Nancy C. Chescheir, MD
Chapel Hill, NC
Associate Editor, Gynecology
William W. Hurd, MD, MSc, MPH
Associate Editor, Obstetrics
Dwight J. Rouse, MD, MSPH
Associate Editor, Statistics
Thomas W. Riggs, MD, PhD
Consultant Editor, Web
John R. Fischer, MD
Consultant Editor, Health Policy
Rebekah E. Gee, MD, MPH
New Orleans, LA
Consultant Editor, Journal Club
Rebecca G. Rogers, MD
Consultant Editor, CME
Roger P. Smith, MD
Boca Raton, FL
Consultant Editor, Journal Club
Alan T. N. Tita, MD, PhD
Roy M. Pitkin, MD
La Quinta, CA
James R. Scott, MD
Salt Lake City, UT
Editorial Board (2016-2017)
Amy M. Autry, MD, San Francisco, CA
Michael D. Benson, MD, Deerfield, IL
Lori A. Boardman, MD, ScM, Orlando, FL
Marianne L. Burda, MD, PhD, MA, Wexford, PA
Winston A. Campbell, MD, Farmington, CT
Jodi S. Dashe, MD, Dallas, TX
Rebecca Dunsmoor-Su, MD, MSCE, Seattle, WA
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
Mary E. Norton, MD, San Francisco, CA
Scott M. Petersen, MD, Bethesda, MD
Patrick S. Ramsey, MD, MSPH, San Antonio, TX
John O. Schorge, MD, Boston, MA
Humberto Scoccia, MD, Chicago, IL
James M. Shwayder, MD, JD, Jackson, MS
Dale W. Stovall, MD, Newport News, VA
Gretchen S. Stuart, MD, MPHTM, Chapel Hill, NC
James L. Whiteside, MD, MA, Cincinnati, OH
Jason D. Wright, MD, New York, NY
Senior Director and Managing Editor
Rebecca S. Benner
Randi Y. Zung
409 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
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Nancy C. Chescheir, MD, is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology 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.
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. 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 Secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals for the State of Louisiana. She recently served as an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University Schools of Public Health and Medicine. 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 Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science and Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. 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 has served as 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.
2016–2017 Editorial Board
Amy M. Autry, MD, is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCSF. She received her medical training at Wake Forest University, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCSF. She is the Residency Director and Director of Graduate Medical Education in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF. Since serving 3 years in the US Army, where she was stationed in Germany, she has worked in education, initially at the Medical College of Wisconsin, then back at UCSF since 2001. She served on the CREOG question writing committee, as well as the NBME question writing committee, is a board examiner and just recently completed her 2-year term as President of APGO (Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics). She was the Program Chair of the Pacific Coast Obstetrical and Gynecological Society in 2015 and is past President of the San Francisco Gyn Society. Dr. Autry’s current research activities revolve around education and education innovations. She is interested in faculty attrition and the impact of educational innovations implementation. Most recently, she has focused on education and skills transfer on a global level in collaboration with the Ob/Gyn Department at Mulago Hospital, Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. She has published an article in Obstetrics & Gynecology on remote teaching of basic surgical skills. Dr. Autry was the primary investigator on an APGO educational grant developing a curriculum for learners in underserved settings both internationally and nationally. Her program received Song Brown Funding from the state of California to recruit and train learners in low resource settings particularly in California. She travels to Uganda quarterly, mostly for skills transfer and research collaboration.
Michael D. Benson, MD, is a graduate of the six-year Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine (Alpha Omega Alpha). He also did his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern and is in full-time private practice in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Dr. Benson has written three medical textbooks with his Obstetrical Pearls having been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese. A clinical associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, he has been a contributed services faculty member since 1987 at Northwestern. Dr. Benson’s research interest focuses on amniotic fluid embolism, disseminated intravascular coagulation in obstetrics, and the immunology of late pregnancy. He has received a number of foundation grants to support his work. Recent publications include the English language translation from the Portuguese of the world’s first case report of amniotic fluid embolism, an examination of the relationship of DIC with the intravascular presence of fetal material in the maternal circulation, and a re-examination of the evidence for the “four-minute rule” for maternal resuscitation. Dr. Benson also holds several patent applications for a new surgical clamp.
