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Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Nancy C. Chescheir, MD
Chapel Hill, NC

Associate Editor, Gynecology
William W. Hurd, MD, MSc, MPH
Durham, NC

Associate Editor, Obstetrics
Dwight J. Rouse, MD, MSPH
Providence, RI

Associate Editor, Statistics
Thomas W. Riggs, MD, PhD
Barrington, IL

Consultant Editor, Web
William C. Dodson, MD
Hershey, PA

Consultant Editor, Health Policy
Rebekah E. Gee, MD, MPH
New Orleans, LA

Consultant Editor, Journal Club
Rebecca G. Rogers, MD
Albuquerque, NM

Consultant Editor, CME
Roger P. Smith, MD
Indianapolis, IN

Consultant Editor, Journal Club
Alan T. N. Tita, MD, PhD
Birmingham, AL

Editors Emeritus
Roy M. Pitkin, MD
La Quinta, CA 

James R. Scott, MD
Salt Lake City, UT 

 

Editorial Board (2014-2015)
William W. Andrews, PhD, MD, Birmingham, AL
Howard Blanchette, MD, Valhalla, NY
Lori A. Boardman, MD, ScM, Orlando, FL
Winston A. Campbell, MD, Farmington, CT
John R. Fischer, MD, Bethesda, MD
Nathan S. Fox, MD, New York, NY
Keith A. Hansen, MD, Sioux Falls, SD
Marc Jackson, MD, MBA, Salt Lake City, UT
Denise J. Jamieson, MD, MPH, Atlanta, GA
Kimberly Kenton, MD, MS, Chicago, IL
Robert P. Lorenz, MD, Royal Oak, MI
Fergal D. Malone, MD, Dublin, Ireland
Susan C. Modesitt, MD, Charlottesville, VA
Mary E. Norton, MD, San Francisco, CA
Mark D. Pearlman, MD, Ann Arbor, MI
John T. Repke, MD, Hershey, PA
Humberto Scoccia, MD, Chicago, IL
James M. Shwayder, MD, JD, Jackson, MS
David E. Soper, MD, Charleston, SC
Mark A. Turrentine, MD, Houston, TX

Editorial Office

409 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
Tel: 202-314-2317
Fax: 202-479-0830
E-mail: obgyn@greenjournal.org
Online manuscript submission: http://ong.edmgr.com

Editorial Staff

Senior Director and Managing Editor
Rebecca S. Benner
E-mail: rbenner@greenjournal.org

Manuscript Editor
Denise Shields
E-mail: dshields@greenjournal.org

Production Editor
Stephanie Casway
E-mail: scasway@greenjournal.org

Editorial Assistant
Randi Y. Zung
E-mail: rzung@greenjournal.org

Editorial Assistant
Elizabeth Hickey
E-mail: ehickey@greenjournal.org




Editors

Nancy C. Chescheir, MD, is Professor and Director of Prenatal Diagnosis at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Chescheir has served on several of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' national committees and the Obstetrics & Gynecology Editorial Board. She was one of the principal editorial task force members for the fifth edition of the College's Your Pregnancy and Childbirth: Month to Month for patients. She is a member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and a past president of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Dr. Chescheir has authored more than 75 journal articles and book chapters related to her primary research interests in prenatal diagnosis, maternal-fetal surgery, patient safety and quality, and international health. In 2001–2002, Dr. Chescheir participated in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women. She served as the chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, from 2005 to 2008. From 2008 to 2010, Dr. Chescheir spent half of her time as the chief of staff and head of obstetrics and gynecology at Bokamoso Private Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana.

William W. Hurd, MD, MSc, MPH, is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Hurd's practice encompasses both reproductive endocrinology and general gynecology, with special emphasis on reproductive surgery, infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, leiomyomas, and recurrent pregnancy loss. Dr. Hurd has been actively involved in basic, clinical, and translational research throughout his academic career. For more than two decades, he maintained a funded laboratory and is a recognized expert in the physiology and molecular biology of uterine smooth muscle and leiomyomas. His primary clinical research focus is gynecologic surgical anatomy, techniques, and safety. He also has been involved in a number of clinical trials examining hormone therapy. He has authored more than 150 articles and chapters and is the co-editor of the textbook Clinical Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.

