Meet Dr. Farners Amargant i Riera

Farners Amargant i Riera, PhD, (she/her) is our new Assistant Professor for Ob/Gyn and CRepHS. She started with us this month. Dream the impossible, go out and make it happen. Where did you grow up? In Girona, a beautiful region in the north of Catalonia, Spain. What is your favorite part about your job? Every […]

Meet Dr. Victoria Whelan

Dr. Victoria Whelan (she/her) is an Assistant Professor for ObGyn. She has been with us for one month! Be curious, not judgemental. Ted Lasso Where did you grow up? The coasts – NYC, NJ, and the Bay Area of San Francisco What is your favorite part about your job? The interaction with patients. It is […]

Meet Dr. Sara Wood

Dr. Sara Wood (she/her) is the new Division Chief of Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery. She just started in October! Failure is the greatest equalizer. It is in the rising that separates the excellent from the great. My mom Where did you grow up? Audubon Iowa – a small farming town in southwest Iowa that […]

Meet Dr. Nardhy Gomez-Lopez

Dr. Nardhy Gomez-Lopez (she/her) is a Professor in ObGyn, CRepHS, and Pathology and Immunology. She will officially be on the team in October! I’m deeply passionate about research that directly benefits our community. Our team is dedicated to unraveling the complexities of pregnancy complications with the aim of discovering effective prevention strategies. To achieve this […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Meet Robin Bystrom

Robin Bystrom (she/her) is a Practice Operations Manager for Oncology Obstetrics & Gynecology Oncology. She has been with us for a short few months! Life is short so make the best of it. Between now and dead, don’t do things you do not find pleasure in, and always treat others with respect. That is so […]

Meet Tammy Odom

Tammy Odom (she/her) is a Senior Department Accounting Assistant. She has been with us for 16 1/2 years! What is the best part about your job? Helping my co-workers to find the best answers and solutions to process things in a timely manner. What’s something that most people don’t know about you? Not sure. There […]

Meet Carrie Gower

Carrie Gower (she/her) is the Practice Manager for MFM and Fetal Care! She has worked in the department for 5 years. You can often find her buzzing around COH 10! Never stop trying to learn or to grow yourself. Don’t settle, always strive for the best. Best piece of advice she has ever received! What […]

Meet Emily Constantini

Emily Constantini (she/her) is a Patient Billing/Services Representative I for COH 7! She has been with us for right around 3 months. We are lucky to have her! When asked about the best piece of advice she was ever given, she mentioned this from her best friend: No one has power over you, unless you […]

Amber Richardson

Amber Richardson (she/her) is Supervisor/Medical Assistant for OBGYN-COH 710. She has been with the department for 7 years! [My favorite part of my job is] The team I work with. They make the workplace enjoyable. I love being a part of the day-to-day office life with the team we have. Amber Richardson What’s something that […]

Chris Higginbotham

Chris Higginbotham (she/her) is a Financial Analyst for the Business Office. She has been with the department for 2 years. We are so happy to have someone like her greeting everyone on COH 10! [Most people don’t know] I got married in Heidelberg, Germany, and I have my motorcycle certification! Chris Higginbotham What do you […]

Meet Mel Mills

Mel Mills (she/her) is a Clinical Research Coordinator for the Division of Clinical Research. She has been in OBGYN, for 4 years, and in the DCR for over one year! A co-worker once told me that change is an opportunity to learn and grow! This has always stuck with me when times are challenging to […]

Meet Fran Manyx

Fran Manyx (they/them) is a Clinical Research Study Assistant II for the Division of Clinical Research. They have been with us since last April! I love the interaction I have with patients as well as knowing I will learn something new everyday from any aspect of my job. I love having an avenue for growth […]

Meet Ryan Stoner

Ryan Stoner (they/them) is a Clinical Research Assistant for DCR. They have been with us for a little of a month. We are so excited to have them with us! I care deeply about advocacy for marginalized people especially as it concerns the healthcare system in this country. Healthcare has historically not been equitable and […]

