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Editor(s): Siedhoff, Matthew T.; Clark, Nisse V.

Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology: August 2020 - Volume 32 - Issue 4 - p v
doi: 10.1097/GCO.0000000000000645
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Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology was launched in 1989. It is one of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The field of obstetrics and gynecology is divided into nine sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the Journal's Section Editors for this issue.


Matthew T. Siedhoff

Matthew T. Siedhoff

Matthew T. Siedhoff completed his medical degree at Stanford University and OB/GYN residency training at New York University, USA. He then went on to complete an AAGL fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, and received a master's degree in clinical research from UNC's Gillings School of Public Health during fellowship. As faculty at UNC, he served as MIGS fellowship and division director. He joined Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, USA, at the end of 2015. The MIGS practice has rapidly grown to include three providers, and Dr Siedhoff now serves as the Vice Chair for Gynecology for the department. He performs advanced laparoscopic surgery for a range of gynecologic conditions, with special interest and expertise in large fibroids and complicated endometriosis. His research interests focus on surgical outcomes and he has published important trials on topics such as bowel preparation and opportunistic salpingectomy, as well as decision analysis research on uterine tissue extraction. He is very involved with AAGL Elevating Gynecologic Surgery, serving as course faculty in the United States and internationally. He has served as President for its fellowship board and on the editorial board for its journal, the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, as well as its video platform, SurgeryU. He is currently a site reviewer for the fellowship. He has helped organize and lead local simulation sessions on suturing, hysteroscopy, laparoscopy, and tissue extraction at Cedars-Sinai and similar work in national and international courses. He has served as the course chair for the past five years of the Fellowship in MIGS boot camp, which includes cadaveric instruction, low- and high-fidelity simulation, and simulated skills training such as managing hemorrhage and providing patients with difficult news.

Nisse V. Clark

Nisse V. Clark

Nisse V. Clark is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist. She completed her medical school at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois, USA, and her residency training at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Afterwards, she completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. During fellowship, she completed a Master of Public Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA. Currently, she directs MIGS at Massachusetts General Hospital and is a faculty member at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

She devotes most of her time to caring for women with complex gynecologic conditions, with a focus on laparoscopic procedures for fibroids and endometriosis. She is an avid clinical researcher with multiple publications evaluating outcomes of gynecologic surgery. She is also an active member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) as both a committee chair and member.

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