Dwight J. Rouse, MD, MSPH, is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and a practicing maternal–fetal medicine specialist at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. The author of many peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Rouse served on the Obstetrics & Gynecology Editorial Board from 2002 to 2007 and was Editor-in-Chief for Obstetrics, Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey, from 2006 to 2011. He was an Associate Editor of the 22nd edition of Williams Obstetrics, is an author of the current (23rd) edition, and is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Practice Bulletin Committee-Obstetrics. For 12 years, Dr. Rouse has been a Principal Investigator in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network, in which he led a major trial of magnesium sulfate for the prevention of cerebral palsy in children born preterm and another of 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate for the prevention of preterm birth in women carrying twins.

Thomas W. Riggs, MD, PhD, attended the University of Michigan for undergraduate biology (Phi Beta Kappa), medicine (Alpha Omega Alpha) and post-graduate training in Pediatrics. He completed a pediatric cardiology fellowship at Rainbow Babies’ and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio followed by board certification in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology. During his cardiology fellowship, he completed an M.Sc. in Biometry from Case Western Reserve University, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine. Dr. Riggs was on the faculty at Case Western Reserve University, Northwestern University, University of Michigan and Wayne State University. While serving as Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan, he obtained a Master's degree in biostatistics and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, where his doctoral thesis was on non-typeable H. flu colonization among children in day care centers and comparison of three methods of modeling transmission. He also completed post graduate training in computer simulations and non-linear systems at the Center for the Study of Complex Systems in the Department of Physics, University of Michigan and did a postdoctoral fellowship in computational biology in the Department of Immunology at the University of Michigan Medical School, where he helped develop a computer model of T-cell motion and cellular interactions within a lymph node, based on in vitro real time studies. Dr. Riggs retired from medical practice in 2011 as Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases at University of Michigan Medical School. He also worked as a research scientist at the Beaumont Research Institute in Royal Oak, Michigan, where he assisted attending physicians, fellows and residents in clinical study design and data analyses. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Pediatric Research and has authored more than 90 articles in the fields of pediatrics, fetal and neonatal echocardiography, maternal-fetal medicine, immunology, surgery, infectious disease transmission and epidemiology. Dr. Riggs is keenly interested in applying quantitative methods to advance evidence-based medicine.

William C. Dodson, MD, is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Penn State College of Medicine. He completed his fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at Duke University. His research and clinical areas of focus include treatment of infertility, especially ovulation induction. He was previously on the Editorial Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology and now serves as the Consultant Web Editor for Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Rebekah E. Gee, MD, MPH, serves as the editor for the first-ever policy column for Obstetrics & Gynecology entitled "Health Policy in Practice," and is the Medicaid Medical Director for the state of Louisiana. She is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Louisiana State University (LSU) where she is clinically active. Dr. Gee has held many local and national leadership roles including with the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the National Quality Forum, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (HRSA), and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). Dr. Gee is on the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Board of Health Care Services and is the inaugural recipient of the Gant fellowship at the IOM.

Rebecca G. Rogers, MD, is Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chief of Urogynecology, and Director of the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship program at the University of New Mexico. She is a board examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and currently serves as the subspeciality representative to the ACOG Executive Board. Her clinical practice focuses on both the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of pelvic floor disorders. Dr. Rogers has received funding from the NIH to study the effects of pregnancy and delivery on pelvic floor disorders and is currently funded through NICHD as a member of the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network. Her other research interests focus on the assessment of sexual function in women with pelvic floor disorders, and surgical consent.

