Your Actions Impact Patients, Providers, and the Planet”. In her presentation, Larson shared trends in health care spending and utilization in the U.S. and throughout the world; identified areas of waste in the U.S. health care system;... more
 Grand Rounds: Buttigieg presents “From Schoolhouse Rock to Modern Day Politics: Applying Childhood Lessons to Practical Advocacy Strategies in Women’s Health”

Grand Rounds: Buttigieg presents “From Schoolhouse Rock to Modern Day Politics: Applying Childhood Lessons to Practical Advocacy Strategies in Women’s Health”

On November 12, 2020, UW Ob-Gyn resident Emily Buttigieg, MD, PGY-4 presented the Grand Rounds lecture “From Schoolhouse Rock to Modern Day Politics: Applying Childhood Lessons to Practical Advocacy Strategies in Women’s Health​.” In the presentation, Buttigieg provided essential background for anyone interested in incorporating advocacy into their work. She outlined the pr... more
 Grand Rounds: Stowe presents “Perinatal Mental Illness – an Early Adverse Life Event”

Grand Rounds: Stowe presents “Perinatal Mental Illness – an Early Adverse Life Event”

On November 5, 2020, Zachary Stowe, MD, of the UW SMPH Department of Psychiatry presented the lecture “Perinatal Mental Illness – an Early Adverse Life Event” at UW Ob-Gyn Grand Rounds. In his lecture, Stowe described the impact of maternal anxiety, stress, depression and early adverse life events on health outcomes. He also explained the potential confounds of illness and ... more

Grand Rounds: Addressing Microaggressions in Health Care

As part of our department’s efforts around diversity, equity and inclusion, we invited UW Health Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Shiva Bidar, MA, and UW Health Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program Coordinator Naomi Tahakashi, MSW, LCSW to present the training “Addressing Microaggressions in Health Care.” In their presentation, Bidar and Takahashi reviewed... more
 Grand Rounds: Peace presents “From Ebola to Covid-19: Lessons on Obstetric Care During a Global Pandemic”

Grand Rounds: Peace presents “From Ebola to Covid-19: Lessons on Obstetric Care During a Global Pandemic”

Can lessons from the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak be applied to maternal health care in COVID-19? UW Ob-Gyn resident Stephanie Peace, MD, PGY-4 discussed in a recent UW Ob-Gyn Grand Rounds lecture. In the presentation “From Ebola to COVID-19: Lessons on Obstetric Care During a Global Pandemic”, Peace used the two case studies to examine obstetric care and maternal health in a g... more
 Grand Rounds: Unser presents “Wheelchair Barbie Goes to the Gynecologist”

Grand Rounds: Unser presents “Wheelchair Barbie Goes to the Gynecologist”

On July 9, 2020, Cody Unser, MPH joined the UW Deparmtnet of Ob-Gyn to present the Grand Rounds lecture “Wheelchair Barbie Goes to the Gynecologist: A Perspective on the Sexual and Reproductive Health Care of Women with Disabilities.”In her lecture, Unser defined disability and walked through medical and social models of disability; discussed the intersection of sexuality an... more