Dr. Williams featured in ‘People’ magazine (Links to an external site)

One of the most common menopause symptoms, hot flashes usually last between two and five minutes and are often more intense in the two years leading up to menopause itself (defined as 12 months with no period), says Dr. Makeba Williams, an OB-GYN and associate professor at Washington University in St. Louis who is a certified […]

WashU OBGYN celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and National Latino Day

Almost 20% of the US population is Latino. With this growing number, the population is on track for 1 in 3 people to be Latino by the year 2050. Despite this increase, Hispanic doctors make up only 6% total of the physician population. “Increasing the total number of Latino physicians in medicine is imperative for […]

2023 National Postdoc Appreciation Week

Happy National Postdoc Appreciation Week! WashU has a diverse community of over 850 postdocs from different parts of the world.  Their commitment to research, teaching, and mentorship not only enhances the academic community at Washington University, but also plays a pivotal role in advancing science, technology, and scholarship across the country and around the world. We […]

Dr. Mullen receives 2023 Victoria’s Secret Global Fund for Women’s Cancers Career Development Award

Dr. Maggie Mullen has been awarded grant funding through the 2023 Victoria’s Secret Global Fund for Women’s Cancers Career Development Award, in partnership with Pelotonia & AACR,  Targeting platinum chemotherapy resistance in ovarian cancer. **This two-year grant starts in September.** These accomplishments are impossible without our amazing research and clinical teams and the sponsorship of our […]

Meet Darius Whitaker

Darius Whitaker (he/him) is the Program Manager for our DEIA initiative in the dpartment. He has been with us for almost a month! What is your favorite part about your job?  My favorite part of my job is being able to help enhance and create inclusive working environments. In addition, I enjoy being able to […]

Meet Dr. Lebovic (Links to an external site)

What during your training led you to choose your specialty? To me, reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI) is the best field in medicine. There has been amazing progress to benefit patients and allow for more successful treatment options. I was drawn toward the combination of office visits (remote or in-person), technology (ultrasound and surgical devices) […]

Meet Megan Wolken

Megan Wolken (she/her/hers) is the Supervisor of the Clinical Office for REI! She has been in the department for almost 4 months. Never hesitate to ask questions, someone else might not have the courage. Megan Wolken, on the best advice she has recieved. What’s something that most people don’t know about you? I work renaissance […]

Dr. Makeba Williams featured in ‘Fortune’ (Links to an external site)

6 things you didn’t know about menopause and its symptoms Menopause symptoms can go beyond just hot flashes or night sweats. This life stage affects nearly a billion women globally, but it’s often misunderstood. Dr. Makeba Williams of Washington University in St. Louis explains.

Welcome New Fellows

REI – Aileen Portugal​, MDGyn Onc – Whitney Grither, MD, PhD​MIGS – Alison Kosmacki, MD​Gyn Onc – Mark Valentine, MD, PhD​MFM – Drew Hensel, MD​CFP – Ishana Shetty, MDMFM – Julia Whitley, MD​FPMRS – Hunter Terry, MD​

Sonn Named Associate Dean of Student Affairs (Links to an external site)

Tammy Sonn, MD, has been named Associate Dean of Student Affairs effective January 2024. The Associate Dean of Student Affairs is responsible for providing proactive leadership for the delivery of programs and services to support medical students’ academic achievement as well as personal and professional development across the student lifecycle. 

Summertime scientific successes for Santi Lab

The lab of Celia Santi, MD, PhD, has been busy this summer with scientific discussions and networking opportunities! Dr. Santi presented her lab’s work on non-hormonal contraception during the “Male Contraceptive” session at the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) 56th Annual Meeting. The “Reproductive Sciences: From Innovation to Impact” SSR meeting took place in Ottawa, Canada, […]

Compadre, van Biljon publish a co-first author article in Clinical Cancer Research

Amanda Compadre, MD, and Lily van Biljon recently published an article in Clinical Cancer Research titled “RAD51 Foci as a Biomarker Predictive of Platinum Chemotherapy Response in Ovarian Cancer.” This paper demonstrates that RAD51 foci are a robust marker of platinum chemotherapy response and survival in ovarian cancer. This research was led by Mary (Maggie) Mullen, MD. […]

Dr. Ashley Veade to Serve as Associate Program Director for the Residency Program

July 25, 2023 – During this upcoming academic year, the residency leadership team is growing in accordance with ACGME guidelines given the increased development of our residency program.  After an open call for applications and an interview process, we are excited to announce that Dr. Ashley Veade was selected as our next Associate Residency Program Director!  She will […]

Apply for the 2023 Cycle 2 of LAB Awards, now introducing a “Mini Lab” Award!

