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Erin Bailey
Perinatologist, MFM Fellow
Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Administrative Assistant

Bailey shares what’s next after MFM Fellowship

After three years of intense fellowship training in the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Erin Bailey, MD, MS,  is preparing to graduate. Bailey 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 the most important things you learned during your fellowship? 

I learned a ton, I would say the ultrasound training has been where I’ve made the most progress. We have a very formalized curriculum which is very helpful, we learn to scan but also to read, which is a new skill to me since residency and I feel pretty comfortable with it by now. We learn how to manage a lot of competing interests at the same time, which is similar to residency but taking it a step further – you’re managing  the floor, labor patients, antepartum patients, taking transfer calls, fielding consults from other doctors all at the same time. And a big part of what I’ve been doing is working with Dr. Beninati to develop the accreta program, both learning how to do accretas well and how to preoperatively and postoperatively manage patients to maximize outcomes.

How do you feel UW Ob-Gyn prepared you for success after fellowship? 

I feel like the department was super supportive, and the program really allows fellows to individualize their training to maximize their time based on what they want to do coming out. I knew I wanted to be an academic, and I was able to focused on research and education in addition to clinical duties. I want to be very involved in the surgical aspects of MFM, so I’ve been able to be helping run the accreta program for the last two years and have been able to participate in a lot of the fetal surgery cases, which will really set me up for success as faculty. That was all based on what I wanted to do, the department is so good about allowing the fellowship to mold to trainee needs.

What will you miss most about the trainee phase of your career? 

I appreciate that this is a period of time when I really got to focus on learning, so I could prioritize learning experiences. I recognize that will change drastically in a couple of months, and I will miss that.

Any special shout-outs or thanks to faculty, staff, other trainees who really shaped your time here? 

I would definitely want to give a shout out to my co-fellows: Brad who’s graduated, Jackie, Scott, who are just phenomenal humans I love getting to work with. Jen Schneider, who has been my nurse in clinic and kept me on task the last three years. Kelsey Doyle is instrumental in making sure we become good ultrasound doctors. Janine Rhoades, just an incredible program director who goes above and beyond and really cares. Lastly, Mike Beninati, who has really allowed me to grow as an accreta surgeon and has been super supportive and helpful in terms of obtaining my goals, in terms of obstetric surgeries.

Bailey presents at 2024 ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting

Erin Bailey, MD, MS, fellow in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, presented at the 2024 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, held in San Francisco in May 2024.

Bailey was a panelist during  the “Common and Treatable: Management of Peripartum Anemia and Chronic Hypertension” session. Panelists in that session, including a medical officer from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, offered actionable ways to correctly identify and treat anemia, utilize blood pressure recommendations, and prescribe aspirin for preeclampsia prophylaxis.

Incredible work, Dr. Bailey!

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 Oncology Fellow, presented “Patterns of endometrial cancer primary metastasis and recurrence differ by MMR and p53 status.”

Ushma Patel, MD, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellow, presented “Aiming for Zero: Success of the Hysterectomy Surgical Site Infection Prevention Bundle”.

Watch the whole lecture here.

by Ob-Gyn Communications Intern Paige Stevenson

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 Session 3 with the poster “Improving participation in postpartum remote blood pressure monitoring collaborating with community doulas for Black women”. Associate Professor Kara Hoppe, DO, MS, is senior author on the poster. Co-authors include Tia Murray, BS, Uchenna Jones, RN, Erin Bailey, MD, MS, Kristin Hildebrandt, MSN, RN, Megan Knutson Sinaise, MS. 

