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 […]
New Podcast Episode: Fostering Intentional Mentorship in Academic Medicine (Links to an external site)
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 […]
Dr. Halley Staples–Rocking the Intern Life (Links to an external site)
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 […]
New Podcast Episode: Inspiring Each Other—Coming together for a world without cancer (Links to an external site)
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 […]
New Podcast Episode: Inspiring Each Other—Coming together for a world without cancer (Links to an external site)
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 […]
New Podcast Episode: Daring Greatly with Dr. David Mutch (Links to an external site)
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 […]
New Podcast Episode: Dr. Dineo Khabele! Let’s Get to Work. (Links to an external site)
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 […]
New Podcast Episode: Finding Peace and Acceptance with Debbie Frank, Scientific Editor (Links to an external site)
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 […]
New Podcast Episode: Dr. Ian Hagemann: Life on the other side of the microscope (Links to an external site)
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 […]
New Podcast Episode: It’s all about Hope (Links to an external site)
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. […]
New Podcast Episode: Dr. Jeannie Kelly! With Challenge comes Opportunity (Links to an external site)
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 […]
New Podcast Episode: We are in this Together. Grant writing and life lesson tips from our own Rachel Paul! (Links to an external site)
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!
New Podcast Episode: Dr. Mario Pardo-Friedman! Serving Humanity with Humility and Grace (Links to an external site)
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 […]
New Podcast Episode: Dr. Kelsey Anderson! “Happy and Humbled” (Links to an external site)
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 […]
New Podcast Episode: Dr. Sarah Huepenbecker! Schoolin’ Life! (Links to an external site)
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!
New Podcast Episode: Dr. Jessica Gambill Putman! Finding Balance with Moments of Calm. (Links to an external site)
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 […]
New Podcast Episode: Dr. Rachel Bridge! Welcome to the world, Henry Isaac! (Links to an external site)
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 […]
New Podcast Episode: The Doctors Fisher! Stephanie and Andy share their story. ???? (Links to an external site)
Catching up with graduating chief resident Dr. Stephanie Blankenship means we also get to hear what Dr. Andy Fisher’s up to, too! These two met in ob/gyn residency and the rest of their history is just getting started. We couldn’t be happier or more excited for them. Power couple alert!!
New Podcast Episode: Dr. Heather Lopez! “Just Breathe.” (Links to an external site)
Dr. Lopez talks about the importance of calming nerves—her own, or her patients’—by taking a moment to breathe, and shares her story of growth and career development. Congrats, Dr. Lopez! Why shoot for the stars when you can reach for the moon? ???? ✨
New Podcast Episode: Turning Anguish into Action with Dr. Jo’an Tankou (Links to an external site)
Dr. Jo’An Tankou, Gynecologic Oncology fellow here at WUSM, shares her story of being a black woman in medicine today, this week, in St. Louis. Her words echo the call to action we’re hearing loud and clear. Take a listen, and let’s get to work.
New Podcast Episode: Dr. Xiao Wang: Pursuing his Passion with Positivity (Links to an external site)
It’s transition time around here, with our chiefs about to graduate and everyone jumping into new roles. Dr. Xiao Wang joins us to share a few of his major career transitions as he steps into his role as chief resident. Hear about his eventful journey with his grandmother as he came to America from China […]
New Podcast Episode: Loving the Chaos & Living Magically with Dr. Allie Brubaker (Links to an external site)
You’ll hear pearls from Dr. Allie Brubaker’s 4 years of residency, and have a chance to ponder the question: into what Hogwarts house would you sort? Dr. Brubaker shares her decision to pursue a community general Obstetrics and Gynecology job after graduation, and we are joined by a special guest, a community gyn onc from […]
New Podcast Episode: Honesty, Authenticity, and Shaping a Career with Purpose (Links to an external site)
Today we catch up with the eloquent Dr. Ebony Carter, with updates from the Divisions of MFM and Clinical Research. Dr. Carter shares the amazing story of her career path, fighting the urge to be a gynoncologist, her passion for the DCR, and her thoughts on how we can all be purposeful in helping reduce […]
New Podcast Episode: Dr. Matt Shanahan! How Being Open to Failure can Pave the Way to Success (Links to an external site)
Our graduating chief resident, Dr. Matt Shanahan, may be retired from the world of elite speed skating, but his career in Fetal Medicine/MFM/Genetics is just getting started. Today he takes a break from his current role as the Gyn Onc Chief Resident to talk with Dr. Molly Greenwade and Dr. Hagemann about his path thus […]
New Podcast Episode: Staying Well and Moving Back Home (Links to an external site)
Dr. Whitney Trotter Ross updates us on life as a MIGS fellow at Penn State in Hershey, PA! She talks about physical, spiritual and emotional wellness, growing up in ????????, mentorship versus sponsorship, exercising together with her husband yet 15 feet apart in separate rooms while he’s on the covid service, and most exciting for […]
New Podcast Episode: Find and Share Your Passion! Catching up with Dr. Marta Perez (Links to an external site)
Dr. Marta Perez, an Assistant Professor of Ob/Gyn here at WU, talks about her passion for teaching and medical education and catches us up on life after residency and her time in private practice (what is that?!). She dishes on oral board preparation, life back in St. Louis, and finding gratitude for both good and […]
New Podcast Episode: How Humor Helps, and Post-Traumatic Growth. Dr. Stephanie Smith, everyone! (Links to an external site)
Oh yes, she did travel to national parks in her (MoBap?) blue scrubs! The meconium gets real in this episode with our amazing chief resident Smitty. She shares her story of growth from deeply personal past trauma, and how she’s writing, meditating, running, and still making everyone smile and laugh during covid19. Smitty’s strength and […]
New Podcast Episode: Dr. Lauren Kus on Wellness, Feedback, and Getting Radically Candid (Links to an external site)
Dr. Lauren Kus is one of our second-year residents, fiercely passionate about advocacy and promoting wellness across residency training. She is our new GME Resident Wellness representative and talks about what’s happening here. A former competitive volleyball player, Dr. Kus is no stranger to feedback and growth. She talks with Drs. Omurtag and Hagemann about […]
New Podcast Episode: Celebrating the Residents’ New Rhythm (Links to an external site)
Dr. Eric Strand joins Kenan and Andrea for an update on the residents’ new workflow, his life in quarantine with 4 boys, his predictions for the future of sports… and we learn (gasp!) that he does not like ???? puzzles. What?!?! Take a listen! Bonus: finding Dr. Strand’s senior pic!
New Podcast Episode: Fear Turns to Acceptance (Complete with pro tips for tech-savvy tele-visits) (Links to an external site)
Dr. Kenan Omurtag of REI dishes on his ninja wife, homeschooling during a pandemic, and finding wellness with social media. He shares tips on minimizing distractions, using the whiteboard in Zoom, and not worrying if there’s nothing right in front of you to worry about.
New Podcast Episode: Finding Balance and Keeping Hope Alive (Links to an external site)
Dr. Vinita Alexander, a Fellow in the Division of REI, shares how anxiety can be turned into a positive in our lives. She is a clinician-scientist who reminds us how important it is to keep showing up for our patients, especially during Covid-19.
New Podcast Episode: Jack be Nimble (Links to an external site)
Whether you like gingerbread or not, you’ll want to hear Dr. Hannah Ware’s take on wellness as an Ob/Gyn in the wake of Covid-19!