The Washington University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is soliciting applications for 2023 Cycle 2 of the L.A.B. Award internal pilot grants. The goal of this program is to promote research and grantsmanship by providing pilot funding for residents, clinical fellows, postdoctoral research fellows and associates, and junior faculty in the Department who have no startup or […]

REI celebrates National World Embryologist Day

Our Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility division celebrated National World Embryologist Day! They are a part of the team who make the magic behind the scenes. Thank you to everyone who makes our mission possible!

Dr. Galakatos retires after 58 years of service

Andrew E Galakatos, MD, received his BS Degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 1960, a medical degree from the University of Missouri in 1965, and ObGyn residency training at Barnes Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) from 1965 to 1970. He served two years in the Army and then had a two-year fellowship […]

Saying goodbye to Dr. Strand

Dr. Eric Strand, former division chief, Associate Residency Director, is leaving the department. “Dr. Strand is Professor and Division Director of General Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has served the department as Division Chief since 2012, Residency Program Director from 2015 – 2022, and Associate Program Director from 2022. He has held positions on departmental and hospital committees and is a leader […]

2023 Residency Graduation and Awards

We said goodbye to residents, welcome some back as fellows, and introduced a whole new team of interns! Read about the awardees below. Our Rothman Research Symposium is comprised of 2 half days where our residents, fellows, and basic science trainees present their OBGYN-related research projects which they have diligently worked on for a long […]

Welcome new 2023 Interns!

We are so excited to welcome our new interns! Welcome to Washington University School of Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology! We are happy you’re here. Emma Altieri – University of California – IrvineKatie Brow – Virginia Tech Carilion School of MedicineCat Burns – Indiana UniversityKatie Carbonell – Washington UniversitySarah Cohen – WashUKatie Howard – Medical College of Georgia at Augusta UniversityAli Houston-Ludlam – […]

Dr. Powell in “FDA to Decide on Dostarlimab Plus Chemo Approval in dMMR/MSI-H Advanced Endometrial Cancer in 4 Months”

The team presented the confirmatory additional endpoints of the Ruby trial which showed with the addition of dostarlimab immunotherapy added to chemotherapy for patients with advanced or recurrent endometrial cancer, there is a 71% improvement in progression-free survival or death for the biomarker-positive population and a 34% improvement in the overall population.  Although we are […]

Magdalena Nelson was awarded the WashU School of Medicine Research Support Award

Magdalena Nelson, MBA, Director of Research and Business Administration in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is this year’s recipient of the WashU School of Medicine Research Support Award. This award from the medical school recognizes employees for exceptional performance or cooperation, outstanding leadership, and superior quality of service. As a distinguished honors awardee, Magdalena was […]

WashU Gynecologic Oncology Tissue Bank celebrated collecting its 100th tissue sample

The WashU Gynecologic Oncology Tissue Bank celebrated collecting its 100th tissue sample for bench-to-bedside research endeavors. Along with this notable achievement in specimen collection, the labs of Drs. Dineo Khabele and Maggie Mullen have instituted a newly organized process for collecting and managing samples, and are developing research on patient-derived organoids. “We couldn’t have done it without the hard […]

STL OBGYN Society Research Meeting!

WashU took first (Dr. Amanda Compadre, mentor Dr. Mullen) and third place (Dr. Bridget Huysman, mentor Dr. Raghuraman). We are so proud!