PRESENTATIONS: 

Scientific Forum: Adverse Obstetric Outcomes Among Physicians – Jackie Powell, MD 

POSTERS: 

Breastfeeding rates among Black participants in a remote hypertension monitoring/community-based doula partnership study - Erin Bailey, MD, MS; Megan Knutson Sinaise, MS; Tia Murray, BS; Uchenna Jones, RN; Kathleen Wannemuehler, PhD; Kara Hoppe, DO, MS 

Engaging community doulas with a remote postpartum hypertension program for Black persons: A qualitative study – Elizabeth Albert, MA; Megan Knutson Sinaise, MS; Tia Murray, BS;  Nicole Thomas, BSN; Kathleen Wannemuehler, PhD; Susan Passmore, PhD; Kara Hoppe, DO, MS 

Understanding Fluid Shifts in Hypertension: Postpartum Point-of-Care Ultrasound of the Inferior Vena Cava and Aorta – Awa Sanneh, MD; Jenna Racine, MD; Amy Godecker, PhD; Kara Hoppe, DO, MS; J. Igor Iruretagoyena, MD, MS 

Improving participation in postpartum remote blood pressure monitoring collaborating with community doulas for Black women - Jackie Powell, MD; Tia Murray, BS; Uchenna Jones, RN; Erin Bailey, MD, MS; Kristin Hildebrandt, MSN, RN; Megan Knutson Sinaise, MS; Kara Hoppe, DO, MS 

Congratulations to all!  

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 GynecologyKara 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 large, multicenter trial.

In “Perinatal Outcomes Associated With Management of Stage 1 Hypertension”, Bailey, Hoppe, and co-authors conduct a secondary analysis of the CHAP trial data to compare pregnancy outcomes for people with blood pressure below 30/80 mm Hg with outcomes in blood pressures of 130–139/80–89 mm Hg. The study found:

“…mean BP below 130/80 was associated with decreased risk of severe preeclampsia and medically indicated preterm birth before 35 weeks of gestation but not with placental abruption or fetal or neonatal death. Similarly, BP group was not associated with SGA less than the 10th percentile or less than the 5th percentile.”

Read the whole study here!

Grand Rounds: Bailey presents “To give or not to give: antenatal corticosteroids”

On October 5, 2023, UW Ob-Gyn Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow Erin Bailey, MD, MS, presented the Grand Rounds lecture “To give or not to give: antenatal corticosteroids”.

In the lecture, Bailey summarized the history of betamethasone (BMZ) administration in preterm birth; assessed the available literature on corticosteroid administration; and outlined future recommendations for their use.

Watch the whole lecture here.

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 Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Nearly 200 people attended the event! You can watch some of the presentations here.

The Symposium also included a poster session. Two posters were selected by a panel of UW faculty to receive Best Poster awards. Please help us congratulate the poster winners!

UW Ob-Gyn resident Rachel P. Mojdehbakhsh, MD, MS, PGY-3 earned a top poster award for the poster “Efficacy and Safety of a Restrictive Blood Transfusion Protocol in Gynecologic Surgical Patients”. Co-authors on the poster include Rana Al-Rubaye, MD; Dandi Huang, MD; Joseph Connor, MD; and Ahmed Al-Niaimi, MD.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellow Erin Bailey, MD, MS earned a top poster award for the poster “A Spatial Approach to Examining Individual and Disparity-Level Factors and Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy.” Co-authors include Maria Kamenetsky, MS; Alexa Lowry, MD; Ronald Gangnon, PhD; and Kara Hoppe, DO, MS.

Congratulations to the poster award winners, and thanks to everyone whose hard work contributed to this incredible event!


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, Yonatan Mintz, Ramsey Larson, Dakota Dalton, Kara Hoppe

(check out the risk calculator, recently published on Dr. Hoppe’s Staying Healthy After Childbirth site!)