Meet Michele Davis

Michele Davis is Registered Medical Assistant II for COH 7! She has been with the department for 14 months. I like caring for people. I like that I am learning something new constantly and I am never bored, However, it is the staff that makes me happy, they accept my silliness. Michele Davis What do […]

Meet Andrea Gaona Romero

Andrea Gaona Romero is a Research Assistant II for the Carter Team doing EleVATE research project! She has been with us for about a month now. I had a teacher who once told me to take as many pictures as I could, especially of significant events. I think this has been so useful to me […]

Meet Valene Garr Barry

Valene Garr Barry is a Postdoc Fellow for Clinical Research! She has been with us for a little over a year. My favorite part of my job is getting to work with all of the incredible people in our department. Valene Garr Barry Where are you from? Chicago, Illinois What do you do outside of […]

Meet Megan Steiner

Megan Steiner is a Nurse Coordinator for the department. She has been with us for 4 years [My favorite part of the job is] Working closely with the providers to ensure great care for our patients! Also, I get to tell patients the fetal sex if they do certain genetic testing and it really makes […]

Meet Kate Staples

Kate Staples is an IVF Nurse Coordinator for our Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility division! She has been with the department for 5 years! I love being a part of the patients’ journey to become parents. Kate Staples What do you do outside of work? family? hobbies?  I love to spend time with my husband and […]

Meet Dr. Jeannie Kelly

Jeannie Kelly is an Associate Professor of OBGYN for the Maternal-Fetal Medicine division! She has been with us for 6 years. What’s the best part of your job? Hands down, the people! I couldn’t ask for better partners and trainees, or the amazing staff who make our department run. Getting to take care of the […]

Meet Peinan Zhao, PhD

Peinan Zhao, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Clinical Research (DCR). He has been in the department for 6 years! When asked what he would bring with him on a deserted island? [I would bring] lighter, a good knife and axe for outdoor living, a book with long story and lots of […]

Meet Kim Coombs

Kimberly (Kim) Coombs is an ‘Executive Secretary’ for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She has been with the department for over 10 years! I enjoy watching how hard our physicians work towards making our patient’s healthcare a success from behind the scenes. Our division as a whole working towards the goal of providing care to all at-risk women. […]

Meet Ken Zimmerman Jr

Ken Zimmerman Jr. is one of the Residency/Fellowship Program Administrators! Helping the Fellows achieve their educational and professional goals by assisting or completing administrative processes necessary for their Fellowship. Ken Zimmerman Jr What do you do outside of work? family? hobbies?  I have taught martial arts: Taekwondo, Judo and Cane Self-Defense for twenty years. In […]

Meet Erin Moore

Erin Moore is a ‘Executive Assistant’ for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She has been with the department for almost 8 years! I enjoy getting to know my co-workers and working with the best Dr’s around. Erin Moore What do you do outside of work? family? hobbies?  I enjoy being outside, going to concerts, and hanging out with […]

Meet Melissa Ramirez

Melissa Ramirez is the Supervisor for the Clinical Office and has been with us for 7 years. Her favorite part about her job is the team at WashU. “I absolutely love the team we have here. Everyone works together so well from clinic staff, provider’s to the scheduling teams and pre-arrival. All working together for […]

Meet Brittany Bullens

Brittany Bullens is a Scheduling and Billing Associate II and has been with us since April 2022. Her favorite part about her job is “selling” something she believes in. “The standard at Wash U is clearly excellent, so I enjoy being able to tell patients about how our physicians are involved in so many different […]

Meet Candice Woolfolk

Candice is an Assistant Professor in the divisions of MFM & DCR! She has been with us for 7 years and her favorite part about her job is getting to collaborate with so many amazing people! What do you do outside of work? family? hobbies? I love spending time with my family and friends, shopping, […]

Personnel Spotlight – Lindsey Kent, PhD

Our latest Personnel Spotlight features Dr. Lindsey Kent, Senior Scientist in the England Lab. She is a CRepHS researcher with a self-proclaimed enthusiasm for basic research and the reproductive field. Lindsey grew up in Missouri and attended Truman State University in Kirksville,Mo., for her B.S. in Biology. After college, she moved to Kansas City and […]