Dr. Massad and Dr. Kuroki take home awards at the ASCCP conference

At the ASCCP conference in May, two of our Gynecologic Oncologists received awards. Dr. L. Stewart Massad received an Award of Merit from ASCCP for his leadership in developing guidelines for endocervical curettage. Dr. Lindsay Kuroki received two awards; a service award for her 2-year term as a junior board member, and an Award of Merit for […]

Dr. Kelly Honored with 2023 Dean’s Impact Award

Dr. Jeannie C. Kelly, Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, was honored with the 2023 Dean’s Impact Award! The 2023 Dean’s Impact Awards recognize faculty whose superior efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have had lasting impact, who demonstrated the highest level of professionalism and who delivered exceptional […]

Dr. Kuroki chosen for the SGO Health Equity Subcommittee

Dr. Lindsay Kuroki chosen to lead the SGO Health Equity Subcommittee under Jeffrey Hines, MD, Chair and Navya Nair, MD, Vice Chair. This is Dr. Kuroki’s second year serving on the Diversity, Inclusion & Health Equity Committee (DIHE) committee. Congrats Dr. Kuroki!

Dr. Jimenez receives grant funding

Dr. Patricia Jimenez, of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received a grant! The Clinical and Translational Research Funding Program Award provided her project “Treatment Decisions and Quality of Life in Patients with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Duration” with funding. Congrats Dr. Jimenez!

Celebrating WashU Med School Graduates

Our faculty attended Washington University in St. Louis’ Medical School Graduation. We welcomed new faces into the WashU Community, and even welcomed a couple of our new residents joining us in June!

CRepHS celebrates its graduates

The Center for Reproductive Health Sciences celebrated its graduates! Congrats to all and good luck with your future endeavors!

Mullen Lab receives honorable mentions for best oral and poster presentations!

The Mullen lab at the Siteman Cancer Center’s Center for Genome Integrity retreat. Viju Gupta, PhD from the Khabele lab also presented! Dr. Amanda Compadre received an honorable mention for the best Oral Presentation and Olivia Graham and Jeimmy Rodriguez of our Tissue Bank got an honorable mention for the best poster presentation. Big wins […]

2023 CRepHS Rothman Research Awards

Congratulations to two researchers representing CRepHS at the 2023 Dr. David Rothman Research Symposium – Dr. Amanda Compadre, a Fellow in the Mullen lab received the Dr. David Rothman Fellow Research Project Award, and Dr. Patty Strutz, chief resident in anesthesiology from the England lab won the Dr. David Rothman Basic Science Award! We are lucky […]

Meet Dr. Maggie Dwiggins

Read the full interview by Washington University Physicians!To view locations where Dr. Dwiggins practices, please look here. Maggie Dwiggins, MD, MS is a new addition to our Pediatric and Gynecology team. We are so excited to have her join us!

Dr. Nelson receives Virginia S. Lang medal

Before our weekly grand rounds, Dr. Michael Nelson stopped by to receive his medal, from his previous tenure as the Virginia S. Lang Chair. The position was recently bestowed upon Dr. Anthony Odibo. This service award is given to physicians who have done outstanding work in their field.  Barnes-Jewish President, Dr. John Lynch, gave our own […]

CRepHS and GynOnc celebrate new research progress

The WashU Gynecologic Oncology Tissue Bank just celebrated collecting its 100th tissue sample for bench-to-bedside research endeavors. Along with this notable achievement in specimen collection, the labs of Drs. Dineo Khabele and Maggie Mullen with the Center for Reproductive Health Sciences (CRepHS) and the Division of Gynecologic Oncology (GynOnc) have instituted a newly organized process for collecting and managing […]

Dr. Sonn in “Encouraging workforce diversity-supporting medical students with mobility and sensory disabilities”

Medical schools have the responsibility to train a diverse physician workforce including those with disabilities. Medical educators increasingly encounter students with disabilities and are responsible for meeting requirements. “In 2019, 5% of medical students reported a physical, learning, or psychological disability, compared with 3% in 2016, representing a 69% increase in the proportion of students […]

Meet Jessica Zomphier

Jessica Zomphier (she/her) is a Medical Assistant III on COH 7. She has been with us for two years! My favorite part about my job is working with the patients and getting an opportunity to learn form an amazing group of providers. Jessica Zomphier What’s something that most people don’t know about you? Most people […]

Meet Emily Irvine

Emily Irvine (she/her) is the Director of Finance and Administration for our Business Office. She has been with us for two years! What is the best advice you ever received and who was it from? Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire. This is a quote from American film director […]

Dr. Carter was recognized by the “In and For St. Louis” award!

Dr. Carter was recognized with her co-primary investigator, Dr. Shannon Lenze, by Washington University in St. Louis! They received the “In and For St. Louis” award for their work with community-academic partnership with the EleVATE Collaborative.