Dr. Dineo Khabele talks with fox2now about a rare kind of uterine cancer killing more women in America, black women in particular.
Dr. Jeannie Kelly speaks about helping pregnant women living with a substance use disorder
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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 […]
Washington University in St. Louis ObGyn Resident, Dr. Erika Mauban, takes us through growing up in Las Vegas, the choice to become a doctor, balancing education with a social media channel and much more. Listen with us as we learn a bit more about the person behind Dr. In Training!
After planning this transition for the past year, we are excited to formally announce that Dr. Shelby Dickison will assume the role of Residency Program Director starting on June 1, 2022. Since joining the residency leadership team in 2019 as Associate Program Director, Dr. Dickison has been instrumental in the continued advancement of the program. […]
It’s National Infertility Awareness Week! Did you know that 1 in 4 female physicians experience infertility? Let’s talk about it, and work to expand coverage for fertility treatments! Dr. Ashley Veade shares her journey through the unexpected diagnosis of infertility right as she finished residency and started her job as a generalist Ob/Gyn here at […]
Get ready for some brilliant career and life lessons as our Ob/Gyn Department Chair pulls back the curtain on what it’s been like to be our Chair for the past two years. She shares her 10 guiding principles and 3 key facets of transformational leadership. How do we cultivate purposeful careers that are aligned with […]
We are celebrating two awards for this year’s 69th Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) Awards! The meeting took place in Denver, Colorado from March 15th-19th. Our Chair, Dr. Dineo Khabele won the President’s Achievement Achievement Award! Our Vice-Chair for Research, Dr. Sarah England won the DeCherney Society Lifetime Service Award! We […]
We’re excited to announce the newest recipients of the WashU OBGYN Lucy, Anarcha, and Betsey (L.A.B.) Award! The award is named in honor of three enslaved women whose bodies were used by Dr. J. Marion Sims for painful experimental attempts to repair vesico-vaginal fistulas. This award calls us to remember Lucy, Anarcha, and Betsey, their […]
National Black Women Physicians Day is February 8th in honor of Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, who was the first Black woman to earn a medical degree in the United States. On Wednesday, February 9, 2022, we honored Dr. Jacqueline Turner, a trailblazer in her own right. She is a graduate of MIT, then went on […]
What drives a great mentor/mentee relationship? How can we make the most of mentorship during training and throughout our academic careers? Spoiler alert: it’s not by being perfect. Join special guests Drs. Cara Cipriano and Jenny Duncan as they detail the Academy of Educators’ new Mentorship Workshops and share how Mentorship and wellness are ever […]
I am excited to announce that Dr. Makeba Williams has accepted our offer to become the Vice Chair for Professional Development and Wellness. Clinically, she will join the faculty in the division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology as an Associate Professor. Dr. Williams has provided extensive departmental leadership in her current role as Director of […]
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.
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.”
We are pleased to announce that after a thorough national search, Dr. Ali Ahmady has been chosen and accepted our offer to be the next WASHU/BJC Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center Lab Director. Dr. Ahmady is a consummate academician and he comes to us from the University of Southern California. He is no stranger to the […]
The updated guidance comes after a CDC analysis of new safety data on 2,500 women showed no increased risks of miscarriage for those who received at least one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine before 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Marta Perez, MD, and Emily Cooke, clinical pharmacist are interviewed on the increased access of the COVID vaccine after delivery.
Kenan Omurtag, M.D. has accepted the role as our Division Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility effective June 1, 2021.
MDisrupt Presents: Sarah England, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine, on Solutions that Scale for Maternal-Child Health Disparities
Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities focuses on Access to Care for Breast and Cervical Cancer screenings
This week is Black Maternal Health week and new studies show Black women are three times more likely to die during pregnancy or child birth than white women.
The vaccines do not impact sperm count, fertility treatment, or a woman’s ability to get pregnant, research shows
Major boost in COVID-19 antibodies seen in breast milk after vaccination
No matchday, no graduation? No problem for Dr. Staples, who takes each day as it comes, always with a fantastic smile behind that mask and a truly inspiring outlook. In this episode, which was recorded during peaking COVID numbers here in St. Louis, Dr. Staples shares her passion for advocacy, talks about the strong nurses […]
Dr. Odibo is an internationally renowned Maternal-Fetal Medicine expert with an incredible track record in research.