Roger P. Smith, MD, is The Robert A. Munsick Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vice Chair for Faculty Development, and Director, Division of General Obstetrics & Gynecology, in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He also serves as Statewide Competency Director: Problem Solving for the school. Dr. Smith has served on or chaired several of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' national committees and served on the Obstetrics & Gynecology Editorial Board. He holds leadership positions with the Association of Professors of Obstetrics (APGO), the Central Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and other professional organizations. He has served on the Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Chaired the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) Education Committee, and is an oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is the author of approximately 180 peer-reviewed articles, books and chapters and oversaw the revision and reuse of some of the classic Frank Netter texts and illustrations, such as The Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Reproductive System.

Alan T. N. Tita, MD, PhD, is Professor, practicing Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist and Perinatal Epidemiologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Center for Women’s Reproductive Health. Dr. Tita is also a Principal Investigator in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network, and first-authored the network’s major publication on neonatal outcomes of delivery prior to 39 weeks. He is a member of the publications committee of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and has served on multiple NIH review committees and scientific panels. Dr. Tita has led several randomized trials and his work was recently recognized with the 2012 Roy M Pitkin award from Obstetrics & Gynecology. His research focuses on medical and obstetric complications of pregnancy and global health.

2014–2015 Editorial Board

William W. Andrews, PhD, MD, is the Charles E. Flowers, Jr. Endowed Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Andrews has extensive clinical, research, and training expertise in maternal and fetal health. He is a past site principal investigator for UAB in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network and the Genomics and Proteomics Network for Preterm Birth Research. He now serves as the co-principal investigator on each. His research interests focus on obstetric infections related to preterm birth and infant/childhood outcomes.

Howard Blanchette, MD, is Professor and Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York Medical College, and Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Westchester Medical Center. He is certified by both the American and Canadian Boards of Obstetrics/Gynecology. He has held teaching appointments at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Yale University, and the University of Southern California School of Medicine, where he is an Emeritus Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has led numerous medical organizations, including as Chairman of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women, President of the California Academy of Medicine, and Chairman of the Residency Review Committee for Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is currently a Director of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Board of Family Medicine. In March 2011, Dr. Blanchette was inducted as a faculty member of Alpha Omega Alpha at New York Medical College. A generalist, he has published and presented on many obstetric and gynecologic topics throughout the country.

Lori A. Boardman, MD, ScM, is the Assistant Dean for Medical Education and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando. She has served the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology as a member of its Board of Directors and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as Vice-Chair of the Practice Bulletin Committee-Gynecology. She currently serves on the National Medical Committee of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and on the USMLE Step 3 Test Materials Development Committee of the National Board of Medical Examiners. In 2013, Dr. Boardman was selected as a fellow for the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women. Dr. Boardman’s clinical responsibilities and research focus on HPV-related lower anogenital tract disease and screening, vulvovaginal disorders including vulvodynia, and family planning.

Winston A. Campbell, MD, graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School, received a B.S. in Biology from SUNY Binghamton and M.D. from the University of Connecticut Health Center School of Medicine [UConn SOM]. He is Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Pediatrics at the UConn SOM. He holds the Health Net Inc. Endowed Chair in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He is the Division Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Program Director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship program. For the past four years he served as Interim Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the UConn SOM. He is Co-Chair of State of Connecticut Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Board. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a Regular member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine [SMFM], and a member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. He has served on and chaired the NIH-NICHD Maternal Child Health Research Subcommittee. Since 2012 he has been serving as a reviewer for the NIH Loan Repayment Program. Annually, he serves as a scientific abstract reviewer for SMFM Annual Scientific Program. He serves as a reviewer for peer-reviewed journals including, Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, Lancet, Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, and European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. His clinical interests are obstetric ultrasound, HIV infection in pregnancy, and prematurity.

John R. Fischer, MD, is Associate Professor in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. He started his medical career as a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force and then completed residency training at Wright State University and Urogynecology Fellowship training at Indiana University. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics and is currently an oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He served as the Obstetrics and Gynecology Consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General. He was director of the Female Pelvic Floor and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery fellowship at Walter Reed, and is currently the residency program director at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at the National Capital Consortium in Bethesda, MD. His research interests include the effects of pregnancy, labor, and delivery on the pelvic floor and surgical education.