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.
Marianne L. Burda, MD, PhD, MA, is the Associate Chief of Staff for Education and Research at Chillicothe VA Medical Center. She is from Pittsburgh, PA. She has a B.S. in Biology from Marquette University and attended medical school at the Medical College of Pennsylvania (now Drexel University College of Medicine). She also has a Master's Degree in Theology and a Ph.D. in Health Care Ethics from Duquesne University. Dr. Burda was the first physician to complete the Veterans Health Administration‘s Advanced Interdisciplinary Simulation Fellowship. Her clinical practice focused on comprehensive ob/gyn across women’s lifespan. Her areas of research include reproductive ethics, professionalism, and ethics simulation education. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
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,
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.
Jodi S. Dashe, MD, is Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and is the Director of Prenatal Diagnosis at Parkland Hospital, Dallas. Dr. Dashe received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MD from Yale Medical School. She completed residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital and fellowship training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She has authored more than 100 journal articles and abstracts on topics related to obstetrical ultrasound, prenatal diagnosis, and medical complications of pregnancy. She is actively involved in resident and fellow education in sonography and has led the Ultrasound Scientific Forum of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM). She has served on the Editorial Review and Publications Committees of the SMFM, has chaired the Publications Committee of the North American Fetal Therapy Network, and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. She is a fellow of the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society and an Editor of Williams Obstetrics.
Rebecca Dunsmoor-Su, MD, MSCE, is a practicing OBGYN Hospitalist at Swedish Medical Center, First Hill in Seattle, Washington. She joins the board as the representative from the Society of OBGYN Hospitalists. Her undergraduate work was completed at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, and her Medical Education and Residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to her current position she was an Assistant Professor and Resident Research Director at the University of Washington School of Medicine, where she was recognized by the residents and her patients for excellence in education. In her current position Dr Dunsmoor-Su is the consultant for the academic family practice physicians, supervises and teaches residents and fellows and is provider for all unassigned patients who present to labor and delivery. Dr Dunsmoor-Su’s research and practice interests include basic obstetric care, reducing cesarean delivery rates, chronic female pelvic pain, and bridging the gap between out of hospital birth providers and physicians.
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.
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.
Scott M. Petersen, MD, is Associate Professor in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Family Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, MD. He has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Oregon and attended medical school at USUHS. He completed residency training at Tripler Army Medical Center and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship training at Johns Hopkins. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a member of the Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), and a Regular member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM). He is currently an oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is currently the residency program director at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at the National Capital Consortium in Bethesda, MD. He is a technical advisor to the Survive and Thrive program advancing global health initiatives and education. He serves as a reviewer for peer-reviewed journals including,
Obstetrics & Gynecology,
BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
Journal of Reproductive Immunology,
Journal of Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and the
Journal of Clinical Ultrasound. His research interests include prenatal diagnosis, novel fetal therapies, medical student and resident education, and global health.
Patrick S. Ramsey, MD, MSPH, is Professor, practicing maternal-fetal medicine in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio where he serves as Director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship and Maternal Transport and Outreach Program. Dr. Ramsey received his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1987 and his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine in 1994. He completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, MN in 1998 and subsequently completed subspecialty fellowship training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he remained on faculty until 2009. He also received his Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of Alabama in 2003. Dr. Ramsey is an active member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), Infectious Disease Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology (IDSOG) and International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE). He has previously served as the Associate Member Representative on the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Executive Board. He has served two terms on the national ACOG Executive Board initially as the Chair of the ACOG Junior Fellows College Advisory Council and subsequently as Young Physician-at-Large. He is the Founder and Director of the annual ACOG Annual Clinical Meeting Medical Student Course started in 2006. He has also served ACOG as the Junior Fellow Advisor for ACOG District XI, Junior Fellow Chair for District VII, and various committees. He is currently the Vice Chair for ACOG Section 5 in District XI. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 5 book chapters, and over 130 scientific abstracts. He also served on the editorial board for sixth edition of the College's patient education resource,
Your Pregnancy and Childbirth: Month to Month published in 2015. Dr. Ramsey has led several randomized trials and his work was recognized with the Roy M. Pitkin award from
Obstetrics & Gynecology in 2006 and 2008. His research focuses on the diagnosis and management of preterm labor, preterm birth prevention and prevention of adverse neonatal outcomes.