Some Missouri residents might still be hesitant to receive the vaccine.
The World Health Organization is updating its guidance on the COVID-19 vaccine in pregnant women after a statement earlier this week led many to believe the agency was advising against pregnant women getting vaccinated.
Study will evaluate testing access and if pregnant women with COVID-19 need specialized care
Researchers receive funding from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help develop low-cost, bedside equipment for people in underserved regions
It’s Gynecologic cancer awareness month AND the final push for Siteman’s Pedal the Cause event! Listen to two of our amazing residents, Drs. Elizabeth Johns and Whitney Grither, who are joining forces with two patients, Sandi Essner and Randalynn Vasel, and our own Pedal-funded physician-scientist, Dr. Katherine Fuh to discuss why Pedal the Cause is […]
Dr. David Mutch, Professor of Ob/Gyn, Vice Chair or Gynecology, Former SGO President, huge advocate for women with Gynecologic cancers, and a list of career accolades too long to list, joins us today to reflect on his career, the growth and changes within Gynecologic Oncology he’s seen since he started on faculty here in the […]
Dr. David Mutch, Professor of Ob/Gyn, Vice-Chair or Gynecology, Former SGO President, a huge advocate for women with gynecologic cancers, and a list of career accolades too long to list, join us today to reflect on his career, the growth, and changes within Gynecologic Oncology he’s seen since he started on faculty here in the […]
Dr. Dineo Khabele is the Mitchell and Elaine Yanow Professor and Chair of the Department of Ob/Gyn here at WashU. She joined on June 1, right in the middle of a pandemic and our country’s reckoning with racism. She takes us through her story of career development, dedication to and passion for women’s health, her […]
This week we take you behind the scenes to share some secrets to the WashU Dept of Ob/Gyn’s research successes… meet Deborah Frank, PhD. What is a scientific editor, what does she love most about her job, and how does editing differ from writing? How can we find peace with crappy first drafts and get […]
In this episode, we hear from one of our favorite Gynecologic Pathologists about life and work in academic medicine. Dr. Ian Hagemann is an Associate Professor in Pathology and Immunology here at Wash U, passionate about medical education, admissions and being a part of the WashU Academy of Educators. He dishes on his path to […]
Dr. David Eisenberg, Associate Professor here at Wash U, shares how his passion for civil rights and an early experience with Tiger mosquitoes led him to right where he is today. He’s not afraid to stand up for what’s right, and loves being a part of helping women find hope at the toughest of times. […]
Dr. Jeannie Kelly, Asst Professor of Ob/Gyn, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, shares her career path thus far in MFM. How did she come to run the CARE Clinic, direct L&D during COVID times, and get her three kids to all nap at the same time every day?? She talks about her path from China to […]
Our beloved clinical research specialist dishes on life in quarantine with her beagle Annie! She shares pearls for grant writing, manuscript writing, staying focused on goals that are bigger than any one research project, and the importance of teamwork. We will all be that much better advocates after listening to her!
Dr. Mario Pardo-Friedman hasn’t had the most traditional path to Ob/Gyn residency, but it’s led to a perfect fit in women’s health and we’ve been so lucky to have him in our program. Listen as he shares his story, opening up about struggles with mental health, taking us from New Mexico to Taiwan, and telling […]
Dr. Anderson shares her thoughts on the importance of mentors and friends throughout residency, and also shares her thoughts as a county-born St. Louisan who is motivated to fight and work for health equity for all women in this city. Congratulations on an amazing 4 years! Lucky for us, she’ll be staying here for REI […]
Dr. Huepenbecker, affectionately known as Hueps, shares her story, starting in Minnesota, to Philly, to St. Louis, and now Houston. She’ll be starting gyn onc fellowship at MDACC and we are so proud of her! Congrats, Hueps!
Dr. Putman shares her story, coming from Arkansas to St. Louis, couples matching, marriage, and a baby all thrown into the last 4 years! She shares her plans for the MIGS fellowship. She also shares what might be the biggest honor of all for an Ob/Gyn, helping bring her dear friend’s baby safely into the […]
Dr. Bridge joins us to discuss her next steps after residency, how she navigated pregnancy during residency and kept her love for gardening alive. She discusses a new disparities curriculum she helped develop during her residency. And to finish it off, an update from her colleague and friend Dr. Putman! Congrats, Dr. Bridge, on finishing […]