A Spatial Approach to Examining Individual and Disparity-Level Factors and Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy - Erin Bailey, Maria Kamenestky, Alexa Lowry, Ronald Gangnon, Kara Hoppe

Is isolated small head circumference at 20 weeks predictive of FGR or SGA at delivery? - Brad Bosse, Madeline Wetterhahn, Erin Bailey, Janine Rhoades, J. Igor Iruretagoyena, Jacquelyn Adams 

A Spatial Approach to Examining Individual and Disparity-Level Factors and Birth Outcomes - Alexa Lowry, Maria Kamenetsky, Erin Bailey, Ronald Gangnon, Kara Hoppe

Understanding endothelial dysfunction in preterm preeclampsia with severe features: utility of bedside brachial artery Doppler - Jenna Racine, Ryan Pewowaruk, Alejandro Roldan-Alzate, Ian Bird, Jason Austin, Dinesh Shah, J. Igor Iruretagoyena

Diabetes Distress Scores and Black race predicts poorer diabetes control in third trimester Jennifer Jacobson, Amy Godecker, Jennifer Janik, April Eddy, Jacquelyn Adams

Is an isolated short femur an indication for growth ultrasounds? - Erin Bailey, Brad Bosse, Madeline Wetterhahn, J. Igor Iruretagoyena, Janine Rhoades, Jacquelyn Adams

Predicting small for gestational age infants: is it time to update the Hadlock model? Joseph Chou, Brad Bosse, Madeline Wetterhahn, Jacquelyn Adams

Do obese women without comorbid conditions need a growth ultrasound during pregnancy? - Madeline Wetterhahn, Kathleen Antony, Brad Bosse, Jacquelyn Adams

Congratulations to all!

UW Ob-Gyn brings impressive slate of research to 2023 SMFM meeting

​Faculty, residents, and fellows brought an exciting variety of posters and presentations to the 2023 Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Annual Pregnancy Meeting February 6-11 in San Francisco! Just some of their incredible accomplishments:

Erin Bailey, MD, MS (MFM fellow) presented “Treatment for mild chronic hypertension during pregnancy: is tighter better?” during an oral plenary session to an audience of more than 3,000 people! The abstract won the Norman F. Gant Award for Best Research in Maternal Medicine.

Scott Infusino, MD (MFM fellow) gave an oral presentation during a Fellow Case session: “Mo' Baby, Mo' Problems” 

Kara Hoppe, DO, MS, presented during a Scientific Forum: “The CHAP trial: clinical implications and recommended practice changes”

The department and the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine were also well-represented during poster sessions throughout the conference: 

Poster: Does excess gestational weight gain increase the risk for neonatal hypoglycemia? (Erin Bailey, Carrie Sibbald, Janine Rhoades, Jacquelyn Adams)

Poster: Evaluation of a cesarean surgical site infection (SSI) prevention protocol on SSI and neonatal hypoglycemia (Gabrielle Avery, Daniel Shirley, Sarah Gnadt, Dolores Krickl, Kelly Parrette, Kathleen Antony)

Poster: Body mass index and persistent hypertension in patients with hypertension disorders of pregnancy one-year postpartum (Kara Hoppe and MCW co-authors)

Poster: Prediction modeling of postpartum blood pressure spikes and investigation of preventive management strategies (Jinxin Tao, Scott Infusino, Yonatan Mintz, Kara Hoppe)

Poster: Is interpreter use an independent risk factor for small for gestational age infants? (Carrie Sibbald, Amy Godecker, Erin Bailey, Janine Rhoades, Jacquelyn Adams)

Huge congratulations to all involved!

Welcome Erin Bailey, MD, MS to the MFM Division!

The UW Department of Ob-Gyn is thrilled to announce that Erin Bailey, MD, MS will join the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine faculty as an assistant professor (CHS) upon completing fellowship in September 2024!

Bailey earned a Master of Science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Population Health Sciences in 2013. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in 2017, followed by obstetrics and gynecology residency at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Bailey is currently in her second year of maternal-fetal medicine fellowship in our department.

Bailey is already a talented researcher, clinician, and educator. She earned the Norman F. Gant Award for Best Research in Maternal Medicine at the 2023 Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine annual meeting. In 2021, she received the Top Poster Award at the UW Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture and Symposium. Bailey also 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.”