John O. Schorge, MD, is the Chief of Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and attended medical school at Vanderbilt University. He completed OB/GYN residency at the integrated Brigham & Women's Hospital-Mass General program and gynecologic oncology fellowship at 'the Brigham'. Dr. Schorge served on the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School-Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas for eight years before returning to Mass General in 2008. He is an editor of Williams’ Gynecology, has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and is a board examiner in both obstetrics & gynecology and gynecologic oncology.
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.
Dale W. Stovall, MD, is the OB/GYN Chair and Residency Program Director at Riverside Health System. He is board certified in both Ob/Gyn (since 1993) and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI, since 1994). Dr. Stovall received his M.D. from Texas Tech University in 1985, and he completed his residency in OB/GYN at Texas Tech in 1989. Dr. Stovall completed his fellowship training at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1991. Before coming to Riverside, Dr. Stovall was a tenured Professor and the Director of the REI Division and the Assisted Reproduction Program at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 16 book chapters, over 90 abstracts presented at scientific meetings, and edited a book on Osteoporosis. He is currently the Vice Chair and Legislative Chair for the Virginia Section of ACOG. He also serves on both the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee and the Legislative Committee for ACOG’s District IV. He is a member of ACOG’s Gynecology Practice Committee. He has been the Chair of the Registry Committee for ASRM and has served as the President for ASRM’s Immunology Special Interest Group. He received ASRMs STAR award in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He has served as a mentor for many young NAMS investigators. He serves on the editorial board of three other journals. He has received the distinguished alumnus research scientist award from Texas Tech University School of Medicine, and has served on the FDA’s Reproductive Medicine advisory panel. He joined RHS as Chair and program director in August 2011.
Gretchen S. Stuart, MD, MPHTM, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of North Carolina School of Medicine, where she has been for the past 10 years. Prior to that, Dr. Stuart spent 5 years as faculty at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center-Parkland Hospital. Dr. Stuart is Director of the Division of Family Planning and the Director of the Fellowship in Family Planning at UNC. Dr. Stuart is an expert in contraception and abortion. Dr. Stuart was Director at Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina/South Atlantic for 2 years. She has conducted numerous clinical trials focused particularly on postpartum contraception and the interactions between HIV and hormonal contraception. She also has extensive experience in global women’s health, particularly in Lilongwe Malawi.
James L. Whiteside, MD, MA, is currently an associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in The University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. He also serves as the Program Director for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency. Dr. Whiteside completed undergraduate studies at The College of William and Mary in Virginia followed by a graduate degree in Botany at the University of Georgia. Following medical school at the Medical College of Georgia he completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brown University/Women and Infant’s Hospital followed by a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Whiteside also holds a Masters in Bioethics and Health Policy from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois and will complete a Masters in Health Administration at The University of Cincinnati in 2017. He has served on the American College of Obstetrician Gynecologists Committee on Ethics as well as the Committee on Gynecologic Practice Urogynecology sub-committee. He is nationally recognized for his research and has given both national and international talks on topics ranging from anatomy to ethics. He is a reviewer for multiple scientific journals and a grant reviewer for both national and international research in pelvic floor dysfunction.
Jason D. Wright, MD, is the Chief of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and Sol Goldman Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Wright is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Wright received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Missouri and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology and fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Wright’s major research interest is health outcomes and comparative effectiveness research. His work has examined the use of novel drugs and technologies for cancer patients, surgical quality, fertility preservation, and the management of complications in cancer patients. He has authored over 170 peer-reviewed manuscripts and numerous chapters, reviews and abstracts.
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 the Editorial Administrator for
Obstetrics & Gynecology. She is responsible for providing general administrative support to the editorial office, for assisting the Editor-in-Chief with the review of manuscripts, and for managing the logistics of the journal's annual Editorial Board meeting. 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.
Daniel Mosier is the Editorial Assistant for
Obstetrics & Gynecology. He is responsible for providing general administrative support to the editorial office and for assisting the Associate Editors with the review of manuscripts. Daniel has worked for the College since September 2015. He received an MPS in Publishing from The George Washington University and a BA in English and Anthropology from The College of William & Mary.