Nathan S. Fox, MD, is currently an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is also a Vice President of Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates, PLLC, in New York City. Dr. Fox completed medical school and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and his fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is actively involved in patient care, including comprehensive Obstetric care as well as a consultant in Maternal Fetal Medicine, including maternal care, diagnostic ultrasound and fetal diagnosis. He is also actively involved in research, with a particular focus on multiple gestation, diagnostic ultrasound, and preterm birth, and has authored many peer reviewed publications. Dr. Fox has won several teaching awards for resident and medical student education, and serves as a research mentor and teacher for students in middle school, high school, college, medical school, and residency.

Keith A. Hansen, MD, is Professor and Chairman of the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Professor of Pediatrics at Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota in Sioux Falls, SD, as well as Reproductive Endocrinologist at Sanford Health Fertility and Reproductive Medicine. He trained in Reproductive Endocrinology at the Combined Federal Fellowship at the National Naval Medical Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and at the Developmental Endocrinology Branch of the National Institutes of Child Health and Development. His bibliography includes investigations into the genomics of endometriosis, immunology of reproduction, pelvic adhesions, genetics of hyperprolactinemia and other conditions, as well as clinical treatment of endometriosis.

Marc Jackson, MD, MBA, is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Intermountain Healthcare, both in Salt Lake City. He graduated from Southwestern Medical School, then took his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his MBA from the University of Utah. At Intermountain Healthcare, he is the system director of the MFM Development Team. He has received a number of awards for teaching, and practices clinical perinatology with particular interest in women with congenital cardiac disease and alloimmunization. He currently serves on the ACOG Committee on Practice Bulletins-Obstetrics.

Denise J. Jamieson, MD, MPH, serves as chief of the Women’s Health and Fertility Branch in the Division of Reproductive Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this position, she leads a team dedicated to research, public health surveillance, and guidelines development in the areas of family planning, STD/ HIV prevention, assisted reproductive technology (ART), and abortion surveillance. As a faculty member at Emory, Dr. Jamieson practices general obstetrics and gynecology at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA.

Kimberly Kenton, MD, MS, is a Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Urology and Chief of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She also serves as Fellowship Director of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery Program. She is a member of the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology Division of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery and the ACGME Obstetric & Gynecology Residency Review Committee. Dr. Kenton’s clinical interests focus on treatment of women with complex pelvic floor disorders and minimally invasive surgical techniques with laparoscopy and robotics. She has a Master of Science in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from the University of Michigan, and served as principle investigator on several studies funded by the National Institutes of Health, focused on advancing in surgical treatment and outcomes for women with urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

Robert P. Lorenz, MD, is on the faculties of Oakland University William Beaumont, University of Michigan, and Wayne State University Medical Schools. He has been a member of the Executive Boards of the American College/Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. At the American College/Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, he has served on the Obstetric Practice, Credentials, Ethics, and Nominations Committees and the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology task force for development of obstetric modules for Maintenance of Certification, Part IV. In Michigan he is involved in the Michigan Maternal Mortality Review Committee and Infant Mortality Initiative. Dr. Lorenz practices in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan, where he has served as Vice Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Division Director. His clinical and research interests include obstetric patient safety, placenta accreta, and multidisciplinary management of fetal anomalies.

Fergal D. Malone, MD, is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the Rotunda Hospital Dublin. He trained and worked as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Tufts University/New England Medical Center, Boston, and then worked at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, for 13 years before returning to his current position in Dublin, Ireland. During his time in the United States, Dr. Malone was the co-principal investigator for the NICHD FASTER Trial, and is a past site principal investigator for New York in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network. Since his return to Ireland he has developed and leads the Perinatal Ireland research consortium. He is co-author of the leading textbook on fetal medicine, "Fetology: Diagnosis and Management of the Fetal Patient," and is an author of over 200 publications.