Before returning to UW for fellowship, Bailey earned the Rothman Resident Research Award and the Ryan Resident Award at Washington University in St. Louis.

We are confident Dr. Bailey will be an excellent addition to the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. We look forward to welcoming her to this new role in 2024!

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 from Dexcom to support the project. Bailey is actively recruiting patients with Type 2 diabetes for this study and will present more information to the department in the future.

Congratulations, Dr. Bailey!

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 as interim director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility during a transition time.

Jeff Rodzak, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn, is also retiring. Rodzak will continue to see patients at the VA Hospital.

Cynthie Wautlet, MD, of the Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn, is headed to Colorado for a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Congratulations, Dr. Wautlet!

We also have the great joy of welcoming new arrivals: 

Kristina Warner, MD will join us in July as the first-ever Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellow. Dr. Warner graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Biology, earned her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and is currently completing her Ob-Gyn residency at Northwestern University. 

Erin Bailey, MD will join the Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship program. Dr. Bailey received her M.D. from the University of Wisconsin. She is currently completing her Ob-Gyn residency at Washington University. 

Lauren Montemorano, MD is the incoming Gynecologic Oncology fellow. Dr. Montemorano earned her medical degree from the University of Virginia and is completing her Ob-Gyn residency at The Ohio State University.

Guadalupe Aguilera, PhD is a new postdoctoral fellow joining the Health Disparities Research Scholars program. Aguilera is finishing her PhD at the University of Utah in the Department of Sociology and will join the HDRS program in September 2021.

And of course, we are thrilled to welcome the Ob-Gyn residency intern class!

MEDICAL STUDENT AWARDS

DR. SAMUEL G. PERLSON SCHOLARSHIP – Erin Nacev, MD (Oregon Health & Science University); Steven Hesse, MD (University of Minnesota)

This award goes out to one or more fourth year medical students planning to pursue a career in Ob-Gyn who have demonstrated outstanding abilities as a scholar and outstanding humanistic qualities.

T.A. LEONARD AWARD – Nicholas Schreiter

The T.A. Leonard Award is given to one or more medical students in recognition of exemplary performance on their third year Ob/Gyn rotation. 

MEDICAL STUDENT EDUCATOR AWARD FOR RESIDENT TEACHING – Ramsey Larson, MD

This award is given to a UW-Madison, Obstetrics and Gynecology resident, selected by 3rd and 4th year medical students, who exhibits a high interest in teaching, actively involves students in patient care, teaches at an appropriate level, is respectful, approachable, honest, and is a great role model. 

RESIDENCY AWARDS

 CHIEF RESIDENT RECOGNITION – Ramsey Larson, MD; Stephanie Peace, MD

For service as the administrative chief resident, academic year 2020-2021

UW HEALTH INTERDISCIPLINARY GLOBAL HEALTH TRACK RECOGNITION – Stephanie Peace, MD

Given to a graduating resident upon the completion of the Global Health Track.

UW HEALTH RURAL TRAINING TRACK RECOGNITION – Laura McDowell, MD

Given to a graduating resident upon the completion of the Rural Training Track. 

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF GYNECOLOGIC LAPAROSCOPISTS (AAGL) AWARD – Ramsey Larson, MD

Given to a graduating resident with special excellence in endoscopic procedures.

SOCIETY OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC SURGEONS (SLS) AWARD – Matt Wagar, MD

Awarded to a PGY3, outstanding laparoendoscopic resident.

RESIDENT CREOG AWARD – Ramsey Larson, MD

Awarded for the highest exam score on the annual CREOG In-Training Examination

BEN M. PECKHAM AWARD – Stephanie Peace, MD

Awarded to a senior residents for excellence in the teaching and clinical practice of Ob-Gyn, as voted by the residents.

SOCIETY OF GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY (SGO) AWARD – Matt Wagar, MD

Awarded to a PGY3 who best exemplifies the qualities of the mission and vision of SGO.

