BMES Annual Meeting – Research Announcements

Research reveals happening! Clinical researchers under the direction of PI Yong Wang, PhD, have poster/oral presentations at the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual meeting 10/13-15; OBGYN engineering collaborator Dr. Christine O’Brien also presenting! Women’s Health poster presentations: Thursday, Oct 13, 2022; 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM CDT: “Development of Uterine Peristalsis Imaging (UPI) in Normal […]

New Digital Interpreter Service Offers Equitable Care & Higher Patient Satisfaction

After more than a year in the making, the OBGYN department successfully launched a video (iPad) interpreter through LAMP services. After recognizing a need for improved processes, both from a patient and business facing aspect, Clinical Operations Director, Ronald Griffin, led the initiative to establish this improved service within the department.  “It’s great to have this […]

47th Annual Symposium Held in September

On September 22 and 23, we hosted our 47th Symposium. The planning committee organized an exceptional event with over 20 guest speakers providing pertinent information to share with the participants. Over 125 people were in attendance, including physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses from around the region.  Hundreds of volunteer hours went into creating this […]

Oyen and team receive funding to study placental function (Links to an external site)

Wellcome Leap has awarded Michelle Oyen, associate professor of biomedical engineering in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, a multi-year contract to advance methods to assess placental function. Oyen will join Wellcome Leap’s In Utero program, which aims to create the scalable capacity to measure, model and predict gestational development with […]

Dr. Ebony Carter and Dr. Melissa Tepe, in EleVATE, a maternal and infant health program

Dr. Ebony Carter and Dr. Melissa Tepe, in EleVATE, a maternal and infant health program. Here, they are improving maternal health—especially for Black mothers and birthing people. “When you spend so much time with patients, you can’t help but feel the burden of the things they’re experiencing in their lives” Dr. Ebony Carter, Washington University […]

Specialty ranked #3 by US News and World Report

We are so excited to see all the buzz on social media about our #3 ranking! It’s wonderful to see how proud people are to work in our department & specialty! Keep up the magnificent work!  Our ranking was determined based on a point system for Data-driven Specialty Scores which include Outcomes (Mortality & Discharge to Home), Structure (Technology, Staffing, etc), Patient Experience, Reputation and Transparency.  U.S. News & World Report regarding […]

Rothman Research Day Awards 2022

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 for a long time. These presentations are evaluated by a distinguished panel of our own select faculty and guest speaker. We will be presenting the 1st […]

New MIGS Fellowship Announced

We are excited to announce that the OBGYN department will be adding a new fellowship program! Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery will start in the summer of 2023 with their first fellow, current PGY-3 Resident, Alison Kosmacki, MD! A huge congrats to the MIGS division! We’d also like to give a special shout out to Dr. Elise Bardawil (Program Director) and Dr. Katie […]

Dr. Tyler Woodard awarded “Minority Scholar in Cancer Research” at AARC

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting is pleased to administer this important program which is primarily supported by a generous grant from the National Cancer Institute’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities.  Dr. Woodard was the recipient of the 2022  ACR Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award The 2022 conference took place […]

Message from the Chair on COVID-19

COVID-19 update from the Chair

It breaks my heart to write that once again, our hospital is full and we have more than doubled the number patients hospitalized with COVID and in the intensive care units in the last 2 weeks. We are here to take care of each other and to provide care to patients and the broader community. As we enter another period of rapid uncertainty and change, it is not too late to do whatever we can to protect each other.

St. Louis doctor urges pregnant women to get boosted, as more get hospitalized in Omicron surge (Links to an external site)

High-risk obstetrician Dr. Ebony Carter says pregnant patients are voicing concerns about what the vaccine will do to their baby, claiming there isn’t enough data. “We probably have more data right now on the vaccine than any other thing that we give to people in pregnancy, she says. “And the data overwhelmingly, in every direction, is saying that the vaccine appears to be safe.”

Twinkle, Twinkle Little NICU Stars

In honor of prematurity awareness month, Dr. Molly Stout was interviewed for a video that was used on the St. Louis Children’s Hospital social media channels. Dr. Stout is one of our doctors who works the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center at Washington University.