Susan C. Modesitt, MD, is the Director of the Gynecologic Oncology Division and the Co-Director of the High Risk Breast/Ovarian Cancer clinic at the University of Virginia. She is an Associate Professor and the Richard and Louise Crockett endowed Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She completed her residency at the University of North Carolina and her fellowship at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Modesitt served the Society of Gynecologic Oncology as Vice Chair of the Practice Survey Task force, Chair of the Candidate Task force, and an Education Committee member. She was appointed to the Prolog Task force and Gynecologic Oncology Subcommittee for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Modesitt is the UVA PI for the Gynecologic Oncology Group and is on the Safety Review and Developmental Therapeutics committees. Her research focuses on obesity-related cancers, clinical trials, and hereditary cancers.

Mary E. Norton, MD, is Vice Chair of Clinical and Translational Genetics and Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. She is also Director of the Program in Perinatal Genetics and Genomics at UCSF. She is certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal Fetal Medicine, as well as in Clinical Genetics. She is currently Vice Chair of the Committee on Genetics for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and is a member of the Publications Committee of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine. She is interested in public policy and public health surrounding prenatal genetic testing programs, and is a member of the Perinatal Advisory Committee for the California State Genetic Disease Screening Program. Her clinical and research interests involve prenatal genetic screening and diagnostic testing, obstetrical ultrasound, fetal therapy, and patient preferences and decision-making.

Mark D. Pearlman, MD, is S. Jan Behrman Professor, Vice Chair, and Service Chief in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan Hospital and Health Centers. He is the fellowship director in breast diseases and his clinical practice focuses on women with breast diseases, gynecologic management of breast cancer survivors, and BRCA gene mutation carriers. He has chaired both the ACOG Committee on Quality and Patient Safety and the Committee on Scientific Programs and currently sits on the Gynecology Document Review Committee. Dr. Pearlman's research focuses on breast education, breast diseases, patient safety and quality improvement, trauma during pregnancy, and infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology.

John T. Repke, MD, is University Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Penn State College of Medicine and Obstetrician-Gynecologist-In-Chief at The Penn State-Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He has served on the faculties of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1982-1992), Harvard Medical School (1992-1998), and served as Department Chair at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine (1998-2002) prior to his current appointment as University Professor and Chair at Penn State (2002-present). His clinical interests include high-risk pregnancy, preeclampsia and hypertension, and medical complications of pregnancy. A member of Alpha Omega Alpha, Dr. Repke is also a Fellow of the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is a full member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and the Society for Gynecologic Investigation. He is also Past President of the North American Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy. Dr. Repke serves as Examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in both general obstetrics and gynecology and in maternal-fetal medicine. He is the author of more than 300 publications, has presented numerous abstracts at national and international scientific meetings, and has edited a textbook on obstetrics.

Humberto Scoccia, MD, is Professor and Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. Dr. Scoccia is President of the International Gynecologic Society (2012-2014) and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Obstetrics and Gynecology (2014-2018). Dr. Scoccia has been recognized by patients with the Physician Award of Excellence by Resolve of Illinois (1998). He has also been selected by his peers as one of The Best Doctors in America (2009-2014), Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor (2014) and Chicago Magazine Top Doctor in Chicago Metro Area (2010-2013). Dr. Scoccia’s research in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute focuses on the study of possible long term side effects of fertility treatments in infertile women.