SOCIETY FOR ACADEMIC SPECIALISTS IN GENERAL OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY (SASGOG) AWARD – Emily Buttigieg, MD

Awarded to a PGY4 who has distinguished themselves academically and demonstrates an interest in a career as an Academic Specialist.

AMERICAN UROGYNECOLOGIC SOCIETY (AUGS) AWARD – Ushma Patel, MD

Awarded to a PGY3 resident demonstrating excellence in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, as chosen by the FPMRS faculty.

SOCIETY FOR MATERNAL-FETAL MEDICINE (SMFM) AWARD – Madeline Wetterhahn, MD, MPH

Awarded to the PGY2 resident who best exemplifies the qualities of the vision of our society to improve pregnancy and perinatal outcomes.

RESEARCH AWARDS

DOUGLAS W. LAUBE BEST TRAINEE PAPER AWARD – Jessica Vazquez, PhD

For the best peer reviewed paper by a graduate student dissertator or medical fellow.

ROLAND K. MEYER GRADUATE TRAINEE AWARD – Amanda Mauro

Awarded to the graduate student dissertator showing the most scientific productivity and scholarly activity.

CHESTER B. MARTIN GRADUATE TRAINING PROGRAM MENTORSHIP AWARD – María Virumbrales Muñoz, PhD

Awarded to faculty or staff that has had the most impact on graduate student degree-related training.

PHILLIP R. HAMILTON III, MD RESIDENT RESEARCH AWARD – Ramsey Larson, MD

Awarded to the senior residents demonstrating the best effort in research.             

DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATIVE AWARD

OBGYN SUPPORT STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARD – Amy Williamson, MPP

In recognition of outstanding staff who routinely and regularly exemplify the mission of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology through excellent performance and customer service.

RESIDENT FACULTY AWARDS

JOHN M. ANDERSON, MD MEMORIAL AWARD – Heidi Brown, MD

For demonstrating the traits of Dr. Anderson: patience, integrity and compassion in the care of women. 

KIMBERLEY J. MILLER-THORESON COMPASSIONATE COLLEAGUE AWARD – Kristen Sharp, MD

For demonstrating the traits of Dr. Miller-Thoreson showing respect, compassion, dedication and unending support towards their colleagues and trainees.

DOLORES A. BUCHLER AWARD – Jennifer Karnowski, MD

For excellence in instruction at the senior resident level.

KARL A. RUDAT AWARD – Ahmed Al-Niaimi, MD

For excellence in surgical teaching at the senior resident level.

FACULTY RECOGNITION AWARDS

OUTSTANDING FELLOW EDUCATOR – Shannon Rush, MD

Given to one fellow in either Gynecologic Oncology or Maternal-Fetal Medicine for excellence in resident education.

ST. MARY’S ADJUNCT FACULTY EDUCATOR AWARD – Ryan Luellwitz, DO

Selected by the residents for excellence in resident education.

MERITER ADJUNCT FACULTY EDUCATOR AWARD – Mary Stoffel, MD (Madison Women’s Health)

Selected by the residents for excellence in resident education. 

SOCIETY FOR ACADEMIC SPECIALISTS IN GENERAL OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY (SASGOG) AWARD – Jennifer Karnowski, MD

National faculty award for dedication and commitment to the ideals of being an academic generalist.

SABINE DROSTE AWARD – Ruth Yemane, MD

The Sabine Droste Award is selected by the junior residents for a faculty member who demonstrates excellence in instruction at the junior resident level.

ELLEN HARTENBACH AWARD – Sumer Wallace, MD

Selected by the residents and given annually to the faculty member who has made the greatest contribution in simulation education.

CREOG FACULTY AWARD – Kristen Sharp, MD

National faculty award for excellence in resident education.

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 babies. We will be happy to have her back in Madison training with us.

Welcome, Dr. Bailey!

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