James M. Shwayder, MD, JD, is the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), where he has been since 2012. His practice focuses on minimally invasive surgery and gynecologic ultrasound. He earned his medical degree at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at the Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. From 1982 to 1998 he was in private practice in Virginia, with recognized expertise in minimally invasive surgery and gynecologic ultrasound. He was on the clinical faculty at Eastern Virginia Medical School during this time. In 1998, he joined the full-time academic faculty of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado, as the Director of Gynecology and the Associate Director of the Department at Denver Health Medical Center. During his tenure he earned a Doctor of Juris Prudence from the University of Denver College of Law in 2003l, where he was a Chancellor’s Scholar. In 2006, he joined the faculty at the University of Louisville as the Director of Gynecology and Director of the Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery. He became the Vice-Chair of Clinical Affairs in 2010. He began as Chair at UMMC in July 2012. He serves in numerous committee positions at UMMC. In addition to being a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a Dr. Shwayder is also is a Fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). He is the Vice-Chairman of the Gynecology Ultrasound Community for AIUM, and serves on the Annual Convention Planning Committee and the Coding Committee of AIUM. He has been on the Board of AAGL, where he also served on the Ethics Committee and Bylaws Committee, serving as Chair of both committees during his tenure. He is the Past-President of the Council on Gynecologic Endoscopy and was a founding Board Member of COEMIG (Centers of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology). He is the Chair of the Standards committee of COEMIG, and serves on the Review Committee and Outcomes Committee of COEMIG. Dr. Shwayder has been active in ACOG serving as the Chair of numerous Post-Graduate Courses in Ultrasound. He was the Co-Editor for the Seventh Edition of PROLOG: Gynecology and Surgery, published in 2014. Dr. Shwayder is a reviewer on 9 peer-reviewed journals and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, is the Professional Liability Section Editor for OBG Management, and is an Associate Editor for Postgraduate Obstetrics and Gynecology.

David E. Soper, MD, is currently the J. Marion Sims Professor and Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), in Charleston, South Carolina. He has been formally trained in Infectious Diseases and is a Past President of the Infectious Disease Society for Obstetrics/Gynecology. He is currently both the Director of the Reproductive Infectious Disease Fellowship and the Division of Gynecology and General Obstetrics at MUSC. He has also been named to the Board of Directors of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. His bibliography includes investigations involving various aspects of obstetrical and gynecological infectious diseases including vaginitis, postoperative infections, intraamniotic fluid infection, and pelvic inflammatory disease.

Mark A. Turrentine, MD, brings the perspective of the private-practice physician to the Editorial Board. He practices Obstetrics and Gynecology at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in Houston, Texas, where he also serves as the Vice Chair of Clinical Research. He holds dual appointments as Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine and the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is a board examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a member of the American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists' Committee on Practice Bulletins - Obstetrics. Since 1995, he has served as a reviewer for Obstetrics & Gynecology and is an example that being an active participant in the peer review process of the medical literature does not rely solely on being a full-time academician. Dr. Turrentine’s research interests include clinical obstetrics, cervical insufficiency, and infectious disease.

Editorial Staff

Rebecca S. Benner is the Senior Director and Managing Editor for Obstetrics & Gynecology. She is responsible for coordinating the efforts of authors, reviewers, the Editorial Board, editors, staff, publisher, and other vendors involved in the production of the print and online journal. Rebecca has worked for the College since November 2000. She received an MPS in Publishing from The George Washington University and a BA in English from the State University of New York College at Geneseo.

Denise Shields is the Manuscript Editor for Obstetrics & Gynecology. She is responsible for reviewing manuscripts and interacting with authors, editors, and other staff for content review. Denise has worked for the College since March 2006. She received a BA in Liberal Studies/Organizational and Technical Writing from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She received a Publications Specialist certificate from The George Washington University and a Medical Writing and Editing certificate from the University of Chicago.

Stephanie Casway is the Production Editor for Obstetrics & Gynecology. She is responsible for tracking all material in production, for ensuring the quality of art and videos published in the journal, for checking manuscripts for plagiarism, and for assisting with maintenance of the journal’s web site. Stephanie has worked for the College since August 2008. She received an MA in Health Communication from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in Communication from the University of Maryland in College Park.

Randi Y. Zung is an Editorial Assistant for Obstetrics & Gynecology. She is responsible for providing general administrative support to the editorial office and for assisting the Editor-in-Chief with the review of manuscripts. Randi has worked for the College since April 2012. She received an MA in Public Anthropology from American University and a BA in Anthropology/Sociology from St. Mary's College of Maryland.

Elizabeth Hickey is an Editorial Assistant for Obstetrics & Gynecology. She is responsible for providing general administrative support to the editorial office and for assisting the Associate Editors with the review of manuscripts. Elizabeth has worked for the College since July 2014. She received an BA in Philosophy and Religion from Boston University.